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New Mysteries June 2014

Death Runs Adrift by Karen MacInerney
Murder at Honeychurch Hall by Hannah Dennison
A Few Drops of Blood by Jan Merete Weiss
Booty Bones by Carolyn Haines
Murder at the Breakers by Alyssa Maxwell
By Any Means by Chris Culver
Death in Saratoga Springs by Charles O'Brien
Razing the Dead by Sheila Connolly
Cookbook Conspiracy by Kate Carlisle
Murder at Mullings by Dorothy Cannell
Laidlaw by William McIlvaney
Bloom and Doom by Beverly Allen
Dead Heading edited by David Baldacci
A Dark and Twisted Tale by S.J. Bolton
Never Look Back by Claire Donoghue
Third Rail by Rory Flynn
Baklava Club by Jason Goodwin
Song for the Dying by Stuart MacBride
Small Plates by Katherine Hall Page
Yarn Over Murder by Maggie Sefton
Fatal Enquiry by Will Thomas
The Stranger You Know by Jane Casey
Murder and Mendelssohn by Kerry Greenwood

Happy Birthday, Robert Munsch!!

Robert Munsch was born on June 11, 1945 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and grew up in a family with nine kids.  Although he struggled in school, he enjoyed writing poetry since elementary school.  While studying to become a Jesuit priest, he  worked in an orphange, where he discovered his love for working with children.  Munsch later decided not to become a priest but continued to work with children in a day care.  It was there that he developed his talents for storytelling.  Munsch now lives in Canada with his wife and has published over 50 books, including the best selling title, LOVE YOU FOREVER.  Learn more about Robert Munsch and his books at robertmunsch.com.  Then check out one of the his titles at the library.    Our favorites include:

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New DVD Titles, June 2014

THREE DAY DVDS                                            SECTION

3 Days To Kill                                                       Drama

About Last Night                                                  Comedy

New Nook Titles

FYI - we've refreshed the content of our eReaders.  Check one out soon and you'll find dozens of bestsellers and classics pre-loaded without the hassle of downloading.  Is there travel in your near future?  Are you stressed out about what book to take with you and want to avoid the dreaded baggage check-in?  Stuff one of these little beauties in your carry-on!  These Nooks are the perfect way to carry an entire library along with you.  Don't take the risk of dragging along a hardcopy bestseller that might turn out to be a dud - give yourself options so you aren't left empty-handed and take some of the stress out of traveling!

Remember, if you currently have a Nook checked out, refresh the Library content when you are connected to the internet.  Enjoy! 

Summer 2014

Memorial Day and the Civil War Resources

Memorial Day or Decoration Day as it was originally known began after the Civil War as mourners decorated the graves of soldiers lost in the war.  Grand review of the great veteran armies of Grant and Sherman at Washington, on the 23d and 24th May, 1865Approximately 620,000 soliders lost their lives in the war with about 60% of the casualties from the North and 40% from the South.   David Blight tells us of the beginnings of this holiday and more in his book Race and Reunion: the Civil War in American Memory on pages 65-70.   I recently created a guide that lists some of our best books on the American Civil War -

New DVD releases for May 20th

We have three new titles for Tuesday, may 20th.  They are:

About Last Night (Comedy - Kevin Hart)

Monuments Men, The (Drama - George Clooney)

3 Days To Kill (Drama - Kevin Costner)

NEW LARGE PRINT FOR MAY 2014

Fiction  

Be Careful What You Wish For by Jeffrey Archer

Robert B. Parker’s Cheap Shot by Ace Atkins

Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy 

Stone Cold by C.J. Box

Cavendon Hall by Barbara Taylor Bradford

Afterburn and Aftershock by Sylvia Day

The Skin Collector by Jeffery Deaver 

Waiting on You by Kristan Higgins

Natchez Burning by Greg Iles

Live To See Tomorrow by Iris Johansen

The Secret of Magic by Deborah Johnson

Everything to Lose by Andrew Gross

The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon

All Our Names by Dinaw Mengestu

A Family Affair by Fern Michaels

The Son by Jo Nesbø

Unlucky 13 by James Patterson

The Wind Is Not a River by Brian Payton

Perfect Together by Carly Phillips

A Well-Tempered Heart by Jan-Philip Sendker

 

Director’s Report to the Board of Trustees for May

  • AV Project:  It’s definitely in the homestretch.  The carpet and almost all of the ceiling and interior work in the lower level has been completed.  The date of the Board meeting, 5/15/2014, is when the shelving for the lower level will be delivered and installed now that the lower level work is close to completion. 
  • Once installed the Books on CD, Romances, and Playaways will be moved from the meeting room to the new shelving in the lower level.   In addition additional shelves were ordered for the first floor to promote easy browsing by eliminating as much as possible the bottom shelves for AV materials.  This should complete almost all of the renovations and changes to the adult services department lower level and first floor.
  • The children’s department is waiting for the replacement furniture that arrived damaged earlier.  The three big items are the iPad table, the computer table, and a single section of single-faced shelving for games.  Once these pieces are in place—expected by the end of the month—the children’s room will be pretty much done.

 

Heard around the state!

On Sunday May 11,  our director Mitch Freedman was interviewed by Nina DelRio on 106.7 Lite FM for the Get Connected show. 106.7 has generously made the show available on their website. Click here to listen to full interview.

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