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Wednesday, June 5, 2013 • Posted June 5, 2013

Our Spanish to English class graduated fourteen students last Thursday night! The Friends of the Library and the library collaborated on this project, and we are just thrilled that the students want to keep going! So a new session will begin on July11, and we will take new students at any time. I want to recognize our wonderful volunteers who have made this class work—you have been phenomenal!

Teachers: Rosemary Davis, Mary Freytag, Ron Freytag, Nanci Gibbons, Tom Gibbons, Kay Hudler, Nan Larrimore, Isabel Rivera, Carol Sattler, Pat Tucker, and Patti Grote

Food: Wendy and Craton Hastings, Carolyn Phillips, Jan Strickland, and Corrine Wright

Babysitters: Wendy and Craton Hastings

I also want to thank our Story Time readers: David Scarth, Sue Kaan, Carlene Brollier, Barbara Brunken, John Gillespie,Rosemary Davis, Bridget Langdale, and Margaret Persky, —you’re fantastic!

NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries)


Kursk: The German View by Steven H. Newton (764.3 NEW)

Berlin at War by Roger Moorhouse (943.15 MOO)

Operation Storm: Japan’s Top Secret Submarines and Its Plan to Change the Course of World War II by John J. Geoghegan (940.54 GEO)


Cold Service by Robert B. Parker (CD F PAR)

By the Light of the Moon by Dean Koontz (CD F KOO)

YA/JR Fiction:

The Loners: Quarantine Bk. 1 by Lex Thomas (JF THO Lon.1)

Freaky Fast Frankie Joe by Lutricia Clifton (JF CLI)

The Humming Room by Ellen Potter (JF POT)

Flying the Dragon by Natalie Dias Lorenze (JF LOR)

Laugh With the Moon by Shana Burg (JF BUR)

Shadow Children: Among the Hidden Bk.1 by Margaret Peterson Haddix (JF HAD Sha.1)

Shadow Children: Among the Imposters Bk.2 by Margaret Peterson Haddix (JF HAD Sha.2)

Shadow Children: Among the Betrayed Bk. 3 by Margaret Peterson Haddix (JF HAD Sha.3)

Shadow Children: Among the Barons Bk.4 by Margaret Peterson Haddix (JF HAD Sha.4)


The Perfect Murder by Brenda Novak (F NOV)

“If someone commits the perfect murder, will he try it again? For more than a year, Sebastian Costas has been trying to unravel the truth behind the murder of his ex-wife and son. He’s convinced that her second husband-a cop-committed both murders, but the evidence points to the contrary.”

The Ophelia Cut by John Lescroart (F LES)

“When a brutal rapist is murdered, a loving father stands accused of the crime. Defense Attorney Dismas Hardy must defend his brother-in-law and old friend Moses McGuire in a thrilling case that hits far too close to home.”

Island of Refuge by Linda Hall (F HAL)

“Peter Glass arrives on a small island off the coast of Maine—tired, sick, and fleeing for his life. He finds refuge in an abandoned church and soon develops a special friendship with a young woman called Jo. But his safe haven is shattered by tragedy when Jo is found murdered.”

Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight (F MCC)

“In this heart-wrenching story of secrets and betrayal, Amelia’s mother, Kate, is taken places no parent should ever have to go as she tries to piece together the truth about her daughter’s tragic death.”

Dangerous Refuge by Elizabeth Lowell (F LOW)

“Shaye Townsend is a big-city cop come home to his historic family ranch. Tanner works for an environmental conservancy and wants to preserve his homestead. The suspicious death of Shaye’s uncle throws them together, and the sparks fly.”

The Mystery Woman by Amanda Quick (F QUI Lan.2)

“Under the plain gray skirts of Miss Beatrice Lockwood’s gown, a pistol waits at the ready. For she is a paid companion on a secret mission—and with a secret past—and she must be prepared to fight for her life at any moment.”

Sanctuary by Nora Roberts (F ROB)

“Successful photographer Jo Hathaway is haunted by the sudden and unexplained disappearance of her mother. Even more haunting are the pictures that someone is sending her—the most shocking of all a photo of her long-lost mother . . . naked, beautiful, and dead.”

Coup D’état by Ben Coes (F COE Dew.2)

“When a fragile peace breaks down and devolves into a rapidly escalating shooting war between Pakistan and India, the U.S. is forced to intervene. With only hours remaining before the conflict reaches a deadly point of no return, the White House must find a way to shut it down or risk the likelihood of a new global war.”

Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella (F KIN)

“Lottie just knows that her boyfriend is going to propose during lunch at one of London’s fanciest restaurants. But he doesn’t. So when an old flame calls her out of the blue and reminds her of their pact to get married if they were still single at thirty, she jumps a the chance.”

Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris (F HAR Sta.13)

“Sookie’s relationship with Eric Northman is in limbo, and when Sookie learns the reason why, she is devastated. Then a former barmaid is found murdered, and Sookie is arrested for the crime.”

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