Friends of the Library book sale will return Sept. 15-17
The Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 601 South Jefferson, from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15; from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16; and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 17.
We gave away some wonderful prizes to the children/youth in the community that participated in the Summer Library Program this year. The prize winners are posted at the circulation desk. Make sure to check and see if your child is a big winner!
Here are some of the new editions in our library:
ADULT AND YOUTH
"Star Island" - Carl Hiaasen. "Carl Hiaasen [is] Florida's most entertainingly indignant social critic. ... He presents us with Cherry Pye, a 22-year-old pop star whose every display of narcissistic excess will send a frisson of horrified delight up your spine. ... The outlandish events soar on the exuberance of Hiaasen's manic style, a canny blend of lunatic farce and savage satire." -- New York Times Book Review
"Shadow Zone" - Iris and Ray Johansen. A lost underwater civilization, deadly algae, and hordes of attack dolphins roil the seas and threaten a fragile peace in the latest international thriller from the Johansens, a tale that reunites characters from their best-selling "Silent Thunder" (2009). As Hannah Bryson concludes her research at the deep-sea archaeological site of the doomed colony of Marinth, scientists are on the brink of discovering what caused Marinth's downfall. The answer may lie in the panels of an intricate trellis that Hannah manages to bring to the surface, only to have it fall into the hands of Gadaire, a ruthless sociopath who wants to use it to bring about an environmental Armageddon. Only one person has the cunning and desire to stop Gadaire: Kirov, the Russian agent who came to Hannah's aid once before. While Hannah struggles with the "spy-who-loved-me" aspects of working closely with the inscrutable Kirov, her impetuous 12-year-old nephew, Ronnie, insinuates himself into the middle of the investigation. In this adrenalin-accelerating tale of a high-stakes, high-seas conspiracy, the Johansens adeptly juggle multiple points of intrigue, smoothly balancing the prerequisite whirlwind pacing with plausible, even restrained, personal relationships. And Hannah emerges as a prepossessing, determined heroine who is more than capable of sustaining this absorbing series.
"The Enemy" - Charlie Higson.The imagined zombie apocalypse has been the inspiration behind dozens of movies, books, and comics over the past decade, and though Higson adds few innovations, his gusto is something to behold. Eighteen months have passed since everyone over 16 succumbed to a virus that turned them into rotting, ravenous monsters, and there are enclaves of kids all over London eking out survival. Barricaded inside of a store, about 50 refugees have constructed their own society--which is shaken when a boy arrives spinning tales of a wonderful settlement housed within Buckingham Palace. The action from that point alternates between the group's harrowing journey across the city and the grueling plight of Sam, a nine-year-old whose separation from the pack leads to an encounter with cannibals. Some of the characters feel like placeholders, but the action is of the first order -- Higson writes with a firestorm velocity that inspires to the sweeping reach of Stephen King's "The Stand." --Booklist
"Worldshaker" - Richard Harland. Colbert Porpentine is in line to be the future supreme commander of Worldshaker, a huge roving community, more than two miles long and nearly one mile wide, that will have steampunk fans thinking of Philip Reeve's Mortal Engines. Col's refined life as an Upper Deck citizen is shaken when Riff, a Filthy from below decks, escapes, and he finds her hidden in his room. Through Riff and her fellow Revolutionaries, Col expands his naive understanding of his high society's practices, especially the injustices and cruelties that Upper Deck folks commit against the Menials, Filthies, and even the native villagers Upper Decker people pillage from and crush under their ship. This is a fine introduction to science fiction for young teens, both male and female, with its intriguing world building, strong characters, and an exciting plot that -- though far from subtle in message -- will leave teens thinking about perceptions and prejudices and the weight of leadership. A proposed sequel should tie up some of the loose ends left here. Grades 6-9. -- Booklist
Large Print Fiction
"Austin Miller" - Linda Lael Miller
"The Bridegroom" - Linda Lael Miller
"Boxcar Children, The Pumpkin Head Mystery and Spooky Special" - Warner
"Goosebumps, The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight" - R. L. Stine
"The Golden Spiral" - Lisa Mangum
"Magic Tree House, Haunted Castle on Hallows Eve" - Osborne
"The Hourglass Door" - Lisa Mangum
"Lost Boy" - Jane Yolen
"Lizzie Newton and the San Francisco Earthquake" - S. Krensky
"Adventures of Ook and Glok, Kung-fo Cavemen from the Future"
"Who Wears Glasses" - Galan
"The Fairies Birthday Surprise" - Meadows
"Detour Ahead" - Christine Rosholt
"Clash of the Titans"
"Courage, the Cowardly Dog"
"Diary of a Wimpy Kid"
"Jesse Stone - No Remorse"
"Leslie Sanson's Walk Off 10 Pounds"
"Sesame Street - 20 Years and Counting"
"The Missing Lynx"
"When the Landscape is Quiet Again"
"The Last Song"
Monday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - noon