Saturday, August 15, 2009

Teen reads lurking on the shelf of your local library...

The Teen Summer Read program may be over, but new books are still coming in and eagerly waiting to be read. Some of the new titles are displayed on the shelves for you to easily see, and others can be found intermixed with older titles. All will take you on a great adventure, expand your mind, or simply entertain you.

New in fiction:
  • The Savage by David Almond
  • The Underneath by Kathi Appelt
  • Hidden Voices : the orphan musicians of Venice by Pat Lowery Collins
  • The Plague by Joanne Dahme
  • The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
  • Eon : Dragoneye reborn by Alison Goodman
  • Runemarks by Joanne Harris
  • The Princess and the Bear by Mette Ivie Harrison
  • Crank by Ellen Hopkins
  • Stolen Car by Patrick Jones
  • Skunk Girl by Sheba Karim
  • Nothing But Ghosts by Beth Kephart
  • Headlong by Kathe Koja
  • Bloodline by Katy Moran
  • Gentlemen by Michael Northrop
  • Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith
  • The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp
  • Exposed by Susan Vaught
  • Access Denied by Denise Vega
  • The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams
  • Funny How Things Change by Melissa Wyatt

Short Stories for those who like their tales told in small bits:
  • Does This Book Make Me Look Fat?

For the Sci-Fi lovers, we've added the complete Shadow Children series by Margaret Peterson Haddix (listed in the order to be read):
  • Among the Hidden
  • Among the Impostors
  • Among the Betrayed
  • Among the Barons
  • Among the Brave
  • Among the Enemy
  • Among the Free

Graphic novels:
  • Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 : the authorized adaptation by Tim Hamilton (YA GN FAHRENHEIT)
  • Orange by Benjamin (YA GN ORANGE)

Non-fiction meets Graphic Novel is this interesting biography:
  • Alan's War : the memories of G.I. Alan Cope by Emmanuel Guibert (YA GN 92 COPE)

Learn about the Holocaust through this survivor's real-life story:
  • I Will Plant You a Lilac Tree : a memoir of a Schindler's list survivor by Laura Hillman (YA 940.5318 HIL)

When readying for a race, runners will train every day all year round. So keep in shape for next year's Teen Read by reading, reading, reading!!! If you need help finding a book or placing a reserve, let us know.

Happy Training... err... Reading!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

New DVDs

Drama, suspense, intrigue, mystery, romance, humor and more can be found on the shelves of the DVD section of your local library. Here are some new additions to our collection:

  • Confessions of a Shopaholic
  • Defiance
  • Gran Torino
  • He's Just Not that Into You
  • Inkheart
  • The International
  • Revolutionary Road
New TV Show series
  • Blood Ties. Season One
  • Caprica
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm. The complete sixth season
  • Spenser. Ceremony
  • Spenser. Pale Kinds & Princes
  • Spenser. Judas Goat
  • Spenser. A Savage Place
Documentaries or special productions:
  • Obsession (DVD 320.557 OBS)
  • Steelers : Road to XLIII (DVD 796.332 STE)
  • We Shall Remain : America through native eyes (DV D 970.00497 WE)
Happy Viewing!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Fiction for the adult in all of us.......

The saying is actually "... for the kid in all of us," but occasionally our inner "adult" requires some nurturing as well. Besides, why should only kids have fun or get to be enthusiastic about a new book? Just today a patron stopped in to pick up a book she had requested, and was practically bursting with joy that it was here. A few minutes prior, I expressed an equal amount of enthusiasm when a book arrived for me. What can I say? Reading isn't just for kids!

We, here at the library, love that you adults love books (and audiobooks and DVDs and music CDs, etc.). Even better, we love to see you leave the library with a silly grin on your face and a book or more tucked under your arm or overflowing your "I Love My Library" bag.

So, give your inner "adult" some much needed attention (and our library circulation a boost) by giving him or her what it craves most... some good, new fiction.

New romances, spy stories, and adventures await readers in the general fiction section:
  • The Pretend Wife by Bridget Asher
  • Sidney Sheldon's Mistress of the Game by Tilly Bagshawe
  • Hot Pursuit by Suzanne Brockman
  • The Nine Lives of Clemenza by Holly Christine
  • Flint and Silver : a prequel to Treasure Island by John Drake
  • Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant
  • The Moon Looked Down by Dorothy Garlock
  • Mad Dogs by James Grady
  • The Traffickers by W.E.B. Griffin
  • The Last Child by John Hart
  • The Winds of Dune by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson
  • The Lazarus Project by Aleksandar Hemon
  • The Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand
  • Burn by Linda Howard
  • The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
  • The Devil's Punchbowl by Greg Iles
  • Storm Cycle by Iris Johansen & Roy Johansen
  • Bad Moon Rising by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Take Two by Karen Kingsbury
  • Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
  • Gone Tomorrow by P.F. Kluge
  • The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
  • Fleur de Leigh's Life of Crime by Diane Leslie
  • A Plague of Secrets by John Lescroart
  • Guardian of Lies by Steve Martini
  • Desolation Road by Ian McDonald
  • A Surrendered Heart by Tracie Peterson & Judith Miller (Broadmoor Legacy, book 3)
  • The Shimmer by David Morrell
  • Netherland by Joseph O'Neill
  • Killer Summer by Ridley Pearson
  • A Surrendered Heart by Tracie Peterson
  • Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon
  • Enclave by Kit Reed
  • Rules of Vengeance by Christopher Reich
  • The Deep Blue Sea for Beginners by Luanne Rice
  • Vanished by Kat Richardson
  • My Abandonment by Peter Rock
  • Second Sight by George D. Shuman
  • The Defector by Daniel Silva
  • Undone by Karen Slaughter
  • One Day at a Time by Danielle Steel
  • The Apostle by Brad Thor
  • The Strain by Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan
  • Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner
  • The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder by Rebecca Wells
  • The Siege by Stephen White
"Murder, Mystery & Mayhem" abounds in these new Mystery novels:
  • Royal Flush by Rhys Bowen
  • The Bellini Card by Jason Goodwin
  • Greedy Bones by Carolyn Haines
  • The Etruscan Chimera by Lyn Hamilton
  • A Killing Night by Jonathon King
  • Deadly Intent by Lynda La Plante
  • The Devil's Company by David Liss
  • Stone's Fall by Iain Pears
  • Needled to Death by Maggie Sefton
New Science Fiction:
  • Desolation Road by Ian McDonald
Sometimes new Large Print novels are just what the eyes need:
  • No Rest for the Wiccan by Madelyn Alt
  • The Music Teacher by Barbara Hall
  • Irreplaceable by Stephen Lovely
  • Miss Julia Delivers the Goods by Ann B. Ross
  • Over and Under by Todd Tucker
Don't have time for a long novel, try one of these new books full of Short Stories:
  • Nothing Right : short stories by Antonya Nelson
  • Two of the Deadliest : new tales of lust, greed, and murder from outstanding women of mystery
Remember when you stop in to visit the "New Book" shelf to the left of the circulation desk and in front of the fiction section. While you're there, take a peak in the bin to see what books we might be featuring. As always, if you need help locating a book or placing a reserve, please ask!

Happy Reading!