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Monday, February 04, 2013 11:35 AM

The library would like to thank everyone for their patience during our recent migration to the SEO consortium. By joining the consortium our patrons now have available over 8 million items to borrow as well as e-books. Please remember we are here to serve you and please do not hesitate to ask the staff for assistance. We hope to see you at the library.

New DVD titles added to the collection this month:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Ice Age: Continental Drift

Mickey and Donald Have a Farm

Now is Good

Premium Rush

The Queen of Versailles

Step Up Revolution

Step Up 3

Total Recall

Trouble With the Curve

Fiction

The Bughouse Affair – Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini

A lighthearted historical mystery set in 1890s San Francisco, Detective Sabina Carpenter and her John Quincannon, undertake what initially appear to be two unrelated investigations. Sabina’s case involves a lady who relieves her victims of their valuables at Chutes Amusement Park and other crowded places. Quincannon, who is after a slippery housebreaker who targets the homes of wealthy residents, following a trail that leads him from the other side of the world to a Tenderloin parlor house known as the Fiddle Dee Dee. The two cases eventually connect in surprising fashion, but not before two murders and assorted other felonies complicate matters even further.

To Honor and Trust by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller

Callie DeBoyer is unsettled as she arrives at Bridal Veil Island with the Bridgeport family. After Callie receives a letter from her parents, missionaries in coastal Africa, stating they are in dire need of more personnel she must decide whether to give up her governess job and join her parents in their important work? Is God calling her to the mission field, or does she just want to escape the emotional scars of being jilted by her former beau? Callie meets Wesley Townsend, while take one of the young Bridgeport sons to golf lessons. During their time at the golf course, Callie comes to care for Wesley—until she discovers hidden secrets about his past. Then expensive jewels go missing from various homes on the island, and suspicion is aimed in Callie’s direction. After the secrets he kept about his past, will Wesley ever be a man she can honor and trust for the rest of her life?

The Fifth Assassin by Brad Meltzer

From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, there have been more than two dozen assassination attempts on the President of the United States. Four have been successful.Now, Beecher White discovers a killer in Washington, D.C., who’s meticulously re-creating the crimes of these four men. Historians have branded them as four lone wolves. But what if they were wrong? Beecher is about to discover the truth: that during the course of a hundred years, all four assassins were secretly working together. What was their purpose? And why are they planning to kill the current President? Beecher’s about to find out.

Nonfiction

The Easy Organizer: 365 tips for conquering clutter by Marilyn Bohn

Do you feel overwhelmed by the “stuff” in your life? Are you tired of sifting through piles every time you or your family needs one particular thing? The Easy Organizer can solve your problems. You’ll declutter your life in no time. The book has creative ideas in organizing closets and clothing, children’s toys and artwork, kitchens dining rooms, living areas, bedrooms, bathrooms and much. Let the advice in this book help you create a clutter-free home and life you truly enjoy.

The Thyroid Solution Diet by Dr. Ridha Arem

Could your thyroid be making you fat? Do you have a hard time losing weight? If your thyroid and metabolism are slow, you can’t lose weight simply by cutting back on what you eat. And if you’re overweight—whether you suffer from a thyroid problem or not—your hormones are most likely out of whack and are keeping you from losing those extra pounds. World-renowned endocrinologist Dr. Ridha Arem has treated hundreds of patients successfully for hormone-related weight problems—and almost every weight problem has an accompanying hormone problem.

The Hour of Peril by Daniel Statshower

In February of 1861, just days before he assumed the presidency, Abraham Lincoln faced a “clear and fully-matured” threat of assassination as he traveled by train from Springfield to Washington for his inauguration. Over a period of thirteen days the legendary detective Allan Pinkerton worked feverishly to detect and thwart the plot, assisted by a captivating young widow named Kate Warne, America’s first female private eye. The author unveils one of the most interesting untold stories of the Civil War.

FROM THE CHILDREN’S CORNER:

Goldilocks And The Three Dinosaurs retold by Mo Willems

Mo Willems has outdone himself (and that is saying a lot as he is the author of the ‘Pigeon’ books, ‘Piggy and Elephant’, and many more) with this new and comical take on an old fairy-tale. In this version, Goldilocks happens upon the home of a Papa Dinosaur, Mama Dinosaur and a dinosaur that just happens to be visiting from Norway. Could these fossils be setting a trap for Goldilocks? Readers will chuckle all the way to the new, but predictable end.

Pete The Cat And His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin

Pete the Cat has invaded the children’s area with four great picture books, each one incorporating a chorus for the children to sing along with. Pete is often faced with disappointments and challenges, such as losing the four groovy buttons from his favorite shirt, but does Pete the Cat cry? Goodness, no!! Pete is a spunky reminder that ‘stuff will come and stuff will go’ but just keep singing along!

What’s Up, Cupcake?

Smart Cookie

Eye Candy all by Dana Meachen Rau

These three cookbooks will dazzle readers with the creations pictured throughout each book, from ‘sweet sushi’ made from rice krispie bars and fruit leather to cupcakes shaped like hamburgers.

In each volume, the author has a two page spread with pictures and descriptions of the tools needed to complete the creations in each book. If you like to make cute party treats or just spend time in the kitchen with the kids, try these for inspiration.

Princess Academy: Palace Of Stone by Shannon Hale

Those who have read Princess Academy, which won a Newbery Honor award in 2005, have been hoping for a sequel and here it is. Miri is about to embark on a new phase in life, far from her beloved mountain home. She is going to the city to help her best friend and Princess get ready for her wedding. What she finds in the city is confusing and frightening as some people in the kingdom as calling for revolution. You’ll find a little bit of romance, intrigue, and most of all a true fairy-tale.

Ungifted by Gordon Korman

Donovan Curtis is anything BUT gifted, but a mix-up by a school administrator has him being sent to the Academy of Scholastic Distinction. After his last prank at school where he knocks the globe off a statue of Atlas, causing it to roll down the hill into the gym during a basketball game, Donovan is looking to hide, but can he fool geniuses? But maybe Donovan has something to share with these overachievers about being normal and finding humor in life. Korman has many popular books for older readers like Schooled and No More Dead Dogs.

 

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