Monday, January 28, 2008

Coming Soon!

The Appeal by John Grisham

Politics has always been a dirty game.
Now justice is, too.

In a crowded courtroom in Mississipi, a jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town’s water supply, causing the worst “cancer cluster” in history. The company appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will one day either approve the verdict or reverse it.

Who are the nine? How will they vote? Can one be replaced before the case is ultimately decided?

The chemical company is owned by a Wall Street predator named Carl Trudeau, and Mr. Trudeau is convinced the Court is not friendly enough. With judicial elections looming, he decides to try to purchase himself a seat on the Court. The cost is a few million dollars, a drop in the bucket for a billionaire like Mr. Trudeau. Through an intricate web of conspiracy and deceit, his political operatives recruit a young, unsuspecting candidate. They finance him, manipulate him, market him, and mold him into a potential Supreme Court justice. Their Supreme Court justice. The Appeal is a powerful, timely, and shocking story of political and legal intrigue, a story that will leave readers unable to think about our electoral process or judicial system in quite the same way ever again.

Introducing Playaways!

Playaway is the newest format of audio, combining a wide variety of content with an easy-to-use player all in one small unit. When you receive your Playaway, all you have to do is press play to start listening immediately – there is no need for a separate player, and it comes with earbuds and a battery to make it play.

Playaway is the most simple and immediate way to enjoy music and audiobooks. Its portability allows users to enjoy their favorite authors and titles on-the-go, whenever and wherever.

What makes Playaway unique?

  • Playaway is the easiest way to listen to a book or music – the only thing you need to do is press play!

  • Each Playaway contains an entire book or music compilation, regardless of length (up to 80 hours!).

  • A Playaway weighs only 2 ounces and can easily fit in a pocket for ultimate portability and multitasking.

  • They come with an automatic bookmark function that remembers where you left off.

  • Playaways have a universal headphone jack that can be used with a number of mobility accessories including portable speakers, FM transmitters, and audio cables to listen in virtually any environment.
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, January 14, 2008

New Titles This Week!

Blue Heaven by C.J. Box
Annie, 12, and her younger brother, William, are running for their lives in the woods of northern Idaho after witnessing four men commit murder. Unfortunately, the men know who William and Annie are, and where their desperate mother is waiting for news of her children's fate. The kids soon discover that even the police can't be trusted as a group of dirty cops spearhead the search for them. One false move will stop them from ever finding their way home again.




Sister Wendy on Prayer
Sister Wendy Beckett, adored and renowned art historian, has spent years in silence and contemplation in her calling as a nun. Her celebrated television specials and books about art have led her many admirers to ask about her own faith and practices. For the first time, in this thoughtful examination of the nature of prayer, she reveals her deeply held beliefs about her religion and her intimate understanding of God.





Three Shirt Deal by Stephen Cannell
Internal Affairs detective Secada 'Scout' Llevar and Detective Shane Scully have teamed up to investigate a claim by a convict serving a life sentence for murdering his mother, that although he confessed to the crime, his confession was coerced. What begins as a routine review quickly turns into something deadly with several people being implicated.
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, January 08, 2008

Senior Center Book Review
Thursday, January 10th at 1:30 pm

Join us as we discuss two of the hottest titles by best-selling and award winning author Jodi Picoult. Refreshments provided; please RSVP with the Senior Center.


Monday, January 07, 2008

Make-and-Take Crafts

Monday, January 14th at 4pm
In the Library
Making Necklaces!



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!

Monday, January 7th at 4pm
Make a Nest with the
Bob Jones Nature Center




New Titles Coming Soon

Memo to the President Elect Madelaine Albright
Whoever becomes the next President of the United States will have a monumental job ahead of them to rebuild damaged and broken relationships across the globe brought about by the mismanagement and miscalculation under George W. Bush. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, adviser to two previous presidents, offers recommendations to the incoming president in a candid personal memo.


Plum Lucky by Janet Evanovich
The newest Stephanie Plum novel from Evanovich is filled with all the characters readers know and love from the Burg, including Lula, Grandma Mazur, Connie, Ranger, Joe, Tank, Valerie and Albert Kloughn. Diesel also makes an appearance just after Valentine's Day to turn Stephanie's world upside down.



Getting Rid of Bradley by Jennifer Crusie
One might say Lucy Savage is not only having a bad day, but a bad life. Her cheating husband, Bradley, adds insult to injury by standing her up in divorce court, a bad dye job has left her hair green, and someone is trying to kill her. Policeman Zack Warren, deciding that Lucy needs 24- hour police protection, moves into her home, making them both sleepless.



Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Get Rid of Those Pesky Late Fees

Food for Fees is back!
November 12, 2007 - January 1st, 2008

Bring non-perishable food items to the library between 11/12/07 and 1/1/08 and we will waive $1.00 (per item) in library fees. This annual program benefits the G.R.A.C.E. food bank.

New Titles This Week!

There's No Place Like Here by Cecilia Ahern
Sandy Shortt has been obsessed with finding things ever since her classmate Jenny-May vanished when they were ten-years-old. Now grown, Sandy's obsession is channeled into her job at an agency that locates missing persons. Unfortunately, some people are never found, which haunts Sandy until one day she stumbles across a world where all the missing people go. Only then does she realize that she has become blind to the people and the things in her own life and in effect, has become a missing person herself.


Day of Reckoning by Patrick J. Buchanan
It is Pat Buchanan's contention that the United States is being secretly merged with Mexico and is under threat of losing its independence and sovereignty. He sees America's societal and cultural collapse, and identifies the enemy of 'ideology' as the false god that has become a de-Christianized America's substitute for true faith. He further states that 'free trade' is de-industrializing America, killing the middle class and imperiling U.S. economic independence. In conclusion, he offers ideas on how to stop what he calls the suicide of America.


Blood Brothers by Nora Roberts
Every seven years, on the seventh day of the seventh month, strange things happen. It began when three young boys, Caleb, Fox, and Gage, went on a camping trip to Pagan Stone. Twenty-one years later, it ends in a showdown between evil and the boys who have become men, and the women who love them.