Dear Friends and Book Lovers,
I’ve decided to start off each newsletter with our hours of operation, just so you know: Saturday, July 15, we will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Annex Building in the library’s large parking lot.
Collectors Corner: For foreign language buffs, we have two German books: DEUTCH FUR UNFANGER (GERMAN FOR BEGINNERS), edited by Peter Hagboldt (1942, $2) and DEUTSCHES LIEDERBUCH (GERMAN SONGBOOK) published by D. C. Heath (1906, first six pages damaged, $2). In addition, there’s a little book of THE FINEST LEGENDS OF THE RHINE by Wilhelm Ruland (from the 1930s, loose pages but ten illustrations, $1). Then there’s a Latin edition of DE RERUM NATURA by Lucretius with an introduction and English notes by Francis Kelsey (1949, some underlining, $2) and an interlinear translation of THE COMPLETE WORKS OF HORACE (1894, $2).
We have a fine copy of THE PANAMA GATEWAY by Joseph Bishop, updated on completion of the Canal in 1915, with a fine color map from 1913 ($4). For travel adventure, try THE FLYING CARPET by Richard Haliburton, who flew round the world in a two-seater plane (first edition 1932, many great photos, $3).
In History, we have A HISTORY OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY YEAR BY YEAR by Edwin Emerson, Volume One, Napoleonic Era, with16 color plates, 32 full-page half-tone cuts and two maps (1902, $2) and THE STANDARD DICTIONARY OF FACTS from the Frontier Press Company (1925, $2).
THE PILGRIM OF ETERNITY: BYRON—A CONFLICT by John Drinkwater (1925, $4) is a notable biography of the great poet.
We have three classic works of literature: THE MYSTERIES OF LOUIS NAPOLEON’S COURT by Emile Zola (1905, poor condition, $2), THE BATTLE-PIECES OF HERMAN MELVILLE, edited by Hennig Cohen (1963, in dust jacket, $2) and FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS by Ernest Hemingway (a 1951 Bantam paperback with that unmistakable fifties cover art, $2). We also have MARGE by Nelia Gardner White, a bit of light-weight fiction from the twenties (1926, nice illustrations by Susan Jones, $3).
They aren’t classics of literature, but if you are interested in modern romance, we have signed copies of CANDY KISSES by Jean Gordon (2007, hardback, $2) and THE WRONG CHILD by Patricia Kay (2000, paperback, $2).
There are three books for children: INTO UNKNOWN SEAS OR THE CRUISE OF TWO SAILOR-BOYS by David Ker (1902, $2), SKETCHES & SCRAPS by Laura Richards with pictures by Henry Richards (1881, loose pages, but the pictures are priceless, $2) and RIP VAN WINKLE’S TRAVELS IN FOREIGN LANDS, a travel book for young people by Rupert Van Wert with lots of beautiful prints (1881, poor copy but readable, $2).
On the Special Sale Table: Iris Murdoch was born on July 15, 1919 in Dublin and published her first novel in 1954. She went on to become ranked as one of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945 and won the Booker Prize for THE SEA, THE SEA in 1978. She developed Alzheimer’s disease and died in 1999. Her husband, the critic and novelist John Bayley, wrote IRIS: A MEMOIR shortly before her death and it was made into the movie IRIS starring Judi Dench. To celebrate Iris’s birthday, we are discounting all books in the Fiction Section by 50%; this will include Erotic Fiction and Christian Fiction as well as Choice Selections Fiction. We have two books by Iris: A SEVERED HEAD and THE SACRED AND PROFANE LOVE MACHINE.
Choice Selections Fiction: THE WOMEN IN THE CASTLE by Jessica Shattuck and ROOM by Emma Donoghue.
Choice Selections Non-Fiction: USBORNE HISTORICAL STICKER DOLLY DRESSING: 1920s FASHION by Emily Bone, with 200 stickers (all are here, the book is in mint condition); MAGIC AND MEDICINE OF PLANTS from Reader’s Digest; CRIPPLED AMERICA: HOW TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN by Donald Trump; THE WAY OF IGNORANCE AND OTHER ESSAYS and TRAVELING AT HOME by Wendell Berry with wood engravings by John De Pol; BEOWULF, a new verse translation by Seamus Heaney in a bilingual edition; JUNIPER: THE GIRL WHO WAS BORN TOO SOON by Kelley and Thomas French; TRUE BEER: A GUIDE TO CRAFT BEER IN INDIANA by Rita Kohn; 7 MEN AND THE SECRETS OF THEIR GREATNESS by Eric Metaxas; and THE QUILTS OF GEE’S BEND by John Beardsley et al.
Puzzles: FREE CLEEN PUPPIES, a 500 piece jigsaw puzzle with art by Bob Byerley.
Animals & Pets: THE COMMON LOON with 48 full color photos, by Terry Miller; SATURDAYS WITH STELLA: HOW MY DOG TAUGHT ME TO SIT, STAY AND COME WHEN GOD CALLS by Allison Pittman; FERRETS FOR DUMMIES by Kim Schilling; THE AUK, THE DODO AND THE ORYX: VANISHED AND VANISHING CREATURES by Robert Silverberg; BIRD NESTS by Sharon Cohen; and CATS’ MISCELLANY by Lesley O’Mara.
Art: ALL MEAT LOOKS LIKE SOUTH AMERICA by Bruce McCall; MAGIC EYE: A NEW WAY OF LOOKING AT THE WORLD by Tom Baccei and Cheri Smith; VAN GOGH: THE PASSIONATE EYE by Pascal Bonafoux; and THE NATURAL WAY TO DRAW by Nicolaides.
Automobiles: ILLUSTRATED CORVETTE BUYER’S GUIDE by Michael Antonick.
Biography: BILLY GRAHAM: GOD’S AMBASSADOR with photographs by Russ Busby; MY READING LIFE by Pat Conroy; ZEITOUN by Dave Eggers; THE STEVENSONS: A BIOGRAPHY OF AN AMERICAN FAMILY by Jean Baker; FLANNERY O’CONNOR: FICTION FIRED BY FAITH by Angela O’Donnell; LOUISBOURG PORTRAITS: FIVE DRAMATIC, TRUE TALES OF PEOPLE WHO LIVED IN AN 18TH CENTURY GARRISON TOWN by Christopher Moore; JOE LOUIS by Randy Roberts; EINSTEIN: HIS LIFE AND UNIVERSE and BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: AN AMERICAN LIFE by Walter Isaacson; A TESTAMENT OF HOPE: THE ESSENTIAL WRITINGS AND SPEECHES OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., edited by James Washington; ROOSEVELT: THE LION AND THE FOX by James Burns; LET THE TRUMPETS SOUND: THE LIFE OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. by Stephen Oates; JOSEPH McCARTHY: REEXAMINING THE LIFE OF AMERICA’S MOST HATED SENATOR by Arthur Herman; OSWALD’S TALE: AN AMERICAN MYSTERY by Norman Mailer; AMERICAN HERETIC: THEODORE PARKER AND TRANSCENDENTALISM by Dean Grodzins; THE MOST FAMOUS MAN IN AMERICA: THE BIOGRAPHY OF HENRY WARD BEECHER by Debby Applegate; CLEAR SPRINGS: A MEMOIR by Bobbie Ann Mason; HENRY CLAY: SPOKESMAN OF THE NEW WEST by Bernard Mayo; BEETHOVEN by William Kinderman; THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING by Joan Didion; I DREAM A WORLD: PORTRAITS OF BLACK WOMEN WHO CHANGED AMERICA by Brian Lanker; WOULDN’T TAKE NOTHING FOR MY JOURNEY NOW and I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS by Maya Angelou; A CLEARING IN THE DISTANCE: FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED AND AMERICA IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY by Witold Rybczynski; and HOLD NOTHING BACK: WRITINGS BY DOROTHY DAY, edited by Patrick Jordan.
Business: PRICELESS: STRAIGHT-SHOOTING, NO-FRILLS FINANCIAL WISDOM by Dave Ramsey.
Christian Fiction: CHRIST THE LORD, OUT OF EGYPT by Anne Rice.
Classics: THE CONFESSIONS by Jean-Jacques Rousseau; ROBINSON CRUSOE by Daniel Defoe; THE TIME MACHINE by H. G. Wells; SIDDHARTHA by Hermann Hesse; THE REBEL, NEITHER VICTIMS NOR EXECUTIONERS, THE FALL, THE MYTH OF SISYPHUS and NOTEBOOKS: 1935-1943 by Albert Camus; WINNER TAKE NOTHING by Ernest Hemingway; and DON QUIXOTE by Cervantes.
Computers: THE SENIOR’S GUIDE TO EASY COMPUTING by Rebecca and Flip Colmer.
Cookbooks: SIMPLY SUSHI by Steven Pallett (comes with DVD); FABULOUS FEASTS: MEDIEVAL COOKERY AND CEREMONY by Madeleine Cosman; THE IMPRESSIONISTS’ TABLE: RECIPES & GASTRONOMY OF 19TH-CENTURY FRANCE by Alexandra Leaf; THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HOMEMADE PRESERVES by Myra Street; COOKING WITH HERBS by Emelie Tolley and Chris Mead; and THE FOXFIRE BOOK OF APPALACHIAN COOKERY: MORE THAN 500 RECIPES by Linda Page and Eliot Wigginton.
Crafts & Hobbies: OLD-TIME CROCHET MADE EASY, edited by Laura Scott.
Erotic Fiction: HOUSE OF HOLES by Nicholson Baker; TIPPING THE VELVET, a lesbian novel by Sarah Waters; and RUSH by Maya Banks.
Erotic Non-Fiction: THE COMPLETE KAMA SUTRA translated by Alain Danielou.
Fantasy: MIRROR, MIRROR by Gregory Maguire; THE TREASURE KEEPER by Shana Abe; MAGIC OF THE PLAINS: BY THE SWORD by Greg Costikyan; THE CAPTIVES OF KAAG by Joe Dever; and THE FORBIDDEN CITY by Ian Page & Joe Dever.
Fiction: THE VIRGIN BLUE by Tracy Chevalier and PLAY FOR A KINGDOM, a gripping novel of the Civil War by Thomas Dyja.
Foreign Language: SOPA DE POLLO PARA EL ALMA (Chicken Soup for the Soul in Spanish) by Jack Canfield.
History: THE ARROGANCE OF POWER: THE SECRET WORLD OF RICHARD NIXON by Anthony Summers; HOME FRONT AMERICA: POPULAR CULTURE OF THE WORLD WAR II ERA by Robert Heide and John Gilman; WEIRD HISTORY 101 AND OTHER TALES OF INTRIGUE, MYSTERY, MAYHEM AND OUTRAGEOUS BEHAVIOR by John Stephens; LEE CONSIDERED: GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE AND CIVIL WAR HISTORY by Alan Nolan; THE OXFORD COMPANION TO UNITED STATES HISTORY, edited by Paul Boyer; RISING TIDE: THE GREAT MISSISSIPPI FLOOD OF 1927 AND HOW IT CHANGED AMERICA by John Barry; THE HORIZON BOOK OF GREAT CATHEDRALS, edited by Jay Jacobs; THE HOLOCAUST MUSEUM IN WASHINGTON by Jeshajahu Weinberg and Rina Eileli; OHIO TOWN: PORTRAIT OF XENIA by Helen Hoover Santmyer; EASTON (PA) REMEMBERED by Leonard Buscemi; ASSASSIN’S GATE: AMERICA IN IRAQ by George Packer; THE GREAT RAILROADS OF NORTH AMERICA by Bill Yenne; THE POWER OF MAPS by Denis Wood; TELL ME HOW THIS ENDS: GENERAL DAVID PETRAEUS AND THE SEARCH FOR A WAY OUT OF IRAQ by Linda Robinson; STRIPPING BARE THE BODY: POLITICS, VIOLENCE, WAR by Mark Danner; THE FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT MEMORIAL by Lawrence Halprin; THE SELMA AWAKENING: HOW THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT TESTED AND CHANGED UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISM by Mark Morrison-Reed; A SENSE OF HISTORY: THE BEST WRITING FROM THE PAGES OF AMERICAN HERITAGE; CIVIL WAR CURIOSITIES: STRANGE STORIES, ODDITIES, EVENTS AND COINCIDENCES by Webb Garrison; CHRISTIANITY & WESTERN THOUGHT: A HISTORY OF PHILOSPHERS, IDEAS & MOVEMENTS, Volume 1 From the Ancient World to the Age of Enlightenment, by Colin Brown; HORATIO’S DRIVE: AMERICA’S FIRST ROAD TRIP by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns; THE TIMETABLES OF HISTORY: A HORIZONTAL LINKAGE OF PEOPLE AND EVENTS by Bernard Grun; THE PATH BETWEEN THE SEAS: THE CREATION OF THE PANAMA CANAL 1870-1914 by David McCullough; HAREM: THE WORLD BEHIND THE VEIL by Alev Croutier; THE NAZI DOCTORS: MEDICAL KILLING AND THE PSYCHOLOGY OF GENOCIDE by Robert Jay Lifton; FORDLANDIA: THE RISE AND FALL OF HENRY FORD’S FORGOTTEN JUNGLE CITY by Greg Grandin; BRITANNIA IN BRIEF: THE SCOOP ON ALL THINGS BRITISH by Leslie Banker and William Mullins; THE LAST COUNTRY HOUSES, a history of the magnificent country houses built in Britain between 1870-1939 by Clive Aslet; MAY I QUOTE YOU, GENERAL LEE: OBSERVATIONS & UTTERANCES FROM THE SOUTH’S GREATEST GENERALS, edited by Randall Bedwell; ARAB AND JEW: WOUNDED SPIRITS IN A PROMISED LAND by David Shipler; THE DARK SUMMER: AN INTIMATE HISTORY OF THE EVENTS THAT LED TO WORLD WAR II by Gene Smith; FORT DEFIANCE AND THE GENERAL by Margaret Harper; COME HELL AND HIGH WATER: THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF THE 1997 RED RIVER FLOOD by the staff of the Grand Forks Herald; THE ILLUSTRATED VOYAGEUR and TALES OF THE OLD NORTH SHORE, paintings and stories by Howard Sivertson; THE DESERTER’S TALE: THE STORY OF AN ORDINARY SOLDIER WHO WALKED AWAY FROM THE WAR IN IRAQ by Joshua Key; PALESTINE: PEACE, NOT APARTHEID by Jimmy Carter; THE SHIA REVIVAL: HOW CONFLICTS WITHIN ISLAM WILL SHAPE THE FUTURE by Vali Nasr; A DIFFERENT MIRROR: A HISTORY OF MULTICULTURAL AMERICA by Ronald Takaki; THE DEVIL’S HIGHWAY: A TRUE STORY by Luis Alberto Urrea; THE WAY OF THE WORLD: A STORY OF TRUTH AND HOPE IN AN AGE OF EXTREMISM by Ron Suskind; DECEMBER 1941: 31 DAYS THAT CHANGED AMERICA by Craig Shirley; SKELETONS OF THE ZAHARA by Dean King; OVER THERE: THE UNITED STATES IN THE GREAT WAR, 1917-1918 by Byron Farwell; GALILEO’S DAUGHTER: A HISTORICAL MEMOIR OF SCIENCE, FAITH AND LOVE by Dava Sobel; DRACULA IS DEAD: HOW THE ROMANIANS SURVIVED COMMUNISM AND EMERGED SINCE 1989 AS THE NEW ITALY by Sheilah Kast and Jim Rosapepe; COLLAPSE: HOW SOCIETIES CHOOSE TO FAIL OR SUCCEED by Jared Diamond; and STATUE OF LIBERTY: THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS by Bernard Weisberger.
Horror: SUCCUBUS DREAMS by Richelle Mead; True Blood fans, we have many Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris, including DEAD IN THE FAMILY, A TOUCH OF DEAD, DEAD AND GONE, FROM DEAD TO WORSE, ALL TOGETHER DEAD, DEAD AS A DOORNAIL, DEAD TO THE WORLD, LIVING DEAD IN DALLAS, CLUB DEAD and DEAD UNTIL DARK; we also have a slew of Mary Janice Davidson’s vampire chic lit novels, including UNDEAD AND UNWELCOME, UNDEAD AND UNEASY, UNDEAD AND UNWORTHY, UNDEAD AND UNFINISHED, UNDEAD AND UNDERMINED, UNDEAD AND UNSTABLE, UNDEAD AND UNSURE, UNDEAD AND UNDERWATER, UNDEAD AND UNPOPULAR, UNDEAD AND UNRETURNABLE and UNDEAD AND UNAPPRECIATED.
Household: HOW TO SEW A BUTTON ANDOTHER NIFTY THINGS YOUR GRANDMOTHER KNEW by Erin Bried and FIVE DAYS TO AN ORGANIZED LIFE by Lucy Hedrick.
Humor & Commentary: THE AREAS OF MY EXPERTISE by John Hodgman and THE WIT AND WISDOM OF MAE WEST, edited by Joseph Weintraub.
Kentuckiana: LAUGHTER IN APPALACIA: A FESTIVAL OF SOUTHERN MOUNTAIN HUMOR by Loyal Jones and Billy Edd Weaver; 40 ACRES AND NO MULE by Janice Holt Giles; and ZIGZAGGING DOWN A WILD TRAIL by Bobbie Ann Mason.
Language: THE LANGUAGE OF THE AMERICAN SOUTH by Cleanth Brooks.
Marriage: CEREMONIES OF THE HEART: CELEBRATING LESBIAN UNIONS, edited by Becky Butler.
Medicine: VIRGIN COCONUT OIL: HOW IT HAS CHANGED PEOPLE’S LIVES by Brian and Marianita Shilhavy; SECRET HERBAL CURES TO COMBAT SICKNESS from the Doctors Health Press; and BAD PHARMA: HOW DRUG COMPANIES MISLEAD DOCTORS AND HARM PATIENTS by Ben Goldacre.
Movies: THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS, CREATURES by David Brawn.
Music: LIBERACE BIG NOTE SONG BOOK.
Mystery: DON’T DIE UNDER THE APPLE TREE, a Rosie the Riveter Mystery by Amy Patricia Meade; MURDER WITH RESERVATIONS, a Dead-End Job Mystery by Elaine Viets; and DARK PLACES by Gillian Flynn.
Mythology: A TREASURY OF WESTERN FOLKLORE, edited by B. A. Botkin.
New & Notable: 50 BOYFRIENDS WORSE THAN YOURS and 50 RELATIVES WORSE THAN YOURS by Justin Racz; THE CIGAR CONNOISSEUR: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY AND GUIDE TO THE WORLD’S FINEST CIGARS by Andrew & Nathaniel Lande; BRAIN FITNESS: A PROVEN PROGRAM TO IMPROVE YOUR MEMORY AND MORE by Monique Le Poncin; and UNSPUN: FINDING FACTS IN A WORLD OF DISINFORMATION by Brooks Jackson and Kathleen Jamieson.
New Age & Parapsychology: SEVEN YEARS THAT CHANGE THE WORLD 1941-1948 by Wing Anderson (this was written in 1940 and is filled with amazing predictions—Hitler is compared to Joan of Arc!) and THE DREAMER’S DICTIONARY FROM A TO Z by Lady Stearn Robinson.
Nora Roberts Fans: Nora and Debbie will be discounted by 50% on Saturday.
Parenting: TOYS FOR A LIFETIME: ENHANCING CHILDHOOD THROUGH PLAY by Stevanne Auerbach.
Philosophy: HACKETT READINGS IN PHILOSOPHY: GOD, edited by Timothy Robinson; FOR SELF-EXAMINATION & JUDGE YOURSELF by Soren Kierkegaard; LIFE’S ULTIMATE QUESTIONS: AN INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY by Ronald Nash; THE BOOK OF LIFE by J. Krishnamurti; THE SUNFLOWER: ON THE POSSIBILITIES AND LIMITS OF FORGIVENESS by Simon Wiesenthal; A GUIDE TO A WALKING MEDITATION by Thich Nhat Hanh; BUDDHIST BOOT CAMP by Timber Hawkeye; THE PARALLAX VIEW by Slavoj Zizek; and THE VIRTUE OF SELFISHNESS by Ayn Rand.
Poetry: SELECTED POEMS & LETTERS OF EMILY DICKINSON, edited by Robert Linscott; POEMS SELECTED AND NEW, 1950-1974 and THE DREAM OF A COMMON LANGUAGE by Adrienne Rich; HARVEST POEMS, 1910-1960 by Carl Sandburg; SONNETS TO ORPHEUS by Rainer Maria Rilke; PICTURES FROM BRUEGHEL AND OTHER POEMS by William Carlos Williams; THE BOOK OF FOLLY by Anne Sexton; THE COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF AMY LOWELL; THE POETRY OF ROBERT FROST, edited by Edward Lathem; SELECTED POEMS by Langston Hughes; FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF by Ntozake Shange; EARTH PRAYERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD, edited by Elizabeth Roberts and Elias Amidon; THE WASTE LAND AND OTHER POEMS by T. S. Eliot; LITTLE ORPHANT ANNIE AND OTHER POEMS by James Whitcomb Riley; and NEW AND SELECTED POEMS and A POETRY HANDBOOK by Mary Oliver.
Reference: 500 YEARS OF NEW WORDS: THE FASCINATING STORY OF HOW, WHEN AND WHY HUNDREDS OF WORDS ENTERED THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE by William Sherk.
Religion: ORTHODOXY: THE ROMANCE OF FAITH by G. K. Chesterton; POCKET DICTIONARY OF THEOLOGICAL TERMS by Stanley Grenz et al; SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION TO BIBLICAL DOCTRINE by Wayne Grudem; THE TIMECHART OF BIBLICAL HISTORY from Chartwell Books; ENCOUNTERING THE OLD TESTAMENT by Bill Arnold and Bryan Beyer; BIBLICAL LITERACY: THE MOST IMPORTANT PEOPLE, EVENTS AND IDEAS OF THE HEBREW BIBLE by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin; THE INTERPRETER’S ONE-VOLUME COMMENTARY ON THE BIBLE, edited by Charles Laymon; WHO’S WHO IN THE BIBLE by Joan Comay and Ronald Brownrigg; A HISTORY OF GOD: THE 4,000 YEAR QUEST OF JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAM and ISLAM: A SHORT HISTORY by Karen Armstrong; JESUS, INTERRUPTED: REVEALING THE HIDDEN CONTRADICTIONS IN THE BIBLE by Bart Ehrman; THE SHALOM SEEKERS: THREE HAGGADAHS, compiled by the New Jewish Agenda; THE ATHEIST’S WAY: LIVING WELL WITHOUT GODS by Eric Maisel; TALES OF TIKKUN: NEW JEWISH STORIES TO HEAL THE WOUNDED WORLD by Phyllis Berman and Arthur Waskow; THE PARABLES OF PEANUTS by Robert Short; CIRCLE OF HARMONY: A CASE STUDY OF POPULAR JAPANESE BUDDHISM by Kenneth Dale; and RELIGION AND THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, edited by Jerald Brauer.
Science & Nature: AWAKENINGS, A LEG TO STAND ON, THE MAN WHO MISTOOK HIS WIFE FOR A HAT and SEEING VOICES, four superb books by Oliver Sacks in one quality paperback; THE METAPHYSICS OF STAR TREK by Richard Hanley; SWAMPWALKER’S JOURNAL: A WETLANDS YEAR by David Carroll; AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH by Al Gore; and STARGAZER: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TELESCOPE by Fred Watson.
Science Fiction: CARLUCCI by Richard Paul Russo.
Sports and Exercise: TEACH YOURSELF VISUALLY: YOGA from Wiley Publishing; YOGA FOR DUMMIES by Georg Feuerstein and Larry Payne; and YOGA YOUR WAY: CUSTOMIZING YOUR HOME PRACTICE by Cindy Dollar and Susanna Euston.
Theater: ORIENTAL THEATRE: DRAMA, OPERA, DANCE AND PUPPETRY IN THE FAR EAST and LAUGHTER AND GRANDEUR: THEATRE IN THE AGE OF THE BAROQUE by Philip Freund. Also we recently enjoyed an excellent performance of JULIUS CAESAR at Kentucky Shakespeare in Central Park. There will be three more performances and if you want to pick up a copy of Barron’s SIMPLY SHAKESPEARE version with the original text and a modern line-for-line translation, we have it here for just fifty cents.
Travel: ADVENTURES OF A CONTINENTAL DRIFTER: AN AROUND-THE-WORLD EXCURSION INTO WEIRDNESS, DANGER, LUST AND THE PERILS OF STREET FOOD by Elliott Hester; THE BULL-FIGHT, a pamphlet with an explanation of a bull fight and biographies of famous bull fighters; and DIARY OF AN ARCTIC YEAR by Stephen Krasemann.
Westerns & American Indians: HOPI KACHINAS: A POSTCARD COLLECTION from Northland Publishing; KOKOPELLI CEREMONIES by Stephen Hill; NEW MEXICO, RIO GRANDE AND OTHER ESSAYS and INDIAN COUNTRY: AMERICA’S SACRED LAND by Tony Hillerman; THE WAY OF THE COYOTE by Elmer Kelton; TONY HILLERMAN’S INDIAN COUNTRY MAP & GUIDE from Time Traveler’s Maps; GOOD MEDICINE by Charles Russell; and INDIANS OF NORTH AMERICA by Geoffrey Turner.
Audio Books on CD: ODD THOMAS by Dean Koontz and THREE WEEKS WITH MY BROTHER by Nicholas Sparks.
Audio Books on Cassette Tape: We have received a huge donation of books on cassette tape and there is no more room on the shelf. Consequently, we will be giving these away for FREE on a special cart outside the building on Saturday.
VHS Tapes: E. T. with Drew Barrymore; SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN with Gene Kelly; and THE STAR WARS TRILOGY with Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.
DVD Movies: Hold onto your hats! The library has sent over an enormous donation of DVD movies, hundreds of them. I have no time right now to arrange them but I saw 30 ROCK, the Brady Bunch, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S, TO CATCH A THIEF, WOODSTOCK, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, THE PINK PANTHER with Peter Sellers, BLACK SWAN, THE TWILIGHT ZONE and more, more, more!!!
FOR THE CHILDREN
Children’s VHS Tapes: PETER PAN, 101 DALMATIONS, LADY AND THE TRAMP, BAMBI, THE LION KING, THE LION KING II: SIMBA’S PRIDE and THE FOX AND THE HOUND, all classic movies from Disney selling for just a dime.
Audio Books on CD for Children: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY by Roald Dahl and read by Douglas Hodge.
Graphic Novels: KAT & MOUSE, MAIL ORDER NINJA and SEA PRINCESS AZURI, all in one comic book, by various authors and artists and TWILIGHT: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL VOLUME 1 by Stephenie Meyer.
Puzzles: MAP OF THE UNITED STATES (84 pieces cut in the shapes of the states) and WOOD BOARD MAP OF THE UNITED STATES with world map on the reverse side.
Board Books for Little Ones: ARCHITECTURE ANIMALS by Michael Crosbie and Steve Rosenthal.
Hardback Picture Books: K IS FOR KICK: A SOCCER ALPHABET by Brad Herzog with pictures by Melanie Rose-Popp and SIX BY SEUSS (And To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, Horton Hatches the Egg, Yertle the Turtle, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and The Lorax).
Paperback Picture Books: THE LEGEND OF THE INDIAN PAINTBRUSH by Tomie de Paola and HOKSILA AND THE RED BUFFALO and A LEGEND FROM CRAZY HORSE CLAN by Moses Nelson Big Crow.
Foreign-Language Picture Books: CATTUS PETASTUS (THE CAT IN THE HAT in Latin) by Doctore Seuss; NENAI KO WA DARE DA (WHO IS THIS CHILD WHO DOESN’T SLEEP), AAN, AN (WAH, WAH) and KONO IRO WA NANI (WHAT IS THIS COLOR), three Japanese early readers by Keiko Sena; and a Chinese book of (I am guessing) fairy tales or folk tales—I can read Japanese but not Chinese!
Series Books: NANCY DREW: GHOST STORIES by Carolyn Keene; DARK DAY IN THE DEEP SEA, MUMMIES IN THE MORNING and NINJAS AND SAMURAI, three Magic Tree House books by Mary Pope Osborne; THE WIMPY KID: MOVIE DIARY by Jeff Kinney; and THE INCREDIBLE WORLDS OF WALLY MCDOOGLE 5: MY LIFE AS DINOSAUR DENTAL FLOSS by Bill Myers.
Intermediate Fiction: FLAT BROKE by Gary Paulsen; THE ORANGE TREES OF VERSAILLES by Annie Pietri; and RUBY HOLLER by Sharon Creech.
Non-Fiction: STAR WARS: MYSTERIES OF THE JEDI by Elizabeth Dowsett and Shari Last; THE DISCOVERY AND MYSTERY OF A DINOSAUR NAME JANE by Judith Williams; LEGO STAR WARS CHARACTER ENCYCLOPEDIA by Hannah Dolan et al; RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT: SEEING IS BELIEVING, edited by Rebecca Miles; TWILIGHT: THE STORY OF HOW WE MADE THE MOVIE by Catherine Hardwicke; TEEN CUISINE by Matthew Locricchio; and TEENS COOK: HOW TO COOK WHAT YOU WANT TO EAT by Megan & Jill Carle.
Children’s Poetry: THE DREAM KEEPER AND OTHER POEMS by Langston Hughes with pictures by Brian Pinkney.
Newbery Shelf: HATCHET by Gary Paulsen.
Classics: KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE by Roger Green; STORIES OF GOD by Rainer Maria Rilke; and many illustrated classic editions from Playmore Inc.
Ready-to Read: STAR WARS: GALACTIC CRISIS (Level 4) by Ryder Windham; STAR WARS: THE STORY OF DARTH VADER (Level 3) by Catherine Saunders; STAR WARS: ANAKIN IN ACTION (Level 2) by Simon Beecroft; and STAR WAR: STORIES, 4 books in 1 by various authors.
Young Adult & Intermediate Fantasy: ARTEMIS FOWL: THE ETERNITY CODE by Eoin Colfer; ERAGON by Christopher Paolini; THE TIDE KNOT by Helen Dunmore; THE BATTLE OF THE LABYRINTH by Rick Riordan; HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE, HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS, HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN, HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE, HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX, HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE and HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS by J. K. Rowling; THE FOURTH WISH by Lindsay Ribar; THE THIEF LORD by Cornelia Funke; DROWNED AMMET and THE SPELLCOATS by Diana Wynne Jones; THE SILVER CROWN by Robert O’Brien; and THE BLACK BOOK OF SECRETS by F. E. Higgins.
Young Adult Fiction: Many R. L. Stine Fear Street novels and other teen horror; 18 books in the Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard; and CATALYST by Laurie Anderson.
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.