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@ The Library: 12-15-12

by Doug Phelps


Tuesday, Dec. 18th @ 10:30 – Coffee & Chat and Knit-Us-Together.

Thursday, Dec. 20th @10:30 – NO StoryTime due to the Christmas break.

Saturday, Dec. 22nd – CLOSED


Future Events:

The Library will be CLOSED Saturday, Dec. 22nd, Monday, Dec. 24th, & Tuesday, Dec. 25th. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas.


**FOOD FOR FINES runs through the end of the year. You can pay your fines with non-perishable food items which the library will donate to the ARK. [The need for peanut butter and jelly is filled. Thank you.]


New Fiction

Political Suicide by Michael Palmer. Dr. Gary McHugh has been arrested for the murder of a patient. McHugh was found unconscious in a drunken stupor, in his wrecked car, shortly after visiting the patient, Elias Colston, powerful chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. Only McHugh’s friend, Dr. Lou Welcome, believes his claim of innocence. With the help of attorney Sarah Cooper, Welcome uncovers clues to a plot which could threaten national security, as long as he and Cooper can be silenced before they learn too much.

Two Graves by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child. For 12 years, FBI Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast believed his wife Helen had died in an accident. Then he was informed she had been murdered. Now he’s told she’s alive & coming to him. But their reunion is brief for almost immediately, Helen is kidnapped. His efforts to find her finally focus on the forests of South America, where both Helen & her captor await his arrival.

A Wreath of Snow by Liz Curtis Higgs. It’s Christmas Eve 1894 and Margaret Campbell is trying to return home after a less-than-pleasant holiday encounter with family. But the Scottish weather does not cooperate and Margaret’s path unexpectedly includes a handsome Glasgow newspaperman, Gordon Shaw. Now they will struggle together to understand love & forgiveness in the magic of a Scottish Christmas.

Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks. Budo is the imaginary friend to 8-yr-old Max Delaney who has Asperger’s Syndrome. Whenever Max needs him, Budo is there to protect him. But he can’t protect against Mrs. Patterson who works with Max in the Learning Center. Believing that she, alone, can help Max, Mrs. Petterson kidnaps him. Budo springs into action, helped by other imaginary friends, to rescue Max even though doing so may lead to Budo’s demise if Max stops believing in him.

New Non-Fiction

Blood, Bones, and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton. This is the story of the owner of the famous Prune Restaurant in NYC and how she migrated from the rural kitchen of her childhood, through kitchens in France, Greece, & Turkey, and finally the kitchen of her Italian mother-in-law.

Listening for Madeleine: A Portrait of Madeleine L’Engle in Many Voices by Leonard S. Marcus. Based on interviews with those who knew L’Engle best, Marcus unfolds the many-sided nature of this author of children’s literature who also made significant contributions as mentor, spiritual guide, & friend.


Library Hours: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 10:00- 8:00

Wednesday/Friday 10:00- 4:30

Saturday, Dec. 22nd CLOSED 615-952-4752


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