We are having a “Special Holiday Hunt!” Ms. Cheryl has planned a special event for students 12 and older. It will test your puzzling skills and your knowledge of the library. The winner of this event is an E-Reader. The Contest will begin at 10:00 on Wednesday December 21 and finish at the moment the winner completes the puzzles. Call the library at 270-522-6301 to sign up for this event.
“Pam’s Christmas Picks:” “Lost December” by Richard Paul Evans, the story of the Prodigal Son. Luke and his Father do not agree on Luke’s future. Can they work out their problems?
“Christmas Singing” by Cindy Woodsmall, this is a romance from the heart of Amish country. Discover the power of second chances.
“A Plain & Fancy Christmas” by Cynthia Keller, the story of two women switched at birth. When Rachel an Amish widow and Melly a career woman discover the switch, a culture shock marks their lives. Can they come to terms with their identities and explore the lives they may have had with their biological families?
New Fiction: “Comforts of Home” by Jodi Thomas, this is book three in the Harmony series. The residents of Harmony are forced to think about what they really want, when a terrible storm threatens the town.
“Kill Alex Cross” by James Patterson, in this new thriller, Alex is asked by the president to find his kids. The Presidents kids have been kidnapped and the water supply in D.C. has been poisoned. Alex is on both cases.
“Secret Obsession” by Kimberla Roby, this story of two sisters and one man, and a passion that could destroy them all.
“Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, the story of a woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others.
“Snow Angel” by Glenn Beck, this is a touching Christmas story. Rachel Price has just one happy memory from her childhood, when her father took her hands while playing outside on a cold, snowy day and called her his angel. Now with a child of her own can she make more happy memories?
“Christmas Treasures” by Thomas Kinkade and Katherine Spencer, this is a Cape Light novel. Reverend Ben has been ignoring his health. Now during the Christmas season he needs an interim pastor.
“To Santa with Love” by Janet Dailey, the story of a new beginning. Jacquie is heading west to start a new life. But a car accident brings a new man into her life. Will they find love for Christmas?
New Non-fiction: “The Time of Our Lives” by Tom Brokaw, this is a conversation about America. Who we are, where we’ve been, and where we need to go now.
“Massage & Aromatherapy” by Reader’s Digest, this book will teach you more than a dozen massage techniques, along with detailed recipes and uses for 30 essential oils, perfect for revving you up or calming you down.
“Pearl Harbor: FDR Leads the Nation into War” by Steven M. Gillon, this is a vivid minute by minute account. A heart stopping, harrowing account of one of the most fateful days in America’s history.
“Pearl Harbor Christmas” by Stanley Weintraub, the story of a world at war, December 1941. 70 years ago in the midst of mistletoe and holly this book offers a kaleidoscopic picture of a nation readying itself for war.
New Biography: “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson, this is the story of a creative entrepreneur who put personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing in the hands of the average person. This book is based on interviews with Jobs and family and with friends.
New Cookbook: “Paula Deen’s Southern Cooking Bible” by Paula Deen, this book has over 300 wonderful southern dishes.
New Audio Books: “The Christmas Wedding” by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo, “An Angel for Christmas” by Heather Graham, “Lost December” by Richard Paul Evans, “Christmas at Timberwoods” by Fern Michaels, and “1225 Christmas Tree Lane” by Debbie Macomber.
New CDs: “Glee: The Music, the Christmas Album,” “The Best of the Season” by Anne Murray, “The Gift” by Susan Boyle, and “It’s Christmas Time” by Elvis Presley.
New DVDs: “Max & Ruby’s Christmas,” “White Christmas,” “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Pearl Harbor,” “Christmas in Connecticut,” and “Merry Christmas Thomas.”
And for those of you who love Mystery writer Joanne Fluke, “Lake Eden Cookbook” with Hannah Swensen’s recipes from the Cookie Jar. For example Kiss My Grits Cookies, Peanut Butter and Jelly Pie just in time to celebrate the holidays.
New Display: On the First Day of Christmas my true love gave to me… In the display case this month are the 12 Days of Christmas ornaments. This unique collection is owned by Eunice Thomas. Can you remember the words to the song? Stop by and check out the display it will remind you of how the song goes.
Next Class: Setting up Facebook, Dec. 19, at 10 a.m. You must have an email address first. Call 270-522-6301 to sign up.
The library will be closed Dec. 23, 24, 26, 30 & 31 and January 2 for the Christmas and New Years Holidays. Happy Reading!
The Cadiz Record’s Library Notes feature is submitted by John L. Street Library Director Pam Metts.