Art works on display in library through July

The next time you visit the library, we hope you’ll pause to look at the latest exhibit of artworks by local students of artist and instructor Sabine Baeckmann-Elge. You’ll see a variety of media on display, including acrylic and oil paintings, pencil drawings and watercolors.

Sabine’s students are youth and adults whose experiences ranges from beginners to experienced. They choose their media and subject matter on their own, and receive one-on-one instruction to learn new skills and techniques while developing their own styles.

This exhibition proves yet again how many talented artists we have in our community. It is a pleasure for us to be able to display their works in the library where they can be enjoyed and admired by so many patrons.


“Golden Door Cooks at Home” is a recipe book containing not only recipes from this celebrated spa in southern California but also cooking tips and sidebars on fitness and nutrition. “Secret Ingredients: The New Yorker Book of Food and Wine” is a collection of articles and cartoons from the magazine over 84 years, edited by David Remick.

Crafts and careers

“Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts” is an A to Z guide with detailed instructions, step-by-step photographs and templates for more than 30 craft techniques and 200 projects. “Top 100 Careers Without a Four-Year Degree/ninth edition” is a complete guidebook to 100 career options in many different fields. “Gallery of Best Resumes For People Without a Four-Year Degree/fourth edition” is a collection of nearly 200 resumes by professional resume writers, plus advice on cover letters and same Internet resumes.

Large print books

“Mr. and Miss Anonymous” by Fern Michaels is the story of a couple connected by a fertility clinic. “Deadlock” by Iris Johansen is a thriller about the adventures of an archeologist held captive by one of the most ruthless human beings on earth. “Loitering With Intent” is a Stone Barrington novel by Stuart Woods. “Tea Time for the Traditionally Built” is the latest in the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith. “The Perfect Poison” is a romantic suspense novel by Amanda Quick.

Mysteries and thrillers

“Malice” by Lisa Jackson features New Orleans detective Rick Bentz caught in a web after his wife’s death — or is she really dead? — “Lavender Morning” is book one in the new Edilean mystery series by Jude Deveraux. “First Family” by David Baldacci tells of the aftermath of a kidnapping from a birthday party at Camp David. “The Brothers Boswell” by Philip Baruth is a thriller about the Boswell brothers in 18th century England, one being the famous colleague of Dr. Samuel Johnson and the other a jealous and dangerous man. “The Vietnam Judgment” by David Stone features the CIA’s Micah Dalton and a mysterious jade box with meaning to a select few high up in the American intelligence establishment.

New Novels

“The Help” by Kathryn Stockett is a story about three women in Mississippi in the 1960s. “Summer on Blossom Street” is the latest in the Seattle knitting group series by Debbie Macomber. “Vision in White” is the first in the new Bridge Quartet series by Nora Roberts. “Perfect Fifths” by Megan McCafferty is the fifth and final book in the Jessica Darling series. “The Little Stranger” by Sarah Waters is a ghost story set in postwar Britain.

Nonfiction including memoirs

“Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist” is the memoir by actor and activist Michael J. Fox, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease. “Bernanke’s Test” by Johab Van Overtveldt looks at the careers of Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke as America’s central bankers. “The Infernal Little Cuban Republic” by Lars Schoultz is a chronicle and commentary on the history of U.S.-Cuba relations. “My Father Married Your Mother” is a collection of experiences of blended families edited by Anne Burt. “The Hemingses of Monticello” by Anette Gordon-Reed is an epic memoir of the slave family owned by Thomas Jefferson.

Thanks to our donors

For books and materials this week we thank Teri Frazier, Ron Graydon and Erika Vincent.

Quotable quote

“There is a difference between a book of two hundred pages from the very beginning, and a book of two hundred pages which is the result of an original eight hundred pages. The six hundred are there. Only you don’t see them.” — Elie Wiesel, Romanian-born writer and lecturer, Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner.

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