John L. Street Library Notes for Wednesday, April 9
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National Library Week is April 13-19. This year to celebrate we are having a contest. All you have to do is guess how many items are in the library (books, movies, audiobooks & CDs only). Stop by and give us your guess! Entries must be turned in by April 17, and the winner will be determined on April 18.

Only one entry per person is allowed. Saturday, April 12 is National Drop Everything and Read Day. Sounds like a great idea to me. Wednesday, April 15 is National Library Workers Day. I would like to thank the Library Staff for the wonderful job they do every day.

“Pam’s Pick” this week is “Golden State” by Michelle Richmond, this book will take you on a journey through an unforgettable day of love, loss, and hope.

New Fiction: “The Daring Ladies of Lowell” by Kate Alcott, this is a moving historical romance novel. Alice Borrow moves from her family farm to Lowell in 1832 to become one of the Mill Girls. She soon falls in love with the mill owner’s son, Samuel. Alice finds herself torn between her commitment to the girls at the factory and her blossoming relationship with Samuel. Which will she choose?

“Stone Cold” by C.J. Box, this is a Joe Pickett novel. Joe is once again working on a special assignment for Wyoming governor Rulon. He sends Joe to Medicine Wheel County to investigate a mysterious man named, Wolfgang Templeton who might be operating a murder-for-hire operation. What Joe uncovers is a tangled puzzle of philanthropy, murder, and corrupt county and state officials.

“Do or Die” by Suzanne Brockmann, this is the newest in the Reluctant Heroes series. Ex-Navy SEAL and convicted jewel thief Ian Dunn went to prison in order to keep his family safe from the mob. When a shadowy government agency offers him his freedom in exchange for his help in rescuing a pair of kidnapped children and won’t take no for an answer, he does the only thing he can-he kidnaps attorney Phoebe Kruger and sets out to protect his family (and stay alive himself) in the fallout that is sure to come. Between avoiding the mob, finding the kids, and dealing with his growing feelings for Phoebe, Ian has his hands full.

“Naked Heat” by Richard Castle, this is second book in the Nikki Heat series. When gossip columnist, Cassidy Towne, is found dead, NYPD Homicide Detective Heat uncovers a gallery of high profile suspects. All with motive to kill the most feared troublemaker in Manhattan.

“Blood Pact” by David Hagberg, this is a Kirk McGarvey novel. Mac is approached by a shadowy organization that wants him to find a diary of a priest who buried a treasure. The chase takes Mac from Washington to Malta and finally to Seville, where he comes up against one of the most ruthless assassins he has ever confronted, who has made a blood pact with the agents of the devil to find the lost treasure no matter what the cost.

“Power Play” by Danielle Steel, this story explores the seductive and damaging nature of power. Fiona Carson is the CEO of a multibillion-dollar high tech company, Marshall Weston is also a CEO of a major company. Their lives as CEOs of major companies come at a high price. And just how high a price are they willing to pay? Who are they willing to sacrifice to stay on top? (also in large print)

New Large Print: “Evening Stars” by Susan Mallery, this is the third book in the Blackberry Island series. Nina Wentworth’s life is turned upside down, when she finds two men after her. Navy pilot Kyle, who had a crush on Nina as a teen and her former fiancé Dr. Dylan Harrington. Which will she choose?

New Christian Fiction: “Stranded” by Dani Pettrey, this is book three in the Alaskan Courage series. While investigating a friend’s disappearance, Darcy St. James discovers a dangerous operation and becomes the next target. Gage McKenna need to find her before it’s too late.

“The Auschwitz Escape” by Joel C. Rosenberg, this book is based on true stories from those who were captured and sent to German death camps. Jacob Weisz flees Germany and joins an underground resistance group in Belgium. When a rescue operation goes horribly wrong, Jacob ends up trapped. How will he escape? Or will he?

New Biography: “Eliot Ness: The Rise and Fall of an American Hero” by Douglas Perry, this is the story of the lawman who helped bring down the Chicago Mob and Al Capone, Eliot Ness, leader of the “Untouchables.”

New Non-fiction: “The Mindful Caregiver” by Nancy L. Kriseman, this book speaks to the spirit, heart, mind, body, and soul of both the caregiver and their care recipients. It has helpful tools for making caregiving easier.

“101 Tips for Parents of Children with Autism” by Arnold Miller, this book has effective solutions for everyday challenges, and help you identify some of the causes of distress.

“More Forgotten Skills of Self-sufficiency” by Caleb Warnock, this book will show you the tricks to living and eating better. This is a must have guide to becoming truly self-reliant.

“Mug Cakes” by Leslie Bilderback, this book has 100 microwave treats to make in mugs. You can satisfy your sweet tooth instantly.

“The Graves County Boys” by Marianne Walker, this is the story of how a group of boys from a tiny high school in southwestern Kentucky (Cuba High School) captured the hearts of basketball fans nationwide.

“The Silver Madonna and Other Tales of America’s Greatest Lost Treasures” by W. C. Jameson, this book has twenty-four tales of the most famous lost treasures in America, from a two-foot statue reportedly made entirely of silver and to the first Bible in America. What makes these tales even more interesting is that none have been discovered.

“Fodor’s Australia” this guidebook highlights the best of Australia, including must see attractions, the best hotels and restaurants with many valuable tips.

New Audio Books: “The Interecept” by Dick Wolf, “Power Play” by Danielle Steel, “Twisted Sisters’ by Jen Lancaster, and “Duty” by Robert M. Gates.

New CDs: “Magpie and the Dandelion” by the Avett Brothers, and “Pure Heroine” by Lorde.

New DVDs: “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” “When Calls the Heart,” and “Elmo Visits the Firehouse.”

New TV Season: “The Untouchables” season 2.

Up Coming Events: Family Event Night: on April 29, Sammie the Otter from the Coast Guard Auxiliary will be in the basement of the library at 6 p.m. for a very special program. Happy Reading!

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