The Library is pleased to have on display many beautiful knitted items from Carol Anderson’s knitting group in the cases.

Of special note is the log cabin knitted afghan that won a blue ribbon at the Mitchell County Fair this summer.

This was a group effort from a pattern written by Carol Anderson herself. Please take the time to admire these many wonderful items.

Summer has come to an end, but that doesn’t mean your reading pleasure should too. With school, athletics, work and the fall television line-up quickly replacing our free time, it’s easy to push reading way down the priority list. So this fall use some of these great tips to get back into the habit of reading at least 15 minutes every day.

• Commit to trade in at least one TV show a week for reading time.

• Keep a book in the glove compartment or console of your car, separate from the one you are reading at home. There are tons of reading opportunities throughout the day to read.

• Read in order to learn a new hobby. The library can help with your choices or if a book is not available in-house, we can get one from another library for a small postage fee.

• Try thinking of movies you enjoyed and get the book, such as Margot Shetterly’s “Hidden Figures,” “The Mountain Between Us” by Charles Martin or “A Dog’s Purpose” by W. Bruce Cameron.

• Find new authors that are similar to your favorite. If you like Tom Clancy, try reading novels by Dale Brown, Lee Child or Clive Cussler.

• Choose something with short stories or articles that are easy to start and stop. Remember magazines are considered reading material, too.

• And remember, if you don’t like what you’re reading after a chapter or two, STOP. There are shelves and shelves of books at the library that you may like much better.

We have recently added several new books to the collection, including:

Miramar Bay by T.D. Bunn…..two strangers in a small coastal California town meet and form a bond. But as the outside world encroaches, threatening this bond, Connor Larkin will have to risk losing everything to gain the life he longs for, and be the man Sylvie Cassick deserves.

American War by O. el Akkad…..a near future in which a politically polarized America descends into a second Civil War, and amid warfare, a family fights to survive.

Every Wild Heart by M. Donohue…..a mystery, a love story and a mother-daughter tale about two women on a precarious journey to uncover their true selves.

The Forbidden Garden by E. Herrick…..a story where family secrets are uncovered and life is renewed.

The Women in the Castle by J. Shattuck…..set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, three widows are haunted by the past and the secrets they hold.

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by H. Tinti…..a coming-of-age thriller that weaves back and forth through time and across America, this is an unforgettable story about the cost we pay to protect people we love most.

Ebb Tide by B. Lewis…..Sally Riehl has dreamed of traveling before settling down to join the Amish church, so she is thrilled at an unexpected opportunity to nanny in Cape May. Will she find what her heart is longing for? Also in large print.

Ragdoll by D. Cole…..William “Wolf” Fawkes gets the case of a lifetime; a case that could restore his once-enviable reputation.

Prussian Blue by P. Kerr…..a novel that follows two parallel tracks. One, set in 1956, is a heart-stopping survival story. The other is set in April 1939 as Hitler is about to celebrate his 50th birthday. Bernie Gunther is at the center of both stories.

The Widow of Wall Street by R. Meyers…..as Jake Pierce’s financial dynasty is exposed as an elaborate Ponzi scheme, the world obsesses about his wife Phoebe. Did she know her life was fabricated by fraud? Was she his accomplice?

What’s Become of Her by D. Caletti…..Isabelle Austen returns to her hometown on an isolated Pacific Northwest island where she becomes caught between love and suspicion as she searches for the truth she may not want to find about the new man in her life.

“Before the War” by F. Weldon…..tells the story of Vivian Ripple and of London between World War I and II: a city fizzing with change, full of flappers, shell-shocked soldiers and aristocrats clinging to history.

“The Devil’s Triangle” by C. Coulter…..special agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine have taken on new roles as heads of the Covert Eyes team but will their first case be their last when the enigmatic and dangerous thief known as The Fox reappears? Also in large print.

“Man Overboard” by J. A. Jance…..in a stunning race against time, two determined technological wizards are pitted against each other and only a hair’s breadth separates Ali Reynolds from the edge of disaster.

“Mississippi Blood” by Greg Isles…..the endgame is at hand for Penn Cage and his family in the final volume of the Natchez Burning trilogy.

“Wait For Dark” by K. Hooper…..Hollis Templeton and her team from the Special Crimes Unit investigate a string of accidents in Clarity, So. Carolina, only to uncover a deadly and deliberate monster.

“The Girl Who Was Taken” by C. Donlea…..a haunting novel, laden with twists and high tension, about two abducted girls; one who returns, one who doesn’t; and the forensic expert searching for answers.

“Shadow Man” by A. Drew…..reveals the treacherous underbelly of suburban life, as a man, a woman, a family and a community are confronted with the heart of human darkness.

The Osage Public Library is open Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. You may contact us by phone at 732-3323 or by e-mail at osagepl@osage.net. Visit our website at www.osage.net/~osagepl/ for the latest news and events or like us on Facebook under Osage Library.

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