Friday, September 12, 2008

Local History Books

For a taste of local history, check out our newest acquisitions: Born in the Illinois Cornfields, and Life Down on the Farm, both by Alvin Decker; and Here Stands the Law by Donald Richter. The latter book covers a time of lawlessness in Vermilion County, of lynchings and mob rule, and how law was restored. Question: Is Sheriff Hardy Whitlock related to Herbie Whitlock?

Monday, September 08, 2008

Homer Library News Sepetember 2008

What’s been going on in the Homer Library lately? Lots, actually.
Cathy would like to hear from you about the possibility of starting a book club. You can fill out a form indicating your areas of interest. There will be a meeting on September 17 at 1:00 P.M. to discuss specifics.
Meanwhile, we keep adding materials. The newest bestsellers are Rough Justice by Jack Higgins, Promise Texas by Debbie Macomber, and Being Elizabeth by Barbara Taylor Bradford, with more on backorder. Anyone who loves children or horses will enjoy Hope Rising, and Bridge Called Hope, both by Kim Meeder. Kim and her husband operate a horse rescue ranch in central Oregon. As the horses are healed, they are made available for children to ride, with emphasis on abused, neglected children and those who have suffered the loss of a loved one. The results are quite amazing and wonderful.
We’ve been adding to our travel section and will continue to do so over time. There is an excellent book on cruising Alaska; Frommer’s Cancun, Cozumel and the Yucatan 2009; and New York City 2008, with more on backorder.
For junior age children, there is Hank Zipzer: Niagara Falls, or Does It? and Hank Zipzer: I Got a “D” in Salami, both by Henry Winkler. Or they might enjoy Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox, or Pendragon: Raven Rise by D. J. MacHale.
Our newest DVDs are Journey to the Center of the Earth and Nim’s Island. You can also find six donated Winnie the Pooh, Little Bear and Jay Jay DVDs, a set of four Bananas Comedy DVDs, and some World War II DVDs. There’s something for everyone.