Friday, August 31

CMRLS Libraries to close Labor Day

All CMRLS Libraries will be closed
Monday, September 3, for
Labor Day.
The Libraries will open
regular hours beginning
Tuesday, September 4.
Have a safe and happy
Labor Day!

Thursday, August 30

Are you waiting to read The Quickie, by James Patterson?

The Quickie*, by James Patterson, is very much in demand at the moment.
The Quickie, James Patterson. Plotting revenge against her unfaithful husband, NYPD cop Lauren Stillwell inadvertently triggers a series of events that spiral dangerously out of control and is forced to take a secret job that threatens everything she stands for. New York, NY: Little, Brown and Co., 2007, 400 p.
If you are looking for something to read while you wait, try these great authors...


  • John Sanford
  • Greg Iles
  • Ridley Pearson
  • Jeffery Deaver

and these titles...

  • Harlan Coban - Tell No One
  • Douglas Kennedy - The Big Picture
  • Joseph Garber - Vertical Run
  • Dan Greenburg - The Exes
  • Matthew Hall - The Art of Breaking Glass
  • Tess Gerritsen - The Apprentice
  • Lisa Gardner - The Next Accident
  • Lee Child - The Hard Way

Look at NextReads for the Thrillers and Suspense book lists. Just sign up with your email address and we will email you a monthly list of titles just like these; or you can read the lists online!

Wednesday, August 29

A Day to Remember

It's been two years, today. A somber memory, with personal losses or our knowledge of someone else's loss. And, just like the question, "Where were you when President Kennedy was shot?" the question, "Where were you when Katrina hit?" will be repeated many times over our lifetime.

The papers and news segments today will consist of Hurricane Katrina, the devistation, and where we are today. If you would like to read through some of the reports, look at the pictures or read fiction based on that day, check out Hurricane Katrina from the CMRLS library shelves.

The libraries also have materials that may help with life changing events, depression, and healing. NextReads, the libraries' email book lists, has categories on "Spirituality & Religion" and "Mind & Body Fitness" that may help someone still going through traumatic times. Both of these lists, and all other categories, may also be read online. And, as always, if you can't find what you are looking for...ask a librarian!

Tuesday, August 28

Looking for a good book?

Are you looking for a good book? CMRLS will send you a NextReads email with at least 10 titles in the category you chose. Even if you don't want to receive a monthly email, you can to the NextReads site and view the current lists! Click here if you would like to see all the past lists!

NextReads is a GREAT service for adults, young adults, and kids. There is even a picture book list! Where else can you find ready-made lists of titles with a link to the CMRLS catalog so that you can go ahead and request the book while you are reading about it? Still can't find a book you want to read? Ask your library staff to suggest a title. Just tell the staff member what you have read that you liked and what you have read that you didn't like. We will find your next favorite book for you!

Remember, if you can't find a good book, ask your library staff for help or visit NextReads.

Wednesday, August 1

Today in History

August 1, 1831
London Bridge Opens!
Of course it wasn't the first one, and everyone knows something about the earlier one..."London Bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down..."

August is also Back to School Month, Black Business Month, Cataract Awareness Month, Family Meal Month, Get Ready for Kindergarten Month, and National Inventor's Month.