Tuesday, December 12, 2017

What to read while waiting for...



End Game
End Game
By Baldacci, David
2017-11 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455586608 Check Our Catalog Number-one New York Times-bestselling author Baldacci returns with his most breathtaking thriller yet, as Will Robie and Jessica Reel, two of the most lethal people alive, must find the one man has always had their backs: their handler, code-named Blue Man. …More


Are you patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for that best seller?  Here are some suggestions.


Never Never
Never Never
By Patterson, James
Author Fox, Candice
2017-01 - Little Brown and Company
9780316433174 Check Our Catalog

The Instant #1 New York Times and USA Today Bestseller

Never...
assume you know someone. Harry Blue is the top Sex Crimes investigator in her department. She's a seasoned pro who's seen it all. But even she didn't see this coming: her own brother arrested for the grisly murders of three beautiful young women.

Never...

…More


Don't Let Go
Don't Let Go
By Coben, Harlan
2017-09 - Dutton Books
9780525955115 Check Our Catalog With unmatched suspense and emotional insight, Harlan Coben explores the big secrets and little lies that can destroy a relationship, a family, and even a town in this powerful new thriller.


Suburban New Jersey Detective Napoleon "Nap" Dumas hasn't been the same since senior year of high school, when his twin brother Leo and Leo's girlfriend Diana were found dead on
…More


Moonlight Mile
Moonlight Mile
By Lehane, Dennis
2010-11 - William Morrow & Company
9780061836923 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Dilys Award (2011)

"New York Times"-bestselling author Lehane delivers an explosive tale of vengeance and redemption in this brilliant sequel to "Gone, Baby, Gone"--heralding the long-awaited return of beloved private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro.
…More

Friday, December 8, 2017

Upcoming Events at HPL



MONTHLY MAKERS:  SNOW SLIME!

2:00 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9

What happens when you combine Elmer's glue and liquid starch? Slime! Add in some glitter and you have snow slime. All participants will keep what they make at this Monthly Makers!


folias duoFolias Duo

6:00 pm, Monday, December 11

American Record Guide calls the Folias Flute and Guitar Duo “daring in self written music.” Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan this unique performer/composer duo was founded in 2003 by husband and wife Carmen Maret and Andrew Bergeron. In performance, Folias combines their classical music training, their experience  as tango dancers and bandleaders, their love of Astor Piazzolla and their knowledge of the jazz idiom. They have performed in concert halls, clubs and for tango events across the United States, in Europe and in Argentina. Folias' four critically acclaimed albums on the Blue Griffin Recording label feature  their work together as collaborative composers and arrangers.

Andrew Bergeron is instructor of guitar, ear training, and music theory at Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University and Aquinas College. Andrew is a founding performer and composer with the Grand Rapids Guitar Quartet which feature his new works and arrangements. Andrew received his Bachelor of Arts in Music and Philosophy from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI with a focus on guitar performance, music composition and Chinese philosophy. He received his Master of Music in composition at Michigan State University School of Music where he was recipient of the “Paul Harder Composition Scholarship.” Andrew Bergeron's main guitar teacher was Brian Morris at Grand Valley State University. He also studied with Nicholas Goluses and Scott Tennant while at the Eastman Guitar Festival. Andrew's main composition teachers were Charles Ruggiero and Bob Schechtman and he studied theory with Sherman Van Solkema.

Carmen Maret is an endorsed Pearl Flute artist and instructor of flute at Aquinas College. Carmen received her Bachelor of Music in flute performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and her Master of Music in flute performance from Michigan State University School of Music. She also received a second Master of Music degree in ethnomusicology at Michigan State University with a focus on Argentine tango music and dance. Carmen Maret is the founder of the Grand Rapids Tango Community. Carmen Maret's primary teachers were Mary Posses and Richard Sherman. She attended the Eastern Music Festival in 1999 and also studied with Peter Lloyd at his summer flute seminar in St. Andrew's, Scotland in 2000. Carmen has performed in masterclasses with William Bennett and Julia Bogorad and attended masterclasses with Carol Wincenc, James Galway, and Emmanuel Pahud. Carmen's jazz teachers include Bobby Watson and Ron Blake. She also studied tango music with bassist Pablo Aslan.

For more information and to hear some of their pieces, visit http://foliasmusic.com/  or check the library's YouTube Channel  https://www.youtube.com/user/hackleyref/ (look for playlists, then performers)
Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

movies at the libraryMovies @ the Library-La La Land

5:30 pm, Tuesday December 12

Come to the library to see movies.  Bring your own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.  This month we’ll screen La la Land  (A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. This original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing dreams.)  The movie runs 128 minutes.   Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

powerpointComputer Class-Intro to Powerpoint

10:30 am- 12:00 pm, Saturday, December 16

De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Registration is required. Call HPL at 231-722-8000 or visit HPL Events to register.   Registeration opens one month before the class date. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.
This weeks' topic--Powerpoint.  Learn how to create a slide show.  

TO THE NORTH POLE!

12:30 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16

Hop on the Polar Express and discover the magic of the season! Come watch the animated movie. We'll keep warm with hot chocolate and plenty of festive activities!


REINDEER!

2:30 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16

Does Rudolph really have a red nose? Can reindeer actually fly? The only way you'll find out is if you meet our visiting reindeer in person! Join us outside on the lawn of the Hackley Administration Building to learn all about reindeer.


Tech Tuesday

12:00 - 7:00 pm Tuesday, December 19

Reserve your 30 minute appointment to have your computer/tech questions answered by our in-house IT people. We will answer questions on using computers and apps-anything from how to navigate Windows to how to upload pictures to Facebook.  Call 231-722-8012 at least 24 hours in advance to reserve your spot.  By appointment only, walk-in spots will not be available.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

New Fiction at HPL



The Secret, Book & Scone Society
The Secret, Book & Scone Society
By Adams, Ellery
2017-10 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9781496712370 Check Our Catalog

From New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams comes the first in an intriguing new series set within a quirky small-town club where the key to happiness, friendship--or solving a murder--can all be found within the pages of the right book . . .
Miracle Springs, North Carolina, is a place of healing. Strangers flock here hoping the natural hot springs, five-star …More


The King Is Always Above the People: Stories
The King Is Always Above the People: Stories
By Alarcon, Daniel
2017-10 - Riverhead Books
9781594631726 Check Our Catalog

LONGLISTED for the 2017 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION
An urgent, essential collection of stories about immigration, broken dreams, Los Angeles gang members, Latin American families, and other tales of high stakes journeys, from the award-winning author of War by Candlelight and At Night We Walk in Circles.

Migration. Betrayal. Family secrets.
…More


Tell Tale: Stories
Tell Tale: Stories
By Archer, Jeffrey
2017-10 - St. Martin's Press
9781250066923 Check Our Catalog


Nearly a decade after his last volume of short stories was published, Jeffrey Archer returns with his eagerly-awaited, brand-new collection TELL TALE, giving us a fascinating, exciting and sometimes poignant insight into the people he has met, the stories he has come across and the countries he has visited during the past ten years.
Find out what happens to the hapless young detective …More


The Black Dahlia
The Black Dahlia
By Ashley
2013-09 - Cash Money Content
9781936399093 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Street Literature Book Award Medal (Slbam) (2014)

In this final installment of The Murderville saga, Ashley and JaQuavis bring you the grit, treachery, and street perspective that they have become legendary for.
This thrilling page-turner introduces the story of the black Dahlia and her bloodstained ascent to power. After establishing a connection with "The Five Families," Dahlia becomes literally untouchable. Her brazen tactics and …More



By Ashley, Kristen
2017-06 - Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
9781545505489 Check Our Catalog

After a painful loss, Cady Moreland is coming to Magdalene to start the next chapter of her life. A chapter that began eighteen years ago but had a heartbreaking ending. The time in between was full of family and friendship, but Cady could never get the man she fell in love with all those years ago out of her heart. Coert Yeager has learned to live without the girl who entered his life right when …More


The Handmaid's Tale
The Handmaid's Tale
By Atwood, Margaret
1988-06 - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
9780395404256 Check Our Catalog

In this multi-award-winning, bestselling novel, Margaret Atwood has created a stunning Orwellian vision of the near future. This is the story of Offred, one of the unfortunate "Handmaids" under the new social order who have only one purpose: to breed. In Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships, Offred's persistent memories of life in the "time before" …More


Orphan in America
Orphan in America
By Avery, Nanette L.
2014-08 - Createspace
9781495433405 Check Our Catalog

Bringing back to the twenty-first century an epic novel of substance and style, Orphan in America is a compelling fiction that follows three generations across vast distances and the impact of a dark and unfamiliar episode of America's past; the Orphan Train. Set in the 1800s, Orphan in America extends far beyond the genre of historical fiction. This odyssey begins with Alex, an innocent young …More


Little Broken Things
Little Broken Things
By Baart, Nicole
2017-11 - Atria Books
9781501133602 Check Our Catalog

"If you liked Big Little Lies, you'll want to crack open this new novel by Nicole Baart." --Southern Living
An engrossing and suspenseful novel for fans of Liane Moriarty and Amy Hatvany about an affluent suburban family whose carefully constructed facade starts to come apart with the unexpected arrival of an endangered young girl.
I have something for you. When …More


End Game
End Game
By Baldacci, David
2017-11 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455586608 Check Our Catalog

Number-one New York Times-bestselling author Baldacci returns with his most breathtaking thriller yet, as Will Robie and Jessica Reel, two of the most lethal people alive, must find the one man has always had their backs: their handler, code-named Blue Man. …More


End Game
End Game
By Baldacci, David
2017-11 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455586608 Check Our Catalog

Number-one New York Times-bestselling author Baldacci returns with his most breathtaking thriller yet, as Will Robie and Jessica Reel, two of the most lethal people alive, must find the one man has always had their backs: their handler, code-named Blue Man. …More


Someone to Wed
Someone to Wed
By Balogh, Mary
2017-11 - Berkley Books
9780399586064 Check Our Catalog

The Earl of Riverdale has died, and his young successor is approached with a bargain that might lead to love in the latest novel in the Westcott series from legendary New York Times-bestselling author Balogh. Original. …More


Mrs. Osmond
Mrs. Osmond
By Banville, John
2017-11 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780451493422 Check Our Catalog

From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea, a dazzling and audacious new novel that extends the story of Isabel Archer, the heroine of Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady, into unexpected territory.
Isabel Archer is a young American woman, swept off to Europe in the late nineteenth century by an aunt who hopes to round out the impetuous but naive girl's …More


The Story of Arthur Truluv
The Story of Arthur Truluv
By Berg, Elizabeth
2017-11 - Random House
9781400069903 Check Our Catalog

"I dare you to read this novel and not fall in love with Arthur Truluv. His story will make you laugh and cry, and will show you a love that never ends, and what it means to be truly human."--Fannie Flagg
An emotionally powerful novel about three people who each lose the one they love most, only to find second chances where they least expect them

"Fans
…More


The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017
By Adams, John Joseph
Editor Yu, Charles
2017-10 - Mariner Books
9780544973985 Check Our Catalog

"This volume showcases the nuanced, playful, ever-expanding definitions of the genre and celebrates its current renaissance." --Washington Post

Science fiction and fantasy can encompass so much, from far-future deep-space sagas to quiet contemporary tales to unreal kingdoms and beasts. But what the best of these stories do is the same across the genres--they illuminate the
…More


The Ghost of Christmas Past: A Molly Murphy Mystery
The Ghost of Christmas Past: A Molly Murphy Mystery
By Bowen, Rhys
2017-11 - Minotaur Books
9781250125729 Check Our Catalog


From Rhys Bowen, the author of In Farleigh Field, comes the next Molly Murphy mystery: The Ghost of Christmas Past.
Semi-retired private detective Molly Murphy Sullivan is suffering from depression after a miscarriage following her adventure in San Francisco during the earthquake of 1906. She and her husband, Daniel, are invited for Christmas at a mansion on the …More


Secrets of Cavendon
Secrets of Cavendon
By Bradford, Barbara Taylor
2017-11 - St. Martin's Press
9781250091451 Check Our Catalog


From #1 New York Times bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford, comes a striking, breathtaking saga featuring the aristocratic Inghams and the Swann family, who have loyally served them for generations.
It's the summer of 1949, and things have run smoothly at Cavendon Hall for years, with very few quarrels, dramas, or upsets between the two families. But since the end of World …More


Missing Persons: A Buddy Steel Mystery
Missing Persons: A Buddy Steel Mystery
By Brandman, Michael
2017-09 - Poisoned Pen Press
9781464208041 Check Our Catalog


MISSING PERSONS is the first book in the new Buddy Steel mystery series by New York Times best selling author, Michael Brandman.
Steel...smart, aggressive, ironic, spare and cynical...has been content working homicide at the LAPD until his father, the legendary Sheriff Burton Steel, falls ill with Lou Gehrig's disease. Sheriff Steel is headquartered in Freedom, a privileged …More


The Core: Book Five of the Demon Cycle
The Core: Book Five of the Demon Cycle
By Brett, Peter V.
2017-10 - Del Rey Books
9780345531506 Check Our Catalog

New York Times bestselling author Peter V. Brett brings one of the most imaginative fantasy sagas of the twenty-first century to an epic close.
For time out of mind, bloodthirsty demons have stalked the night, culling the human race to scattered remnants dependent on half-forgotten magics to protect them. Then two heroes arose--men as close as brothers, yet divided by bitter …More


Mrs. Jeffries and the Three Wise Women
Mrs. Jeffries and the Three Wise Women
By Brightwell, Emily
2017-10 - Berkley Books
9780399584220 Check Our Catalog

As the holidays approach, all is merry and bright for Inspector Witherspoon, Mrs. Jeffries, and the staff at Upper Edmonton Gardens...but murder knows no season.
MURDER UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR
Christopher Gilhaney isn't a popular man, and he proves why once again when he insults every guest at Abigail Chase's Guy Fawkes Night dinner party. When Gilhaney is shot dead under the …More


Long, Tall Cowboy Christmas
Long, Tall Cowboy Christmas
By Brown, Carolyn
2017-09 - Forever
9781455597475 Check Our Catalog

"This goes down like a cup of hot cocoa--warm and sweet." --Entertainment Weekly
A heartwarming holiday read from USA Today bestselling author Carolyn Brown
Nash Lamont is a man about as solitary as they come. That's exactly why ranch life in middle-of-nowhere Happy, Texas suits him. So what the heck is he doing letting a beautiful widow
…More


The Ghosts of Galway
The Ghosts of Galway
By Bruen, Ken
2017-11 - Mysterious Press
9780802127334 Check Our Catalog

From Ireland's most lyrical crime fiction writer comes the latest installment in his addictive series that pits perpetually falling Irish angel Jack Taylor against a dangerous band of heretics. …More


The City of Brass
The City of Brass
By Chakraborty, S. A.
2017-11 - Voyager
9780062678102 Check Our Catalog


"An extravagant feast of a book--spicy and bloody, dizzyingly magical, and still, somehow, utterly believable." -Laini Taylor, New York Times bestselling author of Strange the Dreamer
Step into The City of Brass, the spellbinding debut from S. A. Chakraborty, an imaginative alchemy of The Golem and the Jinni, The Grace of Kings, …More


The Midnight Line: A Jack Reacher Novel
The Midnight Line: A Jack Reacher Novel
By Child, Lee
2017-11 - Delacorte Press
9780399593482 Check Our Catalog

Number-one New York Times-bestselling author Child delivers a gripping new powerhouse thriller featuring Jack Reacher, "one of this century's most original, tantalizing pop-fiction heroes" (The Washington Post). …More


The Midnight Line: A Jack Reacher Novel
The Midnight Line: A Jack Reacher Novel
By Child, Lee
2017-11 - Delacorte Press
9780399593482 Check Our Catalog

Number-one New York Times-bestselling author Child delivers a gripping new powerhouse thriller featuring Jack Reacher, "one of this century's most original, tantalizing pop-fiction heroes" (The Washington Post). …More


Every Breath You Take
Every Breath You Take
By Clark, Mary Higgins
Author Burke, Alafair
2017-11 - Simon & Schuster
9781501171642 Check Our Catalog

"Queen of Suspense" Higgins Clark and New York Times-bestselling author Burke are back with the fourth book in their bestselling Under Suspicion series, which follows television producer's Laurie Moran investigation of the unsolved Met Gala murder. …More

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

What to read while waiting for...



The People vs. Alex Cross
The People vs. Alex Cross
By Patterson, James
2017-11 - Little Brown and Company
9780316273909 Check Our Catalog
The charges: explosive


Alex Cross has never been on the wrong side of the law-until now. Charged with gunning down followers of his nemesis Gary Soneji in cold blood, Cross is being turned into the poster child for trigger-happy cops who think they're above the law. Cross knows it was self-defense. But will a jury see it that way?

The evidence: shocking …More


Are you patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for that best seller?  Here are some suggestions.


The Body Box: A Cold Case Thriller
The Body Box: A Cold Case Thriller
By Abercrombie, Lynn
2005-12 - Pinnacle Books
9780786017270 Check Our Catalog
This first in a gripping new series introduces Mechelle Deakes, a hard-edged African-American detective assigned to Atlanta's Cold Case Unit, and her partner, Lieutenant Hank Gooch, who is determined to find a twisted serial killer no matter what the cost. Original. …More


Expecting to Die
Expecting to Die
By Jackson, Lisa
2016-12 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9781496705006 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: This is a good summer mystery "read." The plot takes place in Montana in a small town. Town members are caught up in a supposed sighting of "Big Foot." Couple this with several deaths which may or may not be attributed to "Big Foot," a group of uncooperative teenagers who are a big part of the criminal investigation leading the two investigating …More


Before It's Too Late
Before It's Too Late
By Driscoll, Sara
2017-09 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9781496704436 Check Our Catalog
In this powerful K-9 crime thriller, FBI Special Agent Meg Jennings and her trusted search-and-rescue Labrador, Hawk, must race against the clock before a diabolical killer strikes again…
Somewhere in the Washington, D.C., area, a woman lies helpless in a box. Beneath the earth. Barely breathing. Buried alive. In Quantico, the FBI receives a coded message from the woman's abductor. …More