Winter Weather Days

Be sure to call the library at 596-0022 before venturing out to the library on days when there is considerable snow to be plowed. Our parking lot may be cleared but our volunteers may not be able to get out of their driveways so it's best to check. We will not consider books overdue if we're closed, and you won't be charged a fine.

In the meantime, on days when you head to the store to stock up for an upcoming storm, don't forget to stop by the library and stock up on books to keep you company while you're snowed in. They don't require any power, except if you want to stay up late to finish a good one- then you'll need that trusty flashlight under the covers!

Monday, September 27, 2010

No Action Figures wanted - Only Real People Need Apply

As you know, the South Thomaston Public Library is staffed entirely by volunteers. Some of this group has decided however to head south for the winter and  the energies of the remaining group are being stretched.  We really don't want to have to resort to Librarian Action Figures.  We want real people to help!!

We have openings available on Saturdays from 10-12 or 12-2, on Wednesdays from 2-4, and occasionally on Mondays from 1-3 to work at the circulation desk helping patrons check out books, to help with shelving materials, or to help users on the computer.  Whatever your skills, we probably have a need to fill with them.

Duties are very simple, and we provide training and support. This is a great way to meet your fellow townspeople, get first dibs on new books coming in, and keep up to date on what's happening. If you can work even one 2 hour shift a month, the load will be lightened for all of us. Please consider being part of our fun team.

In addition to the traditional library work, we are also looking for a knitting instructor to assist in our knitting group.

For more information, or to schedule a get acquainted session, contact Tina at 593-9312, or Penny at 594-7416. We can't wait to hear from you.

Monday, September 20, 2010

More Great Audios

The New Audios shelf is getting filled up.  Stop by and find copies of

In several cases, we also have the book in print or even in large print. If you don't see the format you want, let us know. In the meantime, enjoy all these new to us books thanks to our great neighbors.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Get your earphones ready

We've been very fortunate over the summer.  Several of our fellow residents donated some very gently used audio books to pump up our small collection.  If you like to listen to books in this format, be sure to stop in.  These are all on CDs and can be played on your home computer, your CD player, or possibly even ripped to your personal portable listening device.

Look for more new titles later this year, but so far, here's what's new to our shelves:

Stone Kiss by Faye Kellerman
There's been a murder in the family of Lieutenant Decker... Ephraim Lieber, a Hassidic Jew .. was found dead in a seedy Manhattan hotel, a single gunshot wound to his head. And his niece, fifteen-year-old Shaynda, is missing. In a desperate bid to track down the missing girl, Decker finds himself in ... a maze of deceit and danger
 Cross by James Patterson
Alex Cross was a rising star in the Washington, DC, Police Department when an unknown shooter gunned down his wife, Maria, in front of him. The killer was never found, and the case turned cold, filed among the unsolved drive-bys in D.C.'s rough neighborhoods.
Years later, still haunted by his wife's death, Cross is making a bold move in his life. Now a free agent from the police and the FBI, he's set up practice as a psychologist once again. His life with Nana Mama, Damon, Jannie, and little Alex is finally getting in order. He even has a chance at a new love.
Then Cross's former partner, John Sampson, calls in a favor. He is tracking a serial rapist in Georgetown, one whose brutal modus operandi recalls a case Sampson and Cross worked together years earlier. When the case reveals a connection to Maria's death, Cross latches on for the most urgent and terrifying ride of his life.


The Sleeping Doll by Jeffrey Deaver

When Special Agent Kathryn Dance -- a brilliant interrogator and kinesics expert with the California Bureau of Investigation -- is sent to question the convicted killer Daniel "Son of Manson" Pell as a suspect in a newly unearthed crime, she feels both trepidation and electrifying intrigue. Pell is serving a life sentence for the brutal murders of the wealthy Croyton family in Carmel years earlier -- a crime mirroring those perpetrated by Charles Manson in the 1960s.
Smoke Screen by Sandra Brown
Charleston, S.C., TV reporter Britt Shelley wakes up in bed next to the dead body of police detective Jay Burgess. While Jay had been diagnosed with terminal cancer, the authorities suspect foul play. Jay's former best friend, ex-fireman Raley Gannon, suffered a similar shock five years earlier, waking up next to party girl Suzi Monroe's naked corpse after a party at Jay's home. Raley had been investigating a fire at a local police station that took seven lives, despite the heroic efforts of Jay and several other cops, one of whom is now South Carolina's attorney general. Cleared of Suzi's death, Raley eventually teams with Britt to look into a nasty arson coverup.
Pegasus Descending by James Lee Burke

A troubled young woman breezes into Detective Robicheaux's hometown of New Iberia, Louisiana. She happens to be the daughter of his friend -- a friend he witnessed gunned down in a bank robbery, a tragedy that forever changed Robicheaux's life. The twists begin when Trish Klein -- the only offspring of Robicheaux's Vietnam-era buddy -- starts passing marked hundred-dollar bills in local casinos. Is she a good kid gone bad? A victim's child seeking revenge? A promiscuous beauty seducing everyone good within her grasp? And can Robicheaux make peace with his friend's murder in time to figure out how a local mobster fits into all the schemes and death? Will his life be whole again when it has been shattered by so much tragedy?
The Finder by Colin Harrison
Jin Li is a beautiful, driven young woman running a dangerous little operation. Manhattan corporations hire her for a simple but delicate task: to shred and destroy the reams of highly classified documents. But they don't know that she and her brother, Chen, have been using their discarded secrets to game the international markets, making a pile of cash. When someone at the Good Pharma corporation, whose stock is plummeting, uncovers the scheme, two of Jin Li's workers die a grisly death, and Jin is on the run. Her brother extorts Jin's old flame, Ray Grant--an ex-firefighter with a disturbing 9/11 past--to track her down. He'll have to comb every strata of New York, from the brutal Mexican mafia to the greed-fueled penthouse billionaires of Wall Street, to find her.