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April 25, 2019 - Spring

The signs of spring are certainly abounding. The crocus and tulips are blooming around the library and the daffodils are ready to pop open any minute. The magnolia tree is filled with blossoms and the trees are budding out. Overachieving trees have even started to leaf out, turning their silhouettes lacy. And the dawn chorus is starting before dawn these days. Motorcyclists have appeared on the highways and byways in ever increasing numbers as the warm weather removes the threat of snow and / or mix precipitation from the forecast. Perhaps one of the surest signs of spring is that Wisconsinites have started wearing shorts and T-shirts even if the overnight temperatures are still sometimes dipping below freezing. Now, I have not yet abandoned turtlenecks completely nor have I taken all the winter paraphernalia out of the backseat of my car. The snow shovel, extra windshield wiper fluid, the assortment of scrapers, the assortment of snow brushes, and the spare socks, gloves, boots, and ski caps, will remain just where they are for a few weeks longer. I don't want winter to think it can sneak back and catch me unprepared.

As sure as the flowers are pushing up into the sunshine, the spring books are arriving at the library. Below you will find an assortment of new titles which arrived recently. Enjoy!

“Girl Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals” by Rachel Hollis. The best-selling author of Girl, Wash Your Face and founder of urges women to stop feeling self-conscious about their ambitions and to start pursuing their dreams with confidence, outlining specific behaviors that promote moving forward.


Someday is Not a Day in the Week: 10 Hacks to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life” by Sam Horn. A guide to creating and living a life of fulfillment shares succinct, real-world examples and inspirational insights into the true sources of happiness to motivate readers into taking action in the present to prioritize authentic well-being.


“American Spirit: Profiles in resilience, Courage, and Fait

h” by Kyle Taya & Jim DeFelice.

“CSNY: Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young” by Peter Doggett. The best-selling author of American Wife and widow of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle presents an inspiring collection of stories from history and the author's personal life that showcase the resilience of the American spirit.

“Black and Blue, No.3 (Doug Brock Thrillers)” by David Rosenfelt. Struggling with amnesia after surviving a shooting, Doug Brock re-investigates a cold case involving the DNA of a man he eliminated as a suspect, but can no longer remember. By the national best-selling author of “Blackout”.


“Celtic Empire, No. 25 (Dirk Pitt Adventures)” by Clive and Dirk Cussler. The murders of a U.N. science team in El Salvador, a deadly collision in the Detroit waterways and an attack on the Nile are linked to the ancient story of a fugitive Egyptian princess. By a #1 best-selling author.


“The Fifth Doctrine, No. 3 (Guardian)” by Karen Robards. Offered her freedom in exchange for a dangerous undercover assignment, master manipulator Bianca St. Ives poses as an elite hacker to feed strategic misinformation to North Korea's tyrannical regime. By the best-selling author of “The Moscow Deception”.


“The First Lady” by James Patterson. When the First Lady disappears after her husband’s affair goes public, top secret agent Sally Grissom is charged with finding her and is faced with a twisted case after the White House receives a ransom note along with the First Lady’s finger.


“The Last Second, No. 6 (Brit in the FBI)” by Catherine Coulter. When an eccentric treasure hunter finances a private space agency and augments its first satellite with a nuclear device, special agents Drummond and Caine race to prevent a corrupt scientist's apocalyptic plot.


“The Malta Exchange, No. 14 (Cotton Malone)” by Steve Barry. Former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone races to Italy to secure a history-changing document with ties to a 900-year-old organization that would manipulate the selection of the next pope. By the best-selling author of “The Lost Order”.


“Run Away” by Harlan Coben. Discovering their drug-addicted daughter playing guitar in Central Park, a desperate narrator follows the young woman into a dark and dangerous world of unspeakable evil. By the award-winning author of the Myron Bolitar series. 750,000 first printing. Tour.


“Wild Card, No. 49 (Stone Barrington)” by Stuart Woods. A peaceful country retreat with his latest paramour is interrupted by an unknown, ruthlessly vengeful adversary who orchestrates multiple plots targeting Manhattan rainmaker Stone Barrington and his associates. By the Edgar Award-winning author of Chiefs .


“Wolf Pack, No. 19 (Joe Pickett)” by C. J. Box. A wealthy poacher he has been ordered to ignore and the murderous acts of a local cartel complicate both the professional and personal lives of a newly reinstated Joe Pickett. By the Edgar Award-winning author of The Disappeared .