What’s new at Ventnor Library

The summer reading challenge has started. Have your kids signed up?

Summer reading challenge

Thanks to Tess for this update from Ventnor Library. Ed

The children’s 2013 Summer Reading Challenge has started and there are lots of other free events for children happening at the Library – checkout the posters around the town and in the Library.

The first is the “Creepy House Crawlies” workshop Saturday 27th from 2-4pm.

The library is also hosting a new exhibition of photographs by the Niton and District Camera Club.

New titles
Here’s a brief selection of new titles at Ventnor Library in the last week.

Identity Thief – “..she’s having the time of his life..” from the director of Horrible Bosses

Laurell K HAMILTON, Affliction – an Anita Blake, vampire hunter novel
Karin SLAUGHTER, Criminal – the past will always find you – thriller
Lizzie LANE, Coronation Wives – a new Queen a new beginning? – family saga novel
Steven DUNNE, The Unquiet Grave – even the dead need answers – crime novel
James PATTERSON & David ELLIS, Guilty Wives – the holiday of a lifetime becomes a fight for survival – thriller
Kerry HUDSON, Tony Hogan Bought me an Ice-Cream Flat before he Stole my Ma – shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award 2012
Lily BAXTER, The Shopkeeper’s Daughter – in a time of war, should her family come first?
Rhiannon HELD, Tarnished – the sequel to Silver – occult novel
Kate GRIFFIN, Stray Souls – one missing soul, one apprentice Shaman, one hell of a mess – fantasy novel
Christie GOLDEN, Flashpoint – Starcraft series, science fiction novel
Mark HADDON, The Red House – two families, seven days, one house
Georgette HEYER, Regency Buck – historical romance
Robert GODDARD, The Ways of the World – Paris 1919 the battle for peace begins
Harry BILLINGHAM, Love Story with Murders – death with bring them together – crime
Chitra Banerjee DIVAKARUNI, The Vine Desire – from the author of Mistress of Spices
Kevin POWERS, The Yellow Birds – Winner of the Guardian First Book Award
Stefan KIESBYE, Your House is on Fire – occult
John GRISHAM, The Racketeer – he was betrayed by the FBI now he wants revenge
Henriette GYLAND, The Elephant Girl – thriller
Melissa MARR, The Arrivals
Alexis M SMITH, Glaciers – a story about longing
Dawn FRENCH, Oh Dear Silva – side-splitting, darkly humorous
Jane LOVERING, Hubble Bubble – be careful what you wish for – fantasy novel
Owen SHEERS, Pink Mist – as heard on BBC Radio 4
Jeffery DEAVER, The Kill Room – they order, he kills – a Lincoln Rhyme thriller

Graphic novels
Alan ROBERT, Kill GY
Garth ENNIS & Steve DILLON, Preacher, Book One
Greg RUCKA, Punisher War Zone

Non fiction
Desmond MORRIS, Monkey – animal series
James CRACKNELL and Beverly TURNER , Touching Distance – autobiography of James Cracknell
Sinclair McKAY, The Secret Listeners – men and women posted across the world to intercept the German codes for Bletchley Park
Simon G POWELL, Darwin’s Unfinished Business: The Self-Organizing Intelligence of Nature
Tina CAMPANELLA, Sarah Millican – biography of the funniest woman in Britain
James GARVEY & Jeremy STRANGROOM, The Story of Philosophy: a history of western thought
Dr Bernard VALMAN, When Your Child is Ill: A Home Guide for Parents
Gino D’ACAMPO, Gino’s Pasta – everything you need to cook the Italian way
Valentina D’ EFILIPPO & James BALL, The Infographic History of the World

Wendy MEDDOUR, Wendy Quill is a Crocodile’s Bottom – a funny book

Other activities
Wednesdays 2-4pm The Woolly Minded Craft Group – not just knitting! Checkout the new beach project!

Thursday 9am-12pm – 9am-5pm the Jobsearchers drop in sessions – for those needing help with online applications, jobseeking and general advice on how to get a job. Manned by local volunteers with experience of the job market.

Reading Group – meets on a Wednesday once a month – come and share your thoughts on our next book – Des Dillon’s My Epileptic Lurcher – next meeting 7th August at 6pm

RhymeTime – Fridays at 11am for babies and toddlers and those they care to bring with them!

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Monday, 15th July, 2013 10:35am


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