Halloween Book Treats For Adults And Kids At The Library!

New fiction book titles for adults:

Colleen Coble- “Anathema”

Colleen Coble- “Fire Dancer”

Jason Wright- Christmas Jars Reunion”

Jason Wright- “The Wedding Letters”

Maria Semple- “Where’d You Go, Bernadette”

Lois Lowry- “Son”- the thrilling conclusion to “The Giver”

Jean Hanff Korelitz- “You Should Have Known”

Jason Wright- “Recovering Charles”

Jason Wright- “The 13th Day of Christmas”


New chapter books for 3rd & 4th graders:

Lois Lowry- “All About Sam”

Candy Dawson Boyd- “Circle Of Gold”


The library also has lots of Halloween picture books and easy chapter books for kids to check out!




Recently donated fiction books for adults include:

Marie Bostwick- “A Thread Of Truth”

J. D. Robb- “Born In Death”

Nelson DeMille- “Wild Fire”

Iris Johansen- “Eve”

Robin Cook- “Vital Signs”

Robin Cook- “Seizure”

Robert B. Parker- “Chance”

Luann Rice- “Dance With Me”

Diana Palmer- “Protector”

Janet Evanovich- “Full House”

Maeve Binchy- “Nights Of Rain And Stars”


The library has also recently received, large print books for patrons to check out.

Charles Martin- “Thunder And Rain”

Donna VanLiere- “The Christmas Note”

Beth Hoffman- “Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

Robert Crais- “The Sentry”

Dick Francis- “Crossfire”

Jeanne Ray- “Calling Invisible Women”

Mary Alice Monroe- “Beach House Memories”

Richard Paul Evans- “Lost December”

Donna VanLiere- “The Good Dream”

Patricia MacDonald- “Cast Into Doubt”


Stop by and check out all of the large print books the library has to offer!!


October’s Book Club Selection is a mystery thriller entitled “The Brethren” by John Grisham. “The Brethren” focuses on a little clan of judges that are inmates in a low security prison. This clan of judges sets up a get rich quick scheme that will guarantee they are “set for life” after serving their time in jail. Their perfect extortion plot fails, when the clan of judges makes a mistake with one of their victims.   Check out this book to find out what happens next.   If you like Grisham, you’ll love “The Brethren”.





Ready To Join The Discussion? Then come to the Spalding Public Library’s Book Club meeting on Monday, October 6th at 5:00 p.m. in the library’s meeting room. The book club will be discussing September’s selected book entitled, “The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks” written by author Rebecca Skloot. This remarkable story of how the cervical cells of the late Henrietta Lacks, a poor black woman, enabled further discoveries from the polio vaccine to in vitro fertilization is extraordinary in itself; the added portrayal of Lacks’s full life makes the story come alive with her humanity and the apparent relationship between race, science, and exploitation. Rebecca      Skloot is an award-winning science writer, with a B.S. in biological sciences and an MFA in creative writing. She first heard about Henrietta Lacks and HeLa in a community college biology class when she was 16. As she continued her studies she became fixated on the idea of telling Henrietta’s. She spent over a decade researching and writing this story, which has been translated into over 25 languages and is now being made into an HBO movie.   

Please join us as we discuss this richly textured story of the hidden costs of scientific progress.


The latest book written by Janet Evanovich, entitled, “Top Secret Twenty-One” is now at the library and available for check out. In the author’s latest novel, her main character, Stephanie Plum, continues the seesaw decision about Ranger (stud supreme) and Morelli (cop stud supreme) in this fun read. Car fires and apartment fires are nothing new for Stephanie but add in dogs and a very short Randy Biggs as apartment guests; we can say the story is full of interesting characters. As an extra bonus, Grandma Mazur has a bucket list she is determined to complete! Janet Evanovich delivers another hilarious entry in her Stephanie Plum series with “Top Secret Twenty-One.” The library has all of Janet Evanovich’s books starting with 1- “One For The Money” through 20- “Takedown Twenty” in this book series, as well as other books the author has written. There are 54 of Janet Evanovich’s books available online through our library’s website for download as an e-book or audio book. Visit the Spalding Public Library and get your Free library card number and PIN to download FREE e-books and audio books to your Kindles, Ipads, phones, and other digital reading devices, including computers, directly from the library’s website http://libraries.ne.gov/spalding.

library photo

The Spalding Public Library recently had a facelift!  Volunteers scraped, primed and painted around the library’s windows, door and bench.  Those who volunteered their time for this painting project were Gina Molczyk, Elva Mahony, and Deb Pritchard.

In 1951 a poor young black woman, Henrietta Lacks, was diagnosed with cervical cancer at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Cells taken from her during that exam were used –without her knowledge – to develop the first immortal cell line. The cells, called HeLa, became one of the most important tools in medical research, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more, but Henrietta Lacks, the person who was the source of these cells, was virtually unknown, and her family was never informed about what had been achieved using her cells. Although their mother’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions the Lacks family have received nothing from those cell lines, and cannot even afford health insurance today. This book tells the stories of the cells called HeLa and of Henrietta Lacks and her descendants, especially her daughter, Deborah, who was consumed with questions about the mother she never knew. At the same time it traces the history of cell research and examines the ethical and legal issues raised by this research. “The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks” many awards include: the National Academies Best Book of the Year Award, the Salon Book Award, and 100 New York Times Notable Books Of The Year. The paperback edition had spent 75 weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers list.


Stop by the library and check out this book people in Spalding are reading this month!

Spalding Public Library’s Book Club will meet on Thursday, September 11th at 5:00p.m. in the library’s meeting room to discuss August’ selected book entitled “Crow Lake” a novel written by Mary Lawson. The story centers on an isolated rural community where time has stood still. The reader dives in and out of a year’s worth of Kate’s childhood memories–when she was 7 and her parents were killed in an automobile accident that left Kate, her younger sister Bo, and two older brothers, Matt and Luke, orphaned. The author, Mary Lawson, was born and brought up in a small farming community in Ontario. She is the author of two other novels, “The Road Ends” and “The Other Side of the Bridge”, both international bestsellers. Crow Lake was a New York Times bestseller and was chosen as a Book of the Year by The New York Times and The Washington Post, among others. Everyone is welcome to attend this sure to be lively discussion group!!


Stop by the library and check out these new books recently donated to the library!!


Adult non-fiction:

  • Sam Wyly- “1,000 Dollars And An Idea: Entrepreneur To Billionaire”

Adult fiction:

  • Linda Lael Miller- “Bridget”
  • Louise Doughty- “Apple Tree Yard”
  • Frank Cottrell Boyce- “Millions”
  • Bodie & Brock Thoene- “Only The River Runs Free”
  • Bodie & Brock Thoene- “All Rivers To The Sea”
  • Bodie & Brock Thoene- “Of Men & Of Angels”
  • Bodie & Brock Thoene- “Ashes Of Remembrance”


Great authors – great books!!





The Spalding Public Library will be closed on Monday, September 1st in observance of Labor Day.

The library will be open on Tuesday, September 2nd

with its usual hours of:

10:00a.m. -12:00p.m. & 4:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.

Stop by and check us out!




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