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January - February 2015

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JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2015

LIBRARY HOURS
Tues. through Fri. 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday evening 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The Board
Niki Knapp, Dotty Zales, Ryan Schuknecht, Mindy Smykle and Kerry Barrett

The Staff
Jeannie Frerichs, Mary Campbell, Rodney Anderson

Volunteers
Sally Miller, Carol Pies, Pat Dennison, Lisa Clarey, Nancy Tindall, Lora Pierce

Did you get a new e-reader for Christmas?  The library has e-books available to check out.  We also have downloadable audio books.  Stop at the library or check out our library website for more information.

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Preschool Story Time
2nd and 4th TUESDAY

Story time at the library can help develop early literacy skills plus a love of books.  It can be a successful socialization activity for young children.  This year’s theme is the ABC’s.  Come to story times at 10 a.m. for approximately ½ hour.  

Jan. 13 – White
Jan. 27 – Grey
Feb. 10 – Pink
Feb. 24 – Purple

FAMILY GAME DAY!
On the first Wednesday of every month, the library meeting room is open for Game Day from 2:30 to 4:30.  Play Wii, board games, puzzles, and family games. Bring your own or use what is offered.

Akron Book Club
3rd Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the library meeting room.
All are invited.  The library has the books.  Stop and pick one up and join the lively discussion.
Jan 20 – THE SWEET BY AND BY by Todd Johnson. This debut novel explores the lives of 5 Southern women, think of it as Steel Magnolias meets The Golden Girls.
Feb 17 – THE TRAITOR’S WIFE by Allison Pataki. This powerful story of love and betrayal is  drawn straight from the swiftly beating heart of the American Revolution. It is sure to delight romance and history lovers alike.


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New Non-Fiction

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXTREME WEATHER SURVIVAL GUIDE: understand, prepare, survive, recover by Thomas Kostigen.
67 REASONS CATS ARE BETTER THAN DOGS by Jack Shepherd.
GOOD DOG: true stories of love, loss, and loyalty by David DiBenedetto.
I MUST SAY: my life as a humble comedy legend by Martin Short.
THE MAP OF HEAVEN: how science, religion, and ordinary people are proving the afterlife by Eben Alexander.
ADOPTABLE by Patrick Hicks.
LOVE WITHOUT LIMITS by Nick Vujicic.
LYING IN WAIT by Ann Rule.
THE OLD FARMER’S ALMANAC 2015.
THE END OF YOUR LIFE BOOK CLUB by Will Schwalbe.
41: A PORTRAIT OF MY FATHER by George W. Bush.  The 43rd president’s portrait of his father, George H. W. Bush, the 41st.
THE WILD TRUTH by Carine McCandless.
HOPE: entertainer of the century  by Richard Zoglin.
THE GREAT REFORMER: Francis and the making of a radical pope by Austen Ivereigh.
 


New Fiction

HOPE TO DIE by James Patterson.
THE ESCAPE by David Baldacci.
THE BURNING ROOM by Michael Connelly.
SUSPICION by Joseph Finder.  
WINTER STREET by Elin Hilderbrand.
DESIRE LINES by Christina Baker Kline.
THE LONG WAY HOME by Louise Penny.
NEVERHOME by Laird Hunt.
TO EVERYTHING A SEASON  by Lauraine Snelling.
BLUE LABYRINTH by Douglas J. Preston.
THE CINDERELLA MURDER by Mary Higgins Clark.
FLESH AND BLOOD by Patricia Cornwell.
THE JOB by Janet Evanovich.
MY NAME IS MARY SUTTER by Robin Oliveira.
THE MISTLETOE PROMISE by Richard Paul Evans.
BETRAYED by Lisa Scottoline.
PRIVATE INDIA: city on fire by James Patterson.
HARDSCRABBLE ROAD by George Weinstein.
THE MIDWIFE OF HOPE RIVER by Patricia Harman.
UNDER THE SUMMER SKY by Lori Copeland.
ALL IS BRIGHT by Katherine Spencer.
YOU WILL NEVER SEE ANY GOD by Ervin D. Krause.


CHECK YOUR ACCOUNT FROM HOME
You may check your library account, renew and reserve items, plus be placed on a watch list for new books from your home computer.  Stop into or call the library to sign up for an online account.




BULLETIN BOARD DISPLAYS

Barb Baisden of Akron will be displaying her cup and saucer collection during the month of JANUARY.  

The FEBRUARY bulletin board features HARLEY DAVIDSON and STURGIS memorabilia from Nancy Ruhland of Akron.  

If you have any suggestions for the library bulletin board displays, please let a librarian know.  We are in need of displays for 2015.

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Winter Reading Program for adults 18 years and over begins January 2, 2015.  Join our winter program!  Read books, play games, win prizes!  This season’s theme LITERARY ELEMENTS will keep you occupied this winter.  Combining science and literature in a variety of ways will be sure to SPARK A REACTION. Stop into the library to sign up.  Check out the library webpage for more information.