Dear Friends and Book Lovers,

I’ve decided to start off each newsletter with our hours of operation, just so you know: Saturday, June 17, we will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Annex Building in the library’s large parking lot.

On the Special Sale Table: A very nice selection of books in the Action – Adventure genre marked at 50% off our normal prices. These books are perfect for that special Father’s Day gift!

Collector’s Corner: For the person who loves trains we have THE OFFICIAL GUIDE TO THE RAILWAYS AND STEAM NAVIGATION LINES OF THE UNITED STATES, PUERTO RICO, CANADA, MEXICO AND CUBA from April 1948. Also includes time-tables of railroads in central America and airline schedules. Includes maps and advertisements.

Find out what the best-dressed women were wearing in the 40s, 50s and 60s. We have the FASHION DIGEST issues from 1947 to 1966.

1927 textbook FOREMANSHIP: SECTIONS 11 TO 20. Section 11 focuses on fitting men to jobs.

MY BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS COOKBOOK (1935). An early version of a kitchen classic.

Children’s books: We have a beautifully lithographed copy of the BIBLE PICTURE ABC BOOK from 1939.

With great stories and prints we have THE HOWE READERS: A FIFTH READER from 1909.

Great summer reads: ICELANDER by Dustin Long (signed by author). From an Amazon review: Icelander is the debut novel from a brilliant new mind, an intricate, giddy Icelandic lore and pulpy intrigue.

1913 first edition THE OUTDOOR CHUMS ON A HOUSE BOAT. The chums guide a houseboat down the Mississippi – adventure occurs.

1913 first edition (second printing) of THE DARK FLOWER. Author John Galsworthy is best known for the Forsyte Saga and won the Nobel prize in 1932.

 

Politics: WHO’S WHO IN THE NATION’S CAPITAL 1920-21. Perfect guide to our country’s capital for any new politician.

Choice Selections Fiction: THE WEIRD: A COMPENDIUM OF STRANGE AND DARK STORIES edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer; ONE WITH YOU by Sylvia Day; UPSTREAM by Mary Oliver.

Choice Selections Non-Fiction: KILLING JESUS: A HISTORY by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard; DEAD WAKE: THE LAST CROSSING OF THE LUSITANIA by Erik Larson; THE HEALTHY GREEN DRINK DIET by Jason Manheim; 50 MATHEMATICAL IDEAS YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW by Tony Crilly; 100 THINGS HOOSIER FANS SHOULD KNOW BEFORE THEY DIE by Stan Sutton; MONET: A RETROSPECTIVE edited by Charles Stuckey; ESSENTIAL IMPRESSIONISTS by Antonia Cunningham; GRADITUDE by Oliver Sacks; MODERN WITCHCRAFT SPELL BOOK: YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO CRAFTING AND CASTING SPELLS by Skye Alexander.

We have received a huge donation of cookbooks in great condition from a very generous patron. Come in and check out all the titles including FRESH FROM THE VEGETARIAN SLOW COOKER, CHOCOLATE EPIPHANY, WORLD CLASS CAKES, S’MORES GOURMET TREATS FOR EVERY OCCASION, FOOD NETWORK KITCHENS MAKING IT EASY and ORGANIC AND CHIC.

Art: FRIDA KAHLO by Frank Milner; EXOTIC FLOWERS FOR ARTISTS AND CRAFTSPEOPLE by Yuko Green.

Biography: CRAZY HORSE: THE STRANGE MAN OF THE OGLALAS by Mari Sandoz; A BOLD FRESH PIECE OF HUMANITY by Bill O’Reilly; THE PRINCESS DIARIST by Carrie Fisher.

Classics: THE CLASSICS: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW FROM ZEUS’S THRONE TO THE FALL OF ROME by Caroline Taggart; COMPLETE STORIES AND POEMS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE; THE STRANGER by Albert Camus; JANE EYRE by Charlotte Bronte; THE CANTERBURY TALES by Chaucer; MRS DALLOWAY by Virginia Wolfe; DEATH IN VENICE AND OTHER STORIES by Thomas Mann; VICTORY by Joseph Conrad.

Cookbooks: Our shelves runneth over with new additions to our selections. Stop by and check out all of our new cookbooks which will help you to prepare for your simple summer cookouts to lavish dinner parties.

Crafts & Hobbies: CABINETMAKING AND MILLWORK by John Feirer; CABINETRY: THE WOODWORKERS GUIDE TO BUILDING PROFESSIONAL-LOOKING CABINETS AND SHELVES edited by Robert Yoder; Z CAR ENTHUSIAST by Ben Millspaugh; SCRAPBOOKING by Better Homes and Gardens.

Fantasy: A CLASH OF KINGS, A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, A FEAST FOR CROWS, A GAME OF THRONES, and A STORM OF SWORDS by George R.R. Martin; THE HOBBIT by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Fiction: THE ATONEMENT CHILD by Francine Rivers; MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN by Ransom Riggs; BARREL FEVER by David Sedaris; WE THE LIVING by Ayn Rand; ANOTHER COUNTRY by James Baldwin; JUNKIE and NAKED LUNCH by William Burroughs; THE FALLON BLOOD: A NOVEL OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION by Robert Jordan writing as Reagan O’Neal.

Gardening: MONTH BY MONTH GARDENING IN INDIANA by James Fizzell

History: HELL AND GOOD COMPANY: THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR AND THE WORLD IT MADE by Richard Rhodes; THE HIGHEST ALTAR: THE STORY OF HUMAN SACRIFICE by Patrick Tierney; AMERICAN CREATION: TRIUMPHS AND TRAGEDIES AT THE FOUNDING OF THE REPUBLIC by Joseph Ellis; HELL’S ANGELS: THE STRANGE AND TERRIBLE SAGA OF THE OUTLAW MOTORCYCLE GANGS by Hunter S. Thompson; A VOYAGE LONG AND STRANGE ON THE TRAIL OF VIKINGS, CONQUISTADORS, LOST COLONISTS AND OTHER ADVENTURISTS IN EARLY AMERICA by Tony Horwitz

Humor & Commentary: REDUCED SHAKESPEARE: THE COMPLETE GUIDE FOR THE ATTENTION-IMPAIRED by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor

Kentuckiana: OLD GREASYBEARD: TALES FROM THE CUMBERLAND GAP collected and annotated by Leonard Roberts; A CENTURY AND BEYOND: THE HISTORY OF PURDUE UNIVERSITY by Robert Topping; THE HOOSIER GAME by Dr James Brunnemer.

Music: MUSIC AND MONARCHY: A HISTORY OF BRITIAN IN FOUR MOVEMENTS by Davis Starkey and Katie Greening.

Mythology: WHO’S WHO IN CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY by Michael Grant and John Hazel.

New Age & Parapsychology: GHOSTS AMONG US: UNCOVERING THE TRUTH ABOUT THE OTHER SIDE by James Van Praagh.

Popular Romance: DATING THE UNDEAD by Juliet Lyons; LORDS OF THE NIGHT: TALES OF VAMPIRE LOVE by Janice Bennett, Sara Blayne and Monique Ellis.

Science & Nature: RUBBISH!: THE ARCHEOLOGY OF GARBAGE by William Rathje and Cullen Murphy.

Science Fiction: THE VOYAGE CONTINUES…TREK THE NEXT GENERATION by James Van Hise; STAR TREK SPACEFLIGHT CHRONOLGY by Stan and Fred Goldstein.

Travel: THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS: PENNILESS ACROSS AMERICA by Mike Mcintyre.

VHS Tapes: APOLLO 13 starring Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise and Ed Harriss.

FOR THE CHILDREN

Just for Baby: PAT THE BUNNY by Dorothy Kunhardt.

Play-a-Sound Books: LET’S GO, THOMAS (Thomas needs new batteries, so this will sell for just a quarter); BLUE’S ROOM MAKE BELIEVE MUSIC.

Pop-Up Books: LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD; DAVID AND GOLIATH.

Board Books for Little Ones: POOH ADORE-ABLES THINK AND PLAY from Disney; MY GIGANTOSAURUS ABC with pictures by Jan Lewis; Disney’s PALS ARE FUN; LITTLE QUACK’S OPPOSITES by Lauren Thompson with pictures by Derek Anderson; THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE’S HIDDEN SURPRISES; CLEAN-UP TIME by Rosemary Wells; THE MIXED-UP CHAMELEON and MY VERY FIRST BOOK OF COLORS by Eric Carle; SLIDE AND FIND TRUCKS; STAR WARS ABC; OLIVIA COUNTS by Ian Falconer; TURN AND LEARN TIME by Katie Cox; A DAY AT THE MALL by Nancy Parent with pictures by Adam Devaney.

Hardback Picture Books: SURF’S UP FOR KIMO by Kerry Germain with pictures by Keoni Montes; ON THE NIGHT YOU WERE BORN by Nancy Tillman; THE FOUR SEASONS a play by Tony Geiss with pictures by Tom Cooke featuring the Muppets; BABAR AND HIS FRIENDS AT THE AMUSEMENT PARK from Jelly Bean Press; GREAT BIG GUINEA PIGS by Susan Roth; THE WORLD OF FAIRIES AT THE DAWN OF PIXIE HOLLOW by Calliope Glass; THE POTTY TRAIN by David Hochman with pictures by Derek Anderson; JOHNNY TRACTOR AND HIS PALS by Louise Bell.

Paperback Picture Books: OWL’S SECRET by Louise Gallop with pictures by Shannon Cartwright; FLASHY FANTASTIC RAIN FOREST FROGS by Dorothy Patent with pictures by Kendahl Jubb; BAMBI, a read-along storybook with CD; SKIPPY JON JONES by Judy Schachner; TELL ME AGAIN ABOUT THE NIGHT IS WAS BORN by Jamie Lee Curtis with pictures by Laura Cornell; MOON JOURNAL by Karen Rogers & Diane Cox.

Graphic Novel: THE DUMBEST IDEA EVER by Jimmy Gownley.

Series Books: DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE THIRD WHEEL by Jeff Kinney.

Intermediate Fiction: LILLY’S PLASTIC PURPLE PURSE by Kevin Henkes; FOR REAL SURE SISTER, a story of adoption by Ann Angel.

Children’s Poetry: WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS by Shel Silverstein.

Children’s Biography: PABLO PICASSO by Ibi Lepscky with pictures by Paolo Cardoni.

Non-Fiction: A CHILD’S HISTORY OF ART: ARCHITECTURE by V. M. Hillyer and E. G. Huey; QUEST FOR THE TREE KANGAROO: AN EXPEDITION TO THE CLOUD FOREST OF NEW GUINEA by Sy Montgomery; THE GAS WE PASS: THE STORY OF FARTS by Shinta Cho; SPACE by Valerie Wyatt; in the First Encyclopedia series by Sarah Phillips and Sarah Creese, we have books on Rocks, Cats, Dinos, Dogs, Birds, Weather, Body, Sea and Space; FOLDED PAPER PROJECTS by Jo Evans; CREATURES OF THE SEA by John Fine; AMAZING FACTS and PICTURE PUZZLES from Usborne Hotshots; THE USBORNE BOOK OF SIMPLE SCIENCE by Angela Wilkes; LOVE YOUR WORLD: HOW TO TAKE CARE OF THE PLANTS, THE ANIMALS AND THE PLANET by Dawn Sirett.

Caldecott Medal: THE EGG TREE by Katherine Milhous; THE RELATIVES CAME by Cynthia Rylant with pictures by Stephen Gammell; JOSEPH HAD A LITTLE OVERCOAT by Simms Taback.

Classics: THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL by Hans Christian Andersen with pictures by Rachel Isadora.

Also we have three books reprinted from the Lamplighter Collection: TEDDY’S BUTTON by Amy LeFeuvre (1890); THE WHITE DOVE Christoph Von Schmid; and HAND ON THE BRIDLE by Kathleen MacLeod (1933). These are old-fashioned stories are attractively bound; TEDDY and DOVE are recommended for ages 6-11 and HAND for ages 9-14.

Ready-to Read: PADDINGTON’S ADVENTURES (Level 1) by Michael Bond; BIG SNOWMAN, LITTLE SNOWMAN (Level 1) from Disney’s Frozen; READING FOR FUN ENRICHMENT LIBRARY with 55 books for kindergarten; THE CAT IN THE HAT and THE TOOTH BOOK by Dr. Seuss.

Young Adult & Intermediate Fantasy: HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS and HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE by J. K. Rowling.

Finally a reminder—when you join the Friends of the Library, you are supporting all the library’s programs and resources in your community. Ask at the cashier’s desk when you check out—joining is easy! And don’t forget to go to the library’s website at www.nafclibrary.org to find out about all the neat FREE programs that are available in part because you are a Friends member.