Has this early cold weather been keeping you inside?  If you are like me, you want to sit in front of a warm fire with a good book, sipping your favorite hot drink.  Fortunately for all of us, the library has plenty of books.  In fact, we have new books going on the shelves every week, with about 1,000 books added to the collection since June.  

If you are a non-fiction fan, we have new books on biography, history, gardening, business, cooking, and many other subjects.  If you are interested in biographies, you may want to borrow John Quincy Adams:  American Visionary, by Fred Kaplan.  If you lean more toward entrepreneurship, take a look at Invent It, Sell It, Bank It!, by Lori Greiner.  We have Wood Heat:  A Practical Guide to Heating Your Home With Wood, by Andrew Jones, for those learning more about heating with wood.  For those of you interested in reading the Bard, we have a new set of Shakespeare for your reading pleasure, as well.

Are you more interested in fiction?  We have plenty of that, as well.  There is a new set of essential Charles Dickens titles on the shelf waiting for you to discover it.  In newer fiction, we have The Beekeeper’s Ball, by Susan Wiggs.  In science fiction, Brent Weeks has a new title in the Lightbringer series:  The Broken Eye.  Prefer a good mystery?  Check out the newest title by Stuart Woods, Cut and Thrust.  There are many other good fiction gems waiting for you, as well.

Prefer a different format?  We have many of these new titles on both digital audio and compact disk in our Media Department.  Some of them are also available as downloadable audio- and e-books from OverDrive.  Even more tantalizing, many of today’s movies are based on books.  You can look for either the movie version of your favorite book or the book version of a great movie in our online catalog. 

The library has thousands of titles for you to choose from in formats that include books, DVDs, magazines, online resources, and more.  Relieve the early freeze blues with some good reads from your library!

–Susan Hoppe, Adult Services Librarian