11/07/13 New book clubs for adults and tweens

Meanwhile, the tweens book club
meets tomorrow (Friday, November 8) from 2 – 3:15 p.m. to discuss “Half-Moon
Investigations,” a mystery by Irish author Eoin Colfer featuring a 12-year-old
detective.  You’ll also get your new book
to read.  If you’re in the fourth-sixth
grades, like to read and enjoy sharing what you read with friends, this is the
club for you.

 

Lifelong Learning tonight

            Tonight (Thursday,
Nov. 7) marks the latest in the library’s free six-week fall Lifelong Leaning
lecture series, when Susan McAdams takes you on a photo African safari showcasing
the birds and animals of the Dark Continent.  All Lifelong Learning lectures take place on
Thursday evenings at 6 p.m.

 

Free technology classes

            Meg
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.  More formal sessions require
registration – for  Excel Basics tomorrow
(Friday, November 8) from 10:30 – 12:30 p.m. and Facebook Basics for
Individuals on Wednesday, November 13 from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.  

 

Free LEGOs Saturday

            The LEGO Club for
kids aged six-13 meets this Saturday, November 9 from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.  Bring your creativity – the LEGOs are
provided.

 

 Free teen gaming

            Every
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. 

 

Free Spanish class

            The
last of the free six-week classes on beginning Spanish taught by Roberta
Strickland takes place next Wednesday, November 13 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. .  You do not have to attend all session to
participate.

 

Wise Traditions

            This month’s free
Wise Traditions session is Saturday, November 9 from 3 – 4:30 p.m.   Join us for lively discussions and lectures
on dietary needs, agriculture, medical traditions and more on the second
Saturday of each month.

 

Books about college

            We have the new
Peterson’s 2014 “Four Year Colleges”
and “Two-Year Colleges” books to help students, parents and high school
guidance counselors find the right college in the U.S. and abroad.  We also have the 2014 College Board
“Scholarship Handbook” and “The Ultimate Scholarship Book 2014” by Gen and
Kelly Tanabe to help you apply for scholarships, grants and prizes.

 

Large print westerns

            “Nemesis” by Bill
Pronzini is a mystery in the Nameless Detective series.  “Black Thunder” contains three westerns by
Max Brand.  “Panhandle” by Brett Cogburn
is a western that won the 2013 Spur Award for Best First Novel. “Ralph Compton:
Tucker’s Reckoning” by Matthew P. Mayo won the 2013 Spur Award for Best Western
Short Novel.  “Beneath the Blue Mountain”
by Richard S. Wheeler is set in the Arizona
Territory in the 1870s.  “Trail of Blood” by J.A. Johnstone is the
latest in The Loner western series. 

 

Other large print

            “The Signature of
All Things” by Elizabeth Gilbert is the love story of a scientist and an
artist.  “Covet” by Tracey Garvis Graves
tells of the relationship of a lonely wife and a policeman.  “Foal Play” by Katheryn O’Sullivan is a
mystery set in North Carolina’s
Outer Parks. 

           

Mysteries and thrillers

            “Blowback” by
former CIA officer Valerie Plame and thriller writer Sarah Lovett is a new
espionage thriller.  “The October List”
by Jeffrey Deaver is a race-against-time mystery told in reverse. “Gone” by
James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge is the latest in the thriller series
featuring Det. Michael Bennett. 

 

Other new fiction

             “The President’s Hat” by Antoine Laurain
follows a man who keeps a hat left behind by French President Francois
Mitterrand.  “Traveling Sprinkler” by
Nicholson Baker follows a poet who is turning 55.  “The Return” by Michael Gruber is a crime
novel set in Mexico.  “Day One” by Nate Kenyon tells of New York City under
attack from a deadly and brilliant enemy.    

 

CDs

            “Deception Cove”
is a mystery by Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Jayne Castle.  “Someone” by Alice McDermott is the story of
the life of a woman born in pre-Depression Brooklyn.  “Storm Front” by John Sandford is the latest
in the Virgil Flowers thriller series. 
“The Wolves of Midwinter” by Anne Rice is the second book in her Wolf
Gift fantasy series.  “Gone” by James
Patterson and Michael Ledwidge is the latest in the thriller series featuring Det.
Michael Bennett.

            “Deadline”
by Sandra Brown is a mystery featuring a journalist suffering from PTSD.  “Strange Bird” by Swedish crime writer Anna
Jansson is the latest in the Maria Wern series. 
“Thankless in Death” by J.D. Robb is the latest in the mystery series
featuring Lt. Eve Dallas.  “Bertie Plays
the Blues” by Alexander McCall Smith is the latest in the 44 Scotland Street series.  “Silencing Eve” is the latest crime mystery by
Iris Johansen.  “The Final Cut” by
Catherine Coulter is the first book in a new thriller series.

           

Nonfiction

            “Knocking
on Heaven’s Door” by Katy Butler is the memoir of a daughter who helps her
mother care for her father after a stroke. 
“Grain Brain” by neurologist David Perlmutter outlines the author’s
belief that carbs – even so-called healthy carbs – are damaging your
brain.  “Breach of Trust” by Andrew J.
Bacevich reveals how Americans are failing their soldiers fighting at war.  “David and Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell challenges
how we think about obstacles and disadvantages.

                                                             

Thanks to our donors

                  For books and materials this
week, we thank Bill Darling, Bamma Laizure, Cecilia Haviland, Cathy Van Liere and
several anonymous donors.

 

Quotable Quote

            “Success is
getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.” – Ingrid Bergman
(1915-1982), Swedish actress who won three Academy Awards, two Emmys and a
Tony.

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the comfort of your home – please visit our website at
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