Quote of the Month

Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect. ~Oren Arnold

Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. ~Calvin Coolidge, 1927

What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace. ~Agnes M. Pahro

For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas. Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home. ~W.J. Ronald Tucker

Christmas brings enormous electric bills.  Candles are used for Hanukkah.  Not only are we spared enormous electric bills, but we get to feel good about not contributing to the energy crisis.  ~KOACH Humor, “Holiday Distinctions Finally Explained”

Now, near the Winter Solstice, it is good to light candles.  All the nice meanings of bringing light to the world can be beautiful.  But perhaps we are concentrating on lighting the world because we don’t know how to light up our own lives.  ~Ralph Levy, “Hanukkah – Another View”


Activities and Events

Wednesday, December 7
Pearl Harbor Day

Thursday, December 8
Preschool Storytime – 10:00 a.m.

Thursday, December 15
NCKLS Book Van

Wednesday, December 21
Winter Begins

Saturday, December 24
Christmas Eve – LIBRARY CLOSED

Sunday, December 25
Christmas Day

Saturday, December 31


Recent Acquisitions

Adult fiction:
“The First Hostage” by Joel Rosenberg
“Pharaoh” by Wilbur Smith

Large print adult fiction:
“Escape Clause” by John Sanford
“The Obsidian Chamber” by Preston & Child
“The Trespasser” by Tana French
“Two by Two” by Nicholas Sparks
“The Whistler” by John Grisham
“Without Mercy” by Jefferson Bass
“Chaos” by Patricia Cornwell
“The Mistletoe Murder” by P. D. James
“Night School” by Lee Child
“No Man’s Land” by David Baldacci

Adult non-fiction:
“Where to Go When: the Americas”
“Cake Decorating”

Young adult fiction:
“Heartless” by Marissa Meyer

Juvenile fiction:
“Aim” by Joyce Hostetter
“Dog’s Best Friend” by James Patterson

Juvenile non-fiction:
“365 Things to Do with Lego Bricks” by Simon Hugo
“How to Play Chess”

Picture book:
“The Christmas Fox” by Anik McGrory
“Kansas and the Crow’ by J. S. Friedman