National Library Week - April 13 - 19

Blogs

Looking for a New Book to read? Place holds now on these New Titles!

The Taken by Vicki Pettersson

"Mystery, crime-scene drama, and more than enough romance to keep the herat pumping blend seamlessly into an enthralling read." - Kim Harrison

The Neruda Case by Roberto Ampuero

"A sweeping mystery set against the backdrop of the Chilean coup." - Isabel Allende

The Wrong Man by David Ellis

"David Ellis's pages throb with action and suspense." - James Patterson

Looking for a New Detective Novel to read about? Place holds now on these New Titles!

Curse of the Jade Lily by David Housewright

Rushmore McKenzie, a St. Paul detective, acts as go-between with the local art museum and the ransomer of a stolen gem.

Burning Midnight by Loren D. Estleman

P.I. Amos Walker helps his friend Inspector John Alderdyce with a teen gang member in Detroit's Mexicantown.

Online Registration for Programs

Starting June 1, the Library has a new web-based system for our calendar of events. The new calendar allows you to

  • register for programs online
  • get email reminders of programs you've signed up for, and
  • cancel your registration if you are unable to attend a program

You can see how many spaces are available for programs and get automatically signed-up on a waiting list if a program is full. From the home page, select Events/Programs to access the new calendar of events. If you don't care to register yourself online, Library staff can still register you or cancel your registration over the phone or in person. (It will be easier and more streamlined for staff to use too!)

Looking for a New Thriller to read? Place holds now on these New Titles!

The Reckoning by Jane Casey

"To the public, he's a hero: a brutal killer who targets sex offenders... but to Detective Constable Maeve Kerrigan, he's a murderer - no matter the sins of his victims - and catching him is her job."

Nightworld by F. Paul Wilson

Nightworld brings the Repairman Jack series to "an apocalyptic finale as Jack and Glaeken search the Secret History to gather a ragtag army for a last stand against the Otherness and a hideously transformed Rasalom."

Looking for something New to read? Place holds now on these New Titles!

Hard Country by Michael McGarrity

A novel of the Old West and one family's struggle to settle in the untamed territory of New Mexico.

As the Crow Flies by Craig Johnson

Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire investigates a death on the Cheyenne Reservation.

 

The Stonecutter by Camilla Lackberg

A Swedish bestseller by the same author of The Ice Princess.

The Lower River by Paul Theroux

Looking for something New to read? Place holds now on these New Titles!

The Solitary House by Lynn Shepherd

Historical suspense set in the world of Charles Dickens.

The Reverend's Wife by Kimberla Lawson Roby

Another installment in the Reverend Curtis Black series

A Fatal Fleece by Sally Goldenbaum

A Seaside Knitters Mystery

New DVDs in April

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Closeextremely loud and incredibly close cover
Drive drive cover
Crazy Stupid Lovecrazy stupid love cover
Girl with the Dragon Tattoogirl with the dragon tattoo cover
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Looking for something New to read? Place holds now on these Upcoming Titles!

Ada's Rules: a Sexy Skinny Novel by Alice Randall

With her twenty-five-year college reunion coming up, Ada Howard decides to to find time to take care of herself for a change.

Life Without Parole by Clare O'Donohue

The second mystery to feature the television producer Kate Conway, following Missing Persons.

Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton 

"In the aftermath of the devastating fire that almost destroys her family, Grace embarks on a mission to find the person responsible and protect her children from further harm."

The Magic Room by Jeffrey Zaslow

This is a very touching book about how 8 brides come to the Magic Room at Becker's Bridal, for their special wedding dresses.  It  focuses on the changing views of how they dress for the occasion, as  things have changed from the young sheltered brides of the early 20th century to the modern brides now.  Each story speaks of their hopes for the future and for what we wish our daughters to find in a marriage.  It is told from the Becker family multi-generational oowners of the shop and is very touching.  I really enjoyed it, although I often had to stop and dab at my eyes as the stories unfolded.  It's a shame that Jeffrey Zaslow was recently killed in an auto accident and won't live to share this moment with his young daughters.  As he reflected that he was looking forward to doing that, just before he died.

Bookmark Contest

Reminder:  There is still one week left in this contest!  Get at entry form at the Children's Desk now!

The Waterford Library is sponsoring a children's bookmark design contest to celebrate Children's Book Week, May 7-13, 2012.  Waterford students in grades 1-6 can participate in this contest.  Three winners will be choosen: one from grades 1 and 2, one from grades 3 and 4, and one from grades 5 and 6.  The three winning entries will be professionally printed and available to the public beginning May 7.

Each winning student will receive enough bookmarks for their family and classmates.  Entry forms are available beginning March 25 in the Children's Department.  The deadline for entries is April 25.  We are using the 2012 Summer Reading Program theme, "Dream Big--Read!" as this year's inspiration for a bookmark design.  All bookmark designs are expected to reflect the theme.  So, use your imaginations to think of a great design that puts this year's theme and books together.