Victoria Horst.

Victoria Horst.

The Tifton-Tift County Library will be closed on Dec. 24-26 for Christmas. Make sure you have enough books and other materials to last you through the holidays! A day without reading is like a day without sunshine!

Look for Big Green during Hometown Holidays!

Community Storytime is every Thursday. We are open at 10 a.m. for the younger set (from 2-5 years old) and their grownups.  

Other events this month for the young ones.

Santa’s Workshop, Monday, Dec. 23 from 2-5 p.m.

Polar Express: Friday, Dec. 20 at 2:30 p.m.

Santa Storytime: Thursday, Dec. 19 at 10 a.m. as part of the regularly scheduled Community Storytime. (Bring your cameras to this one.)

Programming for Young Adults happens on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5-7 p.m. For details on what is being offered on a particular day check the Google calendar or sign up for our e-newsletter, delivered fresh to your email address every Monday afternoon.

Consider subscribing to our e-newsletter, liking us on Facebook or checking the Google calendar attached to our webpage (tiftonlibrary.org). You can always call the library at 386-7148 for more information as well.

What’s new to read?

 When I think of Stan Lee, I think of comic books. So, a novel is a bit of a surprise (dead people write books all the time, so that was not a surprise). “A Trick of the Light” is written with Kat Rosenfield with a plot that seems to come straight out of the best of the comics. Nia is a desperately lonely hacker, with millions of friends online but no real friends at all. Cameron, the YouTube fame seeker, suddenly has the ability to manipulate computers with his mind after being struck by lightning. After a chance meeting online, Nia and Cameron form a dynamic duo worthy of the Marvel universe.

Raymond Khoury has produced “Empire of Lies,” a novel set in an alternate history. (Hint—the Ottoman Empire is alive and well.)

Moving from alternative history to full blown epic fantasy, Jenn Lyons, an Atlanta resident, has written “The Name of All Things.” This is the second book in the “A Chorus of Dragons” series and continues the story of Kihrin D’Mon, a man who just cannot stay out of trouble. All he is trying to do is help Janell and now there are dragons and wizards and secret rebellions to contend with. This book has been highly recommended on Goodreads and Amazon.

“Where the Light Enters” is Sara Donati’s new novel set in Victoria New York City. Two female physicians, who are also cousins, are asked to help investigate two murders. If you love historical fiction and medical mysteries, this one is recommended.

If you watch the library Facebook page, you may notice posts from Atlas Obscura, a travel site that specializes in little known, but very interesting, trivia. Their second book is out, entitled “Atlas Obscura, the Second Edition” and is the brainchild of Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton.

Interested in doing something different for a holiday party? Check out Angel Adoree’s new book “The Vintage Sweets Book.” Full of old fashion sweets (have you ever made marshmallows? They are worth the effort.), cocktails and decorating ideas, you will be able to entertain your guests (or yourself) with vintage flair. Warning – you will need a scale and a good candy thermometer for these recipes as well as the usual volume measurements.

The new biography of Alexander the Great by Anthony Everitt unsurprisingly reads much like a novel. When your subject is more than 2,000 years old, there are few fresh sources to consult and lots of gaps in the narrative. But, if you love ancient history, stories of war and conquest and larger than life characters, “Alexander the Great: His Life and His Mysterious Death” fits the bill.

Robyn Crawford was Whitney Houston’s friend for more than 30 years and has written a book to honor their relationship. “A Song for You: My Life With Whitney Houston” is currently on the Amazon best sellers list.

Moved by his mother’s death and his Irish Catholic family’s complicated relationship with the church, Timothy Egan decides to do what many people have done over the eons. He goes on a pilgrimage. The Via Francigena, from Canterbury to Rome, is 1,000 miles over mountains, across international borders and flakey WiFi. A travel book with spiritual overtones, written by a Pulitzer Prize winning author, “A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome In Search of a Faith” is one of Oprah’s Must-Read Books of Fall 2019.

Did you know?

We are updating our Bestseller’s Lists. If you have a favorite author and always want to put the newest book on hold, but are finding it a pain to keep track of it and everything else in your life, let us do it for you! Fill out a form next time you are in the building and we will take care of the rest.

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