#FirstPageFriday

Looking for a Christmas story that isn’t a schmaltzy Hallmark-worthy love story? Check this one out!

“Atmospheric and unpredictable, WHEN CHRISTMAS COMES is a seasonal tale of tradition, family, and murder from two-time Edgar Award winner ANDREW KLAVAN. Its chilling twists are best experienced curled up beside a burning Yule log.” — Cover.

What it’s about: Colorful Christmas lights dapple the family homes in the idyllic lakeside town of Sweet Haven when Jennifer Dean, a young librarian at the local elementary school, is brutally murdered. There are witnesses and her boyfriend Travis Blake confesses to the crime… but something doesn’t quite add up. Blake is a third generation Army Ranger, awarded the Silver Star for his heroism in Afghanistan—how could a beloved son of this tight-knit burgh commit such a grisly deed? As a community of military families a few miles down the road from an Army base, no one in Sweet Haven wants to investigate a war hero like Blake, not even the top brass at the police department. In steps Cameron Winter, a rugged and lonesome English professor haunted by the ghosts of his own Christmas past, whose former lover asks him to prove Blake innocent. The Sweet Haven murder reverberates in his mind, echoing a horrific yuletide memory from his youth, and Winter knows there are darker powers at play here than a simple domestic dispute. If he can solve this small-town mystery, just maybe he can find peace from his inner demons as well.

comfort + joy

Spread some Christmas comfort and joy this Thursday and Friday, Dec 1 + 2. Bring in non-perishable items and have $2 per item removed from your late fines. All food items will be donated to the local food bank. This is a great opportunity to clear your account and start the new year fresh, while passing on some blessing to those struggling in our community.

Wondering what books you have out or what your fines are? Go to bit.ly/meilibrary for tips & tricks on how to login to your library account.

#FirstPageFriday

‘Tis the season to settle in with a good book! If you’re into stories about an arranged marriage, a murder, and a love story set in historical England, check out this #FirstPageFriday novel: The Mistletoe Countess by Pepper Basham.

“Can the wrong bride lead to the right romance? An unanticipated marriage unites an unlikely pair to unravel a ghostly Christmas mystery. Mistletoe is beautiful and dangerous, much like the woman from Frederick Percy’s past, so when he turns over a new leaf and arranges to marry for his estate, instead of his heart, he never expects the wrong bride to be the right choice. Gracelynn Ferguson never planned to take her elder sister’s place as a Christmas bride, but when she’s thrust into the role, she will trust in her faithful novels and overactive imagination to help her not only win Frederick’s heart but also to solve the murder mystery of Havensbrook Hall before her fairytale future is ruined. Will the magic of Christmas bring the newlyweds closer together, or will the ghosts of the past lead them into a destructive discovery from which not even a Dickens-style Christmas can save them?” — Cover.

Looking for more Christmas stories? Stop by the library and check out these books on display!

SORA + Schoology = Storytime!

Guess what? It just got easier to checkout eBooks + audiobooks from the library!
You can now find SORA in any Schoology course or group — take a look in the navigation menu.

A pro of SORA? Your books are automatically returned after 3 weeks, which means no late fines for you!
Plus there are books available on SORA that aren’t on our shelves — checkout something new!

You are invited to…

DECK THE WALLS, the annual Library Christmas decorating party is this Thursday November 24 during lunch break! If you’d like to come help decorate the library for Christmas, fala lala along with some Christmas tunes and enjoy some tasty treats, RSVP to Ms. Penner today or tomorrow. Anyone is welcome, so grab a friend and RSVP quickly before the list fills up —  you don’t want to miss out!

my MEI library

MEI Secondary students and staff can login to their own personal account to Reserve library books, see what they currently have checked out, and renew books to avoid overdue fines. For a quick how-to and to access the library catalog, go to BIT.LY/MEILIBRARY

And if you’re looking for some tips to find something good to read, or tricks you’ve never tried to search the library like a pro go to BIT.LY/MEISEARCH

 

 

Book Bundle

Planning to stay inside where it is cozy and warm this long weekend? Request a BOOK BUNDLE at bit.ly/meibookbundle if you are not sure what you want to read next and like surprises.

Simply answer a couple of questions HERE and let the Librarian surprise you with a stack of stories! You will be sent a Schoology message when your Book Bundle is ready to pick-up at the library.

And if you’ve requested a Book Bundle before, you can again! There’s no limit.

fly me to the moon

Looking for something new to read on these cold moonlit nights? Stop by the library and grab a story from the display!

CHECKOUT THESE BOOKS:

[F BUN] MOONDUST LAKE BY T. DAVIS BUNN

[F CAR] MOON WHITE BY MELODY CARLSON

[F COB] BLUE MOON PROMISE BY COLLEEN COBLE

[F COB] MERMAIN MOON BY COLLEEN COBLE

[F COL] CORAL MOON BY BRANDILYN COLLINS

[F ELL] ONCE IN A BLUE MOON BY LEANNA ELLIS

[F EWE] THE MOON IN THE MANGO TREE

[F FIS] THE MOONLIGHT SCHOOL BY SUZANNE WOODS FISHER

[F FLE] MOONRAKER BY IAN FLEMING

[F GAN] DARK MOON BY ALTON GANSKY

[F GEO] SUN AND MOON, ICE AND SNOW BY JESSICA DAY GEORGE

[F GUN] UNDER A MAUI MOON BY ROBIN JONES GUNN

[F HOE] HUNTER’S MOON BY DON HOESEL

[F MCM] COMANCHE MOON BY LARRY MCMURTRY

[F MON] EMILY OF NEW MOON BY L.M. MONTGOMERY

[F PFE] THE SHADE OF THE MOON BY SUSAN BETH PFEFFER

[F POL] BLAGGARD’S MOON BY BRYAN PLIVKA

[F STE] THE MOON IS DOWN BY JOHN STEINBECK

[F STE] MOONBLOOD BY ANNE ELISABETH STENGL

[F WAL] UNDER A FAIRY MOON BY T.M. WALLACE

[F WEL] THE FIRST MEN IN THE MOON BY H.G. WELLS

[F WIN] PAPER MOON BY LINDA WINDSOR

[F WIN] FIESTA MOON BY LINDA WINDSOR

[F WIN] BLUE MOON BY LINDA WINDSOR
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