Spring finally feels like it has ‘sprung’, and we’ve got some new books in that will make you want to sit outside in the spring sunshine and read for awhile! These books and more are also on our Goodreads page in case you want to mark them “Want to Read”. And, as always, if you need help finding a good book, just ask!
- Murder in the Manuscript Room — a smart, compelling mystery in which the characters themselves are at least as interesting as the striking sleuthing. by Cornelius Lehane
- The Escape Artist — Nola is a mystery. Nola is trouble. And Nola is supposed to be dead. by Brad Meltzer
- The Kremlin Conspiracy — With an American president distracted by growing tensions in North Korea and Iran, an ominous new threat is emerging in Moscow. by Joel C. Rosenberg
- True to You — Undercover DEA Special Agent Dawson King spent five months in a Montana prison establishing a fake identity to take down a ruthless drug dealer and put him behind bars. Except there’s a wild card . . . the killer’s beloved daughter. by Jennifer Ryan, Montana Heat series
- The First Kiss of Spring — A successful businesswoman returns to her hometown, where she pursues a sexy mechanic with a tragic past. by Emily March, Eternity Springs series
- Beyond Scandal and Desire — At birth, Mick Trewlove, the illegitimate son of a duke, was handed over to a commoner. Despite his lowly upbringing, Mick has become a successful businessman, but all his wealth hasn’t satisfied his need for revenge against the man who still won’t acknowledge him. What else can Mick do but destroy the duke’s legitimate son–and woo the heir’s betrothed into his own unloving arms. by Lorraine Heath, a Sins for All Seasons novel
- The Flower Powered Garden — supercharge your borders and containers with bold, colorful plant combinations by Andy Vernon
- Heart Berries: a memoir — Having survived a profoundly dysfunctional upbringing only to find herself hospitalized and facing a dual diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder and bipolar II disorder; Terese Marie Mailhot is given a notebook and begins to write her way out of trauma.
- Getting Grit — an information-rich and practical guide for developing the qualities needed to persevere over obstacles–not just toughness and passion, but also humility, patience, and kindness by Caroline Adams Miller.
Look down at the bottom of the library’s website home page. That new “G” button just may lead you to your new favorite book, or at the very least some good books to read.
The button links users to the library’s page on Goodreads, a social website for members to share what they’re reading. We started the page with library staff as initial members and are looking to build membership through library users and their friends.
In Goodreads, members maintain personal “bookshelves” of what they’re reading, have read, want to read and their favorite books. Friends can see those lists and make comments. Members also can join reading groups that range in topics and size, from small (like our site, for now) to very large (like Harry Potter).
Goodreads also allows members to create polls, reading lists, book discussions and challenges, post photos and announce upcoming events.
“Gee,” you might say, “this sounds like something for me.” So, join us.
Do you love brackets AND books? Then you need to get over to Book Fight 2018 and vote for your favorite book (or pick randomly like I do my NCAA bracket 🙂 ). Simply follow the link below and vote in all the book matches. Then vote again in the next round. May the best book win!!!!
Click here to go to the bracket
- Round 2 lasts until March 21
- Semifinals go from March 22-March 27
- Final round goes from March 28-April 2
- Book Fight Winner announced April 3!
Click here to see our fun ‘explanatory’ video
The 2018 Missouri Highway 36 Quilt Trail and how a quilt can be created from blocks available at shops across northern Missouri is the topic of a program Saturday, March 17, at the Savannah Branch.
Angela Bush of Glenda’s Sewing Cupboard north of St. Joseph will speak at 2 p.m. in the Community Room. The store is participating in the program with a quilt block designed by Glenda Bush.
The quilt trail involves shops from St. Joseph to Hannibal that have created blocks for this year’s theme of “Ol’ Trail Town.” Beginning April 3 and running through October, the program gives participants a passport that is to be stamped at each store. The stores have free patterns for their blocks or kits that can be bought with supplies needed to make the blocks.
Once they have visited the shops and created a quilt top from the blocks, quilters will be entered in a prize drawing. Grand prize is a $25 gift certificate from each of the participating shops, while second prize is a $250 Visa card to be used for the 2019 Quilt Trail trip and third prize is a basket of fat quarters.