They Played Football In Peoria – Book

by John McKenzie A History of the Mid State Football Conference (1958-1962) After a long run of over a half a century, the Mid State conference has gone the way of the Edsel car. This book is written to remember and keep alive some of the legends, rivalries and stories from years gone by. Once there…

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Tiny Americans – A Novel – Book

by Devin Murphy Devin Murphy is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Bradley University. From the National Bestselling author of The Boat Runner comes a poignant, luminous novel that follows one family over decades and across the world perfect for fans of the film Boyhood. Composed of a series of touchstone moments, Tiny Americans is a thrilling and…

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Haunted Bloomington-Normal Illinois – Book

by Deborah Carr Senger From the clamor of bygone parades to the phantom scent of burned rubber on Route 66, ghoulish and supernatural visions flourish in Bloomington-Normal.        

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R.F.D. 3 Pocket Book Collection

by Bill Knight COLLETOR’S ITEM FROM THE 1990s Stories for newspapers and magazine, plus scripts for radio and pilot manuscripts for local television, Bill Knight takes readers into the past and past familiar routes to the less-traveled countryside and to forgotten neighborhoods.        

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Rick Johnson Reader – Book

edited by Bill Knight TIN CANS, SQUEEMS AND THUDPIES In the first collection of rock critic Rick Johnson’s writing, the late writer is gadfly, smart-aleck and court jester, praising or blasting subjects from the Rolling Stones to the Raspberries, from Heavy Metal to Punk Rock, from Pac-Man to Chicago baseball.      

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Fractured Souls – Book

by Sylvia Shults More Hauntings At The Peoria State Hospital Sylvia Shults returns to the hilltop, weaving history and paranormal investigation together to continue the story of the institution.    

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Can’t we talk about something more PLEASANT? – Book

by Roz Chast Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant is the 2019 Peoria Reads selection. Peoria Reads! is a project instituted and led by Common Place and the Peoria Public Library. You can find more information at http://www.peoriareads.com. #1 New York Times Bestseller NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST In her first memoir, New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast brings…

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The Kings of the Rings – Book

by Scott Rice McBride The Kings of the Rings: Stories from the VFW National Marble Tournaments 1947-1962 In the United States, marbles were impacted by the Industrial Revolution. As families moved from farms to cities, the children took their marbles with them. Children of factory workers and factory owners could be found in the same…

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Happiness Calling – Book

by Victoria Mitchell RN, LCSW Happiness Calling: A Practical Guide for Saying Yes to Life’s Joy Do you struggle with worry, or often feel sad or anxious? Is it hard to sustain relationships? Are you a procrastinator, with a drawer full of unused exercise clothes, or a garage overflowing with unfinished projects? Are you unhappy…

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Lead with Literacy – Book

by Mandy Ellis Lead with Literacy: A Pirate Leader’s Guide to Developing a Culture of Readers Readers are leaders. Leaders are readers. Literacy impacts every aspect of life – from schoolwork and test scores to the way we relate to others and to the career paths we and our students pursue. But learning to read…

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