NEW!!

ADULT FICTION

The Hope we Seek by Rich Shapero
Footprints in the Sand by Mary Jane Clark

ADULT NON FICTION

How to stay de-junked forever: The Practical Guide to a Clutter-Free Home by Dawna Walter
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
The Residence: Inside the Private World of The White House by Kate Andersen Brower
Selected Readings on the Life and Work of Frances Ann Wood Shimer
Bistro Cooking by Patricia Wells
Millennial Manners by Adrienne Blue Wakefield St. George

CHILDREN'S NON FICTION

Ed Emberley's Great Thumbprint Drawing Book

DVD'S

The Homesman
Paddington
Temple Grandin

NON FICTION

Alone in the Wilderness & Alaska: Silence & Solitude - Bob Swerer Productions

FREE AUDIOBOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS!!

SYNC is a program that gives away two complete audiobook downloads — a current Young Adult title paired thematically with a Classic or Required Summer Reading title — each week to listeners ages 13+ while SYNC is in session each summer.

From May 7th - August 13th anyone who signs up can get two free audiobooks every week.

Here is the link to the website where you can sign-up:
http://www.audiobooksync.com/

The books can be downloaded on phones or other personal devices.

CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK MAY 4-10, 2015

The Mount Carroll Township Public Library has been awarded a grant from The Libri Foundation.
The Libri Foundation is a nationwide non-profit organization that donates new, quality children’s books to small, rural public libraries in the United States through its Books for Children Program.
The library received 82 new books valued at $1.401.43. These books cover a range of ages from infant to middle school. They include board books, picture books, chapter books; the nonfiction include biography, math, science, poetry, and current events. All titles have won awards or have been highly recommended by recognized authorities in the fields of education and library science.

In honor of Children’s Book Week (May 4-10) these wonderful new books will be on display and ready for check out!

NEW DVDS

FICTION

Interstellar
Unbroken
The Imitation Game
Birdman
Her
Foxcatcher
St. Vincent
Whiplash
Nightcrawler
Guardians of the Galaxy
Good Will Hunting
The Tale of Despereaux

Non-Fiction

Happy Valley: The Story Behind Penn State Scandal
The Dave Clark Five and Beyond
Chasing Shackleton
My Wild Affair: 4 Stories of Love & Dedication
Finding Vivian Maier
The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Knitting
How the Earth Was Made

NEW BOOKS

FICTION

The Girls of Mischief Bay - Susan Mallery
The Traitor's Wife - Allison Pataki
Memory Man - David Baldacci
The Fair Fight - Anna Freeman
The Dream Lover - Elizabeth Berg

NON FICTION

The Madman and the Assassin: The Strange Life of Boston Corbett, the Man who Killed John Wilkes Booth - Scott Martelle
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania - Erik Larson
Around the World in 50 Years: my Adventure to Every Country on Earth - Albert Podell
Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own - Kate Bolick
Natural Prophets: From health Foods to Whole Foods-How the Pioneers of the Industry changed the Way we Eat and reshaped American Business- Joe Dobrow

CHILDREN NON FICTION

Crochet for Kids - Franziska Heidenreich
How to Crochet - Alison McNicol
My First Knitting Book - Alison McNicol
Kids Knit! - Sarah Bradberry

Garden of the Month

Join University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener's as we explore the different types of gardens. Participants will learn all about four season gardening, using native plants, creating a natural fairy garden, attracting butterflies and hummingbirds, shade gardening and historic gardens.

Mt. Carroll Township Public Library
208 N. Main St.
Second Thursday
5-6:30 pm
$5 each or all sessions for $20

May 14 - Non-Stop Gardening
June 11 - Low-Maintenance Plants
July 9 - Butterfly/Hummingbird
Aug 13 - Shade Gardening
Sept 10 - Natural Fairy Gardens
Oct 8 - Historic Gardens

Advanced registration is needed one week prior to the program.
Register online at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/clw or by calling
Carroll County Office at 815.244.9444

NEW BOOKS

ADULT FICTION

Hausfrau - Jill Alexander Essbaum
The Bookseller - Cynthia Swanson
At the Water's Edge - Sara Gruen
The Siege Winter - Samantha Norman
Epitaph: A Novel of The O.K. Corral - Mary Doria Russell
A Slant of Light - Jeffrey Lent

ADULT NON FICTION

Homemade for Sale: How to Set Up and Market a Food Business From your Home Kitchen - Lisa Kivirist
A History of the Amish - Stephen M. Nolt
On the Backroad to Heaven: Old Order Hutterites, Mennonites, Amish, and Brethren - Donald B. Kraybill
A Wasp Among Eagles: A Woman Military Test Pilot in World War II - An B. Carl
Feral Cities: Adventures with Animals in the Urban jungle - Tristan Donovan
A Message From Martha: The Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon and its Relevance Today - Mark Avery

YOUNG ADULT

Relationship Skills 101 for Teens: Your Guide to Dealing with Daily Drama, Stress & difficult Emotions Using DBT - Sheri Van Dijk
The Mindful Teen: Powerful Skills to Help you Handle Stress One Moment at a Time - Dzung X. Vo, MD, Faap

Come Check Out Your Library During National Library Week April 12 - 18, 2015

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate.

NEWS FROM THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

Throughout the entire month of April there will be used books and memorabilia at discount prices!

All children’s books will be sold for a dime, paperbacks for a quarter, current hardcovers for $3.00 and vintage albums for $1.00! There will also be bags of books for $1.00 and boxes with FREE books!

Book Sale! Bargains Galore!
Friday, April 24 from 9:30 to 5:30 Saturday, April 25, 8:00 to 1:00

Come to the library during the town-wide garage sale and find some excellent deals!

ARTWORK ON DISPLAY

Three Blind Slice
Works from
Jo Daviess Carroll Area Vocational Center
National Art Honor Society

This is a community exhibit created by student artists. NAHS members each drew a top, middle, and bottom section. Then the parts were mixed and matched to create new, interesting figures. AVC NAHS is a student organization geared toward artistic scholarship, aesthetic awareness, and community service.
The AVC NAHS is part of the national chapter.

Also on display are original art works by the members of the Palisades Art League.

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