Thursday, March 17

The New York Times Best Sellers @ your library

Hardcover Fiction:

  • HONEYMOON, by James Patterson and Howard Roughan. An F.B.I. agent who is investigating a beautiful and mysterious woman finds himself becoming obsessed with her.
  • THE RISING, by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. The Prince of Darkness chooses a Romanian woman to be the mother of the Antichrist.
  • IMPOSSIBLE, by Danielle Steel. A romance blossoms between the owner of a Parisian art gallery and a bohemian painter.
  • THE BROKER, by John Grisham. The C.I.A. arranges a presidential pardon for a power broker who may know crucial secrets, laying a trap for the foreign intelligence service that wants him dead.
  • THE DA VINCI CODE, by Dan Brown. The murder of a curator at the Louvre leads to a trail of clues found in the work of Leonardo and to the discovery of a centuries-old secret society.
  • THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN, by Mitch Albom. (Hyperion, $19.95.) An old man who died while trying to rescue a little girl from danger discovers that all will be explained to him in the afterlife.
  • VANISHING ACTS, by Jodi Picoult. A woman who undertakes search-and-rescue missions in rural New Hampshire discovers that she herself has been a missing person for nearly 30 years.
  • PRINCE OF FIRE, by Daniel Silva. Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and an occasional spy for the Israeli secret service, investigates a terrorist bombing in Rome.
  • PREP, by Curtis Sittenfeld. A scholarship student from South Bend, Ind., encounters a world of privilege when she attends an expensive boarding school in Massachusetts.
  • SHADOW OF THE GIANT, by Orson Scott Card. The latest entry in the "Ender" science fiction series.
  • SURVIVOR IN DEATH, by J. D. Robb. In 2059, Lt. Eve Dallas has an eyewitness to the brutal murder of a family: the sole survivor, a 9-year-old girl; by Nora Roberts, writing pseudonymously.
  • STATE OF FEAR, by Michael Crichton. Reverse eco-terrorists create natural disasters to convince the public that global warming is real.
  • THE FORGOTTEN MAN, by Robert Crais. The Los Angeles private eye Elvis Cole searches for the truth about his father.
  • BLOOD MEMORY, by Greg Iles. A forensic scientist probes recent killings as well as a decades-old crime — the murder of her father.
  • THE KILLING CLUB, by Marcie Walsh with Michael Malone. A police detective investigates the deaths of friends of hers from high school.
  • MISSING PERSONS, by Stephen White. The psychologist Alan Gregory looks for a young girl who has either run away or been abducted.

Hardcover Nonfiction

  • BLINK, by Malcolm Gladwell. The author of "The Tipping Point" explores the importance of hunch and instinct to the workings of the mind.
  • AMERICA (THE BOOK), by Jon Stewart, Ben Karlin and David Javerbaum. "The Daily Show" offers a lavishly illustrated parody of a civics textbook.
  • COLLAPSE, by Jared Diamond. A historical investigation, by the author of "Guns, Germs, and Steel," into why some societies succeed while others fail.
  • TAKING HEAT, by Ari Fleischer. A White House memoir by President Bush's former press secretary.
  • GOD'S POLITICS, by Jim Wallis. An evangelical Christian argues that Democrats must "take back the faith" and not allow conservative Republicans to hijack the Bible.
  • 102 MINUTES, by Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn. Two journalists at The New York Times describe people's struggle to survive inside the World Trade Center on Sept. 11.
  • WITNESS, by Amber Frey. A memoir by the California massage therapist who testified for the prosecution in the murder trial of Scott Peterson.

If you need further help finding something to read, check out CMRLS Reader's Advisory pages...or, just ask a librarian!

Monday, March 14

Get in the mood for GREEN!

Saint Patrick's Day is March 17, when even those of us without Irish roots tend to skip a little and maybe even hope for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!

You can listen to the music of Ireland, get a leprechaun book to read to your child, find videos and books on travel in Ireland, read about the history of Ireland, try an authentic Irish recipe, or read a book of fiction set in Ireland @ your library.

And, as always if you don't find what you are looking for...ask a librarian!

Happy St. Patrick's Day from CMRLS!

Friday, March 4

Reading Recommendations by CMRLS Staff

*****Ellen Williamson will discuss her book at the Richland Public Library on Thursday, April 14, 6:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend.*****

More staff picks will follow. And as always, if you need help...just, ask a Librarian!

Thursday, March 3

March is...

Follow the links to websites or material in the CMRLS catalog for more information on these subjects:

March is Red Cross Month, Financial Security Month, National Craft Month, Women's History Month, Nutrition Month, Music in Our Schools Month, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Month, Mental Retardation Awareness Month, Irish-American Heritage Month, Frozen Food Month, Talk with Your Teen about Sex Month, Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Play the Recorder Month, Poison Prevention Awareness Month, Rosacea Awareness Month, Save Your Vision Month, Youth Art Month

Mar. 1, 1864 - Yellowstone National Park Established
Mar. 2, 1904 - "Dr. Seuss" (Theodor Geisel) Born and Read Across America Day

Mar. 3, 1847 - Alexander Graham Bell Born
Mar. 4 - Hug a GI Day

Mar. 5-20 - Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
Mar. 6-12 - Girl Scout Week
Mar. 7, 1933 - Monopoly Invented
Mar. 8 - Organize Your Home Office Day

Mar. 9, 1959 - Barbie Debuts
Mar. 10, 1913 - Harriet Tubman Died
Mar. 11, 1918 - Pandemic of 1918 Hits U.S.
Mar. 12, 1922 - Jack Kerouac Born
Mar. 13, 1887 - Earmuffs Patented

Mar. 14, 1950 - "10 Most Wanted" List Debuts
Mar. 15, 1783 - Washington's Address to Continental Army Officers

Mar. 16, 1827 - Black Press Day: Anniversary of the First Black Newspaper
Mar. 17 - Saint Patrick's Day
Mar. 18, 1927 - George Plimpton Born
Mar. 19 - National Quilting Day

Mar. 20 - Palm Sunday
Mar. 21, 1685 - Johann Sebastian Bach Born
Mar. 22 - American Diabetes Association Alert Day
Mar. 23, 1987 - "The Bold and the Beautiful" Premiers
Mar. 24, 1874 - Harry Houdini Born
Mar. 25, 1911 - Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

Mar. 26, 1911 - Tennessee Williams Born
Mar. 27 - Easter Sunday

Mar. 28, 1881 - "Greatest Show on Earth" Formed
Mar. 29, 1848 - Niagara Falls Runs Dry

Mar. 30, 1858 - Pencil Patented
Mar. 31, 1943 - Oklahoma! Broadway Premiere

Need any help finding information? Ask a librarian!