Hell of a Book by Jason Mott

319 pages/9 hours 40 minutes  In Jason Mott’s Hell of a Book, a Black  author sets out on a cross-country publicity tour to promote his bestselling novel. That storyline drives Hell of a Book and is the scaffolding of something much larger and urgent: since Mott’s novel also tells the story of Soot, a young Black […]

House of Correction

516 pages / 11h 19m When a body is discovered in Okeham, England, Tabitha is shocked to find herself in handcuffs. But as dark memories come to light, she begins to question if she knows who she really is. House of Correction will keep you guessing.  Tabitha is a complex character who doesn’t conform to […]

KMOS PBS KIDS Writers Contest

Children in central Missouri from kindergarten through 3rd grade are invited to write and illustrate their own stories and submit them to KMOS! Entry Form and Contest Rules KMOS PBS KIDS Writers Contest Entry Form (PDF) KMOS PBS KIDS Writers Contest Rules (PDF) Important Dates Submissions must be received no later than March 31, 2022. […]

Valentine Card Making – Warrensburg Branch

Adult, Registration required – The Warrensburg Branch will be hosting a Valentine’s Day Card Making program for adults. We will have all our scrapbook supplies, cuttlebug, rubber stamps, and art supplies on hand to help you custom-build your best Valentine’s Day Card yet! When: Wednesday, February 9 from 2:00-4:00 pm Where: Trails Regional Library Warrensburg […]

Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

626 pages/ 15 hours Thirteen-year-old Anna, an orphan, lives inside the formidable walls of Constantinople in a house of women who make their living embroidering the robes of priests. Restless, insatiably curious, Anna learns to read, and in this ancient city, famous for its libraries, she finds a book, the story of Aethon, who longs […]

COVID Level to Increase January 18

Beginning Tuesday, January 18, all branches of Trails Regional Library will move into COVID Level Four: Limited Public Access. Branches will continue to be open with full services, full staff, and regular hours.  The COVID Level Plan was approved in August 2021 by the Trails Regional Library Board of Trustees. Due to continued increased cases […]

A Carnival of Snackery by David Sedaris

566 pages/17 hours There’s no right way to keep a diary, but if there’s an entertaining way, David Sedaris seems to have mastered it. If it’s navel-gazing you’re after, you’ve come to the wrong place; ditto treacly self-examination. Rather, his observation turns outward: a fight between two men on a bus, a fight between two […]

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katharine Arden

322 pages At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn’t mind–she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse’s fairy tales. Above all, she loves the chilling story of […]