Monday, December 31, 2007

Weekly Storytimes
*Library Closed on Tuesday
Mother Goose
Wednesdays , 10:00 am – 10:30 am
For babies who have started walking. Ten minutes based on nursery rhymes and other pre-literacy skills, designed for babies who can walk without help, then free play.

Toddler Time
Wednesday, 10:45 am – 11:05 am
Recommended for 2 to 3 year olds. A different story each week.

PreSchool Storytime
Wednesday, 11:30 am – Noon
Recommended for 3 to 5 year olds. Different stories each week.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Make-and-Take Crafts with the Bob Jones Nature Center


Monday, December 17th at 4 pm

Join the Southlake Public Library as we continue our series of Make-and-Take Crafts, co-sponsored by the Bob Jones Nature Center. Everyone is welcome, and all materials are supplied – just show up and have fun!

Weekly Storytimes
Lap Sit
Tuesdays, 10:00 am – 10:30 am
For babies who are not yet walking. Ten minutes of songs, rhymes and
games designed for infants sitting in a parent’s lap, then free play.

Mother Goose
Wednesdays , 10:00 am – 10:30 am
For babies who have started walking. Ten minutes based on nursery rhymes and other pre-literacy skills, designed for babies who can walk without help, then free play.

Toddler Time
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:45 am – 11:05 am
Recommended for 2 to 3 year olds. A different story each week.

PreSchool Storytime
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 11:30 am – Noon
Recommended for 3 to 5 year olds. Different stories each week.

New Titles Coming Soon

The Watchman
Struggling to recover his respectability after a series of judgment errors, spy Miles Flint becomes suspicious in the face of leaked information and numerous resignations within the agency and finds his worst fears confirmed during a routine mission in Belfast.


Jim Cramer's Stay Mad for Life
The influential investment authority outlines a comprehensive program for investors at every stage of life, from college graduates to retirees, with suggestions on how to make money when young, protect it when older, provide for a family's essential expenses, and still enjoy a comfortable and prosperous retirement.

The Venetian Betrayal
Ex-secret agent Cotton Malone and his partner, the enigmatic Cassiopeia Vitt, are pitted against ruthless Central Asian dictator Irina Zovastina as they scour the globe in search of the final resting place of Alexander the Great.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Tis the Season for Giving

Victory Boxes are available now in the Southlake Public Library. A Victory Box is a box of goods needed by the people of Iraq and Afghanistan. They will be distributed by select soldiers who work directly with the people. Suggested items include small toys, clothes, shoes, and school products. Please do not send meat products, religious items, or anything involving sexually explicit literature. For more information, please visit http://www.victoryboxes.com/, or contact Mary Margaret Halleck at halleck@mac.com (817-251-1201).

Monday, December 03, 2007

New Titles This Week!

A Whole New Light by Sandra Brown

When her late husband's business partner and friend invites her to Mexico for a weekend, Cyn reluctantly accepts. And in the romantic atmosphere, she and Worth find it difficult to ignore their strong attraction to each other.


Dreamsongs by George R.R. Martin

Features acclaimed stories such as the World Fantasy Award-winner "The Skin Trade," as well as the first novella in the Ice and Fire universe, "The Hedge Knight," plus two never-before-published screenplays.




Hokus Pokus by Fern Michaels

The Sisterhood returns from exile to answer the call from Supreme Court Justice Pearl Barnes, who faces blackmail for her own illegal brand of justice.
Weekly Storytimes
Lap Sit
Tuesdays, 10:00 am – 10:30 am
For babies who are not yet walking. Ten minutes of songs, rhymes and
games designed for infants sitting in a parent’s lap, then free play.

Mother Goose
Wednesdays , 10:00 am – 10:30 am
For babies who have started walking. Ten minutes based on nursery rhymes and other pre-literacy skills, designed for babies who can walk without help, then free play.

Toddler Time
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:45 am – 11:05 am
Recommended for 2 to 3 year olds. A different story each week.

PreSchool Storytime
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 11:30 am – Noon
Recommended for 3 to 5 year olds. Different stories each week.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Polar Express Event

Thursday, December 6, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.
It’s time for our annual reading of The Polar Express with our special guest, Andy Burt! Wear your pajamas and join us for a fun presentation of this popular holiday classic. We may even have a special surprise or two!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Weekly Storytimes
Lap Sit
Tuesdays, 10:00 am – 10:30 am
For babies who are not yet walking. Ten minutes of songs, rhymes and
games designed for infants sitting in a parent’s lap, then free play.

Mother Goose
Wednesdays , 10:00 am – 10:30 am
For babies who have started walking. Ten minutes based on nursery rhymes and other pre-literacy skills, designed for babies who can walk without help, then free play.

Toddler Time
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:45 am – 11:05 am
Recommended for 2 to 3 year olds. A different story each week.

PreSchool Storytime
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 11:30 am – Noon
Recommended for 3 to 5 year olds. Different stories each week.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Make-and-Take Crafts with the Bob Jones Nature Center


Monday, December 3rd at 4 pm

Join the Southlake Public Library as we continue our series of Make-and-Take Crafts, co-sponsored by the Bob Jones Nature Center. Everyone is welcome, and all materials are supplied – just show up and have fun!

Monday, November 26, 2007

New Titles Arriving Soon!

Why Marines Fight by James Brady
Draws on interviews with combat Marines from numerous wars to offer insight into their motivations and capacity for military battles, in a tribute to U.S. Marine Corps veterans who went on to become influential civil servants in the public sector.




Born Standing Up by Steve MartinThe Emmy Award-winning comedian shares the stories of his years in stand-up comedy in a humorous memoir that recalls a first job selling guidebooks at Disneyland, his early magic and comedy act, his years of honing his craft, and the sacrifice, discipline, and originality it took to take him to the top, set against the backdrop of the tumultuous 1960s and 1970s.


Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Oprah's Book Club Selection!
Set in twelfth-century England, this epic of kings and peasants juxtaposes the building of a magnificent church with the violence and treachery that often characterized the Middle Ages.

Monday, November 19, 2007

New Titles Arriving Soon

An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England
Sam Pulsifer is determined to put his past behind him after serving a prison term for torching an American literary landmark and killing two people in the blaze, but when the homes of notable American writers begin to go up in smoke, his history makes him the prime suspect.


YOU: Staying Young
A new installment in this popular health-care series makes recommendations for promoting optimal health and longevity after age thirty, in a reference that likens the aging process to the maintenance of city systems.


Creation in Death
Reopening an unsolved case from years earlier when the body of a torture victim is discovered, Lieutenant Eve Dallas becomes worried when clues reveal links between the killing and her billionaire husband's store that suggest Eve herself is being targeted.



Reserve your copy today at the circulation counter.
Weekly Storytimes
Lap Sit
Tuesdays, 10:00 am – 10:30 am
For babies who are not yet walking. Ten minutes of songs, rhymes and games designed for infants sitting in a parent’s lap, then free play.

Mother Goose
Wednesdays , 10:00 am – 10:30 am
For babies who have started walking. Ten minutes based on nursery rhymes and other pre-literacy skills, designed for babies who can walk without help, then free play.

Toddler Time
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:45 am – 11:05 am
Recommended for 2 to 3 year olds. A different story each week.

PreSchool Storytime
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 11:30 am – Noon
Recommended for 3 to 5 year olds. Different stories each week.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Weekly Storytimes
Lap Sit
Tuesdays, 10:00 am – 10:30 am
For babies who are not yet walking. Ten minutes of songs, rhymes and games designed for infants sitting in a parent’s lap, then free play.

Mother Goose
Wednesdays , 10:00 am – 10:30 am
For babies who have started walking. Ten minutes based on nursery rhymes and other pre-literacy skills, designed for babies who can walk without help, then free play.

Toddler Time
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:45 am – 11:05 am
Recommended for 2 to 3 year olds. A different story each week.

PreSchool Storytime
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 11:30 am – Noon
Recommended for 3 to 5 year olds. Different stories each week.

New Titles Coming Soon

Sage-ing While Aging by Shirley Mclaine
The award-winning actress and best-selling author of The Camino and Out on a Limb evaluates the personal and professional milestones that have marked her spiritual journey, in an account that explores forefront issues in health, nutrition, and life after death.


Boom!: Voices of the Sixties by Tom Brokaw
The author of the best-selling The Greatest Generation redefines the tumultuous and history-making decade of the 1960s, a decade that saw the rise of the rebellious children of the greatest generation, to reveal how American social, political, economic, and cultural institutions were transformed by an era of dramatic change and upheaval.


The Chase by Clive Cussler
The 1950 discovery of four bodies inside a sunken steam locomotive in a Montana lake gives way to the story of a murderous 1906 bank robber whose ruthlessness challenged Isaac Bell, a talented detective whose struggle to identify and capture the killer had been complicated by the great San Francisco earthquake.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Titles Coming Soon

Amazing Grace by Danielle Steel
In the wake of an earthquake that interrupts a celebrity-studded charity dinner dance at the Ritz Carlton in San Francisco, the lives of four strangers--Sarah Sloane, wife of a financial whiz; Grammy-winning singer Melanie Free; photographer Everett Carson; and Sister Maggie Kent, a nun working with the homeless--are transformed forever by the tragedy.



The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrota
Teaching human sexuality from a perspective that information and pleasure are top priorities, divorced mom Ruth Ramsey butts heads with the local soccer coach, a divorced former addict who became an evangelical Christian after hitting rock bottom.




Fair Game by Valerie Plame Wilson
The woman at the center of the Bush administration's CIA leak scandal breaks her silence about the case as she describes her role as an undercover CIA operative, her training and experiences, her efforts to protect her children in the aftermath of the leak, her determination to uncover the truth about the event that destroyed her career, and her battle with the CIA to reveal the truth.
Weekly Storytimes
Lap Sit
Tuesdays, 10:00 am – 10:30 am
For babies who are not yet walking. Ten minutes of songs, rhymes and games designed for infants sitting in a parent’s lap, then free play.

Mother Goose
Wednesdays , 10:00 am – 10:30 am
For babies who have started walking. Ten minutes based on nursery rhymes and other pre-literacy skills, designed for babies who can walk without help, then free play.

Toddler Time
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:45 am – 11:05 am
Recommended for 2 to 3 year olds. A different story each week.

PreSchool Storytime
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 11:30 am – Noon
Recommended for 3 to 5 year olds. Different stories each week.

Monday, October 29, 2007

New Titles This Week!

A Lick of Frost by Laurel K. Hamilton
Commanded by her aunt, the dark Queen Andais, to conceive a child as heir to the throne, Meredith Gentry, a half-mortal, half-faerie princess, returns to Los Angeles, only to find herself and her lovers trapped between the dark and light faerie courts and human law.



The Book of the Dead by Patricia Cornwell
Relocating to Charleston after a particularly grueling case, Dr. Kay Scarpetta opens a private forensic pathology practice but is quickly targeted by local politics and a covert saboteur before a series of violent deaths brings her skills into high view.



Now & Then by Robert B. Parker
Investigating a new client's unfaithful wife, Boston private eye Spenser finds himself in trouble when the case goes terribly wrong and three people wind up dead, a situation that reveals the wife's lover's ties to a terrorist organization.
Weekly Storytimes
Lap Sit
Tuesdays, 10:00 am – 10:30 am
For babies who are not yet walking. Ten minutes of songs, rhymes and games designed for infants sitting in a parent’s lap, then free play.

Mother Goose
Wednesdays , 10:00 am – 10:30 am
For babies who have started walking. Ten minutes based on nursery rhymes and other pre-literacy skills, designed for babies who can walk without help, then free play.

Toddler Time
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:45 am – 11:05 am
Recommended for 2 to 3 year olds. A different story each week.

PreSchool Storytime
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 11:30 am – Noon
Recommended for 3 to 5 year olds. Different stories each week.

Make-and-Take Crafts!

Make-and-Take Crafts
Monday, October 29, 2007 at 4 pm
Spooky Stuff

Monday, October 22, 2007

New Titles This Week!

These titles are coming out this week! Call 817-748-8243 to request any book.

The Race by Richard North Patterson
Corey Grace, the handsome, charismatic Republican senator from Ohio, is a refreshing change in politics. The decorated Gulf War veteran has a reputation for speaking his mind and voting his conscience rather than his party line. Now he's been plunged by an act of terrorism into the presidential race against his opponent, a magnetic leader of the Christian right. Unfortunately, he hides a tragic mistake in his past, which will put his integrity to the test during a brutal political campaign, forcing him to make moral choices.

The Heir by Barbara Taylor Bradford
Edward Deravenel had fought long and hard to build his business empire. Now, with the war over, an influenza epidemic sweeping 1918 England, and with his family and business to protect, he must thread his way between his loyal brother Richard and his treacherous younger brother, George. The politics of inheritance are intense, as different family factions vie for the honor. The choices include a caretaker, a rumormonger, a charming young woman, a sickly boy, and the scion of the family Edward ousted from power years before.

Home to Holly Springs by Jan Karon
Episcopal priest Father Tim has been mysteriously summoned to his hometown of Holly Springs, Miss. On the trip there, he encounters many fascinating people. It may be true that home is where the heart is, but upon arriving in Holly Springs, he discovers that it's also a town where many secrets are hidden.
Weekly Storytimes
Lap Sit
Tuesdays, 10:00 am – 10:30 am
For babies who are not yet walking. Ten minutes of songs, rhymes and games designed for infants sitting in a parent’s lap, then free play.

Mother Goose
Wednesdays , 10:00 am – 10:30 am
For babies who have started walking. Ten minutes based on nursery rhymes and other pre-literacy skills, designed for babies who can walk without help, then free play.

Toddler Time
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:45 am – 11:05 am
Recommended for 2 to 3 year olds. A different story each week.

PreSchool Storytime
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 11:30 am – Noon
Recommended for 3 to 5 year olds. Different stories each week.

Monday, October 15, 2007

New Titles This Week!

Check out the new books arriving this week! To place a hold on any book, please call us at 817-748-8243.

Pandora's Daughter by Iris Johansen
Megan Blair, a skilled and empathetic physician, attributes her caring nature to the fact that she lost her mother at such a young age, but unknowingly she's the carrier of psychic powers she inherited from her mother the day she died. These powers, which had been dormant for many years, are now coming to the boiling point. Someone is trying to kill Megan, and others are trying to use her, including the seductive Neal Grady, a man from her past who holds the key to understanding her future.

Become a Better You by Joel Osteen
It is possible to live a life filled with victory, hope, and purpose. Pastor Joel Osteen helps readers look outside themselves to become better spouses and parents, better colleagues, better community leaders, better friends, and to find that God has good things in store for them. It can all be obtained by following the seven simple action steps he lays out.


The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold
Helen Knightly has done the unthinkable. She's committed matricide. For years she had given her life to others: her haunted mother, her enigmatic father, her husband and now grown children. Then, she crossed a terrible boundary and her life came rushing in at her in a way she never could have imagined. Unfolding over a 24-hour period, the complex relationship between mothers and daughters, wives and lovers; the meaning of devotion; and the line between love and hate is explored.
Weekly Storytimes
Lap Sit
Tuesdays, 10:00 am – 10:30 am
For babies who are not yet walking. Ten minutes of songs, rhymes and games designed for infants sitting in a parent’s lap, then free play.

Mother Goose
Wednesdays , 10:00 am – 10:30 am
For babies who have started walking. Ten minutes based on nursery rhymes and other pre-literacy skills, designed for babies who can walk without help, then free play.

Toddler Time
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:45 am – 11:05 am
Recommended for 2 to 3 year olds. A different story each week.

PreSchool Storytime
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 11:30 am – Noon
Recommended for 3 to 5 year olds. Different stories each week.

Monday, October 08, 2007

New Titles This Week!

Check out the new books arriving this week! To place a hold on any book, please call us at 817-748-8243.

World Without End by Ken Follett
One day after Halloween, in 1327, four children slip away from the cathedral city of Kingsbridge. They are a thief, a bully, a boy genius and a girl who wants to be a doctor. Now, grown and different in many ways, the one thing each shares in common is the shadow they live under of the killing they witnessed years earlier.

Blonde Faith by Walter Mosley
Easy Rawlins, L.A.'s most reluctant detective, comes home one day to find Easter, the daughter of his friend Christmas Black, on his doorstep. Easy knows this means that Black, the ex-marine, is dead, or will be soon. Easter's appearance is just the beginning of Easy's problems. The love of his life is marrying someone else and his friend Mouse is wanted for murder. While searching for a clue to Christmas Black's whereabouts, two MPs hire him to find Black on behalf of the U.S.


Clapton: The Autobiography
Eric Clapton, raised by his grandparents, got his first guitar at the age of 13, and from then on his life turned around. He had been, up to that point, a 'nasty kid.' This is Clapton's remarkable story, from his first taste of fame with the band the Yardbirds, to the present, all told with honesty and his own dry sense of humor, including the story of his love affair with Beatle George Harrison's wife, Pattie Boyd, for whom Clapton wrote this famous ballad, 'Layla.'
Bluebonnet Reading:
George Krum & the Saratoga Chip
Ballet of the Elephants
Thursday, October 11th at 4pm


Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Bluebonnet Reading:
Roxie and the Hooligans, Part 2
Thursday, October 4th at 4pm

Monday, October 01, 2007

New Titles This Week!

Check out the new books arriving this week! To place a hold on any book, please call us at 817-748-8243.

Exit Ghost by Philip Roth
Young author Nathan Zuckerman gets the opportunity to meet and visit with his hero and mentor, E.I. Lonoff, a revered Jewish short story writer, living in seclusion in the Berkshires. It's at that time that he also meets Lonoff's beautiful student, and obvious lover, Amy Bellette. Afterward, Zuckerman returns home and disengages from everything except his writing, which is going nowhere. Plagued by medical problems, he consults a doctor in New York, only to have everything he has been fleeing come raging back into his life.

Beyond the White House by Jimmy Carter
Following Jimmy Carter's four-year term as President of the United States, he and his wife, Rosalynn, founded the Carter Center, a nonprofit organization that prevents and resolves conflicts, enhances freedom and democracy, and improves health around the world. In this honest, revealing, blunt, and emotional book, he talks about his years since the presidency working for causes such as Habitat for Humanity, and countless others.

Celebrity Detox by Rosie O'Donnell
Growing up, growing famous, and growing away: Rosie O'Donnell tells it all with humor, warmth, and above all, honesty. As a child, Rosie dreamed of success, of fame and how those riches could somehow save her mother from cancer. It is her determination that made her name a household word, and it is her determination that also helped her to walk away from it all, and return.
Weekly Storytimes

Lap Sit
Tuesdays, 10:00 am – 10:30 am
For babies who are not yet walking. Ten minutes of songs, rhymes and
games designed for infants sitting in a parent’s lap, then free play.

Mother Goose
Wednesdays , 10:00 am – 10:30 am
For babies who have started walking. Ten minutes based on nursery rhymes and other pre-literacy skills, designed for babies who can walk without help, then free play.

Toddler Time
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:45 am – 11:05 am
Recommended for 2 to 3 year olds. A different story each week.

PreSchool Storytime
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 11:30 am – Noon
Recommended for 3 to 5 year olds. Different stories each week.

Monday, September 24, 2007

New Titles This Week!

Check out the new books arriving this week! To place a hold on any book, please call us at 817-748-8243.

The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
Travis Parker enjoyed a good life as a bachelor. He often entertained his good-natured buddies at his waterfront home in North Carolina and believed a serious relationship with a woman would cramp his style. Then Gabby Holland moved in next door. Despite his attempts to be neighborly, the redhead seemed to have a chip on her shoulder about him, which both puzzled and challenged Travis. His persistent efforts to ingratiate himself with her would lead them both on a journey that neither could have foreseen.

Playing for Pizza by John Grisham
Grisham's latest work is a short novel about a fallen American football star who can no longer get work in the NFL and whose agent, as a last resort, signs a deal for him to play for the Parma Panthers, in Parma, Italy. The quarterback's move to a small city in a foreign land leads to a series of cultural misadventures. The idea for the novel grew out of time the author spent in Italy researching his last novel, 'The Broker,' which was set in Bologna.


Dark of the Moon by John Sandford
Virgil Flowers, 30, a cop with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, had come to Bluestem in search of a killer. There hadn't been a murder in Bluestem in years, but now suddenly there had been three. He thought some of his previous cases had been hard, but they were nothing compared to this one. All he knew for sure was that the three murders were somehow connected and he was determined to discover how, hopefully before he became the next victim.
Weekly Storytimes

Lap Sit
Tuesdays, 10:00 am – 10:30 am
For babies who are not yet walking. Ten minutes of songs, rhymes and
games designed for infants sitting in a parent’s lap, then free play.

Mother Goose
Wednesdays , 10:00 am – 10:30 am
For babies who have started walking. Ten minutes based on nursery rhymes and other pre-literacy skills, designed for babies who can walk without help, then free play.

Toddler Time
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:45 am – 11:05 am
Recommended for 2 to 3 year olds. A different story each week.

PreSchool Storytime
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 11:30 am – Noon
Recommended for 3 to 5 year olds. Different stories each week.
Bluebonnet Reading:
Roxie and the Hooligans, Part 2
Thursday, September 27th at 4pm

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Make-and-Take Craft
Monday, September 24th at 4 pm
Theme: Autumn is Here!


Tuesday, September 18, 2007

New Titles This Week!

Check out the new books arriving this week! To place a hold on any book, please call us at 817-748-8243.

The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen
Julia Hamill is both shocked and repulsed when her shovel unearths a human skull while she's gardening. Boston medical examiner Maura Isles identifies the remains as that of a woman murdered nearly two centuries ago. Harvard Medical School, 1830: A serial killer is leaving corpses in his wake, but medical student Norris Marshall is suspected. To prove his innocence, he enlists classmate Oliver Wendell Holmes to help him track down a maniac. Now, centuries later, it's up to Maura to determine how the bloody game ended.




Bishop at the Lake by Andrew M. Greeley
Archbishop Malachi Nolan has designs on the Diocese of Chicago despite the fact that Blackie Ryan is in line for the post. It's the Nolan family succession that nearly costs the Archbishop his life however, as children and grandchildren feud over distribution of the still very- much-alive patriarch's wealth. Malachi is the only family member who doesn't have a stake in the quarrel, so why would someone be targeting him? That's what Blackie Ryan intends to find out before his rival is sent prematurely to meet his maker.




Age of Turbulence by Alan Greenspan
Alan Greenspan worked hard in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001 to ensure America didn't plunge into economic meltdown. He had good reason to fear, since his first major crisis was in October 1987 when the stock market crashed just weeks after he took the reins of the Federal Reserve Board. This is his story, as well as of how the global economy works, how we got here, and the challenges we face ahead.
Bluebonnet Reading:
The Blue Ghost
Thursday, September 20th at 4 pm