John L. Street Library Notes for Wednesday, March 12
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Libraries have changed a lot over the past few years. Books have changed and the genres have changed, authors have from time to time changed names, but this is the first time I have ever heard of a fictional author.

Yes, “Pam’s Pick” this week is a fictional author. “Heat Wave” by Richard Castle, this is the first book in the Nikki Heat series. If you have ever watched the TV show Castle you know Richard Castle is the main character who is a writer. Yes, this is a first.

New Fiction: “Ripper” by Isabel Allende, this is a fast-paced mystery involving a brilliant teenage sleuth. Amanda Jackson is a natural born sleuth who must unmask a serial killer in San Francisco through Ripper, the online mystery game she plays with her beloved grandfather and friends around the world.

“The Counterfeit Agent” by Alex Berenson, this is the eighth book in the John Wells series. A source warns a CIA agent that Iran intends to kill a CIA station chief. Quickly, John Wells is called in to investigate, but before he can get far, the tip comes true. That means the next warning the source gives will be taken very seriously indeed. And it’s a big one.

“The Chase” by Janet Evanovich, this is the second book in the Fox & O’Hare series. Master con artist Nicolas Fox and die-hard FBI agent Kate O’Hare are paired again and things go from hot to nuclear when government secrets are on the line. (Also in large print)

“Red Cell Seven” by Stephen Frey, this is a suspense thriller. Red Cell Seven is a highly classified intelligence agency tasked with protecting America from the most catastrophic of terrorist attacks. But in the aftermath of a string of deadly terrorist attacks across the nation, Red Cell Seven finds itself drawn into a conspiracy that threatens to tear the organization apart.

“An Officer and a Spy” by Robert Harris, this is a historical fiction set in Paris in 1895. Alfred Dreyfus, a young Jewish officer, has just been convicted of treason, sentenced to life imprisonment at Devil’s Island, and stripped of his rank in front of a baying crowd of twenty-thousand.

“Somerset” by Leila Meacham, this is the prequel to “Roses” This examines the early history of the three founding families of Howbutker, TX, from 1835 to 1900. The Tolivers, Warwicks, and DuMonts leave their Eastern homes to travel west before Texas becomes a state.

New Christian Fiction: “The Perfect Match” by Susan May Warren, this is book three in the Deep Haven series. The residents of Deep Haven including Pastor Dan are shocked when Ellie Karlson becomes interim fire chief. As Dan and Ellie work together to solve a string of mysterious arson fires, their mutual love and respect for each other builds.

“The Alaska Brides Collection” by Tracie Peterson and other authors, this is a collection of five romances that persevere in the Alaska Wilderness.

New Mystery: “Lying with Strangers” by Jonnie Jacobs, this is the story of two women and the tragic event that brings them together. Chloe is young and in love when her boyfriend robs a convenience store and kills the clerk and ADA Roy Walker. Walker leaves a wife, Dianna and a son and several secrets. When Dianna’s son runs into Chloe with his bike the two women soon discover that their lives are linked in unexpected ways.

New Non-fiction: “The 50 Greatest Players in St. Louis Cardinals History” by Robert Cohen, this is a careful story of the career players who made the greatest impact while playing for the Cardinals since 1892.

“Midwestern Birds: Backyard Guide” by Bill Thompson, whether you view bird watching as a fun family activity or simply a way to make looking out the window more interesting this book is your key to knowing your birds.

“Basic Math & Pre-Algebra for Dummies” by Mark Zegarelli, this book will help you understand fractions, decimals, percentages and unravel algebra word problems.

“Uncommon Marriage” by Tony & Lauren Dungy, the Dungy’s tell their love story and share the secrets that hold them together, and reveal what it takes to be a good husband or a good wife.

“The American Fire Engine” by Hans Halberstadt, this is a tribute to firefighters and to the fire apparatuses of the last two hundred years.

“Capturing the Light” by Roger Watson, this is the story of the two men, a scientist and a visionary artist as they struggled to capture the world around them and in the process invented modern photography.

“No Ordinary Time” by Doris Kearns Goodwin, this is the story of President Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt during World War II.

New Biography: “Philomena” by Martin Sixsmith, this is the story of a pregnant teenaged Irish girl, who was sent to a convent to have her baby. The nuns sold the baby to an American family. Fifty years later Philomena breaks her silence to search for her son. This story was turned into a movie.

New Audio Books: “Cell” by Robin Cook, “Moving Target” by J.A. Jance, and “Johnny Carson” by Henry Bushkin.

New CDs: “Halcyon” by Elle Goulding, and “Stars Dance” by Selena Gomez.

New DVDs: “The Big Wedding” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rise of the Turtles.”

New TV Season: “Golden Girls” season two.

New Display: SAY CHEESE!! In the display case this month is a wonderful collection of cameras. Cameras from the 1930’s to 1980’s, Nikon, Konica, Polaroid, Canon and more. This unique collection belongs to camera bug, Franklin Clark of the Cadiz Record.

KYNECT: Krista from Pennyrile Allied Community Services will be here Saturday, March 15, from 9 a.m. – 12 noon to help sign people up for KYNECT.

TAX SERVICE: The RSVP are here every Tuesday and Thursday, until April 15, to fill your taxes. You will need to call for an appointment 270-522-6301.

CAREGIVER’S SUPPORT GROUP: Caregiver’s Support Group, meets the fourth Tuesday each month at 12:00 in the board room of the library. This group is open to anyone who is a care giver. Happy Reading!

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