New books, DVDs available and memorial given to area libraries

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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