Aug. 20 LIbrary Notes
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August is: Get Ready for Kindergarten! If you have a pre-schooler you would like to get ready for kindergarten the library can help. We have Storytime on Wednesdays at 10:30 from Sept. until the end of May.

We also have a program called 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. This program will help you better prepare your child for school. This may seem like a lot but if you read one story every day for three years you will have read 1,095. And think of all the quality time you will spend with your child and the memories you will make too! Stop by the library and pick up the information.

“Pam’s Pick” this week is: “A Perfect Life” by Danielle Steel, this is the heartwarming story about lessons learned by the mother and daughter duo about love, loyalty and family that bring them closer together than ever before. (also in Large Print)

New Fiction: “The Red-Hot Chili Cook-off” by Carolyn Brown, this is a story of one woman’s search for the truth. Carlene fines a pair of fancy red silk panties in her husband’s briefcase. Now she is hotter than chili in Texas. Carlene and her friends plan to exact revenge on him where it hurts at the chili cook off.

“For All Time” by Jude Deveraux, this is book two in the Nantucket Brides trilogy. Return to the magnificent, sunny island where the wedding of Alix Madsen and Jared Montgomery is a glorious affair. Jared’s cousin can’t take his eyes off Toby Wyndam one of the bridesmaids. Toby has a remarkable ability to tell Graydon from his identical twin brother Rory. Could it be true love? (also in Large Print)

“All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr, this is the story of how against all odds, people try to be good to one another even during war. A blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

“Support and Defend” by Mark Greaney, this is a Campus novel. Dominic Caruso, is the only one who can stop America’s secrets from falling into enemy hands. Already scarred by the death of his brother, Caruso is a wanted fugitive on the run with a microdrive that contains enough information to wreck American intelligence efforts around the world. The CIA is desperate to get the drive back, but so are the Russians and various terrorist groups all of whom are closer to catching the fugitive. Only Caruso stands in their way, but can he succeed without the aid of his Campus colleagues?

“The Director” by David Ignatius, this is a CIA thriller. After being told that his agency’s been hacked, the director of the CIA launches a hunt into the hacker underground of Europe and America. It falls to a CIA director only a week into his tenure to deal with the crisis. Graham Weber has been hired to shake up an institution that has become sclerotic. To confront both crises, Weber turns to the Agency’s top computer savant, who is a former world-class hacker, the CIA computer savant: Morris is a bit kinky, and spectacularly devious. Ignatius even effectively outlines a plausible hack that rocks the entire world economy.

“The Red Room” by Ridley Pearson, this is a Risk Agent novel. John Knox and his partner, former Chinese government spy Grace Chu, go to Istanbul, where they are to perform a simple in-and-out delivery job for David Dulwich. The mission turns deadly in Istanbul and proves anything but simple.

“The Long Mars” by Stephen Baxter, this is a sequel to “The Long War.” Commander Maggie Kauffman leads an expedition to catalog hundreds of millions of Earths, many of which prove far stranger and less hospitable than imagined. Sally Linsay is recruited by her father to explore the alternates of the newly-discovered Long Mars in search of intelligent life. Joshua Valiente encounters the emerging Next, a new breed of superintelligent humans raised in Long Earth, whose development is bringing them at odds with baseline humanity.

New Christian Fiction: “Raina’s Choice” by Gilbert Morris, this is book three in the Western Justice series. Raina Vernay is at the end of her rope, when a mysterious stranger, Ty Kincaid, arrives in town headed for Arkansas by way of the riverboats. Raina’s mind starts churning a plan. She longs to find the father she’s never known, and Ty just might be her ticket to Indian Territory. But when Ty lands himself in jail, Raina has to wonder if this wanted man could be of any use to her. But, what other choice does she have?

“Full Steam Ahead” by Karen Witemeyer, this story of love simmers between a reclusive scientist and a wealthy debutante, will they abandon ship or is it full steam ahead?

New Mystery: “Remains of Innocence” by J. A. Jance, this is a Sheriff Joanna Brady suspense novel. Sheriff Brady must solve two perplexing cases that may be tied together. Liz Machett is cleaning out her mother’s house she discovers a fortune in hundred dollar bills hidden in the tall stacks of books and magazines that crowd every corner. She traces the money to Cochise County, where Sheriff Brady is involved in a personal mystery of her own. A man she considers a family friend is found dead at the bottom of a hole in a limestone cavern. And now there is the mystery of Liza and the money. Are the two disparate cases connected?

New Biography: “Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee” by Michael Korda, Robert E. Lee from start to finish, illuminating not just the man, but his extended family and the society from which he came.

New Non-Fiction: “101 Tips from the Smart Stepmom” by Laura Petherbridge, this book will help you to understand your blended family, what to do when you feel like an outsider, ways to navigate the drama, and keys to gaining the respect of your stepkids.

“Factory Man” by Beth Macy, this is the story of one man’s battle to save hundreds of jobs by taking on China and demonstrating the greatness of American business.

“8 Ways to Avoid Probate” by Mary Randolph, J.D., this book will help you to save your family money with pay-on-death accounts, beneficiary designation, living trust, and transfer-on-death deeds.

“Painkillers, Heroin, and the Road to Sanity” by Joani Gammill, these are real solutions for long-term recovery from opiate addiction.

“Hot Rod Gallery” by Pat Ganahl, this is a nostalgic look at Hot Rodding’s Golden Years from 1930-1960. It is packed with rare or never-before seen photos and memories of hot rods, customs, drag cars, dry lakes racers, speed shops, engines, and the people who built them.

“Mollie Makes Embroidery” edited by Mollie Makes, this book has 15 adorable projects for you to make plus helpful techniques, tricks and tips.

“America: Imagine a World Without Her” by Dinesh D’Souza, this book offers a passionate and sharply reasoned defense of America, knocking down every important accusation made by progressives against our country.

New Audio Books: “Invisible” by James Patterson, “Night Moves” by Randy Wayne White, “The Maltese Falcon” by Dashiell Hammett, “Cop Town” by Karin Slaughter, “Birds of a Lesser Paradise” by Megan Mayhew Bergman, and “One Nation” by Ben Carson.

New CDs: “16 Most Requested Songs” by Doris Day, “Best of Duets” by Frank Sinatra, “Welcome to the New” by Mercyme, and “Cornerstone” by Hillsong.

New DVDs: “3 Days to Kill,” “Rio 2,” “Labor Day,” “Nebraska,” and “Mickey’s Great Outdoors.”

New TV Seasons: “Justified” season 3, and “The Waltons” season 2.

The Library will be closed on Saturday, Aug. 30, and Monday, Sept. 1, for the Labor Day Holiday.

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