John L. Street Library Notes for Wednesday, December 25
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The John L. Street Library Staff: Pam, Cheryl, Kim, Katie, Betsy, Charlotte, Bre and Trenton would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

“Pam’s Pick” of the week: “Classified” by Fern Michaels, this is a Godmothers novel. When two young children disappear after visiting Toots’ bakery, The Sweetest Thing, she immediately enlists Ida, Sophie, and Mavis to help in the search. But as Sophie’s psychic abilities draw them closer to the culprits, they realize the stakes are much higher than they ever could have imagined.

New Fiction: “Longbourn” by Jo Baker, in this story the servants in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, come to life. When the enigmatic James Smith arrives as a footman, he catches the eye of Sarah, the young orphaned housemaid with dreams of a world beyond Longbourn.

“King and Maxwell” by David Baldacci, this is the story of a son’s search for his father. Tyler hires Sean and Michelle to solve the mystery surrounding his father’s death. Could Tyler be the next target?

“Beluga” by Rick Gavin, this is the second book in the Nick Reid series. Nick and Desmond are up to their necks in trouble when they loan some stolen money to Desmond’s ex-brother–in-law. Will the two make it out alive?

“Lucianna” by Bertrice Small, this is the third book in the Silk Merchant’s Daughters series. After her older sisters became the scandals of Florence, Lucianna is in a difficult spot trying to find a wealthy husband. Is her only choice to accept the proposal of an elderly bookseller?

“Guests on Earth” by Lee Smith, this is the story of tragic lose. Evalina is orphaned and sent to Highland Hospital in 1936. At the hospital she is taken under the wing of Zelda Fitzgerald, the wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald. A tragic fire in the hospital kills nine women in a locked ward including Zelda. Evalina must find the cause of the mysterious fire.

“The Supreme Macaroni Company” by Adriana Trigiani, this is the story of unexpected turns of life and fate. When a secret about her business partner and lover is revealed during her family’s celebration of The Feast of the Seven Fishes, Valentine Roncalli must make life-altering choices as she fights for everything she wants while sustaining her family’s business and enjoying life to the fullest.

New Christian Fiction: “For Every Season” by Cindy Woodsmall, this is the third book in the Amish Vines and Orchards series. Rhoda is committed to rehabilitating the orchard with her business partner Samuel. But this has put a strain on her relationship with her beau, Jacob, who is Samuel’s brother. Will she have to choose between the brothers?

“When A Heart Cries” by Kim Vogel Sawyer, this is the last book in the Mountain Lake, Minnesota trilogy. Adam and Samantha have started their married life in a small cozy house on the Klaassen family farm. The only thing that is missing now is a baby. When will the happy couple be blessed?

New Mystery: “The Litter of the Law” by Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown, this is a Mrs. Murphy mystery. Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen and her curious cat detectives must find a twisted killer that will stop at nothing to protect a multimillion-dollar scheme.

New Large Print: “Promise of Revenge” by Lauran Paine, this is a western. Tom Barker has a score to settle with the town’s people who stood by and did nothing when his father abused him and his mother abandoned him.

New Biography: “Ian Fleming” by Andrew Lycett, this is a glittering portrait of the brilliant and enigmatic man who created James Bond, Agent 007.

New Non-fiction: “Fodor’s New Orleans 2014,” this book has all your planning needs from Mardi Gras to jazz to Cajun and creole food.

“Fodor’s Florida 2014,” planning a trip to the beach or maybe a theme park this book has you covered.

“Fodor’s Cancun and the Riviera Maya 2014” this book also includes the best of Yucatan from coral reefs to the Mayan ruins.

“The Total Motorcycling Manual” by Mark Lindemann, this book has 291 essential skills from gear, riding to repair.

“Bullying and Students with Disabilities” by Barry Edwards McNamara, this book has the strategies and techniques to create a safe learning environment for all students.

“Step by Step Windows 8” by Ciprian Rusen, this book will help you build the skills you need and learn at your own pace.

“Grain Brain” by David Perlmutter, this book tells the surprising truth about wheat, carbs, and sugar. Could they be killing your brain?

New Audio Books: “Doing Hard Time” by Stuart Woods, “Bones of the Lost” by Kathy Reichs, and “French: the Short Course.”

New CDs: “The World from the Side of the Moon” by Phillip Phillips, and “Paramore.”

New DVDs: “Olympus Has Fallen,” “Beverly Lewis’ the Confession,” and “Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway, the Movie.”

CAREGIVER’S SUPPORT GROUP: We will be starting a Caregiver’s Support Group, January 28, 12:00-1:00 in the board room of the library. This group will meet every fourth Tuesday of the month. This group is open to anyone who is a care giver.

LEGO NIGHT: Ms. Cheryl is planning a Lego Night at the library in Feb. 27. She is gladly accepting Lego donations and old broken crayons.

Holiday Closings: The library will be closed: Dec. 24, 25 & 31 and Jan. 1. Seasons Reading!

The Cadiz Record’s Library Notes feature is submitted by John L. Street Library Director Pam Metts.
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