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Did you know that the library offers both a Read & Return and Watch & Return section? This rack offers books and movies that can be taken out and returned at your leisure. Just let us know how many items you are taking. No due dates, no remembering to bring them back! Stop in and check it out!

Mark your calendar for the Friends of the Library Homemade Christmas Cookie & Candy Sale on Wednesday, December 3. Beginning at 3 p.m. a variety of Christmas cookies and candy will available for purchase by the pound; prepackaged plates will also be available. The Friends are also selling Usborne’s Cards for a Cause; thirty handmade all occasion cards with coordinating envelopes in a keepsake box are available for $30. Funds will help purchase library materials. The cards are available now at the library if you would like to take a look.

A new suspense novel is “Proof Positive” by Archer Mayor. Ben Kendall returned from the Vietnam War with scars no one else could see. He hid away from the world, filling his house with an ever-increasing amount of stuff. Decades later he was found dead, crushed beneath his own belongings. What at first glance looked to be a tragic accidental death of a hoarder may be something more – and much deadlier. Ben, it seems, brought back something from Vietnam other than personal demons: combat photos and negatives that someone wants desperately to keep from the public eye.

Other new fiction books are “The People” by Harlan Hague, “The River” by Beverly Lewis, “Tried and True” by Mary Connealy, “A Love Undone” by Cindy Woodsmall, “Burn” by James Patterson, “Etta Mae’s Worst Bad-Luck Day” by Ann B. Ross, “The Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar Bush” by Susan Wittig Albert and “Bones Never Lie” by Kathy Reichs. New titles in the YA section are “Kalona’s Fall” by P.C. Cast and “Everlasting” by Alyson Noel.

“Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World” by Kirsten Gillibrand is among new non-fiction along with “Reshaw: the Life and Times of John Baptiste Richard: Extraordinary Entrepreneur and Scoundrel of the Western Frontier” by Jefferson Glass and “Your Legacy: the Greatest Gift of All” by James C. Dobson.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “Danny Doodles: the Squirting Donuts” by David A. Adler and the series, “Silverlake Fairy School” by Elizabeth Lindsey. Some new easy titles are “Why I hate Gym” by Alison Lowenstein, “Leilani’s Luau” by Sheila Sweeny Higginson and “Bear Sees Colors” by Karma Wilson.

If you haven’t checked out the Historicals section of the library’s website lately, take a look. Go to tab on the top of the library webpages, Historicals. Currently just over 300 history entries have been entered, almost 7,700 obituaries are indexed in the Genealogy Section and 2,500 birth records are available. Check it all out today and let us know if you have information we can add to the database.

334-3274 is the Dial-A-Story number. Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Dial in and hear an exciting story today!

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