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.....
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!!