If this holiday season is leaving you feeling frantic and out of sorts, stop into the Villa Park Library and take a look at our books we’ve selected for our patrons to check out. This selection may be perfect for the Jekyll & Hyde person, the one who sings Frosty the Snowman one moment and the next, ready to put the decorations away. It’s called Making Spirits Bright and has all kinds of stories, from heart-warming tales that tug at your heartstrings to mystery novels with murder found under the mistletoe. Whatever your fancy, stop in today and find something to take your mind off the mayhem for awhile.
What We’re Reading
Making Spirits Bright
Thanksgiving is just a couple of weeks away and we still have plenty of books available to fill you up this holiday. Come in to the Villa Park Library and “gobble, gobble” a selection of books, from fictional stories and mysteries to cookbooks and party planning tips. We are open every day up to Wednesday, November 27th to help you fill a cornucopia (or a book bag) with seasonal selections for your Thanksgiving Day(the Library is closed that day). And we’ll reopen at 9 a.m. on Friday, November 29th if you need to take a break from your post Thanksgiving shopping.
If You Want a Sneak Peek….
Thanksgiving: an American Holiday by Diana Karter Appelbaum
The Ghost at the Table by Suzanne Berne
A Quilter’s Holiday by Jennifer Chiaverini
Turkey Day Murder by Leslie Meier
Thanksgiving Entertaining by Williams Sonoma
The Ultimate Turkey Fryer Cookbook by Reece Williams
May We Suggest?
Have you been following the buzz about Stephen King’s new novel, Doctor Sleep? Or have you read it yet? If you haven’t read the story or read about it, it’s a follow up to The Shining and what has become of Danny Torrance, the little boy in that very scary story from long ago. Now Danny is a middle aged man, a recovering alcoholic, and now has to save a young girl from a marauding cult who want to destroy her because she has psychic powers. While you’re waiting to check it out, May We Suggest some of the following titles to keep you busy:
May We Suggest-Readalikes for Doctor Sleep
Heart-Shaped Box Joe Hill
The Red Garden Alice Hoffman
The Messenger of Magnolia Street River Jordan
77 Shadow Street Dean Koontz
The Demonologist Andrew Pyper
Boo! Ghoulishly Good Reads
Hope your October is a frightfully wonderful month! When you come into the Library this month, be prepared to check out some scary books, from mild to wild, since Readers Advisory has set up a display featuring horror novels and true life ghost stories for a chilling read. If things that go bump in the night are your favorite read, keep reading for a tantalizing glimpse of the frights that await you……..
Ghoulishly Good Reads
The Drowning Girl Caitlin Kiernan
The Shining Stephen King
Grave Minder Melissa Marr
Mister Slaughter Robert McCammon
My Life Across the Table Karen Page
Your Neighborhood Gives Me the Creeps Adam Selzer
The House Next Door Anne Rivers Siddons
Don’t Read This!
There’s a chance that somewhere, at some time, that book has been challenged by someone or some group that has taken issue to the way it was written or to the subject matter that author addressed within the story line. A challenge is an attempt to remove material from library shelves, restricting access to everyone, because one person or one group had an opinion. Celebrate YOUR freedom to read during Banned Books Week, September 22-28, 2013.
“Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association.”