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Monday, December 03, 2012 10:37 AM

The library has added several new Christmas books to our collection this year. If you’re looking for a new recipe to try for the holiday, or a new craft project for the kids to try out, be sure to check out our selections. There’s also quite a number of new Christmas fiction to choose from. The holiday shelf also has a great selection of Christmas material

Don’t forget—from now until the end of December, the library is having “Food For Fines” again. During that time, if overdue items are returned with a non-perishable food item, the fine will be dropped.  So, check under the couch cushions and under the car seats for those long overdue materials that belong to the library. Bring them back along with a can of food and save yourself some money while you’re helping the less fortunate.

13 new DVD titles were added to our collection this month:

Arthur Christmas

The Big Lebowski


A Christmas Story 2

Crooked Arrows

The Fox And The Hound & The Fox And The Hound II

Love’s Christmas Journey

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

Madea’s Witness Protection

The Muppet Christmas Carol

Pocahontas And Pocahontas II

Rugged Gold

Secret Of The Wings



The Breath Of Dawn – Kristen Heitzman

Corporate turnaround specialist Morgan Spencer has a Midas touch in business. But losing his wife sent him to the brink, and his two-year-old daughter, Livie, is all he’s living for—until they encounter a woman whose trouble just might draw him out of his own. Four years ago Quinn Reilly’s testimony helped put a man in jail. Now he is getting out. Though she has put up barriers to protect herself and those around her, she has come to care for the Spencer family. Unwilling to put them at risk when the threats begin, she requests something she hopes the super-successful Morgan might be able to deliver.


Blood Line – Lynda La Plante

Still reeling from the death of her fiancé, Detective Anna Travis has thrown herself into her new role as the chief inspector for London’s murder squad. When Scotland Yard’s missing persons bureau is unable to locate the son of a court employee, the superintendent—James Langton urges her to take on the suspicious assignment. But is this new investigation purely a missing persons case—or a full-blown murder inquiry? An ominous pool of blood with no victim leads Anna on a desperate hunt for a man who has disappeared without a trace. With no body, and increasing pressure to make an arrest, Anna becomes obsessed with the smallest details of the case. She may be losing control of the investigation—and of herself.


Here Comes The Ride – Lorena Mccourtney

At last, sixty-year-old Andi McConnell and her limousine are back! The occasion is the “wedding of the century” at a local estate, and Andi has a five-day, live-in gig transporting the wedding party and Hollywood guests. There’s the groom with cell phone welded to his ear; the bride who suspects she’ll be murdered at the ceremony; and the over-the-hill, movie star stepmother with an ambitious agenda of her own. There’s blackmail, betrayal, and enough hostility and competition to melt that life-sized ice sculpture of the bride and groom. And now there’s murder….


The Lincoln Conspiracy – Timothy O’brien

What if the plot to assassinate President Lincoln was wider and more sinister than we ever imagined? In the late spring of 1865, as America mourns the death of its leader, Washington, D.C. police detective Temple McFadden makes a startling discovery. Strapped to the body of a dead man at the B & O Railroad station are two diaries, two documents that together reveal the true depth of the Lincoln conspiracy. Securing the diaries will put Temple’s life in jeopardy—and will endanger the fragile peace of a nation still torn by war. Temple’s quest to bring the conspirators to justice takes him on a perilous journey through the gaslit streets of the Civil War-era capital and into back alleys where ruthless enemies await him in every shadowed corner.



The Purpose Driven Life: What On Earth Am I Here For? – Rick Warren

Licensed in over 85 languages, The Purpose Driven Life is far more than just a book: it is a guide to a 42-Day Spiritual Journey. On your journey you’ll find the answers to 3 of life’s most important questions:

The Question of Existence:

Why am I alive?

The Question of Significance:

Does my life matter?

The Question of Purpose:

What on Earth am I here for?

Living out the purpose you were created for moves you beyond mere survival and success to a life of significance—the life you were meant to live.


The Warrior’s Heart – Eric Greitens

As a humanitarian, Eric Greitens helped aid workers heal orphaned children in Rwanda and lived in the camps alongside Bosnian refugees. As a warrior, he excelled at the hardest military training in the world and teamed up with fellow SEALs to hunt al Qaeda terrorists in Iraq. Eric brings his adventures to life for teens in this book, sharing stories of friendship, struggle, and hard-earned wisdom. His exciting journey takes readers across the world, from his boyhood home in Missouri, to a factory in China, to the refugee camps of Rwanda, to the battlefield in Iraq. Through his service, he shows how we can all make a difference.


The Dust Bowl – Dayton Duncan

Award- winning historians and bestselling authors Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns masterfully illuminate the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history. For almost a decade, a devastating combination of drought, wind, and poor farming practices turned millions of acres of the Great Plains into a wasteland. Ceaseless “black blizzards” turned night into day, killed crops and livestock, threatened the lives of small children, and buried homesteaders’ hopes under huge dunes of dirt. Here are stories of incredible hardship: more than 850 million tons of topsoil blew away in a single year; 14 million grasshoppers per square mile descended on parched fields; and one-quarter of the region’s inhabitants packed up and left. But the Dust Bowl is also about courage and resilience of those who remained to save their farms and their families.


Luck Or Something Like It – Kenny Rogers

For more than half a century, Kenny Rogers has been recording some of the most revered and beloved music in America and around the world. In that time, he has become a living legend by combining everything from R & B to country and gospel to folk in his unique voice to create a sound that’s both wholly original and instantly recognizable. Kenny details his lifelong journey to becoming one of American music’s elder statesmen — a rare talent who’s created hit records for decades while staying true to his values as a performer and a person. His story begins with growing up in Depression-era Texas and goes all the way through his three time Grammy Awards, eighteen American Music Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards, and five Country Music Association Awards. He continues to make music with the passion that has defined him from the start.



The Christmas Story: The Brick Bible For Kids – Brendan Smith

In loving memory of: Sarah Liggett

Given by: Grandma Betty


The Friendly Beasts –  Rebecca St. James

Santa On The Loose! – Bruce Hale

In loving memory of: Sarah Liggett

Given by: Mary Jo & Richard Behrns


In The Footsteps Of Jesus: A chronicle of his life and the origins of Christianity—Jean-Pierre Isbouts

The Ultimate Guide To Tractors – Jim Glastonbury

The Last Man – Vince Flynn

In memory of: George Ricker

Given by: Dan & Rose Morris


Mystery Ride! – Scott Magoon

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown

In memory of: Lana Marie Salazar

Given by: Aunt Sandy & Uncle Maurice Miller

Kevin & family

Leann & family

Todd & family


That’s What I’d Do – Jewel

Five Little Monkeys Jump In The Bath – Eileen Christelow

With All My Heart – Brian Rock

In memory of: Lana Marie Salazar

Given by: Mom & Dad


Animal Babies On Mountains

Twelve Hidden Days Of Christmas

Toads On Toast – Linda Bailey

In memory of: Lana Marie Salazar

Given by: Lena, Luke, Lane & Lila Salazar


The Twelve Days Of Christmas

Curious George Christmas Carols

In memory of: Lana Marie Salazar

Given by: Grandma & Grandpa Mericle



The Reader by Amy Hest

This book’s snow cover puts you in mind of a good snow fall. The ‘reader’ is the little boy and he has all he needs: a brown dog, a red sled and a brown suitcase. He pulls the red sled, with the suitcase on top up a very tall hill in the snow. It takes a lot of work, but that’s okay, the ‘reader’ is good at doing hard work. At the top of the hill, he and his little brown dog enjoy some hot chocolate and a good book. Of course the journey down the hill is not a lot of work at all for the boy, his brown dog and the red sled.


Cool Castles

Cool Cars And Trucks both by Sean Kennedy

Kennedy is a LEGO Certified Professional. I think that’s just a title for a grown man who still loves his LEGO’s. Each page is a LEGO model you can build and a few instructions.  For instance, the ‘castle’ book shows how to build a circular tower and the ‘cars’ title how to build a semi. These are going to keep a LEGO enthusiast busy for a long time.


Just The Right Christmas by Birdie Black

One day, the King is in the market and he spies a bolt of beautiful red cloth. He buys the cloth to make a grand cloak for the Princess. When that is done, a kitchen maid finds the leftover scraps and takes it home to make a jacket for her ma. When the jacket is done, Bertie Badger finds Jenny’s scraps and takes it home to make a hat for his pa.  And on it goes, until even the tiniest scrap is found under Milly Mouse’s Christmas tree. The story captures the spirit of the holiday with its giving tradition.


HATCH by Roxie Munro

Every two pages you will find different eggs pictured and this question: ‘Can you guess whose eggs these are?’All the eggs are from the bird family but cover a wide variety from penguin to ostriches to hummingbirds. The text is informative but simple; the illustrations are colorful and large format. Read this for a birds-eye-view of a fascinating subject.


SON by Lois Lowry

What began with the ‘Giver’ in 1993 has finally reached its conclusion and it promises to be thrilling. Claire, who was used as a ‘Vessel’  and then carried a ‘Product’ has decided she must leave the warmth and love of the little village she has become accustomed to and go find her son, who is a young boy by now. Characters are brought back from both ‘Messenger’ and ‘Gathering Blue’, whom readers will remember, but this can be a stand-alone story. You do not have to have read the previous three titles but if you  have not,  this  will  make  you  curious.


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