Monthly Archives: January 2014

Book Sale — Ripley Public Library — January 25, 2014

The Friends of the Ripley Public Library are hosting a book sale on January 25th from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. All books will cost from 25¢ to $1. Donations of sale items and monetary donations will be accepted through January 22nd.

Members Only — Pre-Sale hours, Friday, January 24th 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.


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Friends of the Ripley Public Library — Schedule of Events – 2014

Activities for the Friends of the Library and the Little Friends of the Library for 2014 are:

January 2: Friends Planning Meeting

January 16: Little Friends of the Library Meeting

January 24: Members only book sale preview (3 pm: 5 pm)

January 25: Book Sale

February 6: Book Discussion, Divergent by Veronica Roth

February 20: Little Friends of the Library Meeting

March 6: Local Author Program, Margaret and Katherine King, Y’all Twins?

March 20: Little Friends of the Library Meeting

April 3: Friends Planning Meeting

April 14-April 20: National Library Week

April 17: Little Friends of the Library Meeting

May 1: Book Discussion, The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg

May 15: Little Friends of the Library Meeting

June 5: Local Author Program, Dr. Stewart Bennett, The Battle of Brice’s Crossroads

June 6: Summer Library Program

June 13: Summer Library Program

June 19: Little Friends of the Library Meeting

June 20: Summer Library Program

June 27: Summer Library Program

July 3: Friends Planning Meeting

July 17: Little Friends of the Library Meeting

July 25: Members only book sale preview (3 pm: 5pm)

July 26: Book Sale

August 7: Book Discussion, S by JJ Abrams

August 21: Little Friends of the Library Meeting

September 4: Local Author, Sara Williams Berry, The Prince, the Princess, and the Precious Treasure

September 18: Little Friends of the Library Meeting

October 2: Friends Planning Meeting

October 16: Little Friends of the Library Meeting

November 6: Book Discussion, As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

November 20: Little Friends of the Library Meeting

December 4: Local Author, Jane Crawford

December 18: Little Friends of the Library Meeting

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Library Lines from the GEA Library (Booneville)

by Dee Hare, Librarian

A new year means a new you!  And what better place to start working on the “new you” than your local library?  New materials to help you with your search to create a better life include:

If part of your New Year’s resolutions involved maintaining a healthier lifestyle, check out Healthy at Home: Get Well and Stay Well Without Prescriptions by Tieranoa Low Dog.  Written by an expert in herbal medicines, natural healing and home remedies and backed by the publishers of National Geographic magazine, Dr. Low Dog guides the reader in identifying, responding to and caring for common ailments such as rash, digestive difficulties, headaches and more.

If you would like to become more organized this year, check out Organize and Create Discipline: An A-Z Guide to an Organized Existence by Justine Klosky.  The alphabetical section of the manual lets you go directly to the section you need help with – everything from medicine cabinets to shoes and clothes.  In addition, Klosky outlines successful time management skills, tips for organizing clutter and how to rethink your storage solutions.

If you would like a new hobby, check out Raising Goats for Dairy and Meat by Kim Pezza.  This ‘how-to’ book begins by describing the various breeds of goats before it delves into the practical mechanics of housing, feeding, milking and culling your herd.  Things to watch out for, such as predators and disease and illnesses, are also described.

What Addicts Know: 10 Lessons from Recovery to Benefit Everyone by Christopher Lawford takes the reader step by step through the process of recovering from any type of addictive behavior.  Starting with discovering who you really are on the inside and continuing through maintaining a spiritual practice, Lawford puts forth his strategies for helping a person change themselves for the better.

If you would like to brush up on your culinary skills this year, the library has lots of cookbooks to help you.  New additions include Julee Rosso’ The Silver Palate Cookbook, Better Homes and Gardens: Easy Menus for Dining In by David Feder, Mexican Everyday by Rick Bayless, Perfect Recipes for Having People Over by Pam Anderson and Crock-Pot: The Original Slow Cooker

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

               Even Hollywood knows the power of a good book.  More new movies that have been taken from the pages of our favorite novels include:

Orson Scott Card’s “Ender” series has been flying off the shelves since the release of the movie version.  Originally released in the late 1980’s as a trilogy (Ender’s Game, Speaker for the Dead and Xenocide), Card later continued Ender’s tale with the addition of Children of the Mind, the holiday novella War of Gifts and Ender in Exile.  Also of interest to Ender fans will be another story arc that branched out from these novels.  It tells the story of Ender’s friend Bean and is just as compelling as Ender’s story.  The first title in this series, called “The Shadow Saga,” is Ender’s Shadow.

Labor Day by Joyce Maynard is the story of a 13-year-old boy and his single mother who find their lives changed when they make the decision to harbor a fugitive over the course of a holiday weekend.  Filled with unpredictable twists and turns, this thriller stars Kate Winslet and Josh Broslin and can be seen in theatres staring January 31.

The Maze Runner by James Dashner is a highly popular young adult novel that is sure to be a big screen hit.  After sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up in a maze filled with monstrous creatures with no memory at all, he quickly realizes that he must work within the community of boys contained within the maze in order to survive.  But when a girl appears one morning, what she tells the group is as surprising as her arrival.  The big screen translation is due to hit theatres this fall.

The Princess Bride has been a cult classic since the movie’s release in 1987.  William Goldman’s tale of true love and high adventure, pirates, princesses, giants, miracles and a frightening assortment of wild beasts has been rebound into a collector’s edition in honor of the book’s 30th anniversary in 2013.  It features beautiful illustrations that complement this great story.

More seasons of your favorite TV shows that we’ve recently received include all nine seasons of Fox’s late 90’s hit The X-Files starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, season 7 of Dexter, season 3 of The Walking Dead, season 6 of The Big Bang Theory and the first season of the ‘80’s crime drama Hunter.

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

                   It’s too cold outside to do anything but stay indoors and read a great book!  Grab a cup of hot chocolate and your favorite blanket and delve into some of the new materials we’ve recently received at the library.  Titles include:

The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom follows a single father after his release from prison as he sets out to prove that the mysterious phone calls from beyond the grave that the residents of his hometown have been receiving are nothing more than a hoax.  As he talks to more and more people, however, the man begins a journey of personal healing from his own grief.

In Hunted, the newest romance by Karen Robards, top hostage negotiator Caroline Wallace allows herself to be taken captive when a disgraced former co-worker takes the chief of police and mayor of New Orleans hostage.  As she tries to negotiate with the man, Wallace learns that he is being targeted for his discovery of high-level government corruption within the city.

Communion Town is a first novel by Sam Thompson that combines the elements of gothic horror, hardboiled detective stories, film noir and steampunk as it explores the lives of a variety of urban outcasts ranging from a lovelorn folksinger to a ghost.  Their shared city is seen differently by each character as he or she searches for connection, transformation and escape.

The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg is a hilarious new mystery that begins in the 1940’s and spans decades, generations and America.  The story is centered around five women who worked in a Phillips 66 gas station during World War II as one of them has been hiding a shocking secret from the rest of her family.

Other new titles by your favorite authors include Rituals by Mary Anna Evans, The New Countess by Fay Weldon, The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly, The Price of Innocence by Lisa Black, Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Retribution by Eric Lustbader, Royal Airs by Sharon Shinn and Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich.

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

More new materials that we’ve recently received at the library include:

Innocence by Dean Koontz is the story of Addison, who lives a solitary existence until he stumbles upon a girl while foraging for supplies at night in a beautiful but hostile urban world in which strangers would kill him on sight.  This mysterious girl is engaged in her own dangerous duel of wits with a malicious enemy.

Although Dead Ever After was the last novel in Charlaine Harris’ “Sookie Stackhouse” series, Sookie fans were left wondering what would happen to their favorite characters.   After Dead answers those questions as it details the future of everyone in the series.  You’ll find out what happens with Sookie’s own romantic life, how Michele and Jason’s marriage fared and much more in this coda volume to the popular series.

Going Dark by James W. Hall finds Thorn’s recently discovered son falling in with a group of environmental terrorists who are considered one of the FBI’s top terrorist threats.  As the group begins plans to fire bomb a nuclear power plant in Florida, Thorn must do all he can to stop them and protect his innocent son at the same time.

In Someone Else’s Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson, a young single mother who is struggling as she juggles college and a three-year-old genius falls in love with a brilliant geneticist.  But their romantic story takes a turn for the worst when the man willingly steps between the robber and her son in the middle of a hold-up at a local gas station.

Fans of Jeff Kinney’s “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series will be glad to know the eighth installment, Hard Luck has recently arrived!  Greg’s on another losing streak after his best friend dumps him and he struggles to make friends in the jungle of middle-school.  Other new titles for chapter book readers include Hostage Prince, the first book in a new series, “The Seelie Wars” by Jane Yolen; House of Hades, book four in “The Heroes of Olympus” series by Rick Riordan; The Daring Escape of the Misfit Menagerie by Jacqueline Resnick and Royal Ranger, the 12th book in the “Ranger’s Apprentice” series by John Flanagan.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon at the library.

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Library Lines from GEA Library (Booneville)

by Dee Hare, Librarian

Start off the upcoming New Year by discovering a great new author!  Some of the new materials we’ve recently received at the library that may help you with your search include:

Dangerous Women, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner R. Dozois, is a collection of 21 short stories celebrating some of the best female heroines – and villains – in the world of science fiction and fantasy.  Included are a new ‘Outlander’ tale from Diana Gabaldon, a ‘Harry Dresden’ story by Jim Butcher and a novella by Martin set in his popular ‘Game of Thrones’ series.

Murder by Sunlight: The Charity Quilt is in the ‘Quilted Mysteries’ series by Barbara Graham.  When Tennessee sheriff Tony Abernathy sets out to investigate the discovery of a dead body, he never dreams that he will end up dealing with a town in chaos as a dispute erupts between a group of non-so-sweet old ladies and an attacking intruder tries a blackmail scheme.  And to make matters even worse, his quilting wife’s gossip prone craft group is determined to ‘help’ him in his investigations.

The Collector of Lost Things by Jeremy Page is set in 1845 as a young researcher is sent on an Arctic expedition to find the remains of the extinct Great Auk, a mythical large flightless bird.  During his passage on a hunting ship, he soon realizes the crew and passengers are not what they seem, which forces him to form dangerous relationships in order to survive.

In The Housemaid’s Daughter by Barbara Mutch, Catherine Harrington, a young Irish woman, must move to 1919 South Africa where she befriends the daughter of the housemaid.  When the girl goes missing after being scorned by their community, Catherine must decide whether to follow society’s lead or search for the missing girl.

Cooking Wild Game and Fish Southern Style by sportsman and cook Billy Joe Cross offers hundreds of recipes that will help you to showcase Mississippi’s wide variety of wild game and fish.  Classic recipes such as Fried Crappie and Rabbit Chili are included as well as rarities such as Roast Beaver, Quail and Dirty Rice and Bass Amandine.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon at the library.

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