Golly, gee, gosh… friends. It’s February. How did that happen? There has been so much going on here my head is spinning. Early in December the state-wide system that we depend on to get your super fast Interlibrary Loans had a catastrophic failure. They were not able to revive it and have now shifted focus to replacing it… which will take time. This has put a tremendous extra burden on us and so if we are a bit slower than usual or if you are expecting something and it doesn’t come, please understand that we are stretched thin. We will not be offended if you ask again so please don’t be shy. (Also, if you want more information about this, I will be happy to provide. But, be fore warned, I have strong feelings and will very passionately share every single detail with you. Best to set aside some time.)
On a more uplifting note, I hope you have heard about our collaboration with Jackson Ski Touring and Story Land with outstanding support from the Board of Selectmen and the Road Crew. We have successfully mounted two winter story book trails.
The one behind the Library is completely open to everyone, including those with four furry feet. You can ski, snow shoe, walk, sled, crawl, whatever your pleasure. It is about one kilometer long. The other is within Jackson Ski Touring’s trail network. Kiddos can get there free, but grownups need a trail pass. It’s about 1.5 miles to reach the story near the cocoa cabin off the Ellis River Trail. I explored it this morning. It took me a total of about 90 minutes out and back. Meredith can do it in 20 so you’ll probably be somewhere in between.
We are looking for a few donated snow shoes that folks can use to check out the trail so if you have something like that in your basement or attic, we would be oh so grateful! I’ll give you some kind of goody in return.
Cell Phone Spy
And now, without further ado, I give you our latest acquisitions. Not all are currently in the building, but all are available for placing holds.
- New Fiction
- White houses by Amy Bloom. Find it at F BLO.
- A long way from home by Peter Carey. Find it at F CAR.
- The house of impossible beauties by Joseph Cassara. This was a risky buy for me. Set in the NYC counter-culture scene. I am hoping it gets some interest from us country folk needing a little edgy-ness! Find it at F CAS.
- The Storm King by Brendan Duffy. Find it at F DUF.
- Whispers of warning by Jessica Estevao. The second in the series set in Old Orchard Beach. Find it at F EST.
- Look for me by Lisa Gardner. Yay! We are so proud of Lisa’s latest opus. Find it at F GAR.
- Only killers and thieves by Paul Howarth. Find it at F HOW.
- Autumn by Karl Ove Knausgard. Find it at F KNA.
- Sunburn by Laura Lippman. Find it at F LIP.
- The Innocent Wife by Amy Lloyd. Find it at F LLO.
- Radio free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance by Bill McKibben. Find it at F MCK.
- Girl unknown by Karen Perry. Find it at F PER.
- The Confession by Jo Spain. Find it at F SPA.
- The gate keeper by Charles Todd. Find it at F TOD.
- New Nonfiction
- A Little Bit of Meditation by Amy Leigh Mercree. Find it at 291.4 MER.
- Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker. Find it at 303.44 PIN.
- The extra woman by Joanna Scutts. Find it at 305.42 SCU.
- Tears we cannot stop by Michael Eric Dyson. Find it at 305.8 DYS.
- My life, my love, my legacy by Coretta Scott King. Find it at 323 KIN.
- How to pay zero taxes.. Find it at 362.2 SCH 2018.
- In the country we love by Diane Guerrero. Find it at 791.43 GUE.
- The totally unscientific study of the search for human happiness by Paula Poundstone. Find it at 792.7 POU.
- Limits of the Known by David Roberts. “Part memoir and part history, this book tries to make sense of why so many have committed their lives to the desperate pursuit of adventure.” Find it at 796.522 ROB.
- Wallis in Love: The Untold Life of the Duchess of Windsor, the Woman Who Changed the Monarchy by Andrew Morton. Find it at 941.084 MOR.
- A hope more powerful than the sea by Melissa Fleming. Find it at 956.9 FLE.
- Fire and fury by Michael Wolff. There is a lengthy list here so get your hold in! Find it at 973.933 WOL.
- New in the Children’s Room
- The wolf, the duck & the mouse by Mac Barnett. Find it at E BAR.
- Among a thousand fireflies by Helen Frost. A generous, anonymous donation from our wishlist! Find it at E FRO.
- Coyote moon by Maria Gianferrari. Thank you, library angel! Find it at E GIA.
- Days with Dad by Nari Hong. Storybook featuring a dad who is in a wheel chair. We love all dads! Find it at E HON.
- Mango, Abuela, and me by Meg Medina. A generous, anonymous donation from our wishlist! Find it at E MED.
- A different pond by Bao Phi. Find it at E PHI.
- The wheels on the tuk tuk by Kabir Sehgal. Thank you library angel! Find it at E SEH.
- Alamo all-stars by Nathan Hale. A generous, anonymous donation from our wishlist of this, and many other Nathan Hale titles! Find it at GN HAL.
- Hilo. by Judd Winick. Find it at GN WIN.
- The wonderling by Mira Bartok. Find it at jF BAR.
- A crack in the sea by H M Bouwman. Find it at jF BOU.
- Slug days by Sara Leach. Find it at jF LEA.
- A dash of trouble by Anna Meriano. Find it at jF MER.
- Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code by Laurie Wallmark. Find it at MACHINES j359 WALL.
- Epic Lego Adventures with Bricks You Already Have by Sarah Dees. Find it at MAKE j688.7 DEE.
- The Nantucket sea monster: a fake news story by Darcy Pattison. Find it at MYSTERIOUS j001.9 PAT.
- Atlas of adventures by Rachel Williams. Find it at WORLD j910 WIL.
- What was D-Day? by Patricia Demuth. Find it at WORLD j940.53 DEM.
- What was Pearl Harbor? by Patricia Demuth. Find it at WORLD j940.54 DEM.
- New for Young Adults
- A land of permanent goodbyes by Atia Abawi. Find it at YA F ABA.
- The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert. Find it at YA F ALB.
- The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton. Find it at YA F CLA.
- Waking storms by Sarah Porter. Find it at YA F POR.
- Long way down by Jason Reynolds. Find it at YA F REY.
- New Movies
- All I See Is You. Find it at DVD ALL.
- It /. Find it at DVD IT.
- LBJ /. Find it at DVD LBJ.
- Loving Vincent /. Find it at DVD LOV.
- Shot. Find it at DVD SHO.
Can’t wait to see you on the trails or in the Library! -Lichen