An Unlikely Newsletter
February 10, 2017
Don't judge a book by its cover! Blind Date with a Book is a book wrapped in brown paper and tagged with clues. With any book purchase through the end of February, or as supplies last, you can choose from our selection of Advance Reader Copies and hope for a love match! 
In This Newsletter
Sunday, February 12th at 3pm
We have a very special storytime with award-winning author and illustrator Timothy Basil Ering featuring his whimsical new picture book, The Unexpected Love Story of Alfred Fiddleduckling. Tim will read his new book, then lead us in creating mini-Valentines and another Valentine's Day activity. Register for this free event here. 

Wednesday, February 15th at 4pm
Put on your dancing shoes for a very special event with master paper engineer Matthew Van Fleet, introducing his new book, Dance, a jazzy, laugh-out-loud story of a baby chick who learns to dance from a band of friendly animals! His New York Times bestselling titles include Cat, Heads, Alphabet, and Moo, as well as the #1 New York Times bestsellers Tails and DogRegister for this free event here. 

Jennifer Goldfinger _ Liza Woodruff 
Saturday, February 18th at 2pm
IT'S SNOWING CATS AND DOGS! Come in from the cold weather and join authors Jennifer Goldfinger and Liza Woodruff as they read kitty and doggy tales (tails) including Hello, My Name is Tiger, and Emerson Barks, and sign their books. Get your face painted and practice your barking and meowing! Register your child here for this free event!

Grace Lin 
We are delighted to welcome award-winning and bestselling author and illustrator Grace Lin! She will read from and sign her New York Times bestseller and National Book Award Finalist, When the Sea Turned to Silver, a breathtaking,  illustrated fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore, and companion to the Newbery Honor winner Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. Register here for this free event! 
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Unlikely bookseller recommendations Recommendations
Kym recommends: 
The Girl Before
The Girl Before
by J. P. Delaney

"Please make a list of every possession you consider essential to your life." Would you go any further on a questionnaire for a rental house? One Folgate Street is a masterpiece of minimalism, with the lighting, heat, water temperature, and music automatically set to your comfort. For two women accepting the rules: no books, no throw pillows, no photos or clutter or personal effects of any kind, it will be a devastating decision. This is the best kind of psychological thriller - you'll be on the edge of your seat, unable to put it down. It's twisty, unsettling, and completely addicting! (Ron Howard has already optioned it for a movie, but we know the book is always better.)

Lisa recommends:
by Min Jin Lee

This thought provoking family saga follows the lives of members of a Korean family from 1910 to the late 1980's as they leave Korea to seek a better life in Japan. They will deal with poverty, prejudice and question their place in their new country. Wonderful writing, well developed characters and great descriptive settings make this a book that you can settle into.

Lynda recommends:
The Castle in the Mist
The Castle in the Mist
by Amy Ephron

Tess and her brother, Max, are staying with Aunt Evie in the English countryside for the summer.  Tess discovers a key that unlocks the door to a secret garden, a world of magic and fantasy!  Inside, Tess meets William, and his nanny, cook and gardener.  During subsequent visits Tess, now accompanied by her brother, Max, spend enchanting days in a world where wishes come true, riding carousels and wandering the castle's maze.  But William cautions her "beware the hawthorn trees..."

More Staff Picks  »
If you hear someone chuckling back in the gift aisle, chances are they are reading these stone coasters. They come in different colors, with sayings like: "Every family has one weird relative. If you don't know who it is, it's probably you." and "My train of thought derailed. There were no survivors." They make a perfect hostess gift, or a gift for yourself when you need cheering up!
New in Hardcover NewReleases
Norse Mythology
All Our Wrong Todays
The Girl Before
4 3 2 1
The Wicked City
Norse Mythology
Neil Gaiman
Elan Mastai
J.P. Delaney
4 3 2 1
Paul Auster
The Wicked City
Beatriz Williams
New in Paperback
Britt-Marie Was Here
Sleeping Giants
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
The Edge of the Orchard
All Things Cease to Appear
Frederik Backman
Sylvain Neuvel
Phaedra Patrick
Tracy Chevalier
Elizabeth Brundage
New in Childrens
Unwanteds Quests_ Dragon Captives
The Ethan I Was Before
King_s Cage
Ed Galing
Erin E. Stead (illus.)

Lisa McMann
Ali Standish
Victoria Aveyard

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Happy reading,
Kym Havens
An Unlikely Story

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