Thursday, December 27, 2007

New Year's Traditions


Auld Lang Syne
by Borgna Brunner

The most commonly sung song for English-speakers on New Year's eve, "Auld Lang Syne" is an old Scottish song that was first published by the poet Robert Burns in the 1796 edition of the book, Scots Musical Museum. Burns transcribed it (and made some refinements to the lyrics) after he heard it sung by an old man from the Ayrshire area of Scotland, Burns's homeland.

It is often remarked that "Auld Lang Syne" is one of the most popular songs that nobody knows the lyrics to. "Auld Lang Syne" literally translates as "old long since" and means "times gone by." The song asks whether old friends and times will be forgotten and promises to remember people of the past with fondness, "For auld lang syne, we'll tak a cup o' kindness yet."

The lesser known verses continue this theme, lamenting how friends who once used to "run about the braes,/ And pou'd the gowans fine" (run about the hills and pulled up the daisies) and "paidl'd in the burn/Frae morning sun till dine" (paddled in the stream from morning to dusk) have become divided by time and distance—"seas between us braid hae roar'd" (broad seas have roared between us). Yet there is always time for old friends to get together—if not in person then in memory—and "tak a right guid-willie waught" (a good-will drink).

But it was bandleader Guy Lombardo, and not Robert Burns, who popularized the song and turned it into a New Year's tradition. Lombardo first heard "Auld Lang Syne" in his hometown of London, Ontario, where it was sung by Scottish immigrants. When he and his brothers formed the famous dance band, Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians, the song became one of their standards. Lombardo played the song at midnight at a New Year's eve party at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City in 1929, and a tradition was born. After that, Lombardo's version of the song was played every New Year's eve from the 1930s until 1976 at the Waldorf Astoria. In the first years it was broadcast on radio, and then on television. The song became such a New Year's tradition that "Life magazine wrote that if Lombardo failed to play 'Auld Lang Syne,' the American public would not believe that the new year had really arrived."

To read more, click here for the complete article.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Lighthouses

Biloxi Light
Biloxi, Mississippi
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On the web:
to read about lighthouses all over the world.
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In the library:
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Lighthouses: A Pictorial History of Lighthouses Around the World
by Leo Marriott
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Sentinel of the Seas: Life and Death
at the Most Dangerous Lighthouse Ever Built
by Dennis M. Powers
Chronicles the building of the St. George Reef Lighthouse
in northern California.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

The Hearts of Horses

Molly Gloss

289 pages


"...tells the moving story of an unconventional, strong-willed woman bucking society's norm to gently train horses without breaking their spirit...fascinating." -Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation



From front flap:


In the winter of 1917, a big-boned young woman shows up at George Bliss’s doorstep. She’s looking for a job breaking horses, and he hires her on. Many of his regular hands are off fighting the war, and he glimpses, beneath her showy rodeo garb, a shy but determined girl with a serious knowledge of horses.
So begins the irresistible tale of nineteen-year-old Martha Lessen, a female horse whisperer trying to make a go of it in a man’s world.
With elegant sweetness and a pitch-perfect sense of western life, The Hearts of Horses is a remarkable story about how people and animals make connections and touch each other’s lives in the most unexpected and profound ways.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Arriving in November

Here are just some of the books being added this month. Browse the list; you will surely find several titles to add to your own reading list.

Novels:
Amazing Grace – Danielle Steel
Book of the Dead – Patricia Cornwell
Bridge of Sighs – Richard Russo
Between Sundays – Karen Kingsbury
Chase – Clive Cussler
Christmas Pearl – Dorthea Frank
Christmas Promise – Donna Vanliere
Creation in Death – J. D. Robb
Darkest Evening of the Year – Dean Koontz
Double Cross – James Patterson
Down River – John Hart
Hearts of Horses – Molly Gloss
Home to Holly Springs – Jan Karon
Ice Cold Grave – Charlaine Harris
In the Shadow of the Glacier – Vicki Delany
Interred with their Bones – Jennifer Carrell
Last Night at the Lobster – Stewart O’Nan
Last Noel – Heather Graham
Pandora’s Daughter – Iris Johansen
Pontoon – Garrison Keillor
Race – Richard North Patterson
Raiders: Sons of Texas – Elmer Kelton
Stone Cold – David Baldacci
Sure Fire – Jack Higgins
Third Degree – Greg Iles
Till Morning is Nigh – Leisha Kelly
Unwrapping Christmas – Lori Copeland
Week from Sunday – Dorothy Garlock
Where Angels Go – Debbie Macomber


Non-fiction:
Ageless Face, Ageless - Nicholas Perricone
Boone, a biography – Robert Morgan
If Only I Knew Then – Charles Grodin
If You Didn’t Bring Jerky – Bill Heavey
Immanuel: Praying the Names of Jesus – Ann Spangler
Leading Ladies – Kay Bailey Hutchison
Louder than Words – Jenny McCarthy
Sick Girl – Amy Silverstein
Skating Life – Dorothy Hamil
When the Game is Over – John Ortberg
Write it When I’m Gone – Thomas DeFrank

Monday, October 22, 2007

To Finish or Not to Finish?

That is an interesting observation I’ve made through the years.

There are those readers among us, myself excluded, who will plod through a novel and finish it because they have started it and feel duty-bound to do so. No matter how boring, no matter how poorly written. Patrons will turn in a book complaining about how bad it was; yet they read till the bitter end. It is not like there is going to be a quiz or they have invested big money.
I choose a novel for entertainment and escapism. If the writing, the plot or the characters do not capture me, I feel no obligation and will quickly say good-bye to the novel. There are too many books waiting to be read for me to waste time on one that does not interest me.
Where do you fall in this category? Do you read every last page or throw it back after giving it a fair chance? What are your criteria for sticking it out or giving up? What will cause you to close the book?
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Friday, October 19, 2007

Beyond Bestsellers - October 2007

Each month, only a few books reach the top of the fiction bestseller lists, but there are many more terrific titles available at the Library. Here are some recent favorites.



Take one food writer named Cranky Agnes, add a hitman named Shane, mix them together with a Southern mob wedding, a missing necklace, two annoyed flamingos, and a dog named Rhett, and you've got a recipe for a sexy, hilarious novel about the disastroud side of true love.
"A comic caper and caucous romance...laugh-out-loud funny" --Kirkus Reviews


You're invited to the charming Delta town of Second Creek, Mississippi, known for its chatty citizens, unusual weather phenomena, and elegant ballroom dancing in the most unlikely places.


"As a group of eccentric widow ladies dance in the aisles of the Piggly Wiggly, they'll have you rolling in them." -Ann B. Ross





The enchanting sequel to Waltzing at the Piggly Wiggly, a Southern Charmer about second chances in love and life, and the odd-oddly funny-events that bring people together.








This book is filled with sassy Southern humor as well as romance and mystery.
"Sassy and sexy Cash's big-haired heroines dish up Texas-size fun." -Carol Haggas
"The order of the day is entertainment, and the book piles it on." - Publishers Weekly

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Sidney & Norman: a tale of two pigs



Phil Vischer

Easy Fiction

Back of the Book:

"Life had always been easy for Norman. He was, after all, a good pig...not like his neighbor, Sidney. Rules and systems and schedules--they all seemed a bit slippery to Sidney. Norman couldn't help but look down on Sidney, and Sidney couldn't help but look down on himself--until, that is, the day they each received an invitation from God. He had something to tell them.

Master storyteller and VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer spins a delightful tale for kids and grownups alike about two very different pigs and the simple messages from God that change the way they view each other...and themselves."

Reader Comments:

It’s for adults as much as kids.
It helps you see yourself the way God sees you.
The thoughts lingered after the book was finished and made it even more enjoyable the second time through.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Book Sale






Next Saturday, October 6, the Junior Library Board will set up their second annual book sale at the Red River County Historical Society Fall Bazaar.


There will be new books, used books, hardbacks, paperbacks, books on tape, books on CD, and maybe a few videos. The book tables will be set up in front of the Library.





If you were at the Fair Parade last week, you probably saw some of the Junior Board on the creative float they designed. In fact, you will seeing and hearing more about these energetic teenagers and their promotions of the library in the weeks ahead.

To keep up with all the Junior Board's activities, follow the "Teen Blog" link from the library home page or click here.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

September Books are Arriving!

Agnes and the Hitman, by Jennifer Cruise
Away, by Amy Bloom
Away is the epic and intimate story of young Lillian Leyb, a dangerous innocent, an accidental heroine. When her family is destroyed in a Russian pogrom, Lillian comes to America alone, determined to make her way in a new land. When word comes that her daughter, Sophie, might still be alive, Lillian embarks on an odyssey that takes her from the world of the Yiddish theater on New York’s Lower East Side, to Seattle’s Jazz District, and up to Alaska, along the fabled Telegraph Trail toward Siberia.
Bones to Ashes, by Kathy Reichs
Burnt House, by Faye Kellerman
Critical, by Robin Cook
Don’t Make a Scene, by Valerie Block
End of the Alphabet, by C. S. Richardson
The End of the Alphabet is a lovely little novel that packs a big emotional wallop.
It tells the story of a marriage in 119 undersized pages. A middle-aged man in London is told he has one month to live. He decides that he and his wife will spend it traveling to the places he has most loved or longed to see. They'll go by way of the alphabet: A is for Amsterdam, B is for Berlin, C is for Chartres.The writing borders on precious, but it comes back to earth at all the right places” Bob Minzesheimer, USA TODAY


House of Happy Endings, by Leslie Garis
Garis's memoir encompass three generations. When she was eight years old, her grandmother Lilian, who wrote the early Bobbsey Twins, and grandfather Howard Garis, who created and virtually became Uncle Wiggily, moved into her family's home in Amherst, Mass. In this spellbinding memoir of green moments and gray ones, Garis chronicles this book-reading, music-playing and, most importantly, loving family of writers.

I Gave You My Heart but You Sold it Online, by Dixie Cash
If Olaya Street Could Talk, by John Paul Jones
Just Beyond the Clouds, by Karen Kingsbury
Kissing Babies at the Piggly Wiggly, by Robert Dalby
Waltzing at the Piggly Wiggly, by Robert Dalby Last Breath, by George Shuman
Power Play, by Joseph Finder
Starburst, by Robin Pilcher
Summers at the Blue Lake, by Jill Althouse-Wood Sweet Revenge, by Diane Mott Davidson
Up Close and Personal, by Fern Michaels
Way Life Should Be, by Christina Kline
Wheel of Darkness, by Preston Douglas
Wind Harp, by B.J. Hoff
47th Samurai, by Stephen Hunter

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

New Books added in August

Do you find the list of new books useful?
Have read any from the lists?
Have you read any of the featured books?
Tell us about it! Leave us your feedback in the comment field below.

Today’s list is divided into three sections: fiction, non-fiction, and some new inspirational titles

Fiction:
1st Commandment, by Brad Thor
Justice Denied, by J.A. Jance
Loving Frank, by Nancy Horan
Fact and fiction blend in this historical novel that chronicles the relationship between architect Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Cheney, from their meeting in Oak Park, Illinois, when they were each married to another to the clandestine affair that shocked Chicago society.
Peony in Love, by Lisa See
Twenty years after a shared childhood marked by their considerable popularity, Tracy, Olivia, and Holly reunite on a luxury Caribbean cruise during which a chance mistake triggers a series of devastating events that puts their survival in jeopardy.

Play Dirty, by Sandra Brown
Step on a Crack, by James Patterson
Still Summer, by Jacquelyn Mitchard
In 17th century China, three women become emotionally involved with The Peony Pavilion, a famed opera rumored to cause lovesickness and even death, one of which succumbs to its spell only to return after her death to haunt her former fiancé who has married another.

Takedown, by Brad Thor

Non-fiction:
Cure for Anything is Salt Water, by Mary South
Family Driven Faith, by V. Baucham
Geography of Home, by Akiko Busch
Guiness Book of World Records 2008
Here if You Need Me, by Kate Braestrup
Hunting the American Terrorist, by Terry Turchie
Measure of All Things: Story of Man & Measurement
Music Lovers Poetry Anthology
Nine Ways to Cross a River, by Akiko Busch
One Red Paperclip, by Kyle MacDonald
Perfect Figures: the Lore of Numbers
Sentinel of the Seas: Life & Death at the Most Dangerous Lighthouse Ever Built
What Your Childhood Memories Say About You, by Kevin Leman
3:16, The Numbers of Hope, by Max Lucado
4:8 Principle, by Tommy Newberry

Inspirational:
Chasing Fireflies, by Charles Martin
Coral Moon, by Brandilyn Collins
In Every Flower, by Patti Hill
In Search of Eden, by Linda Nichols
It Happens Every Spring, by Gary Chapman
A Place Called Home, by Lori Wick
A Promise for Ellie, by Lauraine Snelling
Prophet, by Francine Rivers
Scribe, by Francine Rivers
Sophia’s Dilema, by Lauraine Snelling
Summer Breeze, by Catherine PalmerA Thousand Tomorrows, by Karen Kingsbury

Friday, August 24, 2007

Historic Texas Courthouses

When the Clarksville High School Class of 1957 celebrated their 50th Anniversary this summer, they made a donation to the library in memory of the deceased members of the class. A beautiful coffeetable book, Historic Courthouses of Texas, has been placed in their honor.

The book gives details of 100 courthouses across Texas, highlighting their origin, craftmanship and character, as well as stories behind their construction. The photography is spectacular, the images are large, bright and detailed. Red River County is represented on four beautiful pages. The next time you are in the library, browse through this magnificent book. You will not be disappointed.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Lone Survivor

Eight weeks on the New York Times Best sellers non-fiction list, coming in number 1 last week, number 2 this week:
On a clear night in late June 2005, four U.S. Navy SEALs left their base in northern Afghanistan for the mountainous Pakistani border. Their mission was to capture or kill a notorious al Qaeda leader known to be ensconced in a Taliban stronghold surrounded by a small but heavily armed force. Less then twenty-four hours later, only one of those Navy SEALs remained alive. This is the story of fire team leader Marcus Luttrell, the sole survivor of Operation Redwing, and the desperate battle in the mountains that led, ultimately, to the largest loss of life in Navy SEAL history. But it is also, more than anything, the story of his teammates, who fought ferociously beside him until he was the last one left-blasted unconscious by a rocket grenade, blown over a cliff, but still armed and still breathing. Over the next four days, badly injured and presumed dead, Luttrell fought off six al Qaeda assassins who were sent to finish him, then crawled for seven miles through the mountains before he was taken in by a Pashtun tribe, who risked everything to protect him from the encircling Taliban killers.A six-foot-five-inch Texan, Leading Petty Officer Luttrell takes us, blow-by-blow, through the brutal training of America's warrior elite and the relentless rites of passage required by the Navy SEALs. He transports us to a monstrous battle fought in the desolate peaks of Afghanistan, where the beleaguered American team plummeted headlong a thousand feet down a mountain as they fought back through flying shale and rocks. In this rich , moving chronicle of courage, honor, and patriotism, Marcus Luttrell delivers one of the most powerful narratives ever written about modern warfare-and a tribute to his teammates, who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. --Amazon.com

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Thursday Next

At number ten on this week’s New York Times Bestseller list, Thursday Next: First Among Sequels, by Jasper Fforde sounded like the kind of book our readers would enjoy. The only problem is that it is fifth in a series. The only solution to that is to backtrack and start at the beginning. First came The Eyre Affair, followed by Lost in a Good Book, both of which are currently only available in paperback.

"A delightful first book…has the surrealism and satire of Douglas Adams, the nonsense and wordplay of Lewis Carroll, and the descriptive detail of Connie Willis. What sets Fforde's work apart, however, is its winsome heroine. This is a highly entertaining mystery with social satire, time travel, fantasy, science fiction, and romance thrown in to the well-written mix." Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc


"[Thursday Next is] part Bridget Jones, part Nancy Drew, and part Dirty Harry." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times.

“Reading this novel is like being at a fabulous party of phenomenally funny and wickedly profound guests.” Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

“Beloved for his prodigious imagination, his satirical gifts, his literate humor, and sheer silliness, Jasper Fforde has delighted book lovers since Thursday Next first appeared in The Eyre Affair, a genre send-up hailed as an instant classic. Packed with word play, bizarre and entertaining subplots, and old-fashioned suspense, Thursday’s return[Thursday Next: First Among Sequels] is sure to be celebrated by Jasper’s fanatical fans and the critics who have loved him since the beginning.” –Amazon.com
If the first two prove as entertaining and popular as promised, look for the rest of the series to land on our shelves soon!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Debut Authors & New Arrivals

Jonis Agee's The River Wife, set in 19th-century Missouri is a multigenerational, epic novel covering the lives of five women related either by marriage, partnership, or birth to French fur-trapper and river pirate, Jacques Ducharme. The novel mixes history with a bit of the supernatural to tell the story of the women who lived and toiled Jacques Landing. These women are everyday heroines-- battling life on the Mississippi, surviving by whatever means they can.

A reviewer on Amazon.com summarizes it this way:
“Agee's prose is cinematic. The overall experience is like watching an addictive miniseries. There is a lot happening, with many parallels between the different women. There is danger, violence, suspense, ghostly apparitions, treachery, pirate's treasure, intrigue, and murder--enough to keep almost anyone's interest piqued. But don't expect a fast-paced novel; this is a subtle, slow, lyrical, sensual, and heart-felt novel about what it means to make life-changing choices.”

“Lush historical detail, a plot brimming with danger, love and betrayal, and a magnificent cast . . . will keep readers entranced.” — Publisher's Weekly (starred review)“This mesmerizing saga teeming with memorable characters, sharp depictions of frontier life, and lucid, beautifully wrought prose will haunt readers long afterward.” — Booklist


In her debut novel, Stephanie Gayle takes us through the transition of a young, liberal New York lawyer starting over in Georgia who finds herself appointed co counsel for a death-penalty case. While the criminal case successfully links the entire book together, it does not overshadow the lead character’s own personal trials.

“Despite some tough subject matter, Gayle has written a very appealing first novel with an engaging heroine and a cast of very believable secondary characters.”--Library Journal, starred review“Natalie's dilemmas are perfectly played, and Gayle's economical prose is peppered with sharp sentences and clever fish-out-of-water observations.”--Publishers Weekly

Up High in the Trees is a story told through the eyes of Sebby, an eight year old boy struggling to deal with the death of his pregnant mother. Although the young boy appears to be affected by Asperger's syndrome, the novel is not about autism, but about grief. Brinkman draws the reader so close to Sebby you begin to identify with him on a personal level.

“No one could blame you for turning away from Kiara Brinkman's haunting first novel. The muffled pain of Up High in the Trees will trigger your reflex for emotional protection but, if you can bear it, the treasures here are exquisite. I can't remember when I ever felt so torn between recoiling from a story and wishing I could somehow cross into its pages and comfort a character.” -Ron Charles - The Washington Post

Also added today:
Barefoot, by Elin Hilderbrand
High Noon, by Nora Roberts
Killer Weekend, by Ridley Pearson
Life's a Beach, by Claire Cook
Living in a Foreign Language, a memoir, by Michael Tucker
Mad Dash, by Patricia Gaffney
Rule Number 5, by Ben Weinberg
Secret Servant, by Daniel Silva

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

July arrivals

Today we have to offer to you: city dogs, an injured elephant and a cloned grandmother. Fortunately, or unfortunately, as the case may be, not all in the same book.

A frustrated genetic researcher manages to clone her grandmother, Mary, bringing her to life as a twenty-two year-old whose last memories are of 1929. Both entertaining and thought provoking, this engrossing debut novel by Camille DeAngelis has been compared to a modern day Frankenstein with intriguing plot twists and romance added to the mix.
When her veterinarian husband tells her he is getting a colleague, Neelie Sterling thought he was getting a collie, until she meets the pretty blond assistant. A trip to Zimbabwe to rescue an injured elephant also proves healing to Neelie, as she learns about herself as a wife and mother. Her trip to self-discovery is filled with many laugh-out-loud moments along the way.

In Cathleen Schine’s new novel, The New Yorkers, we are given an insight to the thoughts and aspirations, successes and failures of an ensemble cast living on the same non-descript street in Manhattan as their lives cross through the dogs they each own and love. Cathleen Schine once again crafts a delightful novel involving the sometimes complicated, sometimes comic workings of the human heart.


Among our July books are some old favorites, tried and true, such as James Patterson, Nora Roberts, James Lee Burke and Jude Deveraux. Also on the list are some new authors that you might want to give a try: Camille DeAngelis, Dorie Lawson, and new to the library, Judy Singer, Doug Stumpf, and Katherine Taylor.


Now available for check out:
Along Comes a Stranger, by Dorie Lawson
Big Girls, by Susannah Moore
Blaze, by Richard Bachman
Bright of the Sky, by Kay Kenyon
Confessions of a Wall Street Shoeshine Boy, by Doug Stumpf
Crooked Letter, by Sean Williams
Ever Running Man, by Marcia Muller
Heart in the Right Place, by Carolyn Jourdan
Her Royal Spyness, by Rhys Bowen
High Noon, by Nora Roberts
Judas Strain, by James Rollins
Julia's Chocolates, by Cathy Lamb
Lost and Found, by Jacque Sheehan
Meet Me in Venice, by Elizabeth Adler
Quickie, by James Patterson
Rules for Saying Goodbye, by Katherine Taylor
Sailing to Capri, by Elizabeth Adler
Savages, by Bill Pronzini
Someone to Love, by Jude Deveraux
Something More, by Janet Dailey
Tin Roof Blowdown, by James Lee Burke
Virgin River, by Robyn Carr
Wanted Man, by Linda Lael Miller
What Matters Most, by Luanne Rice
Whispering Rock, by Robyn Carr

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Flying off the shelves

If you want to read any of these books, you will have to get in line. We just can't keep them on the shelf!

Janet Evanovich's thirteenth Stephanie Plum novel has been eagerly awaited by her fans. Since it arrived in June, Lean Mean Thirteen hasn't spent much time in the library. If you haven't been introduced to Stephanie and her fun band of associates, you can begin with One for the Money and will no doubt continue with Two for the Dough, Three to Get Deadly......you get the idea.

Sandhills Boy is Elmer Kelton's personal account of growing up in Depression-era west Texas, recalling oilfield days and a stint in the Army in WWII Europe. Sandhills Boy promises to be an interesting read for Kelton fans.

Texas Showdown is actually two of Kelton's short novels written in the 1960s, Pecos Crossing and Shotgun, but managing to create new interest today. With fast-paced action and earthy characters, they are classic Kelton. He is the author of fifty novels and has earned countless honors including a record seven Spur Awards from Western Writers of America, Inc., an organization that has voted Kelton the greatest Western Writer of all time. Elmer Kelton is a native Texan living in San Angelo.

Friday, July 6, 2007

New Books added in June

After Diana - by Christopher Andersen
Bad Luck and Trouble - by Lee Child
Best Friends: 2 Women, 2 Continents - by Sara James
Blood of Flowers - by Anita Amirrezvani
Brothers: the Hidden History of the Kennedy Years -
by David Talbot
Companion - by Ann Granger
The Devil Who Tamed Her - by Johnna Lindsey
Divisadero - by Michael Ondaatje
Innocent as Sin - by Elizabeth Lowell
Lethally Blond - by Kate White
Maytrees - by Annie Dillard
On Borrowed Wings - by Chandra Prasad
Overlook - by Michael Connelly
Penny - by Joyce Meyer
Soon I Will be Invincible - by Austin Grossman
Spare Change - by Robert B. Parker
Stormy Weather - by Paulette Giles
Stroke Force - by Dale Brown
A Thousand Splendid Suns - by Khaled Hosseini
To My Dearest Friends - by Patricia Volk
Up in Honey's Room - by Elmore Leonard
When Day Breaks - by Mary Jane Clark
Without A Map - by Meredith Hall
Yiddish Policemen's Union - by Micnael Chabon
7 ox 7: a story of some ways in Texas - by P. A. Ritzer
1634: The Baltic War - David Webber

Wednesday, June 20, 2007




Shine on, Mr. Sun! We are super-cool in our super-size sunshades!




Tuesday, June 19, 2007

You never know what you will find next at the Library. No, we haven't gone into the furniture business. Yes, we have an incredible display of dollhouses! These beautiful creations are on loan from the estate of Ms. Mary Barger. These miniature rooms are loaded with details you can only appreciate in person. Come by and see them soon!












Friday, June 15, 2007

More Pirates ??


Thursdays are the days we host the older children at the reading program. Yesterday we had a crew of all-girl pirates and a really fine crew they were, mateys! They enjoyed the crafts and stories. Now we all know the story of the Jolly Roger.




Next Wednesday and Thursday's party theme is "Stories by the Seashore" Children in 3rd grade and under will be entertained on Wednesday. Children in 4th grade and up will come on Thursday. Ms. Vanessa has lots of fun things planned!
Rumor has it there are sunglasses involved.

"Sea" you there!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Sail Away With Books!

Pirates.......Arrgh!
The 2007 Summer Reading Program is officially underway. The theme is "Sail Away With Books!" Many fun activities are planned.
Today, the Library was invaded by a band of dangerous pirates!



But the little scalawags will listen to a good story! Arrgh!




New Beginnings

progress (prog-res) n. 1. forward or onward movement. 2. an advance or development, especially to a better state.

With progress comes change. Newer, bigger, better, faster! We look forward to more changes in the look and feel of the Library's web presence in the days and weeks ahead.

Come on board and take this new journey with us!