Archive for June, 2013

Young Adult Award Winning books and other highly recommended reading books have arrived.  “ParaNorman” by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel;  five ‘Middle School Story Series’ by James Patterson;  “Everybody Sees the Ants” by A. S. King;  “The Fifth Wave” by Richard Yancey;  “Under the Mesquite” by Guadalupe Garcia McCall;  “How To Save a Life” by Sara Zarr;  “Between Shades of Gray” by Ruta Sepetys (not related to the adult Shades of Grey);  “Daughter of Smoke & Bones” and “Days of Blood & Starlight” by Laini Taylor.

The Summer Reading Program “Dig Into Reading” continues this week with “The Dirt on Dirt: Composting” with Larissa Binod and Danessa Terril.  Next week is Jennifer Provance with “Digging Up Green”.  The programs are at 10:15 and children are still able to sign up at the library.  The summer is going fast already.

The adult Summer Reading group is reading and making recommendations about the books.  The slips are filled out and left in the books for others to r.  We have many new books on the display area and a good sized shipment just arrived.DSCN0042

New Non-fiction:  “The Democracy Project” by David Graeber;  “Mayday: the Decline of American Naval Supremacy” by Seth Cropsey;  “Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield” by Jeremy Scahill;  “Emus Loose in Egnar: Big Stories from Small Towns” by Judy Muller;  “Embracing Fry Bread” and “A Treasury of Nebraska Pioneer Folklore” compiled by Roger L. Welsch;  “Nebraska Folklore” by Louise Pound;  and two books by Paul A. Johnsguard – “The Niobrara: a River Running Through Time”;  “The Platte: Channels in Time”.

Health & Entertaining – “The South Beach Diet Gluten Solution” by Arthur Agatston;  “The Omni Diet: the Revolutionary 70% plant + 30% Protein Program to Lose Weight, Reverse Disease, Fight Inflammation, and Change Your Life Forever” by Tana Amen;  “Jumpstart To Skinny” by Bob Harper;  “It’s All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great” by Gwyneth Paltrow;  “You’re So Invited” by Cheryl Najafi;  travel books to New York City and Jerusalem, Israel, Petra and Sinai; and “Trident K9 Warriors” by Mike Ritland.

History:  “The Protestant Clergy in the Great Plains and the Mountain West, 1865-1915”;  “Buffalo Nation”;  “Rock Art Savvy”;  “The Great Plains Guide to Custer: 85 Forts, Fights and Other Sites”;  “Blazing a Wagon Trail to Oregon”;  “The Lewis and Clark Trail, Yesterday and Today”;  “The Pony Express Trail, Yesterday and Today”;  “The Oregon Trail, Yesterday and Today”; “Wyoming Place Names”;  Lakota Noon: the Indian Narrative of Custer’s Defeat”;  The Plains Across: the Overland Emigrants and the Trans-Mississippi West”;  Lewis and Clark Among the Indians”, “The Lewis and Clark Journals” and several other Lewis and Clark history books;  “Eyewitness at Wounded Knee”;  “Standing Firmly by the Flag: Nebraska Territory and the Civil War”;  “Women in the Civil War”;  “Dakota: the Story of the Northern Plains” and “The Dull Knifes of Pine Ridge: a Lakota Odyssey”.

DSCN0029Highway salvage paleontologist Shane Tucker will be speaking about the recent incredible fossil finds in Kimball County and the Panhandle on Wednesday, May 29 @ 7:00 p.m. at the Kimball Public Library as part of special events associated with the Summer Reading Program.

Both talks by Shane Tucker on paleontology were fascinating and well received.  There were 42 children and 8 adults for his SRP morning talk.  The children were very attentive.  There was a good crowd at the evening talk with lots of questions.  He seems to thoroughly enjoy his work and enjoys sharing his experiences with others.

The youth photography contest “How Smart Is Your Pet, has ended.  The winners are:

Ages 5-7 Judges Choice & Viewer’s Choice – “Ryder” by Saigh Anderson;  Ages 8-10 (no entries);  Ages 11-14 – had the most entries – Judges Choice and First Viewer’s Choice was “Patchie & a Ripley’s Book” by Audrey Day and second Viewer’s Choice was “Autumn and Her Friends” by Samuel Tussing;  Ages 15-18 — Judges Choice & First in Viewer’s Choice was “Maggie” by Ben Tussing, second in Viewer’s Choice was “Vera” by Ben Tussing.

The library and the photography club thank all the youth who entered in this first contest.

The creativity of the participants was great!   Thanks also to those who took time to look at the photos and vote on their favorites.

New Adult Fiction:  “Breaking Point” by C. J. Box;  “Agenda 21” by Glenn Beck with Harriet Parke;  “Tin God” by Terese Svoboda (Nebraska author);  “Touching the Fire: Buffalo Dancers, the Sky Bundle and Other Tales” by Roger Welsch;  and “Taking Eve” by Iris Johansen.

New Large Print Fiction:  “Empire and Honor” by W. E. B. Griffin;  “Wishing On Willows” by Katie Ganshert;  “The Last Refuge” by Marcia Tallely;  “The Corpse of St. James’s” by Jeanne M. Dams;  “Their Frontier Family” by Lyn Cote;  “The Drowning House” by Elizabeth Black;  “The Good House” by Ann Leary;  “The Cat Sitter’s Pajamas” by Blaize Clement;  “Late Edition” by Fern Michaels;  “The Alpine Winter” by Mary Daheim;  “As the Pig Turns” by M. C. Beaton;  “Deadly Silence” by Lindsay McKenna;  “Mama Ruby” by Mary Monroe;  “A Dark and Lonely Place” by Edna Buckanan;  “Threadbare” by Monica Ferris; and 24 Cozy Mysteries.

New Young Adult:  “The Summer Prince” by Alaya Dawn Johnson; and “Poison” by Bridget Zinn.

Three new westerns by William Johnstone and J. A. Johnstone:  “Wyoming Slaughter”, “Massacre Mountain” and “The Loner: Hard Luck Money”