April 16 John L. Street Library Notes
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This is National Library Week.

We are celebrating with 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.

“Pam’s Pick” this week is “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” by Mary Higgins Clark, this is the story of one woman looking for answers. Five years after her husband’s murder, Laurie Moran, an award-winning TV producer and single mother, starts filming a new “cold case” series in which four women involved in the unsolved murder of a wealthy Westchester matron reunite to recreate the scene of the crime. Could the real killer somehow be there too?

New Fiction: “Confessions of a Wild Child” by Jackie Colins, this is the story of how it all began. How Lucky Santangelo became the woman she is today.

“Robert Ludlum’s the Janson Option” by Paul Garrison, ex-covert agent Paul Janson is back still looking to save the world one mission at a time. Janson is asked to rescue the hostages of the super yacht in the Indian Ocean. At first it appears to be a fairly straightforward assignment but he quickly finds he must take time to sort out a few things before making the rescue.

“Raising Steam” by Terry Partchett, this is a Discworld novel. Change is afoot in Ankh-Morpork. Discworld’s first steam engine has arrived, and once again Moist von Lipwig finds himself with a new and challenging job.

“Shadow Spell” by Nora Roberts, this is book two of the Cousins O’Dwyer trilogy. Connor O’Dwyer, a falconer, is very happy living in Ireland and taking tourists on hawk walks. Then a brush with death propels him into an affair with his best friend Meara Quinn who is not looking for a long-term relationship. (Also in large print)

“Mary Coin” by Marisa Silver, this story was inspired by Migrant Mother, the iconic Depression-era photograph snapped by Dorothea Lange in 1936. Interweaving the stories of Mary Coin, a young mother grappling with the cruel realities of raising a family during an enduring economic crisis, and Vera Dare, the brilliant young photographer facing life-altering decisions of her own.

New Christian Fiction: “The Last Bride” by Beverly Lewis, this is book five in the Home to Hickory Hollow series. Tessie Miller, the youngest of her Old Order parents’ five daughters, followed her heart, and the unthinkable has happened. Her family disapproves of the man she wants to marry. Will she find a reason for hope, in spite of her desperate plight?

“Take this Cup” by Bodie & Brock Thoene, this is the second book in the Jerusalem Chronicles. This is the story of Nehemiah choosing to embrace his destiny as cupbearer of the King of Kings.

New Mystery: “Wrecked” by Tricia Fields, Police Chief Josie Gray is living her worst nightmare. Her boyfriend Dillion’s secretary has been murdered and he is missing. Is he a suspect or a victim? Josie must find out.

New Large Print: “The Silent Wife” by A.S.A. Harrison, this is the a chilling psychological thriller about a marriage, a way of life, and how far one woman will go to keep what is rightfully hers.

New Non-fiction: “Daring Greatly” by Brene’ Brown, this book offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives.

“Now You’re Speaking My Language” by Gary Chapman, this book shows how communication and intimacy are key points in developing a successful marriage by focusing on these principles.

“Guide to Seashells of the World” by A.P.H. Oliver, this guide book will help you identify more than 1,00 species of seashells with beautiful illustrations.

“Burley: Kentucky Tobacco in a New Century” by Ann K. Ferrell, this book shows the rapidly transforming process of raising and selling tobacco by chronicling conversations with the farmers who know the crop the best.

“How to Raise Sheep” by Philip Hasheider, this guide book has everything you need to know to choose and buy the right sheep, how to house and feed and manage you flock and keep them healthy.

“Couponing for the Rest of Us” by Kasey Knight Trenum, this is a no nonsense guide to saving more on everything you buy.

“From Pompeii” by Ingrid D. Rowland, this is the story of the afterlife of a Roman town. Buried and preserved by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in CE 79, the ancient Roman city of Pompeii is one of the most studied historic sites by archaeologists.

New Biography: “James & Dolley Madison” by Bruce Chadwick, this is the story of America’s first power couple, with details of the Madisons’ personal and political lives.

New Audio Books: “Missing You” by Harlan Coben, “Mirage” by Clive Cussler, “Seaview Inn” by Sherryl Woods, and “Beyond the Grave” by Jude Watson.

New CDs: “Run” by Sanctus, and “We Won’t Be Shaken” by Building 429.

New DVDs: “12 Years a Slave,” “Blue Jasmine,” and “Frozen.”

New TV Season: “Sons of Anarchy” season one.

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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