Library News

 

By JUDITH CUTRIGHT

The Clay County Public Library Summer Reading program is underway. Story Hour is every Tuesday and Thursday, beginning at 9:30. This past Tuesday, we had over 60 people, young and old, to join us for singing and dancing with Conductor Jack. Our next program will be on June 25, when the Science Guy will join us at 10:00.

There have been many recent memorial donations to the library. A memorial donation can be in any amount, and is a lasting way to remember a loved one. Recent memorials include: In memory of Owens Hamilton, given by Dudley and Leslee Korth.

In memory of Bonnie Jean Head, given by Michael and Teresa Strong, Freeman Swan, and James and Suzie Beason and children.

In memory of Doneitta K., given by District 9 Alcoholics Anonymous.

In memory of Kenneth Key, given by Billie M. Collins and children.

In memory of David Massingille, given by Billie M. Collins and children.

In memory of Carol Nivens, given by Judith Cutright and Ruth Parsons, and James and Suzie Beason and family.

In memory of Paul Reecer, given by Billie M. Collins and children, Chris, Sabrina, Gus, and Samuel Conkin, Jason and Rhonda Hamilton and children, Kenneth and Linda Hamilton, Michael and Teresa Strong, and Ruth Parsons.

In memory of Pearl Smith, given by Gene and Louise Smith.

In memory of Leroy Stephens, given by Richard Dale and Judith Cutright and Ruth Parsons.

In memory of Edna Browning Taylor, given by Sandra Lancaster.

In memory of Jackie Nell Watkins, given by Dudley and Leslee Korth, Edna Sue Mahaney and Jo Scott, and Roger and Pat Roberts.

In memory of Kevin Watson, given by Richard Dale.

In memory of Ricky Nelson Watson, given by Jason and Rhonda Hamilton and children, Latisha Key, and Brenda and Daniel Spivey.

In memory of Savage Webb, given by Billie M. Collins and children, Claude E. Hamilton, and Launa Stone.

There are many new books in this week. New fiction titles include “Fugitive” by Phillip Margolin, “Lying with Strangers” by James Grippando, “Relentless” by Dean Koontz. “A Mercy” by Toni Morrison, and “She Had it Coming” by Mary Monroe. Fiction titles for our teen readers include “Crank” and “Impulse” by Ellen Hopkins, “This Full House” by Virginia Euwer Wolff, “Clay” by David Almond, “Saturday Night Dirt” and “Defect” by Will Weaver, and “Bone: Old Man’s Cave” by Jeff Smith. For our young readers, we have “I’m Scared” by Jane Annunziata. New nonfiction titles include “The Numerati” by Stephen Baker, “Psychic Healing” by Sylvia Browne, “The Grand Inquisitor’s Manual” by Jonathan Kirsch, “The Missing Class” by Katherine S. Newman, “48 Liberal Lies About American History” by Larry Schweikart, “The Biggest Loser Success Secrets”, “The Complete Personal Legal Guide” by the American Bar Association, and “Failures of the Presidents” by Thomas Craughwell. New on DVD at the library are “The International”, “Revolutionary Road”, and “Gran Torino”. Come in and check us out!

Quote of the Week: “Our job is not to make up anybody’s mind, but to open minds and to make the agony of the decision-making so intense you can escape only by thinking.” Author Unknown.