Wednesday, September 30, 2009


New Young Adult books
by Walter Sorrells: A charter plane crash on a deserted island forces a disparate group of teenagers to bury their petty jealousies and cooperate in an attempt to survive.

Nation by Terry Pratchett: A tsunami destroys everything leaving Mau, an island boy, Daphne, an aristocratic English girl, and a small group of refugees responsible for rebuilding their village and their lives.

Daniel X Watch the Skies by James Patterson: A dangerous outlaw arrives in the small town of Holliswood, where everything seems perfect, with the intention of documenting the chaos and destruction he hopes to cause, and Daniel X attempts to stop the powerful villain with a hand-picked team.

Ten Cents a Dance by Christine Fletcher: In 1941 Chicago, fifteen-year-old Ruby, a Polish-American girl from the slums, leaves her meat-packing plant job to be a "taxi" dancer, paid a dime apiece to dance with men in a dance hall, and becomes entangled with the mob.

George's Cosmic Trasure Hunt by Lucy Hawking: George is heartbroken when his neighbor Annie and her space-scientist father move to Florida, but when Annie sends him a secret message telling him she has been contacted by aliens with a terrible warning, he joins her in a galaxy-wide search for answers.

Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd: In 1981, the height of Ireland's "Troubles," eighteen-year-old Fergus is distracted from his upcoming A-level exams by his imprisoned brother's hunger strike, the stress of being a courier for Sinn Fein, and dreams of a murdered girl whose body he discovered in a bog.

The Brother's Torres by Coert Voorhees: Sophomore Frankie finally finds the courage to ask his long-term friend, Julianne, to the Homecoming dance, which ultimately leads to a face-off between a tough senior whose family owns most of their small, New Mexico town, and Frankie's soccer-star older brother and his gang-member friends.

The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages: While her father works on the Manhattan Project, eleven-year-old gadget lover and outcast Dewey Kerrigan lives in Los Alamos Camp, and becomes friends with Suze, another young girl who is shunned by her peers. One Book - One Nebraska For Children Selection 2009

Dead is the New Black by Marlene Perez: Seventeen-year-old Daisy Giordano, daughter and sister of psychics, attempts to help her mother discover who is behind a series of bizarre attacks on teenage girls in their little town of Nightshade, California.

The Calder Game by Blue Balliett: When Calder Pillay disappears from a remote English village--along with an Alexander Calder sculpture to which he has felt strangely drawn--his friends Petra and Tommy fly from Chicago to help his father find him.

The Diamond of Drury Lane by Julia Golding: Orphan Catherine "Cat" Royal, living at the Drury Lane Theater in 1790s London, tries to find the "diamond" supposedly hidden in the theater, which unmasks a treasonous political cartoonist, and involves her in the street gangs of Covent Garden and the world of nobility.

When the Black Girls Sings by Bil Wright: Adopted by white parents and sent to an exclusive girls' school where she is the only African-American student, fourteen-year-old Lahni Schuler feels like an outcast, particularly when her parents separate, but after attending a local church where she hears gospel music for the first time, she finds her voice.

House of Dance by Beth Kephart: During one of her daily visits across town to visit her dying grandfather, fifteen-year-old Rosie discovers a dance studio that helps her find a way to bring her family members together.

Good Enough by Paula Yoo: A Korean American teenager tries to please her parents by getting into an Ivy League college, but a new guy in school and her love of the violin tempt her in new directions.

September Trivia Question #5

Truman Capote
September 30, 1924 ~ August 25, 1984
Truman Capote has contributed a number of classics to the world of literature, including the books In Cold Blood and Breakfast at Tiffany's. We have a few of his novels available for checkout.
Question #5:
In the book The Christmas Memory, Buddy, the narrator, has a nameless cousin. The character is based on one of Truman's real life cousins - what was her name?
To participate in this month's contest, simply email the answer with your name to and for each correct answer, your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a prize.
This is the last question of the month. I will accept answers for question 1-5 via email through the end of the day on Thursday, October 1st, and will announce the winner on Friday.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Based on the Book

Howl's Moving Castle is an animated movie by Hayao Miyazaki, founder of Studio Ghibli which is like the Japanese Disney. The movie is beautiful, as is the book it was based on written by Diana Wynne Jones. We have the book available for checkout at call number YA FIC JON.

In Wynne Jones' fantasy universe there is always odd magic cropping up. When the reluctant milliner Sophie talks to her hats, unfortunately they listen. It is unfortunate, because in unwittingly giving futures to her hats' purchasers, she brings down the wrath of the Witch of the Waste. A quick visit by the witch, a short spell, and seventeen-year-old Sophie is aged sixty years. Undaunted, Sophie hobbles off to seek her fortune as a cleaning woman in the moving castle of the young wizard Howl—and the fun begins. Shortly Sophie has the entire establishment well in hand, even the vain clothes-horse Howl. But finding an end to her spell is another matter. Wynne Jones' castle is a marvelous conceit—four doors open onto four different locations, and the whole is moved by Howl's talking fire demon, Calcifer.

And here's a trailer:

Friday, September 25, 2009

October Brown Bag

John Miller reviews
Dreams of My Father and
The Audacity of Hope
by Barack Obama
Friday, October 2nd
12:00 noon
in the Alliance Learning Center
Community Rooms
(The Library will close for this event.)

This free program is provided courtesy of The Friends of the Library. Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

September Trivia Question #4

Happy Birthday Jim Henson!
September 24, 1936 ~ May 16, 1990
We have many books and videos depicting Jim Henson's colorful and lovable characters. I have been a fan of Jim Henson ever since I was a child, with my favorite works being The Dark Crystal and Fraggle Rock.
Question #4:
What was the name of the Fraggle Rock episode that the Fraggle pictured above in the upper left hand corner first appeared.
*I'll give you a bonus if you can tell me his name.
To participate in this month's contest, simply email the answer with your name to and for each correct answer, your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a prize.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Banned Book Week

Celebrate Your Freedom to Read During Banned Books Week!
September 26th ~ October 3rd
Stop by and take a look at our Banned Books display, located near the circulation desk, to find out why these classics have been banned: Animal Farm, Black Beauty, Call of the Wild, Catcher in the Rye, Doctor Zhivago, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Of Mice and Men, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, The Lorax, Ulysses and more. Many classic and contemporary banned & challenged books are on display and available for checkout.


The Devil's Queen by Jeanne Kalogridis: A fictionalized account of the life of Catherine de Medici, wife to King Henry II and mother-in-law to Mary, Queen of Scots that examines the darker aspects of Catherine's life, including her desperate acts to win her husband's love and bear his children.

Missing Mark by Julie Kramer: When Riley tries to find out the story behind a "Wedding Dress for Sale, Never Worn" sign and the missing groom, her TV station boss doesn't think it will help the ratings. Riley has other neighborhood problems and discovers a startling motive for the groom disappearing.

Rain Gods by James Lee Burke: Hackberry Holland takes the sheriff job in a tiny Texas town near the Mexican border hoping he can leave his past behind and lead a quiet life, but the discovery of nine illegal aliens who were brutally murdered ruins any chance of peace.

Open Season by C. J. Box: Joe Pickett, a rookie game warden in Twelve Sleep, Wyoming, decides to investigate when he finds a local hunting outfitter dead in his woodpile, and believes the murder is linked to the discovery of an endangered species which would derail plans by InterWest to build a natural gas pipeline across the state.

Black Order by James Rollins: The elite scientists of Sigma Force race to crack the ultimate mystery of mankind in a quest that will save or destroy the human race.

Confessor by Terry Goodkind: As the world is overtaken by evil, never to be the same again, wizard Richard Rahl struggles with guilt over the sin he cannot confess to his wife, Mother Confessor Kahlan, who has lost all her memories.

Defector by Daniel Silva: Gabriel Allon resumes his honeymoon only to learn from British Intelligence that the man who saved his life, Grigori Bulganov--a defector and former Russian intelligence officer--has vanished, and Gabriel is determined to keep the promise that he made, despite the risk of losing that which he values most.

Lighten Up! By Loretta LaRoche: A humorous and informative book disclosing the wisdom Loretta has accumulated through her expertise as an international stress consultant, former aerobics instructor and owner of a wellness center. Her secrets for reducing weight and stress might surprise you.

Luther North Frontier Scout by Jeff O’Donnell: The true story of how the Old West scouts made frontier railroads and settlement possible.

Glenn Beck's Common Sense: Glenn Beck draws on Thomas Paine's original "Common Sense" to encourage Americans to protect the civil liberties and freedoms Thomas urged people to fight for more than two hundred years ago.

Prairie Tale by Melissa Gilbert: Actress Melissa Gilbert chronicles her life, discussing what it was like to be raised in a prominent Hollywood family, her years on "Little House on the Prairie," relationship with Michael Landon, battles with addiction, marriages, poor self-esteem, and eventual acceptance of herself and her past.

The Library by Stuart A. P. Murray: The Library tells the story of libraries and of the changing form and function of the book from era to era, whether clay tablets, parchment sheets, papyrus scrolls, glossy paper, recording tape or silicone chips. At the heart of the story of libraries and books is the story of the reader, who also has changed from era to era.

Eat This Not That: Super Market Survival Guide by David Zinckenko: Provides nutritional facts for thousands of foods found in the supermarket; and suggests healthier alternatives.

Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man by Steve Harvey: Presents advice that lets women inside the male mindset to reveal answers about spotting the right kind of man for a relationship, with questions to ask and tips about how to determine whether a man is independent, trustworthy, and mature.

Monday, September 21, 2009

September Trivia Contest Question #3

Since I have not posted any new questions (I was sick and then had some days off) I am going to be posting two this week. National Constitution Week is September 17 through 23rd, so I thought I would post a question concerning the constitution. We have a number of different material available on the constitution, including some DVDs which can be found at call number DVD 347. Click here to read the United States Constitution.

Question #3
Who is considered the father of the constitution?

To participate in this month's contest, simply email your answer to For each correct answer, your name will be placed in a drawing for a chance to win a prize.

Based on the Book

The Road is being released in theatres on October 16th, and I sure do hope that we get the movie here in Alliance! If it's anywhere near as good as the book, it will be a winner for sure.
The searing, postapocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthy's masterpiece. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food-—and each other.

The story and subject matter is pretty dark, but very moving. This novel won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2007. It is available for checkout and can be found at call number FIC COR.

Here's a trailer:

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Storm Cycle by Iris Johansen: Rachel Kirby is a computer genius whose sister is dying of a rare chronic illness. John Tavak, an archaeologist, has made a priceless discovery in an Egyptian tomb that may save Rachel's sister's life. Together, they must outwit a powerful organization, and bring to light an ancient civilization's legacy.

Dying For Mercy by Mary Jane Clark: When death shatters the serenity of the exclusive moneyed enclave of New York, Eliza Blake, co-host of the morning television show, is on the scene. While attending a gala at her friends' estate, Eliza's host is found dead.

Swan For the Money by Donna Andrews: Meg Longslow encounters new levels of eccentricity when she volunteers to help with the annual rose show sponsored by the Caerphilly Garden Club, of which her parents have recently become members, but Meg begins a hasty investigation when she learns of a murderous plot.

Last Light Over Carolina by Mary Alice Monroe: Carolina Morrison reflects on the moments that shaped her marriage to her husband Bud during one fateful day when Bud is lost at sea during a dangerous storm.

Hot Pursuit by Suzanne Brockman: Alyssa Locke is a team leader of a personal security company, holds her own with the best of them–and against the worst of them. Guarding lives is her game, and no one plays it better. But her toughest challenge will be protecting herself from a serial killer who is determined to make her his ultimate trophy.

Colorado by Rosey Dow: Four short stories about frontier life and women in Colorado.

Two of the Deadliest: A collection of twenty-three stories from today's top female crime writers and some talented newcomers.

Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella: Lara Lington has always had an overactive imagination, but normal girls don't get visited by ghosts, do they? But Sadie is a ghost and a great aunt looking for a missing necklace. Everything else is going wrong in her life too.

Non Fiction
Audition by Barbara Walters: Television journalist Barbara Walters reflects on her life, discussing her childhood, family, affair with a married senator, daughter, career, colleagues, and much more.

Lost Boy by Brent W. Jeffs: The author, nephew of Warren Jeffs, the imprisoned leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, provides an inside account of what it was like to grow up in the prophet's compound, and shares his personal story of the challenges he faced after being expelled from the sect and forced out into a world he knew nothing about.

Gardening in Nebraska by Melinda Myers: Written just for Nebraska gardeners by well-known horticulturists and gardening educator. When-to and how-to advice for both beginning and experienced gardeners.

How I Gave Up My Low-Fat Diet and Lost 40 Pounds and How You Can Too! By Dana Carpender: Shows research proving why carbs, not fat, are the biggest culprit in causing diseases like diabetes, cancer and coronary artery disease. Explains several different approaches to cutting the carbs, and gives information to mix and match these plans.

My Lobotomy by Howard Dully: Howard Dully recounts how the lobotomy he had at age twelve impacted every aspect of his life, leaving him struggling to get through each day, until, decades after the surgery, he was able to pull himself together and uncover the truth about why his parents made him have the operation.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Based on the Book

"My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973."

So begins the story of Susie Salmon, who is adjusting to her new home in heaven, a place that is not at all what she expected, even as she is watching life on earth continue without her — her friends trading rumors about her disappearance, her killer trying to cover his tracks, her grief-stricken family unraveling. Out of unspeakable tragedy and loss, THE LOVELY BONES succeeds, miraculously, in building a tale filled with hope, humor, suspense, even joy.

The Lovely Bones featurette: behind the scenes

Friday, September 11, 2009

Portraits of 9/11/01

We have a wonderful book that honors the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks available for checkout. It can be found at call number 974.7 POR

Few aspects of The New York Times's coverage of September 11 and of all that has followed have attracted as much comment as “Portraits of Grief.” The series profiled the lives lost in the attacks on the World Trade Center and was a story in itself, becoming required reading for many the world over.

Beginning on September 14, 2001, a half-dozen Times reporters began working from a stack of one hundred missing persons fliers collected from points around the World Trade Center. They wrote profiles containing short but signature details of the lives they strove to present. These portraits transcend race, class, age, and gender while capturing the poignancy of the victims' similarities: life cut short in an American tragedy. This new edition includes the complete “Portraits of Grief” series with approximately four hundred additional portraits published since February 3, 2002. The profiles have become a source of connection and consolation, a focus for the sorrow of readers both reeling from disbelief and searching for support.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

September Trivia Contest Question #2

Leo Tolstoy
September 9, 1828 ~ November 20, 1910
Tolstoy, a Russian author, mystic and self proclaimed anarchist, wrote a number of classic books, such as the lengthy novel War and Peace and Anna Karenina. His works include short stories, essays, novels, nonfiction and plays. A number of his writings are available to read online (click here); however, if you are not keen on reading a book from your computer screen (I know I'm not!), we have plenty of old fashion paper copies here at the library.
Question #2
Tolstoy was the direct descendent of what famous Mongolian?
To participate in this month's contest, simply email your answer to For each correct answer, your name will be placed in a drawing for a chance to win a prize.


Get Real by Donald E. Westlake: John Dortmunder, a seasoned crook, gets a chance at fame and fortune when a television producer decides to make Dortmunder and his gang into a reality show, and while the guys make plans for their next caper under the eye of the camera, Dortmunder and his partner arrange a private scheme on the side.

In the Heart of the Canyon by Elisabeth Hyde: A novel about a rafting trip through the Grand Canyon that changes the lives of everyone on board.

Calling Home by Janna McMahan: When Virginia Lemmon's husband leaves her she is stuck in Kentucky, trying to hold her life together and raise 2 teenagers, Will and Shannon. Shannon wants to break free and Virginia wants to save her from making the same mistakes she made.

Hawkes Harbor by S. E. Hinton: Mental patient Jamie Sommers suffers from depression, partial amnesia, and a fear of the dark, but as Dr. McDevitt continues to try and probe the mind of the boy, Jamie is drawn closer and closer to the ultimate evil that could destroy him.

CDs Fiction
Rough Justice by Jack Higgins: Blake Johnson joins forces with British agent Harry Miller to investigate acts of terrorism in Kosovo, where the duo stop a Russian officer from burning a mosque and set in motion a series of events that impacts world leaders, ordinary citizens, and Blake and Harry.

The Blue Notebook by James A. Blevine: The story of Batuk, an Indian girl who is taken to Mumbai and sold into prostitution by her father. The blue notebook is her diary in which she recalls her childhood, records her life on the Common Street and makes up fantastic tales. The proceeds from this book go to help exploited children.

Surrender by Amanda Quick: Victoria thought herself adept at fending off fortune hunters until she came under siege from Lucas Colebrook, the Earl of Stonevale. After he courted her and wed her, she ended up ensconced in a crumbling mansion deep in the English country side.

Brimstone Robert B. Parker: Everett Hitch and Virgil Cole continue there journey as hired guns and lawmen after they find Allie and rescue her only to lose her to a local church and charismatic leader, Brother Percival. Percival wants money and Allie and stirs up trouble in Brimstone's saloons.

Matters of the Heart by Danielle Steel: Hope is a photographer, has been married and a mother and knows heartbreak. She is not looking for a man or excitement, but these things find her when she goes to London to photograph a famous author.

Black Hills by Nora Roberts: Cooper and Lil met when they were eleven and when Cooper visited his grandparent’s ranch. Each summer their friendship grew stronger and more passionate. Lil began a wildlife refuge and Cooper became a lawyer. Now they are drawn back together to help the people, animals and places that need them.

Hot House Flower by Margot Berwin: Lila is recently divorced and her life is empty until she meets a plant seller named David. Lila stumbles across a Laundromat and is charged with making a cutting of fire fern grow roots to find the secret of the owner's locked room.

Shanghai Girls by Lisa See: Pearl Chin and her sister, May, are having the time of their lives in the wealthy world in Shanghai, until their father gambles away his fortune and must marry them off for money to wealthy American men. As Japanese bombs fall on their city they set out on the journey of a lifetime, adjusting to strangers as husbands and a strange new land.

Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich: Lulu, having witnessed the murder of a culinary television star, decides to enter a cooking competition in order to try and uncover who the killer is, while Stephanie helps Ranger investigate a series of break-ins and things start to heat up between them, despite her relationship with Officer Joe Morelli's objections.

CDs Nonfiction
Magnificent Destination by Buzz Aldrin: Forty years ago, Buzz Aldrin became the second human to set foot on the moon. This is the rest of this true American Hero's story -- giving the harrowing account of the lunar landing and the ultimate insider's view of life as one of the space program superstars.

Friday, September 4, 2009

September Trivia Contest

Richard Wright
September 4th, 1908 ~ November 28, 1960
Today is the Birthday of Richard Wright, author of autobiographical works such as Uncle Tom's Children and Black Boy. He was one of the first successful African American Authors.
Question #1
In what publication did Richard Wright's first story appear?

To participate in this month's contest, simply email your answer to For each correct answer, your name will be placed in a drawing for a chance to win a prize.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Books Donated In Memory

We recently added a few titles that were donated In Memory of and I thought I would share them here with you.

3rd Edition Encyclopedia of American Farm Implements and Antiques: Plant the seeds of tradition with this fully illustrated, comprehensive history of farm equipment through the early 1950s. Discover the detailed story on machinery, tools and implements used daily on the farm. Each chapter provides pricing guidelines featuring more than 2,000 photos to assist you in your collecting. Donated in memory of Kenneth Dobby Lee by the Friends of the Library.

Heart Sick by Chelsea Cain: In this riveting debut thriller, Chelsea Cain introduces an unforgettable female serial killer and a homicide detective more human than heroic. Donated in memory of Catherine Cover by the Friends of the Library.

The Last Prairie: A Sandhills Journey by Stephen R. Jones: It is a region that has long captivated and inspired travelers, writers, and artists. Celebrated as one of the most visually stunning of American landscapes, it is the largest remaining relic of the majestic prairies that once extended from the Missouri River to the Rocky Mountains. Now this vast but fragile expanse known as the Nebraska Sandhills comes to life in an unforgettable collection of essays by naturalist and author Stephen R. Jones. Donated in memory of Pat Abbott by the Friends of the Library.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Winter Hours

We officially started our "Winter" hours on September 1st. The new hours are:
Monday - Thursday
8am to 8pm
Friday & Saturday
10am to 5pm
1pm to 4pm


There's Something About St. Tropez by Elizabeth Adler: A villa, a pair of lonely children, a group of international vacationer misfits, an art theft, a haunting and a murder keep Mac Reilly, P.I., and his girlfriend, Sunny, busy on their "vacation".

The Devil's Punchbowl by Greg Iles: Penn Cage becomes mayor and tries to restore the town with a lot of support when a childhood friend of Penn's brings him evidence and then is found brutally murdered, Penn has to rely on old allies to help him defeat a sophisticated killer who knows their every move.

The Shimmer by David Morrell: Police officer Dan Page follows the trail of his missing wife to Texas, where spectators are drawn to the small town each night to witness the Rostov Lights, unexplainable phenomena, but he brings danger upon himself when he uncovers a government secret about the lights from the 1910s.

Dropped Dead Stitch by Maggie Sefton: Kelly Flynn, Jennifer, and the other ladies of the knitting club head to a retreat so Jennifer has a chance to recover from a harrowing experience; however, the owner of the retreat turns out to be Jennifer's attacker and when he turns up dead, Kelly and the crew have to work fast.

Salamandastron by Brian Jacques: Urthstripe the Strong, a wise old badger, leads the animals of the great fortress of Salamandastron and Redwall Abbey against the weasel Ferahgo the Assassin and his corps of vermin.

The Hunger Games* by Suzanne Collins: Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen accidentally becomes a contender in the annual Hunger Games, a grave competition hosted by the Capitol where young boys and girls are pitted against one another in a televised fight to the death.

The Magician's Death by P.C. Doherty: Roger Bacon concealed many marvels of nature and science in a book written in an unbreakable code. Scholars meet to discuss the code, but murder and mayhem occur and horrible things happen in the nearby forest.

The Moon Looked Down by Dorothy Garlock: Sofie and her family immigrated from Germany to a town in Illinois, but the start of World War II causes the locals to discriminate against Sofie's family, and they are blamed for a train derailment, but a high school teacher is on Sophie's side and a romance blossoms.

Jericho's Fall by Stephen L. Carter: Jericho was the former head of the CIA, a Wall Street titan, and is dying. He summons to his bedside Beck DeForde, the woman for whom he threw away his career. Beck believes she is visiting to say farewell, but is drawn into a battle over a secret that many want before Jericho dies.

So Happy Together by Maryann McFadden: Three generations of women find their lives suddenly transformed. Claire is planning to marry in the fall after a summer studying under a noted photographer. Then her estranged daughter shows up, her father reveals an old secret, and she meets an intriguing new man.

Guardian of Lies by Steve Martini: California defense attorney Paul Madriani becomes acquainted with a beautiful Costa Rican and finds himself in the middle of a decades-old conspiracy involving gold coins, espionage, murder, and Cold War weapons.

Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner: Addie and Valerie were best friends forever when they were both nine. Fifteen years later, Valerie has found fame and fortune and Addie lives alone caring for a troubled brother. When she answers the door Valerie is standing there with blood on her sleeve and saying Addie is the only one who can help.

Undone by Karin Slaughter: Working in a trauma center, Sara Linton treats the city's poor, wounded, and unlucky; when she is thrust into a police investigation by a detective and his partner, each with their own secrets.

Ravens by George Dawes Green: The Boatwright’s just won $318 million in the Georgia State Lottery and it's going to be the worst day of their lives when Shaw and Romeo decide to squeeze the family for half their prize. As they try to maintain constant fear, the pressure causes everyone to start to unravel.

Burn by Linda Howard: Jenner wins a lottery jackpot that costs her plenty -- her father rips her off and disappears, her boyfriend becomes ex-, and her friends give her the cold shoulder when she doesn't share.

*I read this book and it is a really good, quick read!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Winner of the August Trivia Contest

Before I announce the winner of the trivia contest, I would like to thank those who participated. I hope you will continue to participate in the months to come!

The answers to the five trivia questions are as follows:
1. The word Anne Frank wanted to know the defination of in her last journal entry was contradiction.
2. The winner of the 1959 Fair Queen Contest was Johnna Kettlyhut.
3. The name of the Alfred Hitchcock Presents theme song is "Funeral March of the Marionettes"
4. Tennessee was the 36th state to ratify the 19th Ammendment, giving women the right to vote.
5. The true colors of Judy Garland's dress in the Wizard of Oz were pink and blue. They needed to use a very pale pink, because white would not photograph correctly. (I was finally able to stump some of you!)

And finally . . . the winner of the August trivia contest is . . . Pam!
You can pick your certificate up at the library. We'll have it available for you the morning of September 2nd.
Keep checking in with the blog. I'll be posting the first September question soon!