Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Romance is in the air!

What are your romantic favorites?
Here are the eLibrary Staff picks of the season:

Angel's pick is Penguin in Love by Salina Yoon. "I think it's really sweet."

Jared chose Love is Murder--Sandra Brown. We'll let you draw your own conclusions.

Nate's new fav is Red Girl Blue Boy by Lauren Baratz-Logsted. Nate said, "It's a Romeo and Juliet novel, but with politics and teenagers."

One of Roni's romantic favorites is The Girl You Left Behind by Jo Jo Moyes. "I love the back and forth between a war-torn part of history and present day," said Roni.

Danielle's choice is Bien Cuit: The Art of Bread by Zachary Golper. Danielle loves bread.

But we also have a few NEW favorites for you to try.


The First Rule--Robert Crais
Find Her--Lisa Gardner

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Has this beautiful weather given you spring fever?

We have the cure --
That new book we know you've been longing for!


Adult Fiction
Thin Ice--Irene Hannon
Breakdown--Jonathan Kellerman
Brotherhood in Death--J.D. Robb
Thomas Murphy--Roger Rosenblatt
The Verdict--Nick Stone

Adult Non-Fiction
The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed--Jessica Lahey
Furiously Happy: A Funny Books About Horrible Things--Jenny Lawson
How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success--Julie Lythcott-Haims
The Approval Fix: How to Break Free From People Pleasing--Joyce Meyer
The Political Origins of Inequality--Simon Reid-Henry

Young Adult Fiction
What's Broken Between Us--Alexis Bass
The Anatomical Shape of a Heart--Jenn Bennett
Undertow--Michael Buckley
Illusion--Sherrilyn Kenyon
Inferno--Sherrilyn Kenyon
Instinct--Sherrilyn Kenyon
Up to This Pointe--Jennifer Longo
Until the Beginning--Amy Plum
How to Break a Heart--Kiera Stewart
All We Left Behind--Ingrid Sundberg
Autumn's Kiss--Bella Thorne
Library Wars Love & War Vol. 13--Kirra Yumi
Library Wars Love & War Vol. 14--Kirra Yumi


Children's Fiction
Diary of a Wimpy Kid--Jeff Kinney
Hard Luck: Diary of a Wimpy Kid--Jeff Kinney
The Long Haul: Diary of a Wimpy Kid--Jeff Kinney
The Third Wheel: Diary of a Wimpy Kid--Jeff Kinney
The Best of Fancy Nancy--Jane O'Connor
Magic Tree House: Books 9-16--Mary Pope Osborne


Meet the Patels

Lakeland Public Library Writer's Group -- TONIGHT!!!

Are you willing to grow as a writer?

The first meeting of the LPL Writers' Group will be tonight (Wednesday, February 3) at 7:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room of the Library at 100 Lake Morton Drive, in Lakeland.

Brenda Patterson, the librarian in charge of adult programming for the Lakeland Public Libraries and in charge of the writers' group. Patterson has personally participated in poetry writing groups since 1993. She lists the best benefit to writing groups as validation.

"You feel validated as a writer. You are part of a group of people who recognize that you desire to write and the you are a writer," said Patterson. "It will help you improve--it polishes your writing, if you are willing to grow."

If you are wanting to grow as a writer this is your chance.

Patterson plans on this being an ongoing group that will meet the first Wednesday of every month.

The first meeting will be a "getting-to-know-you" meeting.

"We may have a few interesting writing exercises for fun," said Patterson. "And everyone should be willing to share how much they've written, or if they have written at all."

Depending on how many people join, group members will get to share their work in future meetings for constructive critic. Patterson also plans to include information on publication.

For more information contact Brenda Patterson