Archive for December, 2012

New Audio Books:

“The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” and “The Girl Who Played With Fire” by Stieg Larsson;  “The Journey”, “The Healing” and “The Struggle” (Kentucky Brothers Series) by Wanda E. Brunstetter;  “Gone Missing”, “Breaking Silence” and “Pray For Silence” by Linda Castillo;  “The Storm”, “The Thief” and “The Tombs” by Clive Cussler;  “The Bridge” by Karen Kingsbury;  “Blue Heaven” by C. J. Box;  “Red Knife” & “Thunder Bay” by William Kent Krueger;  and “11th Hour” & “NYPD Red” by James Patterson.

“Tuesday’s Child”  by Fern Michaels;  “The Bone Bed” by Patricia Cornwell;  “Red Rain” by R. L. Stine;  “Treasuring Emma” and “Faithful to Laura” by Kathleen Fuller;  “Robert B. Parker’s Fool Me Twice” by Michael Brandman;  “The House I Loved” by Tatiana de Rosnay;  “Angels At the Table” by Debbie Macomber;  “An Irish Country Wedding” by Patrick Taylor;  “Left For Dead” by J. A. Jance;  “Wicked Business” by Janet Evanovich;  “Last Plea Bargain” by Randy Singer;  and “Peaches for Father Francis” by Joanne Harris.

New Large Print Fiction:  “Rescue Me” by Rachel Gibson;  “Danger in Plain Sight” by Marta Perry;  and “Five Miles South of Peculiar” by Angela Hunt.

New Adult Fiction:  “Deader Homes and Gardens” by Joan Hess;  “The Racketeer” by John Grisham;  “Hot Water” by Erin Brockovich;  “The Giving Quilt” by Jennifer Chiaverini;  “Eleven Pipers Piping” by C. C. Benison;  “The Prodigal Son” by Colleen McCullough;  “Happily Ever Madder: the Misadventures of a Mad Fat Girl” by Stephanie McAfee;  “The Aden Effect” by Claude G. Berube;  “Poseidon’s Arrow” by Clive Cussler;  “Flight Behavior” by Barbara Kingsolver;  “Looking For Yesterday” by Marcia Muller; and “The Cassandra Project” by Jack McDevitt & Mike Resnick.

New for Christmas:  “The Twelve Clues of Christmas” by Rhys Bowen;  “A Season of Angels” by Thomas Kinkade & Katherine Spencer;  “A Christmas Garland” by Anne Perry; and “Angels At the Table” by Debbie Macomber.

New Young Adult:  “The Power of Six” by Pittacus Lore.

New Westerns:  “Texas Bloodshed” (a Sidewinders story) by William W. Johnstone and J. A. Johhstone;  “Tucker’s Reckoning” (a Ralph Compton novel) by Matthew P. Mayo;  “Rusted Tin” by Marcus Galloway and “The Bells of El Diablo” by Frank Leslie.

New Non-fiction:

“Full of Heart” by J. R. Martinez (Dancing with the Stars);  “The Lost Battles: Leonardo, Michelangelo, and the artistic duel that defined the Renaissance” by Jonathan Jones;  “Leonardo and the Last Supper” by Ross King;  “The Man Who Saved the Whooping Crane: the Robert Porter Allen Story” by Kathleen Kaska;  “This Indian Country: American Indian Political Activists and the Place They Made” by Frederick E. Hoxie;  “What Are You Looking At: the Surprising, Shocking, and Sometimes Strange Story of 150 Years of Modern Art” by Will Gompertz;  “Into the Fire: a First-hand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War” by Dakota Meyer and Bing West;  “Killing Kennedy: the End of Camelot” by Bill O’Reilly;  and “Historic Railroads of Nebraska” by James J. Reisdorff.

“Wyoming Range War: the Infamous Invasion of Johnson County” by John W. Davis;  “Mugged: Racial Demagoguery From the Seventies to Obama” by Ann H. Coulter;  “War On the Waters: the Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865” by James M. McPherson;  “Hidden American: From Coal Miners to Cowboys, an Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make This County Work” by Jeanne Marie Laskas;  “The Finish: the Killing of Osama Bin Laden” by Mark Bowden;  “No Easy Day: the Autobiography of a Navy SEAL” by Mark, Owen; and biographies:  “An American Son: a Memoir” by Marco Rubio;  and “Marie Curie and Her Daughters: the Private Lives of Science’s First Family” by Shelley Emling.

The library was built in 1965, 47 years ago, so is in need of some minor improvements.  The walls needed painting because of water leaks from the hail storm 2 years ago and previous damages.  So the colors were chosen to be more in vogue and to make the room appear a little cozier.

As of November 30, the painting is done in the main room in the library, with a few touch-ups yet to be done.  And the books are back on the shelves.  We are excited about the new colors.  Come in and enjoy the warm atmosphere.

The library is upgrading in several areas and next is the workroom in the back.   The carpet is getting worn out and plans will be made in the future to replace it.

“The One Book One Nebraska reading program, sponsored by the Nebraska Center for the Book, is now in its ninth year. It encourages Nebraskans across the state to read and discuss one book, chosen from books written by Nebraska authors or that have a Nebraska theme or setting. A committee of the Nebraska Center for the Book selected the finalists from a list of twelve titles nominated by sixty Nebraskans from across the state.  “O Pioneers!” by Willa Cather is Nebraska’s reading choice for the 2013 One Book One Nebraska statewide reading program. Cather’s O Pioneers! is the story of the Bergsons, a family of Swedish pioneers that settles on the American prairie.”  (Quote from the Nebraska Library Commission and Mary Jo Ryan.)

On December 8, the library will host a movie for children ages 6-12.  The movie will be suitable for children and will start at 1:00.

The library will be closed in observance of Veteran’s Day, Nov. 12.  The library board will still meet at 5:00 p.m. at the library.  As always, the meetings are open to the public.

New Young Adult Fiction:  “The Raven Boys” by Maggie Stiefvater;  “Heartless”, “Killer”, “ Perfect”, and “Wanted” (Pretty Little Liars Novels) by Sara Shepard;  “The Mark of Athena” by Rick Riordan;  “Bound”, “Tangled”, and “Torn” by Erica O’Rourke;  “Pandemonium” by Lauren Oliver; “Dark Flame”, “Everlasting”, and “Night Star” (Immortal Series) by Alyson Noel;  “Ranger’s Apprentice”, “The Sorcerer of the North”, “The Icebound Land” and “The Ruins of Gorlan” (Ranger’s Apprentice Series) by John Flanagan; “Seraphina” by Rachel Hartman; “The Book of Three” by Lloyd Alexander;  and “Blood Promise” by Richelle Mead.