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LIBRARY TALK – DECEMBER 2, 2021

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Library Talk December 2, 2021

We plan to put up the Christmas tree on Monday the 6th providing the weather cooperates.   Doing the tree ‘takes a village’ and we are very grateful to Tim Wilson this year, as he is not only donating a beautiful tree for Ripley, but also a lovely little tree for the Russellville library. Red Malone continues to be the ‘tree whisperer’ in looking around for the perfect tree, as well as delivering to the library and helping set it up on the flag pole. I understand that we will also have assistance from the Village of Ripley—helping anchor the tree as well as setting the star and the upper lights. This task is so much easier and better when done with help from the village crew (and access to the bucket truck!).  Thanks to everyone that helps allow this tradition to continue. The lighting will take place on Friday, December 10th at 5:30 p.m..

Our holiday books have been ‘leaving the library’, even before we’ve placed them out for display.  We’ve started the holiday decorating inside, so the holiday books and movies will be part of the festivities as well.  Browsing the fiction shelves, there are plenty with ‘Christmas’ stickers on the spine if you are in the mood, and there are an amazing number of Christmas-themed romance paperbacks—good grief, we think you could read one a week for a year and only make a dent in the collection. Sometimes you just don’t know how much of a ‘theme’ in the collection there is until you start looking.

Of course, if you’d rather escape into something more thrilling and suspenseful, fan favorites such as James Patterson, Jeffery Deaver and Patricia Cornwell continue to spin tales—the latest of Patterson’s Alex Cross series is Fear No Evil.  Patterson has returned to his young adult series Maximum Ride with City of the Dead.  Deaver keeps his readers in suspense with the latest Lincoln Rhyme thriller titled Midnight Lock and Cornwell returns to her Kay Scarpetta series with Autopsy.

Matthew