» Archive for July, 2017

Flipster

Monday, July 31st, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Browse the full collection of magazine titlesThe 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. Click button to link to Flipster and start enjoying your favorite magazine for free.

Ruth Hogan-The keeper of lost things

Tuesday, 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

Four County Library System Large Print Book Circuit

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

The Large Print Circuit is a collection of large print books offered by the Four County Library System.  These 53 titles rotate through the libraries and will change in October 2017.

 

  • Susan Wiggs-Starlight on Willow Lake
  • Randy Wayne White-Cuba Straits
  • Lee E. Wells-Tarnished star
  • Lisa Unger-Crazy love you
  • Nancy-The guest cottage
  • and more…..

Diane Ackerman-Zookeeper’s wife

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

After their zoo was bombed, Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski managed to save over three hundred people from the Nazis by hiding refugees in the empty animal cages. With animal names for these “guests,” and human names for the animals, it’s no wonder that the zoo’s code name became “The House Under a Crazy Star.”   c. 2007

Elizabeth Gilbert-Big magic: creative living beyond fear

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

 With profound empathy and radiant generosity, Elizabeth Gilbert offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Gilbert encourages us to uncover the “strange jewels” that are hidden within each of us.   c. 2015

Kelly Barnhill-The girl who drank the moon (2016 Newbery Medal Winner)

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the Forest, Xan, is in fact a good witch who shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon. Xan rescues the children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey. c. 2016

Jennifer Ryan-The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

As England enters World War II’s dark early days, spirited music professor Primrose Trent, recently arrived to the village of Chilbury, emboldens the women of the town to defy the Vicar’s stuffy edict to shutter the church’s choir in the absence of men and instead “carry on singing.” Resurrecting themselves as “The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir,” the women of this small village soon use their joint song to lift up themselves, and the community, as the war tears through their lives.     c. 2017

James Patterson-Black book

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director


Billy Harney was born to be a cop. The son of Chicago’s chief of detectives, whose twin sister is also on the force, Billy plays it by the book. Alongside Detective Kate Fenton, Billy’s tempestuous, adrenaline-junkie partner, there’s nothing he wouldn’t sacrifice for his job. Enter Amy Lentini, a hard-charging assistant state’s attorney hell-bent on making a name for herself-who suspects Billy isn’t the cop he claims to be. They’re about to be linked by more than their careers.  c. 2017

Laird Hunt-The evening road

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director


Meet Ottie Lee Henshaw, a startling, challenging beauty in small-town Indiana. Quick of mind, she navigates a stifling marriage, a lecherous boss, and on one day in the summer of 1930 an odyssey across the countryside to witness a dark and fearful celebration. Meet Calla Destry, a determined young woman desperate to escape the violence of her town and to find the lover who has promised her a new life.  These are two remarkable women on the move through an America riven by fear and hatred, and eager to flee the secrets they have left behind. c. 2017

Lesley Kagen-The Mutual Admiration Society

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director


FACT: Unbeknownst to eleven-year-old Theresa “Tessie” Finley, she’s in over her head.

PROOF: After hearing a scream and catching a glimpse of a mysterious man carrying a body beneath the flickering streetlights in the cemetery behind her house, Tessie adds solving a murder case to her already quite full to-do list. cc. 2017