Book Highlights for June 2024

Here’s a sneak peek at what we having coming in for June 2024!

Non-Fiction
Breaking Free, Rachel Jeffs
A requested title, this book is the story of how Rachel Jeffs escaped Warren Jeffs and his infamous polygamist cult.

Age of Revolutions, Fareed Zakaria
A look back at the period of history from the late 1800s to the mid 1900s, and the social upheaval that was prevalent.

Fiction
Summers at the Saint, Mary Kay Andrews
A perennially popular author for us, this book is a fun ‘beach read’ about the plucky owner of a ritzy hotel that’s a bit down on its luck, and her efforts to revive it. Romance Fiction

A Calamity of Souls, David Baldacci
Another frequent flier off our shelves, Baldacci takes a turn into history.  He tells the story of  two lawyers and their fight for a black man’s freedom during the racially charged 60s in Southern Virginia. Historical Fiction

The Secret, Lee Child
Consistently requested author Child brings us another Reacher escapade.  Jack Reacher is back looking into a case from the far past that may affect his future. Mystery Fiction

Think Twice, Harlan Coben
Coben is always on our request list with his thriller titles.  His Bolitar does a double take when the FBI comes looking for his long deceased partner in connection with a very new crime. Thriller Fiction

Lone Oaks Crossing, Janet Dailey
Consistently requested, Dailey brings us the newest installment in the New Americana romance series. It may see a determined young woman team up with a helpful neighbor to do more than just rehabilitate the ranch. Romance Fiction

The Last Watch, J.S. Dewes
Taking a chance of a new-to-us author, it’s Dewes.  In her book, it’s up to the soldiers no one wants to buckle down and save the universe in this scifi thriller that’s ‘Expanse meets Game of Thrones’. Classic Science Fiction

James, Percival Everett
Another chance taken on a new-to-us author.  Everett’s brilliant retelling of Huckleberry Finn through the eyes of the slave Jim is sure to be thought provoking. Historical Fiction

Jeckyll & Hyde, Inc., Simon R. Green
New-to-us author Simon Green is a standard in Science Fiction. Stevenson’s Jeckyll & Hyde goes paranormal when a London cop is thrust into a world of monsters and mayhem in this horror fantasy. Urban Fantasy Fiction

Tell-Tale Bones, Carolyn Haines
Regular favorite Carolyn Haines can be relied on for funny, light-hearted, clean reads. The sassy, funny heroine gets involved in a missing persons case. Humorous Mystery Fiction

The Heiress, Rachel Hawkins
Fairly new but popular author writing about the vagaries of family relationships. Once freed from his scandalous family, Camden finds himself drawn back in by a sudden death in the family.  Mystery Fiction

Beach Read, Emily Henry
A new author everyone is asking for, Henry is light-hearted fun.  This funny romantic story is about two writers who might just fall in love while helping each other overcome writer’s block. Humorous Romance Fiction

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, Holly Jackson
A new-to-us author previously read by our Book Club.  In it, a girl’s senior project over an infamous local murder may dig up more than she bargains for.  Young Adult Mystery, as adult Mystery Fiction

The Longmire Defense, Craig Johnson
Perennial favorite of our patrons Longmire is at it again.  Walt’s past informs his present investigation into a crime that brings up issues long buried. Mystery Fiction

The Court of Frost & Starlight, Sarah J. Maas
Requests are up for this Fantasy author.  Don’t jump into this series partway through, though!  Rhys and crew put the pieces back together after fallout from the last book, and Feyre starts to realize the true burden of rule. Classic Fantasy Fiction, Spicy.

The Wild Side, Fern Michaels
Consistently requested and prolific author Michaels comes out with a stand alone book.  In it, a covert investigator turned school guidance counselor is called back into duty once again on matters of national intelligence- as an escort.  Mystery Fiction

The Secret of Sunflowers, Marta Molnar
A requested author and title, Molnar give us a fictionalized look inside the story of how Van Gogh became famous-after his death- due mainly to the efforts of his sister-in-law.  Historical Fiction

Daniel X Manga, #1-#3, James Patterson & Various
Prolific favorite Patterson teams up to bring Daniel X to manga.  Daniel X uses his superpowers to protect the earth and hunt down the assassin who murdered his parents.  Young Adult Paranormal Manga Fiction

Tether, Jeremy Robinson
New-to-us author Robinson brings us a science fiction tale on the edge of dystopia.  In it, Saul’s wife is at the center of a mysterious phenomenon with world-shattering implications; he tries to get to the bottom of it with help from the mysterious Rain. Science Fiction

Toxic Prey, John Sandford
Consistently requested author of the favorites Lucas and Vergil brings us another ‘prey’ story. In it, Lucas’ daughter Letty asks him to help search for a missing scientist who may hold the key to events that affect the entire world. Mystery Fiction

Last House, Jessica Shattuck
New author who gives us a look at a family across generations.  In it, a man confronts the history of his family and the impact their vast oil business has had on communities and the environment. Historical Fiction

 

 

Our Library is Hoppin’!

The Fairview City Library has several activities planned for the upcoming months.
We hope you can enjoy them!
+Our Children’s Librarian will be hosting story time Tuesday mornings at 10am, open to all ages. It’s lots of fun!
+Also remember that we can help you with most technology questions- just stop by or call us.
+Saturday, Sept. 30th from 8am-2pm at the American Legion Bldg on 6th & Central our Friends will host their semi-annual Book & Bake Sale. If you have questions or want to volunteer or donate, call the library.
+Thursday, Oct. 12th, at 9:30am at the Community Center, we’ll be ‘Creepy Crawling Toward Halloween’! We’ll watch a movie, have a snack, do some crafts, and even check out the Alabaster Caverns’ Bat Grotto! All ages are welcome, and as with all library programs, kids 7 and under should be accompanied by a responsible older caregiver.
+Oct. 31st from 3pm-5pm, stop by the city building at the south entrance and check out our Haunted Bus Hallway, and get treats!
+On Monday, Nov. 6th, counselors from the Enid Area Agency on Aging will be available to help qualifying seniors with MediCare Rx sign ups. They will be helping on a first come, first served basis starting at 9am, with the last appointment starting no later than 3:30pm.
+Tues., Nov. 7th, at 10am at the Major County Historical Society we will be hosting our Annual Storytime Hayride. This is free and open to the public.
+If you have any questions about these or other library programs or services, please call us at the library. Our number is 580-227-2190.
We’re proud to be your library, and proud to serve you!

Your Right to Read (What You Want)

Public libraries like ours are very invested in you as a reader.
Yeah, really!
We are all about helping you find what you want to read, regardless of what that is.  Librarians don’t judge you.  We’re just happy that you are reading.  We want you to be able to find what you are interested in, no matter what that is.

Because we believe that adults should be in charge of their own reading.  We don’t mean to be reactionary, honest. We believe that adults can decide for themselves if something is appropriate for them.  That means it is not up to us to limit what others have access to.  The best thing you can do if you find something on our shelf you don’t agree with is to just leave it.  We analyze our shelves regularly, trying to make sure we have what people want to check out. If something on our shelves is not checking out, we weed it.  We work hard to make sure we have the latest reading that our community wants- at least, to our best understanding.

And we are always open to suggestions!  If you’d like to see more of a particular author (I’m thinking Colleen Hoover or Olivia Hawker) just let us know. Did you find an author or series that doesn’t have all that cussing you hate reading?  Let us know- we’ll do our best to add it to the library’s collection. We’re sure you won’t be the only one looking forward to it.

We do our best for you, because we are proud to be your library!

 

 

 

 

 

 

APRIL 2023 HI-LITES

Spring is upon us- we think.
Tornado season is, anyway.
Come over to the library and
check out the great books
we’re looking forward to!

Non-Fiction
Blehm, Eric: Fearless (Seal Team Six)
Gillingham/Thomas: Exploring the Elements (Chemistry)
Harkup, Kathryn: The Secret Lives of the Elements (Chemistry)
Ivanov, Michael V.: The Cabin at the End of the Train (Inspirational)
Schwartz, Joanna: Shielded (Police & Community)
Sered, Danielle: Until We Reckon (Restorative Justice)

Fiction
Bartels, Erin: Everthing is Just Beginning (General)
Benedict, Marie: The Personal Librarian (Historical)
Box, C.J.: Storm Watch- Joe Pickett #23 (Mystery)
Carlson, Melody: Built with Love- Second Chances #2 (Christian)
Dugoni, Robert: The World Played Chess (Historical)
Ellison, J.T.: It’s One of Us (General)
Gardner, Lisa: Before She Disappeared- Frankie Elkin #1 (Thriller)
Jance, J.A.: Collateral Damage- Ali Reynolds #17 (Mystery)
Krentz, Jayne Ann: Sleep No More- Lost Night Files #1 (Thriller)
Makkai, Rebecca: I Have Some Questions for You (General)
Martin, Charles: Son of Man (Christian)
McCauley, Terrence: Where Bullets Fly- Sheriff Mackey #1 (Western)
Miller, Linda Lael: Country Born- Painted Pony Creek #3 (Romance)
Reid, Taylor Jenkins: Carrie Soto is Back (Romance)
Scott, Bradford: The Trail of Blood and Bones (Western)
Shipman, Viola: The Edge of Summer (General)
Tan, Amy: The Joy Luck Club (General)
Taylor, Mary Ellen: The Brighter the Light (Historical)
Unger, Lisa: Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six (Thriller)
Wiggs, Susan: The Lost & Found Bookshop- Bella Vista Chronicles #3 (Romance)

Juvenile, Young Adult, and High School Hi-Lites
Fiction
Bardugo, Leigh: Ninth House- Alex Stern #1 (HS Fantasy)
Calonita, Jen: Mirror Mirror-Twisted Tales (HS Fantasy)
Han, Jenny: It’s Not Summer Without You (HS Romance)
Han, Jenny: We’ll Always Have Summer (HS Romance)
Ichikawa, Haruko: Land of the Lustrous #1-#7 (HS Manga)
Lockhart, E: Family of Liars: Liars #.5 (HS Fiction)
Meyer, Marissa: Archenemies- Gatlon Trilogy / Renegades #2 (HS Fantasy)
Meyer, Marissa: Supernova- Gatlon Trilogy / Renegades #3 (HS Fantasy)
Oseman, Alice: Loveless (HS, LGBTQA Voices
Patterson, James: Ali Cross- Ali Cross #1 (HS Mystery)
Riordan, Rick: Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods- Percy Jackson Supplemental (HS Fantasy)

Sequoyah 2023
Glasgow, Kathleen: You’d Be Home Now (HS, Addiction)
Gonzalez, Sophie: Perfect on Paper (HS, Romance)
Moulite, Maika: One of the Good Ones (HS, Black Voices)
Sheinkin, Steve: Fallout- Spies, Superbombs, & Ultimate Cold War Showdown (HS, Cuba)
Zentner, Jeff: In the Wild Light (HS Fiction)

It’s All Digital

Did you ever notice how prevalent cell phones are? Many of us grew up without one, and yet we would be lost without one now. Things like email and social media and search engines are becoming more and more of a basic necessity. It seems the ‘digital age’ is upon us.

As a rural public library, we help provide everyone access to our new ‘digital age’. Making ends meet is increasingly difficult, and often necessities like internet access are too expensive. We are proud to be a reliable and free source of onsite Wi-Fi use and in-library computer use.

We also help connect people to digital options. More and more we find that digital literacy- knowing what a computer is, knowing what email is, being able to use social media or a search engine- is a basic necessity and not a luxury or hobby. We are happy to help anyone find their way through the confusion to a better understanding of digital literacy basics.

Your Fairview City Library is here for you!

MARCH 2023 BEST SELLERS & HIGHLIGHTS

Wow, is it nearly spring already?
This crazy weather has me all mixed up!
Here are some titles we are looking for in March:

Non-Fiction
Buydens, Sharon: DIY- How to Build Your Own Energy Efficient Green Home
Geanacopoulos, Daphne P: The Pirate’s Wife (Sarah Kidd)
Glass, Kathy: An Innocent Baby (author is a foster parent)
Glenn, Ruth: Everything I Never Dreamed (spousal abuse)
Hamalainen, Pekka: Lakota America (Native History)
Hardman, Robert: Queen of Our Times (HRH Elizabeth II)
Sussex, Duke of: Spare (Royal bio)
Wiss, Earl: The Guide to Guns for Beginners (Gun Safety)

Fiction
Bardugo, Leigh: Hell Bent (HS, Fantasy)
Byrd, Sandra: Heirlooms (Christian)
Carlson, Melody: Thursday’s Child: Second Chances #4 (Christian)
Cornwell, Patricia: Livid: Scarpetta #26 (Mystery)
Deaver, Jeffrey: Hunting Time: Colter Shaw #4 (Mystery)
Goldberg, Lee: Bone Canyon: Eve Ronin #2 (Mystery)
Grant, Michael: Gone Series #1-#3 (HS, Paranormal)
Greenwood, T: Such a Pretty Girl (General- deals with abuse)
Hawkins, Rachel: The Villa (Women’s)
Hoover, Colleen: Heart Bones (Romance)
Jackson, Lisa: Wicked Dreams: Wicked #5 (Thriller)
Jenoff, Pam: Code Name Sapphire (Historical)
Jewell, Lisa: Before I Met You (Thriller)
Johansen, Iris/Roy: Blink of an Eye: Kendra Michaels #8 (Mystery)
Johnson, Craig: Hell & Back: Longmire #18 (Mystery)
Kingsolver, Barbara: Demon Copperhead (Literary)
Margolin, Phillip: Murder at Black Oaks: Robin Lockwood #6 (Mystery)
Maas, Sarah: The Court of Mist & Fury: Court of..#2 (Fantasy)
Michaels, Fern: Tick Tock: Sisterhood #34 (Mystery)
Robb, J.D.: Encore in Death (Mystery)
Stratton, Richard: Defending Alice (Historical)
Tolkien, J.R.R.: The Fall of Numenor (Fantasy)

SEQUOYAH TITLES FOR 2023
Abtahi, Olivia: Perfectly Parvin (7th-12th, romance, ethnic voices)
Albus, Kate: A Place to Hang the Moon (4th-7th, historical fiction)
Alston, B.B.: Amari & the Night Brothers (4th-7th, paranormal, ethnic voices)
Arnold, Elaina K.: The House That Wasn’t There (3rd-6th, fantasy, friendship)
Fipps, Lisa: Starfish (5th-9th, novels in verse, weight, self image)
Gerber, Alyson: Taking Up Space (4th-7th, Sports, boundaries)

Free Public Spaces Are Rare

Free public spaces are rare. You know, the kind of space where you can just sit and fiddle around on your phone or check your email or just read the paper. Those kinds of spaces are harder and harder to find, especially spaces that will let you ‘be’ without any expectation of spending money.

Libraries are just that kind of space- and libraries are so valuable because of it! As a public library, your Fairview City Library is proud to be a space that people from all walks of life are welcome to come and spend time at, provided they follow library rules. We welcome anyone to spend time in the library. Just come over and enjoy a little peace and quiet- unless it’s Story Time, of course! Your Fairview City Library is here for everyone.

POPULAR AUTHORS & TITLES WE’RE LOOKING FOR

Just a glimpse at some of the authors and titles we are looking out for.  We generally try to wait for the large print version where possible.
If you are keeping an eye out with us, watch for hardcover publishing dates. If you see a date after the title, that is just an estimation.

Archer, Jeffrey: Traitor’s Gate (2024?)
Baldacci, David: Simply Lies
Box, C.J.: Storm Watch
Brown, Carolyn: Texas Homecoming
Carr, Robyn: The Friendship Club
Coben, Harlan: I Will Find You
Cussler, Clive: The Serpent’s Eye
Dailey, Janet: A Calder at Heart
Dailey, Janet: Blue Moon Haven
Deveraux, Jude: My Heart Will Find You
Deaver, Jeffrey: The Pain Hunter
Gray, Shelley S.: Coming Home
Gray, Shelley S.: Her Heart’s Desire
Hilderbrand, Elin: The Five-Star Weekend
Johnson, Craig: The Longmire Defense
Jance, J.A.: Nothing to Lose
Jance, J.A.: Collateral Damage
Michaels, Fern: On the Line
Michaels, Fern: Amazing Gracie
Mallery, Susan: The Sister Effect
Preston/Child: Dead Mountain
Patterson/Paetro: 23rd Midnight
Parker, T. Jefferson: The Rescue
Parker, Robt/Gaylin: Bad Influence
Palmer, Diana: The Loner
Paris, B.A.: The Guest
Rollins, James: Tides of Fire
Steel, Danielle: Worthy Opponents
Smith, Nicholas Sansbury: Hell Divers
Thomas, Jodi: Strawberry Lane
Thayer, Nancy: All the Days of Summer
Taylor, Mary Ellen: When the Rain Ends
Warren, Susan May: Fraser
Wiggs, Susan: Beach Town
Wiggs, Susan: Welcome to Dog Town
Woods, Stuart: Obsession
Ware, Ruth: Zero Days

DECEMBER 2022 BOOK LISTS

Here’s a look at what I’ve ordered for December. Our book lists are now running a month ahead, so we can make sure we have them ready to go for you- instead of you having to wait eternally for that title to come in! As always, if you have any suggestions, please let me know! Some of these authors are from patron suggestions- like Olivia Hawker & Pam Jenoff, for example! Others are well known favorites, like Sandra Brown or Susan Mallery or Debbie Macomber.

NON-FICTION
Drury, Bob & Clavin, Tom- The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend (Native Biographies)
Fortunate Eagle, Matthew- Pipestone: My Life in an Indian Boarding School (Native Boarding School History)
Gardner, Mark Lee- The Earth is All That Lasts: Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, and the Last Stand of the Great Sioux Nation (Native History)
Harden, Blaine- Murder at the Mission: A Frontier Killing, Its Legacy of Lies, and the Taking of the American West (Native History)
Hogeland, William- Autumn of the Black Snake: The Creation of the U.S. Army and the Invasion That Opened the West (Native History)
Neihardt, John- Black Elk Speaks, Complete Edition (Native Biographies)
Ostler, Jeffrey- Surviving Genocide: Native Nations and the United States from the American Revolution to Bleeding Kansas (Native History)
Stannard, David- American Holocaust: The Conquest of the New World (Native History)

FICTION
Baker, Peter- Planes (general)
Bliss, Lauralee- Escape from Amsterdam: Heroines of WWII (historical)
Box, C.J.- Treasure State: Cassie Dewell/ Cody Hoyt (mystery)
Brown, Sandra- Overkill (thriller)
Cussler/Du Brul- The Sea Wolves: Isaac Bell (adventure)
Deveraux/Sheets- Thief of Fate: Providence Falls (romance)
Evanovich, Janet- Going Rogue- Rise and Shine 29: Stephanie Plum (humor, mystery)
Hawker, Olivia- The Ragged Edge of Night (historical)
Hilderbrand, Elin- Reunion Beach: collection (romance)
Jenner, Natalie- The Bloomsbury Girls (historical)
Jenoff, Pam- The Winter Guest (historical)
Jenoff, Pam- Almost Home: Jordan Weiss (historical)
Jenoff, Pam- Hidden Affair: Jordan Weiss (historical)
Maas, Sarah- Kingdom of Ash: Throne of Glass (fantasy)
Maas, Sarah- Tower of Dawn: Throne of Glass (fantasy)
Macomber, Debbie- The Christmas Spirit (holidays, romance)
Mallery, Susan-: The Christmas Wedding Guest: Wishing Tree (holidays, romance)
McCauley, Terrence: Disturbing the Peace: Jeremiah Halstead (western)
Patterson, James: Fear No Evil: Alex Cross (mystery)
Scarrow, Simon: Blackout: Berlin Wartime (historical)
Sparks, Nicholas: Dreamland (romance)
Wiseman, Ellen Marie: The Lost Girls of Willowbrook (historical)
Woods, Stuart: Foul Play: Stone Barrington (mystery)

November 2022 New Books List

Is it really almost November?  Wow!  We are so ready for cool weather and fall leaves!  Bring on the pumpkin spice!  In the meantime, here are the books we are looking forward to getting for November.

ADULT NON-FICTION
Chesney, Will: No Ordinary Dog (military dog)

ADULT FICTION
Baldacci, David: Long Shadows (Mystery)
Barker, Clive: Absolute Midnight (Horror)
Brewer, Heather: Cemetery Boys (Horror)
Dugoni, Robert: The Silent Sisters (Thriller)
Gerritsen, Tess: Listen to Me (Thriller)
Grisham, John: Boys from Biloxi (Mystery)
Hawker, Olivia: The Fire & The Ore (Historical)
Healey, Jane: The Secret Stealers (Historical)
Hilderbrand, Elin: Endless Summer (Romance)
Johansen, Iris: Captive (Mystery)
Kelly, Cathy: Between Sisters (Women’s)
Krueger, William Kent: Fox Creek (Mystery)
Leigh, Melinda: Cross Her Heart (Thriller)
Ng, Celeste: Our Missing Hearts (Women’s)
Patterson/Dubois: Blowback (Mystery)
Picoult/Boylan: Mad Honey (Women’s)
Priest, Cherie: Agony House (Horror)
Robotham, Michael: When You Are Mine (Thriller)
See, Lisa: The Island of Sea Women (Historical)
Shelley, Mary Wolstonecraft: Frankenstein (Horror)
Simpson, Susan Lantz: Samuel’s Return (Christian)
Slaughter, Karin: Girl, Forgotten (Thriller)
Stoker, Bram: Dracula (Horror)
Winfrey, Kerry: Just Another Love Song (Romance)

REPLACEMENTS:
King, Stephen: Dolores Claiborne; Bag of Bones; Carrie;
Firestarter; Misery; The Shining (Horror)

Children, Juvenile, Young Adult, High School
NON-FICTION
Dolbear, Emily: Juneteenth (Juv; Black History)
Hobkirk, Lori: Madam CJ Walker, First Black Female Entrepreneur
(Juv; Black History)
Laughlin, K.L.: The Racial Justice Movement (Juv; Black History)
Laughlin, K.L.: The Tulsa Race Massacre (Juv; Black History)
Neshama, R.: Nat Turner & the Virginia Slave Revolt (Juv; Black History)
Santella, Andrew: The NAACP (Juv; Black History)

FICTION
Fraction, Matt: Hawkeye #1- My Life As a Weapon (HS Graphic Novel)
Kaur, Rupi: Healing Through Words (HS, Novel in Verse)
White, Kiersten: And I Darken (HS Fantasy)