Library Notes for June 1, 2011

I hope all my readers had a great Memorial Day weekend. Now it’s June. Don’t stop reading just because it’s great June weather. Take that book with you out to the porch swing or lawn chair. Boating- leave the book at home, please! “Pam’s Picks” will be great June reading.

New Fiction: “Now You See Her” by Joy Fielding, the story of a newly divorced woman attempting to heal her heartbreak, but finds herself on a desperate search for her daughter.

“Gideon’s Sword” by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, this book introduces Gideon Crew, trickster, prodigy and master thief. His mother, on her death bed asks Gideon to avenge his father’s death. This is book 1 in this series.

“Angel” by James Patterson, this is the seventh book in the Maxium Ride series. Angel and Max and the gang live on the edge as fugitives. Now they’re up against a mysterious and deadly force.

“Wedding Promise” by Thomas Kinkade and Katherine Spencer, this is the second book in the Angel Island series. The inn is officially open for business. The first major event- a June wedding.

“Fire the Sky” by Michael W. & Kathleen Gear, this is the second book in the new Contact: The Battle for America series. It follows deSoto’s brutal expedition north from Florida.

New Non-fiction: “I Beat the Odds” by Michael Oher, Michael tells the story of his struggle to break out of the ghetto into a world of opportunity. The movie “Blind Side” is based on his life.

“Simple Government” by Mike Huckabee, this book tells us the twelve things we really need from Washington and a trillion that we don’t need.

“Do the Right Thing” by Mike Huckabee, this book has the inside story of the movement that’s bringing common sense back to America.

New Cookbook: “Serve Yourself” by Joe Yonan, this is the adventures in cooking for one.

New Audio Books on CD: “Now You See Her” by Joy Fielding, and “Gideon’s Sword” by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.

New CDs: “Battle of the Sexes” by Ludacris, and “The Hits Collection, Vol. 1” by Jay-Z.

New DVDs: “Springtime for Max & Ruby,” and “For the Love of Grace.”

E-Books: We have e-books available now on our web page All you need to have is your library card number, no pin is required. We are very excited about this new service. So if you have a Nook, Sony E-reader, Kobo, or a Smart Phone with a Nook app., you will be able to download e-books! If you have any questions please call. 

Start signing your kids up June 1 for Summer Reading in July. Each summer we have a Summer Reading Program for kids ages 2-12 each Wednesday, in July.

Happy Reading!

Pam Metts


Library Notes for May 25, 2011

May, May, May, May… the Merry Month of May. If the weather has not made the month merry then maybe “Pam’s Picks” will.

New Fiction: “Mystery” by Jonathan Kellerman, this is an Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis mystery. They have a mutilated body of a beautiful young woman, no DNA. Her death is as mysterious as her life.

“Sing you Home” by Jodi Picoult, the story of identity, love, marriage, and parenthood. Zoe Baxer’s whole life has been surrounded by music. After a series of personal tragedies, she throws herself into her career as a music therapist. Slowly a friendship blossoms into love and Zoe makes plans for a new life, but to her shock some people, even those she loves and trusts most, don’t want that to happen.

“The Winter Ghosts” by Kate Mosse, a thrilling story of haunting and romance.  Two lives touched by war and transformed by courage.

“Union Quilters” by Jennifer Chiaverini, this is the 17th Elm Creek Quilt novel. The women of Elm Creek are propelled into the unknown as the men rally to Mr. Lincoln’s call to arms. The women support one another through loneliness and fear and devise a business to keep Water’s Ford functioning.

“Vicious Cycle” by Terri Blackstock, this is book two in the Intervention series.  Fifteen year old Lance is thrown into the criminal world when he finds a baby and is accused of kidnapping. Can he help himself and the teenage mother hiding behind her lies?

New Non-fiction: “Vertical Gardening” by Derek Fell, this book will let your garden grow to new heights. Grow your garden up, not out, for more vegetables and flowers in less space.

“Sister States, Enemy States” by Kent Dollar, the story of the Civil War in Kentucky and Tennessee.

And a last minute “Pick” for Non-fiction that reads like fiction. “Pioneer Woman” by Ree Durmmond, from black heels to tractor wheels. This is a love story, the story of a cowboy and wranglers, and chaps, and the girl who fell in love with them. Drummond has an award winning website where she shares her transition from city life to ranch life.

New Juvenile Fiction: “Crank,” “Fallout,” and “Glass” all by Ellen Hopkins. The heart-wrenching bestselling Crank trilogy shows that addiction is never just one person’s problem.

New Audio Books: “Full Dark, No Stars,” by Stephen King and “The Secret Soldier” by Alex Berenson.

New DVDs: “The Company,” and “Remember Me.”

E-Books: We will have e-books available the beginning of June. We are very excited about this new service. So if you have a Nook, Sony E-reader, Kobo, or a Smart Phone with a Nook app., you will be able to download e-books! More information coming next week.

Start signing your kids up June 1 for Summer Reading in July. Each summer we have a Summer Reading Program for kids ages 2-12 each Wednesday, in July.

Happy Reading!

Pam Metts


“Lessons in Loss and Living,” “Preemie Primer,” “Complete Idiot’s Guide to Guitar” and more arrivals

“You keepin going your way.

I’ll keep going my way.

River stay away from my door.” River Stay Away from my Door, words by Mort Dixon, music by Harry Woods, Kate Smith with Guy Lombard, artists: Fiona Apple, Charlie Rich, and Frank Sinatra. I hope the rivers stayed away from your door.

I am going to do something a little different in my column this week. I decided to feature Non-fiction books!!! We have so many great Non-fiction books to read and lots of them go un-noticed. Don’t sigh, I’ll include some great fiction also.


New Fiction:

“Night Road” by Kristin Hannah, the story of a mother who life has come down to a series of choices hold on, let go, forget, and forgive. Which road will you take?

“West of Here” by Jonathan Evison, this story chronicles the life of one small town, connecting lives and centuries.

New Non-fiction:

“Sew Charming” by Cath Derksema, this book has 40 simple sewing and hand printing projects for your family and your home.

“The Style Strategy” by Nina Garcia, this book has a less is more approach to staying chic and shopping smart.

“Feed Your Face” by Jessica Wu, M.D., this is an easy to follow 28 day diet plan that will help you banish blemishes, wipe out wrinkles, shed unwanted pounds and generally feel better in your clothes and in your skin.

“Lessons in Loss and Living” by Michele Reiss, Ph.D. this book has the hope and guidance for confronting serious illness and grief.

“When the Hurt Runs Deep” by Kay Arthur, this book has the healing and hope for life’s desperate moments.

“The Good Divorce” by Raoul Felder and Barbara Victor, this is a survival guide to teach you how to walk away financially sound and emotionally happy.

“Preemie Primer” by Jennifer Guer, M.D., this is a complete guide for parents of premature babies from birth through the toddler years and beyond.

“Menopause Reset!” by Mickey Harpaz, PhD., with Robert Wolff, this is a how to book for getting your body back during and after menopause. Reverse weight gain, speed fat loss, all in three simple steps.

“Complete Idiot’s Guide to Hearing Loss” edited by William M. Luxford, M.D., learn what you can do to improve your hearing.

“Complete Idiot’s Guide to Guitar” by David Hodge, learn the basics and start playing now. This book includes an audio CD that features over an hour of practice music.

New Audio Books: “Strategic Moves” by Stuart Woods, and “Decision Points” by George W. Bush.

New CDs: “Get Closer” by Keith Urban, and “Number One Hits” by Tim McGraw.

New DVDs: “Watchmen,” and “Letters to Juliet.”

A very special thank you to the James Thomas Chapter DAR for: “American Patriots Bible.” This is the word of God with the shaping of America too. Thank you DAR for this wonderful donation to our library.

Congratulations to our bookmobile librarian Lucy! She gave birth to Abigail on Mother’s Day, May 8. What a nice present. Ms. Abigail weighted 7lbs. and 5ozs. and was 20 inches long. Welcome to the world Abigail.

Pam Metts


“M” is for May, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, and …

… in the library’s case… “M” is for Mystery, Mystery, and Mystery.

That’s a clue, “Pam’s Picks” a few good mysteries.

In no special order, except alphabetical by author:

“Aunt Dimity and the Family Tree” by Nancy Atherton, this is a charming read just right when life gets too hectic.

“Death of a Chimney Sweep” by M.C.  this is a Hamish Macbeth mystery. In the south of Scotland, residents get their chimneys vacuum-cleaned. But in the isolated villages in the very north of Scotland, the villagers rely on the services of the itinerant sweep, Pete Ray, and his old-fashioned brushes. Pete is always able to find work in the Scottish highlands, until one day when Police Constable Hamish Macbeth notices blood dripping onto the floor of a villager’s fireplace, and a dead body stuffed inside the chimney. The entire town of Lochdubh is certain Pete is the culprit, but Hamish doesn’t believe that the affable chimney sweep is capable of committing murder. Then Pete’s body is found on the Scottish moors, and the mystery deepens. Once again, it’s up to Hamish to discover who’s responsible for the dirty deed.

“Fadeaway Girl” by Martha Grimes, this book has three murders, an attempted murder, and a kidnapping. This is the sequel to “Bell Ruin.” Twelve year old Emma is still hard on the trail of the truth behind the murders of Mary Evelyn Devereau, Rose Queen and Fern Queen, the attempted murder of Emma herself and most of all the kidnapping of the four month old Slade baby, twelve years earlier.

“A Bone to Pick” by Charlaine Harris, this is an Aurora Teagarden. Aurora is surprised to inherit a friend’s estate. And ever more surprised to find a scull hidden in a window seat. She inherited a murder mystery too.

“Fatal Error” by J. A. Jance, this is a pulsing tale of suspense where no one is safe from a fatal error.  Ali Reynolds agrees to help a friend whose fiancé is missing. Ali soon learns that he is a cyber sociopath who has left a trail of broken hearts in his virtual wake. When he turns up murdered Ali must clear her friend’s name.

My Non-fiction Pick, It’s not an “M” but a “D” for Derby Day. A unique book called “Derby Day” by Pamela Pease. What makes it unique, it a Pop-up book a celebration of the Kentucky Derby. Plus, two new “H” is for Horse books.

“What Every Horse Should Know” by Cherry Hill, this is an in-depth look at how horses think, learn, and respond to stimuli, and interpret human behavior.

“Kingfisher Illustrated Horse and Pony Encyclopedia” by Sandy Ransford.  This book has general information on horses and pony breeds. It also covers keeping, feeding, grooming, health care, and riding with beautiful illustrations.

New Audio Books on CD: “Fatal Error” by J.A. Jance, and “Devil’s Food Cake Murder” by Joanne Fluke.

New CDs: “Come Around Sundown” by Kings of Leon, “The Element of Freedom” by Alicia Keys, and “Loud” by Rihanna.

New DVDs: “Annie’s Point,” and “Back to You and Me.”

SPRING BOOK SALE: We are having a Spring Book Sale this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, May 5-7!! We will have great buys ($1 a bag). 9:30-4:00 Thursday & Friday and 9:00-12:00 on Saturday.

Happy Reading!

Pam Metts