Patron Page Turners

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Patron Page Turners is a new way for us to build a stronger sense of community between our patrons who are spread throughout North Carolina, and the library. With Patron Page Turners, our patrons (and staff) can share their thoughts and feelings about different books they read and perhaps make recommendations of what books to read next.

Latest Review

Latest Review

Bob the street cat high-fives his official biographer James Bowen on the publication of their new book.

A Street Cat Named Bob and How He Saved My Life by James Bowen

Much has been written about the relationship between humans and animals. Therapy dogs go to nursing homes, and dogs help people who are blind or have other disabilities. Dogs sniff out drugs and help find lost people for law enforcement. They ease life for returning veterans suffering PTSD. Some research has even shown that petting an animal can lower blood pressure. But what can a CAT do?

It seemed that the cat Bob’s fur wasn’t quite right the night James Bowen found him on the doorstep of one of the apartments in his building. But then James wasn’t quite right either. He was living in supported housing and visiting the pharmacist each day for his fix of methadone. He worked as a musician in the streets of London, living on money people threw into his guitar case. But Bob changed all of that in ways James never could have imagined.

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