Our patrons like to stock up on books when they hear about possible bad weather, but sometimes neglect books for young adults and children. So “Pam’s Pick’s” this week will feature a Juvenile fiction trilogy by Suzanne Collins called the Hunger Games. In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem. That’s all I’m going to tell you…your teen will have to tell you the rest.
In the children books try “Biscuit Meets the Class Pet” by Alyssa Capuccili, or “Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa” by Erica Silverman. If you have very young children they may want to look at our Board Book collection. Of course I’m not done, so on to “Pam’s Picks” for the grown-up crowd.
New Fiction: “Emperor’s Tomb” by Steve Berry, this book features Cotton Malone, again chasing an unknown enemy. A journey which takes him from Denmark to China.
“Edge” by Jeffery Deaver, the story of an anonymous government agency dedicated to intelligence surveillance and citizen protection causes shock waves in D.C.
“Of Love and Evil” by Anne Rice, this is book two in the Songs of Seraphim series. This is a metaphysical thriller of angels and assassins.
“Change of Attitude” by Anita Shreve, this is a spellbinding novel about the fragility of young marriage.
New Non-fiction: “Tales of Kentucky Ghosts” and “Tales from Kentucky One-Room School Teachers” both by William Lynwood Montell. This Kentucky Master Storyteller will keep you entertained with his wonderful stories.
And one new and different Cookbook: “Falling Off the Bone” by Jean Anderson, this is a collection of recipes for simple, delicious meat dishes just like grandma used to make, but updated for contemporary kitchens and tastes.
New Audio Books: “John’s Story: The Last Eyewitness” by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, and “Tough Customer” by Sandra Brown.
New DVDs: “Iron Man 2,” and “Shrek Forever After: The Final Chapter.”
New CDs: “You Get What You Give” by Zac Brown Band, and “Hemingway’s Whiskey” by Kenny Chesney.
Book Signing and Talk: Thomas Harper will be here February 26th in the basement of the library for a book sign of his first book that is due out February 21st. The signing/ talk will be from 10:00-12:00. You can call Thomas to reserve a copy of “Images of America: Trigg County, a Pictorial History.”
We are planning a Writers Workshop for February. If you are interested please call and sign up. The workshop will be led by Michael Freeland, author of “Blood River to Berlin” and “Time and the River.”
The library has a collection of over 30,000 books. Categories include fiction, non-fiction, large print, and children’s.
The Cadiz Record’s Library Notes feature is submitted by John L. Street Library Director Pam Metts.