Saturday, January 30, 2010

February Authors of the Month

Adult Author of the Month is Nicholas Sparks. He is a wonderful storyteller. If you like a little Romance, give one of his books a try.

Juniors Author of the Month is Laura Ingalls Wilder. She has written classic tales about her and her family growing up in the big woods. The stories start when she is a little girl all the way up to her adulthood. Sure you have heard of her, along with the television series, but have you read the books for yourself? Give them a try, you won't be sorry.

Easy Author of the Month is Stan and Jan Berenstain. Check out all the fun the Berenstain Bears have, go to the dentist with Brother Bear, or see who is in the In Crowd with Sister Bear, or just stay at the Tree House with Mama Bear. Any story you pick will be a great one.

Friday, January 22, 2010

New Books for December 2009

Adult Fiction

Evidence by Jonathan Kellerman
Tragic Magic by Laura Childs
The Scarpetta Factor by Patricia Cormwell
Grave Secret by Charlaine Harris
The Christmas List by Richard paul Evans
There Goes the Bride by M.C.Beaton
Between the Lines by Jayne Ann Krentz
Under the Dome by Stephen King
The Zero Hour by Joseph Finder
Final Theory by Mark Albert
Just Take My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark
The Hornets Nest by Jimmy Carter
Jester by James Patterson
Blackwork by Monica Gerris
Stained Glass by Ralph McInerny
And Another Thing by Eoin Colfer
The Christmas Cookie Club by Ann Pearlman
Gwenhwyfar by Mercedes Lackey
A Christmas Promise by Anne Perry
U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton

Large Print

You've Been Warned by James Patterson
Strangers in Death by J.D.Robb

Junior Fiction

Allie Finkles Rules for Girls Stage Fright
The Shadowmask by R.A.Salvatore
Junie B First Grader (at last) by Barbara Park
Junie B First Grader Cheater Pants by Barbara Park
What Happened to Cass Mcbride by Gail Giles
Midnight Magic by Avi
Life and Death of Harriett Frean by May Sinclair
If I Forget, You Remember by Carol Lynch Williams
Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen
Junie B Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus by Barbara Park
Junie B Jones is a Graduation Girl by Barbara Park
Junie B Jones Loves Handsome Warren by Barbara Park
Junie B Jones Has a Peep in Her Pocket by Barbara Park
Sort of Forever by Sally Warner
The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity by Mac Barnett

Easy Reader

Don't Look Now by Ed Briant
Baby Penguin Slips and Slides by Michael Teitelbaum
Woof A Love Story by Saran Weeks
Just a Gum Wrapper by Mercer Mayer
Just Camping Out by Mercer Mayer
The New Baby by Mercer Mayer
Just Me and My Little Brother by Mercer Mayer
Just My Friend and Me by Mercer Mayer
The School Play by Mercer Mayer
This is My Body by Mercer Mayer
When I Get Bigger by Mercer Mayer
Happy Easter Little Critter by Mercer Mayer
All By Myself by Mercer Mayer
Good for Me and You by Mercer Mayer
Just say Please by Mercer Mayer
Crow Call by Lois Lowry
Achoo by Mij Kelly

Books on CD

All that Remains and Cruel and Unusual by Patricia Cornwell
The Little Book by Selden Edwards
Coming Out by Danielle Steel
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
Big Russ & Me by Tim Russert
Espresso Tales by Alexander McCall Smith
Death of a Bore by M.C.Beaton
Kitchen Privileges by Mary Higgins Clark
Polar shift by Clive Cussler


the Incredible Mr. Limpet
Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
Night at the Museum Battle of the Smithsonian
Monkey Mischief
Veggietales Saint Nicholas
Santa Buddies
Seven Pounds

Monday, January 18, 2010

Bell Ringers

Ripley Free Library proudly presents the Bell Ringers on Monday, January 25th at 7 p.m. at the
First Presbyterian Church in Ripley. Refreshments will be served after the performance.
There is no cost for admission. Everyone welcome.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thackeray's Review

The book I am going to review this month is Twilight. I have been hearing all the hype about this book, the movies etc., I decided that I just had to read it for myself. Boy am I glad I did. It pulled me in on the first few pages and kept its grip through the whole book, I couldn't put it down. Its a love story. Yes I know not another love story, but this is different. Its a love story involving Edward, a vampire and Bella, a human. Bella starts a new school in the middle of the year. Edward is a loner, not one to make friends. He is drawn to her, can't stay away from her... why you ask? Well for the answer you will just have to read it yourself. We have a copy here in the library, in the junior section, but adults would like it too.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Authors of the Month

Adult Author of the Month is James Patterson. If you like suspense novels, why not give this author a try. There are many different titles to choose from. Read about his character Alex Cross, or maybe The Womens Murder Club Series.

Junior Author is Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. With over 135 titles to choose from, there shouldn't be a problem finding one that interests you. How about reading about the Boy-Girl Battle Books, or maybe a Ghost Story.

Easy Author is A.A. Milne. He wrote the Winnie the Pooh books that everyone loves. But did you know he also wrote other stories? Come in and check out the few we have that aren't about a bear thats filled with fluff and stuff. Also check out the bulletin board for some good Pooh quotes.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Grab your coat and hat and head over to the library. A large assortment of games are available for people of all ages. Come alone, bring a friend or invite the whole family. We will provide players if you come in alone. This is a great chance to meet with old friends or make some new ones. This is not just for children. We ask that children be at least 8 years of age, unless accompanied by an adult.
If enough interest is shown, tournament playoffs will be scheduled.