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Adult Fiction

"The Union Quilters" - Jennifer Chiaverini In her true-to-form latest, Chiaverini ("The Aloha Quilt," etc.) goes back to the Civil War era as the men go off to fight and the women of Elm Creek Valley support the Union troops. While the women struggle with their own problems, updates from the front amplify tensions as the war comes closer to home, leading some to tragedy and others to heartbreaking revelations. Among the many developments, Dorothea sends husband Thomas off to war with her favorite quilt; Constance's husband, Abel, seeks a way to serve a Union that won't enlist him because he's black; Gerda pines for Jonathan, who brings his medical skills to the front; and Gerda's brother, Hans, refuses to fight because he is a pacifist. Chiaverini does a good job balancing the experiences of the women at home and the men on the front, though, oddly, the quilting is all but absent. There's enough exposition to welcome new readers without bogging down the tale, resulting in a reliably heartwarming and accessible story.

"Treachery in Death" - J.D. Robb. Lt. Eve Dallas and her squad take on corrupt cops in Robb's 33rd full-length novel featuring the New York Police and Security Dept. homicide detective (after "Indulgence in Death"), a fast-paced, intricate, and deadly dance of well-matched opponents. When Dallas's partner, Det. Delia Peabody, overhears an angry exchange between Lt. Rene Oberman and Det. William Garnet that reveals an unlawful killing and ongoing skimming, Dallas's reaction to this news is decisive: "the blue line breaks for wrong cops." The setting may be slightly futuristic, but the procedures are familiar: Dallas puts together a solid team that meets in her home to avoid leaks as they compile evidence. At the same time, she initiates confrontations with the dangerous Oberman, whom she begins pushing toward a trap. From this pure good guys versus bad guys scenario, Robb (aka Nora Roberts) wrings plenty of exciting strokes and counterstrokes before reaching the satisfying climax.

"False Mermaid" - Erin Hart

"Family Storms" - V.C. Andrews

"Games Girls Play" - Eanna Lee

"Haunted Ground" - Erin Hart

"Hearts Aglow Striking a Match, Book 2" - Tracie Peterson

"Invasion: Book One of the Secret World Chronicle" - Mercedes Lackey

"Lake of Sorrows" - Erin Hart

"Love Wire" - Lora Leigh

"Love you More" - Lisa Gardner

"The Jungle" - Clive Cussler

Adult Non Fiction

"50 Ways to Cope with the Loss of Your Child" - Norma Sawyers-Kury

"ASVAB, 9th Edition"

"And I Shall Have Some Peace" - Margaret Roach

"Cinderella Ate My Daughter" - Peggy Orenstein

"Colossus" - Michael Hilt

"Courage to Stand" - Tim Pawlenty

"Infinite Quest Develop Your Psychic Intuition" - John Edward

"Known and Unknown" - Donald Rumsfeld

"Little Girl Blue (Karen Carpenter)" - Randy Schmidt

"Menopause Makeover" - Staness Jonekos

"NCLEX-PN, 6th Edition" - Kaplan

"Surviving the Loss of a Child" - Elizabeth Brown

"The Healing Code" - Alexander Loyd

"The Long Run" - Matt Long

"The Pioneer Woman--Black Heels to Tractor Wheels" - Ree Drummond

"Tutankhaman and the Golden Age of the Pharoahs" - Zahi Hawass

"Wild Bill Donovan" - Douglas Waller

Large Print Fiction

"Fade Away Girl" - Martha Grimes

"Fatal Error" - J.A. Jance

"Love Me If You Dare" - Carly Phillips

"Strategic Moves" - Stuart Woods

"Toys" - James Patterson

Junior Series

"American Girl"

"A Bundle of Trouble" - Kathryn Reiss

"A Clue in the Castle Tower" - Sarah Masters Buckey

"The Silver Garter" - Kathryn Reiss

"Box Car Children"

"The Clue in the Recycling Bin" - Gertrude Chandler Warner

"Heroic Misadventures of Hiccup the Viking" - Cressida Cowell

"A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons"

"How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse"

"How to Speak Dragonese"

"How to be a Pirate"

"How to Train Your Dragon"

"How to Twist a Dragon's Tale"

"Fadeaway" - Steve Banvin

"Sidelined" - Trevor Kew

Junior Non Fiction

"Deformed Frogs" - Kathy Allen

"Experiment with Weather" - Tamra B. Orr

"Farmyard Friends" - Camilla delaBedoyere

"India" -Jim Bartell

"Let's Look at Monarch Butterflies" - Laura Waxman

"Making Secret Codes" - Jillian Gregory

"Sports Concussions" - Mary-Lane Kamberg

"Super Simple Things to do with Water" - Kelly Doudna

"The Funny Farm" - Michael Dahl

"Tired of Being Teased: Obesity and Others" - Jamie Hunt

Junior Biographies

"Joe Mauer" - Brian Howell

"Robert Pattinson" - Tamra Orr

Easy Reader

"A Fairy Ballet" - Daisy Meadows

"Butterflies" - Bishop

"Clifford Makes the Team" - Norman Bridwell

"From Tadpole to Frog" - Zoehfeld

"Noodles, I Love Rainy Days" - Hans Willhem

"Pet Heroes" - Nicole Corse

"Porky and Bess" - Ellen Weiss

"Stormy" - Elizabeth Mills

"Teeny Tiny Animals" - Lexi Ryals


"Bedtime With Mother Goose" - compiled by Stephanie Hedlund

"Great Moon Hoax" - Krensky

"Jellybeans and the Big Camp Kickoff" - Laura Numeroff

"Piglets" - Grace Elora

"Take Care of ME from A to Z" - Harriet Ziefert

"YoKo's Show and Tell" - Rosemary Wells

Audio Books (Junior & Youth)

"Alvin Ho Collection" - Lenore Look

"A Good Night for Ghosts" - Mary Pope Osborne

"Leprechaun in Late Winter" - Mary Pope Osborne

"Redwall Book 1: The Wall" - Brian Jacques


"Around the World for Sport" - Doon Ceili Band

"Snug in the Blanket" - Paddy O'Brien


"127 Hours"

"Curious George - A Bike Ride Adventure"

"Easy Yoga for Arthritis"

"Friends, Season 1, 2, 3, 4, 5"

"Harry Connick, Jr. In Concert on Broadway"

"Hunt to Kill"


"John Cena Experience"


"Mod Squad, Season 1, Vol. 1"

"Pretty Much 100% Scandinavian, Vol. 1 & 2"



"The Fighter"

"The Next Three Days"

"The Other Guys"

"The Social Network"

"The Town"

"Top 50 Superstars of All Time"

"Winter's Bone"


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Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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Saturday: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.