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Merry Christmas

Jackson County Library will be closed in observance of the Christmas holiday, Wednesday, December 24-December 27.  The library will reopen Monday, December 29 at 9:30 a.m.    Have a safe and happy holiday.

Please note we have updated our Library Patron Usage Policy.  Look for the tab About Us and policies.

Check out the new ebooks available from Freading for December.  Click the Freading icon on the right and login with your library card number and last name.

VOTED THE #1 BOOK OF 2014 BY LIBRARIANS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Librarians all over the United States voted on-line for their favorite books of the year and the results are on LibraryReads.org. Their #1 “Favorite of Favorites” for this year is The New York Times best selling novel entitled The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. Considering how much knowledge librarians need to have about books and some of the major league releases that have come out this year, the spot of the #1 pick is a tremendous statement about the novel. It is available for downloading from your library website through the Freading database.

THIS WILL BE THE YEAR

The Holidays and The New Year are just around the corner again. Need some ideas on how to make 2015 a year of positive change?

   

If Nuns Ruled The World

By Jo Piazza

This book tells the true stories of ten bold women of cloth. Just two of the Nuns featured include an 82-year-old who has dedicated her life to the disarmament of nuclear weapons around the world and another Octogenarian who completed an Iron Man Triathlon among other things. It is a must read for anyone interested in real- life, awe-inspiring people who accomplish astonishing things with only modest means.

“In an age of villainy, war and inequality, it makes sense that we need superheroes. And after trying Superman, Batman and Spider-Man, we may have found the best superheroes yet: Nuns.” 

-The New York Times

“A controversial and important book”- The Daily News

How To Be An Everyday Philanthropist

By Nicole Bouchard Bales

If you have ever felt that you could do a little more to contribute to the world, but were not sure where to start, this is the book for you. We are all busy and very few of us are wealthy, but we still want to help one another. This book gives wonderful ideas that don’t take much time and will make you feel better than anything available at the store.

“This timely manifesto will serve as a wonderful reminder that everyone can and should try to make a difference. It will inspire confidence that we can help make our world a better place.” -Former President Jimmy Carter

“Four cheers for this great book! If you can’t find a way to be involved using this book, you don’t want to be involved”

-Mark Farr, Points of Light Institute

“With this book, anyone can bring positive changes to their community.”- Mary J. Blige, Musician

Within

By Dr. Habib Sadeghi 

Actress Gweynth Paltrow wrote the forward to this book written by a man she describes as “the doctor who changed my life”. It gives readers a unique way of losing weight that does not involve restrictive and unsustainable diets.

“Habib Sadeghi is an insightful, kind man who approaches healing in a fresh new way”- Actor Tim Robbins

“Love this book, it applies to life, not just weight loss”- An Amazon.com reader review

A Conversation With Fear

By Mermer Blakeslee

According to the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, anxiety it is the most common type of mental concern in the United States and it is very treatable. Unfortunately, only about a third of people with fear related issues seek help. If any type of fear is holding you back from accomplishing what you want, this book is well worth reading.

“Mermer Blakeslee, incredible job…This book is a benefit to those of us struggling with fear of the unknown. I would definitely recommend it as a guide in setting the stage for building ones inner self”-An Amazon.com reader review

TOP YOUNG ADULT TITLES

Author Morgan Rice has written several top selling YA fantasy/adventure series that adults of all ages will love. The Sorcerer’s Ring Series and the Vampire Journals series are just two of the cliff-hanging groups of books that will have you white knuckling your mobile device or computer.

  

The exceptionally popular Miranda Kenneally continues to be a favorite with her top titles. Cathing Jordan is fantastic novel about a high school girl who defies naysayers and follows her dream to play football. Stealing Parker captures the story of a teen who makes some bad choices while trying to be accepted. She finally discovers that it is better just to be yourself. Things I Can’t Forget and Breathe Annie Breathe are just a couple of her other addictive novels to try out.

  

The Water Wars by Cameron Stratcher is a riveting environmental suspense story about what would happen if the world’s drinking supply was coming to an end. Publishers Weekly calls it a “fast paced, non-stop thriller”. 

New York Times best selling author CJ Lyons offers her YA debut in the heart-pounding romantic spine-chiller entitled Broken. Booklist calls it a “suspenseful thriller laced with medical intrigue and coming-of-age triumph”.

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