Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Library Notes Week March 7
Join the Friends of the Library, Monday, March 21st for their next meeting. A social time starts at 9:30 am with coffee and goodies, followed by a program and business meeting. The program for March is Joy Lewis who talks about Angels around us--should be very interesting.
The Friends are gearing up to sell raffle tickets for their annual tulip poster. Buy a few tickets from them at the BookNook, or better yet, volunteer to help sell the tickets. Remember they are raising funds to help the library with needs we have beyond our budget. We appreciate all the work they do for us.
When you stop by the library for those tulip tickets, check out one of these books off the new book shelf.
A Heartbeat Away by Michael Palmer. As the U.S. President, James Allaire, is beginning his State of the Union address, a number of small containers of a viral agent explode and infect the more than 700 people, including every important member of the government except the director of homeland security, who have gathered in the House chamber. The Capitol must be sealed off and the infected audience held inside until a cure for the disease can be found.
The Border Lords by T. Jefferson Parker. The Border Lords finds Deputy Hood still determined to battle gun and drug traffic along the U.S.--Mexico border. ATF agent Sean Ozburn has dropped out of sight, leaving a handful of bullet-riddled bodies in his wake. Ozburn's wife, Seliah, has received e-mails from Sean that speak of a gravely important "mission" but offer no indication of his whereabouts.
A Cup of Friendship by Deborah Rodriquez. A group of women come together in a Kubul coffee shop run by Sunny, a free-spirited American. Sunny takes in the young widow, Yazmina, the casualty of her uncle's debt to Afghan thugs. Halajan is a firecracker older widow who hides her cropped hairdo, jean skirts and love letters under her burqa. Isabel, a hard-hitting BBC journalist on location who uncovers the truth about female workers addicted to the opium they handle in the fields. Finally there is Candace, a well-heeled Bostonian, who has followed her Afghan boyfriend to Kabul to fundraise for his schoo, but soon suspects his real motives for the school and their relationship.