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New York Times Best Sellers: January 14, 2019

New York Times Best Sellers: January 14, 2019

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTIONVERSES FOR THE DEAD by Douglas Preston and Lincoln ChildWHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia OwensTARGET: ALEX CROSS by James PattersonBIRD BOX by Josh MalermanA DELICATE TOUCH by Stuart Woods COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK...

Photo and a Poem: January 11, 2019

Photo and a Poem: January 11, 2019

January 11, 2019Photo by Sandra Delzotti Will you shineA Poem by Hilde Oleson Sun, when will you shine again for me?Your shadow, Moon, has done us in,Leading along a moon-lit pathUntil we lost our way.Now you leave us lost among the treesFar from the sand and...

Nan’s January Book Highlights

Nan’s January Book Highlights

Un-put-down-able!  One of the categories in the 2019 Reading Challenge is a book that has the reputation of being un-put-down-able. Library staff members chose these 12 titles as suggestions to fit the bill. (You don't have to take the reading challenge in order to...

Photo and a Poem: January 4, 2019

Photo and a Poem: January 4, 2019

January 4, 2019 Photo by Melanie Black The Year A Poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850 - 1919) What can be said in New Year rhymes, That’s not been said a thousand times? The new years come, the old years go, We know we dream, we dream we know. We rise up laughing with...

New York Times Best Sellers:  December 31, 2018

New York Times Best Sellers: December 31, 2018

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION THE RECKONING by John Grisham EVERY BREATH by Nicholas Sparks FIRE AND BLOOD by George R.R. Martin WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens TARGET: ALEX CROSS by James Patterson COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTION...

Photo and a Poem: December 28, 2018

Photo and a Poem: December 28, 2018

December 28, 2018 Photo by Louis Kozma Of the Season A Poem by Jan Kelly Where green grows, drapes on fences Grows high on limbs or spreads the ground Perhaps with flower or fruit Works well and timely Knowing the time when they will all Be white with snow. Not upset,...

Photo and a Poem: December 21, 2018

Photo and a Poem: December 21, 2018

December 21, 2018 Photo by Sandra Delzotti Christmas Morning A Poem by Mark S. Peel Paper crowns and popper toys lay still and neglected on the holiday table where crumbs and walnut shell bits also remain from evening last. The first up is the most anxious,...

New York Times Best Sellers:  December 17, 2018

New York Times Best Sellers: December 17, 2018

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION OF BLOOD AND BONE by Nora Roberts THE RECKONING by John Grisham FIRE AND BLOOD by George R.R. Martin EVERY BREATH by Nicholas Sparks TARGET: ALEX CROSS by James Patterson COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTION...

Photo and a Poem: December 14, 2018

Photo and a Poem: December 14, 2018

December 14, 2018 Photo by Bruno Winter Song A Poem by Hilde Oleson Ah, little birdie how you sing! The depths of winter hanging low over your tree, The boughs bent low by icy snow You raise your head And liquid fire flames out The ice around our hearts melts While...

New York Times Best Sellers:  December 10, 2018

New York Times Best Sellers: December 10, 2018

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION KINGDOM OF THE BLIND by Louise Penny EVERY BREATH by Nicholas Sparks THE RECKONING by John Grisham THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah TARGET: ALEX CROSS by James Patterson COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTION...

Photo and a Poem: December 7, 2018

Photo and a Poem: December 7, 2018

December 7, 2018 Photo by Melanie Black Journey A Poem by Melanie Black Evening's light captures me. From outside the window Slices of rosy gold fold through spaces Between geometric buildings. The "wa-wa" of ruinous voices On the television try to distract With...

Nan’s December Book Highlights

Nan’s December Book Highlights

All I want for Christmas are mysteries and more mysteries, so I’ve chosen my favorites from the new December batch. Happy sleuthing now and in the new year! Broken Ground , by Val McDermid McDermid is the queen of crime, not just in her native Scotland, but in the...

New York Times Best Sellers:  December 3, 2018

New York Times Best Sellers: December 3, 2018

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION FIRE AND BLOOD by George R.R. Martin TARGET: ALEX CROSS by James Patterson THE RECKONING by John Grisham DARK SACRED NIGHT by Michael Connelly LOOK ALIVE TWENTY-FIVE by Janet Evanovich COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK...

Photo and a Poem: November 30, 2018

Photo and a Poem: November 30, 2018

November 30, 2018 Photo by Sandra Delzotti Irish Haiku - You Might Say A Poem by Jan Kelly From dreamless sleep To sleepless dream A season of the soul. To submit a photo or a poem, email Assistant Library Director Brittany Taylor at...

New York Times Best Sellers: November 26, 2018

New York Times Best Sellers: November 26, 2018

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION LOOK ALIVE TWENTY-FIVE by Janet Evanovich LONG ROAD TO MERCY by David Baldacci PAST TENSE by Lee Child THE RECKONING by John Grisham NINE PERFECT STRANGERS by Nicholas Sparks COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTION...

Photo and a Poem: November 23, 2018

Photo and a Poem: November 23, 2018

November 23, 2018 Photo by Jim Austin (Jimages) Thanksgiving A Poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1901) We walk on starry fields of white    And do not see the daisies; For blessings common in our sight    We rarely offer praises. We sigh for some supreme delight    To...

New York Times Best Sellers: November 19, 2018

New York Times Best Sellers: November 19, 2018

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION PAST TENSE by Lee Child NINE PERFECT STRANGERS by Liane Moriarty THE RECKONING by John Grisham DARK SACRED NIGHT by Michael Connelly EVERY BREATH by Nicholas Sparks COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTION KILLING...

Photo and a Poem: November 16, 2018

Photo and a Poem: November 16, 2018

November 16, 2018 Photo by Barbara Klipper The Song A Poem by Hilde Oleson There is music in the raindrops I cannot follow the tune. Somewhere in me is a discordant note That will not listen, will not join a chorus. But as the rain becomes a flood of notes Too loud,...

New York Times Best Sellers: November 12, 2018

New York Times Best Sellers: November 12, 2018

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION DARK SACRED NIGHT by Michael Connelly ELEVATION by Stephen King THE RECKONING by John Grisham EVERY BREATH by Nicholas Sparks ARCHANGEL'S PROPHECY by Nali Singh COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTION BEASTIE BOYS...

Nan’s November Book Highlights

Nan’s November Book Highlights

Where would you like to go this November? Paris, Provence, Dublin, New York City? I’m partial to Paris myself, as you can see from these selections. But a book can take you anywhere…. The Collector’s Apprentice , by B. A. Shapiro In the summer of 1922, Belgian Paulien...