Archive for January, 2013

New CLC DVD’s – January 24, 2013

January 26th, 2013

African Queen

American in China


Atlas Shrugged:  Part One

Bucky Larson:  Born to be a Star


Case Histories

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Citizen Gangster




Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close




Friends with Benefits

Lincoln Lawyer

Morning Glory

Night to Remember


Wrath of the Titans

and many more


New CLC DVD’s for Children and Families:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Dolphin Tale

Gnomeo & Juliet

Mars Needs Moms

Ramona and Beezus

The Secret of Skeleton Island

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

The Adventures of Tin Tin

We Bought a Zoo




New Drawing of the Library

January 25th, 2013

building_sketchIt has been a while since we had a great drawing of the library and one of our staff members came up with this.  I love the feel of the drawing and wanted to share it with you all.

Science Fiction / Fantasy Books — January 25, 2013

January 25th, 2013

Foundation:  Book One of the Collegium Chronicles by Mercedes Lackey

From Booklist

The new Valdemar novel takes place earlier in the kingdom’s history than has any other, set when the Heralds’ collegium was established. At that time, the system of heraldic training was changing from one-on-one apprenticeship to the collegial system used by Healers and Bards, because there were too many trainees for the old system. Some older Heralds weren’t happy with that change, and as all three collegia rapidly grew, there was much rivalry for builders and teachers. Young Mags, an orphan who drudges for a greedy, cruel mine owner, is Chosen and eventually brought to Haven for training, where his goodheartedness and near-total ignorance make him very dependent on his companion. Thanks to court intrigues and an attempt by foreign infiltrators to trick Valdemar to its disadvantage, Lackey makes a real page-turner out of Mags’ and the collegia’s development. Though similar in some ways to both Brightly Burning (2000) and Take a Thief (2001), this book’s outstanding characters, especially Mags, will greatly please Valdemar fans. –Frieda Murray –This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Intrigues: Book Two of the Collegium Chronicles by Mercedes Lackey

“Spellbinding storyteller” (Rave Reviews) Mercedes Lackey continues her epic Valdemar series.

Magpie is a thirteen-year-old orphan chosen by one of the magical Companion horses of Valdemar and taken to the capital city, Haven, to be trained as a Herald. Like all Heralds, Magpie learns that he has a hidden Gift-the Gift of telepathy.

But life at the court is not without obstacles. When Mags is “recognized” by foreign secret operatives whose purpose is unknown, Mags himself comes under suspicion. Who are Magpie’s parents-who is he, really? Can Mags solve the riddle of his parentage and his connection with the mysterious spies-and prove his loyalty-before the king and court banish him as a traitor?

Changes: Book Three of the Collegium Chronicles by Mercedes Lackey

Enter the thrilling third volume in the epic Collegium Chronicles.

In Mercedes Lackey’s classic coming-of-age story, the orphan Magpie pursues his quest for his parent’s identity with burning urgency-while also discovering another hidden talent and being trained by the King’s Own Herald as an undercover agent for Valdemar. Shy Bardic Trainee Lena has to face her famous but uncaring father, one of Valdemar’s most renowned Bards. And Healing Trainee Bear must struggle against his disapproving parents, who are pressuring Bear to quit the Healers’ Collegium because he lacks the magical Healing Gift.

Each of the three friends must face his or her demons and find their true strength as they seek to become the full Heralds, Bards, and Healers of Valdemar.

New Adult Non-Fiction Books — January 23, 2013

January 23rd, 2013

Archetypes: Who Are You? by Caroline Myss

The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Recovering from Trauma and PTSD: using compassion focused therapy to overcome flashbacks, shame, guilt and fear by Deborah A. Lee

The Holistic Orchard: Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way by Michael Phillips

Sepp Holzers Permaculture: a Practical Guide to Small-Scale, Intergrative Farming and Gardening  by Sepp Holzer

Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies and Serial Killers can teach us about Success by Kevin Sutton

30 Minute Knits: What Can You Do in Half Hour or Less  by Carol Meldrum

New Adult Fiction Books — January 23, 2013

January 23rd, 2013

Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier

Lily’s Plight by Dianna Crawford

Standing in Another Man’s Grave by Ian Rankin

1356: a novel by Bernard Cornwell

The Third Bullet: a Bob Lee Swagger Novel by Stephen Hunter

The Fifth Assassin by Brad Meltzer

Angel by Her Side: a Heaven on Earth novel by Ruth Reid

Flight of the Earls: an Heirs of Ireland novel by Michael K. Reynolds

Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini

The Double Game by Dan Fesperman (large print)

The Clause by Brian Wiprud (large print)

Fear of Beauty by Susan Froetschel

Intercept by Dick Wolf

Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan

Private Berlin by James Patterson with Mark Sullivan

Road to Cardinal Valley by Earlene Fowler