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September - October 2015 Newsletter

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September/October 2015
                 
LIBRARY HOURS

CLOSED Sep. 7 - HOLIDAY
Tues. through Fri. 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday – 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Monday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday eve. – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The Staff - Jeannie Frerichs, Mary Campbell, Lora Pierce

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


The Board - Mindy Smykle, Dotty Zales, Niki Knapp,  Ryan Schuknecht, Kerry Barrett
 
PRESCHOOL STORY TIMES
2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 10 a.m.

The first story time for the school year starts September 22 at 10 a.m.  This program will continue every 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month through April.  The theme this year is Numbers.

Sep 22  – ONE  

Oct 13  – TWO

Oct 27  – THREE

GAME DAY
1st Wednesday of the month from 2:30 to 4:30

Game Day at the library begins September 2.  Everyone is welcome to attend anytime from 2:30 to 4:30.  Wii and board games plus puzzles and challenges are available or bring your own favorite game to play.  

AKRON BOOK CLUB
3rd Tuesday at 4 p.m.

September 15 – Postponed until Wednesday September 16

THE ORPHAN TRAIN by Christina Kline. Fiction. Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran from the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest.  This is one such story.

October 20 – THE TIMES OF OUR LIVES by Tom Brokaw.  Non-fiction.  A conversation about America: who we are, where we’ve been, and where we need to go now to recapture the American dream.

 
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New Fiction

TRUTH OR DIE by James Patterson.
ALERT by James Patterson.
WICKED CHARMS by Janet Evanovich.
THE MELODY LINGERS ON by Mary Higgins Clark.
SUMMER SECRETS by Jane Green.
EVER AFTER by Jude Deveraux.
A WEEK AT THE LAKE by Wendy Wax.  
THE REVENGE OF SEVEN by Pittacus Lore.  
SUDDENLY by Barbara Delinsky.
NEMESIS by Catherine Coulter.
RADIANT ANGEL by Nelson DeMille.
THE MINIATURIST by Jessie Burton.
IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT by Judy Blume.
IDEAL: the novel and the play by Ayn Rand.
ONE WAY OR ANOTHER by Elizabeth Adler.
IN PLAIN SIGHT by Fern Michaels.
INNOCENCE by Dean Koontz.
DEATH OF A DOG WHISPERER by Laurien Berenson.
AFTER THE STORM by Linda Castillo.
NAKED GREED by Stuart Woods.
PERFECT TOUCH by Elizabeth Lowell.
GO SET A WATCHMAN by Harper Lee.
THE NOVEL HABITS OF HAPPINESS by Alexander McCall Smith.
THE ROSIE EFFECT by Graeme C. Simsion.
BADLANDS by C. J. Box.
THE BOSTON GIRL  by Anita Diamant.
HEARTLESS by Mary Balogh.
DEADLY ASSETS by W. E. B. Griffin.
THE MARRIAGE OF OPPOSITES by Alice Hoffman.
SILVER LININGS by Debbie Macomber.
WE NEVER ASKED FOR WINGS by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.


New Non-Fiction

DOES THIS BEACH MAKE ME LOOK FAT by Lisa Scottoline, a humorous look at mothers and daughters.
BLACKOUT: remembering the things I drank to forget by Sarah Hepola.
LET GOD FIGHT YOUR BATTLES: being peaceful in the storm by Joyce Meyers.
BETWEEN YOU & ME: confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris.
THE STORM OF THE CENTURY: tragedy, heroism, survival, and the epic true story of America’s deadliest natural disaster: the great Gulf hurricane of 1900 by Al Roker.
WE GOT HIM!: a memoir of the hunt and capture of Saddam Hussein by Steve Russell.
THE COLDEST WINTER: America and the Korean War by David Halberstam.
BOOTS ON THE GROUND BY DUSK: my tribute to Pat Tillman by Mary Tillman.
SERGEANT STUBBY: how a stray dog and his best friend helped win World War I and stole the heart of a nation by Ann Bausum.
CANINE COMMANDOS: the heroism, devotion and sacrifice of dogs in war by Nigel Cawthorne.
THE DOGS OF WAR: the courage, love, and loyalty of military working dogs by Lisa Rogak.

Donated by Steven Liebetrau for the Sons of the American Legion Post 186.  Check out the 24 adult non-fiction books on canine war heroes and military history donated for the Sons of the American Legion Post 186. 

BULLETIN BOARD DISPLAYS

Friendship and Service Club has decorated the bulletin board for SEPTEMBER.  This beautiful autumn display features decorations and pictures from past annual Scarecrow Festivals along with information on the current annual event.  The festival will take place Saturday, September 19th  in the Akron City Park.  Make a scarecrow to enter or just come and enjoy the fun.  

OCTOBER bulletin board features April Strong and her embroidered quilt.  Embroidery is a family affair for April, she learned from her mother and her mother learned from April’s grandmother.  The quilt on display features Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Bill and took her about 6 months from start to finish.  

A year to remember: July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015
*  5538 adult books checked out
*  5957 children’s books checked out
*  2723 junior and young adult books checked out
*   332 CD books checked out
*  2015 DVDs checked out
*  2373 magazines checked out
*  453 e-books checked out
*  375 downloadable audio books checked out
*   Newspapers read 1546 times
*   Computers used 1638 times
*   123 books borrowed from other libraries for Akron patrons
*   142 Akron books loaned to other Iowa libraries
*   98 new patrons

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