Among The Shelves

New books at the library include The Last by Hanna Jameson. This chilling novel explores a horrifying end of the world scenario which is further complicated by a possible killer among the small group.

Biloxi by Mary Miller tells the fictional story of Louis McDonald, a divorced, lonely, sixty-three-year-old who, on a routine trip to pick up his medicine adopts an overweight mixed breed dog named Layla. Miller has also written The Last Days of California and Always Happy Hour.

From Thomas Harris, New York Times bestselling author of Hannibal Lector and The Silence of the Lambs is a sixth novel titled Cari Mora. All of Harris’ previous novels have been made into movies. This is the first non-Hannibal novel since Black Sunday.

Bones of the Earth by Eliot Pattison, The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted by Robert Hillman, Supermarket by Bobby Hall, The Cliff House by RaeAnne Thayne, and The Volunteer by Salvatore Scibona, National Book Award finalist are also fiction which are now available for check out.

From Roger D. Launius, chief historian for NASA, comes a new book titled Apollo’s Legacy: Perspectives on the Moon Landing. Other new nonfiction titles include Heart Solution for Women by Mark Menolascino, MD; Pruning Simplified by Steven Bradley; The Benefits of Medical Marijuana: from Cancer to PTSD by Leigh Clayborne; The Pandemic Century by medical historian Mark Honigsbaum which covers everything from the Spanish flu of 1918 to current understanding of infectious diseases and bacteria.

The Library and the Oklahoma Healthier Aging Initiative (OHAI) will offer a series of classes titled Heathy Brain, Healthy Mind starting June 7, 2019, 10 to 11:30 am and continuing through June 28. This 4 week is designed to help older adults maintain or improve their quality of life by developing techniques that help maintain a healthy brain. Walk away with tools designed to identify signs of stress and depression. This class will be presented by Christopher Anderson, OHAI Education Specialist.

The Library Book Club is currently reading War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells. The discussion will be Wednesday June 19, 2019 at 1 pm at the Library. The July book will be The Little House by Philippa Gregory.

Many children’s classes and events kick off on June 3 and continue through July 11 at the Library. Visit us at 301 N Prouty for a calendar of events.
Watonga Public Library is a department of the City of Watonga.

The Ok Virtual Library contains thousands of ebooks and audio that can be checked out and downloaded free of charge to your tablet, phone, or Kindle. Many new titles are being added every week. To reserve any of these titles, search the library catalog or search and download ebooks and audio, log on to www.watongapl.okpls.org or call the library at 580-623-7748. Contact the library if you need assistance setting up this service.

Library hours are Monday through Friday, 9-6 and 9-1 on Saturday. Classes for all ages are scheduled year round. Contact the library for a current schedule of events.