February 27, 2014
Failed academic Frank Nichols and his soon to be wife move to rural Georgia, where he plans to write a history of his family’s old plantation and the horrors that occurred there. At first,the townspeople are charming and quaint, life is quiet and relaxed. But soon Frank is haunted by dreams of his time in the war and then a walk in the woods changes everything leaving him questioning his own sanity and fearing for his life.
Please join us onWednesday, March 12th at 7pm for our monthly meeting of the Horror Book Club where we will be discussing, Those Across the River by Christopher Buehlman. We meet in the 2nd floor boardroom and goodies will be provided. If you are interested, just stop by our third floor desk or call 630-685-4173 for more information.
February 8, 2014
Do you like to read books by Philippa Gregory and are looking for a new author to read? The Pinnacle Library System owns several books by a variety of authors you might enjoy but not be familiar with. Listed below are a several of the authors along with some of the titles Fountaindale owns:
The Forbidden Queen
by Anne O’Brien
The Boleyn Wife
by Brandy Purdy
Daughter of York
by Anne Easter Smith
Roses Have Thorns
by Sandra Byrd
The Forgotten Queen
by DL Bogdan
I, Jane: In the Court of Henry VIII
by Diane Haeger
Secrets of the Tudor Court: At the Kings Pleasure
by Kate Emerson
The Memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots
by Carolly Erickson
The Confessions of Catherine de Medici
by CW Gortner
January 23, 2014
Boston DA Will Sullivan has big dreams. Until his daughter Sydney becomes seriously ill. Now he and his wife Joanna are willing to do anything to save their daughter’s life. But at Briarwood Medical Center, nothing is as it seems. Patients on the brink of death are not only surviving but thriving, while others wither away… When Sydney’s health miraculously improves, Will suspects something is very wrong. Did his wife pay the price to save their daughter? Now Will must face a powerful, unknown evil before he loses…everything.
Please join the February meeting of the Horror Book Club when we discuss The Price by Alexandra Sokoloff. We meet on Wednesday Feb. 12th in our Board Room at 7pm. Copies of the book are available at our third floor reference desk or call 630-685-4173. Treats will be provided.
January 9, 2014
Don’t have your own e-reader? No problem! The library now has Nooks available for checkout! Titles on the adult Nooks include classics and current best-sellers, so you’re sure to find your next great read!
How do you check out a Nook, you ask?
It only takes 3 easy steps!
1. You must have a Fountaindale Public Library District card in good standing.
2. SMILE! Have your picture taken at the 1st Floor Information Desk and added to your account, if you haven’t done so already.
3.Read and sign a waiver at the 3rd floor service desk that outlines the rules for checking out a Nook. You’ll have an extra copy to keep for yourself (Note: To check out a Nook for a child or teen, see the Children’s or Vortex desks for waivers to be signed by child/teen and parent or guardian).
You’re now ready to check out a Nook! If this is your first time using one, the librarian at the 3rd floor service desk would be happy to show you how to use it. Because they have been so popular, they might all be checked out when you visit us. If that’s the case, you can ask the librarian to place one on hold for you and we will contact you when it is available for pick up! Just be sure to get the dummy case from the 1st floor hold shelf and bring that upstairs to swap for the real Nook.
December 28, 2013
Writer Travis Glasgow and his wife buy their first house in the seemingly idyllic western Maryland town of Westlake. At first, everything seems great—from the beautiful lake behind the house to the rebirth of the friendship between Travis and his brother, Adam, who lives nearby. Travis also begins to overcome the darkness of his childhood and the guilt he’s harbored since his younger brother’s death. Soon, though, strange things start to happen. Noises wake Travis at night, things move around with no one touching them… Strangest of all is the bizarre set of wooden stairs that rises cryptically out of the lake behind the house. Travis is drawn to the structure, but the more he investigates, the more he uncovers the house’s violent and tragic past, and learns that some secrets cannot be buried forever.
Please join us in our board room on Wednesday, January 8th at 7pm for our monthly meeting of the Horror Book Club when we will discuss Floating Staircase by Ronald Malfi. Copies of the book are available at the third floor desk. Goodies will be provided. If you have any questions, please call 630-685-4173.
December 1, 2013
After the Mayor of Chicago is eaten on live television, three very different people band together to fight for their lives and their community against the newly risen. But there are other enemies out there that are just as bad or maybe even worse than the zombies… Bodies buried or dumped in Lake Michigan begin to surface (or I should say walk?). Betrayal, kidnapping, murder… these are nothing to greedy city politicians and bosses. It’s a war… and not just against the zombies….. Makes you wonder just who are the real monsters here?
Join us on Wednesday, December 11th at 7pm in our board room for the monthly meeting of the Horror Book Club when we will be discussing Zombie, Illinois : A Novel by Scott Kenemore. Copies of the book are available at our third floor information desk. Questions? Please call us at 630-685-4176. Goodies will be provided. Hope to see you there!
November 2, 2013
Toby was just a boy the first time he saw the creature in the woods. What was it? He wasn’t sure. His parents were sure it was only his imagination. Toby forgot about him. Soon Toby, now an unhappy teenager without friends sees the creature again. But this time the creature would be his friend. Toby would have someone to talk to. He needed to have someone to talk to. And his new friend would take care of the bullies who are making Toby’s life difficult. Maybe now, they would leave him alone. After all, the creature needed to eat. Its the start of a long friendship….. best friends always…..
Join us on Wednesday, November 13th at 7pm in our Board Room for the meeting of the Horror Book Club, where we will discuss Dweller by Jeff Strand. If you would like a copy of the book, please stop at our third floor information desk or call 630-685-4173. Goodies will be provided.