Jan 282015


Humanities Nebraska speaker to appear: Charlotte Endorf will present a 30 minute program on The Life and Legacy of Annie Oakley on February 23, 2015 at 12:00pm at the Loup City Public Library. This presentation is made possible by Humanities Nebraska, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and the Loup City Public Library as part of the HN Speakers Bureau.

She was described as the “greatest woman rifle shot.” A star attraction of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, Oakley thrilled audiences around the world with her daring shooting feats. A champion in a man’s sport, she changed ideas about the abilities of women in the 19th century, yet she opposed female suffrage. Her fame and fortune came from her skill with guns, yet she was a Quaker. Endorf’s presentation guides the audience through these dichotomies and dispels myth to reveal the real Annie Oakley. The program will be followed by a question-and-answer period. Charlotte Endorf has coauthored the following books: “After the Rain Oh the Beautiful Rainbow”, “By Train They Came: Fragile Excess Baggage”, “Bless Your Hearts: The North Platte Canteen”, and “Unsung Neighbors”, to name a few. Bring a “brown bag lunch” and enjoy this opportunity!


Jan 222015

Accused (Rosato/Dinunzio) by Lisa Scottoline

Blood Personal by Frank Strunk

Cover Your Eyes by Mary Burton

Echo Lake by Carla Neggars

Ember Island by Kimberley Freeman

Field of Prey by John Sandford

Harbor Island by Carla Neggars

Hope to Die by James Patterson

Ice Man Cometh by C. T. Wente

Junkyard Dogs by Craig Johnson

Lighthouse Bay by Kimberley Freeman

Mail Order Bride (Silver Springs Settlers #3 –large print) by Gina Marie Coon

Mean Streak by Sandra Brown

Midnight Fear by Leslie Tentler

Murder List by Julie Garwood

Never Knowing by chevy Stevens

Night of the White Buffalo by Margaret Coel

The Dark Horse by Craig Johnson

The Execution by Dick Wolf

The First Wife by Erica Spindler

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Homesman by Glendon Swarthout

The Kingmaker’s Daughter by Philippa Gregory

The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley

Jan 222015

East of the Mountains by David Guterson

“By the Light of the Moon” by Dean Koontz

“Eyes Wide Open” by Andrew Gross

“The Sign” by Raymond Khoury

“Claim of Innocence” by Laura Caldwell

“Lost Souls” by Dean Koontz

“Another Man’s Moccasins” by Craig Johnson

“Lydia’s Charm” by Wanda Brunstetter

“The Arctic Brotherhood” by Ashley Bowman

“Homeland” by Barbara Kingsolver


Jan 202015

Do you enjoy books by Dean Koontz? Check out his Frankenstein series:
1. Prodigal Son
2. City of Night
3. Dead and Alive
4. Lost Souls
5. The Dead Town
All are available for check out from the Loup City Library.

Jan 162015
Top 10 Print Bestsellers, 2014

Rank Title Author Imprint Total units

1 The Fault in Our Stars (trade paper) John Green Penguin/Speak 1,813,574 (we have 2 copies)
2 The Long Haul Jeff Kinney Abrams/Amulet 1,560,410 (2copies)
3 Divergent Veronica Roth HarperCollins/Tegen 1,426,292 (3 copies)
4 Insurgent Veronica Roth HarperCollins/Tegen 1,310,210 (we have a copy)
5 Killing Patton O’Reilly/Dugard Holt 1,190,152 (we have a copy)
6 Allegiant Veronica Roth HarperCollins/Tegen 1,146,369 (we have a copy)
7 Gone Girl Gillian Flynn Broadway 962,797 (we have a copy)
8 The Fault in Our Stars (movie tie-in) John Green Penguin/Speak 923,182
9 The Fault in Our Stars (hardcover) John Green Dutton 769,065
10 Frozen Victoria Saxon Random/Disney 784,691 (dvd only)

Source: Nielsen Bookscan

Jan 152015

Alex Berenson’s :  The Night Ranger, The Shadow Patrol, and The Secret Soldier

Sophie Kinsella’s:  Mini Shopaholic and Can You Keep a Secret

Lisa Kleypas’:  Suddenly You and Stranger in My Arms

Christy Reece’s:  No Chance, Last Chance, and Sweet Justice

Laura Caldwell’s:  Look closely, The Rome Affair, and The Good Liar

Gayle Wilson’s:  The Inquisitor, Bogeyman, and Suicide Club.

Linda Castillo’s:  Overkill and Depth Perception

John Lescroat’s:  The Mercy Rule and Nothing but the Truth

Craig Johnson’s:  Kindness Goes Unpunished

Erica Spindler’s: Cause for Alarm

Charles Martin’s: Unwritten

David Baldacci’s:  The Escape

Preston and Child’s:  Blue Labyrinth

Beverly Lewis’:  The River