New books at Stair Public Library 03.23.2011

Many new books have recently been added to the shelves at Stair Public Library. Stop in and check them out.

Adult Fiction

“Separate Beds: a novel” by Elizabeth Buchan

“A Time to Love” by Barbara Cameron

“Other Eyes” by Barbara D'Amato

“Fire the Sky” by Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear

“Loving Frank” by Nancy Horan

“Thereby Hangs a Tail” by Spencer Quinn

“To Fetch a Thief” by Spencer Quinn

“I’d Know You Anywhere” by Laura Lippman

“The Undertaking: life studies from the dismal trade” by Thomas Lynch

“The Perfect Happiness” by Santa Montefiore

“Heartwood” by Belva Plain

“Clara and Mr. Tiffany: a novel” by Susan Vreeland

“If You Follow Me: a novel” by Malena Watrous

“Strategic Moves” by Stuart Woods

“The Leisure Seeker” by Michael Zadoorian

Non-fiction

“The Pioneer Woman: black heels to tractor wheels: a love story” by Ree Drummond

“Full Catastrophe Living: using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain, and illness” by Jon Kabat-Zinn

“The Winter of our Disconnect: how three totally wired teenagers (and a mother who slept with her iPhone) pulled the plug on their technology and lived to tell the tale” by Susan Maushart

“How to Raise the Perfect Dog: through puppyhood and beyond by Cesar Millan with Melissa Jo Peltier

“Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” by Amy Chua

“The No-cry Discipline Solution: gentle ways to encourage good behavior without whining, tantrums & tears” by Elizabeth Pantley

“Princess Tea: parties and treats for little girls” by Janeen A. Sarlin, with Noelle Shipley; photographs by Sheri Giblin

“Grandloving: making memories with your grandchildren” by Sue Johnson and Julie Carlson; illustrated by Ronnie Walter Shipman

“Autobiography of Mark Twain Volume 1” by Harriet Elinor Smith, editor; associate editors: Benjamin Griffin, Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Sharon K. Goetz, Leslie Myrick.

Juvenile

“Iggy Peck, Architect” by Andrea Beaty; illustrated by David Roberts

“April and Esme, Tooth Fairies” by Bob Graham

“Joey Fly 2, Private Eye in Big Hairy Drama” by Aaron Reynolds

“Mouse and Mole: a winter wonderland” by Wong Herbert Yee

Juvenile Fiction

“Agent Q, or the Smell of Danger!” by M.T. Anderson; illustrations by Kurt Cyrus

“City of Glass” by Cassandra Clare

“Lunch Lady and the Bake Sale Bandit” by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

“The Gift” by James Patterson and Ned Rust

“Big Nate from the Top” by Lincoln Peirce

“Big Nate: in a class by himself” by Lincoln Peirce

“Big Nate Strikes Again” by Lincoln Peirce

“The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-fu Cavemen from the Future” by Dav Pilkey, creator, by George Beard and Harold Hutchins

“A Good Horse” by Jane Smiley; illustrations by Elaine Clayton

Juvenile non-fiction

“The Art Book for Children. Book two” text by Amanda Renshaw

“13 American Artists Children Should Know” by Brad Finger

“13 Artists Children Should Know” by Angela Wenzel

“13 Sculptures Children Should Know” by Angela Wenzel

“13 Paintings Children Should Know” by Angela Wenzel

Spanish

“From North to South” by Ren Colato Lanez; illustrations, Joe Cepeda = Del norte al sur by cuento, Ren Colato Lanez ; ilustraciones, Joe Cepeda.

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    NICE WORK—A spider remains at the center of a web, awaiting visitors, during a moist morning last month. The was built in front of Eagle Funeral Home in Morenci.
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    STEP BY STEP—Wyatt Stevens of Morenci makes his way across a rope bridge Sunday during the Michigan DNR’s Great Outdoors Jamboree at Lake Hudson Recreation Area. The Tecumseh Boy Scout Troop constructed the bridge again this year after taking a break in 2016. The Jamboree offered a variety of activities for a wide range of age groups. Morenci’s Stair District Library set up activities again this year and had visits with dozens of kids. See the back page for additional photos.
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    LEADING THE WAY—The Morenci Area High School marching band led the way across the pedestrian bridge on Morenci’s south side for the annual Labor Day Bridge Walk. The Band Boosters shared profits from the sale of T-shirts with the walk’s sponsor, the Morenci Area Chamber of Commerce. Additional photos are on the back page.
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    LOOKING UP—More than 200 people showed up at Stair District Library Monday afternoon to view the big celestial event with free glasses provided by a grant from the Space Science Institute. The library offered craft activities from noon to 1 p.m., refreshments including Cosmic Cake from Zingerman’s Bakehouse and a live viewing of the eclipse from NASA on a large screen. As the sky darkened slightly, more and more people moved outside to the sidewalk to take a look at the shrinking sun. If you missed it, hang on for the next total eclipse in 2024 as the path comes even closer to this area.
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    THE MAYOR—Cecil Schoonover poses with a collection of garden gnomes that mysteriously arrive and disappear from his property. Along with the gnomes, someone created the sign stating that he is the Mayor of Gnomesville. He hasn’t yet tracked down the people involved in the prank, but he’s having a good time with the mystery.
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    TAKE A BREAK—Last Wednesday’s session of Stair District Library’s Summer Reading Program ended with a quiet period in a class presented by yoga instructor Melany Gladieux of Toledo. Children learned a variety of yoga poses in the main room at the library, then finished off the session relaxing. Additional photos are on page 7. Area children are invited to visit the library today when the Michigan Science Center presents a flight program at 11 a.m. and roller coasters at 1 p.m.
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    THE DERBY—Tyler “Smallpox” Flakne of Minnesota’s Home Run League All-Stars goes for the fence Friday night during the National Wiffle League Association’s home run derby in Morenci. This year the wiffleball national tournament moved from Dublin, Ohio, to Morenci’s Wakefield Park. During the derby, competitors had two minutes to hit as many home runs as possible. The winner this year finished with 21. See page 6 and 7 for additional photos.
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    OUT OF THIS WORLD—Elizabeth McFadden and Elise Christle pose in front of the green screen as VolunTeen Noah Gilson makes them appear as though they are standing on the Moon. More photos from the Stair District Library’s NASA @ My Library program are on page 12.
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    FIREWORKS erupt Saturday night over Morenci’s Wakefield Park during the waning hours of the Town and Country Festival. Additional festival photos are inside.