Thursday, October 9, 2014

Area Events This Month


Scare on the Square -- October 25th from 2:00 - 4:00p.m.

2nd Annual Haunted Hayride -- October 25th from 6:00 - 10:00p.m.


Crockett Trade Days -- October 17th - 19th

78th Annual World Fiddlers Festival -- October 25th from 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.


Livingston Trade Days -- October 17th - 19th

Sunday, October 5, 2014

New York Times Best Seller List (10/5/2014)

Note: Titles highlighted in BLUE are currently available for checkout. Titles highlighted in RED have been ordered and will be available for checkout soon.


1 EDGE OF ETERNITY by Ken Follett
2 PERSONAL by Lee Child 
4 THE BONE CLOCKS by David Mitchell 
6 RAGING HEAT by Richard Castle 
8 THE SECRET PLACE by Tana French 
9 WOLF IN WHITE VAN by John Darnielle 
10 ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr 
11 THE EYE OF HEAVEN by Clive Cussler
12 THE PAYING GUESTS by Sarah Waters 
13 THE GOLDFINCH by Donna Tartt 
14 THE MONOGRAM MURDERS by Sophie Hannah 
15 THE GOLEM OF HOLLYWOOD by Jonathan Kellerman  

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Intriguing Additions in Non-Fiction

The Demon of Brownsvile Road by Bob Cranmer

October 1988: Bob Cranmer buys a house in the Pittsburgh suburb he grew up in. He has no idea that his dream home is about to become his worst nightmare…

The Cranmers seemed fated to own the house at 3406 Brownsville Road. As a young boy, Bob had been drawn to the property, and, just when the family decided to move back to Brentwood, it went up for sale. Without a second thought, they purchased the house that Bob had always dreamed of owning.

But soon, the family began experiencing strange phenomena—objects moving on their own, ghostly footsteps, unsettling moaning sounds—that gradually increased in violence, escalating to physical assaults and, most disturbingly, bleeding walls. Bob, Lesa, and their four children were under attack from a malicious demon that was conjuring up terrifying manifestations to destroy their tight-knit household. They had two choices: leave or draw on their unwavering faith to exorcise the malicious fiend who haunted their home.

Now, Bob Cranmer recounts the harrowing true story of the evil presence that tormented his family and the epic spiritual war he fought to save everything he held dear…

Includes photos

For more information on Bob Cranmer and his latest works visit this website.

A Sniper in the Arizona: 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines in the Arizona Territory, 1967 by John J. Culbertson

In 1967, death was the constant companion of the Marines of Hotel Company, 2/5, as they patrolled the paddy dikes, mud, and mountains of the Arizona Territory southwest of Da Nang. But John Culbertson and most of the rest of Hotel Company were the same lean, fighting Marines who had survived the carnage of Operation Tuscaloosa. Hotel's grunts walked over the enemy, not around him. 

In graphic terms, John Culbertson describes the daily, dangerous life of a soldier fighting in a country where the enemy was frequently indistinguishable from the allies, fought tenaciously, and thought nothing of using civilians as a shield. Though he was one of the top marksmen in 1st Marine Division Sniper School in Da Nang in March 1967--a class of just eighteen, chosen from the division's twenty thousand Marines--Culbertson knew that against the VC and the NVA, good training and experience could carry you just so far. But his company's mission was to find and engage the enemy, whatever the price. This riveting, bloody first-person account offers a stark testimony to the stuff U.S. Marines are made of.

For more information on John J. Culbertson and his latest works visit this website.

13 Cent Killers: the 5th Marine Snipers in Vietnam by John J. Culbertson

In 1967, a bullet cost thirteen cents, and no one gave Uncle Sam a bigger bang for his buck than the 5th Marine Regiment Sniper Platoon. So feared were these lethal marksmen that the Viet Cong offered huge rewards for killing them.

Now noted Vietnam author John J. Culbertson, a former 5th Marine sniper himself, presents the riveting true stories of young Americans who fought with bolt rifles and bounties on their heads during the fiercest combat of the war, from 1967 through the desperate Tet battle for Hue in early ’68.

In spotter/shooter pairs, sniper teams accompanied battle-hardened Marine rifle companies like the 2/5 on patrols and combat missions. Whether fighting their way out of a Viet Cong “kill zone” or battling superior numbers of NVA crack troops, the sniper teams were at the cutting edge in the art of jungle warfare, showing the patience, stealth, combat marksmanship, and raw courage that made the unit the most decorated regimental sniper platoon in the Vietnam War.

Harrowing and unforgettable, these accounts pay tribute to the heroes who made the greatest sacrifice of all–and leave no doubt that among 5th Marine snipers uncommon valor was truly a common virtue.

For more information on John J. Culbertson and his latest works visit this website.

A Rumor of War by Philip Caputo

In March 1965, Marine Lieutnant Philip J. Caputo landed in Danang with the first ground combat unit committed to fight in Vietnam. 

Sixteen months later, having served on the line in one of modern history's ugliest wars, he returned home - physically whole, emotionally wasted, his youthful idealism shattered. 

A decade later, Caputo would write in A Rumor of War, 'This is simply a story about war, about the things men do in war and the things war does to them'.

For more information on Philip Caputo and his latest works visit this website.

MARSOC: U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations Command by Fred Pushies

In 2006, the U.S. Marines officially became part of the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) with the creation of the Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC). 

Drawn from the ranks of the Force Recon companies, these highly skilled and combat-proven Leathernecks would take the war to al Qaeda and the Taliban in America’s global war on terrorism. MARSOC is steeped in the heritage of the Marine Raiders of World War II, Force Reconnaissance companies of Vietnam, and Detachment-One, which stood up after the attacks on 9/11. 

Their mission is to win wars before they begin, taking the warfare beyond the front line. When America wants to display its might, the Commander in Chief will send in the Marines. With the creation of MARSOC, chances are they are already there.

For more information on Fred Pushies and his latest works visit this website.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Is it Time for a Family Movie Night? Hundreds of Movies to Choose From

Note: Our movie (DVD and Blu-Ray) collection is available due to patron donations. If you would like to donate to the collection, we would greatly appreciate it. 

Under the Cherry Tree (2013)

Under the Cherry Tree is an inspirational and faith-based story, about a young man who seemingly has it all: successful business, happy marriage, and big house. Meanwhile, his alcoholic brother struggles for everything. Their success is contingent upon whether they can learn to work together before all is lost.

Bend of the River (1952-Western)

When a town boss confiscates homesteader's supplies after gold is discovered nearby, a tough cowboy risks his life to try and get it to them.

Miracle Dogs (2003)

The film is based on the inspirational story of Annie, a dog who battles and beats cancer.

Winchester '73 (1953-Western)

The journey of a prized rifle from one ill-fated owner to another parallels a cowboy's search for a murderous fugitive.

After the Harvest (1996)

After the Harvest was based on Martha Ostenso's novel Wild Geese. Sam Shepard heads the cast as ill-tempered Canadian farmer Caleb Gare, who tyrannically treats his family like slaves, forcing them to work sunup to sundown and live in dire poverty so he can selfishly fulfill his dream to grab up all the land surrounding his farm. The only person who might have been able to stand up to Caleb was his long-suffering wife Jude, who has long since been cowed into quiet desperation lest her children bear the brunt of her husband's cruelty. 

But the reign of Caleb Gare is soon to end ignominiously--that is, if Linda Archer, the attractive new schoolteacher in town, has anything to say about it.

The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976-Western)

A Missouri farmer joins a Confederate guerrilla unit and winds up on the run from the Union soldiers who murdered his family.

Lawless (2012)

Set in Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a trio of bootlegging brothers are threatened by a new special deputy and other authorities angling for a cut of their profits.

The Guilty (1992)

Nikki Lennon is raped by her boss Steven Vey (Michael Kitchen). Steven is up for a job as a judge. Nikki tells Steven who has been offered the job as a judge that he now needs to resign or she will tell everyone.

Kung Pow! Enter the Fist (2002)

A rough-around-the-edges martial arts master seeks revenge for his parent's death.

and many more!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fantastic NEW Large Print Fiction

The Blessed by Ann Gabhart
Shaker Series Book # 4

It is 1844 and Lacey Bishop's life is a tangled mess. Estranged from her own family, at age 16 she went to work for a preacher and his wife. When his wife died, the preacher convinced Lacey that the only decent thing to do was to marry him. That way she could continue to act as mother to the little girl who was left on his doorstop. 

But Lacey never expected he would decide to take them all off to a Shaker village. There she's still married but living in a community that believes marriage is a sin. And to make matters worse, she finds herself drawn to Isaac Kingston, a man who came to the Shakers after his young bride died. 

But of course any notion of love between them is only a forbidden dream. How will Lacey ever find true happiness? 

For more information on Ann Gabhart and her latest works visit this website.

Slow Dancing on Price's Pier by Lisa Dale

A family learns that time can erase mistakes when the heart remains true.

Fifteen years ago, Garret Sorensen's family, trust, and heart were destroyed when Thea Celik betrayed him and married his brother. Now they are divorcing. Garret's ready to finally mend his relationship with his brother. But being back in Newport, Rhode Island, triggers a lot of memories-all leading back to Thea.

Thea's not ready to let go of the Sorensens-even if it means being around Garret. As they cautiously circle around each other-finding themselves drawn together-they realize following their hearts could cast them adrift.

For more information on Lisa Dale and her latest works visit this website.

Curing the Blues with a New Pair of Shoes by Dixie Cash
Domestic Equalizers Series Book # 5

No holiday in tiny Salt Lick, Texas, is more revered than January 8th—Elvis's birthday! To commemorate the grand occasion, Hogg's Drive-In—where the King enjoyed many a burger on the road to fame and fortune—is displaying an “actual” pair of Elvis's blue suede shoes. That is, until some heel without a soul swipes them right out of their display case.

Debbie Sue Overstreet and Edwina Perkins-Martin—the shoe-loving Domestic Equalizers—are shocked that someone would perpetrate such a dastardly crime. So the plucky detecting duo agrees to help the town's inept sheriff track down the royal blue loafers. And being majestic multitaskers, the ladies might even be able to squeeze in some matchmaking as well.

For more information on Dixie Cash and her latest works visit this website.

Rude Awakening of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler
Jane Austen Addict Series Book # 2

For Jane, the modern world is not wholly disagreeable. Her apartment may be smaller than a dressing closet, but it is fitted up with lights that burn without candles, machines that wash bodies and clothes, and a glossy rectangle in which tiny people perform scenes from her favorite book, Pride and Prejudice. Granted, if she wants to travel she may have to drive a formidable metal carriage, but she may do so without a chaperone. And oh, what places she goes! Public assemblies that pulsate with pounding music. Unbound hair and unrestricted clothing. The freedom to say what she wants when she wants-even to men without a proper introduction.

Jane relishes the privacy, independence, even the power to earn her own money. But how is she to fathom her employer's incomprehensible dictates about "syncing a BlackBerry" and "rolling a call"? How can she navigate a world in which entire publications are devoted to brides but flirting and kissing and even the sexual act itself raise no matrimonial expectations? Even more bewildering are the memories that are not her own. And the friend named Wes, who is as attractive and confusing to Jane as the man who broke her heart back home. It's enough to make her wonder if she would be better off in her own time, where at least the rules are clear-that is, if returning is even an option.

For more information on Laurie Viera Rigler and her latest works visit this website.

Heartbreak Creek by Kaki Warner
Runaway Brides Series Book # 1

Edwina Ladoux hoped becoming a mail-order bride would be her way to a better life, but as soon as she arrives in Breakheart, Colorado, and meets Declan Brodie and his four rambunctious children, she realizes she's made a mistake. 

Luckily, Edwina and Declan agreed on a three- month courtship period, which should give them time to get the proxy marriage annulled. 

Except that as the weeks pass, thoughts of annulment turn into hopes for a real marriage-until Declan's first wife suddenly returns.

For more information on Kaki Warner and her latest works visit this website.

Ties that Bind by Marie Bostwick
Cobbled Quilt Series Book # 5

Margot Matthews loves her job at the Cobbled Court Quilt Shop and the life and friendships she's made in New Bern, Connecticut; she just never thought she'd still be single on her fortieth birthday. And Margot's friend, Abigail, is trying to match-make even though Margot has all but given up on romance. 

When Philippa, a new female pastor arrives in town, truth be told not everyone is happy about it. Yet despite a rocky start, Philippa begins to settle in - finding ways to ease the townspeople's burdens, joining the quilting circle, and forging a fast friendship with Margot. 

When tragedy threatens to tear Margot's family apart, Philippa's friendship - and the help of the quilting sisterhood - will prove a saving grace. And while she untangles her feelings for another new arrival in town, Margot realizes that it is the surprising detours woven into life's fabric that provide its richest hues.

For more information on Marie Bostwick and her latest works visit this website.