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With the Fifty Shades of Grey movie set to be released on February 13, you may be thinking of the books, wondering about similar titles. You could reread the books for the 10th time in preparation for the movie, or you can check out these similar series that are sure to prepare you for the movie release. [...]

Did you know that the Adult Winter Reading Program is in full swing at the Willmar Public Library? From now until March 13, read books, receive a mug/tote bag, and be entered to win prizes! Our Grand Prize this year, courtesy of the Friends of the Willmar Public Library, is a Kindle Fire! Pick up [...]

Ghettoside by Jill Leovy             Jill Leovy, a journalist for the L.A. Times, presents the story of the quintessential American murder and a crew of investigators working to pursue justice. It provides a fast-paced narrative of a look inside our criminal justice system, using one murder to explore why murder [...]

The 2015 Edgar Award Nominees were announced recently, and there are some good ones up for the award. The awards, put on by the Mystery Writers of America, honor the best in mystery, both fiction and non-fiction, in a number of categories. Below are the nominees. If you are ever wondering what next great mystery [...]

The highly anticipated release of The Girl on the Train occurred earlier this month, and library hold lists are long. Touted as this year’s Gone Girl, the book follows Rachel, a thirty-something who creates a fantasy about the seemingly perfect couple she sees during her daily train ride. When the woman goes missing, Rachel inserts herself into [...]

Audiobooks – most people either love them or hate them. For those that enjoy them, they believe the reader brings the story to life, captivating the reader/listener. Audiobooks are wonderful for getting some “reading” in while you are in the car or at the gym. I usually have a book or two going that I’m [...]

This is a big week for new books, as publishers look to start the new year off with a bang. Check out these 10 new titles, where there is sure to be something for every reader. Leaving Before the Rains Come by Alexandra Fuller               In this memoir, Fuller [...]

Did you know that our library has Book Club Kits available for checkout? Book Club Kits contain multiple copies of the book as well as a user guide to help aid in discussion. Book Club Kits are a great way to get multiple copies of the book for every book club member at one time. [...]

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins             Rachel takes the same train every day and knows the route by heart. One day, she sees something so shocking, she tells the police and suddenly becomes mixed in with everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Fans of [...]

NPR’s hit podcast Serial, a story told week by week about a murder case, is over and the second season won’t start for a while. Are you missing your weekly dose of true crime action? Look no further! There are plenty of true crime books to help you get your crime fix until the second [...]