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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 4, 2014

Summer Reading began this week, and I hope our students will participate because we have some great prizes. I also hope you’ll mark your calendars for June 12. Dr. Flake-n-stein’s Magic Laboratory will be here at 1:00 P.M. to entertain the kids with a mix of magic and science experiments! The show is FREE, so don’t let them miss it!

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



3 Days to Kill

The Monuments Men


I Frankenstein

NCIS: Seasons 1, 2, and 3

Longmire: Season 2

Call the Midwife: Season 3

Road to Perdition

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Public Enemies

Walking on Water


Nowhere Else by Fiona McCallum (CD F MCC)

As Long as We Can by Charles D. Smith (CD F SMI)

Bossypants by Tina Fey (CD 921 FEY)


Kaplan SAT 2014 Strategies, Practice & Review (378 KAP)

It Happened in Texas (T 976.4 SYM)

The Life and Times of a German Methodist Circuit Rider on the Frontier of Texas by Robert Lamar Feuge (G 325.7 FEU)

Large Print:

Unbreathed Memories by Marcia Talley (LTE F TAL)

Missing You by Harlan Coben (LTE F COB)


Poison Spring by Johnny D. Boggs (WF BOG)

“It’s the spring of 1864, and times are hard in Washington County, Arkansas, especially for thirteen-year-old Travis Ford. He hasn’t heard from his father, a sergeant in the 2nd Arkansas Cavalry, in months. His mother is struggling to make ends meet on the family farm and abandoned sawmill near Poison Spring. All Travis really wants to do is to follow his passion—make up adventure stories—but the Civil War keeps getting in his way.”

The Last Kind Words Saloon by Larry McMurtry (WF MCM)

“A fictional retelling of Wyatt Earp’s and Doc Holliday’s remarkable friendship, this novel is a loving tribute to the Old West.”

The Collector of Dying Breaths by M. J. Rose (F ROS Rei.6)

“Florence, Italy - 1533: An orphan is plucked from poverty to become Catherine de Medici’s perfumer. He brings with him a cache of secret recipes for exotic fragrances and potent medicines - and a formula said to have the potential to reanimate the dead. Paris, France - The Present: A renowned mythologist, Jac L’Etoile, learns of the elixir that would unlock the secret to immortality. She becomes obsessed with finding it.”

The Lincoln Myth by Steve Berry (F BER)

“From the streets of Copenhagen to the catacombs of Salzburg to the rugged mountains of Utah, the grim specter of the Civil War looms as a dangerous conspiracy gathers power. Malone risks life, liberty, and his greatest love in a race for the truth about Abraham Lincoln—while the fate of the United States of America hangs in the balance.”

Death at the Door by Carolyn Hart (F HAR Dea.24)

“In one tragic week, two acts of violence shake the island community of Broward’s Rock. With the police considering both cases as good as closed, it’s up to Annie Darling—owner of the mystery bookstore, Death on Demand—to sort through a rogues’ gallery of suspects to see if someone is being framed. But if Annie isn’t careful, she may find herself having a brush with death.”

The Hearing by John Lescroart (F LES Gli.3)

“Hardy’s best friend, Lieutenant Abe Glitsky, has kept a secret from him...and everyone else. Hardy never knew that Abe had a daughter--until she was shot dead. It seems obvious that the heroin addict hovering over her body with a gun is the guilty party, but there is more to this murder. As both Hardy and Glitsky risk their lives to uncover the truth, others are working hard to stop them.”

Hunt the Wolf by Don Mann (F MAN Sea.1)

“In the midst of a grueling training exercise, Thomas Crocker, USN, unearths a pocket of terrorism that leads straight from the slopes of K2 to the cities of Europe and the Middle East. Crocker and his team must blaze through a perilous web of terrorist cells to track down a ruthless sheikh, who is running an international kidnapping ring, before his captives pay the ultimate price.”

Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris (F HAR Mid.1)

“Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and Davy Road. It’s a pretty standard dried-up western town. Stop at the one traffic light in town, and everything looks normal. Stay awhile, and learn the truth...”

Resistant by Michael Palmer (F PAL)

“When Dr. Lou Welcome fills in last minute for his boss at a national conference in Atlanta he brings along his best friend, Cap Duncan. But an accident turns tragic when Cap injures his leg while running. Surgeons manage to save the leg, but the open wound is the perfect breeding ground for a deadly microbial invader committed to eating Cap alive from the inside out. The germ is resistant to any known antibiotic and the government scientist tasked with finding a cure has been kidnapped.”

The God of the Hive by Laurie R. King (F KIN Rus.10)

“Laurie R. King takes readers into the frenetic world of silent films - where the pirates are real and the shooting isn’t all done with cameras.”

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