Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Holiday Spirit


The Paxton Carnegie Library will be closed December 24 and 26, and January 2. Are you looking for a unique gift for someone special? The Paxton Carnegie Library has lovely transparent glass mugs for only $3 each and lightweight black tote bags with the library logo for just $1. For a friend or relative who lives outside the city limits, the gift of a non-resident library card is always appreciated. Stop by the library for more information on purchasing a non-resident card.

There are many new books at the library, perfect for curling up with on cold winter nights. New non-fiction for December: “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson, “Nearing Home” by Billy Graham, “Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero” by Chris Mathews, “SEAL Target Geronimo” by Chuck Pfarrer, “What It Is Like to Go to War” by Karl Marlantes, “Drama: An Actor’s Education” by John Lilthgow, “Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War” by Leymah Gbowee and Carol Mithers, “Knitting With Peruvian Yarn” by Jane Ellison, “Then Again” by Diane Keaton, “Van Gogh: The Life” by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith, “Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope” by Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly, and Jeffrey Zaslow, “God, If You’re Not Up There” by Darrell Hammond, “Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony” by Jeff Ashton, “Dangerous Instincts: How Gut Feelings Betray Us” by Mary Ellen O’Toole and Alisa Bowman, “Catherine the Great” by Robert K. Massie, and “The Nerdist Way: How to Reach the Next Level” by Chris Hardwick.

New fiction includes: “Out of Oz: The Final Volume in the Wicked Years” by Gregory Maguire, “Inheritance” by Christopher Paolini, “Corn Maiden” by Joyce Carol Oates, “Prince of Ravenscar” by Catherine Coulter, “Kill Alex Cross” by James Patterson, “V is For Vengeance” by Sue Grafton, “Micro: a Novel” by Michael Crichton, “Explosive Eighteen: A Stephanie Plum Novel” by Janet Evanovich, “Devil’s Gate (The Numa Files”) by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown, “The Virgin Suicides: A Novel: by Jeffrey Eugenides, “Perfect” by Ellen Hopkins, and “11/22/63: A Novel by Stephen King.

On the shelves in the children’s department, we have “The LEGO Ideas Book" by Daniel Lipkowitz, “This Little Piggy’s Book of Manners” by Kathryn Madeline Allen, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever” by Jeff Kinney, "The Emperor of Nighon-Ja: Book 10 (Ranger’s Apprentice” by John Flanagan, and “Wonderstruck” by Brian Selznick. There are also many fine books on holiday entertaining and recipes at your local library. On DVD, you’ll find “Winnie the Pooh,” “The Smurfs,” “Cars” and “Cars 2,” “Our Idiot Brother,” “Water for Elephants,” “Friends with Benefits,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” “Captain America,” “Cowboys and Aliens,” and “The Help.”

In memory of James D. Fleming, the library Board of Trustees presents two DVD sets: “The Civil War: a Film by Ken Burns,” and “On the Road with Charles Kuralt,” along with the biography, “Remembering Charles Kuralt” by Ralph Grizzle.

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