WATERFORD — Winter is a great time to visit the library. Books have always provided an escape from anywhere you are and the library offers these adventures for free. Every week the organization representing independent bookstores publishes a list of the best-selling books of the week. The Waterford Library has recently shelved 10 of the 15 books on that bestseller list.
The new books added this February are as follows.
Fiction: After I’m Gone, by Laura Lippman; All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque; Brown Dog: Novellas, by Jim Harrison; Command Authority, by Tom Clancy; Company K, by William March; The Counterfeit Agent, by Alex Berenson; Hunting Shadows: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery, by Charles Todd; In The Blood, by Lisa Unger; The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd; Fear Nothing, by Lisa Gardner; Mercy Snow, by Tiffany Baker; Mr. Lynch’s Holiday, by Catherine O’Flynn;
An Officer and a Spy, by Robert Harris; On Such a Full Sea, by Chang-Rae Lee Police, by Jo Nesbo; The Purity of Vengeance, by Jussi Adler-Olsen; Radiance of Tomorrow, by Ishmael Beah; Ripper, by Isabel Allende; Saints of the Shadow Bible, by Ian Rankin; The Scent of Pine, by Lara Vapnyar; Standup Guy, by Stewart Woods; Still Life With Breadcrumbs, by Anna Quindlen; A Tale From the Time Being, by Ruth Ozeki;
Thirty Girls, by Susan Minot; This Dark Road to Mercy, by Wiley Cash; Under the Wide and Starry Sky, by Nancy Horan; The Visionist, by Rachel Urquhart; The Way of All Fish, by Martha Grimes; The Wind Is Not a River, by Brian Payton; Worthy Brown’s Daughter, by Phillip Margolin;
Nonfiction: Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin, by Jill Lepore; Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War, by Robert M Gates; Little Failure: A Memoir, by Gary Shteyngart; Twelve Years a Slave, by Solomon Northrup.
Books for children: Battle Bunny, by Jon Scieszka; The Day the Crayons Quit, by Drew Daywaitt; Deep in the Sahara, by Kelly Cunnane; Explorer: The Mystery Boxes, by Kazu Kibuishi; Explorer 2: The Lost Islands, by Kazu Kibuishi; Flight of the Honey Bee, by Raymond Huber; A Hundred Horses, by Sarah Lean; Lost Cat, by C. Roger Meader; Ol’ Clip Clop, by Patricia McKissock; Old Mikamba Had a Farm, by Rachel Isadora: Once Upon a Northern Night, by Jean Pendziwol; Train Picture Book, by Elisha Cooper; Xander’s Panda Party, by Linda Sue Park.
Books for teens: From Norvelt to Nowhere, by Jack Gantos; Hollow City, by Ransom Riggs: The Impossible Knife of Memory, by Laurie Halse Anderson; Listening for Lucca, by Suzanne La Fleur; Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs;
Those who enjoy lively discussions on a variety of topics might want to join with 8 to 12 others who enjoy the same at the Socrates Cafe. This group meets at the library every first Monday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30. Light refreshments are served. Various members of the group take turns moderating the discussions. Everyone gets to express their views on the current topic. This coming March 3, the topic will be “Free international Trade: A good or bad idea?” For more information, call Joanne at 583-6957.
The fourth Monday of the month is Bridge Night. All levels are welcome to come play. The fun starts at 6:30. A general head count is appreciated, so call ahead if you plan to come or call for more information. The person to call is Ginny at 583-2729.