Monday, May 12, 2014

Lot's of New Stuff at the Library

We have started off the month of May with a bang  - or at least a large order of books! We have new books in for every age group and both fiction and non-fiction.  

We have the newest releases from popular authors such as Stuart Woods, John Sandford, David Baldacci, Richard Paul Evans, and James Patterson.  We also have two recent best-sellers in adult fiction from authors you might not recognize as well; Goldfinch by Donna Tartt and Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.  We are also adding new mysteries in our paperback collection.  If you haven't checked out the Sebastian St. Cyr mysteries by C.S. Harris you might find them interesting. They take place in Regency England - a place where gentlemen duel with pistols at dawn, fortunes are won and lost at a turn of the card, a decades-old war has turned Europe  into a ravaged battlefield, and in London, a child of six can be hanged for stealing a handkerchief.  This is the world of Sebastian St. Cyr, heir to an earldom, disillusioned Army officer, and now detective. As the author writes, "Think Mr. Darcy with a James Bond edge..."

We are also adding to our young adult collection.  We are keeping up with the series we currently have an are adding new ones frequently.  We have the newest additions to both the Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon and the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer and have just added the first two books of the Virals series by Kathy Reichs.  We are also adding many of this year's Printz award winning and honor books.  The Michael L. Printz award is an American Library Association literary award that recognizes the "best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit".  

We haven't forgotten our younger patrons, either! We just got in some cute picture books including the newest Mo Willems book, The Pigeon Needs a Bath.  If you aren't familiar with Mo Willems, he does two really popular sets of books, the Pigeon books and the Elephant and Piggie books.  And there is so much new in our Junior collection that I am going to save that update for a future article.

Don't forget, Friday May 16th is our Free Family Movie Night. This month we will be showing The Nut Job.  An incorrigibly self-serving exiled squirrel finds himself helping his former park brethren raid a nut store to survive, that is also the front for a human gang's bank robbery.  This movie is rated PG and runs 86 minutes. The movie starts at 7pm. --