Beach Read

The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand
Heading to the beach? Swing by the Community Library and pick up a great book to read while you soak up the sun! Why not try The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand?

Madeline King and Grace Pancik are best friends and the envy of Nantucket for their perfect marriages, their beautiful kids, their Sunday night double dates with their devoted husbands. But this summer, somethings changed, and if there's anything Nantucket likes better than cocktails on the beach at sunset, it's a good rumor. (Publisher Summary)

"Best-selling Hilderbrand (The Beach Club; The Castaways) has become synonymous with the perfect summer beach read, and The Rumor should find its way into many beach bags this summer. Readers will be hooked as they get a glimpse into the messy lives of the beautiful people who only seem to have it all on this island." (LJ Express Reviews)

Join the Book Discussion

The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum
Join the Community Library's book club on July 20th (between 2PM and 4PM) for a lively discussion of The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum!

Registration is open, click here to reserve your seat today! 

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Ghost Hunters chronicles the dramatic story of New York City's first forensic scientists to describe Jazz Age poisoning cases, including a family's inexplicable balding, Barnum and Bailey's Blue Man and the crumbling bones of factory workers. (Publisher Summary)

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

The House We Grew Up In

The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell
When their picture-perfect Cotswold village family life with a perpetually young father and hippy mother is shattered by a tragic Easter weekend, four siblings pursue separate adult lives before a reunion reveals astonishing truths. 

Delving deeply into the hearts and minds of its characters, The House We Grew Up In is the gripping story of a family’s desire to restore long-forgotten peace and to unearth the many secrets hidden within the nooks and crannies of home.

By the author of Before I Met You.

"Though Jewell's novels masquerade as breezy, they are unpredictable and emotionally complex. Jewell, a wry observer of human folly, delivers with this latest tale of loneliness and the lure of beautiful things." Kirkus Reviews

Amazon's June Spotlight is on...

Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg
Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg!

Meet Mazie Phillips: big-hearted and bawdy, she's the truth-telling proprietress of The Venice, the famed New York City movie theater. It's the Jazz Age, with romance and booze aplenty--even when Prohibition kicks in--and Mazie never turns down a night on the town. But her high spirits mask a childhood rooted in poverty, and her diary, always close at hand, holds her dearest secrets.

When the Great Depression hits, Mazie's life is on the brink of transformation. Addicts and bums roam the Bowery; homelessness is rampant. If Mazie won't help them, then who? When she opens the doors of The Venice to those in need, this ticket taking, fun-time girl becomes the beating heart of the Lower East Side, and in defining one neighborhood helps define the city.

Then, more than ninety years after Mazie began her diary, it's discovered by a documentarian in search of a good story. Who was Mazie Phillips, really? A chorus of voices from the past and present fill in some of the mysterious blanks of her adventurous life. (Publisher Summary)

2015 Summer Reading Club Registration Begins Today!

Today is the first day that patrons are able to register for the Adult Summer Reading Club! Come on down to the Community Library or click here to sign up! You will receive an incentive tote bag and an ice cream sandwich (on Thursday, June 25th only, while supplies last) just for enrolling!

For every book that you read or listen to, you will receive a raffle for a chance to win a prize!

Questions? Call 631-399-1511 x240 for more information.

Fifty Shades is Baaaaack, Place Your Hold Today!

Grey by E L James
See the world of Fifty Shades of Grey anew through the eyes of Christian Grey.

Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty—until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through him—past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christian’s cold, wounded heart.

Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark sexual desires, his compulsion to control, and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him? (Publisher Summary)

Library Reads announces the top books to be published in July...

that librarians across the country love! Check out these highly regarded books that will be available at the Community Library soon - place your hold today!

Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain

Kiss Me by Susan Mallery

Second Chance Summery by Jill Shalvis

Speaking in Bones by Kathy Reichs

Those Girls by Lauren Saft

Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans

Love Lies Beneath by Ellen Hopkins

Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
When Lars Thorvald’s wife, Cynthia, falls in love with wine — and a dashing sommelier — he’s left to raise their baby, Eva, on his own. (Publisher Summary)

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
Raised by her father and the Kipsigis tribe in 1920s Kenya, Beryl endures painful losses before entering a passionate love triangle and discovering her unconventional true calling. By the New York Times best-selling author of The Paris Wife(Publisher Summary)

Kiss Me by Susan Mallery
Loner cowboy Zane Nicholson has been persuaded to take tourists on a cattle drive, where he meets Phoebe Kitzke, a city girl who knows nothing about ranching but might be the one woman who has a chance at capturing his heart. (Publisher Summary)

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
When her overscheduled but happy life is shattered by devastating news about her father, Taylor and her family share a final summer together at a rustic lake house where they reconnect with old friends and each other. By the author of Amy & Roger's Epic Detour. (Publisher Summary)

Speaking in Bones by Kathy Reichs
When an online detective offers a possible lead in an unsolved case, Tempe's ensuing investigation reveals the activities of a cult that practices ritual sacrifices tied to a famous unexplained light phenomenon. (Publisher Summary)

Those Girls by Lauren Saft
Eleventh grade turns out to be momentous for long-time best friends Alex, Mollie, and Veronica, as the secrets they are keeping from each other about boyfriends, eating disorders, and more begin to undermine their relationships. (Publisher Summary)

Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid
From the acclaimed author of Forever, Interrupted and After I Do comes a breathtaking new novel about a young woman whose fate hinges on the choice she makes after bumping into an old flame; in alternating chapters, we see two possible scenarios unfold—with stunningly different results. (Publisher Summary)

Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans
A precocious orphan evacuee and a debt-ridden widow con artist forge an unlikely alliance and take advantage of unscrupulous money-making opportunities in the bombed suburbs of World War II England. (Publisher Summary)

Love Lies Beneath by Ellen Hopkins
Swept off her feet by a handsome surgeon, a wealthy divorcâee manages upheavals in the affairs of her loved ones while becoming increasingly alarmed by threatening messages and her paramour's violent temper. (Publisher Summary)

Good and Cheap by Leanne Brown
A perfect and irresistible idea: A cookbook filled with delicious, healthful recipes created for everyone on a tight budget—and a cookbook with a strong charitable component: With every copy of Good and Cheap purchased, a second copy will be given to a person or family in need. (Publisher Summary)

Debut Novel: the Silver Swan

The Silver Swan by Elena Delbanco
A debut novel about a daughter grappling with the legacy of her famous and imposing cellist father, the secrets he has hidden from her, and the fate of his great Stradivarius cello.

Alexander Feldmann is a revered and sought-after performer whose prodigious talent, striking good looks and worldly charm prove irresistible to all who hear and encounter him. After years of searching, he acquires a glorious cello, the Silver Swan, a rare Stradivarius masterpiece long lost to the world of music.

Mariana is Alexander’s only child and the maestro has large ambitions for her. By the age of nineteen she emerges as a star cellist in her own right, and is seen as the inheritor of her father's genius. There are whispers that her career might well outpace his. Mariana believes the Silver Swan will one day be hers, until a stunning secret from her father’s past entwines her fate and that of the Silver Swan in ways she could never have imagined. (Publisher Summary)

The Wild Oats Project

The Wild Oats Project by Robin Rinaldi
What if for just one year you let desire call the shots?

The project was simple: Robin Rinaldi, a successful magazine journalist, would move into a San Francisco apartment, join a dating site, and get laid. Never mind that she already owned a beautiful flat a few blocks away, that she was forty-four, or that she was married to a man she'd been in love with for eighteen years. What followed-a year of abandon, heartbreak, and unexpected revelation-is the topic of this riveting memoir,The Wild Oats Project.

At a time when the bestseller lists are topped by books about eroticism and the shifting roles of women, this brave, brutally honest memoir explores how our sexuality defines us, how it relates to maternal longing, and how we must walk the line between loving others and staying true to ourselves. Like the most searing memoirs, The Wild Oats Project challenges our sensibilities, yielding truths that we all can recognize but that few would dare write down. (Publisher Summary)

Top Ten

Thanks to, here are this week's top ten book club picks (from June 15th -June 22nd)!

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simison

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

#1 - The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

#2 - All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

#3 - The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

#4 - Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

#5 - Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

#6 - The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

#7 - The Rosie Project by Graeme Simison

#8 - The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

#9 - Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

#10 - Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

Memoirs in the Media

Check out these memoirs that were recently featured in the media!
Loving Natalee: a Mother's Testament of Hope and Faith by Beth Holloway with Sunny Tillman

My Organic Life: How a Pioneering Chef Helped Shape the Way We Eat Today by Nora Pouillon; with Laura Fraser

Primates of Park Avenue by Wednesday Martin, Ph.D.

Loving Natalee: a Mother's Testament of Hope and Faith by Beth Holloway with Sunny Tillman
The author describes her reaction to the disappearance of her daughter, Natalee, in Aruba during a high school class trip, the search for Natalee, and the hope and faith that have sustained her during her daughter's continued disappearance. (Publisher Summary)
Spanning the last 40 years of our culinary history, the natural foods pioneer and founder of Restaurant Nora, America's first certified organic restaurant, shares her mission, after moving to the United States in the 1960s, to change our relationship with what we eat by bringing organic foods to the American table. (Publisher Summary)

Primates of Park Avenue: a Memoir by Wednesday Martin, Ph.D.
The author, a professional anthropologist, compares the behavior of the wealthy mothers of the Upper East Side in New York City that she lived among to primate social behavior, with its rules and rituals about dominance, display, hierarchy, mating practices, physical adornment, and anxiety. (Publisher Summary)

Big Library Read

Eyes on You by Kate White
Join the first ever "global eBook club" by reading (or listening to) Eyes on You by Kate White! Connect with readers all over the world who are all reading the same book at the same time!

How it works
Thanks to a partnership between OverDrive and HarperCollins, between June 9th and June 23rd, Eyes on You will immediately be available on OverDrive to all patrons with a valid library card.

An up-and-coming media sensation, television host Robin Trainer is targeted by a vicious enemy, with whom she may work every day, and who will stop at nothing—not even murder—to make sure that she loses everything that matters to her, including her life. (Publisher Summary)

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Librarian Picks

Browse our "Librarian Picks" bookshelves, where every book has been thoughtfully selected by one of our librarians. This month's picks feature the following:
The Great Escape by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Once an Eagle by Anton Myrer; foreword by Carlo D'Este

The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak

The Great Escape by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
In this hilariously heartwarming sequel to Call Me Irresistible, Lucy Jorik, the daughter of the former president of the U.S., jilts her soon-to-be husband at the altar and makes a run for it on the back of a stranger's motorcycle, finally embarking on the adventure she has been waiting for. (Publisher Summary)

Once an Eagle by Anton Myrer; foreword by Carlo D'Este
The conflict in outlook and strategy between Courtney Massengale, a commissioned officer, and Sam Damon, who has risen through the ranks, is traced throughout the two world wars. (Publisher Summary)

The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak
Traces the parallel stories of unhappily married professional reader Ella Rubinstein's fascination with the story of Shams of Tabriz and the 13th-century transformation of Rumi into a mystic and poet. (Publisher Summary)

Street Lit

Check out our Street Lit display located on the lower level of the library - you will find these books, plus others!
The Lies We Tell for Love by Mz. Robinson

Between Friends by D.L.Sparks

I'll Be Your Everything by J.J.Murray

When Truth is Gangsta by Tecori Sheldon

The Lies We Tell for Love by Mz. Robinson
Both Damon and his wife Olivia try to keep their marriage together by hiding their past and some of their true feelings, but when Olivia finds herself attracted to a mysterious stranger unexpected revelations threaten everything. (Publisher Summary)

Between Friends by D.L. Sparks 
When his latest case brings him back home to Atlanta, DEA agent Orlando "Trip" Spencer III, while trying to stop the senseless slaughters on the streets of the Dirty South, confronts his old friend Aaron "Ace" Moore, a police officer who, playing by his own rules, is threatened by Trip's investigation. (Publisher Summary)

I'll Be Your Everything by J.J. Murray 
Tired of being taken advantage of by her boss Corinne, Shari Nance, posing as Corinne, takes on a major account to prove who's the real talent and goes up against a rival agency's top executive, who just so happens to be Corrine's boyfriend. (Publisher Summary)

When Truth is Gangsta by Tecori Sheldon
Haunted by memories of his parents' death years earlier, Walter assembles a crew of young guns to seize control of the streets of Detroit from a conglomerate of drug czars, an effort that is challenged by a crazed killer. (Publisher Summary)

Sunday, June 14th is Flag Day

Proudly raise your American flag and check out our display located on the main floor of the library to celebrate Flag Day!
Betsy Ross and the Making of America by Marla R. Miller

Songs Sung Red, White, and Blue: the Stories Behind America's Best-Loved Patriotic Songs by Ace Collins

A Patriot's Handbook by Caroline Kennedy

A portrait of the iconic Revolutionary War figure draws on new sources to describe the fabled creation of the first flag while reconstructing her true life behind her seamstress legend and offering insight into the roles of period artisan families. (Publisher Summary)

Documents the history behind thirty-five of America's most popular and famous patriotic songs, describing the events and people that contributed to such pieces as "Taps," "The Star-Spangled Banner," and "Yankee Doodle." (Publisher Summary)

A Patriot's Handbook by Caroline Kennedy 
Presents a selection of patriotic speeches, poems, song lyrics, and historical documents, including the Bill of Rights, the U.S. Constitution, the Pledge of Allegiance, and other writings emblematic of American pride and spirit. (Publisher Summary)

New Titles on 'The New York Times' Best Sellers List

Here are the hardcover fiction titles that are new to The New York Times Best Sellers list. These titles will be listed in the June 14, 2015 issue of The New York Times Book Review.
The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi

Radiant Angel by Nelson DeMille

Piranha by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

Make Something Up by Chuck Palahniuk

The Water Knife by  Paolo Bacigalupi
Working as an enforcer for a corrupt developer, Angel Velasquez teams up with a hardened journalist and a street-smart Texan to investigate rumors of California's imminent monopoly on limited water supplies. By the National Book Award-finalist author of The Windup Girl. (Publisher Summary)

Radiant Angel by Nelson DeMille
Taking a job with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group after a showdown with "The Panther," Corey realizes that America has unknowingly entered a second Cold War era with a newly resurgent Russia. (Publisher Summary)

Piranha by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison
Covertly recreating the 1902 sinking of a ship on which a German scientist was on the brink of an astonishing breakthrough, Juan Cabrillo and his team are targeted by an assassin before learning that a traitorous weapons designer has finished the scientist's work. (Publisher Summary)

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
Addie Moore and Louis Waters, a widow and widower each living alone, forge a loving bond over their shared loneliness, provoking local gossip and the disapproval of their grown children in ways that are further complicated by an extended visit by a sad young grandchild. (Publisher Summary)

Make Something Up by Chuck Palahniuk
A compilation of twenty-one stories and one novella includes both previously published and original pieces, including "Zombies," "Knock, Knock" and "Tunnel of Love." (Publisher Summary)

View the Black Mass Official Movie Trailer Below

Black Mass: Whitey Bulger, the FBI, and a Devil's Deal by Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill
Based on the popular true crime novel, Black MassWhitey Bulger, the FBI, and a Devil's Deal by Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill is set to release in the fall, Black Mass, starring Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf is sure to please all fans of true crime. Check out the official movie trailer below and don't forget to add the book to your summer reading list!

Cultured Beach Read

The Rocks by Peter Nichols
Set against dramatic Mediterranean Sea views and lush olive groves, The Rocks opens with a confrontation and a secret: What was the mysterious, catastrophic event that drove two honeymooners apart so suddenly and absolutely in 1948 that they never spoke again despite living on the same island for sixty more years? And how did their history shape the Romeo and Juliet–like romance of their (unrelated) children decades later? 

Centered around a popular seaside resort club and its community, The Rocks is a double love story that begins with a mystery, then moves backward in time, era by era, to unravel what really happened decades earlier. (Publisher Summary)

"With its large cast of eccentrics and their ever-shifting relationships, The Rocks feels a bit like the literary equivalent of a good Netflix binge: a guilty pleasure well-crafted enough that you don’t actually have to feel guilty about it." BookPage Reviews

California Here We Come...

Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave
Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave

A breakout novel from an author who “positively shines with wisdom and intelligence” (Jonathan Tropper, This Is Where I leave You).

There are secrets you share, and secrets you hide…

Growing up on her family’s Sonoma vineyard, Georgia Ford learned some important secrets. The secret number of grapes it takes to make a bottle of wine: eight hundred. The secret ingredient in her mother’s lasagna: chocolate. The secret behind ending a fight: hold hands.

But just a week before her wedding, thirty-year-old Georgia discovers her beloved fiancé has been keeping a secret so explosive, it will change their lives forever. (Publisher Summary)

Lowcountry Summer Series

The third and final book in the Lowcountry Summer Series by Mary Alice Monroe has been released! Sink into summer by reading about sisters Carson, Eudora and Harper and their stay at their family estate on Sullivan's Island. 

The Summer Girls by Mary Alice Monroe

The Summer Wind by Mary Alice Monroe

The Summer's End by Mary Alice Monroe

Summoned by their grandmother to a historic family home on Sullivan's Island, estranged sisters Carson, Eudora, and Harper share a summer of healing and forgiveness while exploring the tenacious complexities of sisterhood and friendship. (Publisher Summary)

Raising her autistic child alone after being abandoned by her husband, Dora, who for years played the role of a perfect wife in a loveless marriage, spends a stormy summer of healing and self-discovery with her half-sisters and grandmother. (Publisher Summary)

A conclusion to the trilogy that includes The Summer Wind finds Mamaw and the three sisters confronting loss and transition after realizing that they will have to sell their beloved Sullivan's Island estate. (Publisher Summary)