Recent Acquisitions

Obviously we can’t post every new book, DVD, CD or Audio Book that we get but we’ll try to put up a few interesting new items a week.  Check back soon to see what’s new in the library!

Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children was the surprise best seller of 2011—an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled readers and critics alike.

This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine’s island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.  -Goodreads.com

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12 Years A Slave

12-years-a-slave-movie-posterCome check out the Best Film of the Year, according to the Oscars!  The harrowing account of a black man, born free in New York State, who was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in 1841. Having no way to contact his family, and fearing for his life if he told the truth, Solomon Northup was sold from plantation to plantation in Louisiana, toiling under cruel masters for twelve years before meeting Samuel Bass, a Canadian who finally put him in touch with his family, and helped start the process to regain his freedom.

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Cuckoo’s Calling

cuckooDid you know that J.K. Rowling is now writing under the name of Robert Galbraith?  We have the new book that is getting so much press!  It introduces private investigator Cormoran Strike, who is down on his luck until a new case walks in his door.  The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers. 

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Trains and Lovers

This deceptively small book by Alexander McCall Smith examines the nature of love and the romanticism of train travel in this book, which features four strangers meeting for the first time on a train from Edinburgh to London.  Enchanting and compelling.

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Killing Lincoln (2013 [TEH-SONG]

Killing Lincoln

This outstanding documentary, narrated by Tom Hanks, takes the assassination of President Lincoln from the planning stages to the capture of John Wilkes Booth.  Features wonderful acting and haunting music. 

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The Elements: An Illustrated History of the Periodic Table

This beautifully done and extremely educational children’s book examines the 100 breakthroughs that have changed chemical history and who did what when.  Includes a fold-out timeline with over 1000 milestone facts. 

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Second Suns

Written by David Oliver Relin, who also wrote Three Cups of Tea, this book follows opthalmologists Geoffrey Tabin and Sanduk Ruit, who have dedicated their lives to restoring sight to some of the world’s most isolated, impoverished people through the Himalayan Cataract Project, an organization they founded in 1995.

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The Alchemist: A Graphic Novel

If you have already read The Alchemist, this spellbinding graphic rendition of the classic will leave you enchanted and with a deeper sense of the meaning of the book you loved.  If you haven’t, this will help you fall in love with it for the first time.  A must-read. 

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Inferno

Its finally here!  The latest book by Dan Brown continues the saga of Robert Langdon, whom you remember from The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons.  This compelling and exciting read takes place in Florence and begins when Langdon wakes up with no memory.  Check it out today! 

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Open Heart

This beautiful reflection by Elie Wiesel is new to the library and it is sure to leave an impact.  He writes simply and elegantly about his experience facing emergency cardiac surgery and thinks back on his life and the legacy he has left.  A small but powerful book. 

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