Michael Connelly-The late show (Renee Ballard; #1)

August 15th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Renee Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. A once up-and-coming detective, she’s been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor. But one night she catches two cases she doesn’t want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting.        c. 2017

Steven Rowley-Lily and the octopus

August 4th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

This is a story about that special someone: the one you trust, the one you can’t live without. For Ted Flask, that someone special is his aging companion, Lily, who happens to be a dog.   Lily and the Octopus reminds us how it feels to love fiercely, how difficult it can be to let go, and how the fight for those we love is the greatest fight of all.   c. 2016

Susan Wilson-Two good dogs

August 4th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

When Adam March and his pit bull Chance check into the hotel, it becomes the first of many visits. Here in these peaceful mountains he finds an unexpected relief from his recent bereavement. He and the beleaguered innkeeper form a tentative friendship. Adam knows the struggles of raising a difficult teenager and Skye understands loneliness. And then there is Mingo, a street kid with a pit bull dog of his own. When Cody discovers an overdosed Mingo, Adam takes the boy’s dog not just for safekeeping, but to foster and then rehome. But the dog isn’t the only one who needs saving. A makeshift family begins to form as four lost people learn to trust and rely on each other, with the help of two good dogs.  c. 2017

Heather Graham-The perfect obsession (New York Confidential; #2)

August 4th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Someone is murdering beautiful young women in the New York area and displaying them in mausoleums and underground tombs. The FBI is handling the case, with Special Agent Craig Frasier as lead. Kieran Finnegan, forensic psychologist and part owner of Finnegan’s, her family’s pub, is consulting on the case. Craig and Kieran are a couple who’ve worked together on more than one occasion. On this occasion, though, Craig fears for the safety of the woman he loves. Because the killer is too close.  c. 2017

Andy Andrews-The little things: why we really should sweat the small stuff

August 2nd, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

In his unique humorous style, Andy Andrews shows how people succeed by actually going against the modern adage “don’t sweat the small stuff”. By contrast, Andy proves that it is in concentrating on the smaller things that we add value and margin.

c. 2017

Phaedra Patrick-Rise & shine, Benedict Stone

August 2nd, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Moonstone for empathy. Azurite for memories. Lapis lazuli for truth… In the quiet village of Noon Sun, Benedict Stone has settled into a complacent and predictable routine. Business at his jewelry shop has dried up; his marriage is on the rocks. His life is in desperate need of a jump start… And then a surprise arrives at his door.  Gemma is Benedict’s audacious teenage niece – the daughter of his estranged brother, Charlie.   c. 2017

Ellen Herrick-The forbidden garden

August 2nd, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

At the nursery she runs with her sisters on the New England coast, Sorrel Sparrow has honed her rare gift for nurturing plants and flowers. Now that reputation, and a stroke of good timing, lands Sorrel an unexpected opportunity: reviving a long-dormant Shakespearean garden on an English country estate. Arriving at Kirkwood Hall, ancestral home of Sir Graham Kirkwood and his wife, Stella, Sorrel is shocked by the desolate state of the walled garden. Generations have tried – and failed – to bring it back to glory. Sorrel senses heartbreak and betrayal here, perhaps even enchantment.  c. 2017

 

ABC Mouse

August 1st, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

ABCmouse.com is a early Learning Academy’s preschool curriculum which focuses on important basics in the four main curriculum subjects of Reading, Math, World Around Us (beginning science and social studies), as well as Art & Colors, establishing a foundation of knowledge for young children that they can build upon with confidence and success.The program is free at the library for ages 2-7.

NEW TITLES added to Flipster

July 31st, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

The Four County Library System and its member libraries would like to welcome Flipster to our Research Center lineup. Flipster is your one-stop for Digital Magazines. It allows you to browse the latest or back issues of our most popular magazines and download them to either your computer or tablet. Flipster is easy to use, download the free app to your favorite device to read anywhere offline. Check out times are seven days for monthly magazines and two days for weekly ones. All you need is your library card.

Ruth Hogan-The keeper of lost things

July 25th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director


Anthony Peardew is the keeper of lost things. Forty years ago he carelessly lost a keepsake from his beloved fiancee, Therese. That very same day, she died unexpectedly. Brokenhearted, Anthony sought consolation in rescuing lost objects – the things others have dropped, misplaced, or accidently left behind – and writing stories about them. Now, in the twilight of his life, Anthony worries that he has not fully discharged his duty to reconcile all the lost things with their owners. As the end nears, he bequeaths his secret life’s mission to his unsuspecting assistant, Laura, leaving her his house and all its lost treasures, including an irritable ghost.   c. 2017