Due to a power outage in the area, the Library will be closed today, Monday, July 28th. Regular business hours are expected to resume Tuesday, July 29th, based on expected restoration of power to the area.

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New Spanish Fiction

New titles recently added to the Spanish Fiction collection include:

Click here: for a full list of titles in the Spanish Fiction Collection

The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly

Check our catalog for: The Scarecrow Read more

Technology Update - January 2011

Image of hands on a computer keyboardThe recent closure of the Leggett Branch library has led to an increase in public computers available at the Main Library as we've put the public computers formerly at the branch into service at the Main Library. The new computers include:

  • Four additional first-available Internet stations in the Adult area. These computers provide full access to the Internet and include support for printing.
  • One 15 minute Internet station in the Childrens area. 
  • A new self-check out station in the Circulation lobby.

We are also working on upgrading our wireless public Internet access to provide better support for those times when we have a lot of users accessing the system at the same time. 

The Girl who Played with Fire by Steig Larsson

Check our catalog for: The Girl Who Played With Fire (book), Large Print, Audio CD.

The second book in Larsson's Millenium Trilogy takes a bit of time to build tension but once the author sets up the elements, this book cannot be put down. Lisbeth Salender and Mikael Blomkvist are again the main characters but they don't make contact until the very end of the story when tangled plot ends collide. The police are hunting for Lisbeth who has been accused of going on a killing rampage. The press tries and convicts her based on her old psychological profile. Tension and pacing deliver a well planned story while her past comes alive and the mystery around her mental state begins to unravel. Lisbeth refuses Mikael's attempts to help as she takes on the fight for her identity and life.

Historical Fiction

Looking for Historical Fiction? Try one of these titles and take a trip to the past...

The Far Pavilions by M. M. Kaye - British India, Afghan wars

Captain from Castile by Samuel Shellabarger - Spanish Inquisition

Check this list for more Historical Fiction.

New Books for December

Here's a few of the recent teen books the library has recevied.
Check for them in the teen area or by clicking on the title link to place a hold.

 

Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead
(Vampire Academy, Book 6)

 

The Lying Game by Sara Shepard
(new series by the author of Pretty Little Liars)


Night Whispers by Erin Hunter
(Omen of the Stars, Book 3)  

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
(sequel to The Maze Runner) Read more

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley

The Last Days of Ptolemy GreyCheck our catalog for: The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

Ptolemy Grey is a 91-year-old man, suffering from dementia. With one foot in the past and the other in the grave, Ptolemy begins to open up when Robyn Small, a 17-year-old family friend, appears and helps clean up his apartment and straighten out his life. A reinvigorated Ptolemy volunteers for an experimental medical program that will restore his mind, but at hazardous cost: he won't live to see 92. With the clock ticking, Ptolemy uses his rejuvenated mental abilities to delve into the mystery of the recent drive-by shooting death of his great-nephew, Reggie, and to render justice the only way he knows how.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Check out our catalog for: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

This is the story of a girl growing up in Brooklyn, NY in the years just before WWI. The author uses the main character, Francie, as a vehicle to tell the amazing story of her life in a time when there weren't welfare, social agencies, psychologists or birth control. Francie's family plays a game called Survival when the cupboard is bare. The parents are poor uneducated Brooklynites who struggle to give their children a better life. This book is a testiment to tenecious hardworking people in the early 1900s.

Last Night at Chateau Marmont by Lauren Weisberger

Check our catalog for: Last Night at Chateau Marmont

Would you be able to handle being married to a rock star? Brooke finds herself with that very dilemma when her singer husband hits the big time. For the past five years, Brooke has supported her husband Julian's musical dreams of being a recording artist and is thrilled for him when he finally signs a recording contract with Sony. Suddenly Julian becomes an overnight sensation and Brooke struggles with all the new attention that is thrust upon her husband and their marriage. With all the rumors and tabloid stories, will their love for one another survive? A fast paced and entertaining read about life in the spotlight.