Library Notes for June 15, 2011

The Hottest Books of the Summer that’s what “Pam’s Picks” are this week. I know it is not summer until June 21, but I also know it’s been HOT. So here goes…

New Fiction: “Chasing Fire” by Nora Roberts, in this novel you will jump into the world of elite firefighter, the men and women who thrive on danger and adrenaline, plus a little romance.

“Afraid of the Dark” by James Grippando, hero Jack Swyteck, is on his most dangerous case yet.

“Miss Julia Rocks the Cradle” by Ann B. Ross, sometimes promises are hard to keep, especially for Miss Julia. Miss Julia vows to mind her own business, but somebody is meddling in hers. With dead bodies, bad checks and babies being born Miss Julia has her hands full.

“Silver Boat” by Luanne Rice, this is a heartwarming story of three sisters who come home to Martha’s Vineyard one last time to say good-bye to the family beach house.

“The Fifth Witness” by Michael Connelly, this is the hottest of hot. The Lincoln Lawyer has fallen upon hard times, and paying clients are few and far between. He has expanded his business into foreclosure defense.

“Quicksilver” by Amanda Quick, this is book two of the Looking Glass Trilogy which is part of the Arcane Society novels. It’s too hard to explain but followers of Amanda Quick, Jayne Ann Krentz and Castle, Jayne will be overjoyed!

New Christian Fiction: “Lightkeeper’s Ball” by Colleen Coble, this is book three in the Mercy Falls series. Olivia’s hidden identity will be revealed at the masquerade ball.

New Biographies: “Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention” by Marable Manning, the story of a man who is constantly rewriting his own story, he became a criminal, a minister, a leader, and an icon, all before being felled by assassins’ bullets at age thirty-nine.

“Choosing to See” by Mary Beth Chapman, this is the story of a journey of struggle and hope of a Christian woman.

New Non-fiction: “Blood and Smoke” by Charles Leerhsen, this is the true story of mystery, mayhem, and the birth of the Indy 500.

New Kentucky Non-fiction: “How We Talked and Common Folks” by Verna Mae Slone, this is a tribute to the richness, creativity and wisdom inherent in the language of the mountain people who were for so long isolated from the rest of the world

New Audio Books: “Miss Julia Rocks the Cradle” by Ann B. Ross, and “Gone, But Not Forgotten” by Phillip Margolin.

New CDs: “Thank you, Happy Birthday” by Cage the Elephant, and “Lungs” by Florence & the Machine.

New DVDs: “Working Miracles,” “Easy A,” and “Franklin Goes to Camp.”   

Start signing your kids up for Summer Reading it starts in July. Each summer we have a Summer Reading Program for kids ages 2-12 each Wednesday, in July. This year we will also have a special event for Teens, “The Amazing Race” will be July 29th. This will be done by teams of two so find a friend and sign up! Great prizes and free lunch! Call Ms. Cheryl for more information.

Pam Metts