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The Friends of the Library will be hosting their annual Christmas Cookie & Candy Sale on Wednesday, December 7 from 3-6 p.m. Be sure to stop by to stock up on some of your favorites! Everything is sold by the pound. You can select what you would like or purchase pre-made plates.

Have you checked out the library’s extensive database of obituaries, birth records, cemetery records and historical records lately? Go to the yellow tab “Genealogy” or “Historicals” to browse the records. If you have information to add or perhaps have a birth or death date that might be missing be sure to let us know!

A new novel by Jodi Picoult is “Small Great Things.” As Ruth Jefferson, a labor and delivery nurse, begins a routine checkup on a new born, she is reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and do not want an African American touching their child. The next day the baby goes into cardiac arrest while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and as a result is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case. Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other’s trust and come to see what they have been taught about others – and themselves – might be wrong.

Other new fiction books are “Good Water” by John D. Nesbitt, “The Bookshop on the Corner” by Jenny Colgan, “Home” by Harlan Coben, “The Kept Woman” by Karin Slaughter, “Woman of God” by James Patterson, “A Sister’s Wish” by Shelley Shepard Gray, “Presumption of Guilt” by Archer Major, “Darkest Journey” by Heather Graham and “The Slick Iron Trail” by Bradford Scott.

New nonfiction books are “Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan” by Bill O’Reilly and “Presence: Volume 2: the Intimacy of All Experience” by Robert Spira.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “Ghost” by Jason Reynolds, “The Sea Pony” by Ellen Potter and “Star Rise” by Kathryn Lasky. Some of the newer easy titles include “The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes” by Mark Pett, “Hello, Dory!” by Andrew Posner Sanchez and “Hank’s Big Day: the Story of a Bug” by Evan Kuhlman.

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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