Wednesday, February 22

A Few Staff Picks

Click on the title to request a copy for yourself!
  • Comfort & Joy, by Kristin Hannah - Joy goes through a really difficult episode in her life and is not dealing with it very well. When she finally tries to "get away" she's in a plane crash that leaves her in a strange situation with a handsome man and his son. This story has a very interesting twist that left me with my mouth open. (J., RL)
  • The Tarnished Eye, by Judith Guest - A page-turner about the murder of an entire family at their summer home and the unveiling of their killer. (A., FW)
  • Missing Mom, by Joyce Carol Oates - A coming-to-terms novel, again about a murder, and the daughter who must unravel her complicated feelings about and relationship to her mother. (A., FW)
  • New Mercies, by Sandra Dallas - This is the story of a young woman who learns that she has inherited the "mansion" of an aunt she didn't know she had and must go to Natchez to claim it and discover an intriguing side of her family...set in 1933. (A., FW) & (A., FW)
  • Even Now, by Karen Kingsbury - This is a beautiful story about two people, who as teens decided to keep their baby despite the fact that the grandparents wanted them to give the child up for adoption. This story follows a journey of 20 years and is filled with love, hope and the promise that love does survive. (G., FL)
  • Mary, Mary: A Novel, by James Patterson - I would recommend to anyone who loves thrillers. Alex Cross is on vacation in Las Angeles, California. With his reputation for solving murders, he is asked to help solve the murder and mutilation of well known actresses. A signed note, Mary Smith, is left at each scene stating more deaths to follow. (W., SE)

Thursday, February 16


Visit the Pearl, Brandon, or Richland library for FREE tax help from VITA or AARP.

Richland Library - AARP - Each Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Pearl Library - AARP - Each Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Brandon Library- AARP - Each Friday, 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Richland Library - VITA - Each Saturday, 1:00 until 4:00 p.m.

Be sure you bring pertinent information, as well as last year's tax returns!

Library Lover's Month Drawing

Be sure you stop by one of the 21 CMRLS libraries during the month of February. Each time you use your library card this month you may enter to win one of three prizes that are on display!

Wednesday, February 8

February is...

American Heart Month, Library Lover's Month, National Black History Month, National Children's Dental Month, and National Pet Dental Month, and so much more! Click for websites with further information.

Library Lover's Month is especially important to CMRLS this year. We asked local businesses to display a Valentine for the library, so look around while you are out this month and see who "loves their library!"

If you are looking for resources for Black History Month homework assignments, check these out:

African American Lives, from PBS
African American Odyssey, from the Library of Congress
Black History Month Resources at Librarians Internet Index
Black Voices, AOL African American and Black Culture Community
Thomson Gale's Black History Month Free Resources

And, if you looking for some interesting information about Valentine's Day, click here!

Happy Library Lover's Month!
from CMRLS.