Are you wondering if she's going to make it all the way to "Z" with her mystery series? I think you're going to enjoy reading this lengthy and fascinating blog post by a librarian who attended a Sue Grafton book signing in Arizona recently. (Scroll down her blog until you come to Friday, December 11th's post). Don't you wish you'd been there?
In his first collection of short stories John Grisham takes us back to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his first novel, A Time to Kill. Featuring a cast of characters you'll never forget, these stories bring Ford County to vivid and colorful life.
A provision in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 called for establishing a website to ensure people could see exactly who is receiving Recovery money in addition to how and where the money is spent. That site is Recovery.gov, which offers easy-to-understand, user-friendly graphs, charts, and maps to explain spending and projects across the country, from a larger national overview down to details of individual projects in specific zip codes. Check out how Michigan compares to other states!
Waterford Twp From the Air, 60 Years Ago is an exhibit of aerial photography that was taken by Homer Tinney after WWII. He was hired by businessmen, realtors, developers and builders to take aerial photos of real estate of most of Oakland County. The exhibit includes notable lakes, cities, towns, gulf courses and commercial/industrial properties in the Waterford and Clarkston area. This exhibit will run through October in the Library lobby. It also features photography by Randy Rieth who created the exhibit. Email Randy Rieth email@example.com if you have questions about this exhibit.
A recent report in the news said that U.S. apartment vacancies have hit a 23 year high. We hope that's translating into lower rents for Waterford's apartment dwellers. Did you know there's a useful reference booklet for tenants and landlords about their rights and responsibilities in rental relationships available at the library? It's called, "Tenants and Landlords: a practical guide". Pick one up free at our Leggett branch library or in the adult department of the main library, courtesy of your state representative or state senator. You can also view it online here: http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/Publications/tenantlandlord.pdf
Fans of the Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons, did you know Dan Brown has a new Robert Langdon thriller out, The Lost Symbol? Place your hold now! Or give us a call and we'll be happy to get you on the waiting list. While you're waiting for a copy of that one, you may wish to try some Da Vinci Code readalikes.
Margaret and Patrick have been married just a few months when they set off on what they hope will be a great adventure-a year living in Kenya. Margaret quickly realizes there is a great deal she doesn't know about the complex mores of her new home, and about her own husband.