Thursday, February 26, 2015

Young Adult Books

Young adults will love this book!!!




If there's one thing I've learned from comic books, it's that everybody has a weakness—something that can totally ruin their day without fail.

For the wolfman it's a silver bullet. For Superman it's Kryptonite. For me it was a letter.

With one letter, my dad was sent back to Afghanistan to fly Apache helicopters for the U.S. army.

Now all I have are his letters. Ninety-one of them to be exact. I keep them in his old plastic lunchbox—the one with the cool black car on it that says Knight Rider underneath. Apart from my comic books, Dad's letters are the only things I read more than once. I know which ones to read when I'm down and need a pick-me-up. I know which ones will make me feel like I can conquer the world. I also know exactly where to go when I forget Mom's birthday. No matter what, each letter always says exactly what I need to hear. But what I want to hear the most is that my dad is coming home.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Historical Facts of Crystal Springs

The book A Head’s Up On Koca Nola, donated by author, Charles David Head,

gives historical facts on this popular soda!  Patrons will find this book in our Mississippi Reference section!

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

New Movies

Million Dollar Arm / Rated PG
Maleficent / Rated PG
War Horse / Rated PG 13
Lucy / Rated R
Gone Girl / Rated R
Fury / Rated R
Judge / Rated R

and for all of you 'old schoolers' (like me)...
Detroit Rock City / Rated R

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Chautauqua Garden Club busy at work!

The garden club’s beautification project for the library is certainly coming together! 

The tree is a Camellia Sasanqua-Yule Tide and we can’t wait to see it bloom!

Thank you, ladies, for your love and support of the library!

 

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Standing l to r:  Tommie Barnhart and Emma Tillman

Sitting l to r:  Angie Greer and Nan Harris

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Staff at the Library

 

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Pictured:  Sandra Williams, Gwen Gallman, and Gusty Funchess

(Anita Thomas and Sharron White pictured in prior post.)

I have the most wonderful staff in the world! 

Monday, February 2, 2015

In love we find out who we want to be.
In war we find out who we are.
 
FRANCE, 1939
 
In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front.  She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France...but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions Vianne’s home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates all around them, she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive.
  
Vianne’s sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious eighteen-year-old girl, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth.  While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war, she meets Gäetan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, and she falls in love as only the young can...completely.  But when he betrays her, Isabelle joins the Resistance and never looks back, risking her life time and again to save others.
 
With courage, grace and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of WWII and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women’s war.   The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France--a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women.