Friday, October 31, 2014

New York Times Bestsellers Top 5 (Week of Nov. 2)

Many patrons browse the new materials section of the library to discover the latest popular reads.  Part of finding them is browsing the New York Times Bestsellers lists we make available to locate that popular title, or get yourselves on the reserve lists.  Check out this blog entry to discover the latest to lead the pack on the Hardcover Fiction & Non-Fiction lists for the upcoming week.

Hardcover Fiction Top 5

#1: Gray Mountain
Author: John Grisham
Position Last Week: n/a
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: F GRISHAM
Summary: A downsized Wall Street lawyer joins a legal clinic in a small Virginia town, and becomes involved both in real people's lives and in litigation against the coal mining industry.

#2: Leaving Time
Author: Jodi Picoult
Position Last Week: 1
Weeks On List: 2
Call Number: F PICOULT
Summary: After searching for her mother, who has disappeared, for more than 10 years, a woman employs a psychic and a detective.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Weekly Events @ Your Library (Nov. 3-8)

Keep up with the great programs and events your Abilene Public Library has to offer by catching this weekly blog each Thursday.  For a complete listing of events, visit our main website to take a look at our interactive calendar, and remember, all programming offered is FREE of charge.

Nov. 3 @ 6:30PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
325-676-6067 for Info.
Youth, ages 8-15, are invited out for a fun Japanese flying carp crafting session where we'll provide you with the materials to be able to make your own colorful school of fish at the library. 

Nov. 4 @ 4PM
South Branch
1401 S. Danville Dr.
325-698-7565 for Info.
Kids are invited out to a fun after school activity where we'll be celebrating thankfulness, feasts, and turkeys.  Come out ready to make some cute Thanksgiving decorations with us in a fun and hands-on crafting activity. 

Gardening is for Kids!
Nov. 4 @ 6:30PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
325-676-6025 for Info.
Master Gardener Juanita Campos will present a mini-workshop on the joys of gardening with children in a free event that will certainly lead to great family activities in the future. 

Nov. 5 @ 4PM
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
325-437-7323 for Info.
Join us for the next after school crafting session at the library where we're continuing to celebrate the Fall season by showing kids how to make some paper scarecrows.  We'll supply the materials. 

Nov. 6 @ 4:30PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
325-676-6067 for Info.
Youth ages 10-17, are invited to develop their creative writing skills in this fun club at the library where we'll strengthen your ability to write poetry, short stories, plays, or even continuous works like a novel.  No need to signup, just come out to this weekly meeting after school and join in on the fun. 

Nov. 6 @ 6PM
South Branch
1401 S. Danville Dr.
325-698-7565 for Info.
Turkey is the most famous bird of all in the month of November, and we're celebrating  with stories, games, treats, and turkey crafts.  Kids of all ages are invited to join us for this free evening activity at the library.

Don't miss out on these fun activities being hosted at your Abilene Public Library and get in on what your local library has to offer.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Book-To-Film Adaptations: November 2014

Literature often inspires film adaptations and each month I like to highlight those hitting theaters soon.  Check out this blog entry to see what they are, and be on the lookout for seeing them in theaters, as well as checking out the books they're based on at your Abilene Public Library, if we own them.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence
Release Date: Nov. 20
Based On: "Mockingjay"
Author: Suzanne Collins
Summary: Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever.  Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.

And there you have it, your look at November's book-to-film adaptations to be on the lookout for in theaters.

Texas Bluebonnets Award Books Named for 2015-16

Librarians, teachers, students, and parents are certainly going to want to get ready for next school year's Bluebonnet Award books.  We've just received the master list of the 20 selections to make next year's cut and you're more than welcome to start looking for them at your library.  Plus, since they've been announced, we've already placed orders for additional copies to make sure there's enough to go around.  Check out the new Bluebonnets below.

Night Gardener: A Scary Story
Author: Jonathan Auxier
Summary: Irish orphans Molly, fourteen, and Kip, ten, travel to England to work as servants in a crumbling manor house where nothing is quite what it seems to be, and soon the siblings are confronted by a mysterious stranger and secrets of the cursed house.

Great American Dust Bowl
Author: Don Brown
Summary: The causes and results of the Dust Bowl and how the lessons learned are still used today.  Presented in comic book format.

Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus
Author: Jen Bryant
Summary: Readers will learn about the life of young Peter Mark Roget who had a love for words and turned it to organizing ideas and finding exactly the right word to express just what he thought.  To do so, he created lists, and as they grew larger, they eventually become one of the most important reference books of all time...the thesaurus.

Misadventures of Salem Hyde: Spelling Trouble
Author: Frank Cammuso
Summary: Salem Hyde isn't like other kids.  She's stubborn, independent, and impulsive, and she's a witch.  Salem acts first and thinks later - which means most of her thinking involves coming up with excuses.  Salem has an over-anxious cat named Lord Percival J. Whamsford III, and she doesn't like listening to his long-winded explanations as to why she shouldn't do something.  Salem knows she can beat all of her classmates at spells...too late, she realizes the competition is about spelling words, not magic for the class spelling be.  And there's nothing like a misspelled spell to cause all kinds of havoc. 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

New Picks to Find @ Your Library

We receive shipments of new items all the time at your Abilene Public Library, all of which become available for you to checkout from any of our three (3) branch locations.  Although you can keep up with all the latest releases we offer, by signing up to Wowbrary, here's a couple of staff favorites that came in this week.

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride
Author: Cary Elwes
Call Number: 791.43 ELW
About This Book: Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the film adaptation of The Princess Bride has been a cult classic of many (based on the book of the same name by William Goldman).  The move had everything...action, romance, comedy, rodents of unusual size, an amazing cast including Cary Elwes as Westley, Robin Wright as Buttercup, Mandy Patinkin as Inigo Montoya, and more.  Go deeper into this amazing movie by joining Elwes on a journey that allows readers to "storm the castle once more."  Get your look into the making of the movie, the adaptation of the book to a screenplay, the choreography behind the sword fights, great behind-the-scenes stories from the cast and crew, and so much more.  You'll also get to see great photos from the sets, a look at the main cast today, and more.  If you've been a fan of this film, you won't want to pass on your chance to join Westley, Buttercup, and the rest of the gang for one more journey through the treasured movie we all love! 

Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead: Descent
Author: Jay Bonansinga
Call Number: F BONANSINGA
About This Book: It's no secret that The Walking Dead is all the rage with the world.  Starting off as a graphic novel series, it gained even more of a following when adapted to a hit show on AMC now into its fifth season, and with a season premiere that had all fans on the edge of our seats.  As we creep closer to Halloween, this is certainly a book you'll want to get your hands on, in a series of non-graphic novel entries set in the Walking Dead universe, and authored by Robert Kirkman & Jay Bonansinga.  This title marks the fourth entry into the series, still following the world of Woodbury...the once "utopic" community ruled by the Governor.  Although the series won't focus on the characters you've grown to love on the hit show, it's still full of the great zombie-apocalyptic and character driven plots you've grown to love throughout the series.  With great reviews, keep your love of this series strong and get your hands on these books.  Others in the series includes The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor (2011), The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury (2012), and The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor (2013, 2014). 

Get in on the great reads your Abilene Public Library has to offer.  Although we only covered a couple of titles currently buzzing, we've certainly got plenty more to satiate your reading appetites.  Stop by for a visit and find your next favorite read!!! 

Monday, October 27, 2014

"Library Has Plenty of Vampire Stories to Sink Your Teeth Into" ~ @ the Library Article

Just like the creature itself, the vampire genre keeps resurrecting itself.

It seems every year there's a whole hoard of new books, films, or television shows with vampire protagonists (and antagonists).  The latest, and seemingly most popular incarnations, have good looks, wealth, powers and sometimes, all three.

However, not everyone wants their vampires sparkly.  Some long for the days when vampires were depicted as creepy, violent and ominous monsters that see humans more as potential meals than mates.  Your Abilene Public Library has plenty of both kinds of vamps on hand.

A great place to start is The Penguin Book of Vampire Stories, edited by Alan Ryan, containing two centuries worth of short vampire fiction written by authors ranging from Lord Byron to Tanith Lee.  This weighty tome has a diverse enough range of tales for any vampire aficionado to sink their teeth into.

Friday, October 24, 2014

New York Times Bestsellers Top 5 (Week of Oct. 26)

Many patrons browse the new materials section of the library to discover the latest popular reads.  Part of finding them is browsing the New York Times Bestsellers lists we make available to locate that popular title, or get yourselves on the reserve lists.  Check out this blog entry to discover the latest to lead the pack on the Hardcover Fiction & Non-Fiction lists for the upcoming week.

Hardcover Fiction Top 5

#1: Leaving Time
Author: Jodi Picoult
Position Last Week: n/a
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: F PICOULT
Summary: After searching for her mother, who has disappeared, for more than 10 years, a woman employs a psychic and a detective.

#2: Deadline
Author: John Sandford
Position Last Week: 1
Weeks On List: 2
Call Number: F SANDFORD
Summary: Dognappers and a murdered reporter draw the attention of the Minnesota investigator Virgil Flowers.

#3: Edge of Eternity
Author: Ken Follett
Position Last Week: 3
Weeks On List: 5
Call Number: F FOLLETT
Summary: Five interrelated families grapple with the events of the 1960s through the 1980s; Book 3 of the Century Trilogy.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Weekly Events @ Your Library (Oct. 27 to Nov. 1)

Keep up with the great programs and events your Abilene Public Library has to offer by catching this weekly blog each Thursday.  For a complete listing of events, visit our main website to take a look at our interactive calendar, and remember, all programming is offered FREE of charge.

Oct. 27 @ 6:30PM
South Branch
1401 S. Danville Dr.
325-698-7565 for Info.
It's that time of year...time for masks.  Whether you want a fanciful mask or something a little darker, we're inviting teens to come our and make an awesome mask that is uniquely you.  We'll supply the masks, and all the accessories, you just bring your creativity. 

Oct. 28 @ 4PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
325-676-6067 for Info.
It's the final Tuesday of the month and that means it's time for our Teens Only Book Club.  If you're a teen who loves to read, don't miss out on this after school book club where it's all about dishing on what's hot in teen literature. 

Oct. 28 @ 6:30PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
325-676-6025 for Info.
Adam Andrews, of Willow Creek Gardens, will be at the library to help you with tips for allowing your green spaces to thrive, as we prepare our lawns and gardens for the upcoming winter weather.  Don't let all your hard work go to waste for the next growing season...learn how to preserve them at this event. 

Oct. 28 @ 6:30PM
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
325-437-7323 for Info.
It's a new Family Fun session for the month where we're continuing to celebrate the Fall season with pumpkins!!!  Kids of all ages, and parents too, are encouraged to join us for pumpkin stories, crafts, songs, and more! 

Oct. 30 @ 4:30PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
325-676-6067 for Info.
If you're between the ages of 10-17, and you love to write, you'll definitely want to be a part of our weekly writing club at the library.  Hone your creative writing skills at your library, by joining in on this great group of youth who practice all forms of writing through a host of fun activities.  No signup required, just come check it out.

Don't miss out on these fun activities being hosted at your Abilene Public Library and get in on what your local library has to offer you!

Monday, October 20, 2014

"Library Can Help You Start a Stamp Collection Lickety-Split" ~ @ the Library Article

Stamp collecting, one of the world's most popular hobbies, will be the subject of a free workshop at the Mockingbird Branch of the Abilene Public Library at 6:30PM Thursday.

Local stamp collectors, or philatelists, Phil McCauley and Lou David Allen will share their knowledge.

"What's great about stamp collecting is that it's perfectly suitable for all ages and all budgets.  No special skills are needed to get started," McCauley says.

"It's one of the most enjoyable things I've ever done," he says.  "I can start working on my collection at 8AM in the morning and the next thing I know it's 8PM in the evening."

McCauley says he often spends up to 60 hours a week working on his stamps.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

New York Times Bestsellers Top 5 (Week of Oct. 19)

Many patrons browse the new materials section of the library to discover the latest popular reads.  Part of finding them is browsing the New York Times Bestsellers lists we make available to locate that popular title, or get yourselves on the reserve lists.  Check out this blog entry to discover the latest to lead the pack on the Hardcover Fiction & Non-Fiction lists for the upcoming week.

Hardcover Fiction Top 5

#1: Deadline
Author: John Sandford
Position Last Week: n/a
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: F SANDFORD
Summary: Dognappers and a murdered reporter draw the attention of the Minnesota investigator Virgil Flowers. 

#2: Burn
Author: James Patterson
Position Last Week: 1
Weeks On List: 2
Call Number: M PATTERSON
Summary: Detective Michael Bennett, back in New York City, investigates a peculiar crime in Harlem. 

#3: Edge of Eternity
Author: Ken Follet
Position Last Week: 2
Weeks On List: 4
Call Number: F FOLLETT
Summary: Five interrelated families from five countries grapple with the events of the 1960s through the 1980s; Book 3 of the Century Trilogy. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

November's Cover-to-Cover Book Club Selection

If you're looking for a great book club discussion group, try our Cover-to-Cover Book Club at your Abilene Public LibraryMeeting on the third Thursdays of the month, this group reads everything including bestsellers, fiction, biographies, non-fiction, classics, and more.

For November, the featured selection is The World's Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne and we invite you to look out for a copy at your library and attend the book club discussion group on Thursday, November 20, @ 7:00PM.  For more information, be sure to contact Ann Mount, 325-676-6025.

The World's Strongest Librarian
Author: Josh Hanagarne
Call Number: 92 HANAGARNE
Summary: At an imposing 6'7" and literally incapable of sitting still, Josh Hanagarne is certainly not your average librarian.  He is an aspiring strongman, a bookish nerd, a devoted family man, and a tearer of phone books.  A tall, thin paradox in thick glasses.  Born to Mormon parents in rural Utah, Josh was a funny, book-obsessed kid.  Large for his age, he was onstage in his elementary school play when he suddenly started twitching uncontrollably.  As his Tourette Syndrome symptoms became too drastic to ignore, Josh found his escape in books.  Delight in learning more about his amazing life as it traces Josh's unlikely hero as he attempts to overcome his disability, navigate his wavering faith, find love, and create a life worth living.

Be sure to check out this title from your Abilene Public Library, or borrow one from a friend if you'd like, and come ready to discuss this title with other avid readers in the community.  Again, the Cover-to-Cover Book Club will meet on Thursday, November 20 @ 7:00PM, so be sure to get in on the reading fun.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Weekly Events @ Your Library (Oct. 20-25)

Keep up with the great programs and events your Abilene Public Library has to offer by catching this weekly blog each Thursday.  For a complete listing of events, visit our main website to take a look at our interactive calendar, and remember, all programming is offered FREE of charge.

Oct. 20 @ 4PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
325-676-6067 for Info.
You don't have to be afraid of the dark at this kid-friendly events.  We'll be celebrating everything "scary" at this program with stories, games, crafts, and more for kids of all ages.  All materials will be provided, so don't miss out on the family friendly fun. 

Oct. 20 @ 6:30PM
South Branch
1401 S. Danville Dr.
325-698-7565 for Info.
It's been a couple years, but now we're bringing it back.  If you're between the ages of 8-15, you won't want to miss our creepy workshop where we'll be showing you how to make some realistic cuts, scars, scrapes, and gashes.  We'll supply all the materials, and don't miss out on this popular event at your library. 

Oct. 21 @ 10:45AM
South Branch
1401 S. Danville Dr.
325-698-7565 for Info.
Socks, shoes, hats, coats, pajamas...there are so many choices to make and things to wear at our interactive morning storytime event featuring stories, crafts, songs, and super fun.  Come in your own fun choices of clothing and join us for a great time for kids! 

Main Library
202 Cedar St.
325-676-6025 for Info.
Becky Green, Administrative Manager at the Texas Tech Small Business Development Center, will be on hand to speak to anyone who's thinking about starting their own business.  She'll provide an overview of the reasons to start a business, what's required to own a business, and so much more when you're getting started.  Get your hands on some great information for FREE at this workshop. 

Oct. 23 @ 4:30PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
325-676-6067 for Info.
If you're between the ages of 10-17, and you love to write, you'll definitely want to be a part of our weekly writing club at the library.  Hone your creative writing skills at your library, by joining in on this great group of youth who practice all forms of writing through a host of fun activities.  No signup required, just come check it out. 

Oct. 23 @ 6:30PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
325-676-6025 for Info.
Kara Hunter, with the Abilene Fire Department, will be at the library to show you some simple ways to prevent fires, prepare your family in case of a fire emergency, and practice how to stay safe.  This is a great program for October as it's Fire Prevention Month! 

Oct. 23 @ 6:30PM
Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
325-437-7323 for Info.
Join Phil McCauley, of a local philatelic society, as he tells you all about the art of stamp collecting, and getting started to improve your collecting skills.  Regardless of what the weather is like outdoors, stamp collecting is something you can do year-round, and fun for all ages.

Don't miss out on these fun activities being hosted at your Abilene Public Library and get in on what your local library has to offer.

Monday, October 13, 2014

"Abilene Public Library Staff Can Make Presentations for Young, Old" ~ @ the Library Article

Many Abilene organizations are on the lookout for program material for monthly or quarterly meetings.  Your Abilene Public Library can help with that.

We offer a vast array of services with which we are happy to help you become better acquainted.  Library staff members often speak to various groups in the community, and best yet, booking us for a presentation is free.

From nonprofits to schools, businesses to social clubs, we've made presentations throughout the community on what the Abilene Public Library has to offer.

Topics have included the many services available to youths at our three library locations.  Many might not be aware of our wide range of programs, including Tween Time events, make & take sessions, writing clubs, storytimes and more.

Another popular topic is our technology resources, including our popular OverDrive and Hoopla services.  Did you know that your library card affords you access to a great collection of digital eBooks and audiobooks available for checkout on smartphones, eReaders, tablets and even your PC?

Plus, with the new Hoopla service, you have access to a large selection of streaming media, including movies, TV shows, audiobooks and music albums that always are available to borrow.  Think of it as a Netflix-style borrowing collection for libraries.

We can teach you all about the technology we offer, as well as give you an introduction on how to use them, through our informative presentations.

Adult services are another popular topic.  The library offers a comprehensive list of online databases, collections and resources.

The possibilities are endless as to the types of presentations we can tailor specifically for your group.  If we don't already have something prepared that meets your needs, we can create an engaging program - with advance notice.

Library staff members have presented to groups including schools in Abilene and Buffalo Gap, the Rotary Clubs, the International Rescue Committee, the Big Country Iris and Daylily Society and others.

We have more presentations lined up for the fall and winter months.  If you'd like to take advantage of this outreach service, your Abilene Public Library would be more than happy to oblige.

Public library services are meant for everyone in the community to enjoy, so allow our staff to introduce you to the wide range of opportunities we can provide.

For more information, or to book a presentation, feel free to contact me at 325-698-7565.

I invite you to take advantage of this little-known service at your Abilene Public Library and see exactly what we can do for you.

Article Contributed by Me (Tremain Jackson) Branch Manager of the South Branch location of the Abilene Public Library

Saturday, October 11, 2014

New York Times Besstsellers Top 5 (Week of Oct. 12)

Many patrons browse the new materials section of the library to discover the latest popular reads.  Part of finding them is browsing the New York Times Bestsellers lists we make available to locate that popular title, or get yourselves on the reserve lists.  Check out this blog entry to discover the latest to lead the pack on the Hardcover Fiction & Non-Fiction lists for the upcoming week.

Hardcover Fiction Top 5

#1: Burn
Author: James Patterson
Position Last Week: n/a
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: M PATTERSON
Summary: Detective Michael Bennett, back in New York City, investigates a peculiar crime in Harlem. 

#2: Edge of Eternity
Author: Ken Follett
Position Last Week: 1
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: F FOLLETT
Summary: Five interrelated families from five countries grapple with the events of the 1960s through the 1980s; Book 3 of the Century Trilogy. 

#3: Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good
Author: Jan Karon
Position Last Week: 3
Weeks On List: 5
Call Number: F KARON
Summary: The Mitford character Father Tim finds friends and family wrestling with difficulties. 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Weekly Events @ Your Library (Oct. 13-18)

Keep up with the great programs and events your Abilene Public Library has to offer by catching this weekly blog each Thursday.  For a complete listing of events, visit our main website to take a look at our interactive calendar, and remember, all programming is offered FREE of charge.

Teen Read Week
Oct. 12-18
All Locations
325-698-7565 for Info.
Celebrate Teen Read Week 2014!  As an initiative established by the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, this is the time to encourage teens to check out all the great services their local libraries have to offer.  This year's theme is Turn Dreams Into Reality @ Your Library!

Big Library Read
Oct. 13-28
All Locations
325-698-7565 for Info.
We're participating in the 5th Big Library Read hosted by OverDrive.  This is the worldwide digital book club where everyone is invited to read the online copy of Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes.  Unlimited copies of this title will be available for checkout on OverDrive, to have everyone in the world reading the same novel.  Visit our collection, check out the eBook, and read what everyone will be downloading. 

Oct. 13 @ 4:30PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
325-676-6067 for Info.
If you're 8-years-old and up, and you love science, you won't want to miss our monthly meeting of the Science Club.  Come and explore a variety of science concepts through exciting experiments and demonstrations. 

Oct. 13 @ 6:30PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
325-676-6067 for Info.
If you're a reader, who also likes cute monsters, stop by the Main Library to make some quick monster corner bookmarks with googly eyes and big fangs to bite down and hold your place in a good book.  Designed for kids of all ages. 

Oct. 14 @ 4PM
South Branch
1401 S. Danville Dr.
325-698-7565 for Info.
For the final crafting session for kids, come out after school and celebrate pumpkin patches for the Fall by making some must-have pumpkin decorations with us.  Everyone in the family can enjoy these, and we'll supply all the materials needed. 

Oct. 14 @ 6:30PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
325-676-6025 for Info.
Cliff Gardner (Gardner & Associates in Abilene) will be our featured speaker to help guests understand how to ensure you'll receive what you're entitled to.  Gardner's firm assists individuals in financial and retirement benefit planning, and he'll have some valuable information to share with your, for free. 

Oct. 16 @ 4:30PM
Main Library 
202 Cedar St.
325-676-6067 for Info.
If you're between the ages of 10-17, and you love to write, you'll definitely want to be a part of our weekly writing club at the library.  Hone your creative writing skills a\t your library, by joining in on this great group of youth who practice all forms of writing through a host of fun activities.  No signup required, just come check it out. 

Oct. 16 @ 7PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
325-676-6025 for Info.
Need a book club?  Join ours!  We meet on the third Thursdays of each month and October's featured selection is Herman Koch's The Dinner.  If you've read it, come ready to discuss it with other avid readers in the community.

Don't miss out on these fun activities being hosted at your Abilene Public Library and get in on what your local library has to offer you.

Monday, October 6, 2014

"Download 'Anatomy of a Misfit' for Big Library Read Event" ~ @ the Library Article

The Big Library Read is back.

Brought to you by OverDrive, this worldwide reading initiative offers participating library and school partners simultaneous access to unlimited copies of a single e-Book title.

As part of the event, the Abilene Public Library is inviting all library cardholders to download the featured title anytime between Oct. 13-28, which coincides with the start of Teen Read Week 2014, celebrated here starting Oct. 13.

This year's selected title for the Big library Read is Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes, a young adult title published by HarperCollins.

Touted as being a cross between "Mean Girls" and "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," the book tells the story of Anika Dragomir, the third most popular girl at Pound High School.

Friday, October 3, 2014

New York Times Bestsellers Top 5 (Week of Oct. 5)

Many patrons browse the new materials section of the library to discover the latest popular reads.  Part of finding them is browsing the New York Times Bestsellers lists we make available to locate that popular title, or get yourselves on the reserve lists.  Check out this blog entry to discover the latest to lead the pack on the Hardcover Fiction & Non-Fiction lists for the upcoming week.

Hardcover Fiction Top 5

#1: Edge of Eternity
Author: Ken Follett
Position Last Week: 1
Weeks On List: 2
Call Number: F FOLLETT
Summary: Five interrelated families from five countries grapple with the events of the 1960s through the 1980s; Book 3 of the Century Trilogy. 

#2: Personal
Author: Lee Child
Position Last Week: 2
Weeks On List: 4
Call Number: M CHILD
Summary: Jack Reacher, a former military cop, helps the State Department and the C.I.A. stop a sniper who has targeted a G8 Summit. 

#3: Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good
Author: Jan Karon
Position Last Week: 3
Weeks On List: 4
Call Number: F KARON
Summary: The Mitford character Father Tim finds friends and family wrestling with difficulties.