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

Monday, September 17, 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.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Make-and-Take Craft
Monday, September 17th at 4 pm
Theme: Number Nine

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Bluebonnet Reading


Bluebonnet Reading: On the Road
Thursday, September 13th at 4 pm

Monday, September 10, 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.

You've Been Warned by James Patterson
Kristin Burns was about to have the life she'd always dreamed of. Her photos were being considered at a major Manhattan gallery, she worked by day with two wonderful children, and the man of her dreams was almost hers for keeps. Then her life changed forever. She had been having recurring nightmares but suddenly they were visiting her during the day, too. With her life turning stranger by the minute, she wondered if it was all in her head, or if the nightmare was becoming her life?


Broken Government by John W. Dean
Former White House counsel John Dean evaluates the current state of the three branches of government, and finds serious problems with them all due to Republican rule.



Pontoon by Garrison Keillor
Evelyn, a good church-going Lutheran, a devoted mother, a serious quilter. Only after she dies in her sleep as she always wished she would, do we find out that she has been living a secret life. Then, there's her daughter, Barbara, who struggles with her drinking and, inspired by her mother's unconventional life, decides to dry out and thumb her nose at the Wobegon establishment by carrying out Evelyn's final wish.

Sunday, September 09, 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.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Bluebonnet Reading

September 6th at 4 pm
Bluebonnet Reading: The Greatest Skating Race

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.

Giving by Bill Clinton
The former president presents an inspiring look at how individual endeavors can save lives and solve problems, and offers compelling examples of both citizen and corporate activism at work in the world today. He writes about life-changing aspects of giving--of men and women who traded in their corporate careers, and the fulfillment they now experience through their new efforts and associations. A portion of President Clinton's proceeds from the book will be donated to charities and nonprofits that are doing their part to change the world.


Songs Without Words by Ann Packer
Liz and Sarabeth had been friends forever, childhood neighbors bound together at the age of 16 when Sarabeth's mother committed suicide. Decades later, they had gone through broken marriages, the births of children, love affairs, and depression, always a source of strength for one another. But when an unforeseen calamity struck at the heart of Liz's family, the deepest habits of their friendship and relationship were revealed in a strange new light causing them to question everything they thought they knew about each other and themselves.


Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself by Alan Alda
Alan Alda, best known for his role in the long-running TV series Mash, has lived a life most people can only dream about. Yet, like most of us who reach a certain point in life, he reflects on the life he's led, from the turbulent 60s through the ache of Septemeber 11th and beyond to find meaning in his life. This is what he discovered while examining those years.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Wednesday, September 5th at 4pm
Kindermusic