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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 • Posted March 19, 2014

Some ladies were decorating the Stribling Room for a shower the other weekend and were wondering about getting a TV and DVD player so that they could show a slideshow of photos during the event. I said, “Well, we have a TV right here, and it has a DVD that you can use, too.” They exclaimed, “We didn’t know that!” The TV has a large screen that rises up out of the beautiful wooden console, and it always sits in the same place against the wall near the fireplace. I guess it has become “invisible” since so few see it being used. So, now you know! The library also has a whiteboard, portable screen, and a multimedia projector on a cart with a laptop that can be used for presentations. The Stribling Room is equipped with a sound system and microphone as well, making it an ideal setting for meetings and special programs.

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


How Toddlers Thrive by Tovah P. Klein, PhD. (3053232 KLE)

Chaser: Unlocking the Genius of the Dog Who Knows a Thousand Words by John W. Pilley (636.737 PIL)

The Blood Sugar Solution: 10-Day Detox Diet by Mark Hyman, M.D. (612.1 HYM)

The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku (612.8 KAK)


Blue Stroke by Nora Roberts (CD F ROB)

Past Perfect by Susan Isaacs (CD F ISA)

Young Adult:

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White (YA WHI Par.1)

Supernaturally by Kiersten White (YA WHI Par.2)

Endlessly by Kiersten White (YA WHI Par.3)


The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (F GRE)

“Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.”

This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash (F CAS)

“. . . a resonant novel of love and atonement, blood and vengeance, set in western North Carolina, involving two young sisters, a wayward father, and an enemy determined to see him pay for his sins.”

Private Down Under by James Patterson (F PAT Pri.5)

“At a glittering launch party overlooking the iconic Opera House, Private throws open its doors. Craig Gisto and his newly-formed team have barely raised their glasses, however, when a young Asian man, blood-soaked and bullet-ridden, staggers into the party, and what looks like a botched kidnapping turns out to be a whole lot more.”

The Bootlegger by Clive Cussler (F CUS Bel.7)

“When Isaac Bell’s boss and lifelong friend Joseph Van Dorn is shot and nearly killed leading the high-speed chase of a rum-running vessel, Bell swears to him that he will hunt down the lawbreakers, but he doesn’t know what he is getting into. When a witness to Van Dorn’s shooting is executed in a ruthlessly efficient manner invented by the Russian secret police, it becomes clear that these are no ordinary criminals. Bell is up against a team of Bolshevik assassins and saboteurs - and they are intent on overthrowing the government of the United States.”

Runaway Saint by Lisa Samson (F SAM)

“Sara’s an artist with a supportive husband and a house that folks on her block admire outright. But she’s restless and bored with life. Then her legendary Aunt Bel shows up looking for a place to crash after years without a word. Saying yes to Bel turns Sara’s whole precariously-balanced life upside down.”

Me Before You by Jo Jo Moyes (F MOY)

“Lou Clark knows lots of things, but she doesn’t know is she’s about to lose her job or that knowing what’s coming is what keeps her sane. Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live.

What Will doesn’t know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they’re going to change the other for all time.”

All Things Hidden by Tracie Peterson (F PET)

“Gwyn Hillerman acts as a nurse at her father’s medical practice in 1935 rural Alaska. Dr. Jeremiah Vaughan finds his life suddenly turned upside down when his medical license is stripped away. Dr. Hillerman urges Jeremiah to join his practice. Thinking his secret would be safe in the isolated Alaska Territory, Jeremiah agrees. Gwyn and Jeremiah soon recognize a growing attraction to each other. But when another suitor enters the scene and Jeremiah’s secret is revealed, their hopes for a future are threatened.”

Rumbo Al Hermoso Norte by Luis Alberto Urrea (S F UR)

“Nayeli es una chica de diecinueve años que trabaja en Tres Camarones, un poblado mexicano. Durante la exhibición de la pelicula Los Siete Magníficos, Nayeli tiene una revelación: Debe dirigirse al norte a reclutar sus propios Siete Magníficos, para que la protejan de los criminals y coadyuven a repoblar Tres Camarones. Ella y su amigas viajan al norte y en el camino hacia esa extraña y fascinante tierra de sus sueños.”

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