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

NEW BOOKS! NEW DVDS!

FICTION

The Canter Dimension - Sharon Delarose
One Breath Away - Heather Gudenkauf
Little Mercies - Heather Gudenkauf
See Me - Nicholas Sparks
Make Me - Lee Child
The Crossing - Michael Connelly
Depraved Heart - Patricia Cornwell
Rogue Lawyer - John Grisham
Elin Hilderbrand - Winter Stroll
The Lake House - Kate Morton

NONFICTION

The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction, and Houdini in the spirit World - David Jaher
We Were Brothers-Barry Moser
Hard Road West: History and Geology along the Gold Rush Trail - Keith Heyer Meldahl
Giordano Bruno - Ingrid D. Rowland
When the Mississippi Ran Backwards - Jay Feldman
The Seashell on the Mountaintop - Alan Cutler
Space Has No Frontier - John Bromley-Davenport

DVDS

Inside Out
Predestination
Mad Max Fury Road

NEW BOOKS!

ADULT NON FICTION

National Geographic Hubble: Imaging Space and Time
An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth - Col. Chris Hadfield
A Man on the Moon - Andrew Chaikin
Mars - Percival Lowell
Edwin Hubble: Mariner of the Nebulas - Gale E. Christianson
The Big Splat or How our Moon Came to Be - Dana Mackenzie
Stargazers - Allan Chapman
The Copernican Revolution - Anthony Millevolte
Oxygen: The Molecule that Made the World - Nick Lane
North Pole South Pole - Gillian Turner
The Greatest Show on Earth - Richard Dawkins
Patrick Moore: The Autobiography
The Essential Galileo
Kepler - Max Caspar
Tycho Brahe: Mapping the Heavens - William J. Boerst
Fire Into Ice: Charles Fipke & the Great Diamond Hunt - Vernon Frolick
Groundwater - John A. Conners
Coming into the Country - John McPhee
Annals of the Former World - John McPhee
Basin and Range - John McPhee
Nature's Clocks - Doug MacDougall
When Life Nearly Died - Michael J. Benton

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