Need something new to read? The Odell Library received new books on DVD in August.
In adult fiction, the library has: Bad Girl Fame – Elle Kennedy; 5 Bodies in the Library – Tony Medaver; The Dark Between the Trees – Fiona Barnett; Endless Summer – Elin Hildenbrand; Gift – Alan Titchmarsh; The Girl with the Believing Husband – Julia Quinn; Heat 2 – Michael Mann; A Heart Full of Headstones – Ian Rankin; Virgin River Vacation – Robin Carr; Home Sweet Christmas – Susan Mallory; Honeymoon Cottage – Laurie Foster; An Island Wedding – Jenny Colgan; It Begins With Us – Colleen Hoover; The Last Chairlift – John Irving; The Locked Room – Elly Griffiths; Long Shadows – David Baldacci; Crazy Honey – Jodi Picoult; Night Cruise – Jess Kidd; No Plan B – Lee Child; Our Missing Hearts – Celeste Ng; Calculus – Katherine Coulter; Righteous Victim – John Sandford; Signal Fire – Dan Shapiro; Sugar and Salt – Susan Wiggs; Suspect – Scott Turow; Switchboard Soldiers – Jennifer Chiaverini; Treasure State – CJ Box; The Twelve Topsy-Turvy, Very Messy Days of Christmas – James Patterson; The Viper – JR Ward; Winners – Frederick Backman.
On DVD, the library has added: Baby Shark’s Big Show! Seaweed riding; Call Saul, seasons 1, 3, 4, and 5; The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family; high speed train; Dead for a Dollar; Elvis; forgiven; Freddie Mercury: Final Act; Mayor of Kingstown, Season 1; Outlander, Season 6; Paradise Highway; feet of anger; The Phantom of the Open; Pokemon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle; Pursuit of Love; Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon; Star Trek: Picard, Season 2; Thor: Love and Thunder; The Time Traveler’s Wife; Ultimate Space Telescope; The United States and the Holocaust; Where the Crawdads Sing.
New to Young Adult: Greywaren — Maggie Steifvater.
In adult fiction, the library now has: And there Was Light — John Meacham; Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to Money – Dave Ramsey; The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man – Paul Newman; A gift of joy and hope – Pope Francis; Grace: Ten Days of President Obama and the Battle for America – Cody Keenan; How, really? – Jenna KutcherIn Search of the Dark Ages – Michael Wood.
In the Easy/Juvenile section, the library added: Animorphus: The Encounter — KA Applegate; The Arnold Lobel Book of Mother Goose – Arnold Lobel; Empty Smile – Catherine Arden; End – John Bray; Harry’s Squirrel Trouble – Gene Zion; How Everything Works – DK; If Dinosaurs Had Hair – Dan Marvin; The Last Beekeeper – Pablo Cartaya; Lou – Breanna Carzoo; Monsters Love Cupcakes – Mike Austin; Moonlight Zoo – Maudie Powell-Tuck; No! Sid Custard the Squirrel – Sergio Ruzzier; On the Road – Paige Braddock; Pete the Cat Plays Hide-and-Seek — Kimberly & James Dean; The Secret World of Plants – Ben Hoare; The Three Billy Goats Gruff – Mac Barnett.
Pontiac Public Library Memorials
Below is a list of gifts given to the Pontiac Public Library during the months of September and October.
Items given for memory:
Brown, Hallie – “The Missing Bullet” by Richard Osman Large Print; “Hey, Bruce!” by Ryan Higgins; and “National Geographic Kids Dinosaur Atlas” by the National Geographic Society, all provided by Phyllis K. McKinney.
Brown, Hallie Ann (Grimes) – “Blood on the Spot” by Erin Hunter; “Sky” by Erin Hunter; “Narwhalicorn & Jelly” by Ben Clanton; and “The First to Die at the End” by Adam Silvera, all provided by Liz Fredrickson.
Comens, Robert & Charlene — “My Dirty California” by Jason Mosberg; “The Last Gambit” by Jennifer Barnes; “Go Bold” by William Shatner; “Anne of Greenville” by Mariko Tamaki; and “Sweet & Sour” by Debbi Florence, all given by Myrtle Richmond.
Hinshaw, Jim – “My grandpa is the best!” by DJ Steinberg; and “If You Laugh I’ll Start This Book Again” by Chris Harris, given by Kenny & Karen Robinson.
Hoerner, Richard – “Murray Christmas” by EG Keller; and “Meet Me Under the Mistletoe” by Jenny Bayliss, given by Mary Lynn Schopp & Joan Curry.
Pierce, Jamie — “Baseball Dreams, Fishing Magic” by Mike Reuther, given by Mom and Dad and Nate.
Smith, Jeffrey – “Clive Cussler’s Hellburner” by Mike Madden; “The Marriage Portrait” by Maggie O’Farrell; and “Righteous Victim” by John Sandford, in large print, provided by Mary Haack and Linda Dionne.
Hoerner, Richard “Dick” – “How to Catch a Reindeer” by Alice Walstead; and “Ty’s Travels: Winter Wonderland” by Kelly Starling Lyons, given by the Alpha Mu Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa.
Schmidt, Dan – “The Big East” by Dana O’Neil; and John Garraway’s “Miracles on the Hardwood,” given by the Pontiac Junior Women’s Club for Michelle Schultz.
Smith, Jeff – “Golf Course: Fairways of the World” by David Cannon; “Golf for Dummies” on DVD; and “The Better Golf Academy” on DVD, presented by Nancy Myers, Diane Engel and Dennis Schultz.
Swedlund, Blanche — “Clarice Bean: Think like an Elf” by Lauren Child, given by Del & Cathy Robinson.
Items awarded in honor of: Mund, William — “The Puzzler” by AJ Jacobs, given by Faith Mund.
Items provided: Mund, Faith – “If You Believe Me” by Rosemary Wells; and “Loud Mouse” by Cara Mentzel and Idina Menzel.
Gifts to the Operating Fund in Memory of: Brown, Hallie – Contributed by Brian and Lisbeth Jensen.
Gifts to the Operating Fund: Cindy Munch; Kevin and Michelle Pierce; Karen Gourley; The Hanson family.
The Summer Reading Program awards were given to: Gem’s Carpet Cleaning Plus, LLC.
Prizes are awarded for library wish list projects: joanE & Ed Lipinski.
Gifts to the Living Bookshelf in Memory: Dan Schmidt – Given by the Pontiac Junior Women’s Club for Michelle Schultz.