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From the desk of Alison Gibson, Director
Just a random choice in postcards today. This 1907 shot was done for the Red Cross Pharmacy. Hard to believe it was 116 years ago.
A big thanks to everyone that supported the Russellville Book & Bargain Sale– The Russellville Friends of the Library told us it was the best sale ever, and appreciated everyone’s generosity, be it the donations, the volunteering to set up (and take down!) or the comradery of the community.
September seems to be a pretty good month for popular author book releases, so here are just a few out this month…. original Amish novel queen Beverly Lewis offers The Heirloom, Stephen King returns with private investigator Holly Gibney in Holly, J.D. Robb continues her long running ‘In Death” series with Payback in Death, fan favorite William Kent Krueger does a standalone murder mystery in The River We Remember, Clive Cussler’s NUMA files series is continued in Condor’s Fury, the Thursday Murder Club has to solve another mystery in Richard Osman’s The Last Devil to Die. Other popular authors with books out this month Ken Follett, Mary Kay Andrews, Suzanne Woods Fisher, J.A. Jance, James Patterson, Allen Eskens and sooo many more.
Non-fiction titles include a Walter Isaacson’s biography on Elon Musk, Anderson Cooper’s Astor: The Rise and Fall of an American Fortune, Sy Montgomery’s Of Time and Turtles: Mending the World, Shell by Shattered Shell and Bill O’Rielly’s latest delve into history with Killing the Witches: The Horror of Salem, Massachusetts.
If you don’t like to ‘look up’ new books, we have pages of book cover pictures of what we’ve ordered that we think will have the most popular interest at each of our libraries and you can just point to the title ask us to place them on hold. We also do this for pre-release DVDs.
For those of you that frequent the newspaper archives on our website (www.ripleylibrary.com) you will notice just a slight change in the look—searching still the same, but the company we use has changed a few things in the ‘background’ making it more user friendly, especially on Apple products as well as phones. We certainly don’t want to hold anyone back from enjoying this marvelous tool to our past.
The genealogy club will be ‘back in business’ on Thursday September 21st at 6:30 in the Ripley meeting room. Be it individual searches or a group effort, always fun and informative. All are welcome.