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Monday, March 16, 2015

This week in the Library--- March 9-16, 2015


March 9-16th:
New fiction books this week:
  • Monkey Wars by Richard Kurti---Sustain the Weak. Destroy the Strong. Junior Library Guild--JLG. (Delacorte Press, 2015)
  • Twisted Fate by Norah Olson--- "Sexy, complex, and unrelentingly tense." JLG. (Katherine Tegen Books, 2015.)
  • Scorpion Mountain by John Flanagan Brotherband series #5. Donation. (Philomel Books, 2014.)
  • Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman--- #2 book in the Seraphina series. Purchased. (Random House, 2015.)
  • Hitch by Jeanette Ingold---set during The Great Depression as part of class project. Purchased paperback. (Harcourt, 2005.)
  • Wolf Whistle by Lewis Nordan--- a novelization of the Emmett Till story as part of a class project. Purchased paperback. (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1993.)
  • Press Play by Eric Devine---Losing weight and making a documentary film about his experience, Greg stumbles upon a hazing. Is the truth worth it? JLG, paperback. (RP Teens, 2014.)
  • The Accidental Highwayman by Ben Tripp--- Kit is the unwitting servant to the notorious highwayman Whistling Jack. Purchased. (Tom Doherty Associates Books, 2014.)
  • All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven--- Finch and Violet meet in the Bell Tower. Who saves who? Purchased. (Alfred Knopf, 2015.)
  • Origin by Jessica Khoury---a mystery set in the Amazon. First book in the series. Purchased paperback. (Razorbill, 2012.)
  • The Prey by Tom Isbell--- "OMEGA, they called the day. The end of the end." First book in a series. Purchased. (Harper Teen, 2015.)
 New nonfiction this week:
  • A History of the World in Six Glasses by Tom Standage--- beer, wine, distilled beverages, coffe, tea and coca cola, how these six drinks changed the world; for a class project. Purchased paperback. (Bloomsbury, 2005.)
  • The Thought that Counts by Jared Kant--- a firsthand account of one teen's experience with OCD. Purchased paperback. (Oxford University Press, 2008.)
  • ADHD in HD: Brains Gone Wild by Johnathan Chesner---blessings in the "special" brain. Donated paperback. (Free Spirit Publishing, 2012.)
  • Wild by Cheryl Strayed---From lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail. A memoir. Purchased paperback. (Vintage Books, 2012.)
  • Atomic Accidents by James Mahaffey---a history of nuclear meltdowns and disasters. Purchased. (Pegasus Books, 2014.)
  • They Walked to Freedom 1955-56 by Kenneth Hare---the Montgomery bus boycott; for a class project. Purchased used. (Spotlight Press, 2005.)
  • Here We Are Now: The Lasting Impact of Kurt Cobain by Charles Cross---Donated. (It! Books, 2014.)
  • Love Letters in the Sand: the love poems of Khalil Gibran. Purchased. (Souvenir Press, 2005.)
  • What Are My Rights by Judge Tom Jacobs---Q and A about teens and the law. Donated. (Free Spirit Publishing, 2011.)
  • Assisted: an autobiography by John Stockton---basketball. Donated. (Shadow Mountain, 2013.)
  • Sketching from the Imagination: an insight into creative drawing by various artists. Purchased. (3D Total Publishing, 2014.)
New DVD for teacher resource:
  • Othello by William Shakespeare. A Globe Theatre Production. 2007. 
Upcoming Events:
  • Lucky Day---check out any book with a shamrock bookmark this month and you'll be entered into a contest to win prizes.
  • Jane Austen Week---March 23-27. Showing a DVD of one of Jane Austen's six books (title will be revealed on March 23rd); trivia, prizes, and everything J.A. This is the seventh annual Jane Austen week.
Drop by the library and have a loot at all the new books available for check-out this week.


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