April 6, 2011 —
The rhyme “April Showers Bring May Flowers” from the 1500s is a lesson in patience. April’s weather does give way to the milder, warmer weather of May that produces flowers galore. April and May are also great publishing months for the book world.
Hazel Monahan has donated the mysteries: Scones and Bones: A Tea Shop Mystery by Laura Childs; Bless the Bride: A Molly Murphy Mystery by Rhys Bowen; Though Not Dead by Stabenow and Aunt Dimity and the Family Tree by Nancy Atherton.
The Dolly Parton Imagination Library has donated The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter; Holler Loudly by Cynthia Scott Smith; Big Sister, Little Sister by Marci Curtis; and A House is a House for Me by Mary Ann Hoberman.
Betty Capper has donated large print novels: Solomon’s Oak by Jo-Ann Mapson; The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven by Kevin and Alex Malarkey; and The Distant Hours by Kate Morton.
Large print Western fiction in memory of William (Bill) Klinger from his daughter Donna are: Cowboy for a Rainy Afternoon by Stephen Bly; Valley of Outlaws by Max Brand; The Cuchillo Plains by Ray Hogan; The Scorpion Killers by Ray Hogan; The Searching Guns by Ray Hogan; Cutthroat Canyon Sidewinders by William W. Johnstone; The Apache Kid by Will Henry; Mankiller Colorado by William W. Johnstone; Devil’s Rim by Sam Brown; Gunman’s Rendezvous by Max Brand.
Mary C. Tanner has donated the romances: Heart for Home: Home to Blessing by Snelling; Night Road by Kristin Hannah; Singing You Home by Jodi Picoult; and Hearts Aglow: Striking a Match by Tracie Peterson.
Stan Redding has donated Mystery: An Alex Delaware Novel by Jonathan Kellerman.
Friends of the Library have provided a variety of novels for adults: Back Spin: A Myron Bolitar Novel by Harlan Coben; Land of Painted Caves by Jean M. Auel; Breaking the Rules: A Novel that Marks the Return of Izzy Zanella by Suzanne Brockman; and Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson. Young adult and t’ween books: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver; Dandelion Fire: Book 2 of 100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson; and Chestnut King: Book 3 of 100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson.
Books for Children: There’s a Wocket in my Pocket by Dr. Seuss; Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown; Dram Big, Little Pig! by Kristi Yamaguchi; How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills (Parent’s Choice Award); Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein (Newberry Honor Book); How Does My Garden Grow? by Editors of DK; and First Animal Encyclopedia: A First Reference Guide to the Animals of the World by Editors of DK. The Friends have also decorated the library for the Easter season and worked in our gardens getting ready to plant.
Old Maid’s Puzzle: A Quilting Mystery by Terri Thayer from Cheryl Hephner.
Steve Laut donated Hockey Shorts: 1,001 of the Game’s Funniest One-liners by Glenn Liebman and NHL Hockey: An Official Book of the Game by the National Hockey League.
Melonie Mitchell donated Unlocked by Karen Kingsbury.
William G. Thompson Fund has provided the audio books on CD: 1984 by George Orwell, read by Simon Prebble and John Adams by David McCullough, read by Nelson Runger.
Cynthia Corner and Aiden Evans have donated Faith: World Religions by Maya Ajmera.
By popular demand for books on sustainability are the new releases: A Chicken in Every Yard: The Urban Farm Store’s Guide to Chicken Keeping by Robert and Hannah Litt and Keeping Bees with Ashley English: All You need to Know to Tend Hives, Harvest Honey and More by Ashley English. These are provided by book sale revenues.
You can check out our new book arrivals on www.facebook.com. Look under Hudson Public Library.
New books check out for a week, all other books check out for two weeks and can be renewed. We can renew books on the phone. Books that are kept overdue have a fine of 10 cents per day per book accrued to them. The fines go into our operational budget. Also, if we do not own a book, you can order one from another library on www.mel.org and pick it up at the library. Stop in and check out our book collection.