June 12, 2014 - Summer

I think we can safely say that summer has arrived. The Dragon Art Fair has come and gone. School's out. And the reading contest has begun. Our summer reading club has many ways to cash in on the reading you would be doing anyway, but the fact that there is a contest spurs some people on to read more than they ever imagined possible. All the reading you've been doing this spring has prepared you to compete with other readers. Stop by the library and join the summer reading fun and check out some of these new books! Enjoy

  • cover art King rules : ten truths for you, your family, and our nation to prosper / by Alveda King. In King Rules, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. share eleven core values that have guided her family through generations of triumph and tragedy-and have played a pivotal role in fostering revolutionary change in society.
  • cover art The Second Amendment : a biography / by Michael Waldman. The president of Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law presents a history of the Second Amendment to illuminate its controversies, debates and misapprehensions, explaining its contexts and purposes while revealing how it came to represent gun-ownership rights in the 20th century.
  • cover art How not to be wrong : the power of mathematical thinking / by Jordan Ellenberg. The columnist for Slate's popular "Do the Math" celebrates the logical, illuminating nature of math in today's world, sharing in accessible language mathematical approaches that demystify complex and everyday problems.
  • cover art The smoke at dawn : a novel of the Civil War / by Jeff Shaara. A latest entry in the series that began with "A Blaze of Glory" and "A Chain of Thunder" is set in the summer of 1863 and recounts how a victorious Federal army loses Chattanooga before rallying against the forces of General Braxton Bragg.
  • cover art Full assault mode / by Dalton Fury. When a terrorist plot to bomb a nuclear plant in the United States threatens hundreds of thousands of lives, disgraced Delta Force operator Kolt Raynor goes deep undercover to infiltrate al Qaeda. By the best-selling author of "Kill Bin Laden".
  • cover art The kill switch : a Tucker Wayne novel / by James Rollins & Grant Blackwood. Recruited by Sigma Force to extract a Russian pharmaceutical magnate, who holds the biological key to a new weapons system, from Siberia, former Army Ranger Tucker Wayne and his military working dog Kane must solve an ancient mystery before the modern world suffers a fate worse than death.
  • cover art The Lincoln myth : a novel / by Steve Berry. A latest high-stakes thriller featuring favorite American President Cotton Malone finds him tackling the secrets of Mormonism, a U.S. Senator's stealthy secession plan and a history-shaping letter that was handed down through the Chief Executive line.
  • cover art Wild Storm / by Richard Castle. Hired to look into a recent spate of plane crashes that have killed powerful people in politics, business and religion, Derrick Storm goes up against an maniacal extremist who has created a laser with the power to shoot down planes from the ground.
  • cover art Child of mine / by Beverly & David Lewis. A desperate woman engineers a meeting with a man she believes is raising her kidnapped daughter before unexpectedly falling in love with him. Co-written by the best-selling author of "The Last Bride".
  • cover art The heiresses : a novel / by Sara Shepard. After their 34-year-old cousin Poppy jumps to her death, her cousins and remaining heiresses of the Saybrook family--Aster, Corrine, Natasha and Rowan--receive an ominous warning that forces them to uncover a dark truth about their family before they lose the only thing money can't buy--their lives.
  • cover art The hurricane sisters / by Dorthea Frank. When an emotional hurricane blows through their lives, testing them in ways they never thought possible, 23-year-old Ashley Anne Waters, her mother Liz and Maisie, the family matriarch, must turn to each for strength and support as the bonds they share are ultimately transformed.
  • cover art The skin collector : a Lincoln Rhyme novel / by Jeffrey Deaver. A serial killer scrawls cryptic messages on his victims using a poisoned tattoo gun as Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs try to figure out his next move in this sequel to the "New York Times" best-selling "The Bone Collector".