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					LEXINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY                                                                       VOLUME 4, ISSUE 2
LEXINGTON, NC                                                                                         AUGUST 2010



                      L EXINGTON L IBRARY O PEN B OOK
       A NEWSLETTER OF THE LEXINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC LIBRARY, PART OF THE DAVIDSON COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM


 DATES TO REMEMBER                      N O R T H C A R O L I N A D I G I TA L L I B R A R Y
Writer’s Workshop
                                           AUDI O B OOKS FOR STUDENTS
August 4th                     Most students have            classic literature titles as-   please log on to
6:00 pm                        some type of MP3              signed may be hard to           http://ncdigital.lib.over
                               player, and download-         read, but digital audio         drive.com. The Lexing-
                               ing a digital version of an   books, either on their          ton Library has a special
Family Game Night              assigned book offers stu-     own or as a companion           downloading station
August 9th                     dents a new opportunity       to the book, may be             available for patrons to
6:00—7:30 pm                   to learn and study in a       easier for some students        use. If you need help,
                               way that fits the needs       to understand. Titles           please stop by the li-
                               of hectic school sched-       available include Fahr-         brary and a librarian will
Book Lover’s Book Club
                               ules. The North Carolina      enheit 451, The Things          be happy to offer assis-
August 11th                    Digital Library has a         They Carried, The Great         tance. All downloads
The Piano Teacher              great collection of clas-     Gatsby, A Lesson Before         are free, but do require
by Janice Y. K. Lee            sic literature and popular    Dying, and 1984. For a          a library card.
6:00 pm                        fiction titles for students   complete list of titles and
                               to download. Some             compatible devices,

Writer’s Workshop
August 18th
6:00 pm                                           DOWNLOAD         TO YOUR EBOOK
                               eBooks available on the of use. eBooks are easy have a library card.
  School starts back this      North Carolina Digital    to download and are    Devices not compatible
          month!               Library are now com-      free, but patrons must with the North Carolina
      Need help with           patible with the Barnes &                        Digital Library are the
        homework?              Noble nook™, the                                 Amazon Kindle™ and
                               Kobo™ eReader and                                Apple iPad™. For a
    Try these websites:
                               the Sony Reader™.                                complete list of titles
                               eBooks, or electronic                            and compatible de-
                               books, continue to grow                          vices, please log on to
                               in popularity for their                          http://ncdigital.lib.over
                               convenience and ease                             drive.com.

                                                 MEMORIALS & HONORARIUMS
                               The following memorials were recently made to the Lexington Public Library:
                               Daniel & Kathy Ampuero in memory of Anne Toth
                               Daniel & Kathy Ampuero in memory on Martha Byerly
                               Eric & Gail Maness in memory of Ruby Goodnight
                               Gail Maness in memory in Herbert Carrick
                               H. Jesse Arnelle in memory of Cavelle Lund
                               Kathy Crews in memory of Margaret Pitts.
                               If you would like to honor a friend or a loved one by giving the gift of a book
                               to the library, please contact Tonya Henlsey at 336-242-2040.
NEW YORK TIMES                                       READERS’ ADVISORY
 BESTSELLERS                                                FICTION
                                    The Cookbook Collector, by Allegra Goodman
       FICTION
                                    Goodman weaves together the worlds of Silicon Valley and rare-book col-
1. THE REMBRANDT AFFAIR,            lecting in a delicious novel about appetite, temptation, and fulfillment. Bi-
   by Daniel Silva.                 coastal, surprising, rich in ideas and characters, this work is about getting
                                    and spending, and about the substitutions one must make.
2. THE GIRL WHO KICKED
   THE HORNET’S NEST,
                                    Kings of the Earth, by Jon Clinch
   by Steig Larsson.
                                    Told in a chorus of voices that spans a generation, Kings of the Earth exam-
3. THE HELP,
                                    ines the bonds of family and blood, faith and suspicion, that link not just
   by Kathryn Stockett.
                                    three brothers but their entire community.
4. FLY AWAY HOME,
   by Jennifer Weiner.
5. PRIVATE,                         Red Hook Road, by Ayelet Waldman
   by James Patterson               Set on the coast of Maine over the course of four summers, Red Hook Road
   and Maxine Paetro.               tells the story of two families and of the ways in which their lives are unrav-
6. THE SEARCH, by Nora              eled and stitched together by misfortune, by good intentions and failure,
   Roberts.                         and by love and calamity.
7. SIZZLING SIXTEEN, by
   Janet Evanovich.                 A Dog’s Purpose, by W. Bruce Cameron
8. THE GLASS RAINBOW,               Surprised to find himself reborn as a golden-haired puppy after a tragically
   by James Lee Burke.              short life as a stray mutt, Bailey wonders if he will ever find his purpose, in this
9. THE OVERTON WINDOW,              beautifully crafted work that teaches that love never dies and that every
   by Glenn Beck.                   creature on Earth is born with a purpose.
10. THE LION,
                                    Father of the Rain, by Lily King
    by Nelson DeMille.
                                    From the award-winning author of The English Teacher comes her most am-
                                    bitious novel yet. King sets her sharply insightful family drama in an upper-
   NON-FICTION
                                    middle-class suburb, where she traces a complex and explosive father-
                                    daughter relationship from the 1970s to the present day.
1. —— MY DAD SAYS,
   byJustin Halpern.
                           The Rembrandt Affair, by Daniel Silva                   Faithful Place, by Tana French
2. THE OBAMA DIARIES,
                           Fly Away Home, by Jennifer Weiner                       Ice Cold, by Tess Gerritsen
   by Laura Ingraham.
                           The Glass Rainbow, by James Lee Burke                   Shadow Zone, by Iris Johnasen
3. THE BIG SHORT,
   by Michael Lewis.                          NON-
                                              NON-FICTION, BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
4. MEDIUM RAW,                      Talking to Girls About Duran Duran: One Young Man’s Quest for True
   by Anthony Bourdain.
                                    Love and a Cooler Haircut, by Rob Sheffield
5. SLIDING INTO HOME,
                                    The author of Love Is a Mix Tape shares the soundtrack to his 1980s adoles-
   by Kendra Wilkinson
                                    cence. These were the years of MTV and John Hughes movies; the era of
   with Jon Warech.
                                    big dreams and bigger shoulder pads; and, like any all-American boy, Shef
6. COMING BACK
                                    field was searching for true love and maybe a cooler haircut.
   STRONGER,
   by Drew Brees with               Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and the
   Chris Fabry.                     Dawn of the Modern Woman, by Sam Wasson
7. CHELSEA CHELSEA                  Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. is the first-ever complete account of the making of the
   BANG BANG,                       classic film Breakfast at Tiffany's. The flow of Wasson's words carries the
   by Chelsea Handler.              reader from pre-production to on-set feuds and conflicts, while also noting
8. EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER             Hepburn's impact on fashion (Givenchy's little black dress), Hollywood
   MOON, by S.C. Gwynne.            glamour, sexual politics, and the new morality.
9. OUTLIERS,                        In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving, by Leigh Anne
   by Malcolm Gladwell.             and Sean Tuohy
10. THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF            For the first time, the remarkable couple depicted in The Blind Side tell their
    HENRIETTA LACKS,                own deeply inspiring story.I n this compelling, funny, and profoundly inspir-
    by Rebecca Skloot.              ing book, the Tuohys take us on an extraordinary journey of faith and love—
                                    and teach us unforgettable lessons about the power of giving.
     NEW YORK TIMES
      BESTSELLERS                                   Y O U N G P A T RO N S
     CHILDREN’S PICTURE
           BOOKS
1.   LEGO STAR WARS, by Simon
     Beecroft. (Ages 7 and up)
2.   CITY DOG, COUNTRY FROG,
     by Mo Willems. (Ages 3 to 6)
3.   STAR WARS, by Rufus Butler
     Seder. (Ages 8 and up)
4.   LADYBUG GIRL AT THE
     BEACH, by David Soman
     and Jacky Davis.
     (Ages 3 to 5)
5.   THE VERY FAIRY PRINCESS,
     by Julie Andres and Emma
     Walton Hamilton.
     (Ages 3 to 6)
6.   OOH LA LA! IT’S BEAUTY DAY,
     by Jane O’Connor.
     (Ages 4 to 7)
7.   THE LION AND THE MOUSE,
     by Jerry Pinkney.
     (Ages 3 to 6)
8.   WADDLE!, by Rufus Butler
     Seder. (Ages 4 top 8)
                                        Please note there is a story hour break this month.
9.   CAN I PLAY TOO?,                      Story hour will resume Monday, August 23rd.
     by Mo Willems. (Ages 4 to 8)
10. THE QUIET BOOK,                  Please join us for Family Game Night Monday, August 9th!
    by Deborah Underwood.
    (Ages 3 to 5)
    CHILDREN’S CHAPTER
            BOOKS
                                                          YOUNG ADULT
1.   LINGER, by Maggie
     Stiefvater. (Ages 12 and up)
2.   THE RED PYRAMID,
     by Rick Riordan.
     (Ages 10 and up)
3.   CATCHING FIRE, by Suzanne
     Collins. (Ages 12 and up)
4.   THE HUNGER GAMES,
     by Suzanne Collins.
     (Ages 12 and up)
5.   THEODORE BOONE:
     KID LAWYER, by John
     Grisham. (Ages 8 to 12)
6.   TALES FROM A NOT-SO-
     POPULAR PARTY GIRL,
     by Rachel Renee Russell.
     (Ages 9 to 13)
7.   SWEET LITTLE LIES, by
     Lauren Conrad.
     (Ages 14 and up)
8.   DORK DIARIES, by Rachel
     Renee Russell. (Ages 9 to 13)
9.   FALLEN, by Lauren Kate.
     (Ages 12 and up)
10. BIG NATE: IN A CLASS BY
    HIMSELF, by Lincoln Pierce.
    (Ages 8 to 12)
  An Elf In the Library!                            GENEALOGY & LOCAL HIS TORY
                                     New books added to the genealogy collection for July 2010:
                                     Walter Hines Page and the World’s Work; The Madisons, a Biography; The
                                     Three Forks of Muddy Creek, Vols. V & XI; Backgrounds and Preparations for
                                     the Roanoke Voyages, 1584-1590; The Table Talk of Thomas Wolfe; An Ad-
                                     dress upon the Life and Services of Gen. William R. Davie; Tarheel Cossack
    Let Elf help you                 W. P. Roberts, Youngest Confederate General; William Richardson Davie: a
   manage your library
    loans and holds                  Memoir; Thomas Wolfe: Carolina Student; Edenton, a Portrait in Words and
                                     Pictures; Sir Walter Raleigh and the Age of Discovery; Richmond County,
    AVOID OVERDUES
   WITH EMAIL ALERTS                 North Carolina Court Minutes, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Minute
                                     Book 1, 1779-1786; Guide to County Records in the North Carolina State Ar-
    CHECK MULTIPLE
        CARDS                        chives; Edgecombe County Heritage North Carolina 1735-2009; Our Names,
                                     Where They Came From and What They Mean; Tuttle Dictionary of First
 TRACK BOOKS, DVD’S,
    CD’S, VIDEOS
                                     Names; North Carolina State University: A Narrative History; William Swaim
                                     Fighting Editor; Place Names of the English-Speaking World; Sir Walter Ra-
                                     leigh and the New World; Remembering Randolph County, Tales From the
                                     Center of the Tar Heel State; Ante-Bellum Elizabeth City: The History of a Ca-
                                     nal Town; My Story: Ralph Bruno, US Army, WW II; A Day of Blood, the 1898
                                     Wilmington Race Riot; Apostles of Disunion, Southern Secession Commission-
                                     ers and the Causes of the Civil War; Duet For a Life-time, the Story of the
                                     Original Siamese Twins; Charles Waddell Chesnutt, Pioneer of the Color Line;
http://ncdigital.lib.overdrive.com
                                     First Presbyterian Church Wilmington, NC 1892-1913; The Trial of Marshal
                                     Ney; The Pierces and their Posterity; Saint Mary’s College 1842-1992 Sesqui-
                                     centennial Alumnae Directory; Saint Mary’s School Alumnae Directory 2003;
                                     Off the Map, the Curious Histories of Place Names; Dixie Betrayed, How the
                                     South Really Lost the Civil War; Ellis Island Interviews; English Surnames, Their
                                     Sources and Significations; American Given Names; History Through Sur-
                                     names; and Winston-Salem in Vintage Postcards;
                                     We have also received the research papers of Margaret Raper Trantham of
                                     Raleigh, formerly of Lexington, a long-time member of the local genealogi-
                                     cal society.

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 Wednesday 9:00 AM-8:00 PM                     The Green Zone      The Road      The Good Guy
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   Saturday 9:30 AM-3:00 PM
        Sunday-CLOSED


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