NEW BOOKS & MOVIES!

NEW FICTION
My Name is Lucy Barton – Elizabeth Strout
The Murder House – James Patterson
Baltimore Blues – Laura Lippman
The Revenant – Michael Punke
Pretty Girls – Karin Slaughter
A Harvest of Hope – Lauraine Snelling
Streams of Mercy – Lauraine Snelling

NEW NONFICTION
Rising Strong – Brene Brown
Presence: Bringing your Boldest Self to your Biggest Challenges – Amy Cuddy
Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War – Ian Buruma
The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain – Bill Bryson
Boys in the Trees: A Memoir – Carly Simon
Abandoned in Hell: The Fight for Vietnam’s Firebase Kate – William Albracht
The Boy Who Played with Fusion: Extreme Science, Extreme Parenting, and How to Make a Star – Tom Clynes
Common Sense Nation: Unlocking the Forgotten Power of the American Idea – Robert Curry
Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates

NEW CHILDREN’S BOOKS
Giraffes Can’t Dance – Giles Andreae
The Wonderful Things you Will Be – Emily Winfield Martin
On the Night You Were Born – Nancy Tillman
Sleep Like a Tiger – Mary Logue
If Animals Kissed Good Night – Ann Whitford Paul
Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse – Kevin Henkes

NEW DVDS
The Martian
Sicario
Walk in the Woods

SATURDAY MORNING WRITER'S GROUP

A new group is forming at the Mt. Carroll Township Public Library
Our goal is to be a spontaneous writing circle.
The group will select a topic, write, and have a sharing segment.
Please join us to encourage, share, and motivate fellow writers!

AUTHOR SIGNING WITH TOM MCKAY

Tom McKay, historian and author, will be coming to the Mt. Carroll Library on Wednesday morning, February 24, at 9:00 am. He will present his book West Fork, a novel set in a small western Illinois crossroads community; his story begins in 1968, and his characters face the many changes in rural areas during the next three decades. Guests will see themselves and neighbors in both the characters and events in his book, which is available at the Library.

Mr. McKay will discuss his story with us and will bring copies of West Fork to sign. He will donate half of the purchase price back to the library. There is no charge for his program. Please join us for a lively discussion and light refreshments.
Contact the library at 815-244-1751 for more information

GRAPHIC NOVEL CONTEST!

Contest Open January 11 – February 8, 2015
The competition is open to 4 age groups:
Children up to 8
Children 9-12
Teens 13-17
Adults 18 and Up

Maximum of 8 pages including the cover.
Computer generated images are acceptable as long as they are an original work (no clip art)
Entries may be from a single author or may be a collaboration between an author and illustrator.
The work can be fiction or nonfiction.
Text is optional.

All entries must be in by February 8, 2015
The winners will be announced February 12, 2015

Amazon Gift Cards will be awarded to 1st place winners!
Prizes awarded for runners up!

TAP DANCE FOR ADULT BEGINNERS!

Join us for these friendly, fun, and informal sessions. Liz McDermott will lead us through the basic steps and moves.
We will meet Jan. 25, Feb. 1, & Feb. 8 from 6:00-7:30 pm
Classes will be held at the Community House located at
101 N. Main, Mount Carroll.
Please call the Library to register. 815-244-1751
Tap shoes not required.
Free of Charge

NEW BOOKS!

NEW FICTION
A Manual for Cleaning Women – Lucia Berlin
The Japanese Lover – Isabel Allende
Twain & Stanley Enter Paradise – Oscar Hijuelos
Secret Sisters – Jayne Ann Krentz
Friction – Sandra Brown
Did You Ever Have a Family – Bill Clegg
Killing Trail – Margaret Mizushima
The Night Sister – Jennifer McMahon
In Bitter Chill – Sarah Ward
The Power of One – Bryce Courtenay

LARGE PRINT

The Guilty – David Baldacci
The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto – Mitch Albom

NEW NONFICTION
Lee Miller: A Woman’s War – Hilary Roberts
Rosemary: The hidden Kennedy Daughter – Kate Clifford Larson
John Prine: In Spite of Himself – Eddie Huffman
Year of Yes – Shonda Rhimes
Parenting Gifted Kids – James R. Delisle
Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students – Christine Fonseca
Understanding Myself – Mary C. Lamia

FICTION AUDIOBOOKS
Hostage Taker – Stefanie Pintoff
The Stranger – Harlen Coben
Go Set a Watchman – Harper Lee

NEW DVDS AND MUSIC CDS

NEW DVDS
Love & Mercy
Sisters of War
Minions
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
The Odd Way Home
School of Rock
Carole King and James Taylor Live at the Troubadour
Glen Campbell I’ll Be Me
Crossroads Eric Clapton Guitar Festival

MUSIC CDS
25 - Adele
Definitive Chicago Blues
Totally Essential Rockabilly

NEW BOOKS!

NEW FICTION
Stars of Fortune – Nora Roberts
6:41 to Paris – Jean-Philippe Blondel
Dark Corners – Ruth Rendell
The Heart Goes Last – Margaret Atwood
Precious Gifts – Danielle Steel
Tricky Twenty-Two – Janet Evanovich

NEW NONFICTION
100 Deadly Skills – Clint Emerson
The Everything Parent's Guide to special Education - Amanda Morin
Fodor's Madrid's 25 Best
Hong Kong & Macau City Guide

NEW CHILDREN'S BOOKS!

Fancy Nancy Spring Fashion Fling - Jane O'Connor
Fancy Nancy Candy Bonanza - Jane O'Connor
One Snowy Rescue - M. Christina Butler
Boats Go - Steve Light
Beautiful Ballerinas - Elizabeth Dombey
Modeling Clay: Spooky Characters - Bernadette Cuxart
Ralph Masiello's Christmas Drawing Book
Unique Accessories You Can Make and Share - Mari Bolte
Awesome Recipes You Can Make and Share - Mari Bolte

LEVEL READERS

Bears on Wheels - Berenstain
The Rocket Returns - Awdry
The Monster of Sodor - Awdry
Santa's Little Engine - Awdry
Snow Day! - Carbone
Biscuit Visits the Big City - Capucilli
Biscuit and the Baby - Capucilli
The Cat in the Hat - Seuss

GRAPHIC NOVELS

Buried in Rubble - Collins
Courage on the Battlefield - Yomtov
Terror from the Deep - Yomtov

FESTIVE HOLIDAY NOSHES!

Stephanie Samuels is back and will present FESTIVE HOLIDAY NOSHES--
A Fun, Informative and Interactive Evening of Cooking!
Class will be held in the Naaman Diehl Kitchen,
811 S. Clay, Mount Carroll at 6:30.
Cost is $15; advance registration is required at the Library.
Sponsored in part by the Library

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