Library Notes

Library Notes for June 6, 2018


A seed is just a seed, without water, sun or air.

A child’s reading is like a seed,  that needs nurturing, love, and care.

Beneath the soil is a seed, that may stay the same or grow.

A child’s reading in the summer, is just the same you know.

This summer have your child read, and help their READING Seed to grow! Author unknown

Pam’s Pick this week is: “The Outsider” by Stephen King. This is the story of a young boy who is murdered in the park. Detective Ralph Anderson finds evidence and witnesses that all point to the Little League Coach. But he has a solid alibi. How can he be in two places at the same time?

New Fiction: “The Gray Ghost” by Clive Cussler, “Crimson Lake” by Candice Fox, “Alter Ego” by Brian Freeman, “For the Love of Quilts” by Ann Hazelwood, this is the first book in the Wine Country Quilts series, “The Other Lady Vanishes” by Amanda Quick, “Shelter in Place” by Nora Roberts, and “Tom Clancy’s Op-Center: for Honor” by Jeff Rovin.

New Christian Fiction: “To the Moon and Back” by Karen Kingsbury.

New Large Print: “The Cowboy’s Housekeeper” by Lori Copeland.

New Mystery: “The Knowledge” by Martha Grimes.
New Biographies: “American Values: Lessons I Learned from my Family” by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and “Barracoon: the Story of the Last “Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Hurston.

New Non-fiction: “The Cornbread Mafia” by James Higdon, “Firefly English Visual Dictionary” by Igor Jourist, “Lunchbox Salads: More Than 100 Fast, Fresh, Filling Salads for Every Weekday” by Naomi Twigden, “Elvis, Strait, to Jesus” by Tony Brown, and “The Soul of America: the Battle for our Better Angels” by Jon Meacham.

New Audio Books: “The Cutting Edge” by Jeffery Deaver, “After Anna” by Lisa Scottoline, and “By Invitation Only” by Dorothea Benton Frank.

New DVDs: “Fifty Shades Freed,” “Black Panther,” and “Minnie: Helping Hearts.”

New TV Season: “The Brady Bunch” season 2.

It’s time to sign up for Summer Reading! It will start July 11 for ages 2-12. We will have two sessions 10:30 & 12:30 each Wednesday, July 11, 18, 25 & August 1.

Friday Book Sales: Every Friday in June and July from 9:00-12:00.

Happy Summer Reading!

Pam Metts


Library Notes

Library Notes for May 30, 2018

Are you planning your summer vacation? We have a lot of travels book that just might help you find a new destination! And while you are on vacation you will need a few books for your relaxing times, and a few audio books for the road trip. Stop by and check us out!!

New Fiction: “The High Tide Club” by Mary Kay Andrews, “The Tuscan” by Rhys Bowen, “A Merciful Truth” by Kendra Elliot this is the second book in the Mercy Kilpatrick series, “The Forgotten Road” by Richard Paul Evans, this is the second book in the Broken Road series and also in large print, “Princess” by James Patterson, “One Drop-a Slave!” by Eddie Price, and “Jane Seymour, the Haunted Queen” by Alison Weir, this is the third book in the Six Tudor Queens series.

New Large Print: “This Old Homicide” by Kate Carlisle, this is the second book in the Fixer-Upper mystery series.

New Christian Fiction: “The Amish Quilter” by Mindy Starns Clark, this is the fifth book in the Women of Lancaster County series.

New Mystery: “Robert B. Parker’s Old Black Magic” by Ace Atkins.

New Biographies: “Every Day I’m Hustling” by Vivica Fox, and “I Can Only Imagine: The True Story that Inspired the Hit Song and Major Motion Picture” by Bart Millard.

New Non-Fiction: “Pick Three: You Can Have It All (Just Not Every Day)” by Randi Zuckerberg, “My Father’s Business: the Small-town Values that Built Dollar General into a Billion Dollar Company” by Cal Turner, Jr., “West Like Lightning: the Brief, Legendary Ride of the Pony Express” by Jim DeFelice, “Acid Reflux in Children: How Healthy Eating Can Fix Your Child’s Asthma, Allergies, Obesity, Nasal Congestion, Cough & Croup” by Jamie Koufman, “The Smart Approach to Design Bathrooms: Complete Design Ideas to Modernize Your Bathroom,” and “Unofficial Guide to” by Nancy Hendrickson.

New Audio Books: “Twisted Prey” by John Sandford, “A Nantucket Wedding” by Nancy Thayer, “Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions” by Amy Stewart, and “These Happy Golden Years” by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

New DVDs: “The 15:17 to Paris” “Battle of the Sexes,” and “Duck Tales: Woo-oo!”

New TV Season: “Game of Thrones” season 6.
Summer Book Sale Fridays! This year we will be having Book Sales every Friday in June and July from 9:00-12:00. Yes, we still have a lot of great books for sale!!

Happy Summer Reading!

Pam Metts

Library Notes for March 21, 2018

Library Notes for March 21, 2018

“What I love most about libraries is that the books can only be borrowed, but the knowledge and inspiration they contain are yours to keep.” – Anthony Breznican

Pam’s Pick this week is: “The Bad Daughter” by Joy Fielding, exposes the deadly differences between the lies we want to believe and the truths we wish not to know. Robin has been estranged from her family for years. But she comes running back when they are attacked and are in the hospital in critical condition. She soon learns that what looked like a random robbery gone wrong may have been a secret that put them all in danger.

New Fiction: “Fast Burn” by Lori Foster, the is book four in the Body Armor series, “Agent in Place” by Mark Greaney, “The Dry” by Jane Harper, “The Hush” by John Hart, “The Escape Artist” by Brad Meltzer, and “Not That I Could Tell” by Jessica Strawser.

New Large Print: “A Match Made in Texas” by Margaret Brownley, this is the second book in the Two-Time Texas series.

New Christian Fiction: “The View from Rainshadow Bay” by Colleen Coble, this is the first book in the Lavender Tides series and also in large print.

New Mystery: “A Time of Love and Tartan” by Alexander McCall Smith, this is a 44 Scotland Street novel.

New Biography: “A Prophet with Honor: the Billy Graham Story” by William Martin.

New Non-fiction: “The Politics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained,” “Murder Beyond the Grave” by James Patterson, “Home Gardener’s Annuals: the Complete Guide to Growing 37 Flowers in Your Backyard,” “Homemade: 707 Products to Make Yourself to Save Money and the Earth!,” “The Whole30 Fast & Easy: 150 Simply Delicious Everyday Recipes for Your Whole30” by Melissa Hartwig “The Watergate: Inside America’s Most Infamous Address” by Joseph Rodota, “Martha’s Flowers: a Practical Guide to Growing, Gathering, and Enjoying” by Martha Stewart, and “Huntin’ Kentucky” by Soc Clay.

New Audio Books: “Fifty Fifty” by James Patterson, and “Raspberry Danish Murder’ by Joanne Fluke.

New DVDs: “Blade Runner 2049,” “Home Again,” and “My Little Pony Movie.”

New TV Season: “Criminal Minds” season 5.

If you are interested in taking a Book Folding Class, call the library to sign up. We have one coming up at the end of the month.

Happy Reading!

Pam Metts, Director


Library Notes for May 2, 2018

Library Notes for May 2, 2018

May is Get Caught Reading Month! Share the joy of getting lost in a good book with your children. It’s a gift that will last a lifetime! The best way to raise an avid reader is to be an avid reader. Next time your kids are reading for school or for pleasure, put down your phone and pick up a book. Talk to your kids about the books you read and make talking about books part of your go-to conversation topics.

Pam’s Pick this week is: “Cave of Bones” by Anne Hillerman, this book takes you deep in the heart of the Navajo Nation and once again explores the lore and rituals of Native culture. When Navajo teen Annie Rainsong goes missing on a camping trip aimed to help troubled girls get on track, tribal police officer Bernie Manuelito happens to be en route. Annie turns up unharmed, but there are mysteries to be solved. What scared Annie in the cave where she spent the night? And where is the man who tried to find her?

New Fiction: “The Fallen” by David Baldacci, “I’ve Got My Eyes on You” by Mary Higgins Clark, “My Dear Hamilton: a Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton” by Stephanie Dray, “The River House” by Carla Neggers this is the eighth book in the Swift River Valley series and also in large print, “The Female Persuasion” by Meg Wolitzer, and “Shoot First” by Stuart Woods.

New Christian Fiction: “A Breath of Hope” by Lauraine Snelling, this is the second book in the Under Northern Skies series and also large print.

New Mysteries: “Black and White Ball” by Loren D. Estleman, and “Death and the Viking’s Daughter” by Loretta Ross, this is the forth book in the Auction Block mystery.

New Biographies: “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership” by James Comey, and “Unmasked: a Memoir” by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

New Non-fiction: “The Bill of Rights: a User’s Guide” by Linda Monk, “The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: a True Story of Injustice in the American South” by Radley Balko, “The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma’s Table” by Rick Bragg, “Simple Cleaning Wisdom: 450 Easy Shortcuts for a Fresh & Tidy Home” by Good Housekeeping, “Mini Makeovers: Easy Ways to Transform Every Room” by Country Living, and “Canada: Eyewitness Travel.”

New Audio Books: “The Bishop’s Pawn” by Steve Berry, “Sweet Vengeance” by Fern Michaels, and “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle.

New DVDs: “The Greatest Showman,” “Proud Mary,” and “Goosebumps: The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight.”

New TV Season: “Outlander” season 3.

Spring Book Sale! May 17th -26th we have so many books that we don’t need book donations for this sale.

Happy Reading!

Pam Metts


Library Note for April 11, 2018

Library Note for April 11, 2018

It’s National Library Week! Do you have a library card? They are free!! Thursday is Drop Everything and READ Day!

We are getting ready for the Kentucky Derby. We will have contests, and a special program. Stop by the library for more information!

Upcoming events: MOVIE TIME: “Goodbye Christopher Robin” on Sunday, April 15, at 3:00 in the basement of the library. Free drinks and popcorn!

April 30 at 6:00 in the basement of the library: Kentucky Humanities presents Eddie Price as Jockey Roscoe Tarleton Goose a Kentucky Derby Winner, 1913. The odds were set at 91:1, the longest odds of a Derby winner, a record that stands today.

New Fiction: “The Flight Attendant” by Chris Bohjalian, “One Last Breath” by Lisa Jackson, “I was Anastasia” by Ariel Lawhon, “Sweet Vengeance” by Fern Michaels, and “Fade to Black” by David Rosenfelt.

New Large Print: “The Hour of Death” by William W. Johnstone.

New Christian Fiction: “His Risk” by Shelley Shepard Gray, this is the fourth book in the Amish of Hart County, and “Harp on the Willow” by BJ Hoff.

New Mysteries: “Plain Confession” by Emma Miller, this is book five in the Stone Mill series, and “The Bags of Tricks Affair” by Bill Pronzini.

New Biography: “The Bridesmaid’s Daughter: from Grace Kelly’s Wedding to a Women’s Shelter-Searching for the Truth About My Mother” by Nyna Giles.

New Non-fiction: “The Daniel Key: 20 Choices that Made All the Difference” by Anne Graham Lotz, “John Deere Century” by Randy Leffingwell, “Firefly French-English Visual Dictionary” by Igor Jourist, “Retro Recipes from the ‘50s and ‘60s: 103 Vintage Appetizers, Dinners, and Drinks Everyone Will Love” by Addie Gundry, “How Things Are Made: From Automobiles to Zippers” by Andrew Terranova, “Handmade Bird, Bee, and Bat Houses: 25 Beautiful Homes, Feeders, and More to Attract Wildlife into Your Garden” by Michele McKee-Orsini, and “The Battle for Beverly Hills: a City’s Independence and the Birth of Celebrity Politics” by Nancie Clare.

New Audio Books: “The Rising Sea” by Clive Cussler, “Duel to the Death” by J.A. Jance, and “An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones.

New DVDs: “Geostorm,” “I, Tonya,” and “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.”

New TV Season: Reba: season 5.

Happy Reading!

Pam Metts, Director

Library Notes for April 4, 2018

Library Notes for April 4, 2018

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Maya Angelou, from “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” Today is Maya Angelou’s birthday!

Pam’s Pick this week is: “Alternate Side” by Anna Quindlen, this is a story of what it means to be a mother, a wife, and a woman at a moment of reckoning. Nora thought she had it all until she came home from her run to discover that a terrible incident had shaken the neighborhood.

New Fiction: “Enchanted Islands” by Allison Amend, “The Disappeared” by C.J. Box, “The Night Trade” by Barry Eisler, “Every Note Played” by Lisa Genova, “The Third Victim” by Phillip Margolin, and “Red Alert” by James Patterson.

New Christian Fiction: “Phoebe’s Light” by Suzanne Woods Fisher, this is the first book in the Nantucket Legacy series, and “In Places Hidden” by Tracie Peterson this is the first book in the Golden Gate Secrets series, this book is also in large print.

New Mysteries:  “The Darling Dahlias and the Unlucky Clover’ by Susan Wittig Albert this is the seventh book in the Darling Dahlias series, and “Duel to the Death” by J.A. Jance.

New Biography: “Where There’s Hope: Healing, Moving Forward, and Never Giving Up” by Elizabeth Smart.

New Non-fiction: “Box of Butterflies: Discovering the Unexpected Blessings all Around Us” by Roma Downey, “A Spy in Canaan: How the FBE Used a Famous Photographer to Infiltrate the Civil Rights Movement” by Marc Perrusquia, “The Small Business Start-Up Kit: a Step-by-Step Legal Guide” by Peri Parkroo, “I’ll be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer” by Michelle McNamara, “Straw Bale Solutions: Creative Tips for Growing Vegetables in Bales at Home, in Community Gardens, and Around the World” by Joel Karsten, “How Food Works: the Facts Visually Explained,” and “Talk Southern to Me: Stories & Sayings to Accent Your Life” by Julia Fowler.

New Audio Books: “The Escape Artist” by Brad Meltzer, “The Darling Dahlias and the Unlucky Clover” by Susan Wittig Albert, and “Jackie, Janet & Lee” by J. Randy Taraborrelli.

New DVDs: “Daddy’s Home 2,” “Murder on the Orient Express,” and “Ferdinand.”

New TV Season: “Blue Bloods” season 2.

Upcoming event: April 30 at 6:00 in the basement of the library: Kentucky Humanities presents Eddie Price as Jockey Roscoe Tarleton Goose a Kentucky Derby Winner, 1913. The odds were set at 91:1, the longest odds of a Derby winner, a record that stands today.

Happy Reading!

Pam Metts, Director

Library Notes for March 28, 2018

Library Notes for March 28, 2018

Easter will be this weekend on April 1st. I was asked the other day “when was the last time Easter fell on April 1st?” The last time was April 1, 1956 but the next time will be April 1, 2029. Happy Easter!

Movie Time: We will show “Ferdinand” on Good Friday, March 30th at 2:00 in the basement of the library. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. And yes, it is FREE. The movie is based on the 1936 children’s book “The Story of Ferdinand” by Munro Leaf.

Pam’s Pick this week is: “As You Wish” by Jude Deveraux, this is the third book in the Summerhouse series. Three women end up at the Summerhouse for different reasons but soon they open up to each other about their regrets, wishes and dreams. When they are given the opportunity to chance to right the wrongs in their past, all three discover what can happen when dreams really do come true.

New Fiction: “The Rising Sea” by Clive Cussler, “A Merciful Death” by Kendra Elliot this is the first book in the Mercy Kilpatrick series, “Outpost” by W. Michael Gear, “The Woman Left Behind” by Linda Howard, “Closer Than You Know” by Brad Parks, “The Kremlin Conspiracy” by Joel C. Rosenberg, and “The Broken Girls” by Simone St. James.

New Christian Fiction: “If I Live” by Terri Blackstock, this is the third book in the If I Run series.

New Mystery: “Raspberry Danish Murder” by Joanne Fluke, this is a Hannah Swensen mystery, this book is also in large print.

New Biography: “Educated: a Memoir” by Tara Westover.

New Non-fiction: “Broad Band: the Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet” by Claire Evans, “Happiness is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old” by John Leland, “The Woman’s Hour: the Great Fight to Win the Vote” by Elaine Weiss, “Bluegrass: a True Story of Murder in Kentucky” by William Van Meter, “Practical House Plant Book” by Fran Bailey, “Ultimate Guide Decks: Plan, Design, and Build,” and “Homespun Style” by Selina Lake.

New Audio Books: “Caribbean Rim” by Randy Wayne White, “A Death in Live Oak” by James Grippando and “The Neighbor” by Dean Koontz.

New DVDs: “Thor: Ragnarok,” “All Saints,” and “Coco.”

New TV Season: “The Originals” season 1.

Tax season is almost over but there are still a few appointments available. Call the library for an appointment.

Happy Reading!

Pam Metts

Library Notes

Library Notes for March 14, 2018

“Just the knowledge that a good book is awaiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier.” ~Kathleen Norris

Pam’s Pick this week is: “Surprise Me” by Sophie Kinsella, this is a portrait of a couple who have been married for 10 years. And shines a light on the danger of not looking past the many layers of the ones you love to discover just how fascinating they truly are.

New Fiction: “Summer Hours at the Robbers Library” by Sue Halpern, “Shallow Grave” by Karen Harper this is book four in the South Shores series, “Sirens” by Joseph Knox, “Poison” by John Lescroart, and “Covered in Darkness” by Heather Sunseri, this is the third book in the In Darkness series.

New Large Print: “Phoebe’s Gift” by Jerry Eicher, this is book two in the Peace in the Valley series.

New Christian Fiction: “Keturah” by Lisa T. Bergren, this is the first book in the Sugar Baron’s Daughters series.

New Mystery: “Margaret Truman’s Allied in Danger” by Donald Bain.

New Biography: “Belonging: a Culture of Place” by Bell Hooks.

New Non-fiction: “I’ve Been Thinking…:Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life” by Maria Shriver, “Firefly 5-Language Visual Dictionary: English, French, Spanish, Italian, German” by Igor Jourist, “Food: What the Heck Should I Eat?” by Mark Hyman, “Small Summer Gardens: 35 Bright and Beautiful Gardening Projects to Bring Color and Scent to Your Garden” by Emma Hardy, “Mommy Burnout: How to Reclaim Your Life and Raise Healthier Children in the Process” by Sheryl Ziegler, “Accounting for Dummies” by John Tracy, and “The Complete Book of Mixed Media Art.”

New Audio Books: “Look for Me” by Lisa Gardner, “The Deceivers” by Alex Berenson, and “Undead and Done” by MaryJanice Davidson.

New DVDs: “Justice League,” “Detroit,” and “The Star.”

New TV Season: “7th Heaven” season 3.

Don’t forget to stop by the library to see if you can spot Lucky the Leprechaun. We will be drawing for him on Friday, March 16th, so he can be in his new home by St. Patrick’s Day.

Happy Reading!
Pam Metts, Director

Library Notes for February 28, 2018

Library Notes for February 28, 2018

The love of libraries, like most loves, must be learned. ~Alberto Manguel

It’s LEGO FUN Time again. Saturday, March 3 from 1:00-3:00, we will have another LEGO FUN time, snacks, prizes and fun for everyone!

Pam’s Pick this week is: “Beautiful Days” by Joyce Carol Oates, explore the most secret, intimate, and unacknowledged interior lives of characters not unlike ourselves, who assert their independence in acts of bold and often irrevocable defiance. In this collection of 13 stories

New Fiction: “The Undertaker’s Daughter” by Sara Blaedel, “Blood Sisters” by Jane Corry, “Into the Black Nowhere” by Meg Gardiner, “How to Stop Time” by Matt Haig, “Night Moves” by Jonathan Kellerman this book is also in large print.

New Christian Fiction: “The Calico & Cowboys Romance Collection” by Mary Connealy, and “The Masterpiece” by Francine Rivers.

New Mysteries: “Dead Cold Brew” by Cleo Coyle and “Beau Death” by Peter Lovesey.

New Biographies: “Jefferson’s Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America” by Catherine Kerrison, and “We’re Going to Need More Wine: Stories” by Gabrielle Union.

New Non-fiction: “The Bible Book,” “Guide to North American Diesel Locomotives” by Jeff Wilson, “Easy Garden Projects: 200= Simple Ideas for Your Yard, Garden & Home,” “Amish Cooking Class Cookbook” by Wanda E. Brunstetter, “100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask” by Ilyce Glink and “Finish First: Winning Changes Everything” by Scott Hamilton.

New Audio Books: “Robicheaux” by James Lee Burke, “The Great Alone” by Kristin Hannah, and “Fall from Grace” by Danielle Steel.

New DVDs: “Stronger,” “Atomic Blonde,” and “Wonder.”

New TV Season: “A Place to Call Home” season 2.

Happy Reading!

Pam Metts, Director


Library Notes for February 14, 2018

Library Notes for February 14, 2018

“I love books. I love that moment when you open one and sink into it you can escape from the world, into a story that’s way more interesting than yours will ever be.” Elizabeth Scott

Happy Valentine’s Day! If you love books and love to read we are the place for you! I guarantee you will fall in love with a good book!

Pam’s Pick this week is: “Luckiest Girl Alive” by Jessica Knoll, this is the story of a young woman striving to create the perfect life, perfect husband, perfect home, and perfect career. Until a violent incident from her past threatens to unravel everything and expose her most shocking secret of all.

New Fiction: “The Deceivers” by Alex Berenson this is the 12th book in the John Wells series, “The Voice Inside” by Brian Freeman, “The Great Alone” by Kristin Hannah, “Child of a Mad God” by R.A. Salvatore, this is the first book in the Coven series, “The Perfect Nanny” by Leila Slimani, and “Fall From Grace” by Danielle Steel.

New Christian Fiction: “String of Pearls” by Melody Carlson this is the third book in the Mulligan Sisters series, and “Hearts Entwined: a Historical Romance Novella Collection.”

New Mystery: “Fatal Frost” by Karen MacInerney, this is the second book in the Dewberry Farm series.

New Biographies: “Playing the Game Without a Coach: How Courage, Resilience & Forgiveness Helped One Man Seize the American Dream” by Benjamin Raymond, and “Prairie Fires: the American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder” by Caroline Fraser.

New Non-fiction: “Be the Parent, Please” by Naomi Riley, “Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don’t Matter” by Scott Adams, “Feminism is for Everybody” by bell hooks, “Home Sweet Murder” by James Patterson, “The Complete Book of Dogs: Breeds, Training, Health Care” by Rosie Pilbeam, “Better Crocker Lost Recipes: Beloved Vintage Recipes for Today’s Kitchen” and “Accounting for Small Business Owners.”

New Audio Books: “City of Endless Night” by Preston & Child, “Promise Not to Tell” by Jayne Ann Krentz, and “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio.

New DVDs: “Happy Death Day,” “Baby Driver,” and “Curious George: Be My Valentine.”

New TV Season: “When Call the Heart” season 4.

The library will be closed Monday, February 19 for Presidents Day.

Book Signing: Dr. Gregory P. Stallworth, author, motivational speaker, leadership coach and pastor will be here February 17th in the upstairs meeting room from 9:30-11:30. His new book “The Power in You!” is a ministry resource about personal development for everyone. This book is based on Ephesians 3:20, and will help you learn how the power of positive thinking and action can truly effect you as a person.

Don’t forget to call and schedule your Tax appointment!

Happy Reading!

Pam Metts, Director