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Saturday, December 03, 2016

Recommended Reads

Staff Picks 2016

An A from Miss Keller
Author: Polacco, Patricia
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: Trisha wants to write something that will please her demanding writing teacher, who is rumored to have never given a student an A.

 

An A from Miss Keller [electronic resource]
Author: Polacco, Patricia
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: Trisha wants to write something that will please her demanding writing teacher, who is rumored to have never given a student an A.

 

The ables
Author: Scott, Jeremy
Recommended by: Aaron
Abstract: Philip, who is blind and telekinetic, is transferred to a school for students with superpowers and placed in a class for the disabled, but when he and his classmates are first to find out about a growing evil, they must fight back.

 

A.D. 30 : a novel
Author: Dekker, Ted
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: A sweeping epic set in the harsh deserts of Arabia and ancient Palestine. A war that rages between kingdoms on the earth and in the heart. The harrowing journey of the woman at the center of it all. Step back in time to the year of our Lord...A.D. 30.

 

A.D. 30 : AUDIO [electronic resource] : a novel
Author: Dekker, Ted
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: A sweeping epic set in the harsh deserts of Arabia and ancient Palestine. A war that rages between kingdoms on the earth and in the heart. The harrowing journey of the woman at the center of it all. Step back in time to the year of our Lord...A.D. 30.

 

The admiral : DVD [videorecording] : roaring currents
Author: Kim, Han-min
Recommended by: Christine W
Abstract: A historical saga about an underdog saving their country with only 13 ships vs 330 ships in the 1500's.

 

And so it goes : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Keaton, Diane
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: Realtor Oren Little, willfully obnoxious to anyone who might cross his path, he wants nothing more than to retire in peace and quiet; until his estranged son drops off a granddaughter he never knew existed. He pawns the nine-year-old her off on his neighbor Leah and tries to resume his life. But little by little, Oren stubbornly learns to open his heart; to his family, to Leah, and to life itself.

 

Angels walking : a novel
Author: Kingsbury, Karen
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: When former national baseball star Tyler Ames suffers a career-ending injury, all he can think about is putting his life back together the way it was before. He has lost everyone he loves on his way to the big leagues. Then just when things seem to be turning around, Tyler hits rock bottom. A team of Angels Walking take on the mission to restore hope for Tyler.

 

The art of war
Author: Sunzi
Recommended by: Marc Farrell
Abstract: The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the 5th century BC. Attributed to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu, it is commonly thought of as a definitive work on military strategy and tactics. It was placed at the head of China's Seven Military Classics upon the collection's creation and has long been the most influential strategy text in East Asia. It has had an influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond.

 

As you wish [electronic resource] : inconceivable tales from the making of The princess bride
Author: Elwes, Cary
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin.

 

The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society : a novel
Author: Gee, Darien
Recommended by: TerriAnne
Abstract: Perfect if you are a fan of Debbie Macomber, Beth Hoffman, and Sarah Jio, this luminous novel from follows a group of fascinating women who form deep friendships through their love of scrapbooking--as memories are preserved, dreams are shared, and surprising truths are revealed.

 

The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society [electronic resource] : A Novel
Author: Gee, Darien
Recommended by: TerriAnne
Abstract: Perfect if you are a fan of Debbie Macomber, Beth Hoffman, and Sarah Jio, this luminous novel from follows a group of fascinating women who form deep friendships through their love of scrapbooking--as memories are preserved, dreams are shared, and surprising truths are revealed.

 

Big hero 6 : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Williams, Chris
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: Robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada learns to harness his genius. When a devastating turn of events catapults him into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion - a robot named Baymax - and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery.

 

Big little lies
Author: Moriarty, Liane
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: Follows three mothers, each at a crossroads, and their potential involvement in a riot at a school trivia night that leaves one parent dead in what appears to be a tragic accident, but which evidence shows might have been premeditated.

 

Big little lies : CD [sound recording]
Author: Moriarty, Liane
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: Follows three mothers, each at a crossroads, and their potential involvement in a riot at a school trivia night that leaves one parent dead in what appears to be a tragic accident, but which evidence shows might have been premeditated.

 

Big little lies [electronic resource]
Author: Moriarty, Liane
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: Follows three mothers, each at a crossroads, and their potential involvement in a riot at a school trivia night that leaves one parent dead in what appears to be a tragic accident, but which evidence shows might have been premeditated.

 

The birdcage : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Nichols, Mike
Recommended by: Aaron
Abstract: The story of a middle-aged gay couple's comic encounter with a self-righteously straight and conservative family. Armand and Albert reluctantly accept young Val's intention to marry the daughter of a conservative Senator, but when the fiancee's family comes to visit, the whole household is turned upside down.

 

The BoxTrolls : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Kingsley, Ben
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: A community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs in the amazing cavernous home they've built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town's villain comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, where he meets and teams up with Winnie. Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs' family.

 

Brown girl dreaming
Author: Woodson, Jacqueline
Recommended by: Debbie Reilly
Abstract: Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful!

 

Brown girl dreaming [electronic resource]
Author: Woodson, Jacqueline
Recommended by: Debbie Reilly
Abstract: Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful!

 

The cardturner : a novel about a king, a queen, and a joker
Author: Sachar, Louis
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: When his wealthy uncle, a champion bridge player who has lost his vision, asks seventeen-year-old Alton to be a card turner for him, Alton has no idea how much he will ultimately learn from his eccentric relative. Includes appendix by Syd Fox with information about bridge.

 

The cardturner : CD [sound recording]
Author: Sachar, Louis
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: When his wealthy uncle, a champion bridge player who has lost his vision, asks seventeen-year-old Alton to be a card turner for him, Alton has no idea how much he will ultimately learn from his eccentric relative. Includes appendix by Syd Fox with information about bridge.

 

The cardturner [electronic resource]
Author: Sachar, Louis
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: When his wealthy uncle, a champion bridge player who has lost his vision, asks seventeen-year-old Alton to be a card turner for him, Alton has no idea how much he will ultimately learn from his eccentric relative. Includes appendix by Syd Fox with information about bridge.

 

Chasing sunsets
Author: Kingsbury, Karen
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes the second novel in a brand-new series about divine intervention and the trials and triumphs of life--the dramatic story of a woman desperate to find deeper meaning in her life. Chasing Sunsets is the story of one woman's deep longings of the soul, and the sacrifices she's willing to make in search of healing"

 

Chasing sunsets : AUDIO [electronic resource] : a novel
Author: Kingsbury, Karen
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes the second novel in a brand-new series about divine intervention and the trials and triumphs of life--the dramatic story of a woman desperate to find deeper meaning in her life. Chasing Sunsets is the story of one woman's deep longings of the soul, and the sacrifices she's willing to make in search of healing"

 

Chasing sunsets : CD [sound recording] : a novel
Author: Kingsbury, Karen
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes the second novel in a brand-new series about divine intervention and the trials and triumphs of life--the dramatic story of a woman desperate to find deeper meaning in her life. Chasing Sunsets is the story of one woman's deep longings of the soul, and the sacrifices she's willing to make in search of healing"

 

Chasing sunsets [electronic resource] : a novel
Author: Kingsbury, Karen
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes the second novel in a brand-new series about divine intervention and the trials and triumphs of life--the dramatic story of a woman desperate to find deeper meaning in her life. Chasing Sunsets is the story of one woman's deep longings of the soul, and the sacrifices she's willing to make in search of healing"

 

Christmas in Mustang Creek
Author: Miller, Linda Lael
Recommended by: Marie Carey
Abstract: Enjoy traveling to these fictional places meet the people thru the story, it will take you there.

 

Christmas in Mustang Creek [electronic resource]
Author: Miller, Linda Lael
Recommended by: Marie Carey
Abstract: Enjoy traveling to these fictional places meet the people thru the story, it will take you there.

 

Church of Marvels
Author: Parry, Leslie
Recommended by: Debbie Reilly
Abstract: Contortionists, sword swallowers, a 4 legged human, a half male half female freak. Welcome to the church of marvels. A carnival sideshow at the turn of the century. It's a gritty story where 4 lives converge through mysterious passages, underground opium societies and an asylum for the mentally ill. It's a mystery within a mystery and a story so outlandishly shocking, it's fascinating.

 

Church of Marvels [electronic resource] : a novel
Author: Parry, Leslie
Recommended by: Debbie Reilly
Abstract: Contortionists, sword swallowers, a 4 legged human, a half male half female freak. Welcome to the church of marvels. A carnival sideshow at the turn of the century. It's a gritty story where 4 lives converge through mysterious passages, underground opium societies and an asylum for the mentally ill. It's a mystery within a mystery and a story so outlandishly shocking, it's fascinating.

 

Cinder
Author: Meyer, Marissa
Recommended by: Brianna Pittman
Abstract: Cinder isn’t your ordinary fairy tale heroine. Frankly, she’s got bigger problems then dodging her stepmother or finding a dress for the ball. For one, there’s a plague in New Beijing that’s spreading at an alarming rate. Then there’s the Lunar Kingdom, threatening to start a war if the prince doesn’t enter into a marriage alliance with their Queen. Throw in a lost princess, a mad scientist who knows more than he’s letting on, and a troublesome robot sidekick, and you’ll want to be sure you have the second book in this series waiting for you once you’re done.

 

Cinder [electronic resource]
Author: Meyer, Marissa
Recommended by: Brianna Pittman
Abstract: Cinder isn’t your ordinary fairy tale heroine. Frankly, she’s got bigger problems then dodging her stepmother or finding a dress for the ball. For one, there’s a plague in New Beijing that’s spreading at an alarming rate. Then there’s the Lunar Kingdom, threatening to start a war if the prince doesn’t enter into a marriage alliance with their Queen. Throw in a lost princess, a mad scientist who knows more than he’s letting on, and a troublesome robot sidekick, and you’ll want to be sure you have the second book in this series waiting for you once you’re done.

 

Cinder
Author: Meyer, Marissa
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take onthe Cinderella story.

 

Cinder [electronic resource]
Author: Meyer, Marissa
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take onthe Cinderella story.

 

The Cinderella murder : an under suspicion novel
Author: Clark,Mary&Burke Alafair
Recommended by: Linda Geno
Abstract: The idea of this book was a new television show called Under Suspicion. When a beautiful UCLA student disappears, her mother loses hope of ever finding her. After finding her the television show decides to help find her killer. There are many suspects and you be surprised who the killer is.

 

The Cinderella murder [electronic resource] : an under suspicion novel
Author: Clark,Mary&Burke Alafair
Recommended by: Linda Geno
Abstract: The idea of this book was a new television show called Under Suspicion. When a beautiful UCLA student disappears, her mother loses hope of ever finding her. After finding her the television show decides to help find her killer. There are many suspects and you be surprised who the killer is.

 

Clam wake : a bed-and-breakfast mystery
Author: Daheim, Mary
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: Innkeeper and irrepressible sleuth Judith McMonigle Flynn and Cousin Renie face off against a slippery, cold-blooded killer in a beach community

 

Clam wake [electronic resource] : a bed-and-breakfast myster
Author: Daheim, Mary
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: Innkeeper and irrepressible sleuth Judith McMonigle Flynn and Cousin Renie face off against a slippery, cold-blooded killer in a beach community

 

The Clan of the Cave Bear
Author: Auel, Jean
Recommended by: Debbie Reilly
Abstract: This is a rich book. It is rich in detail, in plot development, in character development. The characters are complex, with different, changing motives. The plot is a simple story of grow up as an outcast, but it is written with the complex motions and motives of all the people in the tribe. Auel paints a vivid world. This is truly a masterpiece.

 

The Clan of the Cave Bear [electronic resource]
Author: Auel, Jean
Recommended by: Debbie Reilly
Abstract: This is a rich book. It is rich in detail, in plot development, in character development. The characters are complex, with different, changing motives. The plot is a simple story of grow up as an outcast, but it is written with the complex motions and motives of all the people in the tribe. Auel paints a vivid world. This is truly a masterpiece.

 

The cry of the icemark
Author: Hill, Stuart
Recommended by: Vicky
Abstract: After the death of her beloved father, headstrong princess Thirrin Freer Strong-In-The-Arm becomes warrior queen of her homeland, Icemark, defending it from a formidable invader. Despite Thirrin's bravery and the support of Oskan, the Witch's son, the task proves more difficult than Thirrin ever dreamed.

 

The cry of the Icemark [electronic resource]
Author: Hill, Stuart
Recommended by: Vicky
Abstract: After the death of her beloved father, headstrong princess Thirrin Freer Strong-In-The-Arm becomes warrior queen of her homeland, Icemark, defending it from a formidable invader. Despite Thirrin's bravery and the support of Oskan, the Witch's son, the task proves more difficult than Thirrin ever dreamed.

 

Deadly design
Author: Dockter, Debra
Recommended by: Amiee Marshall
Abstract: Genetically engineered identical twins Kyle and Connor McAdams were born two years apart. When Connor suddenly drops dead at 18, Kyle learns of other genetically modified kids who have also died on their eighteenth birthday. With the clock ticking, Kyle searches for answers to what experiments the mysterious Dr. Mueller conducted on him at the Genesis Innovations Laboratory.

 

Deadly design [electronic resource]
Author: Dockter, Debra
Recommended by: Amiee Marshall
Abstract: Genetically engineered identical twins Kyle and Connor McAdams were born two years apart. When Connor suddenly drops dead at 18, Kyle learns of other genetically modified kids who have also died on their eighteenth birthday. With the clock ticking, Kyle searches for answers to what experiments the mysterious Dr. Mueller conducted on him at the Genesis Innovations Laboratory.

 

Despicable me 2 : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Meledandri, Chris
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: Recruited by the Anti-Villain League, Gru helps deal with a powerful new super criminal.

 

Domesticated : evolution in a man-made world
Author: Francis, Richard C.
Recommended by: Aaron
Abstract: This book show cases the extensive history of mans domestication of animals. From the common canine to camels and rats. But it also show cases how humans have evolved along with our domesticated friends, showing a striking parallel between humans and animals.

 

Domesticated [electronic resource] : evolution in a man-made world
Author: Francis, Richard C.
Recommended by: Aaron
Abstract: This book show cases the extensive history of mans domestication of animals. From the common canine to camels and rats. But it also show cases how humans have evolved along with our domesticated friends, showing a striking parallel between humans and animals.

 

Dork diaries : tales from a not-so-fabulous life
Author: Russell, Rachel Renee
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: Fourteen-year-old Nikki Maxwell writes in her diary of her struggle to be popular at her exclusive new private school, then of finding her place after she gives up on being part of the elite group.

 

Dork diaries : tales from a not-so-fabulous life [electronic resource]
Author: Russell, Rachel Renee
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: Fourteen-year-old Nikki Maxwell writes in her diary of her struggle to be popular at her exclusive new private school, then of finding her place after she gives up on being part of the elite group.

 

Double fudge brownie murder
Author: Fluke, Joanne
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: Life in tiny Lake Eden, Minnesota, is usually pleasantly uneventful. Lately, though, it seems everyone has more than their fair share of drama--especially the Swensen family. With so much on her plate, Hannah Swensen can hardly find the time to think about her bakery--let alone the town's most recent murder. ..

 

Double fudge brownie murder [electronic resource]
Author: Fluke, Joanne
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: Life in tiny Lake Eden, Minnesota, is usually pleasantly uneventful. Lately, though, it seems everyone has more than their fair share of drama--especially the Swensen family. With so much on her plate, Hannah Swensen can hardly find the time to think about her bakery--let alone the town's most recent murder. ..

 

The duff : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Whitman, Mae,
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: Bianca is a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body refers to her as 'Designated Ugly Fat Friend' to her prettier, more popular friends. She enlists Wesley, a slick but charming jock, to help set her apart from the pack and erase her label forever. In doing so, she hopes to land her crush Toby.

 

Eat, pray, love : one woman's search for everything across Italy, India, and Indonesia
Author: Gilbert, Elizabeth
Recommended by: Gwen
Abstract: This book chronicles the self-reflective journey of author Elizabeth Gilbert across Italy, India, and Indonesia. After a hard divorce, she decides to visit several countries- eating through Italy, meditating in India, and reconnecting with a healer in Indonesia. Through introspection, humor, and mindfulness she is able to describe her pilgrimage from depression to finding love again.

 

Eat, Pray, Love [electronic resource]
Author: Gilbert, Elizabeth
Recommended by: Gwen
Abstract: This book chronicles the self-reflective journey of author Elizabeth Gilbert across Italy, India, and Indonesia. After a hard divorce, she decides to visit several countries- eating through Italy, meditating in India, and reconnecting with a healer in Indonesia. Through introspection, humor, and mindfulness she is able to describe her pilgrimage from depression to finding love again.

 

East meets west
Author: Liu, Yang
Recommended by: Aaron
Abstract: This first volume in Yang Liu's infographic series explores the range of differences between Eastern and Western experience through her signature graphic simplicity.

 

Fairest : Levana's story
Author: Meyer, Marissa
Recommended by: April Frazier
Abstract: Mirror, mirror, on the wall, Who is the fairest of them all? Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story—a story that has never been told … until now. An excellent read especially if you love re-tellings of old classics.

 

Fairest [electronic resource]
Author: Meyer, Marissa
Recommended by: April Frazier
Abstract: Mirror, mirror, on the wall, Who is the fairest of them all? Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story—a story that has never been told … until now. An excellent read especially if you love re-tellings of old classics.

 

The fall : Book II of the Strain trilogy
Author: Toro, Guillermo del
Recommended by: Katherine
Abstract: I am glad I stuck with the first book in this series. Book 2 is great and I am now looking forward to book 3. I wish more time in this book was devoted to the "Ancients" but perhaps in the future a prequel will be released. If you are a fan of scary vampires -this is a great series to sink your teeth or what have you ;) into .

 

The fall [electronic resource] : Book II of the Strain trilogy
Author: Toro, Guillermo del
Recommended by: Katherine
Abstract: I am glad I stuck with the first book in this series. Book 2 is great and I am now looking forward to book 3. I wish more time in this book was devoted to the "Ancients" but perhaps in the future a prequel will be released. If you are a fan of scary vampires -this is a great series to sink your teeth or what have you ;) into .

 

Far from the madding crowd : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Vinterberg, Thomas
Recommended by: Sandy Hynes
Abstract: Get swept away in the beauty of Dorset, England and the romantic story of Bathsheba: a very modern woman in the Victorian era and her 3 suitors;shepherd, soldier, middle aged farm owner. Which one will she choose? A movie trip back to the days of romantic stories like Gone With the Wind.

 

First frost : CD [sound recording]
Author: Allen, Sarah Addison
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: A strange old man appears with a beat-up suitcase with stories to tell, stories that could change the lives of the Waverley women forever

 

The Fluffy movie : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Rodriguez, Manny
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: Gabriel 'Fluffy' Iglesias, the world-famous Hawaiian-shirt-clad comedian, takes viewers on a joke-filled journey into his life in this nonstop laugh fest. The funnyman delves into subjects such as the joys of parenting a teen, the similarities between India and Mexico, and more hilarious observations.

 

For the love : fighting for grace in a world of impossible standards
Author: Hatmaker, Jen
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: Best-selling author Jen Hatmaker is convinced life can be lovely and fun and courageous and kind. She reveals with humor and style how Jesus' embarrassing grace is the key to dealing with life's biggest challenge: people.

 

For the love [electronic resource] : fighting for grace in a world of impossible standards
Author: Hatmaker, Jen
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: Best-selling author Jen Hatmaker is convinced life can be lovely and fun and courageous and kind. She reveals with humor and style how Jesus' embarrassing grace is the key to dealing with life's biggest challenge: people.

 

Founding grammars : how early America's war over words shaped today's language
Author: Ostler, Rosemarie
Recommended by: Susan Mutschler
Abstract: Are you a logophile or grammar geek? This fascinating book takes a historical approach in explaining how the English Language came to be formulated and implemented in the United States. Included in the book are: the roots of English, early grammar and spelling rules, Noah Webster and brief bios of other grammar influencers, and the birth of slang and regional vocabulary.

 

Founding grammars [electronic resource] : how early America's war over words shaped today's language
Author: Ostler, Rosemarie
Recommended by: Susan Mutschler
Abstract: Are you a logophile or grammar geek? This fascinating book takes a historical approach in explaining how the English Language came to be formulated and implemented in the United States. Included in the book are: the roots of English, early grammar and spelling rules, Noah Webster and brief bios of other grammar influencers, and the birth of slang and regional vocabulary.

 

Four friends
Author: Carr, Robyn
Recommended by: Marie Carey
Abstract: This story really takes you into trials and tribulations of four really good friends. You can get swept away by everything going on.

 

Four friends [electronic resource]
Author: Carr, Robyn
Recommended by: Marie Carey
Abstract: This story really takes you into trials and tribulations of four really good friends. You can get swept away by everything going on.

 

Friction
Author: Brown, Sandr
Recommended by: Linda Geno
Abstract: Crawford, a Texas Ranger, headed to court to seek custody of his daughter. He got on the stand and a shot rang through the court room. Who was this masked man trying to kill, the judge or the Texas Ranger ? While the judge and the Texas Ranger investigate to see who fired the shot, everyone is held in suspense to see what could happen next. Could catching the gunman cause Crawford to lose his daughter or possibly open the door to a new romance?

 

Friction : AUDIO [electronic resource]
Author: Brown, Sandr
Recommended by: Linda Geno
Abstract: Crawford, a Texas Ranger, headed to court to seek custody of his daughter. He got on the stand and a shot rang through the court room. Who was this masked man trying to kill, the judge or the Texas Ranger ? While the judge and the Texas Ranger investigate to see who fired the shot, everyone is held in suspense to see what could happen next. Could catching the gunman cause Crawford to lose his daughter or possibly open the door to a new romance?

 

Friction [electronic resource]
Author: Brown, Sandr
Recommended by: Linda Geno
Abstract: Crawford, a Texas Ranger, headed to court to seek custody of his daughter. He got on the stand and a shot rang through the court room. Who was this masked man trying to kill, the judge or the Texas Ranger ? While the judge and the Texas Ranger investigate to see who fired the shot, everyone is held in suspense to see what could happen next. Could catching the gunman cause Crawford to lose his daughter or possibly open the door to a new romance?

 

Friendship bread : a novel
Author: Gee, Darien
Recommended by: TerriAnne
Abstract: One of my favorite reads. In Friendship Bread, Darien Gee weaves a tale of mystery, intrigue, humor, infidelity, tragedy and how a bag of Amish Friendship Bread starter and a recipe bring a community, family and friends, old and new, together. Extra bonus it contains great recipes.

 

Friendship bread [electronic resource] : a novel
Author: Gee, Darien
Recommended by: TerriAnne
Abstract: One of my favorite reads. In Friendship Bread, Darien Gee weaves a tale of mystery, intrigue, humor, infidelity, tragedy and how a bag of Amish Friendship Bread starter and a recipe bring a community, family and friends, old and new, together. Extra bonus it contains great recipes.

 

Furiously happy : a funny book about horrible things
Author: Lawson, Jenny
Recommended by: Aaron
Abstract: Insanity. Insanity is the only word that one could use to even come close to explaining this book. But that doesn't mean ONLY the insane can understand it (although being insane will help). If you're confused then good. Just stare into the eyes of the furiously happy raccoon and let your mind slip away....

 

Furiously happy [electronic resource] : a funny book about horrible things
Author: Lawson, Jenny
Recommended by: Aaron
Abstract: Insanity. Insanity is the only word that one could use to even come close to explaining this book. But that doesn't mean ONLY the insane can understand it (although being insane will help). If you're confused then good. Just stare into the eyes of the furiously happy raccoon and let your mind slip away....

 

Garden spells : CD [sound recording]
Author: Allen, Sarah Addison
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: A successful caterer in Bascomb, North Carolina, Claire has always remained tied to the legacy of the Waverly family, until her peaceful life is transformed by Tyler Hughes, an art teacher and new next-door neighbor, and by the return of her prodigal sister, Sydney.

 

A girl named Mister
Author: Grimes, Nikki
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: My boyfriend used to think it was cute, a girl named Mister. Used to think I was cute. Used to be my boyfriend what feels like a million years ago. Then again, I used to be a good Christian girl, the kind who would never, well... Just goes to show how little people know. Even I was surprised by me. Now, I close my eyes hoping to see exactly where I went wrong.

 

The girl who kicked the hornet's nest
Author: Larsson, Steig
Recommended by: Katherine
Abstract: I finally found the time to read this book and I loved it. If you are a fan of espionage and plot twists you will enjoy this book by Larsson. I am know going to read his other books in the series evolving around Lisabeth Salander. You have to love an offbeat not quite following the rules heroine. Very strong female lead character.

 

The girl who kicked the hornet's nest : AUDIO [electronic resource]
Author: Larsson, Steig
Recommended by: Katherine
Abstract: I finally found the time to read this book and I loved it. If you are a fan of espionage and plot twists you will enjoy this book by Larsson. I am know going to read his other books in the series evolving around Lisabeth Salander. You have to love an offbeat not quite following the rules heroine. Very strong female lead character.

 

The girl who kicked the hornet's nest [electronic resource]
Author: Larsson, Steig
Recommended by: Katherine
Abstract: I finally found the time to read this book and I loved it. If you are a fan of espionage and plot twists you will enjoy this book by Larsson. I am know going to read his other books in the series evolving around Lisabeth Salander. You have to love an offbeat not quite following the rules heroine. Very strong female lead character.

 

The girl who played with fire
Author: Larsson, Stieg
Recommended by: Katherine
Abstract: You will definitely want to read this book before the third book in this trilogy. The Girl who Kicked the Hornets Nest should be read after this one. The first book staring Salander -The girl with the dragon tattoo by Larsson is a more of a stand alone book. I made the mistake of reading the 3rd one first. Salander is a strong female character and heroine.

 

The girl who played with fire : AUDIO [electronic resource]
Author: Larsson, Stieg
Recommended by: Katherine
Abstract: You will definitely want to read this book before the third book in this trilogy. The Girl who Kicked the Hornets Nest should be read after this one. The first book staring Salander -The girl with the dragon tattoo by Larsson is a more of a stand alone book. I made the mistake of reading the 3rd one first. Salander is a strong female character and heroine.

 

The girl who played with fire [electronic resource]
Author: Larsson, Stieg
Recommended by: Katherine
Abstract: You will definitely want to read this book before the third book in this trilogy. The Girl who Kicked the Hornets Nest should be read after this one. The first book staring Salander -The girl with the dragon tattoo by Larsson is a more of a stand alone book. I made the mistake of reading the 3rd one first. Salander is a strong female character and heroine.

 

The girl with the dragon tattoo
Author: Larsson, Stieg
Recommended by: Katherine
Abstract: It was interesting to see the parts of this book that were left out of both the Swedish and the US movie versions. I think if you've seen either film then you really should read this book in order to enjoy the authors' intention for his story. But then again I always say the book is better than the film.

 

The girl with the dragon tattoo : AUDIO [electronic resource]
Author: Larsson, Steig
Recommended by: Katherine
Abstract: It was interesting to see the parts of this book that were left out of both the Swedish and the US movie versions. I think if you've seen either film then you really should read this book in order to enjoy the authors' intention for his story. But then again I always say the book is better than the film.

 

The girl with the dragon tattoo [electronic resource]
Author: Larsson, Steig
Recommended by: Katherine
Abstract: It was interesting to see the parts of this book that were left out of both the Swedish and the US movie versions. I think if you've seen either film then you really should read this book in order to enjoy the authors' intention for his story. But then again I always say the book is better than the film.

 

The girl with the dragon tattoo
Author: Larsson, Steig
Recommended by: Debbie Reilly
Abstract: Love love! How many twists can an author put in one book! Disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist is hired to solve the decades-old murder of Harriet Vanger, member of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden. Aided by a tattooed, antisocial hacker named Lisabeth Salander, Blomkvist unearths horrible skeletons lurking in the Vanger family closet...

 

The girl with the dragon tattoo : AUDIO [electronic resource]
Author: Larsson, Steig
Recommended by: Debbie Reilly
Abstract: Love love! How many twists can an author put in one book! Disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist is hired to solve the decades-old murder of Harriet Vanger, member of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden. Aided by a tattooed, antisocial hacker named Lisabeth Salander, Blomkvist unearths horrible skeletons lurking in the Vanger family closet...

 

The girl with the dragon tattoo [electronic resource]
Author: Larsson, Steig
Recommended by: Debbie Reilly
Abstract: Love love! How many twists can an author put in one book! Disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist is hired to solve the decades-old murder of Harriet Vanger, member of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden. Aided by a tattooed, antisocial hacker named Lisabeth Salander, Blomkvist unearths horrible skeletons lurking in the Vanger family closet...

 

The hobbit : DVD [videorecording]. The battle of the five armies
Author: Jackson, Peter
Recommended by: Marc Farrell
Abstract: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is a 2014 high fantasy adventure film, directed by Peter Jackson. It is the third and final installment in Peter Jackson's three-part film adaptation based on the novel The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien. The film grossed over $956 million worldwide, making it the second highest-grossing film of 2014 and the 30th highest-grossing film of all time. At the 87th Academy Awards, the film received a nomination for Best Sound Editing.

 

How Dante can save your life : the life-changing wisdom of history's greatest poem
Author: Dreher, Ron
Recommended by: Shari
Abstract: This is a great read for Dante fans. The author tells about how re-reading the poem helped him with issues in his life and gives us helpful pointers on how we can apply the wisdom in the poem to our lives.

 

How Dante can save your life [electronic resource] : the life-changing wisdom of history's greatest poem
Author: Dreher, Rod
Recommended by: Shari
Abstract: This is a great read for Dante fans. The author tells about how re-reading the poem helped him with issues in his life and gives us helpful pointers on how we can apply the wisdom in the poem to our lives.

 

How we learn : the surprising truth about when, where, and why it happens
Author: Carey, Benedict
Recommended by: Susan Mutschler
Abstract: Although this book is packed with research studies on learning, including brain science and the encoding and retrieving processes, the author makes the content easy to read and understand. Also incorporated are specific techniques on improving memory, and retention strategies, such as: pretests and cramming. Teachers and students will find this book informative and helpful. Q and A for deeper understanding is included.

 

How we learn [electronic resource] : the surprising truth about when, where, and why it happens
Author: Carey, Benedict
Recommended by: Susan Mutschler
Abstract: Although this book is packed with research studies on learning, including brain science and the encoding and retrieving processes, the author makes the content easy to read and understand. Also incorporated are specific techniques on improving memory, and retention strategies, such as: pretests and cramming. Teachers and students will find this book informative and helpful. Q and A for deeper understanding is included.

 

Humans of New York
Author: Stanton, Brandon.
Recommended by: Mickey Coates
Abstract: Humans of New York is a stunning collection of images that showcases the personalities of New York City,if you are a people watcher like me,you will enjoy these photos and the celebration of individuality of each one.

 

Inside out : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Doctor, Pete
Recommended by: Aaron
Abstract: Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions ; Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life.

 

The intern : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Farwell, Suzanne,
Recommended by: Aaron
Abstract: In The Intern, Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) is a 70-year-old widower who has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway).

 

Jurassic World [videorecording]
Author: Pratt, Chris
Recommended by: Aaron
Abstract: Twenty-two years following the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now includes a completely functioning dinosaur theme park, as once envisioned by John Hammond. After ten years of operation and decline in visitors, a unique attraction is designed to ignite visitor's interest, which, as always, fails horribly.

 

Ketchup is my favorite vegetable : a family grows up with autism
Author: Carter, Liane Kupferberg
Recommended by: Susan Mutschler
Abstract: Both funny and sad, this is a great read for all people with families, and not just for those dealing with autism. Written like your best friend is telling you her life story, you’ll feel the love of a family struggling to raise a son who is on the spectrum.

 

The Lone Ranger : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Verbinski, Gore
Recommended by: Jacky Moore
Abstract: It's a wild ride of high-velocity action, explosions and gunfights that brings the famed masked legend to life through brand-new eyes.

 

A Madea Christmas : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Witt, Alicia
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: Madea gets coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas, but the biggest surprise is what they'll find when they arrive. As the small, rural town prepares for its annual Christmas Carnival, new secrets are revealed and old relationships are tested while Madea dishes her own brand of Christmas Spirit to all.

 

The magic strings of Frankie Presto
Author: Albom, Mitch
Recommended by: Sandy
Abstract: In this story about Frankie," Music" tells the magical tale. Born in Villareal during the Spanish Civil War, Frankie's life unfolds back and forth between tragedy and success. Along the way he meets Elvis, Hank Williams, Tony Bennett, Winton Marsalis and other musicians. He loves Aurora whom he first met in a tree, and each life he touches turns his guitar strings "blue".

 

The magic strings of Frankie Presto : AUDIO [electronic resource]
Author: Albom, Mitch
Recommended by: Sandy
Abstract: In this story about Frankie," Music" tells the magical tale. Born in Villareal during the Spanish Civil War, Frankie's life unfolds back and forth between tragedy and success. Along the way he meets Elvis, Hank Williams, Tony Bennett, Winton Marsalis and other musicians. He loves Aurora whom he first met in a tree, and each life he touches turns his guitar strings "blue".

 

The magic strings of Frankie Presto [electronic resource]
Author: Albom, Mitch
Recommended by: Sandy
Abstract: In this story about Frankie," Music" tells the magical tale. Born in Villareal during the Spanish Civil War, Frankie's life unfolds back and forth between tragedy and success. Along the way he meets Elvis, Hank Williams, Tony Bennett, Winton Marsalis and other musicians. He loves Aurora whom he first met in a tree, and each life he touches turns his guitar strings "blue".

 

McFarland, USA : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Caro, Niki
Recommended by: Jacky Moore
Abstract: Jim White moves his family after losing his last job as a football coach. He sees that some of the students are worth starting a cross country team and turns 7 students with no hope into one of the best cross country teams.

 

Pixels : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Columbus, Chris
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: As kids in the 1980s, Sam, Will , Ludlow , and Eddie "The Fire Blaster" saved the world thousands of times, in the video arcades. Now, they're going to have to do it for real. When intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults.

 

Pride : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Beresford, Stephen
Recommended by: Aaron
Abstract: It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all...

 

The remaining : DVD [videorecording]
Author: La Scala, Casey
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: A group of close friends gather for a wedding, but the celebration is shattered by a series of cataclysmic events and enemies foretold by biblical end-times prophecies. The survivors face a horrifying, uncertain future as they scramble for safety, but as their world collapses around them in chaos and terror will they choose real life through faith, or just try to survive?

 

Remains of innocence
Author: Jance, Judith A
Recommended by: Linda Geno
Abstract: Liza Machett gets a call her mother has passed away, "please come home." When going through her mother's things, she finds coffee cans filled with $100 bills. She is wondering where the money came from when someone approaches her and tells her she is better off not knowing where the money came from. Machett is thrown into a perilous journey along with Sheriff Joanna Brady.

 

Remains of innocence : AUDIO [electronic resource] : a Brady novel of suspense
Author: Jance, Judith A
Recommended by: Linda Geno
Abstract: Liza Machett gets a call her mother has passed away, "please come home." When going through her mother's things, she finds coffee cans filled with $100 bills. She is wondering where the money came from when someone approaches her and tells her she is better off not knowing where the money came from. Machett is thrown into a perilous journey along with Sheriff Joanna Brady.

 

Remains of innocence [electronic resource] : a Brady novel of suspense
Author: Jance, Judith A
Recommended by: Linda Geno
Abstract: Liza Machett gets a call her mother has passed away, "please come home." When going through her mother's things, she finds coffee cans filled with $100 bills. She is wondering where the money came from when someone approaches her and tells her she is better off not knowing where the money came from. Machett is thrown into a perilous journey along with Sheriff Joanna Brady.

 

Rent : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Columbus, Chris
Recommended by: Aaron
Abstract: Set in New York City's gritty East Village, the revolutionary rock opera RENT tells the story of a group of bohemians struggling to live and pay their rent. "Measuring their lives in love," these starving artists strive for success and acceptance while enduring the obstacles of poverty, illness and the AIDS epidemic.

 

The richest man who ever lived : the life and times of Jacob Fugger
Author: Steinmetz, Greg
Recommended by: Christine Weigel
Abstract: You will not look at royal families the same way after reading how Jacob Fugger amassed a fortune--as a commoner--and, then, had the world at his mercy during the 1500s. His influence can be seen even today.

 

The richest man who ever lived [electronic resource] : the life and times of Jacob Fugger
Author: Steinmetz, Greg
Recommended by: Christine Weigel
Abstract: You will not look at royal families the same way after reading how Jacob Fugger amassed a fortune--as a commoner--and, then, had the world at his mercy during the 1500s. His influence can be seen even today.

 

The right word : Roget and his thesaurus
Author: Bryant, Jennifer
Recommended by: TerriAnne
Abstract: The Right Word, takes a look at the creation of Roget's Thesaurus and the man who created it. Not only are the illustrations remarkable, the text is beautifully integrated with them to present a striking book that is both informative and appealing to all ages.

 

San Andreas : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Johnson, Dwayne
Recommended by: Aaron
Abstract: It's here, :"The Big One" has finally arrived. As California is rocked by the biggest earthquake it has ever seen it is up to The Rock to save his family from being rocked to hard. Will he save his family? Will it end in failure? Can you smell what The Rock is cooking?

 

Save the date
Author: Andrews, Mary Kay
Recommended by: TerriAnne
Abstract: Romance, dogs and light humor, a great story where love conquers!

 

Save the date : AUDIO [electronic resource]
Author: Andrews, Mary Kay
Recommended by: TerriAnne
Abstract: Romance, dogs and light humor, a great story where love conquers!

 

Save the date [electronic resource]
Author: Andrews, Mary Kay
Recommended by: TerriAnne
Abstract: Romance, dogs and light humor, a great story where love conquers!

 

The scarlet gospels
Author: Barker, Clive
Recommended by: Ben
Abstract: The Hell Priest, a demon obsessed with pain an mutilation, plans on taking over Hell, destroying Earth, and invading Heaven. A hard-boiled private detective and his friends must travel to Hell and back to prevent the apocalypse.

 

The scarlet gospels [electronic resource]
Author: Barker, Clive
Recommended by: Ben
Abstract: The Hell Priest, a demon obsessed with pain an mutilation, plans on taking over Hell, destroying Earth, and invading Heaven. A hard-boiled private detective and his friends must travel to Hell and back to prevent the apocalypse.

 

Selfish, shallow, and self-absorbed : sixteen writers on the decision not to have kids
Author: Daum, Meghan
Recommended by: Aaron
Abstract: In this provocative and controversial collection of essays thirteen acclaimed female writers explain why they have chosen to eschew motherhood. This collection makes a smart and passionate case for why parenthood is not the only path to a happy, productive life, and takes our parent-centric, kid-fixated, baby-bump-patrolling culture to task in the process. In this book, that shadowy faction known as the childless-by-choice comes out into the light.

 

Selfish, shallow, and self-absorbed [electronic resource] : sixteen writers on the decision not to have kids
Author: Daum, Meghan
Recommended by: Aaron
Abstract: In this provocative and controversial collection of essays thirteen acclaimed female writers explain why they have chosen to eschew motherhood. This collection makes a smart and passionate case for why parenthood is not the only path to a happy, productive life, and takes our parent-centric, kid-fixated, baby-bump-patrolling culture to task in the process. In this book, that shadowy faction known as the childless-by-choice comes out into the light.

 

Silver linings playbook : DVD [videorecording]
Author: De Niro, Robert
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: Based on best-selling book by Matthew Quick, the riotous and poignant story of how a man who has lost everything, his house, his job, his wife, reconnects with himself and creates his own silver linings from the bonds he forms with his family and friends.

 

Simon's new bed
Author: Trimmer, Christian
Recommended by: Amiee Marshall
Abstract: Simon’s new dog bed has been claimed by…a cat?! After making numerous attempts to move Miss Adora Belle back to where she belongs, Simon realizes that there is only one option left. Will he be able to swallow his pride and make the ultimate sacrifice?

 

Skink no surrender
Author: Hiaasen, Carl
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: Classic Malley--to avoid being shipped off to boarding school, she takes off with some guy she met online. Poor Richard--he knows his cousin's in trouble before she does. Wild Skink--he's a ragged, one-eyed ex-governor of Florida, and enough of a renegade to think he can track Malley down.

 

Skink--no surrender [electronic resource]
Author: Hiaasen, Carl
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: Classic Malley--to avoid being shipped off to boarding school, she takes off with some guy she met online. Poor Richard--he knows his cousin's in trouble before she does. Wild Skink--he's a ragged, one-eyed ex-governor of Florida, and enough of a renegade to think he can track Malley down.

 

The song : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Ramsey, Richard
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: Aspiring singer, songwriter Jed King is struggling to catch a break and escape the long shadow of his famous father when he agrees to a gig at a local vineyard harvest festival. Jed meets Rose, and a romance quickly blooms. Soon after their wedding, Jed writes Rose a song, which becomes a breakout hit. Suddenly thrust into a life of stardom and a world of temptation, his life and marriage begin to fall apart.

 

Soulless
Author: Carriger, Gail
Recommended by: Sharon Stegemeyer
Abstract: Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette. Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire -- and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate. With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart? SOULLESS is the first book of the Parasol Protectorate series: a comedy of manners set in Victorian London, full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking.

 

Soulless [electronic resource]
Author: Carriger, Gail
Recommended by: Sharon Stegemeyer
Abstract: Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette. Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire -- and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate. With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart? SOULLESS is the first book of the Parasol Protectorate series: a comedy of manners set in Victorian London, full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking.

 

A spool of blue thread : CD [sound recording] : a novel
Author: Tyler, Anne
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: The Whitshanks are one of those families that radiate togetherness, but they are also like all families, in that the stories they tell themselves reveal only part of the picture. Abby and Red and their four grown children have accumulated not only tender moments, laughter, and celebrations, but also jealousies, disappointments, and carefully guarded secrets.

 

Stick and Stone
Author: Ferry, Beth
Recommended by: Aaron
Abstract: Stick and Stone are both lonely until Pinecone's teasing causes one to stick up for the other, and a solid friendship is formed.

 

Stick and Stone [electronic resource]
Author: Ferry, Beth
Recommended by: Aaron
Abstract: Stick and Stone are both lonely until Pinecone's teasing causes one to stick up for the other, and a solid friendship is formed.

 

The strain : book one of the Strain trilogy
Author: Toro, Guillermo del
Recommended by: Katherine
Abstract: I have never seen the TV show based on this book series but because of some ads I got curious. This first book in the series started out a little slow for me but by mid way I was hooked. I like my vampires scary not cuddly. And if your like me you will like this unique take on the vampire mystique.

 

The strain [electronic resource]
Author: Toro, Guillermo del
Recommended by: Katherine
Abstract: I have never seen the TV show based on this book series but because of some ads I got curious. This first book in the series started out a little slow for me but by mid way I was hooked. I like my vampires scary not cuddly. And if your like me you will like this unique take on the vampire mystique.

 

A street cat named Bob : and how he saved my life
Author: Bowen, James
Recommended by: April Frazier
Abstract: Have you ever thought about the impact a stray cat could have on someone's life? James Bowen was living a lonely singular life. He had no close family and only one truly close friend. He was living day to day singing on the streets until a small ginger kitty decided to adopt him. One hurt injured cat and one lonely caring man found each other against all odds and a friendship was forged.

 

A street cat named Bob [electronic resource] : and how he saved my life
Author: Bowen, James
Recommended by: April Frazier
Abstract: Have you ever thought about the impact a stray cat could have on someone's life? James Bowen was living a lonely singular life. He had no close family and only one truly close friend. He was living day to day singing on the streets until a small ginger kitty decided to adopt him. One hurt injured cat and one lonely caring man found each other against all odds and a friendship was forged.

 

Sweets & treats with Six Sisters' Stuff : 100+ desserts, gift ideas, and traditions for the whole family
Author: Six Sisters' Stuff
Recommended by: TerriAnne
Abstract: Who doesn't love dessert? The Six Sisters have gathered together more than 100 of their best dessert recipes into one cookbook that the whole family will enjoy. Try the Strawberry Shortcake Bars - perfect for all your Floral City strawberries!

 

The tale of the Princess Kaguya : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Takahata, Isao
Recommended by: Vicky
Abstract: An absolutely beautiful animated movie of a classic Japanese folktale. A bamboo cutter named Sanuki no Miyatsuko discovers a miniature girl inside a glowing bamboo shoot. Believing her to be a divine presence, Miyatsuko and his wife decide to raise her as their own, calling her "Princess".

 

This one summer
Author: Tamaki, Mariko
Recommended by: Vicky
Abstract: Every summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. It's their getaway, their refuge. Rosie's friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had.It's a summer of secrets, and sorrow, and growing up, and it's a good thing Rose and Windy have each other.

 

This one summer [electronic resource]
Author: Tamaki, Mariko
Recommended by: Vicky
Abstract: Every summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. It's their getaway, their refuge. Rosie's friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had.It's a summer of secrets, and sorrow, and growing up, and it's a good thing Rose and Windy have each other.

 

This present darkness
Author: Peretti, Frank E.
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: The small town of Ashton is the scene of a terrific battle between evil demons led by Rafar and angelic forces let by Tal in this Christian suspense tale. Leaders of the human participants are Marshall Hogan, editor of The Clarion, Pastor Hank Busche, their friends, and groups of praying Christians. The battle wages fiercely, working up to a thrilling climax.

 

This present darkness [electronic resource]
Author: Peretti, Frank E.
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: The small town of Ashton is the scene of a terrific battle between evil demons led by Rafar and angelic forces let by Tal in this Christian suspense tale. Leaders of the human participants are Marshall Hogan, editor of The Clarion, Pastor Hank Busche, their friends, and groups of praying Christians. The battle wages fiercely, working up to a thrilling climax.

 

This is where I leave you : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Weinstein, Paula
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: When their father passes away, four grown siblings, bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives, are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week.

 

A thousand splendid suns
Author: Hosseini, Khaled
Recommended by: Debbie Reilly
Abstract: A Thousand Splendid Suns is an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love.Born a generation apart and with different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are brought together by war, by loss and by fate. in the end it is love, or even the memory of love, that is often the key to survival.

 

A thousand splendid suns [electronic resource]
Author: Hosseini, Khaled
Recommended by: Debbie Reilly
Abstract: A Thousand Splendid Suns is an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love.Born a generation apart and with different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are brought together by war, by loss and by fate. in the end it is love, or even the memory of love, that is often the key to survival.

 

Tim Gunn : the natty professor : a master class on mentoring, motivating, and making it work!
Author: Gunn, Tim
Recommended by: Katherine
Abstract: As a fan of Project Runway from the beginning I decided to pick up this book by Tim. He has several written now due to his success on that tv show. This book deals mostly with his style as a teacher from when he worked at Parsons and mentor from the various television series. It is a quick read and not super cohesive at times but still available.

 

Tim Gunn [electronic resource] : the natty professor : a master class on mentoring, motivating, and making it work!
Author: Elwes, Cary
Recommended by: Katherine
Abstract: As a fan of Project Runway from the beginning I decided to pick up this book by Tim. He has several written now due to his success on that tv show. This book deals mostly with his style as a teacher from when he worked at Parsons and mentor from the various television series. It is a quick read and not super cohesive at times but still available.

 

To kill a mockingbird : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Peck, Gregory
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: A Southern lawyer defends a black man accused of rape in this film version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The way in which it captures a time, a place, and above all, a mood, makes this film a masterpiece.

 

The tourist : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Jolie, Angelina
Recommended by: Jacky Moore
Abstract: Jolie plays Elise, an international woman of mystery, somehow caught up with a glamorous thief who's double-crossed a gangster.

 

Traffick
Author: Hopkins, Ellen
Recommended by: Aaron
Abstract: The sequel to Tricks, five different twwns are faced with the toughest question of all: Is there a way out? How these five teenagers face the aftermath of their decisions and experiences is the soul of this story that exposes the dark, ferocious underbelly of the child trafficking trade. Heartwrenching and hopeful, Traffick takes us on five separate but intertwined journeys through the painful challenges of recovery, rehabilitation, and renewal to forgiveness and love. All the way home.

 

Traffick [electronic resource]
Author: Hopkins, Ellen
Recommended by: Aaron
Abstract: The sequel to Tricks, five different twwns are faced with the toughest question of all: Is there a way out? How these five teenagers face the aftermath of their decisions and experiences is the soul of this story that exposes the dark, ferocious underbelly of the child trafficking trade. Heartwrenching and hopeful, Traffick takes us on five separate but intertwined journeys through the painful challenges of recovery, rehabilitation, and renewal to forgiveness and love. All the way home.

 

Traitor's blade
Author: De Castell, Sebastien
Recommended by: Debbie
Abstract: A swashbuckling adventure for fans of the Three Musketeers.

 

Troublemaker : surviving Hollywood and Scientology
Author: Remini, Leah
Recommended by: Aaron
Abstract: The outspoken actress, talk show host, and reality television star offers up a no-holds-barred memoir, including an eye-opening inside account of her tumultuous and heart-wrenching thirty-year-plus association with the Church of Scientology.

 

Troublemaker [electronic resource] : surviving Hollywood and Scientology
Author: Remini, Leah
Recommended by: Aaron
Abstract: The outspoken actress, talk show host, and reality television star offers up a no-holds-barred memoir, including an eye-opening inside account of her tumultuous and heart-wrenching thirty-year-plus association with the Church of Scientology.

 

Twilight ; Life and death : a reimagining of the classic novel
Author: Meyer, Stephanie
Recommended by: April Frazier
Abstract: If Bella was Beau and Edward was Edythe would their love be any different? Go back to the beginning and reimagine a forbidden love. Vampires and Werewolves love and death, and a whole new end to the story.

 

Undeniable : evolution and the science of creation
Author: Nye, Bill
Recommended by: Aaron
Abstract: Sparked by a controversial debate in February 2014, Bill Nye has set off on an energetic campaign to spread awareness of evolution and the powerful way it shapes our lives. In Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation, he explains why race does not really exist; evaluates the true promise and peril of genetically modified food; reveals how new species are born, in a dog kennel and in a London subway; takes a stroll through 4.5 billion years of time; and explores the new search for alien life, including aliens right here on Earth. With infectious enthusiasm, Bill Nye shows that evolution is much more than a rebuttal to creationism; it is an essential way to understand how nature works--and to change the world. It might also help you get a date on a Saturday night.

 

Unveiled
Author: Rivers, Francine
Recommended by: Shari
Abstract: First in the Lineage of Grace Series by Francine Rivers. There are 5 books in the series covering the stories of Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba and Mary. These are quick and excellent reads!

 

Unveiled [electronic resource]
Author: Rivers, Francine
Recommended by: Shari
Abstract: First in the Lineage of Grace Series by Francine Rivers. There are 5 books in the series covering the stories of Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba and Mary. These are quick and excellent reads!

 

The visit : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Bienstock, Marc
Recommended by: Aaron
Abstract: When Becca and Tyler are sent to their grandparents' secluded Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong stay, they quickly discover something is not right with the elderly couple. Faced with strange rules and increasingly frightening behavior, the children soon realize it will take all their wits to make it home alive.

 

Washi tape : 101+ ideas for paper crafts, book arts, fashion, decorating, entertaining, and party fun!
Author: Cerruti, Courtney
Recommended by: Vicky
Abstract: A very good book full of ideas for using brightly colored washi tape!

 

Washi tape [electronic resource] : 101+ ideas for paper crafts, book arts, fashion, decorating, entertaining, and party fun!
Author: Cerruti, Courtney
Recommended by: Vicky
Abstract: A very good book full of ideas for using brightly colored washi tape!

 

The watchmaker of Filigree Street
Author: Pulley, Natasha
Recommended by: Debbie Reilly
Abstract: Thaniel Steepleton returns home to his London apartment to find a gold pocket watch on his pillow. Six months later, the mysterious timepiece saves his life, drawing him away from a blast that destroys Scotland Yard. Take an unexpected journey through Victorian London, Japan as its civil war crumbles long-standing traditions, and beyond. It opens doors to a strange and magical past.

 

The watchmaker of Filigree Street [electronic resource]
Author: Pulley, Natasha
Recommended by: Debbie Reilly
Abstract: Thaniel Steepleton returns home to his London apartment to find a gold pocket watch on his pillow. Six months later, the mysterious timepiece saves his life, drawing him away from a blast that destroys Scotland Yard. Take an unexpected journey through Victorian London, Japan as its civil war crumbles long-standing traditions, and beyond. It opens doors to a strange and magical past.

 

Water for elephants
Author: Gruen, Sara
Recommended by: Debbie Reilly
Abstract: Filled with action, adventure and a sweet forbidden romance there is also a fascinating sideshow of characters including a clever Polish Elephant, a grouchy little person as Jacob’s roommate and a cruel and schizophrenic animal trainer whose wife Jacob just happens to fall in love with. It’s a circus story and who hasn’t dreamed about running away and joining the circus at some point in our lives?

 

Water for Elephants : AUDIO [electronic resource]
Author: Gruen, Sara
Recommended by: Debbie Reilly
Abstract: Filled with action, adventure and a sweet forbidden romance there is also a fascinating sideshow of characters including a clever Polish Elephant, a grouchy little person as Jacob’s roommate and a cruel and schizophrenic animal trainer whose wife Jacob just happens to fall in love with. It’s a circus story and who hasn’t dreamed about running away and joining the circus at some point in our lives?

 

Water for Elephants [electronic resource]
Author: Gruen, Sara
Recommended by: Debbie Reilly
Abstract: Filled with action, adventure and a sweet forbidden romance there is also a fascinating sideshow of characters including a clever Polish Elephant, a grouchy little person as Jacob’s roommate and a cruel and schizophrenic animal trainer whose wife Jacob just happens to fall in love with. It’s a circus story and who hasn’t dreamed about running away and joining the circus at some point in our lives?

 

We are water : a novel
Author: Lamb, Wally
Recommended by: Debbie Reilly
Abstract: Full of empathy and pathos, this novel encompasses memorable characters, their very vivid experiences and endeavours overcoming abuse, loss and anguish. There is a bit of everything: divorce, child abuse, homophobia, racism, art, psychology, lesbianism, religion, gay marriage and alcohol abuse.

 

We are water [electronic resource] : a novel
Author: Lamb, Wally
Recommended by: Debbie Reilly
Abstract: Full of empathy and pathos, this novel encompasses memorable characters, their very vivid experiences and endeavours overcoming abuse, loss and anguish. There is a bit of everything: divorce, child abuse, homophobia, racism, art, psychology, lesbianism, religion, gay marriage and alcohol abuse.

 

When mountains move : a novel
Author: Cantrell, Julie
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: In 1943, Millie Reynolds becomes the wife of veterinarian Bump Anderson and the two head from Mississippi to the Front Range of Colorado's Rocky Mountains to start up a ranch for Cauy Tucker. Millie carries the secret of the trauma that concluded "Into the Free", even as it shadows her newly married life.

 

When mountains move [electronic resource] : a novel
Author: Cantrell, Julie
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: In 1943, Millie Reynolds becomes the wife of veterinarian Bump Anderson and the two head from Mississippi to the Front Range of Colorado's Rocky Mountains to start up a ranch for Cauy Tucker. Millie carries the secret of the trauma that concluded "Into the Free", even as it shadows her newly married life.

 

Wild : DVD [videorecording]
Author: Witherspoon, Reese
Recommended by: Debbie Hurley
Abstract: A chronicle of one woman's 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent catastrophe.

 

Wildest dreams
Author: Carr, Robyn
Recommended by: Marie Carey
Abstract: Final Thunder Point book for now, I hope there's more to come. I will go back and read them all again at some point. They are that good. So far there are 9 in this series, hoping for # 10.

 

Wildest dreams [electronic resource]
Author: Carr,Robyn
Recommended by: Marie Carey
Abstract: Final Thunder Point book for now, I hope there's more to come. I will go back and read them all again at some point. They are that good. So far there are 9 in this series, hoping for # 10.

 

The wonderful habits of rabbits
Author: Florian, Douglas
Recommended by: Aaron
Abstract: Join a family of rabbits as they have all kinds of fun throughout the day. Why? Because, who doesn't love rabbits?

 

 

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Movies in the Park: December 10, 2016

It’s time again for another of Citrus County Parks & Recreations Movie in the Park Events. This months movie will be "The Secret Life of Pets" Rated... Read more

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  Seven events will offer visitors an opportunity to participate in guided evening walks  The Friends of the Crystal River Preserve State Parks, Inc., in partnership with... Read more

December 9: Adopt a Tree

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December 9: Adopt  a Tree

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