A warm and funny story entitled, “Beasties” is written by Pat Hall and illustrated by Pat’s daughter Emmeline Hall Forrestal. Hall and Forrestal are also the author and illustrator of the award-winning “Ida May’s Borrowed Trouble,” a picture book also available for check out at the library.

 “Beasties” is the story of a child who learns to handle the scary “beasties” in the closet and under the bed by making them count things. The core message of the book is that by extending a kindness one often finds that “a beastie might turn out to be a friend you haven’t met.” Included in the book is a recipe for Beastly-Good Cookies.  This playful story will win the hearts of all—human and beastie!!

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Stop by the library and check out these books that have recently been added to the library’s adult fiction collection.

Harlan Coben Books:

  • “Gone For Good”
  • “The Stranger”
  • “Fade Away”


Greg Iles Books:

  • “Third Degree”
  • “The Bone Tree”

Jeffery Deaver Books:

  • “The October List”
  • “Edge”

Plus Books From These Great Authors:

Barbara Taylor Bradford- “The Cavendon Women”

James Patterson- “14th Deadly Sin”

David Baldacci- “Memory Man”

Mary Balogh- “A Matter Of Class”

Jeannette Walls- “Half Broke Horses”

Debbie Macomber- “Last One Home”

John Sandford- “Gathering Prey”

Nelson DeMille- “The Quest”

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New Audio Books on Cds by Nicholas Sparks include:

“The Best Of Me “

“The Longest Ride”

“A Walk To Remember”


New Audio Books By John Grisham include:

“The Confession”

“Gray Mountain”


And Mark Zusak’s novel “The Book Thief”


We have great movies on DVD to check out including Walt Disney DVDs for all ages that have been recently donated to the library.


Stop by and check us out!!

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“One Book One Nebraska: Death Zones & Darling Spies” is Spalding Library’s  book club’s choice for the month of November.

In this book, Beverly Deepe Keever describes what it was like for a farm girl from Nebraska to find herself halfway around the world as a war correspondent in Vietnam, trying to make sense of one of the nation’s bloodiest and bitterest wars. She arrived in Saigon in 1961 as Vietnam’s war entered a new phase and American helicopter units and provincial advisers were unpacking.

Keever’s trove of tissue-thin memos to editors, along with published and unpublished dispatches for New York and London media, provide the reader with you-are-there descriptions of Buddhist demonstrations and turning-point coups as well as phony ones. Two Vietnamese interpreters, self-described as “darling spies,” helped her decode Vietnam’s shadow world and subterranean war.

Stop by the library and pick up your copy of this book!!

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 America’s #1 radio talk-show host and multi-million-copy #1 New York Times bestselling author presents books for young readers with a history teacher who travels back in time to have adventures with exceptional Americans.

Rush Limbaugh wrote “Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims”, the first in his children’s adventure series, to make American history fun!  The book begins aboard the Mayflower and follows the Pilgrims through their first winter in the New World. American history teacher Rush Revere time-travels with two young students to see American history first-hand.  Always riding along with him is his trusty talking horse Liberty, who is hungry for knowledge –and food!  Come along with the time-traveling adventure crew as they build forts, sword fight, explore, speak with exceptional people like Squanto and William Bradford, and witness the first Thanksgiving.  There is so much to learn!  Join Rush Revere on the first adventure!  “Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims” also includes beautiful full color illustrations and original documents from the period. (from rushrevere.com)

“Rush Revere and First Patriots”, the second in Rush Limbaugh’s children’s adventure series takes us to the time right before the start of the American Revolution. History teacher Rush Revere and talking horse Liberty take along the time-traveling crew to meet exceptional Americans including Samuel Adams and Patrick Henry.  Rush Revere even takes on King George III of Great Britain in London!  Middle School students Tommy, Freedom, and Cam team up to make sure snobby Elizabeth does not change history!  Adults may be surprised to learn little things about American history they missed in school.  Children will learn while laughing with snarky horse Liberty.  The pages are filled with illustrations and documents that bring history to life.  See the spark that lit the fuse of the American Revolution in Rush Revere and the First Patriots! (from rushrevere.com)

Rush makes learning history fun. Both parent and child will enjoy these books.  Stop by the library and check out these books!!

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Stop by the library and check out these “like new” books that have been added to its fiction and non-fiction collections!! Most of these bestselling book authors are new to our library!

Adult Fiction Books:

Brad Meltzer-“The First Counsel”

Ridley Pearson- “Killer Weekend”

William Bernhardt- “Criminal Intent”

Vince Flynn- “Extreme Measures”

David Ebershoff- “Pasadena”

Sharon Oard Warner- “Deep In The Heart”

Grant Sutherland- “Diplomatic Immunity”

Richard North Patterson- “Protect And Defend”

Richard North Patterson- “No Safe Place”

Stephen L. Carter- “The Emperor Of Ocean “

Perri O’Shaughnessy- “Writ Of Execution”

Anita Shreve- “Testimony”

Elizabeth George- “A Traitor To Memory”

F. Freedman- “Key Witness”

Tom Clancy- “Rainbow Six”

Nevada Barr- “Blood Lure”

Steve Alten- “The Shell Game”


Adult Non-Fiction Books:

Brian Lamb- “Booknotes On American Character: People, Politics And Conflict In American History”

Tim Lahaye- “Jesus: Why The World Is Still Fascinated By Him”

Florence Henderson- “Life Is Not A Stage: From Broadway Baby To A Lovely Lady And Beyond”

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In this gripping New York Times bestseller, Kathleen Grissom brings to life a thriving plantation in Virginia in the decades before the Civil War, where a dark secret threatens to expose the best and worst in everyone tied to the estate.

Orphaned during her passage from Ireland, young, white Lavinia arrives on the steps of the kitchen house and is placed, as an indentured servant, under the care of Belle, the master’s illegitimate slave daughter. Lavinia learns to cook, clean, and serve food, while guided by the quiet strength and love of her new family.

In time, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, caring for the master’s opium-addicted wife and befriending his dangerous yet protective son. She attempts to straddle the worlds of the kitchen and big house, but her skin color will forever set her apart from Belle and the other slaves.

Through the unique eyes of Lavinia and Belle, Grissom’s debut novel unfolds in a heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful story of class, race, dignity, deep-buried secrets, and familial bonds. (from amazon.com)

Get your copy of this book today!!

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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!


Stop by the library and check out this book!!


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!!

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