Thursday, June 29

Best Sellers @ your library!

The books listed below can be found on The New York Times Best Seller List, Best Sellers, USA Today Best-selling Books, and Book Sense Bestsellers. There is something here for everyone! To request a book, go to Rosie's Web/Online Catalog and type in the title of the book. You will need to have your library card and your PIN (Personal Identification Number) you registered at your library. Your set then to reserve a copy of one of these best sellers for yourself, or find something else you would like to read.

Adult Fiction
4th of July, by James Patterson
Absurdistan, by Gary Shteyngart
Angels and Demons, by Dan Brown
The Art of Detection, by Laurie R. King
At Risk, by Patricia D. Cornwell - A Massachusetts state investigator applies DNA and other forensic techniques to a cold murder case; written as a serial for the The New York Times Magazine.
Baby Proof, by Emily Giffin
Beach Road, by James Patterson, Peter de Jonge - An East Hampton lawyer becomes involved in a highly publicized trial that pits locals against the super-rich.
Black Swan Green, by David Mitchell
Blue Shoes and Happiness, by Alexander McCall Smith
The Book of the Dead, by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child - The final volume of a trilogy involoving Secret Agent Aloysius Pendergast of the FBI and his criminal brother.
The Bookwoman's Last Fling, by John Dunning
The Cold Moon, by Jeffery Deaver - The forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme tracks a serial killer who calls himself the Watchmaker.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, by Mark Haddon
The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown *MOVIE
Danse Macabre (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter), by Laurell K. Hamilton
Dark Harbor, by Stuart Woods
Dead Watch, by John Sandford - A political operative investigates the murder of a former senator.
The Devil Wears Prada: A Novel, by Lauren Weisberger *MOVIE
Digging to America, by Anne Tyler - Two families, one of them, one of them Iranian-American, become involoved with each other when both adopt baby girls from Korea.
Elements of Style, by Wendy Wasserstein
Everyman, by Philip Roth
The Foreign Correspondent: A Novel, by Alan Furst
Full of Grace, by Dorothea Benton Frank
The Hard Way, by Lee Child - When his wife is kidnapped, a man who deals in illegal soldiers turns to the former military cop Jack Reacher.
The Husband, by Dean Koontz - A man whose wife is kidnapped has 60 hours to come up with a huge ransom.
I Say a Little Prayer, by E. Lynn Harris
Killer Dreams, by Iris Johansen - A researcher battles the head of a pharmaceutical company who has perverted a technology she invented in order to turn people into zombies.
Killer Instinct, by Joseph Finder
The King of Lies, by John Hart
The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
The Last Templar, by Raymond Khoury
Life of Pi, by Yann Martel
The Man of My Dreams, by Curtis Sittenfeld
The Man from Stone Creek, by Linda Lael Miller
The Night Watch, by Sarah Waters
The Poe Shadow, by Matthew Pearl
Promise Me, by Harlan Coben
The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran
The Rapture, by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins - The third prequel to the "Left Behind" series. *MOVIE
The Saboteurs (Men at War), by W. E. B. Griffin, William E. Butterworth IV - Another volume of the "Men at War" series about OSS agents during World War II.
The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd
Shanks for Nothing, by Rick Reilly
The Stolen Child: A Novel, by Keith Donohue
Suite Francaise, by Irene Nemirovsky, Sandra Smith (Translator)
Takedown, by Brad Thor
Telegraph Days, by Larry McMurtry - A romantic spoof of the Old West from the author of "Lonesome Dove".
The Templar Legacy, by Steve Berry
The Tenth Circle, by Jodi Picoult
Terrorist, by John Updike - A New Jersey high school boy falls under the sway of an imam.
The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
Twelve Sharp, by Janet Evanovich
Two Little Girls in Blue, by Mary Higgins Clark
The Whole World Over, by Julia Glass

Adult Non-Fiction
American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century, by Kevin Phillips
Beyond Band of Brothers, by Dick Winters with Cole C. Kingseed
The Big Bam, by Leigh Montville
Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell - The author of "The Tipping Point" explores the importance of hunch and instinct to the workings of the mind.
Cesar's Way, by Cesar Millan
A Death in Belmont, Sebastian Junger
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America, by Erik Larson
Dispatches From the Edge, by Anderson Cooper - The CNN correspondent describes a year of covering the tsunami in Sri Lanka, the war in Iraq and Hurricane Katrina.
Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings, by Tyler Perry - Musings on life from the man behind "Diary of a Mad Black Woman." *MOVIE
Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, by Don Miguel Ruiz
Freakonomics, by Steven D. Levill, Stephen J. Dubner - A maverick scholar applies economic thinking to everything from sumo wrestlers who cheat to legalized abortion and the falling crime rate.
Good to Great, by Jim Collins
The Great Deluge, by Douglas G. Brinkley
The Great Transformation, by Karen Armstrong
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, by Jared Diamond
Heat, Bill Buford
I Had the Right to Remain Silent...But I Didn't Have the Ability, by Ron White
In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote
Left to Tell, by Immaculee Ilibagiza with Steve Erwin
Lies at the Altar, by Robin Smith
Manhunt: The Twelve Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer, by James L. Swanson
Marley & Me, by John Grogan - A newspaper columnist and his wife learn some life lessons from their neurotic dog.
Mayflower, by Nathaniel Philbrick - How America began, from the author of "In the Heart of the Sea".
Miracle in the Andes, by Nando Parrado
Mockingbird, by Charles J. Shields
My Life in France, by Julia Child - How Julia Child mastered the art of French cooking: a memoir.
Possible Side Effects, by Augusten Burroughs
A Short Guide to a Happy Life, by Anna Quindlen
Sonoma Diet, by Connie Guttersen, et al.
The Tao of Willie, Willie Nelson, Turk Pipkin
Team of Rivals, by Doris Kearns Goodwin
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, by Malcolm Gladwell
What to Eat, by Marion Nestle
Wisdom of Our Fathers, by Tim Russert - The host of "Meet the Press" presents readers' letters about their fathers in response to his book "Big Russ and Me."
The World is Flat, by Thomas L. Friedman - A columnist for the The New York Times analyzes 21st-century economics and foreign policy.
The Year of Magical Thinking, by Joan Didion

Al Capone Does My Shirts, by Gennifer Choldenko
The Book Thief, by Markud Zusak - In Nazi Germany, a girl saves books from book-burnigns and shares them with the Jewish man hididng in her basement.
Chasing Vermeer, by Blue Balliett
Eldest, by Christopher Paolini - Eragon in the land of elves; Book 2 in the Inheritance trilogy.
Eragon, by Christopher Paolini - A boy and a young dragon must navigate a bewildering world of dark powers. *MOVIE
Flush, by Carl Hiaasen- To free his father from jail, Noah must catch a casino owner whose boat is polluting the Florida Keys.
Heat, by Mike Lupica
Hoot, by Carl Hiaasen - Trying to solve a mystery, a boy newly arrived in Florida encounters bizarre people. *MOVIE
Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke
Maximum Ride: School's Out - Forever, by James Patterson- Who's trying to kill Max and his flying friends?
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, by Kate DiCamillo - A rabbit made of china learns about love and loss.
The Penderwicks, by Jeanne Birdsall - On vacation, four sisters befriend a local boy to the dismay of his snobbish mother.
Small Steps, by Louis Sachar
The Tale of Despereaux, by Kate DiCamillo - A mouse, a rat, and a simple servant girl embark on a magical journey.
The Truth About Forever, by Sarah Dessen
The Wright 3, by Blue Balliett - Petra and Calder have to solve a mystery about Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House; a sequel to "Chasing Vermeer."

Children's Illustrated Books
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, by Bill Martin ,Eric Carle
Fancy Nancy, by Jane O'Connor - A glamour girl dresses her family up and takes them out on the town.
Good Night Gorilla, by Peggy Rathmann
Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown
Lily's Big Day, by Kevin Henkes - Guess who wants to be the flower girl at Mr. Slinger's wedding?
The Little Engine That Could, by Watty Piper
Oh, the Places You'll Go!, by Dr. Seuss
Olivia, by Ian Falconer - The antic adventures of a precocious pig.
Olivia Forms a Band, by Ian Falconer
Pat the Bunny, by Dorothy Kunhardt

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle
Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak
Zen Shorts, by Jon J. Muth - Stillwater the giant panda tells classic Zen tales to his young neighbors.

Children and Youth Fiction Series
Alex Rider Adventures, by Anthony Horowitz - A boy spy follows in his father's footprints.
Charlie Bone, by Jenny Nimmo - A king's descendants learn magic at Bloor's Academy.
The Clique, by Lisi Harrison
Junie B. Jones, Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus, Illustrator
Harry Potter, by J. K. Rowling - A boy wizard hones his skills and battles evil at Hogwarts. *MOVIE
Magic Tree House, Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca, Illustrator - Children travel to the past in a spinning tree house.
Pendragon, D. J. Machale - A teenage boy travels through time and space.
A Series of Unfortunate Events, by Lemony Snicket - The adventures of the Baudelaire siblings. *MOVIE
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, by Ann Brashares - Four friends share magical pants. *MOVIE
Warriors: The New Prophecy, by Erin W. Hunter

Tuesday, June 20

Summer Library Programs!

This is the third week into the CMRLS summer library programs! You still have a chance to see "The Snakeman", Inky the Clown, Chuck Galey, Wattsup Jams, storytelling, and so much more! Take a look at the online calendar or read an online copy of What's Happening @ your library on the library home page. The online calendar can be searched by age group or library branch, making it easy to find a program suited for your family at the branch nearest to you.

For some "Paws, Claws, Scales and Tales" fun on the internet, go to the summer fun page to visit zoos online, print pictures to color, and find interesting animal facts! Pictures of the summer programs are posted on the site as soon as they come in!

Happy Summer READING!!

Friday, June 16

Summer Reading Ideas for Young and Old!

Adventures to Read All Through the Summer - a book list from librarian Nancy Pearl, heard on National Public Radio (NPR).

BookSense Summer Picks - a list of great books from picture books to books for teens, from

"Pawed"cast - an MP3 version of 30 minute broadcasts of animal stories to go along with Paws, Claws, Scales and Tales! the CMRLS 2006 Summer Reading Program, from Alaska's We Like Kids: KTOO-FM . Listen on iPod, personal computer, or any MP3 player.

Good Reads for Teens - Recommended reads for teens and young adults from the American Library Association (ALA).

UC Berkley Summer Reading List - books for college freshman to enjoy (not a required reading list) during the summer!

For more recommended reads, check out Oprah: What to Read this Summer, Curled Up with a Good Book, and the CMRLS Readers Advisory page. And, if you still can't find a "good book", ask your librarian!

Thursday, June 1

Problem with Blog Hyperlinks to the CMRLS Online Catalog

I'm sorry, due to a recent system upgrade the hyperlinks to the CMRLS online catalog created before May 26, 2006 no longer are working. Future hyperlinks will work until the next upgrade! The hyperlink will open a window to the online catalog. You may type the name of the book you are looking for in the search box and still get to the information. I'm sorry for this inconvenience.

What we call progress is the exchange of one nuisance for another. - Henry Ellis, 1859-1939