December 25, 2014 - Holiday Greetings
You may or may not be reading this on Christmas Day. No matter when you are reading it, let me extend the warmest holiday greetings of the season from the entire library staff. No matter how you celebrate the holidays that group around this time of year, we hope this time of year is merry and bright for you and your family. While the library closed (closes depending on when you read this) at 3 p.m. on December 24th and is closed all day on the 25th, we will be open for business as per usual on Friday, December 26th. Even on these days when the library is closed you can still visit our website through LinkCat place holds on books and ebooks and if you’re very lucky you could possibly download an ebook from Overdrive or pick up an electronic hold that may have become available while the library is closed. Below are some of the new titles that arrived recently. Enjoy them, and have a very, merry Christmas!
- Houses of Civil War America : the homes of Robert E. Lee, Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Clara Barton, and others who shaped the era / by Hugh Howard. A 150th-anniversary photographic tour of the homes of influential Civil War figures includes subjects ranging from modest abolitionist homes through antebellum southern plantations to share insights into famous lives at the height of the conflict.
- Aging backwards : reverse the aging process and look 10 years younger in 30 minutes a day / by Miranda Esmonde-White. A PBS fitness personality and former ballerina presents a program that shows readers how to keep fit and healthy through lifestyle changes and gentle exercises, offering them the tools, tips and workouts for looking and feeling younger
- Mayo Clinic going gluten-free / by Joseph Murray. Shares authoritative guidelines and recipes for transitioning to a gluten-free diet, counseling celiac patients and parents of children with celiac disease on how to choose strategic alternatives to favorite gluten-containing ingredients.
- Digging for Richard III : how archaeology found the king / by Mike Pitts. Combines photos, diagrams and first-hand accounts in the story of the archaeology behind the history-changing dig that found Richard III, offering engaging details through additional information provided by Leicester University.
- When books went to war : the stories that helped us win World War II / by Molly Manning. Chronicles the joint effort of the U.S. government, the publishing industry and the nation's librarians to boost troop morale during World War II by shipping 120 million books to the front lines for soldiers to read during what little downtime they had.
- The king's Deryni / by Katherine Kurtz. Ascending the throne upon coming of age, Brion endeavors to strengthen his kingdom, find a bride and magically partner with young Deryni Alaric, who endures prejudice while learning to use his powers.
- The Boston girl : a novel / by Anita Diamant. Recounting the story of her life to her granddaughter, octogenarian Addie describes how she was raised in early-20th-century America by suspicious Jewish immigrant parents in a teeming multicultural neighborhood.
- Bryant & May and the bleeding heart : a peculiar crimes unit mystery / by Christopher Fowler. Bryant and May are enmeshed in an unexpectedly complex case involving an organization of body snatchers, secret societies, symbolic phenomena and dangerous secrets.
- Knot guilty / by Betty Hechtman. Hoping to recruit more crochet aficionados at a craft show, Molly and her friends are shocked when the show's organizer, an elite crafter and magazine publisher, is found murdered and one of their number is wrongly accused
- Moriarty : a novel / by Anthony Horowitz. A Conan Doyle estate-sanctioned tale by the best-selling author of “The House of Silk” occurs days after the fateful encounter between Holmes and Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls.
- You know who killed me / by Loren Estleman. Tackling a murder case involving a suburbanite whose widow is flooding the community with reward offers, Amos Walker follows leads to a Ukrainian mobster who is in the Witness Protection Program. By the Shamus Award-winning author of “American Detective”.
- The big finish / by James Hall. Teaming up with the FBI to catch his son's killer by setting himself up as bait, Thorn travels to a small North Carolina town to infiltrate a gang only to discover that nothing he has been told is true. By the Edgar Award-winning author of “Going Dark”.