Join us for a lively discussion on Monday, Oct. 5th at 5p.m. as we discuss Beth Hoffman’s debut’ novel, “Saving CeeCee Honeycutt”. In this book, the character CeeCee, tries to escape from the harsh reality of her life by turning to books. When did your own love of reading develop? Did a particular person or event inspire it? What were some books you loved as a child? We have a great time answering these kinds of questions about the book and also have enjoyable conversations on any stray topic!! All are welcome to come to our monthly library book club discussions. We need more adults to join our group!! We hope to see you Monday night at the library!
Spalding Public Library has added author Sue Grafton’s latest novel entitled “X” to its adult fiction collection. “X” is the twenty-fourth novel in Sue Grafton‘s “Alphabet” series of mystery novels and features Kinsey Millhone, a private eye based in the fictional city of Santa Teresa, California. The novel, set in the late 1980s, finds Kinsey pursuing a sociopath serial killer who leaves no trace of his crimes. The test is whether Kinsey can prove her case against him, before she becomes his next victim!
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These non-fiction western books are on loan to our library for the next 3 months:
‘The Last Gunfight: The Real Story Of The Shootout at the O.K. Corral-And How It Changed The American West” by Jeff Guinn
A New York Times bestseller, Jeff Guinn’s definitive, myth-busting account of the most famous gunfight in American history reveals who Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the Clantons and McLaurys really were and what the shootout was all about.
“Life Of Tom Horn” by Tom Horn
Tom Horn was one of the Wild West’s most famous men. He served as a lawman, a detective, outlaw, and assassin, and he was controversially hanged in 1903 for a murder he may not have committed. This is the story of his life, written in his own words.
“A Texas Ranger” by N.A. Jennings
Eighteen-year-old Napoleon Augustus Jennings came to Rexas in 1874 and joined a special force of Texas ranger charged with border patrol under the command of L.H. McNelly. At this time the South Texas region was home to hundreds of outlaws and riffraff, and some three thousand Mexican guerrillas under Juan Cortina and others were raiding settlers on both sides of the Rio Grande. McNelly’s Rangers stormed into this lawless area for two reasons, according to Jennings: “Two have fun, and to carry out a set policy of terrorizing the Mexicans at every opportunity,” which would gain them the reputation as “fire-eating, quarrelsome daredevils” and make their job of subduing the guerrillas an easier prospect.
Stop by the library and check out these great western books!!
Stop by the library and check out new books from these favorite authors:
Mary Higgins Clark
Twelve-year-old CeeCee Honeycutt is in trouble. For years, she has been the caretaker of her psychotic mother, Camille-the tiara-toting, lipstick-smeared laughingstock of an entire town-a woman trapped in her long-ago moment of glory as the 1951 Vidalia Onion Queen. But when Camille is hit by a truck and killed, CeeCee is left to fend for herself. To the rescue comes her previously unknown great-aunt, Tootie Caldwell. In her vintage Packard convertible, Tootie whisks CeeCee away to Savannah’s perfumed world of prosperity and Southern eccentricity, a world that seems to be run entirely by women. From the exotic Miz Thelma Rae Goodpepper, who bathes in her backyard bathtub and uses garden slugs as her secret weapons, to Tootie’s all-knowing housekeeper, Oletta Jones, to Violene Hobbs, who entertains a local police officer in her canary-yellow peignoir, the women of Gaston Street keep CeeCee entertained and enthralled for an entire summer.
Laugh-out-loud funny and deeply touching, Beth Hoffman’s sparkling debut is, as Kristin Hannah says, “packed full of Southern charm, strong women, wacky humor, and good old-fashioned heart.” It is a novel that explores the indomitable strengths of female friendship and gives us the story of a young girl who loses one mother and finds many others. (From the publisher.)
Stop by the library and get your copy of this month’s book!!
Don’t forget to return those library books you checked out this summer!! Parents please check to see if you might have any library books lying around your house that belong to the Spalding Public Library. Just drop them in the green box in front of the library or bring them to the library on Mondays and Thursdays. We just want to let other kids enjoy these books too!
Spalding Public Library’s book club members are reading a mystery novel by Lisa Scottoline this month. Judgement day will come…. It’s just a matter of time. Mary DiNunzio has been slaving away for the past eight years trying to make partner in her cutthroat Philadelphia law firm. She’s too busy to worry about the crank phone calls that she’s been getting—until they fall into a sinister pattern. Mary can’t shake the sensation that someone is watching her. Following her every move. Then the shadowboxing turns deadly, and she has to fight for something a lot more important than a partnership—her life. Lisa Scottoline is the New York Times bestselling author of seventeen novels and also writes a weekly column, called Chick Wit, for The Philadelphia Inquirer. Lisa has won many honors and awards, notably the Edgar Award, given for excellence in crime fiction, and the Fun Fearless Female Award from Cosmopolitan Magazine. Stop by the library to get your copy soon!!
Are you looking at taking college classes in the near or distance future? Do you want to learn about what a college degree can do for you? Well Spalding will again have a Central Community College Learning Center. The Center will be located in the Spalding Library. An Open House will be held at the Center on Thursday, August 13, from 6:30 – 7:00 pm. All are welcome to attend.
Deb Pritchard, Spalding Library Director, has said that the library is equipped with two computers and has wireless capabilities for your personal computer as well. Central Community College offers distance online classes as well as packet classes that can be proctored by the Learning Center Manager, Joan McManaman. Joan will be at the Open House to help you and answer your questions.
Fall Semester classes begin August 17th and registration can be taken care of at the Center. So stop in and learn about the opportunities that Central Community College can offer you.
Here are just some of the new audiobooks Spalding Library has borrowed from the Central Plains Library System:
Veronica Roth- “Divergent”
M.C.Beaton- “The Blood Of An Englishman”
Michael Connelly- “City Of Bones”
Yann Martel- “Life Of Pi”
A.B. Guthrie, Jr.- “The Way West”
Robert B. Parker- “Bull River”
Nora Roberts- “Lessons Learned”
Mary Higgins Clark- “Daddy’s Gone A Hunting”
Janet Evanovich- “Wicked Appetite”
Harlan Coben- “The Final Detail”
Kristin Hannah- “The Nightingale”
Markus Zusak- “The Book Thief”
Louis L’Amour- “Jubal Sackett”
Michael Connelly- “The Overlook”
Kirby Larson- “Hattie Big Sky”
Jeanette Walls- “Half Broke Horses”
Jeanette Walls- “The Silver Star”
Listen to these bestsellers while you travel this summer!!