Come Give Great, Under-appreciated Titles a Whirl!

Prime Time classes begin Tuesday, February 5, and run from 6-7:30 p.m on Tuesdays. This program targets children 6 through 10 and is for kids and parents. There will be reading, storytelling and discussion, and a meal will be served. There will be activities for older and younger children as well. The program is free, but please call the library at (706) 657-7857 to register so that we will know how many to prepare for.

The Teen Book Club will meet on Tuesday, February 12, at 5 p.m. to discuss Winger by Andrew Smith. Follow 14-year-old Dean in this laugh-out-loud book as he deals with being invisible to the girl he’s in love with, rooming with a nightmare of a roommate, and figuring out what’s important in life. The book for March is One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus.

Last week I asked for followers of our Facebook page to give us book recommendations. Here are a few that came highly recommended: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, The Hitchhiker’s Guide series by Douglas Adams, American Gods by Neil Gaiman, and Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. I’ve already found a copy of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine to read.

As I mentioned last week, we have new books in at the library, and here is another list of some of those: Bride of Ivy by Julie Klassen; Capitalist Comeback: The Trump Boom by Andrew F. Puzder; Daughter of War by Brad Taylor; Delicate Touch by Stuart Woods; House Next Door by James Patterson; How to Knit a Murder by Sally Goldenbaum; Mansion by Ezekiel Boone; New Iberia Blues by James Lee Burke; Oath of Office by Marc Cameron; and Pandemic by Robin Cook.

We now have some 16-gig flash drives for sale at the library. They are $6.

Every so often we get a list of books from our regional office that haven’t been checked out much. Sometimes it is time to weed out some of these books, but sometimes it’s hard to believe that no one is reading them. So we have a display of these books, hoping to bring them to our patrons’ attention. Some of these are really good books! For example, Theft by Finding by David Sedaris, a favorite author of mine. Sedaris will be at the Tivoli in April.

A couple more I noticed are Baseball in Chattanooga and Walking to Canterbury by Jerry Ellis. Jerry Ellis is a local author who lives in Fort Payne. In this book he walks the route the pilgrims took in Canterbury Tales, telling about his experiences along the way.

Some of the neglected books are audiobooks. A couple of great mysteries to be found there are J.D. Robb’s Secrets in Death from her In Death series and All Mortal Flesh by Julia Spencer-Fleming, one of a good mystery series that I’ve read several of.

There are also a couple of audiobooks by Alexander McCall Smith, another favorite author of mine. Come and check these out!

Linda Wilson is a retired Dade English teacher and a faithful

library volunteer.

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