HOURS OF OPERATION
Library News for May 26, 2015
Here are some great gift ideas to help you honor dad on June 21st. They can be
purchased at book stores and online, especially at www.amazon.com.
“A Dog’s Gift: the Inspirational Story of Veterans and Children Healed By Man’s
Best Friend” by Bob Drury - Rodale Books - released May 19, 2015
A decade ago, former military counterintelligence officer Terry Henry joined his
precocious young daughter, Kyria, on a trip to a nursing home in order to allow
its residents to play with their family dog, a golden retriever named Riley.
Terry was astounded by the transformations that unfolded before his eyes. Soon
after, Terry and Kyria started their service dog organization, paws4people, with
the goal of pairing dogs with human beings in need of healing, including
traumatized and wounded war veterans and children living with physical,
emotional, and intellectual disabilities. In “A Dog's Gift”, award-winning
journalist and author Bob Drury movingly captures the story of a year in the
life of paws4people and the broken bodies and souls the organization mends.
“Whirlwind: The American Revolution and the War That Won It” by John Ferling –
Bloomsbury Press – released May 5, 2015
Amid a great collection of scholarship and narrative history on the
Revolutionary War and the American struggle for independence, there is a gaping
hole; one that John Ferling's latest book, “Whirlwind”, will fill. Written in
Ferling's engaging and narrative-driven style, this book is a fast-paced and
scrupulously told one-volume history of this significant period in time. He has
crafted the ideal book for armchair military history buffs, a book about the
causes of the American Revolution, the war that won it, and the meaning of the
“Dadly Virtues: Adventures from the Worst Job You’ll Ever Love” by Jonathan V.
Last – Templeton Press – released on May 18, 2015
What author Jonathan Last has assembled here is a distillation of what it means
to be a father, told through the stories of fathers who happen to be gifted
writers, as well as being absolutely hilarious. Each chapter has its share of
funny war stories, but each also has some deep insights into the ups and downs
of raising kids. There is timeless wisdom in these comical stories. Plus, this
book has an essay by Matt Labash who many claim is the funniest writer in
America these days. But don’t be surprised if your eyes get misty at the closing
chapter on becoming a good grandfather.
New York Times Fiction Best Selling Books for May 25, 2015
#1. “14th Deadly Sin” by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
#2. “The Girl On the Train” by Paula Hawkins
#3. “Memory Man” by David Baldacci
#4. “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr
#5. “Gathering Prey” by John Sandford
Information Tip of the Week
Remember when cleaning your room meant shoving everything under the bed?
It’s still a good idea—just refine it to suit your grownup status. Sturdy
rectangular baskets are an obvious choice: They hold a ton and look attractive
too. There’s also a variety of wheeled options on the market, but if you are a
fan of DIY, you ought to be able to fashion your own roll-a-way using casters
and reclaimed wood.
Quackers Joke of the Week
Q. What is the sleepiest mountain in the world?
A. Mount Everest!
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