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March 2 was the anniversary of Dr. Seuss' 113th birthday.

Dr. Seuss gave so much to children. For decades, children have learned from and loved his wacky and inventive books, books that took learning things like numbers, colors and the alphabet to new levels of fun with their zany illustrations and fantastical rhymes.

Whenever Dr. Seuss wrote a story for which he hired someone else to draw the pictures, he called himself Theo LeSieg - Geisel (Dr. Seuss' real name) spelled backwards.

Many feel this wonderful and inventive man was ahead of his time.

Read the biography, “Dr. Seuss and Mr. Geisel” to find out more about this fascinating man or any one of the following Dr. Seuss books available at the Osage Library and you may think so, too. “Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?” “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut,” “The Cat in the Hat,” “The Cat in the Hat Comes Back,” “The Foot Book,” “Green Eggs and Ham.” “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish,” “Oh Say Can You Say?” “I'm Not Going To Get Up Today,” “Fox In Sox,” “A Great Day For Up,” “If I Ran the Zoo,” “Hop On Pop,” “Scrambled Eggs Super!” “If I Ran the Circus,” “Oh, The Places You'll Go!” “Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories,” “Horton Hatches the Egg,” “Horton Hears a Who,” “The Butter Battle Book,” and “Hooray for Diffendoofer Day.

Plus these DVDs: “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “Horton Hears A Who,” “Green Eggs and Ham,” “The Cat in the Hat,” and “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax.”

We have recently added several new books to the collection, including:

“Any Dream Will Do” by D. Macomber…..novel about a woman forced to start her life anew, embarking on the most courageous journey of all to a place where she learns what love and trust really mean. Also in large print and audiobook.

“Charlatans” by R. Cook…..when several anesthesia-related deaths occur at a Boston hospital, surgical resident, Noah Rothauser is forced to decide which doctor is at fault and who he can believe.

“Exposed” by L. Scottoline…..Mary DiNunzio is happy to help when her pal Simon Pensiera needs a lawyer when he is wrongly fired by his employer.

“Map of the Heart” by S. Wiggs… and family, war and secrets, a story that spans oceans and decades, from the present-day Delaware shore to the battlefields of World War II France.

The Saboteur” by A. Gross…..Kurt Nordstrum must weigh duty against his heart in order to single-handedly end the one threat that could alter the course of World War II.

“Seeing Red” by S. Brown…..TV journalist, Kerra Bailey joins forces with ATF agent John Trapper to expose a conspiracy that wants a national hero dead. Also in large print and audiobook.

“Sulfur Springs” by W. K. Krueger…..Cork O’Connor and his new wife, Rainy Bisonette journey far from their beloved Minnesota lake country to the Arizona desert to search for Rainey’s son who seems to have disappeared.

“Y is for Yesterday” by S. Grafton…..ten years after a brutal sexual assault case, Kinsey Milhone is investigating a ransom demand when a tape of the crime surfaces.

“Almost Sisters” by J. Jackson…..a novel of the South that confronts the truth about family, race and the distinctions between perception and reality; about the stories we tell ourselves about our origins and who we really are.

“Collared” by D. Rosenfelt…..the dog abandoned at the dog-rescue organization run by lawyer Andy Carpenter turns out to be a clue to a two-year-old kidnapping case.

“Before We Were Yours” by L. Wingate…..inspired by a true story, two families, generations apart, are forever changed by a heartbreaking injustice. A favorite of many book groups.

“Every Last Lie” by M. Kubica… exhilarating thriller of a widow’s pursuit of the truth into the car crash that killed her husband but left her four-year-old daughter unharmed. The truth leads Clara Solberg to the darkest corners of the psyche.

“The Marsh King’s Daughter” by K. Dionne… this psychological thriller, a woman must hunt down the dangerous man who shaped her past and now threatens to steal her future: her father.

“UNSUB” by M. Gardiner…..a novel, inspired by the never-caught Zodiac killer, about a young detective determined to apprehend the serial murderer who destroyed her family and terrorized a city twenty years earlier. Also on audiobook.

“Final Girls” by R. Sager…..ten years ago, Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror-movie massacre. In that instant, she became a member of a group of similar survivors known in the press as the Final Girls.

“The Secrets She Keeps” by M. Robotham…..Meghan doesn’t know Agatha but Agatha knows Meghan. Soon the lives of these two women will become dangerously entangled, until their secrets are exposed by one shocking act that cannot be undone.

“Blame” by J. Abbott…..sometimes the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never really knew at all.

“The Captain’s Daughter” by M. Moore…..a woman returns to her hometown in coastal Maine and finds herself pondering the age-old question of what could have been.

“Camino Island” by J. Grisham…..Bruce Cable owns a bookstore in the resort town of Santa Rosa on Camino Island in Florida. He makes his real money as a prominent dealer in rare books and he occasionally dabbles in the black market of stolen manuscripts. Also in large print and on audiobook.

“Murder Games” by J. Patterson…..Dr. Dylan Reinhart wrote the book on criminal behavior. Now the life Dr. Reinhart saves may be his own.

“The Silent Corner” by D. Koontz…..Jane Hawk investigates why people of talent and accomplishment, people admired and happy and sound of mind, have been committing suicide in a surprising number.

“Stars Over Clear Lake” by L. Ellsworth…..takes the reader to the Surf Ballroom of Clear Lake, Iowa where musical acts become legends and where a decisive moment becomes one woman’s darkest secret.

The Osage Public Library is open Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. You may contact us by phone (732-3323) or by email Visit our website at for the latest news and events or like us on Facebook under Osage Library.


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