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Library Talk – October 26, 2017

Library Talk, October 26, 2017

Thanks to all that came to the “Ghost Stories Under the Stars” this past Saturday. Over 60 people came out to hear Dr. Ned Lodwick regale the audience with Brown County history that had a ghostly twist—a fun event.

It has been awhile since I’ve mentioned new books, and while I hope that everyone realizes we add new stuff weekly (sometimes daily!) I thought I’d bring you up-to-date on some of the more popular authors in case you wanted to stay caught up with the latest.

This month in fiction,  we have Dan Brown’s Origin (he wrote the immensely popular Da Vinci Code) legal thriller author John Grisham offers Rooster Bar, John Sandford’s Deep Freeze with Virgil Flowers), Michael Connelly has a new Bosch book titled Two Kinds of Truth, Stuart Woods continues to churn out new Stone Barrington books, latest is Quick & Dirty, and Stephen King’s latest opus is Sleeping Beauties.  Coming out in November I see Stephanie Evanovich’s Hard Core Twenty-Four, David Baldacci’s End Game, James Patterson’s The People v. Alex Cross and many more.    FYI, we generally have several sheets of titles with pictures of the dust jacket at the front desk of each of our libraries—a sampling of what we have pre-ordered so that you can put your name on the list—early bird gets the book!

In non-fiction new titles, there is a new and well-reviewed biography on Ulysses Grant by best-selling author Ron Chernow titled Grant.  Walter Isaacson always writes a very readable biography, and this time his subject is Leonardo Da VinciDare Not Linger: The Presidential Years covers Nelson Mandela’s last years—he was working on this memoir to follow-up on his Long Walk to Freedom before he passed away. The very popular Ree Drummand has crafted another ‘Pioneer Woman’ cookbook titled Come and Get It! If you are familiar with her other cookbooks, it isn’t all about recipes, although there are plenty, but she is chatty about her way of life, her farm and her family—the book is fun to read or just flip through even if you don’t  use a single recipe.

As always, this is just a smattering of what we have added or have on order, but I like to give a quick view of the variety of books we purchase. Lots of fun books added in the children’s and young adult sections as well. Stop in, tell us what you like to see on the shelf, all suggestions are taken seriously and appreciated.

FYI, the Flood insurance program is this Thursday, October 26th at 7:00 p.m., with Ripley flood insurance coordinator Sandy Ashba talking about the FEMA program, rising costs of flood insurance and more.  The Friends of the Library will be handing out treats on Halloween evening during regular ‘trick or treat’ hours.

Matthew