Monthly Archives: September 2012

Library Lines from the GEA Library (Booneville)

by Dee Hare, Librarian

New memorial and donation items that we have recently received include:

Strawberry Plains Audubon Center by Hubert H. McAlexander was donated in memory of Virginia Smitherman by Ruth Galloway.  It details the incredible history of one of the U.S.’s largest wildlife refuge and nature centers, whose 2,500 acres in Mississippi’s Marshall county was bequeathed to the National Audobon Society by sisters Ruth Finley and Margaret Finley Shackelford, two of our state’s most ardent conservationists.

Jacques Perrin Presents Oceans by Francois Sarano is a companion book to the Disney nature film and a comprehensive guide to the world’s oceans and varieties of sea life.  It also explores the threats to each body of water from pollution and global warming.  Bonnie Kemp donated this volume in memory of Michael Rubenstein.

Also donated in memory of Mr. Rubenstein was Time Life books’ Great Discoveries: Explorations that Changed History, edited by Kelly Knauer.  It relates the fascinating tales behind some of history’s greatest discoveries, including France’s prehistoric painted caves, the undersea treasures from the Titanic and the tomb of the boy-king Tutankhamen.

Several new additions to our children’s collection were made possible by a donation from Mary Grace Brown, Jane Bullard and family, Lisa Wright and Beth Tedford,   Harry Hungry!, written and illustrated by Steven Salerno, is a story about a hungry little boy who eats everything in his house and then travels out in the world to find more food.  Starlight Goes to Town by Harry Allard finds a resident of a poultry farm in Tennessee having her dreams coming true thanks to the help of a fairy godmother.  Both were given in memory of Mary Wright.  Skippyjon Jones, the first title in the popular children’s book series by Judith Byron Schachner, stars a young Siamese kitten who thinks he’s a big, bad Chihuahua.  It was donated in memory of Wanda Bullard.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon at the library.

 

 

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Library Lines from the GEA Library (Booneville)

by Dee Hare, Librarian

  New items that we have recently received include:

The Roots of the Olive Tree by Courtney Miller Santo is the story of five generations of the Keller family – firstborn women who live together in the same house on a secluded olive grove.  When a geneticist arrives to study their unusually long life spans, the women are shaken to the core as new revelations and shocking secrets are unearthed.

Gone by Randy Wayne White begins a new series starring Florida native and fishing guide Hannah Smith.  In this debut novel, Hannah must use her uncommon resourcefulness and strict sense of justice coupled with unorthodox detecting methods to track down a missing girl who has gotten on the wrong side of violent adversaries.

Wards of Faerie by best-selling fantasy author Terry Brooks is the first of a new trilogy set in his popular Shannara universe.  Set seven years after the events in his “High Druid” series, a young Druid stumbles upon a dangerous secret involving the vanished Elfstones during a tumultuous period in the Four Lands.

In You Are the Love of My Life by Susan Richards Shreve, Lucy Painter is hoping for a fresh start in life as she moves back to a small Washington neighborhood just as the Watergate scandal hits.  There, Lucy must wrestle with her own painful secrets, including the identity of the father of her children.

Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear by Carrie Goldman urges all segments of the population to come together to stop the effects of this destructive behavior.  It provides specific advice on how to help children respond to bullies based on the latest research from top experts as well as those who have seen the effects of bulling first hand.

New DVDs available for children include the re-mastered deluxe edition of the classic TV special Cat in the Hat, Veggie Tales: Penniless Princess and Curious George: Dance Party.  New titles for Mom, Dad and the rest of the family include The Hunger Games, Captain America: First Avenger and Jesse Stone: Benefit of a Doubt.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon at the library.

 

 

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WTVA’s John Dolusic at the Corinth Public Library

On Monday, September 24, 2012 meteorologist John Dolusic from WTVA-TV Channel 9 in Tupelo answered questions from an interested audience about tornadoes, climate change, and how he came to be a meteorologist.

Check back for more information on future guest speakers!

Corinth Librarian Brandon Lowrey with WTVA’s John Dolusic

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Library Lines from the GEA Library (Booneville)

by Dee Hare, Librarian

New memorial and donation materials we have recently received include:

Just in time for tailgating season, we have Secrets of the South’s Best Barbecue, compiled by editors from Southern Living magazine and filled with more than 580 barbecue recipes.  This new addition reveals some of the most closely guarded secrets about Southern barbecue and attempts to answer age old questions such as sweet or vinegar sauce? Beef or pork? Texas or Georgia?  It was donated by Bonnie Kemp in memory of Mrs. Billie Morgan.

We have a new Christian Fiction series available in large-print – the “Kauffman Amish Bakery” series by Amy Clipston.  It was purchased partially with monies donated by the Booneville Woman’s Club in memory of Mrs. Virginia Smitherman.  In the first edition, A Gift of Grace, Rebecca Kauffman’s older sister, who left their community as a teenager, is killed in an auto accident and Rebecca is left custody of her two modern, non-Amish nieces.  The second title in the series is A Promise of Hope, followed by A Place of Peace and A Life of Joy.

Several items for our children’s collection have been purchased with monies given in memory of Mrs. Mary Wright by Mary Grace Brown, Jane Bullard and family, Lisa Wright and Beth Tedford.  For our picture book readers, we have I Lost My Kisses by Trudi Trewin and Nick Bland about Matilda Rose, who can not find her kisses on the day her father is expected home from a trip.  Another picture book is Along Came You by Karona Drummond where a parent tells their little one how much their life has been enhanced since the child was born using a simple, rhyming text.  For our middle-school readers, we have two magical tales in the popular series starring Tinker Bell by Kiki Thorpe – The Trouble with Tink and North of Never Land.

Mr. Thomas Box of Booneville has donated two magazine subscriptions to the library’s periodical section – Civil War Times and America’s Civil War.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon at the library.

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Library Lines from the GEA Library (Booneville)

Dee Hare, Librarian

New fiction that we have recently received includes:

In The Prophet by Michael Koryta, two estranged brothers who haven’t spoken to each other since their teen years when their sister was abducted and murdered are forced to reunite to find the killer when a new murder in their small Midwestern town eerily echoes their family’s unsolved case.

What the Nanny Saw by Fiona Neill finds a trusted nanny having her loyalties tested when the privileged family she works for becomes the focus of a financial scandal.  Hounded by a reporter with a hidden agenda who wants her unique perspective and inside information into what knowledge various family members may be hiding from one another, Ali must decide whether to protect her beloved charges or tell all she knows.

The Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines is a librarian belonging to a secret, magical organization originally founded by Johannes Gutenberg.  Isacc, gifted with the ability to draw objects out of books, must seek help from a Harley Davidson riding dryad after other members of his group are attacked by vampires that have leaked out of horror stories.

Judgment Call by J. A. Jance is another suspense novels starring Cochise County Sheriff Joanna Brady.  Joanna’s personal and professional worlds collide when her daughter stumbles upon the body of her high school principal.  After the search for justice directly leads to her own front door, Joanna is forced to face the idea that her perfect daughter may not be all that she seems.

Other new titles by your favorite authors that have arrived include The Kingmaker’s Daughter by Philippa Gregory, Line of Fire by Stephen White, By Starlight by Dorothy Garlock and The Last Victim by Karen Robards.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon at the library.

 

 

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Erin Lovett Becomes Blue Mountain Librarian

 Mrs. Erin Lovett of Blue Mountain is the new librarian at the Blue Mountain Public Library.  Mrs. Lovett assumed her duties on August 24, 2012.

Mrs. Lovett graduated from home school in 1996.  She attended Blue Mountain College and graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Bible and with minors in Religious Education and Sociology.

Mrs. Lovett is married to Robert Lovett.  They reside in Blue Mountain with one son and many pets.

Come by the library and meet Erin very soon.

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Sheila Lence is the New Ripley Librarian

The Ripley Public Library has a new librarian.  Sheila Lence of Ripley has taken the position recently vacated by Brent Grisham who returned to his teaching career.

Mrs. Lence grew up in Marion, Arkansas and graduated from Marion Senior High School with honors.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Blue Mountain College. She was librarian at the Blue Mountain Public Library from 2009 until she moved to the Ripley Library.

Mrs. Lence is married to Ken Lence, Jr., from Ripley.  The Lences have two children and one grandchild.  She is a member of Palmer Baptist Church, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Tippah County Historical Society.

As she begins her new position, Mrs. Lence comments that “the public library is an essential part of any community, but especially Ripley.  I have loved libraries for my entire life – no matter where I’ve lived I have sought out the library.  I love to read and I want to share that enthusiasm with others”. She says that she is “looking forward to continuing the good works at the library that Tommy Covington and Brent Grisham started.  If you have a specific book, author, or movie that you want us to find, please come see us and let us find it for you.”

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