Please note that the library will be closed on Friday, April 19 for Good Friday. We will reopen on Saturday, April 20, for normal business hours. May you have a very happy Easter!
Get in touch with your creative side and join our Coloring Club. This club meets every other week. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 17 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Coming in May! Master Gardener, Herb Klickner will give a presentation on raised bed gardening. Raised garden beds are great for growing small plots of veggies and flowers. They keep pathway weeds from your garden soil, prevent soil compaction, provide good drainage, and serve as a barrier to pests such as slugs and snails. Plan to join us on Tuesday, May 7 at 4:30 p.m! Feel free to call the library @ 618-378-3713 or visit our Facebook page for more information.
“Cowboy Cross My Heart” by Donna Grant. (Heart of Texas Series) Naomi Pierce isn’t the type to let a cowboy sweep her off feet. It’s not her first rodeo, after all. But when she returns to her Texas hometown, she can’t help but be swept up again in the rough-and-tumble world of hard-riding, bronco-busting good-ol’-boys she loved as a girl. She’s here to photograph her best friend. But it’s one finelooking cowboy who really captures her eye…Brice Harper is all man, all muscle, and all heart. From the moment he rides into the stadium, he can’t help but notice the beautiful stranger with a camera watching him from the stands. It doesn’t take a zoom lens to see the sparks of instant attraction. But things really start heating up when he meets Naomi up close — and she tells him that someone is stalking her friend, the Rodeo Queen. Brice wouldn’t be any kind of cowboy if he didn’t offer to help the ladies out. But can the rough rider keep this sweet shutterbug out of danger—without risking his heart?
“The Cornwalls are Gone” by James Patterson. In her career as an Army intelligence officer, Amy Cornwall has seen haunting sights half a world away. None compare to the chilling scene at her Virginia home. It is empty. A phone rings with a terrifying ultimatum: locate and liberate an unnamed captive in forty-eight hours, or her kidnapped husband and ten-year-old daughter are dead. Now, and in open defiance of Army Command, Amy must employ every lethal tactic she has to save them. To succeed, she must discover not only who dispatched her on this mission, but why. Without her family, she’s dead anyway.
“Wild Card” by Stuart Woods. Stone Barrington and his paramour are enjoying a peaceful country retreat when their idyll is broken by an unwelcome stranger. He was sent by an enemy, someone who’d be happy to silence Stone and all his collaborators for good. With boundless resources and a thirst for vengeance, this foe will not be deterred, and when one plot fails another materializes. Their latest plan is more ambitious and subtle than any they’ve tried before, and the consequences could remake the nation.
“The Last Second” by Catherine Coulter. Galactus, France’s answer to SpaceX, has just launched a communications satellite into orbit, but the payload actually harbors a frightening weapon: a nuclear triggered electromagnetic pulse. When the satellite is in position, Galactus’s second-in-command, Dr. Nevaeh Patel, will have the power to lay waste to the world with an EMP. A former astronaut, Patel believes she is following the directions of the Numen, aliens who saved her life when she space-walked outside the International Space Station. She is convinced that with the Holy Grail, just discovered by the owner of Galactus— eccentric treasure hunter Jean-Pierre Broussard—she can be reunited with the Numen, change the world’s destiny, and become immortal with them. The countdown has begun when Special Agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine are thrown into the pending disaster. They must stop the EMP that would wreak havoc on communication and electronic systems on Earth, resulting in chaos and anarchy.
LIBRARY HOURS: Monday-Thursday: 12-7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday: 10-5 p.m.
ENFIELD HOURS: Tuesday and Thursday: 12-3 p.m.