Monday, December 20, 2010

T'was the night before Christmas....


Santa's favorite story

Talking to kiddos


Mrs. Claus came to visit too!

Merry Christmas!!!


Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Events


A Handmade Ornament Swap was held at the library on
Saturday, December 4th.

Here is the delightful assortment of ornaments up for trade:

Nancy telling us how she created her lovely 
smocked satin ornament:

Anne and her beautiful Victorian ornament made 
from old sheet music:



The following Saturday, December 11, the library hosted a 
Cookie Exchange.
Before we swapped, we sampled all the deliciousness.
Of course!




Judy & Amy filling their bags:

 Everyone took home a variety of cookies.

**Don't forget Santa will be at the Library 
on Thursday, December 16th
from 4:00 - 5:30!**

Friday, December 10, 2010

Santa Claus is Coming.......

TO THE LIBRARY!!!
Thursday, December 16th
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

You may bring your own cameras.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

More Christmas Fun! ** Cookies**

We are looking forward to a great time this Saturday at the
You still have time to get crafty!
You don't want to read about it next week
 and wish you had been here. :(

If baking is more your thing
have we got a deal for you:

(Click to enlarge)


Monday, November 15, 2010

'Tis the Season!

Get into the Holiday groove!

Come join in the fun and festivities at the Library!

Need some ideas? 
We have lots of books

or try these links:



Tuesday, November 2, 2010

New Arrivals!

Meet Maggie Fortenberry, a still beautiful former Miss Alabama. To others, Maggie's life seems practically perfect--she's lovely, charming and a successful real estate agent at Red Mountain Realty. Still, Maggie can't help but wonder how she wound up in her present condition. She had been on her hopeful way to becoming Miss America and realizing her childhood dream of someday living in one of the elegant old homes on top of Red Mountain, with the adoring husband and the 2.5 children, but then something unexpected happened and changed everything.
Maggie graduated at the top of her class at charm school, can fold a napkin in more than forty-eight different and interesting ways, and can enter and exit a car gracefully, but all of the finesse in the world cannot help her now. Since the legendary real estate dynamo Hazel Whisenknott, founder of Red Mountain Realty, died five years ago, business has gone from bad to worse--and the future isn't looking much better. But just when things seem completely hopeless, Maggie suddenly comes up with the perfect plan to solve it all.
As Maggie prepares to put her plan into action, we meet the cast of high-spirited characters around her. To Brenda Peoples, Maggie's best friend and real estate partner, Maggie's life seems easy as pie: Slender Maggie doesn't have to worry about her figure, or about her Weight Watcher sponsor catching her at the Krispy Kreme doughnut shop. And Ethel Clipp, Red Mountain's ancient and grumpy office manager with the bright purple hair, thinks the world of Maggie but has absolutely nothing nice to say about their rival Babs "The Beast of Birmingham" Bingington, the unscrupulous real estate agent who hates Maggie and is determined to put her out of business.
Maggie has heartbreaking secrets in her past, but through a strange turn of events she soon discovers, quite by accident, that everybody, it seems--dead or alive--has at least one little secret.

Here are a couple more.........
American Assassin, by Vince Flynn
Her Daughter's Dream, by Francine Rivers

Monday, October 25, 2010

Books, books...........and more books

It's as close as a primitive farm on the margins of an upstate New York town, where the three Proctor brothers live together in a kind of crumbling stasis. They linger like creatures from an older, wilder, and far less, forgiving world--until one of them dies in his sleep and the other two are suspected of murder.
Told in a chorus of voices that span a generation, Kings of the Earth examines the bonds of family and blood, faith and suspicion, that link not just the brothers but their entire community.
Vernon, the oldest of the Proctors, is reduced by work and illness to a shambling shadow of himself. Feeble-minded Audie lingers by his side, needy and unknowable. And Creed, the youngest of the three and the only one to have seen anything of the world (courtesy of the U.S. Army), struggles with impulses and accusations beyond his understanding. We also meet Del Graham, a state trooper torn between his urge to understand the brothers and his desire for justice; Preston Hatch, a kindhearted and resourceful neighbor who's spent his life protecting the three men from themselves; the brother's only sister, Donna, who managed to cut herself loose from the family but is then drawn back; and a host of other living, breathing characters whose voices emerge to shape this deeply intimate saga of the human condition at its limits.
ALSO.........
Beyond The Grave: 39 Clues, by Jude Watson
Black Circle, by Patrick Carman
Call Me Mrs. Miracle, by Debbie Macomber
The Confession, by John Grisham
Dog Days: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney
Don't Blink, by James Patterson
Everything, by Kevin Canty
Fall Of Giants, by Ken Follett
The Fort, by Bernard Cornwell
Galveston, by Nic Pizzolatto
House On Salt Hay Road, by Carin Clevidence
In The Company Of Others, by Jan Karon
In Too Deep: 39 Clues, by Jude Watson
The Last Straw: Diary Of A Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney
Mini Shopaholic, by Sophie Kinsella
Naked Heat, by Richard Castle
Painted Ladies, by Robert B. Parker
Playing The Game, by Barbara Taylor Bradford
The Reversal, by Michael Connelly
A Scattered Life, by Karen McQuestion
Still Life, by Louise Penny
What Is Left The Daughter, by Howard Norman
Worth Dying For, by Lee Child

Monday, September 27, 2010

New Arrivals...

The celebrated opera singer Lo Svizzero was born in a belfry high in the Swiss Alps where his mother served as the keeper of the Loudest and Most Beautiful Bells in the land. Shaped by the bells' glorious music, he possessed as a boy an extraordinary gift for sound. But when his preternatural hearing was discovered--along with its power to expose the sins of the church--young Moses Froben was cast out of his village with only his ears to guide him in a world fraught with danger.
Rescued from certain death by two traveling monks, he finds refuge at the vast and powerful Abbey of St. Gall. There,his ears lead him through the ancient stone hallways and past the monks' cells into the choir, where he aches to join the singers in their strange and enchanting song. Suddenly Moses knows his true gift, his purpose. Like his mother's bells, he rings with sound, and soon he becomes the protégé of the Abbey's brilliant yet repulsive choirmaster, Ulrich.
But it is his gift that will cause Moses' greatest misfortune: determined to preserve his brilliant pupil's voice, Ulrich has Moses castrated. Now a young man, he will forever sing with the exquisite voice of an angel--a musico--yet, in the eighteenth century, castration is an abomination in the Swiss Confederation, and so he must hide his shameful condition from his friends and even from the girl he has come to love. When his saviors are exiled and his beloved leaves St. Gall for an arranged marriage in Vienna, he decides he can deny the truth no longer and follows her--to sumptuous Vienna, to the former monks who saved his life, to an apprenticeship at one of Europe's greatest theaters, and to the premiere of one of history's most beloved operas.
In his confessional letter to his son, Moses recounts how his gift for sound led him on an astonishing journey to Europe's celebrated opera houses and reveals the secret that has long shadowed his fame: How did Moses Froben, world-renowned musico, come to raise a son who by all rights he could never have sired?

More New Books.......
Ape House, by Sara Gruen
Bad Blood, by John Sanford
Best of the Best Cookbook, by Food and Wine
Brave Girl Eating, by Harriet Brown
Crashers, by Dana Haynes
Danse Macabre, Gerald Elias
Emily Hudson, by Melissa Jones
Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen
Here's The Deal, Don't Touch Me, by Howie Mandel
If You Can't Come In, Smile As You Go By, by Cindy Rice Holster
Legacy,
by Danielle Steel
Lost Empire, by Clive Cussler
Not By Chance Alone, by Elliot Aronson
Nothing Happens Until It Happens to You, by T.M. Shine
Packing For Mars, by Mary Roach
Santa Fe Edge, by Stuart Woods
The Secret Kept, by Tatiana De Rosnay
Seventeen Second Miracle, by Jason Wright
Sonderberg Case, by Elie Wiesel
Thereby Hangs a Tail, by Spencer Quinn
To Fetch a Thief, by Spencer Quinn
The Vaults, by Toby Ball
Waking Up In Dixie, by Haywood Smith
1022 Evergreen Place, by Debbie Macomber

Friday, September 24, 2010

The TexShare Card Program




The TexShare Card is a statewide library card for registered patrons of participating libraries.  Patrons will have access to library materials not available at their local libraries.  A majority of Texas libraries participate in the Card Program.  This week we finalized procedures necessary for our library to be a part of the program.

Lending policies are set by each participating library. Some restrictions apply. For more information or to take advantage of the TexShare Card Program, contact the library or visit the TexShare site.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

New Inspirationals!

Abbie Ann, by Sharlene MacLaren
Anna's Return, by Marta Perry
Becca By The Book, by Laura Jensen Walker
The Chop Shop, by Tim Downs
Daring Chloe, by Laura Jensen Walker
Double Trouble, by Susan May Warren
First The Dead, by Tim Downs
 Leah's Choice, by Marta Perry

Leaving November, by Deborah Raney
Licensed For Trouble, by Susan May Warren
Nothing But Trouble, by Susan May Warren
Rachel's Garden, by Marta Perry
Shoofly Pie, by Tim Downs
Still House Pond, by Jan Watson
Sweetwater Run, by Jan Watson
This Fine Life, Eva Marie Everson

Turning The Paige, by Laura Jensen Walker

Monday, September 13, 2010

New Arrivals.......

Balthazar Jones lives in the Tower of London with his wife, Hebe, and his one-hundred-eighty-one-year-old pet tortoise, Mrs. Cook. That's right: he is a Beef-eater (they really do live here). It's no easy job navigating the trials and tribulations that come with living and working in the largest tourist attraction in present-day London.
Among the eccentric characters who call the Tower's maze of ancient buildings and spiral staircases home are the Tower's Rack & Ruin barmaid, Ruby Dore, who just found out she's pregnant; life-long bachelor Reverend Septimus Drew, who secretly pens a series of principled erotica; the philandering Ravenmaster with an eye for revenge when one of his insufferable flock turns up dead; Valerie Jennings, Hebe's best friend who is secretly in love with the tattooed ticket inspector, Arthur Catnip; and the ghost of Sir Walter Raleigh, whose nighttime smoking and clanging around the Tower are ruining everyone's sleep.
The once white-hot flame of Balthazar and Hebe's love has dwindled since the loss of their son. Hebe finds solace in her work at the London Underground's Department of Lost Things, where she attempts to reunite lost objects with their rightful owners (among the handbags and keys, the storehouse is filled with a trove of strange objects, including Dustin Hoffman's Academy Award, 157 pairs of false teeth, and an uncrackable safe). But Balthazar has not been able to shed a tear since the tragedy, and Hebe is growing more distant by the day.
Their marriage is teetering on the brink when Balthazar is tasked with opening an elaborate menagerie within the Tower walls to house the unusual animal gifts the Queen is given by foreign dignitaries. Life at the Tower is about to get all the more interesting. The penguins escape, the giraffes are stolen, the lovebirds hate one another....Balthazar is in charge, and things are not exactly running smoothly. It is at this point that the beloved tortoise "runs" away and Hebe decides to leave. What a Beef-eater to do?


Meet twenty-two-year-old Cherry Pye (née Cheryl Bunterman): a pop star since she was fourteen-and about to attempt a comeback from her latest drug-and-alcohol disaster.
Now meet Cherry again: in the person of her "undercover stunt double," Ann DeLusia. Ann portrays Cherry whenever the singer is too "indisposed"-meaning wasted- to go out in public. And it is Ann-mistaken-for-Cherry who is kidnapped from a South Beach hotel by obsessed paparazzo Bang Abbott.
Now the challenge for Cherry's handlers(
über-stage mother; horndog record producer; nipped, tucked, and Botoxed twin publicists; weed whacker-wielding bodyguard) is to rescue Ann while keeping her existence a secret from Cherry's public-and from Cherry herself.
The situation is more complicated than they know. Ann has had a bewitching encounter with Skink-the unhinged former governor of Florida living wild in a mangrove swamp-and now he's heading to Miami to find her...
Will Bang Abbott achieve his fantasy of a lucrative private photo shoot session with Cherry Pye? Will Cherry sober up in time to lip-synch her way through her concert tour? Will Skink track down Ann DeLusia before Cherry's motley posse does?
All will be revealed in this hilarious spin on life in the celebrity fast lane.


Don't forget about these newbies.....
Burned, by P.C. Cast
Cure, by Robin Cook
Death on the D-List, by Nancy Grace
Eleventh Victim, by Nancy Grace
Faithful Place, by Tana French
Hangman, by Faye Kellerman
How to Raise the Perfect Dog, by Cesar Millan
I'd Know You Anywhere, by Laura Lippman
Becoming a U.S. Citizen, by Kaplan
Last Lie, by Stephen White
Last Night at Chateau Marmont, by Lauren Weisberger
Maybe This Time, by Jennifer Crusie
Pinheads and Patriots, by Bill O'Reilly
Postcard Killers, by James Patterson
Room, by Emma Donoghue
Safe Haven, by Nicholas Sparks
Tempted, by P.C. Cast
Touch-Me-Not, by Cynthia Riggs
Tough Customer, by Sandra Brown
Veil of Night, by Linda Howard
Wicked Appetite, by Janet Evanovich
The Widowers Tale, by Julia Glass

Thursday, August 26, 2010

New Arrivals.......


Bill Warrington's three children escaped their father's domineering presence long ago, but with a new diagnosis that threatens his mind and his most cherished memories, this monumentally stubborn ex-Marine is determined to patch up their differences before it's too late.
The younger Warrington's, however, have their own issues to contend with: Marcy's struggles to raise her headstrong teenage daughter on her own; Nick's ability to move on with his life after his wife's death; and Mike' egomaniacal, self-absorbed philandering that threatens his career and his own family. When all three grown siblings greet Bill's overtures with wary indifference, he improvises a scheme none of them could of foreseen: skip town with Marcy's fifteen-year-old daughter, April, whose twin ambitions to learn how to drive and to find rock stardom on the West Coast make her his perfect-and perfectly willing-abductee.
Despite his carefully crafted clues as to their whereabouts, Bill's plan to force a family reunion soon veers dangerously off course. His dementia worsens more quickly than anticipated, and April finds herself behind the wheel of his beloved Chevy Impala, dealing with situations no fifteen-year-old should have to face while gaining surprising insights into a complex family history that emerges from Bill's fragmented flights into the past. With the American heartland yielding to the Rockies, and her mother and uncles grapping with their own recollections as they scramble to find her, April's resolve to protect her grandfather-and honor his final lucid wishes for them all-culminates a tour de force of reconciliation and atonement.


Brian Dudley is living every baseball kid's dream. He is a batboy for his hometown Major League team. And he's finally seeing the game the way his big-leaguer dad sees it: from the inside.
But it's more than that for Brian. His dad loved the game so much that he chose it over Brian and his Mom. Now Brian believes his new job will finally bring them closer together. Then Hank Bishop, Brian's baseball hero, returns to the Tigers for the comeback of a lifetime, and Brian knows his summer couldn't possibly get any better. Until Hank Bishop shows his true colors...and their not so different from his dad's.


DON'T FORGET THESE...............
The Big Field, by Mike Lupica
Encyclopedia of Business Letters, Faxes, and E-Mail, by Robert Bly
Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters, by Jay Conrad Levinson
How to be an American Housewife, by Margaret Dilloway
The Littlest Leaguer, by Syd Hoff
The Lucky Baseball Bat, by Matt Christopher
Master the Civil Service Exams, by Shannon Turlington
Resume Magic, by Susan Whitcomb

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

New Arrivals...

Apprentice, by Tess Gerritsen
ETA: Estimated Time of Arrest, by Delphine Pontvieux
Foreign Influence, by Brad Thor
The Last Comanche Chief, by Bill Neely
Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins
Passage, by Justin Cronin
Powers of Attorney Simplified, by Daniel Sitarz
The Search, by Nora Roberts
Still Missing, by Chevy Stevens

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

New Arrivals...

When Arthur Rook learns that his vital, creative wife, Amy, has been killed in an accident, he realizes to his horror that he has no idea what her last wishes would have been. Blindsided by the sudden loss and delirious grief, he flees his home and job in Los Angeles, guided only by a pink shoebox full of Amy's keepsakes. Among the contents, he finds an unmailed postcard written sixteen years earlier, addressed to a woman he's never heard of. Arthur follows it to the Darby-Jones boardinghouse in the sleepy town of Ruby Falls, New York.
There, he finds more answers than he bargained for in Mona Jones, Amy's best friend from childhhod, now the proprietor of the Darby-Jones and a professional baker of wedding cakes. It turns out that Mona and her daughter, Oneida, two quirky kindred spirits, have a lot to learn from Artur as well. As the three gradually unveil one another's secrets, they are forced to choose whether the truth will ruin them or teach them about love: how deeply it runs, how strong it makes us, and, even when all seems lost, how it brings us together and gives our lives meaning.

AND MORE BOOKS.......
Autumn's Promise, by Shelley Shepard Gray
Blue-Eyed Devil, by Robert B. Parker
The Cheapskate Next Door, by Jeff Yeager
Glass Rainbow, by James Lee Burke
Ice Cold, by Tess Gerritsen
In The Name of Honor, by Richard N. Patterson
Lady of the Butterflies, by Fiona Mountain
On the Outskirts of Normal, by Debra Monroe
The Overton Window, by Glenn Beck
So Cold the River, Michael Koryta
Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet, by David Mitchell
61 Hours, by Lee Child



Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New Arrivals!

Twenty years ago John Costello's life, as he knew it, ended.
He and his beautiful girlfriend Nadia became victims of a deranged "Hammer of God" killer who terrorized Jersey City throughout the summer of 1984.This murderer went after young courting couples in an attempt to "save their souls."
Nadia was killed by the first blow of the hammer. John survived, but was physically and psychologically scarred to an extent that few people could comprehend. He withdrew from society, hid in his apartment and now only emerges to work as a crime researcher for a major newspaper. Damaged he may be, no one in New Jersey knows more about serial killers than John Costello.
So, when a new spate of murders starts-- all seemingly random and unrelated-- John is the only one who can discern the complex pattern that lies behind them. But could this dark knowledge be about to threaten his life?


School is the only thing standing between fifteen-year-old Russell Culver and his dream. Now that his teacher's hauled off and died, maybe Hominy Ridge School will be shut down for good and he can light out for the endless skies of the Dakotas to join a team of harvesters working the new 1904 all-steel threshing machines.
No such luck.
Russell and his schoolmates are about to be ruled by a new teacher who is Russell's worst nightmare. Of course, no teacher is a match for Russell, Pearl, Flopears, Little Britches--the whole bunch. They're going to do whatever it takes to sink the school, even if it means stealing supplies, rustic vandalism, a blazing boys' privy, and more snakes than you can shake a stick at. 
Also.........
Antsy Does Time, by Neal Shusterman
Born To Run, by Christopher McDougall
Blind Descent, by James M. Tabor
Change Your Brain, by Daniel G. Amen
Drive, by Daniel H. Pink
Every Last One, by Anna Quindlen
Frindle, by Andrew Clements
Have A Little Faith, by Mitch Albom
Homefront, by Doris Gwaltney
Last Stand, by Nathaniel Philbrick
Lemonade War, by Jacqueline Davies
Lost and Found, by Andrew Clements
Million Dollar Throw, by Mike Lupica
No Talking, by Andrew Clements
North of Beautiful, by Justina Chen Headley
Operation Mincemeat, by Ben MacIntyre
Out Of My Mind, by Sharon Draper
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, by Aimee Bender
Private, by James Patterson
Reaching for the Sun, by Tracie Zimmer
Rikki Tikki Tavi, by Rudyard Kipling
The School Story, by Andrew Clements
The Schwa Was Here, by Neal Shusterman
The Secret School, by Avi
The Sleeping Beauty, by Mercedes Lackey
Splendor, by Anna Godbersen
Springs Renewal, by Shelley Shepard Gray
Sworn to Silence, by Linda Castillo
Things Hoped For, by Andrew Clements
Things Not Seen, by Andrew Clements
War, by Sebastian Junger
Winters Awakening, by Shelley Shepard Gray

Thursday, July 1, 2010

SUMMER READING IS ALMOST HERE!

Come to Red River County Public Library and board the
"Reading Express"
Sign-up begins the first day of the program, June 14th - July16th!
Read, translation-travel, at your own pace and chug along the railroad tracks to such destinations as Jungle Junction, Seaside Station, and Destination Depot! Collect your prizes and collect your tickets for the Depot giftshop that will open up to reading program participants on party day: July16th.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

New Arrivals...

In 1990, a young woman was strangled on a jogging path near the home of Pat Brown and her family. Brown suspected the young man who was renting a room in her house and quickly uncovered strong evidence that pointed to him--but the police dismissed her as merely a housewife with an overactive imagination. It would be six years before her former boarder  would be brought in for questioning , but the night Brown took action to solve the murder was the beginning of her life's work.
Pat Brown is now one of the nation's few female criminal profilers--a sleuth who assists police departments and victims' families by analyzing both physical and behavioral evidence to make the most scientific determination possible about who committed the crime. Brown has analyzed many dozens of seemingly hopeless cases and brought new investigative avenues to light.
New Books...........


Beautiful Blue Death, by Charles Finch
Blockade Billy/Morality, by Stephen King
Burning Wire, by Jeffrey Deaver
Colourful Death, by Carola Dunn
Days of Grace, by Catherine Hall
Fever Dream, by Douglas Preston
Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest,
 by Stieg Larsson
The Imperfectionists,
by Tom Rachman

Mountain Between Us
, by Charles Martin
Priceless,
by Robert Whitman
The Rule of Nine,
by Steve Martini
The Seven Year Switch, by Claire Cook
Sizzling Sixteen, by Janet Evanovich

The Spy,
by Clive CusslerStay, by Allie Larkin
The Summer We Read Gatsby, by Danielle Ganek
Uncommon, by Tony Dungy

Thursday, April 22, 2010

These just in........

High in the mountains of of South Vietnam, a young lieutenant is flown to an isolated, anonymous hill between Laos and the DMZ where a company of Marines is building a fire-support base. It is his first day in the jungle. From the moment his feet hit the mud-the brass have named the hill Matterhorn-his senses are assaulted by a chaotic swirl of monsoon rain and fog, screeching radios and bulldozers, and the stench of almost two hundred  men who are some combination of sick, exhausted, filthy, sodden, and scared out of their minds. He has no idea if he is up to this.
So begins the extraordinary story of second lieutenant Waino Mellas and his comrades in Bravo Company. The year is 1969 and Mellas, a reservist with an Ivy League education and a chip on his shoulder, has been assigned to lead a rifle platoon of forty Marines, most of whom are teenagers. He will need the help of his fellow officers: Fitch, the harried company commander who, at twenty-three, is already straining under the weight of his responsibilities; Hawke, the charismatic executive officer who is suspicious of Mellas's ambition; and Mellas's fellow platoon leaders, Goodwin and Kendall, who have troubles of their own.
Soon the company id ordered to abandon Matterhorn and embark on a dangerous mission to sever a crucial North Vietnamese supply line. As the Marines navigate the bewildering valleys and switchbacks of the jungle they endure a series of deadly tests-firefights, mortar attacks, snipers-and are driven forward by a capricious colonel who, thanks to a new technology, is trying to fight the war by long-range radio. They are also dogged by racial tension that threatens to tear the company apart. But when the Marines find themselves confronted by a massive enemy regiment, they are thrust into the raw and all-consuming terror of combat. As each man fights for his life and the lives of his friends, Mellas must face the reality of the war, the truth of his motives, and the depth of his commitments. the experience will change him forever.

Don't forget these.................
Angel Lane
, by Sheila Roberts
The Bone Thief, by Jefferson Bass
Breaking Out of Bedlam, by Leslie Larson
Caught, by Harlan Coben
Cross Gardener, by Jason Wright
Dancing for Degas, by Kathryn Wagner
Fools Rush In, by Janice Thompson
Hannah's List, by Debbie Macomber
Her Mother's Hope, by Francine Rivers
The Holdout in the Diablos, by Louis Trimble
Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood, by Trisha Yearwood
Labor Day, by Joyce Maynard
Lonely, by Emily White
Love in Bloom, by Sheila Roberts
Major Pettigrews Last Stand, by Helen Simonson
9th Judgment, by James Patterson
Not Without Hope, by Nick Schuyler
One Good Dog, by Susan Wilson
Paper Roses, by Amanda Cabot
The Returning, by Ann Tatlock
Savor the Moment, by Nora Roberts
Secret Daughter, by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
Shades of Blue, by Karen Kingsbury
Shadow of Your Smile, by Mary Higgins Clark
A Single Thread, by Marie Bostwick
Swinging on a Star, by Janice Thompson
Tale of Halcyon Crane, by Wendy Webb
The Three Weissmanns of Westport, by Cathleen Schine
A Thread So Thin, by Marie Bostwick
A Thread of Truth, by Marie Bostwick
The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag, by Alan Bradley
Whiter Than Snow, by Sandra Dallas
Women, Food, and God, by Geneen Roth 

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Even more books.........


One day David Small awoke from a supposedly harmless operation to discover that he had been transformed into a virtual mute. A vocal cord removed, his throat slashed and stitched together like a bloody boot, the fourteen-year-old boy had not been told that he had cancer and was expected to die.
In Stitches, Small, the award-winning children's illustrator and author, re-creates this terrifying event in a life story that might have been imagined by Kafka. As the images painfully tumble out, one by one, we gain a ringside seat at a gothic family drama where David--a highly anxious yet supremely talented child--all too often became the unwitting object of his parents' buried frustration and rage.
Believing that they were trying to do their best, David;s parents did just the reverse. Edward Small, a Detroit physician, who vented his own anger by hitting a punching bag, was convinced that he could cure his young son's respiratory problems with heavy doses of radiation, possibly causing David's cancer. Elizabeth, David's mother, tyrannically stingy and excessively scolding, ran the Small household under a cone of silence where emotions, especially her own, were hidden.
Depicting this coming-of-age story with dazzling, kaleidoscopic images that turn nightmare into fairy tale, Small tells us of his journey from sickly to cancer patient, to the troubled teen whose risky decision to run away from home at sixteen--with nothing more than the dream of becoming an artist--will resonate as the ultimate survival statement.
A silent movie, masquerading as a book, Stitches,renders a broken world suddenly seamless and beautiful again.

Don't forget these......
The Big Dirt Nap, by Rosemary Harris
Blood at Bear Lake, by Gary Franklin

The Christmas Dog, by Melody Carlson
Click to Play, by David Handler
Danger in a Red Dress, by Christina Dodd
Final Breath, by Kevin O'Brien
Fit to be Tied, by Robin Lee Hatcher
Irreplaceable, by Stephen Lovely
The Last Stand of Fox Company, by Bob Drury
The Last Undercover, by Bob Hamer
The Lightkeeper's Daughter, by Colleen Coble
The Lost Witness, by Robert Ellis
Mistress of the Sun, by Sandra Gulland
The Music Teacher, by Barbara Hall
North by Northwestern, by Sig Hansen
One Minute to Midnight, by Michael Dobbs
Palace Circle, by Rebecca Dean
The Parlor House Daughter, by Joanne Sundell
The Post American World, by Fareed Zakaria
The Rules of the Game, by Leonard Downie Jr.
The Secret of Us, by Roxanne Henke
The Tenth Case, by Joseph Teller
Thai Die, by Monica Ferris
A Vote of Confidence, by Robin Lee Hatcher
A Voyage Long and Strange, by Tony Horwitz

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

More and more of these lovely books...........


                                                                                                     
A year ago, Ann and Peter Brooks were just another unhappily married couple trying - and failing- to keep their relationship together while they raised two young daughters. Now the world around them is about to be shaken as Peter, a university researcher, comes to startling realization: A virulent pandemic has made the terrible leap across the ocean to America's heartland.
And it is killing fifty out of every hundred people it touches.
As their town goes into lockdown, Peter is forced to return home - with his beautiful graduate assistant. But Brookses' safe suburban world is no longer the refuge it once was. Food grows scarce, and neighbor turns against neighbor in grocery stores and at gas pumps. And then a winter storm strikes, and the community is left huddling in the dark. 
Trapped inside the house she once called home, Ann Brooks must make life-or-death decisions in an environment where opening a door to a neighbor could threaten all things she holds dear.  








Following the trail of evidence that leads them to downtown tenements, swanky smoke-filled jazz clubs, and moonshine distilleries. Norris and Gettler work with a creativity that rivals the most imaginative murder. Yet each case presents a new lethal challenge, and the scenarios astound: Norris and Gettler investigate a family mysteriously stricken bald, Barnum and Bailey's Famous Blue Man, factory workers with crumbling bones, a diner serving poisoned pies, and many others.
From the vantage of their laboratory in the infamous Bellevue Hospital it quickly becomes clear that killers aren't the only toxic threat. Modern life has created a treacherous landscape, and danger lurks around every corner. Automobiles choke the city streets with carbon monoxide; potent compounds, such as morphine, can be found on store shelves in products ranging from pesticides to cosmetics. Prohibition incites a chemist's war between bootleggers and government scientists while in Gotham's crowded speakeasies each round of cocktails becomes Russian roulette.
Norris and Gettler triumph over seemingly unbeatable odds to become the pioneers of forensic chemistry and the gatekeepers of justice. A beguiling concoction that is equal parts true crime, twentieth-century history, and science thriller.



More books......
Appetite for America, by Stephen Fried
The Art of Eating In, by Cathy Erway
Carved in Bone, by William M. Bass
Except the Queen, by Jane Yolen
Flesh and Bone, by Jefferson Bass
The Girl Who Chased the Moon, by Sarah Addison Allen
House Rules, by Jodi Picoult
Immortal: The life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
Lie Down with the Devil, by Linda Barnes
Lunch in Paris; a love story with recipes, by Elizabeth Bard
Making Toast, by Roger Rosenblatt
Midnight House, by Alex Berenson
Never Look Away, by Linwood Barclay
Pallbearers, by Stephen j. Cannell
Paul and Me: 53 years of adventure, by A. E. Hotchner
Poker Bride: the first Chinese in the wild west, by Christopher Corbett
Postmistress, by Sarah Blake
Queen's Lover, by Vanora Bennett

Red Sings from Treetops, by Joyce Sidman
Secrets of Eden, by Christoph Bohjalian
Shadow Tag, by Louise Erdrich
Shattered, by Karen Robards
Silent Sea, by Clive Cussler
Split Image, by Robert B. Parker

Sweet By and By, by Sara Evans
Think Twice, by Lisa Scottoline
A Wife's Tale, by Lori Lansens
Wild Ride, by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Books, books...........and more books

Idealistic and ambitious, Andrew Young volunteered for John Edward's campaign for the U.S. Senate in 1998 and quickly became the candidate's right-hand man. As the senator became a national star, Young's responsibilities grew. For a decade he was this politician's confidant and he was assured he was "like family." In time, however, Young was drawn into a series of questionable assignments that culminated with Edwards asking him to help conceal the senator's ongoing adultery. Days before the 2008 presidential primaries began, Young gained international notoriety when he told the world that he was the father of a child being carried by a woman named Rielle hunter, who was actually the senator's mistress. While Young began a life on the run, hiding from the press with his family and alleged mistress, John Edwards continued to pursue the presidency and then the vice presidency in the future Obama administration.

Young had been the senator's closest aide and most trusted friend. He believed that John Edwards could be a great president, and was assured throughout the cover-up that his boss and friend would ultimately step forward to both tell the truth and protect his aide's career. Neither promise was kept.



More Titles......
Adamantine Palace, by Stephen Deas
Ancient Egypt, by Simon Adams
BabyMouse:Queen of the World (bk. 1),
by Jennifer Holm
BabyMouse:Our Hero (bk. 2), by Jennifer Holm
BabyMouse: Beach Babe (bk.3), by Jennifer Holm
Bloodroot, by Amy Greene
Brava Valentine, by Adriana Trigiani
Controlling Your Future, by Richard Norgaard
Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, by Jacqueline Kelly
Fantasy in Death, by J. D. Robb
Feathers, by Delpha Rockenbaugh
Lion and the Mouse, by Jerry Pinkney
Mamas House Oh so Good Home Cooking, by Brenda Kay
Not My Daughter, by Barbara Delinsky
Owly: The Way Home (bk. 1), by Andy Runton
Owly: Just a Little Blue (bk. 2), by Andy Runton
Owly: Flying Lessons, by Andy Runton
Remarkable Creatures, by Tracy Chevalier
Roses, by Leila Meacham
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, by Beth Hoffman
Wench, by Dole Perkins-Valdez
Wild Whale Watch, by Eva Moore

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Come and explore the Art of Ancient Egypt


In the upper left-hand corner you will find the Sphinx. The Sphinx stands 65 feet tall! the head is human and the body is a lion.

Slightly to the right you will find the last remaining monument of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Great Pyramid of Giza stands 50 stories tall.



These figures on the left are in profile, yet their bodies are facing forward. The Egyptians believed in actual size and properly proportioned drawings.

Slightly to the right you see King Tut, who was famous for not who was, a Pharoah, but for what he was buried with. Treasure of course, but what else? His childhood toys, including a cat carved out of wood with a head that moved and tail that wagged!

The two pictures on the right are drawn on papyrus, where the word paper derived from. On the left these shadow boxes hold beautiful carbings of ancient gods.

Below there is a ceremonial sword, a statue, and a sarcophogus.  


                                   

Can you find the eye of Horus? On the right-hand side you will find a timeline of Ancient Egypt.


The Red River County Public Library would like to thank everyone who took the time to come and visit all of our traveling exihibits.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Don't miss our Vincent Van Gogh Art Exhibit, March 1st-5th!



Upper left-hand corner, "Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear and Pipe",(original size: 17.7 in. by 20.1 in.), circa 1889. Moving downward to the middle-bottom portion you'll find "Wheatfield with Cypress", (original size: 28.9 in. by 36.4 in.), circa 1889. The large beautiful painting you see on the right is "The Starry Night", (original size: 29 in. by 36.25 in.) circa 1889. 


The painting you see here is entitled "Trees in the Garden of St.Paul's Hospital", (original size: 28 in. by 34.8 inches) circa 1889. 


If you haven't heard of Vincent Van Gogh before, perhaps you have heard about his painting "The Starry Night", which he painted while he was staying in Saint-Remy, an asylum.


Or perhaps you have heard of the artist that cut his ear off?!.........
It was Van Gogh, however, it was not his entire ear........it was just the LOBE! 


Many think he was crazy...
...........................................most think Van Gogh was a brilliant madman.....
.................eccentric.... 
then there are those that think that perhaps, in today's world, he had autism. 
Regardless, he could paint pictures that could evoke any emotion. He was an Artist.




The panel we have here is entitled "Cafe-Terrace at Night", (original size: 25.6 in. by 31.9 in.), circa 1888.


Come and see some of Vincent Van Gogh most renowned works displayed on beautiful silk panels.
Don't forget, next week Egypt will be on display, March 8-12. See you soon!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Going on Now! Art Exhibit featuring Mary Cassatt. Next Week (March 1-5): Vincent Van Gogh, plus oodles of interesting facts that you may or may not have known!



On the left, the woman in the big, black hat is Mary Cassatt. 
The painting to her right is entitled "In The Box",circa 1879
Moving right along, the next painting is entitled "The Boating Party" circa 1893-94.

 Here you can see the painting entitled "Mother and Child", circa 1890.

                                                                      and....................


This painting is entitled "The Lamp", circa 1891.

It is hard to really take in these beautiful silk panels through anything but your own eyes. 

We have all kinds of interesting facts about Cassatt. One being: Mary Cassatt is most famous for her paintings of mothers and their children. However, did you know that Mary Cassatt was neither a mother nor a wife? It's true.

Come and join us as Saturday will be the last day for Mary Cassatt. If you do miss this exhibit, don't fret, better yet, come and see some of the works of Vincent Van Gogh! 

HOURS OF OPERATION: Mon., Wed., Thurs., and Fri.: 12-5:30
                                             Tuesday: 9:00-12:00, 1:00-5:30
                                             Saturday: 9:00-12:00

Monday, February 1, 2010

New Arrivals...


"In football, as in life, the value we place on people changes with the rules of the games they play."

The young man at the center of this extraordinary and moving story is likely one day to be among the most highly paid athletes in the National Football League. When we first meet him, he is one of thirteen children by a mother addicted to crack; he does not know his real name, his father, his birthday, or any of the things a child might learn in school-like, say, how to read or write. And he has no serious experience playing organized football. 

What changes? He takes up football, and school, after a rich, Evangelical, Republican family plucks him from the mean streets. Their love is the first great force that alters the world's perception of the boy, whom they adopt. The second force is the evolution of professional football itself into a game in which the quarterback must be protected at any cost. Our protagonist turns out to be the priceless combination of size, speed, and agility necessary to guard the quarterback's greatest vulnerability: his blind side.

More new additions...
Altar of Eden, by James Rollins
Bed of Roses, by Nora Roberts
Blessings, by Kim Vogel Sawyer
Brain Thief, by Alexander Jablokov
Committed, by Elizabeth Gilbert
Dark Divine, by Bree Despain
Death of a Valentine, by M. C. Beaton
Deeper than the Dead, by Tami Hoag
Duck and Cover, by Jackie Urbanovich
Duck at the Door,  by Jackie Urbanovich
Duck Soup, by Jackie Urbanovich
Fired Up, by Jayne Ann Krentz
Frostbite (A Vampire Acamedy series, bk.2), by Richelle Mead
Happy Easter Mouse, by Laura Numeroff
Honor of Spies, W. E. B. Griffin
I, Alex Cross, by James Patterson
Impact, by Douglas Preston
Kisser, by Stuart Woods
The Longing (The Courtship of Nellie Fisher, bk.3), by Beverly Lewis
Matter of Class, by Mary Balogh
Noah's Compass, by Anne TylerNot Quite Paradise, by Adele Barker
Push, by Sapphire
Real Life Guide to Diabetes, by Hope S. Warshaw
Shadow Kiss (A Vampire Academy series, bk.3), by Richelle Mead
Sister's Hope (Sisters of Holmes County, bk.3), by Wanda E. Brunstetter
Sitting Duck, by Jackie UrbanovichStink: The Super Incredible Collection (3), by Megan McDonald
Stones into Schools, by Greg Mortenson
Twelve Mighty Orphans, by Jim Dent
Unnamed, by Joshua Ferris
Vampire Academy (A Vampire Academy series, bk.1), by Richelle Mead
Veracity, by Laura Bynum
Winter Garden, by Kristin Hannah
Worst Case, by James Patterson