Monthly Archives: April 2013

Library Lines from GEA Library (Booneville)

by Dee Hare, Librarian

Great new fiction releases that we’ve recently at the library received include:

The Baker Street Translation by Michael Robertson is a mystery starring Reggie and Nigel Heath, who reside at 221B Baker Street, the former address of famed sleuth Sherlock Holmes.  When they receive new letters addressed to the detective, the brothers find themselves compelled to sort out an unconventional will, translate a nursery rhyme and prevent an attack at an upcoming royal event.

Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg finds Cecilia Ross, a successful motivational speaker, suddenly deciding to take time off from her career.  She moves into a beautiful old house with three  roommates, including one who wishes to reconnect with the daughter she gave up for adoption, one who wants to visit her ex and a professional chef looking for inspiration from other restaurants.

In All That Is by James Salter, a former naval officer returns to American after serving during World War II.  He finds a job as a book editor and soon immerses himself in a world where he makes intimate connections and achieves surprising triumphs until he is betrayed by the woman he loves.  This action ultimately sets him on a course he could never have imagined.

Secrets from the Past by Barbara Taylor Bradford is the story of Serena Stone, a photojournalist who leaves her job after the unexpected death of her famous photographer father.  Serena risks her life as she discovers a hidden cache of her late father’s work in war-torn Libya that also reveals shocking truths about her parent’s idyllic marriage.

New non-fiction titles that might be of interest to you include: The Myths of Happiness: What Should Make You Happy, but Doesn’t, What Shouldn’t Make You Happy, but Does by Sonia Lyubomirsky, Houses with Charm: Simple Southern Style by Susan Sully, Patti’s Mexican Table: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking by Pati Jinich and Always the Fat Kid: The Truth About the Enduring Effects of Childhood Obesity by Jacob Warren.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon at the library.

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Quilt Display at Iuka Public Library

Librarian Gwen Spain

Iuka Public Library celebrated National Library Week with a display of quilts made by the Needlechasers Quilt Group.

Iuka Quilt Display

 

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Friends of the Tishomingo Public Library Open House

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The Friends of the Tishomingo Public Library celebrated National Library Week with an open house.

Left to right is Friends President Jorja Patty, librarian Beverly Parker, and Friends member Laura Storment. The Friends served homemade cakes and cookies and hosted the open house during the hours the library was open.

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Open House at Belmont Library

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For more than a decade the Dennis Homemakers of Tishomingo County have sponsored the Belmont Library’s Open House for National Library Week.  On April 19th the group once again held the Open House with homemade sandwiches, treats, and punch.   Left to right, the members are:  Mrs. Sara Lee, Ms. Mildred Culp, Ms. Virginia Browning, Ms. Mary Lou Northington, Librarian Andrea Green, and President Ms. Dot Sartain

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Rienzi Mayor Helps Children Celebrate National Library Week

 

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Rienzi’s Mayor Walter Williams spoke to the 6th grade class of Rienzi Elementary School during the library’s celebration of National Library Week. The 2013 theme was “Communities Matter @ Your Library”.  Mayor Williams stressed the importance of getting a good education in order to become productive citizens of the community. Approximately eight 6th graders heard the Mayor’s address and received certificates of appreciation from the Rienzi Library.

Rienzi 6th Graders

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Library Lines from the GEA Library (Booneville)

by Dee Hare, Librarian

More recent movie releases that are based on book series include:

The animated movie Rise of the Guardians stars the voice talents of Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Jude Law and Hugh Jackman as Jack Frost, the Sandman, the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus – the immortal Guardians, a group of childhood protectors who must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs, and imaginations of children all over the world.  It is based on the “Guardians of Childhood” series of books for children by William Joyce.  The library has several of the book titles, with the DVD on the way.

Newly arrived on DVD is Life of Pi, which is based on the international best-seller of the same name written by Yann Martel.  This epic journey of adventure and discovery tells the story of a young man who survives a disaster at sea.  While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with his fellow survivor – a fearsome Bengal tiger.

The big screen release Jack Reacher is based on the popular series written by Lee Childs and stars Tom Cruise as a homicide investigator.  When five people are shot dead by an expert sniper, the police quickly identify and arrest the culprit.  But the accused man claims he’s innocent and wants Reacher to investigate.  As he digs deeper into the case, Reacher gets more than he bargained for.  The movie is due to be released on DVD in May.

Beautiful Creatures, now in theaters, is based on the first title in a four book series by Kami Garcia.  It is the story of Ethan, who finds himself drawn to Lena, a mysterious girl at his school.  Lena’s family is hiding dark secrets that may shake up the whole town, all of which will be revealed on her sixteenth birthday.  The library has a graphic novel adaptation available to be checked out immediately, with a regular print version on order to arrive in the next month or so.

Other new DVD titles that we have recently received include Breaking Dawn: Part Two, Hotel Transylvania, Downton Abbey: Season Three, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rise of the Turtles and Zero Dark Thirty.

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 fiction releases that we have recently received include:

Let the Dead Sleep is the first in a new series by Heather Graham.  Danni Cafferty discovers that she has inherited much more than she bargained for when a centuries-old bust stolen from a New Orleans grave turns up in her late father’s antiques shop.  After the bust disappears from the shop, Danni teams up with a former cop with an unusual past to try to find and destroy the evil object.

In Island 731 by Jeremy Robinson, expert tracker Mark Hawkins feels out of his element while on board a research vessel studying the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.  When a mysterious series of malfunctions trap them on a tropical island, Hawkins begins to uncover evidence of the island’s history as the site of a horrific World War II human experimentation program.

The Aviator’s Wife is another historical novel by Melanie Benjamin.  This time around she reimagines the romance and marriage of shy ambassador’s daughter Anne Morrow and famed aviator Charles Lindbergh.  The couple’s marriage is marked by wild international acclaim, history-making flights and the world-shocking abduction of their first born.

Acclaimed television writer Robert Knott continues the adventures of characters created by the late Robert B. Parker in Ironhorse.  Territorial Marshalls Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch set out to escort a group of Mexican prisoners on a train trip to the border only to find their journey complicated by the Governor of Texas and a vengeful outlaw from Virgil’s past.

Essential Car Care for Women by Jamie Little and Danielle McCormick contains everything a girl needs to know about taking care of her car.  The authors, one an ESPN pit reporter for NASCAR and the other a “Turbo Expert” from the Discovery Channel, provide basic car maintenance procedures and

tips for women of all ages.

Other new titles by your favorite authors include Gotcha! by Fern Michaels, The Striker (Issac Bell #5) by Clive Cussler, Death of Yesterday by M. C. Beaton, You and I, Me and You by MaryJanice Davidson, the short story collection  Kinsey and Me by Sue Grafton, The 9th Girl by Tami Hoag and Fatherless, a Christian fiction title by James Dodson.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon at the library.

 

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