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Sno*w and the opposite of cold at the library

Be sure you stop in at the library at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 1, and meet area resident Aaron W. Hautala. You will experience "The Opposite of Cold, The Northwoods Finnish Sauna Tradition" in photography and words. Hautala has created the book with writer Michael Nordskog.

Have you registered for the adult winter reading program--Sno*w Time to Read?

It's a great way to enjoy a Minnesota winter and there are prizes too. It will continue until Feb. 28 and we will draw for prizes on March 1. Just come in, register and receive a pen for your effort. Then every time you read five books, write the titles on the form you receive and give it to a staff person. These are the forms from which we will draw to determine prize winners.


Adult Fiction

"Call Me Irresistible" - Susan E. Phillips. Phillips crafts a laugh-out-loud and romantic story with panache that mostly makes up for some gaping plot holes. Onetime PGA star and small town mayor Ted Beaudine is about to marry Lucy Jorik, the daughter of a former president, when she's persuaded to break it off by her best friend, Meg Koranda, the aimless daughter of Hollywood royalty. Everyone in Wynette, Texas, loves Ted, but Meg feels Lucy deserves a passionate partner, not a god of self-control. After the disaster of calling off the wedding at the last minute, Meg's parents cut her off, stranding her in the hostile town. As Meg finds her own path and helps Ted discover his heart, the townspeople stoutly (and hilariously) defend their golden boy. However, some readers may not appreciate that Meg's good deed is punished so often and severely en route to happiness.

"Strategic Moves" - Stuart Woods. At the start of Woods's routine 19th novel featuring lawyer and man of action Stone Barrington (after "Lucid Intervals"), Barrington has a lot to celebrate: he's received a million bonus from Woodman & Weld, the prestigious New York City law firm of which he's "of counsel"; he can expect to make partner in the firm within a year; and he meets a beautiful widow, whom he's soon romancing. A murder close to home and a request from the CIA to help transport a fugitive, Erwin Gelbhardt, from Spain to the U.S., bring him back to earth. Gelbhardt, who becomes Barrington's client, reveals he knows the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden, but as the attorney works to get him the best possible deal from the American government, the bin Laden business goes nowhere.

"Black Hills Blessing" - Mary Connealy

"Paper Roses" - Amanda Cabot

"Half Brother" - Kenneth Oppel

"In Too Deep" - Jayne Krentz

"June Bug" - Chris Fabry

"Just Between You & Me" - Jenny B. Jones

"Secrets to the Grave" - Tami Hoag

"Family Affair" - Debbie Macomber

"Forbidden Pleasure" - Lora Leigh

"Home Free" - Fern Michaels

"The Boarder Lords" - T. Jeff Parker

"The Judas Gate" - Jack Higgins

"The Outlaws" - W.E.B. Griffin

"Three Novels in One - Heaven's Price, Breakfast in Bed, Send No Flowers" - Sandra Brown

"To Have and To Kill" - Mary J. Clark

"What the Night Knows" - Dean Koontz

Youth Fiction

"I.Q. Book Two: The White House Series"

"Little Mis Red" - Robin Palmer

"Solitary-Escape from Furnace" - Alexander Gordon Smith

"Trash" - Andy Mulligan

"The Fourth Apprentice (Warriors Series)" - Erin Hunter

"The Lightning Thief" - Rick Riordan (Graphic Novel)

"The Other Side of Dark" - Sarah Smith

Adult Non Fiction

"Professional Grant Writer" - Lynne M. Paeno

Large Print Fiction

"Dead or Alive" - Tom Clancy

"Family Affair" - Debbie Macomber

"Full Dark No Stars" - Stephen King

"Night of the Vampires" - H. Graham

"Scarlet Nights" - Jude Deveraux

"Texas Standoff" - Elmer Kelton

"The Damascus Way" - Davis Bunn

"What the Night Knows" - Dean Koontz

"Will of Steel" - Diana Palmer

Junior Fiction

"The Great Moon Hoax" - Stephen Krensky

"The Star Maker" - Laurence Yep

Junior Series

"American Girl - Aloha Kanani" - Lisa Yee

"Good Job Kanani" - Lisa Yee

"Hardy Boys" - Forever Lost - Dixon

Junior Non Fiction

"Ronald Reagan (Biography)"

Easy Reader

"Cars - Go, Go, Go" - Melissa Lagonegro

"Disney Fairies Please Don't Feed the Tiger Lily" - Tennant Redbank

"Disney Princess Beautiful Bride" - Melissa Lagonegro

"I Love Easter" - Wilhelm

"I Spy: An Egg in a Nest" - Marzollo

"Ironman Panthers' Prey" - D. R. Shealy

"Lonesome George Finds His Friends" - Tori Kosara

"Now You See Me" - Tish Rabe

"Scooby Doo and The Carnival Creep" - Sonia Sander

"Tangled - A Horse Hero" - Daisy Alberto

"The Runaway Pokemon" - Simcha Whitehill

"Wilson and the Ice Cream Fair" - Mara ConLon


"Batter Up Sponge Bob" - Lewman

"Play Ball, Jackie" - Stephen Krensky

"Ponyella" - Laura Numeroff

"Legends of Bikini Bottom" (Sponge Bob) - Lewman

"Let the Whole Earth Sing Praise" - Tomie DePaola


"At Last Comes Love" - Mary Balogh

"Seducing an Angel" - Mary Balogh

"The Light in the Forest" - Conrad Richter

"The Wolves of Andover" - Kathleen Kent


"Despicable Me"


"Santa Paws"


Sunday: Closed

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. - 2 p.m.