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From the Librarian's Shelf
Nancy Scholibo
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 • Posted May 30, 2012

Carol Tucker’s Using the Internet, Facebook, and Email class is tomorrow evening, Thursday, May 31 at 6:30. These three core classes will be repeated, beginning with Computer Basics I on Thursday, June 7. So, if you missed out on the first round, don’t fret–you can still take the plunge into the computing world!

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


The Vow

Spy Kids 2

Grace Card-Christian


Invisible Prey - John Sanford

Edge - Jeffery Deaver

Nineteen Minutes - Jodi Picoult

Plum Spooky - Janet Evanovich

Young Adult

The Boy Who Dared - Susan Campbell Bartoletti -Told in flashback, Newberry

Honor Book author Susan Campbell Bartoletti magnificently explores the life of a heroic German youth who dared to stand up against the Nazi regime.

Junior Fiction

The Danger Box-Blue Balliett - A boy in a small town who has a different way of seeing. A curious girl who doesn’t belong. A mysterious notebook. A missing father. A fire. A Stranger. A death. These are some of the things you’ll find within The Danger Box.

Waiting for Normal - Leslie Connor - Addie is waiting for normal. But Addie’s Mom has an all-or-nothing approach to life: a good fiesta or an empty pantry, jubilation or gloom, her way or no way.


New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge

By the Iowa Sea - Joe Blair - The anticipated debut of an original American voice,By The Iowa Sea if a wrenching, unsentimental account of the heartbreaks and ecstasies of marriage, fatherhood, and small-town life in the Midwest.

Cleo - Helen Brown - Helen Brown had no intention of adopting a pet when she brought her sons to visit a friend’s new kittens. But the runt of the litter was irresistible, with her overlarge ears and dainty chin. This is a story of a cat who mended a family.


Letter from a Stranger - Barbara Taylor Bradford- The number-one bestselling author delivers a lush and evocative new novel of family secrets and betrayals that stretch back from the present day to the streets of World War II Berlin and the winding alleys of Instanbul.

Limitations - Scott Turow - In Limitations, Scott Turow, the master of the legal thriller, returns to Kindle County with a page-turning entertainment that asks the biggest questions of all. Ingeniously, and with great economy of style, Turow probes the limitations not only of the law but of human understanding itself.

The Final Storm - Jeff Shaara - The Final Storm illuminates the heroism and sacrifice that defined the war in the Pacific, bringing the conflict to live as only Jef Shaara can. A fitting conclusion to one of the most riveting sagas in military fiction.

Deadlocked -Charlaine Harris - It’s vampire politics as usual around the town of Bon Temps, but never before have they hit so close to Sookie’s heart.

Home - Toni Morrison - America’s most celebrated novelist, Nobel Prize-winner Toni Morrison extends her profound take on our history with this twentieth-century tale of redemption: a taut and tortured story about one man’s desperate search for himself in a world disfigured by war.

The Shoemaker’s Wife - Adriana Trigiani - This rich sweeping epic tells the story of the women and men who built America dream by dream. A story of love and family, war and loss, risk and destiny at the turn of the twentieth century.

LIBRARY NOTES: Yoga at the library–Mondays and Thursdays 8:15 A.M.

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