Tuesday, December 12

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"Happy Holidays!" from CMRLS libraries.

Monday, December 11

Holiday Resources @ your library!

Are you looking for:
Christmas videos or DVDs? Click here, to see a list of Christmas videos. Click here, to see a list of Christmas DVDs.
Last minute holiday decorating projects?
Stories for the little ones for Christmas? Hanukkah? Kwanzaa?
New holiday recipes? Christmas music?
Check out the CMRLS online calendar for programs throughout the holiday season!

Happy Holidays!
from CMRLS.

Closed for the Holidays

CMRLS libraries will be closed December 23, 25, and 26 for the Christmas holidays. Branches will reopen Wednesday, December 27 with regular business hours.

CMRLS wishes everyone a very HAPPY HOLIDAY!

Monday, December 4

Notable Books of the Year @ your library

Books found in the CMRLS collection listed on the 100 Notable Books of the Year, in New York Times:

FICTION & POETRY
Absurdistan, by Gary Shteyngart
After This, by Alice McDermott
Alentejo Blue, by Monica Ali
Black Swan Green, by David Mitchell
Brookland, by Emily Barton
Digging to America, by Anne Tyler
The Emperor's Children, by Claire Messud
Everyman, by Philip Roth
Golden Country, by Jennifer Gilmore
Half of a Yellow Sun, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
High Lonesome: New & Selected Stories, 1966-2006, by Joyce Carol Oates
Intuition, by Allegra Goodman
The Keep, by Jennifer Egan
Lisey's Story, by Stephen King
The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
Special Topics in Calamity Physics, by Marisha Pessl
Suite Fran├žoise, by Irene Nemirovsky
Terrorist, by John Updike
Twilight of the Superheroes, by Deborah Eisenberg
A Woman in Jerusalem, by A. B. Yehoshua

NON-FICTION
At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68, by Taylor Branch
Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West, by Hampton Sides
Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays, by David Foster Wallace
Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia, by Elizabeth Gilbert
Falling Through the Earth, by Danielle Trussoni
Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq, by Thomas E. Ricks
The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, by Douglas Brinkley
Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany, by Bill Buford
Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War, by Nathaniel Philbrick
The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher, by Debby Applegate
Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution, by Caroline Weber
State of Denial, by Bob Woodward
Strange Piece of Paradise, by Terri Jentz
Sweet and Low: A Family Story, by Rich Cohen
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl, by Timothy Egan