WOODSTOCK – Whitman Memorial Library has decided to join the One Book One Community activities in the Oxford Hills region. This year’s book is “Yeh Yeh’s House” by Evelina Chao.

Books will be available at a discounted price at the library and there will also be one available to borrow. Several local libraries will hold meetings to discuss the book, and there are several other planned activities relating to China beginning with the kick-off, “A Taste of China, at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. The programs will wrap up at the end of March with a trip to a Salem, Mass., museum.

Library staff will hold a book discussion in March at a date to be announced. For more information, call the library at 665-2505, call Marta Clements or visit the library.

Nancy Hohmann who will discuss animal communication at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 8. The program is free and open to the public. Pat Verrill of West Paris will talk about organic and sustainable gardening on Thursday, April 12.

New books at the library, including another box from Sandy Whitman, are: “A New Song”; “The Mitford Bedside Collection,” Jan Karon; “Christmas Letters,” Debbie Macomber; “Light and Yoga,” B.K.S. Iyengar; “Deer Tails and Other Tales,” A. Sayward Lamb; “From Baghdad, with Love,” Joy Kopelman,

Also, “Marley and Me,” John Grogan; “Riding Lessons,” Sara Grun; “One Thousand Women,” Jim Fergus; “Dear John,” “At First Sight” and “The Wedding,” Nicholas Sparks; “Tears of the Moon” and “Naked in Death,” Nora Roberts; “Cross” and ” Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas,” James Patterson.

Also, “The Angels of Morgan Hill,” Donna Van Liere; “Inside My Heart,” Robin McGraw; “Lisey’s Story,” Stephen King; “Unveiled,” Tess Gerritsen; “Family,” Karen Kingsbury; “The Innocent Man,” John Grisham; “Bridge Called Hope,” Kim Meeder; “When the Heart Cries,” Cindy Woodsmall; “The Brethren,” Beverly Lewis; “The Courtship of Vicar’s Daughter,” Lawana Blackwell.

Also, “A Promise for Ellie,” Lauraine Snelling; “Flashback,” Nevada Barr; “Pink Chimneys,” Ardeana H. Knowles; “Big Cherry Holler,” Adriana Trigiani; “The Cat Who Dropped a Bombshell,” Lillian Jackson Braun; “The Language of Threads,” Gail Tsukiyama; “Wideacre,” Phillipa Gregory; “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” Tracy Chevalier.

Also, “The Hours,” Michael Cunningham; “Strange Fits of Passion,” Anita Shreve; “A Year in Poetry,” Conrad Aiken; “The Wisdom of Menopause,” Christiane Northrup, MD; “Twenty-Five Yards of War,” Ronald Drez; “Chicken Soup for the Couples’ Soul” and “Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul”; “A Northern Gardener’s Year”; “Family Favorites Made Lighter.”

There are four new children’s books: ” Moose Tracks,” Karma Wilson; “The Best Holiday Crafts Ever!”; “Kitten in the Cold”; and “A Christmas Carol.”


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