01/16/2014 Free karaoke evening for all ages next Thursday

Kids’ music will include modern pop
and cult classics like “YMCA.”  We also
will have CDs that will include country and, hopefully, musicals as well.

the winter blues by singing karaoke songs with friends and family.  Light snacks will be provided.


Library closure

            Please note that
the library will be closed for staff training on Monday, January 20.  We apologize for any inconvenience.


Art fun for kids tomorrow

            Kids in the first-third
grades are invited to join us tomorrow (Friday, January 17) from 2 – 3 p.m. to
have fun with art.  You’ll always do
something different and have something neat to take home.


Free adult movies

            Every Friday at 10
a.m., you are invited for coffee, donuts and a movie for adults from the 1950s
or 1960s.  The movie for tomorrow
(Friday, January 17) is “On the Waterfront” about an ex-prize fighter (Marlon
Brando) who struggles to stand up to corrupt union bosses.


Free technology classes

Wempe is available for the highly popular Tech Tuesdays and Thursdays sessions
10-noon Tuesdays and 3-5 p.m. Thursdays. 
Join her for one-on-one informal help with your computer or tablet
issues.  A more formal session on PowerPoint
Basics requiring registration takes place next Wednesday, January 22 from 12:30
– 2:30 p.m.  Learn how to create a
slideshow for your organization, presentation or school needs.


 Free teen gaming

Tuesday from 4 – 5:30 p.m. we host Teen Gaming (X-box, Wii, board games and
Pokemon Card Battles, and you are welcome to bring other trading card battle
games.  Snacks provided. 



            “The Set-Up” is a
boxing movie.  “The Conjuring” is an
R-rated movie based on the case files of the Warrens.  “Piece of Cake” follows RAF fighter pilots in
World War II.  “The Little Mermaid” is
the Disney classic.  A Turner Classic
Films collection includes “East of Eden,” “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” “A Streetcar
Named Desire” and “Rebel Without a Cause.”



            “Hunt the Falcon”
by Don Mann is the latest in the Seal Team Six Thomas Crocker thriller
series.  “Sinister” is a mystery written
by three bestselling authors – Lisa Jackson, Nancy Bush and Rosalind
Noonan.  “The Prince of Risk” by
Christopher Reich  documents the
aftermath of the murders of the New York Stock Exchange CEO and the head of the
Federal Reserve.  “Hostage” by Kay Hooper
is a suspense story set in the Appalachians. 


Large print

             “Command Authority” by Tom Clancy is a spy
story featuring Jack Ryan, Jr.  “Ghost
Gone Wild” by Carolyn Hart is the latest in the Bailey Ruth Ghost series.  “Innocence” by Dean Koontz blends mystery,
mysticism and suspense.  “Fallen Women”
by Sandra Dallas is a mystery set in Denver. 
“Dust” by Patricia Cromwell is the latest in the series featuring
coroner Kay Scarpetta.  We have six new
westerns: “Mundy’s Law” by Monty McCord, “Ralph Compton: The Hunted” by Matthew
P Mayo,  “Bladen Cole: Bounty Hunter” by
Bill Yenne, “The Texans” by Brett Cogburn, “Day of the Wolf” by Charles G. West
and “Black Mesa” by Ralph Cotton. 


Thrillers and mysteries

and Moonshine” is the first in a new small-town mystery series by Carol



Other new fiction

             “Ghost Gone Wild” by Carolyn Hart is the
latest in the Bailey Ruth Ghost series. 
“Reckless Love” by Elizabeth Lowell is a western romance.  “The Flame Throwers” by Rachael Kushner tells
of a young artist in New York and Rome in the mid-1970s.



            “Things That
Matter” by Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Krauthammer is a collection of columns
and essays by this conservative writer.  “The
Everything Store” by Brad Stone is the story of the creation of Amazon and its
visionary founder Jeff Bezos.  “Crucial
Conversations” is a revision to the bestselling classic that helps you take the
lead in any tough conversations.   “My Promised Land” by Middle East journalist
Ari Shavit is a personal and historical look at the triumph and tragedy of
Israel.  “The Sandwich Generation’s Guide
to Eldercare” offers concrete advice to help you simultaneously care for your
kids and your parents.


Thanks to our donors

            For books and
materials this week, we thank Medora Bass, Diana Jaworskyj, Megan Little, Jerry
Versaw and several anonymous donors.


Quotable Quote

            According to Smithsonian
magazine, William Shakespeare is credited with creating some 1,700 words still
in use today after 400 years.  The most
popular include pageantry, assassination, moonbeam, zany, gossip, eyeball and


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