SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR: The book fair is in the basement of the library Friday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Monday, Dec. 9, from 12 noon – 8 p.m. The sales from this book fair will go to help fund the Summer Reading Program in July. These are all new books for all ages from pre-school to adult. They make great Christmas gifts!
BOOK SIGNING: local teacher/author Crystal White will be here on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. with her new children’s book: “Franny’s Rescue.” Franny is a rescue dog and she may make a special appearance.
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: We will have a special Christmas Program this year. Christmas with the Lincolns is on Sunday, December 15 at 2:00 in the basement of the library. Come to the library and spend the afternoon hearing about how the Lincolns celebrated Christmas in the White House.
CAREGIVER’S SUPPORT GROUP: We will be starting a Caregiver’s Support Group, January 28, 12:00-1:00 in the boardroom of the library. This group will meet every fourth Tuesday of the month. This group is open to anyone who is a caregiver.
LEGO NIGHT: Ms. Cheryl is planning a Lego Night at the library in February. She is gladly accepting Lego donations.
“Pam’s Pick” this week’s pick is a Christmas book. “A Christmas Hope” by Anne Perry, this is a story of an unforgettable battle between goodness and evil in Victorian London and a lonely woman’s search for meaning in her life.
New Fiction: “Mirage” by Clive Cussler, this is an Oregon Files novel. A U.S. destroyer sailed out of Philadelphia and supposedly vanished, the result of a Navy experiment with electromagnetic radiation. The story was considered a hoax. Now Juan Cabrillo and his Oregon colleagues must find out the truth.
“Dark Witch” by Nora Roberts, this is the first book of the Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy. Iona is an American in search of her Irish ancestors in order to learn more about her powers and to break an ancient curse.
“The Valley of Amazement” by Amy Tan, this is an epic story of two women’s intertwined lives and their search for identity. Violet is struggling to find her place in the world. She is a half-Chinese/half-American courtesan who makes a living in seduction and illusion in the remote Chinese village of Shanghai. Her mother, Lucia, is trying to make sense of the choices she has made and the men who have shaped her.
“After Dead” by Charlaine Harris, this is the story of what came next in the world of Sookie Stackhouse. You will learn how Michele and Jason’s marriage fared, what happened to Sookie’s cousin Hunter and whether Tara and JB’s twins grew up to be solid citizens.
“Candlelight Christmas” by Susan Wiggs, this is a Lakeshore Chronicles novel. As a single father Logan O’Donnell wants to give his son, Charlie, the best Christmas ever on the shores of Willow Lake. But he just may be in for a Christmas surprise himself, when he meets Darcy Fitzgerald. The magic of the season may bring them all a gift of a lifetime.
New Christian Fiction: “The Christmas Candle” by Max Lucado, this story explores the mystery of faith and the wonders of love. Every 25 years, an angel appears in the little English village of Gladstone, where he touches one special candle at the local candle makers who in turn give that candle to someone in need. Whoever receives this gift experiences a miracle.
New Non-fiction: “A Kid’s Guide to Sewing” by Sophie Kerr, this book has 16 fun projects to make and use or give and gifts.
“Reminisce Christmas” from the Reminisce magazine, these are stories of Christmas from the past.
“A Family Christmas” collected by Caroline Kennedy, this book has poetry, prose, scriptural passages and lyrics from Billy Collins, E.B. White, Pearl S. Beck and many more. It will enrich your heart and mind with the spirit of Christmas.
“When Did White Trash Become the New Normal?” by Charlotte Hays, a Southern gentlewoman extraordinaire, takes a humorous look at the spread of white trash culture to all levels of American society.
“Five Days in November” by Clint Hill, this is another look into the assassination of John F. Kennedy, with many never before seen pictures.
New Biographies: “12 Years a Slave” by Solomon Northup, this is the story of Solomon Northup who was a free black man in 1841. He was kidnapped and sold into slavery in Washington, D.C.
“This is the Story of a Happy Marriage” by Ann Patchett, this book examines Patchett’s deepest commitments to writing, family, friends, dogs, books, and her husband, creating a portrait of her life.
New Audio Books: “Necessary Lies” by Diane Chamberlain, “The Quest” by Nelson DeMille, and “Second Watch” by J.A. Jance.
New CDs: “Let It Snow” by Jewel, and “Now That’s What I Call Today’s Christmas” by various artists.
New DVDs: “Emperor,” “Yes, Virginia,” and “A Holiday for Love.”
New TV Season: “Three’s Company” season two. Seasons Reading!
The Cadiz Record’s Library Notes feature is submitted by John L. Street Library Director Pam Metts.