Check It Out

Check It Out By Anne Marshall New Adult Book Collection

From the bestselling author of Irish Gold and Irish Stew comes a new Nuala Anne McGrail novel, Irish Cream. Author Andrew M. Greeley brings back his fiery and unpredictable character, Nuala Anne, who is blessed with the gift of second sight and has a knack for unraveling mysteries.

Ride to Glory: The Life & Times of a Texas Ranger, is the sequel to the critically acclaimed Call to Glory. Michael J. Gilhuly and Marilyn Gilhuly team up to chronicle the life of Texas Ranger Leroy Wiley during the tumultuous period after the Civil War when the Rangers were all that stood between the pioneer settlers and violence on the Texas frontier.

Historical novelist Gillian Bradshaw brings her readers another historical romance and a journey of self-discovery starting in the Constantinople of 672 AD. Alchemy of Fire introduces ex-concubine Anna who is making a living manufacturing perfume and attempting to raise her daughter, Theodosia. Their world is in upheaval when an Arab invasion threatens and the alchemist working on a war secret weapon comes into their lives.

All new adult books are located on the shelving behind the circulation desk.

New Adult Books on Compact Disc

New York Times best-selling author Michael Crichton brings fans one of his pulse-pounding novels in an audio version. State of Fear is a novel loaded with high-stakes action and edge-of-your-seat suspense. Listeners are treated to a fantastic reading from acclaimed narrator George Wilson.

Lilian Jackson Braun, the "Cat Who" queen of mystery, delights her readers to the 27th addition of the Pickax series. Enjoy The Cat Who Went Bananas in audio form, narrated by George Guilall.

Agatha Award winner Sarah Strohmeyer's Bubbles Ablaze is the third installment in her popular Bubbles Yablonsky series. Broadway actress Barbara McCulloh narrates this CD as Bubble's dream weekend is interrupted with the discovery of a dead body.

Pulitzer Prize winning author Larry McMurtry takes his fans on a funny yet sobering road trip featuring two of the most original women to appear in fiction for quite some time. Loop Group is narrated by C.J. Critt in a riveting performance packed with laughs and thrills.

Alistair Horne has received the prestigious Legion d'Honneur for his work on French history. The Age of Napoleon is a concise volume that sheds new light on one of the most prominent figures of the 19th century. Broadway actor Paul Hecht reads for this book on CD.

These new additions to the audio CD collection can be found in the A/V area of the library.

The Book Club offers many selections to Internet patrons. Each book will run five days (Monday- Friday). Check out this service by registering at the library's Web site, and clicking on the book club icon. Online patrons can find the club through

The following selections for the week of Feb. 28 are:

Audio Book: Eventide, by Kent Haruf.

Business: Contagious Success, by Susan Lucia Annunzio.

Fiction: The Madman's Tale, by John Katzenbach.

Good News: Boo Who, by Rene Gutteridge.

Horror: Hawkes Harbor, by S.E. Hinton.

Mystery: Dark Justice, by Jack Higgins.

Non-Fiction: Bringing Down the House, by Ben Mezich.

Pre-Pub: Quality of Care, by Elizabeth Letts.

Romance: Dangerous Curves, by Jacey Ford.

Science Fiction: City of Pearl, by Karen Traviss.

Teen: The Empty Mirror, by James Lincoln Collier.

Discover Your Library � 2005

Running through April 14 the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will be scheduled for Monday and Thursday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Community Room. Bring your 2004 tax information and if possible, last year's tax return when you come. Call the library for more information or to see if you qualify during the scheduled times at 677-7060.

Join the library staff at the annual Library Sleepover starting on Friday, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. and ending on Saturday morning, Feb. 26 at 9 a.m. Children in third through fifth grade are invited to attend. Participants will enjoy reading, playing games, watching movies, having a snack and breakfast, and this year, creating a personalized tie-died T-shirt. Reservations and signed permission slips are required. Please stop by the library to pick up the permission slips or for more information, call Kristen Monroe at 677-7060.

The staff at the Vermillion Public Library would like your input and suggestions. Please fill out a green survey sheet, located on the circulation desk, and deposit it in the form box.

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