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 success! 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 G 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 www.pcdl.lib.oh.us 2 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 9:30am-12:30pm. 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. 3 July Business Brown Bag TOPIC Fracking 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 instructors. Take advantage of the opportunity to get expert advice to improve your business! Classes are designed to offer relevant, up-to-date information. PRESENTER Edwin “Mike” Lloyd DATE & LOCATION Thurs., July 12 Noon - 1PM Library Administration Office 450 S Barron St., Eaton OH INFORMATION 937-456-4250 M-F 8am - 5pm M 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: www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-03-22/fracking-fluid-soaks -ohio Preble County Chamber of Commerce http://www.preblecountyohio.com/board.html Preble County, Ohio Economic Development http://www.preblecountyregion.com/ 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 bell. 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. 4 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 Coriolanus 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: www.ohioebooks.org eBooks 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! September 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. October 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) November 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 December 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 January 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. February Alex Cross, Run / James Patterson 5 Message: 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. 6 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. 7 Available from publishers in July - See a title you like? Request it at your library! Alan Bradley will release his next Flavia de Title Author Series or FYI # Luce mystery in February, 2013. The title is Some Like it Hawk Donna Andrews Meg Langslow 14 Speaking from Among the Bones. In May, Portrait of Doreene Gray Esri Allbritten Chihuahua 2 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 2 In a Witch's Wardrobe Juliet Blackwell Witchcraft 4 eleven-year old sleuth, Flavia - she’ll charm Murder on the Half Shelf Lorna Barrett Booktown 6 your socks off! Lethal Outlook Victoria Laurie Psychic Eye 10 Plotting at the PTA Laura Alden Beth Kennedy, PTA Secretary 3 Death of a Schoolgirl Joanna Campbell Slan Jane Eyre Chronicles Red Velvet Revenge Jenn McKinlay Cupcake Bakery 4 Beef Stolen-Off Liz Lipperman Clueless Cook 2 A Sinister Sense Allison Kingsley Raven's Nest 2 Cloaked in Malice Annette Blair Vintage Magic 5 How to Dine on Killer Wine Penny Warner Party Planning 5 The main character, Sarah Dearly, was previ- Pies and Prejudice Ellery Adams Charmed Pie Shoppe 4 ously introduced in Rowen’s Paranormal Debut Debut 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 19 Blood, Bath and Beyond Michelle Rowen Immortality Bites Mystery 1 Lucky Stuff Sharon Fiffer Jane Wheel 8 A Brew to a Kill Cleo Coyle Coffeehouse 11 When the Cookie Crumbles Virginia Lowell Cookie Cutter Shop 3 Sour Apples Sheila Connolly An Orchard Mystery 6 Bruja Brouhaha Rochelle Staab Mind for Murder 2 Peril in Paperback Kate Carlisle Bibliophile Mystery 6 A Witch Before Dying Heather Blake Wishcraft Mystery 3 Spoonful of Murder Connie Archer Soup Lover's Debut Sheila Connolly will introduce a brand new Never Say Pie Carol Culver Pie Shop Debut series in February, 2013 called County Cork Powdered Peril Jessica Beck Donut Shop 8 Death of a Neighborhood Witch Laura Levine Jaine Austen 11 Shunning Sarah Julie Kramer Riley Spartz, TV reporter 5 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 www.stopyourekillingme.com This is a absolutely must Web visit if you love reading mysteries! Mysteries. The first book is Buried in a Bog. 8 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! www.karenbergreen.net 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 more….closely. 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 Hitchcock! July 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) August 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. 9 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 Roses...in 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!). www.sarahaddisonallen.com Romantic Times (RT) Magazine is reporting on their Website (www.rtbookreviews.com) 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. 10 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 whirl360.com 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. 11 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 REFERENCE DATABASES Turn to PCDL’s SEARCHABLE DATABASES! SPOTLIGHT: 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. www.pcdl.lib.oh.us > 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 @ http://historicalnovelsociety.org/. 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: www.optionated.com If you love genre fiction try the Fiction Database website at www.fictiondb.com 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: www.spyguysandgals.com 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! http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk 12 Your library keeps your changing needs in mind An interactive program for nursing home residents 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. Reminders… 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 456-4947. 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! 13 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 program! 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 @www.pcdl.lib.oh.us Stories of Love and Faith 14 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! August 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) September 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) October 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) December 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. 15 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 16 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 Summer! 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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