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 […]

The Witness for the Dead by Katherine Addison

When the young half-goblin emperor Maia sought to learn who had killed his father and half-brothers, he turned to an obscure resident of his Court, a Prelate of Ulis and a Witness for the Dead. Thara Celehar found the truth, though it did him no good to discover it. Now Celehar lives in the city […]

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

358 pages/540 minutes Orphaned by the Border Wars, Alina Starkov is taken from obscurity and her only friend, Mal, to become the protegé of the mysterious Darkling, who trains her to join the magical elite in the belief that she is the Sun Summoner, who can destroy the monsters of the Fold. Let’s face it, […]

Winter Watercolor Program – Warrensburg Branch

Registration required – Join us for a Winter Watercolor Scene program. We will focus on watercolors with a winter color palette and explore themes including winter abstracts and landscapes. Basic watercolor and fun techniques will be covered, including watercolor resist snowflakes, salt, and spray snow. When: Thursday, January 13 from 2:00-4:00 pm Where: Trails Regional Library Warrensburg Meeting Room

COVID Level to Increase December 27

Beginning Monday, December 27, all branches of Trails Regional Library will move into COVID Level Three: Open With Restrictions. Branches will continue to be open with full service, 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 […]

COVID Level to Increase December 13

Beginning Monday, December 13, all branches of Trails Regional Library will move into COVID Level Two. Branches will continue to be open with full service, full staff, and regular hours.  The COVID Level Plan was approved in August 2021 by the Trails Regional Library Board of Trustees. Due to increased cases in Johnson and Lafayette […]