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Discover What’s New at Your Library
Vol. 13 ◊ Issue 4
July/August 2012
Summer Reading Kick-off
The kick off for Summer Reading 2012 was held at the Eaton
Branch on Saturday, June 2 for all the children of Preble
County! The Brukner Nature Center was on hand to make the
event extra special. The children saw a variety of nocturnal
animals, including a possum and an owl!
Over 90 children and parents were on hand to make this
year’s first ever kick-off event for Summer Reading a great
How’s it going? Eaton Branch Summer Reading Overview
Brukner Nature Center Program Preble County Summer Reading Kick-off!
West Alexandria Library
Peace Park, West Alexandria, OH
Join the library every Thursday from 5-7pm, July - September
at the Farmer’s Market! Storytime at 6pm! ALL Children!
The Eaton Summer Reading Program is going great this year!
The first week we offered 3 programs with 332 people attending. The second week we held 2 programs with 288 people
attending. We have been very busy every day since the
program started and I would like to thank the circ desk staff
for all the hard work they have put in this year. They are a big
part of the success we are having this summer. Also I would
like to thank the public for their continued support, making
my job so much easier. Teresa Deaton, Youth Services
Looking Ahead - Family Fun Night at Eaton Branch
et ready for another great “Family Fun Night”? The Eaton
Library will host Steven’s
Puppets from Fort Wayne,
Indiana on Thursday Sept. 20th
at 6:30. The marionettes are
hand carved and painted. The
show we will be presenting is
Beauty and the Beast, a favorite
among children of all ages.
Steven’s Puppets has been doing
marionettes for over half a century. The voices are by professional actors accented by harp music. This will be a chance for
the children of Preble County to see live theater. As always
everything is free and open to the public. If you have any
questions call Teresa Deaton or Sarah Tozier at 456-4331.
Activities! Crafts! Stories!
 Library Admin. Office
 450 S. Barron St. Eaton, OH 45320
 (937) 456-4250
Library Inklings: Director’s Column
Abby Noland, Library Director
Besides our Summer Reading Programs, many of our library branches
offer drop in programs for kids to play board games and Wii.
Book Sale News: The Eldorado Branch of the Preble
County District Library will hold a book sale on the following
days: Tuesday, August 14 from 10am-5pm; Thursday, August
16 from 2-7pm, and Saturday, August 18 from 9:30am-4pm.
Beginning on September 4, the Eldorado Branch will begin
offering an ongoing book sale Tuesdays from 10am-5pm; on
Thursdays from 2-7pm, and on Saturdays from 1-4pm.
The West Manchester Branch of the Preble County District
Library will begin offering an ongoing book sale during open
hours: Monday 10am-5pm, Wednesday 2-7pm, and Saturday
Did you know that stuffed animals and other toys can be checked
out from your local library as well?
For those of you with tablet/e-reader access, if it seems like every
time you put a popular e-book on hold you have to wait forever
you're not alone. You'll be happy to hear that due to demand, we are
purchasing best seller e-books out of the consortium so you
have access to them more quickly.
Did you know the Eaton Library has a free Video Phone for the Deaf?
Your public library is an integral part of your community. We are
always finding ways to work hand-in-hand to make hard times better.
Did you know that the Eaton Library is a site for the Jacob's Ladder
Program? Some children do not have access to a nutritional meal
when school is out for the summer. The Jacob's Ladder Program
provides a free meal for these area children. Currently the Eaton
Library has about 25 children coming for these meals offered in the
children's programming area.
New Faces: Summer brings student internships!
Christopher Albaugh (Pictured left) is working
at the West Alexandria Library. Computer
intern Jack Wolf is currently working at the
Library Office in the computer department.
The New Paris Library participated in the 2012 New Paris Chamber of Commerce, Convention & Visitor’s Bureau Business Expo.
The theme was A Village for All Seasons. Pictures (L-R): Library
Asst. Lisa Stall and New Paris Branch Librarian, Barbara Dungan.
New Employees:
Carrie Burkhardt was also recently hired after
serving as an Eaton Library Volunteer, then as a
Page. Now she is an Eaton Library Assistant who
will soon be leaving us (sadly) for college.
↑ The Adult Summer
Reading program
offered adults a craft
opportunity on June
28 at the Eaton
Branch. They made
book covers!
↑ The West Alexandria Branch offered “Craft of the Day” to all
ages for Summer Reading. This was in addition to the Summer
Reading Tween Crafts offered Mondays at 1PM by Sonya Knisley,
Homeschool Coordinator and Youth Dept. Asst.
Jessica Holton has been volunteering at the West
Alexandria Branch Library for years and was recently hired to replace Tabitha Nies.
Logan Wogoman has been hired to work at the
Eaton Branch as a Library Assistant.
July Business
Brown Bag
The Preble County Chamber of
Commerce and the Preble County
District Library have partnered to
offer one- hour classes to help local business owners improve their
business know-how. Each class
easily fits into your lunch hour and
will be taught by knowledgeable
Take advantage of the opportunity
to get expert advice to improve
your business! Classes are
designed to offer relevant,
up-to-date information.
Edwin “Mike” Lloyd
Thurs., July 12
Noon - 1PM
Library Administration Office
450 S Barron St., Eaton OH
M-F 8am - 5pm
ike Lloyd has been involved in OSU
Extension’s efforts over the past eighteen
months to work with the ongoing oil and
gas efforts in eastern Ohio from a variety of
viewpoints, including community adaptation and longer term philanthropic benefits
to the region. He also has served for many
years as the Enterprise Zone Administrator in the various counties
where he has been housed. He currently serves in Noble County
and has also worked in Monroe, Harrison, and Washington counties. He helped to organize (and currently serves as the secretary)
of the Noble County Community Foundation.
His special focus is Economic Development with interests in Oil &
Gas Development, Enterprise Zones, and Philanthropy.
Learn more about fracking and how it affects Ohio:
Preble County Chamber of Commerce
Preble County, Ohio Economic Development
Preble County, Ohio
Economic Development
Dinner Bell Donated
The Genealogy Staff wishes to
thank Mrs. Shirley Rhoades of
Lewisburg, Ohio for the wonderful cast-iron dinner bell she
recently donated to the Preble
County Room. Shirley had always wanted a dinner bell and
about 20 years ago, while she
was on a business trip, her husband, Herbert, surprised her
with the bell. He had purchased
it in an antique shop located in
Centerville, Indiana. By the time
she returned home, the bell
was mounted and ready for her to ring.
The markings on the bell indicate that it was made in 1886 by Montgomery Ward and Co., Chicago, Illinois, making it over 125 years old.
A special thank you goes out to Skip Rhoades for letting us know
about the bell in the first place, and also to Tom Davis, PCDL Maintenance, and Marvin Deaton for making a new home for this special
Next time you are in the south part of Eaton, stop by the Library
Administration Office (450 S. Barron St) to see our new bell. You
might even give it a ring or two in thanks to Shirley Rhoades for her
very generous gift.
Marlene Ressler, PC Room Supervisor
Marilyn Combs, Genealogy Asst.
Marilyn Melling, Genealogy Asst.
Monetary Donation
Recently a couple from Los Coso, CA visited the PC Room to do some
family genealogy. She was able to find information regarding her family that she had searched 15 years to find! Thrilled, she donated $100
to our room!
Eaton Branch Storytime News
The Eaton Branch offers three Storytime sessions
a year. For 2012-2013, the lineup is as follows:
Fall session: Registration begins Sept 4. Classes
begin the week of October 10 and end on Nov
15. Winter session: Registration begins Dec 3.
Classes begin the week of Jan 9 and end on Feb
14. Spring session: Registration begins Feb 18. Classes begin the
week of Mar 6 and end on April 11.
Sign up for courtesy library notices to your email by giving your Librarian your email address. Note: All email addresses are confidential.
Your library has its finger on the pulse of entertainment!
 Michael Koryta (pronounced ko-ree-ta), bestselling
Feature Films
Act of Valor: Go "down range" with real, active-duty Navy SEALs in
Act Of Valor, the adrenaline-fueled action-adventure that inserts you
into the heart of the battle, alongside America's best and bravest.
The Grey
Man on the Ledge
John Carter
Safe House
The Woman in Black
We Need to Talk About Kevin
The Prophecy
The Time that Remains
The Conquest
This Means War
The First Beautiful Thing
My Piece of the Pie
Bomb Squad
The Vow
Faith & Family Series
The Woodcarver: WWJD II (Faith & Family series): Matthew Stevenson is a troubled kid from a broken home. When he vandalizes the
local church to get back at his parents, Matthew has to repair the
damage to the church to avoid criminal charges. While working at
the church, he meets Ernest, an accomplished wood carver who
created the intricate woodwork decoration that Matthew destroyed.
author of the Lincoln Perry mystery series, as well
as other suspense-filled thrillers, will soon break
new ground when his book, The Cypress House will
be adapted for film. Last year, well-known director
Chris Columbus’s production company, 1492, optioned Koryta’s thriller novel. Columbus will write
the script and also direct the film. The project is
still in development, so no release date has been
set. Koryta’s latest novel, The Prophet, will be
released in August.
 Those who enjoyed the History Channel’s threepart mini series, Hatfields and McCoys, can look
forward to the March 2013 release of Dean King’s
book, The Feud: The All-American, No-Holds
Barred, Blood-and-Guts Story of the Hatfields and
McCoys. The book is on order.
 David Mitchell’s novel, Cloud Atlas (2004) is now a
major motion picture starring Tom Hanks, Halle
Berry, Hugh Grant, and Susan Sarandon.
News! The Ohio eBook Project has overhauled its website,
making it easier to use! They also have a new Web address:
The Harvest Table (Gooseberry Patch)
Claire Delacroix’s Bride Quest series 3-Book Bundle
The Garden Thief: Boxcar Children series, #130 / Gertrude
From Book to Film
Miss Minoes: This utterly charming classic family film
tells the tale of Miss Minoes, a cat who is transformed
into a young woman (Carice Van Houten) and befriends
Tibbe (Theo Maassen), a shy bumbling cub reporter for
the local newspaper. Miss Minoes, still recognized as a
cat by the neighborhood felines despite her new appearance, organizes them into a news-gathering service
and helps Tibbe become a star reporter. He soon turns investigative
and discovers that the popular chairman of the Club For Friends of
Animals and boss of a nearby factory has evil plans...
This film based on the beloved children’s book, Minoes by Annie M.
G. Schmidt, published in 1970. Schmidt was known as the queen of
Dutch children’s literature.
Chandler Warner
The Third Gate / Lincoln Child
Good Date, Bad Date: The Matchmaker’s Guide to Where the
Boys are and How to Get them / Marla Martenson
Here Comes the Bride: A Loveswept Classic Romance /
Gayle Kasper
Audio Books
The Last Secret / Mary Mcgarry Morris
The Twelve / William Gladstone
Ballpark Mysteries Collection, Books 1-5 / David A. Kelly
Amped / Daniel H. Wilson
Guilty Wives / James Patterson
2012 Forecast See what the future holds for many popular authors!
Tiger’s Claw / Dale Brown (Patrick McClanahan Thriller)
Father Night / Eric Van Lustbader (Jack McClure Novel, #4)
San Miguel: A Novel / T.C. Boyle
My Berlin Kitchen / Luisa Weiss (Luisa writes the food blog
The Wednesday Chef - If you enjoyed Julie and Julia,
you may like this book.) Nonfiction title.
A Fistful of Collars / Spencer Quinn (Chet the Dog and Bernie
his Private Investigator companion, #5))
The Good Woman / Jane Porter (A Brennan Sisters Novel)
The Life of Objects / Susanna Moore - Set in Germany on the
eve of WWII. An Irish Protestant lace maker figures
prominently in this haunting new novel.
The Last Man / Vince Flynn (A Mitch Rapp novel)
The Wraith of Angels / John Connolly (Charlie Parker Thriller)
The Giving Quilt / Jennifer Chiaverini (Elm Creek Quilts)
Rogue / Mark Sullivan (Debut series featuring Robin Monarch,
CIA operative turned thief of the super rich.)
Death of the Girl Next Door / Darynda Jones (The author’s first
Young Adult novel. It is a Paranormal.)
The Walnut Tree / Charles Todd (Christmas Novella)
The Lawgiver / Herman Wouk (Epistolary novel about the life
of Moses told with a modern-day twist.)
The Secret Keeper / Kate Morton (Bestselling author of The
Distant Hours)
Live By Night / Dennis LeHane (Prohibition-era gangster)
The Black Box / Michael Connelly (Harry Bosch novel)
The Prodigal Son / Colleen McCullough
My Year in Meals / Rachael Ray (Offers a side of Rachael Ray
fans have never seen before - food through family.)
The Thieves of Legend / Richard Doetsch (Reformed thief
Michael St. Pierre thriller, #4)
The Legend of Broken / Caleb Carr (Medieval setting)
Poseidon’s Arrow / Clive Cussler (Dirk Pitt Adventure)
The Forgotten / David Baldacci
Two Graves / Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (Pendergast)
Shadow Creek / Joy Fielding (Mainstream Thriller)
12th of Never / James Patterson (Women’s Murder Club, #12)
2013 Sneak Peak
Seven Locks / Christine Wade - Set in the Catskills on the eve
of the Revolutionary War. If you liked The Story of
Edgar Sawtelle you may enjoy Seven Locks.
Lost City of the Templars / Paul Christopher (Templar, #8)
The Third Bullet / Stephen Hunter (Bob Lee Swagger Novel)
Ashenden: A Novel / Elizabeth Wilhide: Echoes of Downton
Abbey, a beautifully atmospheric novel about an
English country house and the people who inhabit it,
upstairs and down, over the course of 240 years.
Midwinter Blood / Mons Kallentoft - Meet Malin Fors:
Talented. Troubled. With a sixth sense for the truth.
Alex Cross, Run / James Patterson
The library automatically purchases books by many popular authors. If
you are interested in any of the titles listed here, please request them
at your library.
Holds can be placed on any title offered from the library’s catalog.
Released in June, Gillian Flynn’s latest psychological thriller focuses on a marriage that isn’t as
perfect as it first appears. In Gone Girl, Amy Dunne disappears on the
day of her fifth wedding anniversary. Is she merely missing or dead?
Does her husband, Nick, know more than he is telling? Twists and
turns worthy of Hitchcock will keep readers gasping to the end.  In
July, Herman Melville’s great, great, great granddaughter, Liza Klaussmann (NY Times journalist), debuts her first novel with the publication
of Tigers in Red Weather. The book is set in an old family estate
named Tiger House and centers on a family grappling with secrets,
betrayal and murder.  In August, author Enid Shomer unveils her
novel, The Twelve Rooms of the Nile. In 1850, Florence Nightingale
and Gustave Flaubert happened to travel down the Nile at the same
time. Shomer takes this historical tidbit and runs with it, weaving an
enthralling tale of imagined adventure and friendship that brings together two glorious characters just on the brink of greatness.  In
September, award-winning author (and investigative reporter for Boston’s NBC affiliate) Hank Phillippi Ryan introduces The Other Woman,
the first book in her new series. This mystery thriller bands together
disgraced television reporter Jane Ryland and Detective Jack Brogan
as they rush to catch a serial killer who is linked to a Senatorial election campaign. The publisher’s tagline for the book reads: “Seduction,
betrayal, and murder—it’ll take a lot more than votes to win this election.” Hank is also the author of the Charlotte McNally mystery series.
 Bonfire of the Vanities author Tom Wolfe will introduce his latest
novel in October. Back to Blood is set in Miami’s Biscayne Bay and
introduces outlandish Wolf-style characters readers won’t soon forget.  Shaking up the status quo in 1960’s Florida is the theme of
Amy Hill Hearth’s latest novel due out in October. Miss Dreamsville
and the Collier County Women’s Literary Society introduces readers
to Jackie Hart, a Boston transplant to Naples, Florida who starts up a
literary club that allows ANYONE to join including a woman who did
prison time for allegedly killing her husband, a man of questionable
sexual preference, a young divorcee, as well as a Black woman. Unbeknownst to everyone in this racially segregated town, Jackie is the
anonymous Miss Dreamsville, host of a much-loved radio show. This
novel promises to make you laugh and cry.
The Blackbird Sisters Are Back!
No Way to Kill a Lady / Nancy Martin: Nora
Blackbird, the Bucks County ex-debutante
with a haute couture wardrobe, a hot job as a
glamorous society columnist and a stone cold
bank account, might finally have her own life
just right, but everyone around her is going
down in flames. Her sister Libby seems destined to be the lead character in a tabloid sex
scandal. Her sister Emma is expecting a mysterious love child. Her best friend, Lexie Paine,
is serving time in the slammer. And now her mobbed-up boyfriend,
Mick Abruzzo—who might actually be her husband—is conducting
clandestine capers from Blackbird Farm while under house arrest.
What’s a good girl to do?
Find a killer, that’s what! Soon, Nora Blackbird is hot on the trail of
a murderer, but this time, the culprit is very likely someone in her
own family! Previous books in the series: How to Murder a
Millionaire (2002); Dead Girls Don't Wear Diamonds (2003); Some
Like It Lethal (2004); Cross Your Heart and Hope To Die (2005);
Have Your Cake and Kill Him Too (2006); A Crazy Little Thing Called
Death (2007); Murder Melts in Your Mouth (2008).
Heather Wells Mystery
Size 12 and Ready to Rock / Meg Cabot: Just
because the students at New York College have
flown the coop doesn't mean assistant residence hall director Heather Wells can relax.
Fischer Hall is busier than ever, filled with
squealing thirteen- and fourteen-year-old girls
attending the first ever Tania Trace Teen Rock
Camp, hosted by pop sensation Tania Trace herself—who just happens to be newly married to
Heather's ex-boyfriend, heartthrob Jordan Cartwright. But the real headache begins when the producer of a reality TV show starring Tania winds up dead . . . and it's clear that the
star was the intended victim.
Previous Heather Wells Mysteries:
Size Twelve is Not Fat (‘06), Size Fourteen is Not Fat Either (‘06),
Big Boned (‘07).
Mystery Factoids
Tim Myers, author of such cozy mystery series as Lighthouse
Inn, Candlemaking, and Soapmaking, has been writing mysteries for twenty years. He also writes under four other pseudonyms: Elizabeth Bright (Card-Making series) Melissa Glazer
(Clay and Crime series), Chris Cavender (Pizza Lovers series),
and Casey Mayes (Mystery by the Numbers series).
Elizabeth Spann Craig also writes as Riley Adams.
Kylie Logan, author of the new Button Box mystery series, is
the pseudonym for Casey Daniels. She also writes as Miranda
Bliss, and Romance author, Constance Laux.
Blossom Valley Mystery by Staci McLaughlin
Going Organic Can Kill You: As Dana readjusts to life
back home with her recently widowed mother, her
latest career move isn't exactly a piece of cake. In fact,
it's all tofu fish sticks, stuffed squash blossoms, and
enough wheat grass shots to scream bloody murder especially when Dana discovers the body of Maxwell
Mendelsohn, Hollywood producer and opening weekend guest, deader than a yoga corpse pose. While
Dana pens the Spa's blog and balances the attentions
of the local police and reporter Jason Forrester, her
escalating job duties now include finding clues, motives and suspects.
One thing's certain, she better act fast before healthy living kills her.
Cate Kincaid Files by Lorena McCourtney
Dying to Read: Cate Kinkaid is just dipping her toe
into the world of private investigating until one of the
many résumés she has floating around lands her a
real job. All she has to do is determine that a particular woman lives at a particular address. Simple, right?
When the big and brooding house happens to contain a dead body, this routine PI job turns out to be
anything but simple. Is Cate in over her head?
Gourmet De-Lite Mystery by Peg Cochran
Allergic to Death: Preparing calorie-conscious meals
for the dieters of Woodstone, Connecticut, Gigi Fitzgerald knows a cheater when she sees one. And when
murder is on the menu, she's ready to get the skinny
on whodunit...Business is looking up for Gigi's Gourmet De-Lite, thanks to her newest client, restaurant
reviewer Martha Bernhardt. Martha has the clout to
put Gigi's personal meal plans on everyone's lips. But
instead of dropping a few pounds, Martha drops dead
from a severe peanut allergy...right after eating one of
Gigi's signature dishes.
When the distractingly debonair Detective Mertz identifies traces of
peanut oil in Martha's last meal, Gigi suddenly finds her diet catering
business on the chopping block. Now she'll have to track down who
tampered with her recipe before her own goose is cooked.
Includes delicious--and healthy--recipes!
A Glee Club Mystery by Joelle Charbonneau
Murder for Choir: Evan as a struggling opera singer,
Paige Marshall has never seen anything like the
cutthroat competition of the Prospect Glen High
School show choir. Coaching these championshiphungry students may be her toughest gig yet…
Especially when her best young male singer is suspected of killing the arrogant coach of Prospect Glen's
fiercest rival. To clear his name, Paige will have to
sort through a chorus of suspects, and go note-fornote with a killer who wants her out of the spotlight for good.
Available from publishers in July - See a title you like? Request it at your library!
 Alan Bradley will release his next Flavia de
Series or FYI
Luce mystery in February, 2013. The title is
Some Like it Hawk
Donna Andrews
Meg Langslow
Speaking from Among the Bones. In May,
Portrait of Doreene Gray
Esri Allbritten
entertainment magazine, Variety, reported
The Sleeping and the Dead
Jeff Crook
Jackie Lyons, Memphis crime
scene photographer
Death Makes the Cut
Janice Hamrick
Jocelyn Shore
In a Witch's Wardrobe
Juliet Blackwell
eleven-year old sleuth, Flavia - she’ll charm
Murder on the Half Shelf
Lorna Barrett
your socks off!
Lethal Outlook
Victoria Laurie
Psychic Eye
Plotting at the PTA
Laura Alden
Beth Kennedy, PTA Secretary
Death of a Schoolgirl
Joanna Campbell Slan
Jane Eyre Chronicles
Red Velvet Revenge
Jenn McKinlay
Cupcake Bakery
Beef Stolen-Off
Liz Lipperman
Clueless Cook
A Sinister Sense
Allison Kingsley
Raven's Nest
Cloaked in Malice
Annette Blair
Vintage Magic
How to Dine on Killer Wine
Penny Warner
Party Planning
The main character, Sarah Dearly, was previ-
Pies and Prejudice
Ellery Adams
Charmed Pie Shoppe
ously introduced in Rowen’s Paranormal
that the books have been optioned for a
television series by director Sam Mendes of
Neal Street Productions. If you haven’t read
the books, get busy! You don’t want to miss
 Charlaine Harris draws the Sookie Stackhouse adventures to an end with the thirteenth (and FINAL) installment, Dead Ever
After. It will be released in May, 2013.
 Janet Evanovich’s 19th Stephanie Plum
novel is aptly entitled, Notorious Nineteen.
The book will be published in November.
 Michelle Rowen begins a new series in
August called Immortality Bites Mysteries.
Romance series Immortality Bites which ran
Available from publishers in August - See a title you like? Request it at your library!
from 2006-2009. Blood Bath and Beyond
comes out in August.
Murder of a Beauty Shop Queen
Bill Crider
Dan Rhodes
Blood, Bath and Beyond
Michelle Rowen
Immortality Bites Mystery
Lucky Stuff
Sharon Fiffer
Jane Wheel
A Brew to a Kill
Cleo Coyle
When the Cookie Crumbles
Virginia Lowell
Cookie Cutter Shop
Sour Apples
Sheila Connolly
An Orchard Mystery
Bruja Brouhaha
Rochelle Staab
Mind for Murder
Peril in Paperback
Kate Carlisle
Bibliophile Mystery
A Witch Before Dying
Heather Blake
Wishcraft Mystery
Spoonful of Murder
Connie Archer
Soup Lover's
 Sheila Connolly will introduce a brand new
Never Say Pie
Carol Culver
Pie Shop
series in February, 2013 called County Cork
Powdered Peril
Jessica Beck
Donut Shop
Death of a Neighborhood Witch
Laura Levine
Jaine Austen
Shunning Sarah
Julie Kramer
Riley Spartz, TV reporter
A series to watch! Lucy Burdette’s Key West & Food Critic Mystery series
which began with An Appetite for Murder in January carries on with Death in
Four Courses in September. Hopefully, the second book will be as good as
the first!
 Fans of Laura Childs will be thrilled to learn
that the next book in the Tea Shop Mysteries will come out in March 2013. The title is
Sweet Tea Revenge.
 Jennifer Chiaverini’s next hardcover will
come out in February, 2013. The title is Mrs.
Lincoln’s Dressmaker. It is a historical novel.
 Try This is a
absolutely must Web visit if you love reading
Mysteries. The first book is Buried in a Bog.
Mystery Romance
It doesn’t get any better than reading mystery romances written by an author who
was a former lawyer and is presently a popular, well-known comedian. As a lawyer,
Karen Bergreen clerked for a federal judge,
so her novels sing with lawyerly authenticity. As a stand-up comedian, she is one of
New York City’s finest, performing at such
popular hot spots as Gotham and The Comic Strip. Her hilarious brand of humor zings throughout her novels with perfect
comedic pitch!
The Novels
Perfect is Overrated: What is the best
cure for post-partum depression? After
years of barely moving, Kate springs back
to life when the mothers-you-love- tohate in her daughter’s preschool begin to
turn up dead. Murder as a cure for sadness? Sounds evil, but it’s not. In Perfect
Is Overrated...Bergreen presents a
lovable heroine who is so at sea she’s still
not sure whether what she suffers has to
do with the birth of her little girl or with
the fact that her handsome hunk of a detective husband
doesn’t live with her anymore. She might fall back in love, she
might find a killer, but she sure won’t be spending all day in
bed anymore. Pub date: 7/17/12
Following Polly: Would you call Alice
Teakle a stalker? Or just someone with
an, um, healthy obsession with golden
girl Polly Linley Dawson? No one much
notices Alice: not her boss, not the
neighbors, not even her mother. Besides, everyone follows Polly: her business selling high-end lingerie you can
only imagine her wearing, her all-overthe-social-pages marriage to movie director Humphrey Dawson, her chic
looks, her wardrobe. Alice just follows her a little
Yet one Manhattan autumn afternoon, when Alice loses her
job and starts to follow Polly, she stumbles on the object of
her attention sprawled dead on the floor of a boutique and is
forced to become truly invisible. Because she’s accused of
murder. But can another obsession help save Alice? Charlie is
Alice’s longtime unattainable crush. He might be able to help
her out of the mess she’s in…in return for a favor or two, that
is. But how will Alice find out if Charlie is really the man she
thinks he is? Psst! I just finished this book - it was good! CR
Order through the MORE system.
June, July & August
Book with Buzz
Gone Girl / Gillian Flynn: Must read psychological thriller of
the season! Rave reviews - a mystery with a twist worthy of
Off the Menu / Stacey Ballis (Culinary/dog/new man theme)
Echoes at Dawn / Maya Banks (A KGI Novel, #5)
When in Doubt, Add Butter / Beth Harbison (Private chef)
The Line Between Here and Gone / Andrea Kane (Forensic Instincts) Debut!
Carolina Home / Virginia Kantra (Dare Island Novel) Debut!
Three Brides, No Groom / Debbie Macomber (Three friends / 15-yr reunion)
Tuesday’s Child / Fern Michaels
Courageous / Diane Palmer
A Dangerous Kiss / Francis Ray (Grayson Friends, #7)
Moonshell Beach / JoAnn Ross (Shelter Bay, #4)
At Last / Jill Shalvis (Lucky Harbor, 5)
Darkness, My Old Friend / Lisa Unger (Suspense)
Midnight Promises / Sherryl Woods (Sweet Magnolias, #8)
The Red Chamber / Pauline A. Chen (Literary - Reimagining of the Chinese
classic “Dream of the Red Chamber”)
A Summer Seduction / Candace Camp (Legends of St. Dwynwen - Historical)
Scandal Wears Satin / Loretta Chase (Historical)
Friends Forever / Danielle Steel (Lifelong friendship - three boys, two girls)
Catching Fireflies / Sherryl Woods (Sweet Magnolias)
The Inn at Rose Harbor / Debbie Macomber (New series set in Cedar Cove)
Big Sky Mountain / Linda Lael Miller (American Contemporary West)
Goodbye for Now / Laurie Frankel (Hardcover - General Fiction)
That Thing Called Love / Susan Andersen
Sweet Talk / Julie Garwood (Hardcover)
Dream Lake / Lisa Kleyas (Friday Harbor)
Persuasion / Brenda Joyce (Historical)
The Bride Wore Pearls / Liz Carlyle (Historical)
Haven / Kay Hooper (Bishop/SCU Novel)
Heron’s Cove / Carla Neggers (Sharp & Donovan) Hardcover
Ocean Beach / Wendy Wax: Unlikely friends Madeline,
Avery and Nicole have hit some speed bumps in their lives,
but when they arrive in Miami’s South Beach neighborhood,
they are all hoping for a do-over. Literally. They’ve been
hired to bring a once-grand historic house back to its former
glory on a new television show called Do-Over. If they can
just get this show off the ground, Nikki would get back on
her feet financially, Avery could restart her ruined career,
and Maddie would have a shot at keeping her family together.
At least, that’s the plan – until the women realize that having their work
broadcast is one thing, having their personal lives play out on TV is another
thing entirely. On order.
Fantasy, Paranormal &
Gaslamp Fantasy
A Lady Can Never Be Too Curious / Mary Wine
(Gaslamp Fantasy*)
The Alchemystic / Anton Strout (Spellmason Chronicles)
Debut Urban Fantasy
Queen’s Hunt / Beth Bernobich
(River of Souls, #2 - Fantasy)
Blood Before Sunrise / Amanda Bonilla
(Shaede Assassin Novel - Fantasy)
Heart of Steel / Meljean Brook
(Novel of the Iron Seas Fantasy)
Grave Memory / Kalayna Price
(Alex Craft, #3 - Paranormal)
Dragon Justice / Laura Anne Gilman
(Paranormal Scenes Investigations, #4)
The Lady is a Vamp / Lynsay Sands (Argeneau Novel)
Biting Cold / Chloe Neill (Chicagoland Vampires, #6)
Demon Hunting in the Deep South /
Lexi George (Paranormal Comedy)
The Witch is Back / H.P. Mallory
(Jolie Wilkins Paranormal Comedy)
Learn more about it...
*Gaslamp Fantasy, a subgenre of Fantasy and
Historical Fiction, is a quirky gothic-style cousin to
the more science-based Steampunk Fiction. Set
during the Victorian or Edwardian era, the world
of Gaslamp Fantasy contains advanced technology, but, like Steampunk, creates that technology using materials that existed at the time, such as hand-wrought metals,
leather, wood, cogs, etc. Gaslamp sets itself apart from Steampunk by relying more on supernatural elements, themes, and
subjects than on science and technology. Gaslamp Fantasy is
also known as Gaslight Fantasy or Gaslight Romance.
The Fifty Shades Trilogy by E.L. James not your cup of
tea? Try “The Last Letter from Your Lover” by Jojo Moyes
for some nostalgic-style romance!
The Last Letter from Your Lover / Jojo Moyes:
A Brief Encounter for our time, [this book] is a
sophisticated, spellbinding double love story
that spans decades and thrillingly evokes a
bygone era.
In 1960, Jennifer Stirling wakes in the hospital
and remembers nothing—not the car accident
that put her there, not her wealthy husband,
not even her own name. Searching for clues, she finds an impassioned letter, signed simply "B," from a man for whom she
seemed willing to risk everything. In 2003, journalist Ellie Haworth stumbles upon the letter and becomes obsessed with
learning the unknown lovers’ fate—hoping it will inspire her
own happy ending. Remarkably moving, this is a novel for romantics of every age.
Romance Forecast: January 2013
See authors or titles you like? Request them at your library!
The One I Left Behind / Jennifer McMahon (Literary Suspense)
Fall Into You / Roni Loren (A Loving on the Edge Novel - Erotic Romance)
Dreamspinner / Lyn Kurland (A Novel of the Nine Kingdoms, #4)
By Private Invitation / Stephanie Julian (A Salon Games Novel - Erotica)
Black Fallen / Elle Jasper (Dark Ink Chronicles, #4)
Last Kiss Goodnight / Gena Showalter
(Debut series! Otherworld Assassins)
Chance of a Lifetime / Jodi Thomas (Harmony series)
Women’s Fiction Spotlight
The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns / Margaret
Dilloway: Thirty-six-year-old Gal Garner lives a regimented
life. Her job teaching biology and her struggle with kidney
disease keep her toggling between the high school, the
hospital, and her home on a strict schedule.
Only at home, in her garden, does Gal come alive. It's here
that she experiments with Hulthemia the hopes
of creating a brand-new variation of spectacular beauty.
But even her passion has a highly structured goal: Gal
wants to win Queen of Show in a major competition and bring that rose
to market.
Then one afternoon Gal's teenaged niece, the daughter of her estranged
sister, arrives. Unannounced. Neither one of them will ever be the same.
Filled with gorgeous details of the art of rose breeding, [this] is a testament to the redemptive power of love. Pub date: 8/12 On order
Book Buzz Insider Publishing News
 North Carolina author, Sarah Addison Allen, reports that
her next novel is currently titled “Lost Lake” and will be
released sometime in 2013. Addison is the author of such magical
southern gems as The Peach Keeper, The Girl who Chased the Moon,
The Sugar Queen, and Garden Spells (my personal favorite!).
 Romantic Times (RT) Magazine is reporting on their Website
( that Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove
series is being adapted for television by the Hallmark Channel.
Actress Andie McDowell has just signed on to star. Developing…
 Janet Evanovich (along with co-author Dorien Kelly) will release a
humorous romantic mystery that, for Evanovich, will be a definite
departure from her Stephanie Plum series. The Husband List will be
published in December, 2012 and is set during the American Gilded
Age in 1894. Will the story contain Janet’s signature car explosion?
Don’t know, but the combustion engine was invented in 1885!
 It was announced on March 26, 2012 that Universal Studios and
Focus Features secured the film rights to the Fifty Shades of Grey
Trilogy. Casting is under way. FYI: Fifty Shades began life as
“Twilight” fan fiction that British author E.L. James later rewrote into
the erotica trilogy so popular today.
 Nora Roberts’ next Eve Dallas book will be published in late 2013.
The title is Thankless in Death.
Publishers promise to offer a thrill-a-minute this summer with the release
of all sorts of novels to suit every taste - from thriller to mystery to action
adventure - your appetite for goose bump-raising, mindboggling, heartpumping storytelling will be totally satisfied!
June saw the release of Matthew Quirk’s debut thriller, The 500. Mike Ford, a
recent Harvard grad, grew up in a world of small-stakes con men. Now he’s
working in his dream job for a powerful Washington consulting firm. Only, he’s
quick to discover that consulting is the biggest con of all. Who can resist this
teaser from the publisher: “To get out, he’ll have to do all the things he thought
he’d never do: lie, cheat, steal - and this time, maybe even kill. Combining the
best elements of political intrigue and heart-stopping action, THE 500… calls to
mind classic thrillers like The Firm and Presumed Innocent.”
Did you know that private investigation is illegal in China? That’s one of the interesting facts you’ll glean while devouring the first book in Ridley Pearson’s brilliant new action thriller series. The Risk Agent introduces readers to Rutherford
Risk, a firm that specializes in hostage extraction and recovery. The firm’s first
case involves the kidnapping of a Chinese National working for an Americanowned construction company. Where to start? Follow the money, of course.
Forensic Accountant, Grace Chu and civilian John Knox (“a man with unparalleled
training in both combat and culture”) do just that - and more - but can they
rescue the hostage before it’s too late? On order
The sultry and atmospheric New Orleans headlines Daniel Blake’s second book
(after Thou Shalt Kill) in his Franco Patrese mystery thriller series. City of the
Dead finds Patrese making a new life for himself in a new job (FBI, New Orleans
Bureau). It’s not long before he finds himself bayou-deep in murder and the dark
and twisted underworld of Voodoo. The book will be released in July.
In July, Dewey Andreas, author Ben Coes’ Army Ranger and Delta hero, comes up
against his most formable foe yet in The Last Refuge, the third book in the series.
Dewey finds himself racing against time to eliminate Iran’s first nuclear weapon
to repay a debt. All he has to do is rescue his friend from one of the world’s most
secure prison’s, and find and destroy an Iranian nuke - all in a day’s work, right?
Stephen Romano gives readers a white-knuckle ride of suspense
when he releases his techno-thriller Resurrection Express in September. Who can resist a novel with a description from the publisher that reads: “Meet Elroy Coffin. He’s a twenty-first century high
tech thief with deadly hands...There is no code he can’t break, nothing he can’t hack. No safe he can’t crack. But even the best can fall.
Sold up the river after a job..., Coffin has spent the past two years
incarcerated in a maximum security hellhole, driven to near-madness by the
death of his beloved wife. When a mysterious “concerned citizen” arrives...with
evidence that Coffin’s wife is still alive, and offers him the chance to find her in
return for cracking the most deadly security system ever designed, Coffin knows
something big is going down. Back on the street and relentlessly hunted by the
same man who left him to rot in jail, Coffin is drawn into a breakneck maelstrom
of action, betrayal and intrigue that will test the limits of his skills, and puts him
in the center of a death-defying escape through the criminal underworld.”
Linwood Barclay releases his latest thriller in September. Trust Your Eyes features map-obsessed schizophrenic Thomas Kilbride and his brother/caretaker
Ray. They both become targets when Thomas’ obsession with a map of the world
computer program called unveils a murder in New York City.
The Yellow Birds: A Novel / Kevin
Powers: "The war tried to kill us in
the spring," begins this breathtaking
account of friendship and loss. In Al
Tafar, Iraq, twenty-one-year old Private Bartle and eighteen-year-old
Private Murphy cling to life as their
platoon launches a bloody battle for
the city. In the endless days that follow, the two young soldiers do everything to protect each other from the forces that press
in on every side: the insurgents, physical fatigue, and
the mental stress that comes from constant danger.
Bound together since basic training when their toughas-nails Sergeant ordered Bartle to watch over Murphy, the two have been dropped into a war neither is
prepared for. As reality begins to blur into a hazy
nightmare, Murphy becomes increasingly unmoored
from the world around him and Bartle takes impossible actions. Pub Date: 9/11/12
Debut author Kevin Powers served in Tafar, Iraq in
2004 and 2005. His writing style has been compared
to that of Ernest Hemingway and Cormac McCarthy,
but with a distinctive and insightful voice all his own.
Titles Just In!
The Inquisitor’s Key / Jefferson Bass: A stone chest is
found inscribed with a stunning claim: Inside
lie the bones of ...Jesus of Nazareth.
Hush Money / Chuck Greaves: First in a new series!
Takes readers into the high-stakes worlds of
big-firm litigation and professional equestrian
show-jumping, where no one can be trusted,
and nothing is quite as it seems.
Before the Poison / Peter Robinson: This stand-alone
thriller contains twists and turns worthy of
the noir classic Laura by Vera Caspary.
The Watchers: A Novel / Jon Steele: Three lives, one
purpose: save what's left of paradise before
all hell breaks loose.
Lady, Go Die! / Mickey Spillane & Max Allen Collins
FYI: Written between I, the Jury and My Gun
is Quick, Lady, Go Die! is Mickey Spillane’s
lost 1940’s Mike Hammer novel never before
published. It was completed by Max Allen
Collins, Spillane’s literary executor.
Exit Plan / Larry Bond: Military Action Thriller
The Family Corleone / Ed Franco: Prequel to Mario
Puzo’s The Godfather. Book based on Puzo’s
unproduced screenplay.
Nonfiction Just In
Soldier Dogs: The Untold Story of America’s Canine Heroes /
Maria Goodavage
The 3,000 Hit Club: Stories of Baseball’s Greatest Hitters /
Fred McMane & Stuart Shea
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Twitter Marketing / Brett Petersel
Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics /
Christopher Irving
The Ultimate Survival Manual: 333 Skills That Will Get You Out Alive /
Rich Johnson
Historical Newspapers: The Cincinnati
Enquirer (1841-1922)
This resource provides a complete electronic edition of
the Cincinnati Enquirer from 1841 to 1922. You can click
through cover to cover, or search by topic, date or article
Titanic Survivor / Violet Jessup: The newly discovered memoirs of Violet Jessop, an ocean liner stewardess with the White Star Line who survived the
sinking of the Titanic only to become a wartime
nurse aboard the Britannic which also sank after
hitting a mine.
type (article, photo, comic, birth/death/marriage notice,
display ad, film review, etc.)
Ohio Memory is an online scrapbook of Ohio History that
contains over 26,000 primary sources from 330 archives,
historical societies, libraries, and museums that document Ohio's past from prehistory through the present. > Reference Desk > Databases
Biographies Just In
A Warrior’s Heart / Micky Ward with Joe Layden
Cool Websites You’ll want to Visit!
The Most Talkative: Stories from the Frontlines of Pop Culture /
Do you enjoy Historical Fiction? Try out the Historical Novel
Society @ You can search
lists by Author, Genre, Period, Century, and Publisher!
Andy Cohen
Rather Outspoken / Dan Rather
The Queen Mother / Lady Colin Campbell
Service: A Navy SEAL at War / Marcus Luttrell
Jimi Hendrix: A Brother’s Story / Leon Hendrix
Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter / Frank Deford
I love it when my favorite book is made into a movie. If you
do too, here is a website that will keep you in the know: Optionated:
If you love genre fiction try the Fiction Database website at
Love, Life and Elephants: An African Love Story /
Daphne Jenkins Sheldrick
Jeneration X / Jen Lancaster
A Life Without Limits: A World Champion’s Journey /
Chrissie Wellington
Cronkite / Douglas Brinkley
Do you enjoy spy fiction? Try this site: Spy Guys and Gals:
The Website Fantastic Fiction is a MUST visit for anyone who
reads a lot of series fiction. The site lists titles in reading order, offers news on current and upcoming titles, and also links
authors to their pseudonyms. You can’t go wrong with a visit!
Your library keeps your changing needs in mind
An interactive program
for nursing home
Our program plan for July is
carnival games and in August
the theme is Hawaii.
Beyond Books is made possible through kind donations
from our community. To donate, please contact
Danita Cook at 456-4376.
Kinship Konnection meets the 2nd Friday of every
month at 10 AM at the Senior Center in Eaton -800 E. St. Clair St. If you, or someone you know, is
in the position of raising someone else’s children,
PLEASE give this unique, supportive group a try.
We Care: A Caregiver’s Support Group meets the first
Monday of every month at 2 PM at the Senior Center in Eaton. The programs last 1–1-½ hours. The
Senior Center will provide FREE handicapped accessible transportation. Call the Senior Center one
week before the meeting to schedule transportation (456-4947). We Care is sponsored by the Preble County Council on Aging, Preble County District
Library, Heartland, Vancrest, Greenbriar, and Crossroads.
Schedule: All programs & events begin at 2PM
July 9 - Celebrate National Ice Cream Month
Aug 6 - Crossroads presents Myths of Hospice
For more information, contact Outreach Coordinator Danita Cook, PCDL at 456-4376 or Juanita
Moore, Preble County Council On Aging at
Large Print Titles
Giant George: Life with the World’s Biggest Dog / Dave Nasser
Stolen Prey / John Sandford
The Cove / Ron Rash
Spring Fever / Mary Kay Andrews
Summer Days / Susan Mallery
The Chaperone / Laura Moriarty
The Storm / Clive Cussler
Touching the Sky / Tracie Peterson
Love Blooms in Winter / Lori Copeland
No Longer a Gentleman / Mary Jo Putney
The Road to Grace / Richard Paul Evans (The Walk series)
Homecoming in Mossy Creek: A collective novel / Debra Dixon
(A Mossy Creek Hometown series, #8)
iPad for Seniors (Studio Visual Steps)
All e-Readers can be set to LARGE PRINT! No more waiting for your favorite books to come out in large print!
Summer Reading was a grand success for 2012!
LEFT: West Elkton Library: Maddie Powers
shows off her model of the Watts Tower one of the Summer Reading Tween Crafts!
LEFT: West Elkton
Library’s Summer
Reading Volunteer
is Caleb Ashton.
Branch Librarian
Mickie Gayhart
writes, “He is a special kid and has
stolen our hearts!”
TOP: Animal Exotics presented two shows on
separate days at the Eaton Library altogether, over 300 children attended!
RIGHT: What a cute little hedgehog!
West Alexandria - SR Storytime Fun 6/13/12
TOP: Camden Library’s Animal Exotics Program June 12.
LEFT: Petting a turtle at the Eaton Branch’s Animal Exotics
Between the Covers
Adults are reading "Between the Covers" of their favorite books this
summer. Summer Reading at the Eaton Branch has brought out 186 adults
who love to read. Between all of the other branches there are 178 adults
signed up! You can still register to read and review your favorite books
through the end of July. You will receive a book bag just for signing up
(while supplies last). And your review will be your entry into our weekly
prize drawings. Our grand prizes, to be drawn July 30th, is an eReader for
each of the branches of PCDL.
Several people have been "caught reading Between the Covers" and their
photos are on display at the Eaton branch. Stop by and see if you can
identify them!
TOP (L) Eaton Mayor Gary Wagnor and (R) Fire Chief Jack
Royer get “Between the Covers” at the Eaton Library to
help promote Adult Summer Reading!
Danita Cook, Adult Programming/Outreach Services
For more information regarding library programs & events, please see our monthly Program Calendar
Stories of Love and Faith
Just In!
Glamorous Illusions / Lisa T. Bergren (The Grand tour Season, 1)
My Dearest Naomi / Jerry Eicher &
Tina Eicher
The Next Target / Nikki Arana
Rare Earth / Davis Bunn
Love Inspired Series Romance
Triplets Find a Mom / Annie Jones
Building a Perfect Match / Arlene James
(Chatam House)
The Forest Ranger’s Child / Leigh Bale
(A Cowboy for Every Mood)
Her Small-town Sheriff / Lissa Manley
Lilac Wedding in Dry Creek / Janet Tronstad
Love of a Lifetime / Carol Voss
High Country Hearts / Glynne Kaye
The Promise of Home / Kathryn Springer
(Mirror Lake)
Her Lone Star Cowboy / Debra Clopton
Her Family Wish / Betsy St. Amant
Redemption Ranch / Leann Harris
Debut Author Joanne Bischof
Be Still My Soul (The Cadence of Grace series, Book One): Lonnie Sawyer is pretty,
sweet, and innocent-making her the ideal
target for arrogant Gideon O'Riley, a talented bluegrass musician who cares only about
satisfying his own desires. When Lonnie's
alcoholic father discovers Gideon stealing a
kiss from Lonnie, she is forced to marry him,
but the harsh realities of life soon turn his
affection to anger.
When an elderly couple intervenes, taking the O'Rileys under
their wing, Gideon learns what true love is. He surrenders his will
to God and endeavors to be a husband worthy of his tender bride,
and finally begins to win his wife's heart. Yet just as the pieces of
their lives fall into place, an unfortunate turn of events lands Gideon on the wrong side of justice and at risk of losing Lonnie all
over again. Pub Date: 10/2/12
In the historical romance tradition of Christian Fiction pioneer
Janette Oke, debut author Joanne Bischof weaves an enthralling
story of a good-hearted Appalachian woman and her unexpected
journey toward love with the man she is forced to marry.
Inspirational Forecast 2012: See a title that interests
you? Please request it at your library!
Something Blue / Dianne Christner (The Plain City Bridesmaids, #3)
The Haven / Suzanne Woods Fisher (Stoney Ridge Seasons, #2)
The Amish Bride / Mindy Starn Clark and Leslie Gould
(The Women of Lancaster County, #3)
Living in Harmony / Mary Ellis (The New Beginnings Series, #2)
Faithful to Laura / Kathleen Fuller (A Middlefield Family Novel, #2)
Whispers in the Wind / Lauraine Snelling (Wild West Wind, #2)
The Bridesmaid / Beverly Lewis (Home to Hickory Hollows, #2)
A Season for Tending / Cindy Woodsmall
(Amish Vines and Orchards,# 1)
Found / Shelley Shepard Gray
(The Secrets of Crittenden County, #3)
Where Love Grows / Jerry Eicher (Fields of Home, #3)
Autumn Winds / Charlotte Hubbard (Seasons of the Heart,#2)
Taming the Wind / Tracie Peterson (Land of the Lone Star, #3)
Twice a Bride / Mona Hodgson: Continuation of the Sinclair Sisters
of Cripple Creek series, but reads as a stand-alone novel.
A Wreath of Snow: A Victorian Christmas Novella / Liz Curtis Higgs
A Heart made New / Kelly Irvin (Bliss Creek Amish, #3)
His Love Endures Forever / Beth Wiseman (Land of Canaan, #3)
A Simple Autumn / Rosalind Lauer (Seasons of Lancaster, #2)
An Amish Kitchen / Beth Wiseman, Amy Clapston, and Kelly Long
(Anthology 3-stories-in-1)
Sneak Peek into 2013
Love Comes to Paradise / Mary Ellis (New Beginnings, #3)
Love Finds a Home / Kelly Irvin (Bliss Creek Amish, #4)
Katie Opens Her Heart / Jerry Eicher (Emma Raber’s Daughter, #1)
Katie’s journey to Love / Jerry Eicher (Emma Raber’s Daughter, #2)
A Place to Belong / Lauraine Snelling (Wild West Wind, #3)
To honor and Trust / Tracie Peterson (Bridal Veil Island, #3)
The Icecutter’s Daughter / Tracie Peterson
(Land of Shining Water, #1
Movie Buzz
- Hallmark Channel is producing a television
series based on Janette Oke’s popular series Canadian West.
Kitchen & More
Cook Books
The Sweet Magnolias Cookbook / Sherryl
Woods: NY Times bestselling author Sherryl
Woods invites you into the world of Serenity,
South Carolina, where good food and good
friends await. Based on her beloved Sweet Magnolias series, this gorgeous cookbook is full of
Southern Classics and heartwarming stories of
friendship and fun. Pub date: 8/12
Tyler Florence Fresh / Tyler Florence: In his most visually dazzling book
to date, celebrity chef Tyler Florence makes a case for eschewing processed and prepared foods in favor of fresh, naturally healthful and of
course delicious meals. Pub date: 11/12
The Self-Reliant Home
The Top 100 Finger Foods for Babies and Toddlers /
Christine Bailey
The Pickled Pantry / Mary Moss-Sprague
Vertical Vegetables and Fruit / Rhonda Massingham Hart
Stand Up and Garden / Mary Moss-Sprague
Better Homes and Garden Can It!
Attracting Songbirds to your Backyard / Sally Roth
Rain Gardens / Lynn M. Steiner
One + One: Scarves, Shawls, and Shrugs / Iris Schreier
Sweet Shawlettes / Jean Moss
Chic on a Shoestring: Simple to Sew Vintage-Style Accessories /
Mary Jane Baxter
Pop-Up Cards / Sandi Genovese
Sewing Made Simple Tessa Evelegh
Available Now!
Easy, Delicious Home Cooking (Real Simple)
Taste of Home Farm Fresh Favorites
Weber’s Smoke / Janice Purviance
Sweet Designs / Amy Atlas
The Daily Feast / Esther Rose Graber
Cake Love in the Morning / Warren Brown
Sugarlicious: 50 Cute & Clever Treats for Every Occasion /
Meaghan Mountford
Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks:
Gooseberry Patch: 5 Ingredients or Less
Gooseberry Patch: Homestyle in a Hurry
Gooseberry Patch: Simple Shortcut Recipes
Gooseberry Patch: Rush-Hour Recipes
Gooseberry Patch: Fresh from the Farmstand
Gooseberry Patch: The Harvest Table
Gooseberry Patch: The Christmas Table
Gooseberry Patch: Meals in Minutes
Gooseberry Patch: Quick and Easy Autumn
To Your Health & More
Cardio Core 4x4 / Jay Cardiello
The Women’s Health Big Book of Abs / Adam Bornstein
Baby Development / Claire Halsey
Yoga for Back Pain / Loren Fishman
The Simple Joys of Grandparenting / Abigail R. Gehring
New Teen Books
Temptation / R.L. Stine: This collection includes three fan favorites from
R.L. Stine’s classic vampire series: Goodnight Kiss, Goodnight Kiss 2, and
The Vampire Club. Coming Soon!
Monument 14 / Emmy Laybourne: In Emmy Laybourne’s action-packed
debut novel, six high school kids (some popular, some not), two eighth
graders (one a tech genius), and six little kids trapped together in a
chain superstore build a refuge for themselves inside. While outside, a
series of escalating disasters, beginning with a monster hailstorm and
ending with a chemical weapons spill, seems to be tearing the world—
as they know it—apart. Coming Soon!
The Girl in the Clockwork Collar / Kady Cross (Book #2 in The Steampunk Chronicles): Sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne and her "straynge band
of mysfits" have journeyed from London to America to rescue their
friend Jasper, hauled off by bounty hunters. Available Now!
Christina Jones
Teen Librarian
Preble Teens have been sure to “Own the Night” this summer in
Teen Summer Reading. Some Teens have already started their
3rd Time Card, which means they’ve already read 50 hours this
Haven’t signed up yet? You should! Summer Reading ends July
28th. The theme “Own the Night” has inspired some fun Teen
Programs, including “Be a Ninja,” where Teens showed off their
Ninja slicing skills tournament-style with Wii Speed Slice. Ninja
gloves went to the first place winners. Trendy mustache anyone? Incognito/Spies gave Teens a chance to make tattoo
sleeves and photo booth props (which included a fake moustache!) for all their spy needs. Southern Ohio Supernatural, a
local paranormal investigation group, stopped by the Eaton
Branch on June 23rd and discussed ghosts in Preble County.
They showed off their equipment and took questions relating to
the paranormal.
A Star Wars Program is coming up at many Branches and there
will be another tournament with Wii Lightsaber Duel. Top Winners receive a Star Wars Lightsaber! Also, we’re making Princess Leia headbands or Yoda Ears, eating Star Wars snacks, and
crafting Pool Noodles into Lightsabers! Then, at the Eaton
Branch, we’re celebrating all the end-of-the-world Teen Lit that
is popular by holding a Project: End of the World on July 18th @
3 p.m. Inspired by the crazy challenges on Project Runway,
Teens will be challenged to make an end-of-the-world outfit
with random supplies (bubble wrap, Duck Tape, etc.). We will
also be making electrical tape bracelets and wristbands. Finally
at the Eaton Branch we’ll be serving Monster Food and showing
a Teen Monster Movie on July 25 @ 3 p.m. Practice your Zombie shooting skills, try your best at our Zombie Jello Brain eating
competition, and eat Unicorn Poop Cookies! Then watch a
Teen Monster Movie!
Own the Night - Teen Summer Reading
Eldorado Library - Incognito/Spies Program
Publication created by Cheryl Richter, 2012
Be a Ninja Program at the New Paris Library.
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