Library Newsletter for ADULTS
There’s a Lot More to February than Chocolates and Flowers
Black History Month
Black History Month is a celebration of all African Americans and their achievements in this country and their vital impact in U.S. history. Learn all about African American culture and history, from civil rights leaders to comedians to world-renowned scientists, at your Farmington Public Library with our plethora of resources. Check out our Black History Month display in the rotunda or ask a librarian for even more titles. If you don’t have time to make it to the library, don’t worry: if you have a library card, you can always check out our downloadable collection and our amazing databases, such as Biography in Context and Literature Resource Center, all from the comfort of your own home.
I Can’t Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street, by Matt Taibbi, 363.23089 TAI
We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program, by Richard Paul, 629.4092 PAU
Jane Crow: The Life of Pauli Murray, by Rosalind Rosenberg, 305.42092 RO
The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead, WHI C
A Brief History of Seven Killings, by Marlon James, JAM M
What We Lose, by Zinzi Clemmons, CLE Z
Books on CD
Ali, by Jonathan Eig CD 796.830924 EIG
Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward, CD BOOK WAR
Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates, CD 305.800973
More Than a Month, by Shukree Tilgman, DVD 973.0496073 MOR
I Am Not Your Negro, by Raoul Peck, DVD 323.11961
African-American Leaders Past and Present, DVD 920.009296073 AFR
Devil in the Grove, by Gilbert King, EBook and E-Audiobook
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot, EBook and E-Audiobook
God Help the Child, by Toni Morrison, EBook and E-Audiobook
Devil in the Grove, by Gilbert King, EBook and E-Audiobook
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot, EBook and E-Audiobook
God Help the Child, by Toni Morrison, EBook and E-Audiobook
Book Groups @ Your Library –

Was one of your New Year’s Resolutions to read more? Consider joining a book group at the Farmington Public Library!

We have three book groups that meet around once a month at the library, and both the books and the study guides are provided for you. The only thing you have to do is read the book and show up to discuss!

If you’re interested in starting your own book club, we can help you out, too. The library carries over 200 unique titles in “book kit” format. The kits include 13 copies of the book, 13 discussion guides, and a bag to make it easy to tote the books to your meetings.

We have a variety of book kits to choose from: classics, mysteries, romances, bestsellers- you name it. For a complete list of the book kits we carry, click here. For more information about book groups, see our book group page here, or talk with a librarian today!
Nicole Baker
Nicole Baker attended all five of last season’s Reel Readers: Read the Book! See the Movie! film screenings, and won a Kindle Fire! Thanks to everyone who participated in Reel Readers.
Letters to a Young Writer: Some Practical and Philosophical Advice by Colum McCann
808.02 MCC
Reviewed by Kristin, a Goodreads reviewer
Letters to a Young Writer is a quick read with brief, bold chapters and a voice so upbeat you can just about dance to it. It offers a multitude of helpful suggestions and persuades writers not to recreate what they already know, but to write toward what they want to know; to look outward, rather than in.

This guide will not make a writer out of you, but will greatly inspire the writer within you. For those of us who write, inspiration and motivation are key.
Although conveyed in a positive and honest light, these “letters” don't promise or delude; failure is almost guaranteed, but keep moving forward. Don't be afraid! Pick yourself up and try again. And again. Classes are helpful, but no one can show you how to write.
As a reader, I’ve always found that the writing/delivery of a story is more powerful than what is ultimately being told, and this guide affirms that not every idea will be unique, although every voice should be.

This helpful little ditty crossed my radar at the perfect time, and I know it's one I will seek out again for future guidance and support. Its messages are for all writers - young and old. Don’t trip over the title: Young means “New”, people! I’m on my way to 37, and although I’m not the springiest of chickens, I’m fairly new enough at this writing *stuff*. Best of luck to the rest of the newbies!
Cat Shaming by Pedro Andrade
636.8 AND
Reviewed by Ana
If you like cats and need a laugh, definitely recommend this book you. I like to skim through this every now and then to have a brief chuckle at work. A must read if you are a kitty lover too.
The Vegetable Gardener’s Container Bible
by Edward C. Smith
635 SMI
Reviewed by Veronica
This an excellent book filled with information for those who wish to garden that don't have a lot of space. The directions on making self-watering planters is top rate and really work. Plastic storage containers as planters for corn, watermelon, and tomatoes? Who knew!
The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra
MAR A and Downloadable Audiobook
Reviewed by Karina
The short story genre may not for everyone; it definitely takes a certain frame of mind to read a collection of them. But if you’re wanting to take the plunge, The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra explores many of the harder truths of life and weaves the heart wrenching stories together in a raw, poignant, interconnected tapestry.

His characters are flawed and real. Their lives are harsh, but in every story there is a sense of powerful beauty within their circumstances. Set in Chechnya and Russia, political climate is effectively established. The language is breathtaking, although the novel is bespeckled with bolder language usage throughout. Because of its strong themes, it may not be for those who enjoy a more pleasant and charming tale.

Prepare your heart for a mesmerizing and heart-rending journey.
Upcoming Titles at FPL – February 2018
Titles Available on or near their release dates:
02/01/2018 Shadow Play, by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
02/06/2018 Into the Fire, by Elizabeth Moon
02/06/2018 This Fallen Prey, by Kelley Armstrong
02/06/2018 A Death in Live Oak, by James Grippando
02/06/2018 The Masterpiece, by Francine Rivers
02/06/2018 Look for Me, by Lisa Gardner
02/13/2018 Poison, by John Lescroart
02/19/2018 Fifty Fifty, by James Patterson
02/13/2018 Night Moves, by Jonathan Kellerman
02/20/2018 Death of an Honest Man, by M.C. Beaton
02/20/2018 Outpost, by W. Michael Gear
02/20/2018 The Tuscan Child, by Rhys Bowen
02/27/2018 One Last Breath, by Lisa Jackson
02/27/2018 Raspberry Danish Murder, by Joanne Fluke
02/27/2018 The Bad Daughter, by Joy Fielding
02/27/2018 Shallow Grave, by Karen Harper
Additional Titles Scheduled for Release this month:
Child of a Mad God, by R.A. Salvatore
The Great Alone, by Kristin Hannah
The Deceivers, by Alex Berenson
Surprise Me, by Sophie Kinsella
Down the River Unto the Sea, by Walter Mosley
Sunburn, by Laura Lippman
Hello Stranger, by Lisa Kleypas
The Neighborhood, by Mario Vargas Llosa

Food, Delicious Science, starring Michael Mosley and James Wong
Mali Blues, cinematography by Axel Schneppat 
Beyond the Myth: The Truth about Pit Bulls, directed by Libby Sherrill
H is for Hawk: A New Chapter, starring Helen Macdonald
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown, directed and written by Alex Gibney
Wolf Children, music by Masakatsu Takagi
Audio Books
Perfect, by Cecelia Ahern, read by Aysha Kala
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood, read by Claire Danes
I Am Watching You, by Teresa Driscoll, read by Elizabeth Knowelden
Dragonfly in Amber, by Diana Gabaldon, read by Davina Porter
Fever, by Deon Meyer, read by Will Damron
Count to Ten, by James Patterson, read by Sartaj Garewal
Year One, by Nora Roberts, read by Julia Whelan
Oathbringer, by Brandon Sanderson, read by Kate Reading & Michael Kramer
Next of Kin, by James Tucker, read by Christopher Lane
The Midnight Line, by Lee Child, read by Dick Hill
Two Kinds of Truth, by Michael Connelly, read by Titus Welliver
Typhoon Fury, by Clive Cussler, read by Scott Brick
Large Type Editions
Hardcore Twenty-Four, by Janet Evanovich
You're Gonna Love Me, by Robin Lee Hatcher
Count to Ten, by James Patterson
The People vs. Alex Cross, by James Patterson
Year One, by Nora Roberts
Past Perfect, by Danielle Steel
Downloadable Media
Iron Gold, by Pierce Brown
Treachery, at Lancaster Gate, by Anne Perry
Cast in Deception, by Michelle Sagara
Dark in Death, by JD Robb
Artemis, by Andy Weir
  eAudio Books
City of Endless Night, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
The Blood Mirror, by Brent Weeks
The Wife, by Alafair Burke
The Grave’s a Fine and Private Place, by Alan Bradley
Black Water Lilies, by Michel Bussie
The Futures, by Anna Pitoniak
Spotlighting the library’s collection of Federal Government Documents:
The City Becomes a Symbol: The U.S. Army in the Occupation of Berlin, 1945-1949
Federal Document US D 114.2:C 67/2/B 45
Library Closed
Please note that the Farmington Public Library will be closed Saturday, February 17 through Monday, February 19 for the President’s Day holiday weekend. Online resources will continue to be available at .
This Valentine’s Day, forget the chocolates and flowers and expensive dinners. Instead of a human companion, why don’t you… DATE A DATABASE!

Spend the 14th getting acquainted with one of our many online research databases. Who knows; you could find the perfect match!
 *online now!

Name : AutoMate
Age : New
My self summary : I’m new to this whole dating thing (I was just added to the site in December) but hey, I got “Mate” in my name, so that’s a good sign, right?
I’m really good at: Finding specifications, maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, technical service bulletins, and illustrated repair procedures for everything from 1974 Gremlins to 2018 RAV4s
What I’m doing with my life : Fixin’ cars
The most important thing I’m looking for in a partner : Library card in good standing
The first thing people usually notice about me : Interface makes it easy to find just the right part for just the right vehicle
The most private thing I’m willing to admit : Cried at the end of Herbie Rides Again
You should check me out if : You wanna be sure you know what you’re doing before you get your hands dirty ;)
See one of our online matchmakers at the reference desk if you’re interested in a more personal introduction to AutoMate, or any of our eligible databases!
Maurice Sendak: 50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons
March 10 - April 22

The Maurice Sendak Memorial Exhibition is a retrospective of original works by Maurice Sendak. The Farmington Public Library will be the only location in New Mexico , so don't miss your chance to see this rare and unique exhibit!
Luci Tapahonso
Poetry events, including beloved poet Luci Tapahonso, in celebration of National Poetry Month