Staff's Picks

Out Of Warranty

Smith, Haywood

Recommended by: Nancy B

Haywood Smith is a true southern lady who writes about the south and southern folks. If you have ever dealt with insurance companies, drug companies, and  the medical profession , you may truly get a chuckle out of this story. 

I sure did.


Ian Rankin

Recommended by: Earnestine B

    John Rebus retired from the force but found too much time on his hands. He became a civilian employee of the force working in cold case files. John soon is looking into an old missing person case when the mother of the young woman tries to convince Rebus that her daughter disappearance is just one of many.

    John finds himself working with an old colleague Clarke and cutting corners to get the results he wants. Soon, the police realize they are dealing with a serial killer when the bodies of five young women who were last seen on a local roadway. Now the race is on to catch a killer before he kills again.

    This is a great addition to the Rebus series. I highly recommend it.

Footprints in the sand

Clark, Mary Jane Beh

Recommended by: Ellen P

A well written suspense novel.  Mary Jane Clark is the niece of famous author Mary Higgins Clark.

In Our Humble Opinion

Tom and Ray Magliozzi

Recommended by: Sheila U

If you listen to NPR, you know Tom and Ray Magliozzi, or Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers.  Their show is hilarious, and occasionally, you learn a little about cars.  This book is a collection of short essays, ranting about their pet peeves.  

The Meryl Streep Movie Club

March, Mia

Recommended by: Ellen P

This is an excellent well written book.   It will appeal to fans of women's fiction novels as well as Streep fans.

Crochet Noro: 30 Dazzling Designs

Recommended by: Sheila U

If you've never worked with Noro yarn, you may want to give it a try in the new year.  It's expensive, but the beautiful, self-striping colors create very special pieces.  This book is loaded with designs for clothing and accessories, using various weights.  And if you're not ready to invest in Noro yarns, use some of the self-striping yarns from Lion Brand or Hobby Lobby's "Yarn Bee" line.  

And if ever you would like help with your projects, or just want to socialize while you work, visit our knitting and crochet classes.  Crochet class meets on Mondays from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. and the first Saturday of each month, also at 10:00 a.m.  Knitting Circle meets on Wednesdays from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

The Twelve Clues of Christmas

Bowen, Rhys

Recommended by: Ellen P

This is a short entertaining holiday themed mystery.

The Corpse of St. James's

Jeanne M. Dams

Recommended by: Earnestine B

                                                                  THE CORPSE OF ST.JAMES'S by Jeanne M. Dams

  Dorothy Martin and her husband, retired Chief Constable Alan Nesbitt, had just left Buckingham Palace following  a ceremony honoring a friend for  the George Cross. Jonathan Quinn, was injured in the line of duty saving a child from a fire. The three of them are walking in St. James Park when they discovered the body of a young girl.

  Dorothy and her husband and Quinn try to find out who murdered this girl. Complicating the matter is Quinn knows the victim and he soon is the main suspect in her murder.

  This is the 12th book of this series. The author is a resident of South Bend, Indiana. She also has another series that takes place in South Bend. The main character is a Swedish immigrant who works at the Studebaker Mansion in the late 1800's to the early 1900's.

  Both of these series are cosy mysteries and are fun read.