Monday, December 12

Best of 2005 @ your library!

Voted to be the best books in 2005 by the Los Angeles Times, World Fantasy Award, New York Times, Publishers Weekly, National Book Awards, and; and they are found in your library! Click the links below to request a copy of one of these titles.

102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers, by Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, by Charles C. Mann
1776, by David McCullough
At First Sight, by Nicholas Sparks
Black Juice, by Margo Lanagan
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, by Malcolm Gladwell
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, by Jared Diamond
Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Empire Rising, by Thomas Kelly
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, by Jonathan Safran Foer
The Final Solution, by Michael Chabon
Follies and New Stories, by Ann Beattie
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
Friends, Lovers, Chocolate, by Alexander McCall Smith
God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It, by Jim Wallis
The Ha-Ha, by Dave King
The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova
The History of Love, by Nicole Krauss
The Hummingbird's Daughter, by Luis Alberto Urrea
In the Shadow of the Law, by Kermit Roosevelt
John Lennon: All I Want Is the Truth, by Elizabeth Partridge
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, by susanna Clarke
The Lincoln Lawyer, by Michael Connelly
The March, by E. L. Doctorow
The Lost Painting, by Jonathan Harr
March, by Geraldine Brooks
Mother of Sorrows, by Richard McCann
My Jim, by Nancy Rawles
The Painted Drum, by Louise Erdrich
My Friend Leonard, by James Frey
Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro
No Country for Old Men, by Cormac McCarthy
Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945, by Tony Judt
Prep, by Curtis Sittenfeld
The Runes of the Earth, by Stephen R. Donaldson
Saturday, by Ian McEwan
Saving Fish from Drowning, by Amy Tan
Shalimar the Clown, by Salman Rushdie
A Slight Trick of the Mind, by Mitch Cullin
Specimen Days: A Novel, by Michael Cunningham
Teacher Man: A Memoir, by Frank McCourt
The Tender Bar: A Memoir, by J. R. Moehringer
Tilting at Windmills, by Julian Branston
The Time of the Uprooted, by Elie Wiesel
The Widow of the South, by Robert Hicks
The World is Flat: A Brief Hisotry of the the Twenty-first Century, by Thomas L. Friedman
The Year of Magical Thinking, by Joan Didion

Juvenille and Young Adult:
Autobiography of My Dead Brother, by Walter Dean Myers
Each Little Bird That Sings, by Deborah Wiles
Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood, by Ann Brashares
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, by J. K. Rowling
Leonardo da Vinci, by Kathleen Krull
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sister, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy, by Jeanne Birdsall
Reaching for the Moon, by Wendell Minor
The Scarecrow and His Servant, by Philip Pullman
Stained, by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
Tiger, Tiger, by Lynne Reid Banks
Where I Want to Be, by Adele Grifin

Picture Books:
Bears, by Ruth Krauss
Cinderella, by Barbara McClintock
The Hello, Goodbye Window, by Norton Juster
The Little Engine That Could, by Watty Piper
Terrific, Jon Agee

Wednesday, December 7

Holiday Resources @ your library!

Are you looking for:

Christmas videos or DVDs? Click here, to see a list of Christmas videos!
Last minute holiday decorating projects?
Children's books 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.