The parking lot will be repaired and seal-coated August 19-22.

The Library will be closed on August 19 and 21.
The Library will open late at 3 p.m. on August 20 and 22.

These dates/times are subject to change, depending on weather.

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New on the Shelves in August!

Everyone’s publishing this month! Ruth Ware, James Patterson, Sandra Brown, Stuart Woods, Karin Slaughter, and so many more. With the bevvy of books hitting the shelves, we didn’t want you to miss these great reads. 

Happy “Dog Days of Summer” reading!
The Women of the Copper Country
by Mary Doria Russell
(August 6)

Russell mines the life of real-life heroine and labor activist Annie Clements to shine a fictional spotlight on the often under-reported and under-appreciated contributions of women to the early-twentieth-century labor movement. Annie Clements witnesses first-hand the inherent injustices of the mining business, including physical danger, low wages, and a fearful, company town mentality. As the wife of a taciturn copper miner in Calumet, Michigan, in 1913, she decides she has seen enough. Organizing a cadre of other women trying to survive and keep their families fed and clothed amidst deplorable conditions, she forms the Women's Auxiliary of the Western Federation of Miners, advocating and actively participating in the Copper Country Strike of 1913–14. Never losing sight of the ultimate goal and at great personal cost, Annie leads marches and rallies, lending support for the first unionized strike in the area. Fictionalized history with an important message that will resonate with contemporary readers.
Careful What You Wish For
by Hallie Ephron
(August 6)

This outstanding story from bestseller Ephron may be the first domestic thriller to weave in Marie Kondo’s decluttering theory about discarding things that don’t spark joy. Paring down her belongings brings so much joy to Emily Harlow that she and her friend Becca Jain have started a business, Freeze-Frame Clutter Kickers, to help others organize. Emily’s husband’s obsession with possessions brings her no joy, especially since his “compulsive yard-sale-ing” has overstuffed the basement of their suburban Boston home. But Emily’s rule is that she can’t discard another’s property, even in her own house. Meanwhile, a new client wants Emily and Becca to clear out her late husband’s storage unit she didn’t know he had, and Emily bonds with another client whose husband is also a hoarder. The discovery of a body in the storage unit raises the stakes. Appealing characters and some suspenseful detective work help elevate this in-depth look at people’s emotional attachment to things. 

All the Water in the World
by Karen Raney
(August 6)

Whip-smart, compassionate 16-year-old Maddy has been diagnosed with cancer. Her mother, Eve, handles this illness as best she can, but the fact that her child's life is in danger is understandably overwhelming. Robin, Eve's boyfriend, fits into their lives with careful grace, quickly endearing himself to both Maddy and Eve. As Maddy's disease progresses, she decides to contact the father she never knew, before it's too late. Antonio left Eve when he learned she was pregnant; now Maddy would appreciate some answers. As Maddy, Eve, Robin, and Antonio navigate the shifting realities of their relationships, the only certainty is that nothing is certain. Maddy and Eve alternately narrate this powerful debut novel. Domestic-fiction fans and readers who loved YA novels like John Green's The Fault in our Stars and Nicola Yoon's Everything, Everything will fall for All the Water in the World – heartbreaking and heartwarming in equal measure. Unafraid to probe the complexities of parenthood and partnership, Raney is an author to watch.

The Oysterville Sewing Circle
by Susan Wiggs
(August 13)

Caroline Shelby left tiny Oysterville for college in New York City. Always passionate about designing clothes, Caroline is determined to make it big. When the designer she is working for steals her designs and passes them off as his own, Caroline is devastated. Even more devastating is the death of her best friend, Angelique. Caroline had previously agreed to be guardian to Angelique’s children, never imagining that anything would come of it. With two small children and no career, Caroline has no choice but to return home to Oysterville. The first person she runs into is Will Jensen, the man who broke her heart and married her best friend. Determined to provide for her children and to help other women who suffered from domestic violence as Angelique did, Caroline starts the Oysterville Sewing Circle. This story about discovering strength from friends and within is a winner.
Thirteen (Eddie Flynn #4)
by Steve Cavanagh
(August 13)

They were Hollywood's hottest power couple. They had the world at their feet. Now one of them is dead and Hollywood star Robert Solomon is charged with the brutal murder of his beautiful wife. This is the celebrity murder trial of the century and the defense wants one man on their team: con artist turned lawyer Eddie Flynn. All the evidence points to Robert's guilt, but as the trial begins a series of sinister incidents in the courtroom start to raise doubts in Eddie's mind.

What if there's more than one actor in the courtroom? What if the killer isn't on trial? What if the killer is on the jury? Compelling, fast-paced suspense fiction for fans of Lisa Scottoline, Alafaire Burke, and Steve Martini.

Tidelands
by Philippa Gregory
(August 20)

Midsummer’s Eve, 1648, England is in the grip of a civil war between a renegade king and his rebellious parliament. The struggle reaches every corner of the kingdom, even the remote tidelands —the marshy landscape of the south coast.
Alinor, a descendant of wise women, trapped in poverty and superstition, waits in the graveyard under the full moon for a ghost who will declare her free from her abusive husband. Instead, she meets James, a young man on the run, and shows him the secret ways across the treacherous marsh, not knowing that she is leading disaster into the heart of her life. Suspected of possessing dark secrets in superstitious times, Alinor’s ambition and determination mark her out from her neighbors. This is the time of witch mania, and Alinor, a woman without a husband, skilled with herbs, suddenly enriched, arouses envy in her rivals and fear among the villagers, who are ready to take lethal action into their own hands. It is dangerous for a woman to be different.
This, the first entry in Gregory’s promising Fairmile Series sets the stage for a multigenerational, multivolume saga about the rise of a family from rags to riches.

Everything Inside: Stories
by Edwidge Danticat
(August 27)

In these eight powerful, emotionally absorbing stories, a romance unexpectedly sparks between two wounded friends; a marriage ends for what seem like noble reasons, but with irreparable consequences; a young woman holds on to an impossible dream even as she fights for her survival; two lovers reunite after unimaginable tragedy, both for their country and in their lives; a baby's christening brings three generations of a family to a precarious dance between old and new; a man falls to his death in slow motion, reliving the defining moments of the life he is about to lose. This is the indelible work of a keen observer of the human heart--a master at her best.
Best Books of 2019 (So far…)

We’re beyond the halfway point in our reading year and already buzzing about “best of” lists for 2019. Check out this great article for titles you may have missed! 
All the Books!
Wednesday, August 28 at 7 p.m.

Join us for a lively “everything about books” discussion! Each month we get together to share what we’ve been reading, discover new books coming ‘round the bend, and what books have library staff all abuzz. It’s a good time and everyone goes home with a free book to add to their “to be read” collection. Come join us this month! Weather permitting, we’ll enjoy our discussion outdoors.