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Wednesday, December 18, 2013 • Posted December 18, 2013

Some of you may not be aware, but you can download eBooks from our library web page! You just need a library card, phone number, and your device. You may have three books and may choose either fourteen-day or twenty-one day checkouts. There can be no late fees because the book expires when the time is up. We also have Kindles, Nooks, and soon, a Kindle Fire HD tablet for you to check out just like a book. You can “try before you buy,” or just enjoy reading on them. We have many books pre-loaded on the devices, but we will also take requests for specific titles and download them. The devices are very light, print size can be adjusted, and you can even choose text-to-voice. So, really, there is no reason not to try this new way to enjoy reading!

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


2 Guns

Taken by Grace

Red 2


Unfinished Song

Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy

The Smurfs 2


Alone for Christmas


The Corn-Free Cookbook & Survival Guide by Laurel Lee Steele and Merelee Knott (641.5 STE)

Cactus Country: Stories, articles, and poetry rounded up by Dusty Richards and Lou Turner Vols. 1 and II

Texas Almanac 2014-2015 by the Texas State Historical Association (T 317.64 TEX 2014-15)


Cross My Heart by James Patterson (F PAT Cro.21)

“Detective Alex Cross is a family man at heart. His love of his family is his anchor and gives him the strength to confront evil in his work. One man knows this deeply, and uses Alex’s strength as a weapon against him in the most unsettling and unexpected novel of James Patterson’s career.”

Confessions: The Private School Murders by James Patterson (F PAT Det.2)

“There’s no relief for the Angel family after sixteen-year-old Tandy helps uncover the truth about her parents’ untimely deaths. As Tandy’s famous (now infamous) brother Matthew stands trial for the murder of his girlfriend, a new killer lurks on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Tandy launches her own investigation, but she’s haunted by another mystery: what happened to the boy she loved before her parents cruelly ripped them apart?”

Fall from Grace by Richard North Patterson (F PAT Mar.1)

“Adam Blaine arrives at the funeral of his estranged father, Ben Blaine, a famous and charismatic writer who has served as patriarch of his clan for many years and left behind him a string of secret legal and financial arrangements, not to mention an emotionally distraught widow and a strangely aloof mistress, who is a beautiful television actress who once had a drug problem. As soon as Adam arrives, he is thrust into the search for his father’s killer.”

Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich (F EVA Plum.20)

“Stephanie Plum has her sights set on taking down a notorious mob boss. If she doesn’t take him down, he may take her out.”

Behind the Shattered Glass by Tasha Alexander (F ALE Ash.8)

“Anglemore Park is the ancestral home of Lady Emily Hargreave’s husband Colin. But the stately calm of country life is destroyed when their neighbor, the Marquess of Montagu, bursts through the French doors from the garden and falls down dead in front of the shocked gathering.  But who has a motive for murdering the young aristocrat?”

Vanished by Irene Hannon (F HAN Pri.1)

“Reporter Moira Harrisons is lost. When a confusing detour places her on a rural, wooded road, she’s startled by the sudden appearance of a figure in her headlights. The solid thump against tells her she hit the person before she crashes into a tree on the far side of the road. When she comes to, there isn’t a body, and no one to believe her story--except a handsome former police detective, now a private eye, who agrees to take on the case.”

The Heavens Rise by Christopher Rice (F RIC)

“Deep in the swamps outside of New Orleans, Niquette Delongpre and her family uncover a well on their property - a well that has roots all the way down into the soils of the Mississippi River. A well that brings ancient things to the surface - things that should have stayed buried.”

Scorned Justice by Margaret Daley (F DAL Neb. 3 Chr.) Christian Fiction

“Texas Ranger Brody Calhoun is west Texas when an unexpected attack injures the brother of Rebecca Morgan, Brody’s high school sweetheart. The local sheriff asks for Brody’s help. As Brody digs deeper, he realizes the attack may be related to an organized crime trial Rebecca will be overseeing.”

The Supreme Macaroni Company by Adriana Trigiani (F TRI Val.3)

“Trigiani weaves a heartbreaking story that begins on the eve of a wedding in New York’s Greenwich Village, travels to New Orleans, and culminates in Tuscany. Family, work, romance, and the unexpected twists of life and fate all come together in an unforgettable narrative that her many fans will adore.”

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