February 5 John L. Street Library Notes
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Did you know February is: American Heart Month, National Black History Month, National Children’s Dental Health Month? It has Groundhog Day, Mardi Gras, Presidents’ Day, and Valentine’s Day! All that in the shortest month of the year.

“Pam’s Pick” this week is a book turn movie. “Winter’s Tale” by Mark Helprin, will be in theaters Friday, Feb. 14. On a winter night, Peter Lake attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side. He thinks the mansion is empty, but the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the affair between a middle-aged Irish burglar and Beverly Penn, a young girl dying of consumption.

New Fiction: “The Rathbones” by Janice Clark, this is the story of Mercy Rathbone and her cousin, Mordecai, set off on a near-epic odyssey that will take them in search of the girl’s whaler father, who has been missing for nine years, and for the twin brother she has never known.

“Fear Nothing” by Lisa Gardner, in this new thriller Detective D. D. Warren must find a serial killer terrorizing Boston. The serial killer feels no pain but like to inflect it on his victims. Can he be stopped?

“River Road” by Jayne Ann Krentz, s a new quintessential romance. Mason Fletcher rescued 16-year-old Lucy Sheridan from becoming the victim of sociopathic classmate Tristan Brinker. Now years later, Lucy is back in Summer River, Calif., to fix up the vintage Craftsman-style home she inherited from her Aunt Sara. Mason, on a break from his Washington, D.C., security consulting business, is also back in town, to help out his uncle. When he and Lucy open up the old fireplace in her house, a body falls out, and things take an ominous turn.

“Wyoming Bold” by Diana Palmer, this is the third book in the Wyoming Men series. Dalton Kirk thought his life was over-literally-when a gang of smugglers left him for dead. Defying all odds, he survives and returns to his Wyoming ranch ready for a more peaceful life. Then lovely Merissa Baker knocks on his door. She is known as the local eccentric-she knows things before they happen-and she’s had a vision that Dalton is in danger. She’s determined to save the handsome rancher she’s loved forever. (also in large print)

“The Prince of Risk” by Christopher Reich, When his father, a chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, is killed in a brazen attack on the White House lawn, Bobby Astor, a rising hedge fund manager, untangles a web of lies to reveal a sophisticated plot against the U.S. financial system.

“Innocent Blood” by James Rollins, this is the second book in the Order of the Sanguines. Archaeologist Erin Granger receives a message from Cardinal Bernard, leader of the Order of Sanguines, a group of vampires operating within the Vatican, whose thirst for human blood is kept in check by the blood of Christ. The message leads Erin back into the ancient war between the Sanguines and the Strigoi, a rival group of vampires whose interests lie in a more evil direction than the Sanguines’.

“Standup Guy” by Stuart Woods, this is a Stone Barrington novel. Stone Barrington thinks he has sent a new client on his way to another person that can help him, but, soon it’s clear that Stone needs to jump in again when several people become interested in the clients activities and how they may relate to a long-ago crime.

New Christian Fiction: “Skip Rock Shallows” by Jan Watson, this is the story of hard work and acceptance. The people of Skip Rock, Ky., are hard workers, and they believe they know a woman’s place is in the home. But when Lilly Gray Corbett a graduate of medical school and accepts an internship in Skip Rock. She is determined to win over the people. When she saves a young miner, she also saves her own life.

“An Untamed Heart” by Lauraine Snelling, this is a prequel to Red River of the North saga. Ingeborg wants to be a midwife not a wife until she meets Nils. Ingeborg knows she’s found a love that will last forever. (also in large print)

New Biographies: “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War” by Robert M. Gates, this is his story. Gates thought he’d left Washington politics behind: after working for six presidents in both the CIA and the National Security Council, he was happy in his role as president of Texas A&M University. But when he was asked to help a nation mired in two wars and to aid the troops doing the fighting, he answered what he felt was the call of duty.

“George Jones: King of Broken Hearts” by Peter Michael Cooper, this is the legacy of over six decades of a life that mirrored a country song. From his successful singing to his stormy marriage to his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

“Servants’ Hall” by Margaret Powell, this is a gripping real-life tale reminscent of Downton Abbey’s Lady Sybil and Tom Branson. The story of Rose, the Wardham family maid, who shocked people upstairs and downstairs by eloping with the family’s only son, Mr. Gerald.

New Non-fiction: “Living Safely, Aging Well” by Dorothy Drago, this is a guide to preventing injuries at home. This book also pays special attention to hazards encountered by people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

“The Can’t Cook Book” by Jessica Seinfeld, this cookbook has over 100 recipes for anyone who finds cooking scary or stressful or just boring.

“Braids, Buns, and Twist!” by Christina Butcher, this is a step-by-step guide to creating 82 fabulous hairstyles.

“The Monuments Men” by Robert M. Edsel, this is the story of the greatest treasure hunt in history. Hitler’s armies pillage the finest art in Europe and it was up to the Monuments Men to get it back.

“Life in the Fantastic ‘40s” by Reminisce, this book has more than 450 heartwarming and humorous stories and photos from this amazing decade.

New Audio Books: “Standup Guy” by Robert M. Gates, and “Wyoming Bold” by Diana Palmer, and “Takedown Twenty” by Janet Evanovich.

New CDs: “The Caves of Androzani” by Doctor Who, and “The Jazz Age” by The Bryan Ferry Orchestra.

New DVDs: “The Butler,” “Hoop Dreams,” “Stealth,” and “Doc McStuffins: Time for Your Checkup.”

New TV Season: “Sherlock” season two, and “Duck Dynasty” season four.

TAX SERVICE: The RSVP will be here every Tuesday and Thursday, starting February 4, to fill your taxes. You will need to call for an appointment 270-522-6301.

CAREGIVER’S SUPPORT GROUP: We will be starting a Caregiver’s Support Group, the fourth Tuesday each month at 12 noon in the board room of the library. This group is open to anyone who is a care giver.

LEGO NIGHT: Come join us for a family night of fun, games - and LEGOs!! On Thursday, Feb. 27 (5:30-7:30 p.m.), we will be hosting a LEGO night! We will have games, building stations and more. Participants are asked to preregister at the front desk by Feb. 24. We are accepting donations of LEGOs for this event.

The Library will be closed Monday, Feb. 17, for Presidents’ Day. Happy Reading!

This press release was submitted by John L. Street Library Director Pam Metts.
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