Sources of good books for youngsters and teens
By Carole Howard and the Library Staff
There’s no shortage of reading materials in the world, but who has time to browse amazon.com all day to find good books? You can always ask the staff at the library, of course, and they are happy to make recommendations to meet the needs of local youngsters and teens. But if you want some other reliable sources as well, here is a list compiled by Better Homes and Gardens magazine:
Tech training sessions
Informal sessions with Cody are set for this afternoon (Thursday, October 11) from3-5 p.m., Tuesday, October 16 from10 a.m. tonoon, and Thursday, October 18 from3 – 5 p.m. Tomorrow (Friday, October 12) is Intermediate Microsoft Word from10 a.m. –noon, helping you expand on basic Word knowledge. For space reasons, advance registration is required for this session.
“The Oiling of America,” the next movie in the free food politics film series, will be shown at2 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, October 12). Popcorn will be served.
Mysteries and thrillers
“Trust Your Eyes” by Linwood Barclay is a thriller in which two brothers suddenly find themselves into a frightening vortex of power and murder. “A Wanted Man” by Lee Child is the latest in the Jack Reacher suspense series. “More Than Sorrow” by Vicki Delany is a mystery set inOntario,Canada. “Forever Rumpole” by John Mortimer is a collection that brings together 14 of Rumpole’s most entertaining adventures.
Large print westerns
“Shower of Gold” by Zane Grey has been fully restored to the author’s manuscript. “Love of Danger” by Max Brand narrates the legend of Robert Fernald in three related short stories. “Midnight Rider” by Ralph Cotton involves plans for the robbery of gold bullion from the U.S. Treasury Department. “Riders of the Coyote Moon” by L. P. Holmes tells of a fight for land between a rancher and Apache Indians. “MarbleRange” by Robert J. Horton features a gambler with secrets to hide. “Johnny Montana” by Michael Zimmer is set inMontana’s gold country. “Wildfire” by Ralph Cotton is an adventure set inArizona. “TheViolentLand” by William W. and J.A. Johnstone is part of the Family Jensen series. “The Ordeal of Jason Ord” by Lewis B. Patten features a young man accused of murdering his rescuer.
Other large print
“The Violets of March” by Sarah Jio is a historical romance that begins with the find of a diary. “The Kingmaker’s Daughter” by Philippas Gregory is a historical novel set in 15th centuryEngland. “Stranger in the Moonlight” by Jude Deveraux and “Somebody to Love” by Kristin Higgins are both romance stories. “A Killer Read” by Erika Chase is part of the Ashton Corners Book Club Mystery series.
Books on CD and MP3
The following books are available on both CD and MP3: “Severe Clear” by Stewart Woods, the latest in the Stone Barrington series; “Rapture” by J.R. Ward, the latest in The Fallen Angeles series; and “Trust Your Eyes” by Linwood Barclay, a novel about a schizophrenic computer genius who thinks he saw a murder. “The Tombs,” from the Fargo Adventure series by Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry, is available as a CD.
Other new fiction
“The Other Half of Me” by Morgan McCarthy is a coming-of-age story set inWales; it comes with a reading group guide. “Black Dahlia & White Rose” by Joyce Carol Oates is a new collection of 11 short stories. “The People Forever Are Not Afraid” by Shani Boioanjiu is the story of two young women conscripted into the Israeli army.
Thanks to our donors
For books and materials this week, we thank Dianne Davis, Brenda Easley, Beverly Hawley, Karen Norris, Diana Smith and Patricia Waters.
“Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.” – Winston Churchill.
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