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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 9    More Info  Borrow
By Jeff Kinney. From Amulet Books.
 (223 reviews)  Amazon rank #2
Greg Heffley and his family hit the road in author-illustrator Jeff Kinney's latest installment of the phenomenal bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

Revival: A Novel    More Info  Borrow
By Stephen King. From Scribner.
 (293 reviews)  Amazon rank #9
A dark and electrifying novel about addiction, fanaticism, and what might exist on the other side of life.

In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs—including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire.

The Book with No Pictures    More Info  Borrow
By B.J. Novak. From Dial.
 (315 reviews)  Amazon rank #10
This innovative and wildly funny read-aloud by award-winning humorist/actor B. J. Novak will turn any reader into a comedian.

You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here’s how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say . . .

Captivated By You (A Crossfire Novel)    More Info  Borrow
By Sylvia Day. From Berkley Trade.
 (330 reviews)  Amazon rank #15
Gideon calls me his angel, but he’s the miracle in my life. My gorgeous, wounded warrior, so determined to slay my demons while refusing to face his own.

The vows we'd exchanged should have bound us tighter than blood and flesh. Instead they opened old wounds, exposed pain and insecurities, and lured bitter enemies out of the shadows. I felt him slipping from my grasp, my greatest fears becoming my reality, my love tested in ways I wasn’t sure I was strong enough to bear.

Basic Survival Class

We welcome Craig from NatureReliance.org for our first class in wilderness training! This class is about Basic Survival! No previous experience is necessary. All ages are welcome, no registration required. 

Event Time: 

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm


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Maleficent [Blu-ray]    More Info  Borrow
From Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.
Amazon rank #5
MALEFICENT explores the untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the classic SLEEPING BEAUTY and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king's newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy.

Planes Fire and Rescue (2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack)    More Info  Borrow
From Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.
Amazon rank #12
World-famous air racer Dusty joins forces with a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft in a comedy adventure. Together, the fearless team battles a wildfire at Piston Peak National Park, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero.
Flesh and Blood: A Scarpetta Novel    More Info  Borrow
By Patricia Cornwell. From William Morrow.
 (20 reviews)  Amazon rank #69
#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell delivers the next enthralling thriller in her high-stakes series starring Kay Scarpetta—a complex tale involving a serial sniper who strikes chillingly close to the forensic sleuth herself.

It’s Dr. Kay Scarpetta’s birthday, and she’s about to head to Miami for a vacation with Benton Wesley, her FBI profiler husband, when she notices seven pennies on a wall behind their Cambridge house. Is this a kids’ game? If so, why are all of the coins dated 1981 and so shiny they could be newly minted?

Prince Lestat: The Vampire Chronicles    More Info  Borrow
By Anne Rice. From Knopf.
 (202 reviews)  Amazon rank #78
A stunning departure, a surprising and compelling return…From Anne Rice, perennial best seller, single-handed reinventor of the vampire cosmology-a new, exhilarating novel, a deepening of her vampire mythology, and a chillingly hypnotic mystery-thriller.

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Begin Again    More Info  Borrow
Amazon rank #149
British songwriter Gretta is adrift in Manhattan after getting dumped by her philandering rock star boyfriend. While playing at an open mic night at a local bar, she is discovered by struggling music producer Dan. Sensing her songwriting potential, Dan pushes Gretta to sign with him and record an ambitious outdoors album all across the city.

"The film's quiet pleasures creep up on you."
--Hollywood Reporter

You Can't Make This Stuff Up: Life-Changing Lessons from Heaven    More Info  Borrow
By Theresa Caputo. From Atria Books.
 (13 reviews)  Amazon rank #966

For fans of TLC’s Long Island Medium and anyone interested in the big questions of life, death, and finding out what’s important in between, New York Times bestselling author and medium Theresa Caputo shares the insights and lessons she’s learned through her exceptional gift of communicating with the dead.

In her first book, There’s More to Life Than This, Theresa shared how she discovered her gift and her many encounters with Spirit.

Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living    More Info  Borrow
By Nick Offerman. From NAL Trade.
 (569 reviews)  Amazon rank #1,830
When it comes to growing a robust mustache, masticating red meat, building a chair, or wooing a woman, who better to educate you than the always charming, always manly Nick Offerman, best known as Parks and Recreation’s Ron Swanson? Combining his trademark comic voice and very real expertise in carpentry, Paddle Your Own Canoe features tales from Offerman’s childhood (born, literally, in the middle of an Illinois cornfield) to his theater days in Chicago to the, frankly, magnificent seduction of his wife, Megan Mullally.
Good People    More Info  Borrow
From Millennium.
Amazon rank #3,661
A young American couple (James Franco and Kate Hudson) falls into severe debt while renovating a home in London. When they discover that the tenant in the apartment below them was murdered and left $400,000 cash stashed in the ceiling, the couple thinks all of their problems are solved…but that's when very bad things start happening to good people.

HCPL Update:


Henry County Public Library Board of Trustees


Meeting Date Change


The Board of Trustees usually meets on the fourth Thursday of every month. During the month of November this falls on the Thanksgiving holiday.  The Board of Trustees will instead meet on Friday, November 21st at 5pm in the Community Meeting Room at the Library.  

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