New Books in the Library

Approximately 75 new books arrive in our Library over the course of a month. By the end of the fiscal year we will have added over 900 books and spent approximately $20,000 on new books; fiction and nonfiction, in large print, regular print, and eBooks. We list a few of the New and Notable books every month  followed by a link to all the books added during the month in this newsletter.

Can’t wait for our monthly newsletter to find out what’s new? Just go to our Apollo catalog and click on the What’s New tab in the What’s Hot Box and adjust the pull downs for the type of material and time frame. Then click on the Search box.

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And did you know that we have four subscriptions to daily newspapers including The Olympian, the Seattle Times, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal?

So come on over to explore our Library and find a good read. All this thanks to the generous support of the Panorama Community.

Upcoming Event

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rainierFEBRUARY 22ND — Ruth Kirk

1:30 PM in the Library. Panorama resident, Ruth Kirk, has had a long career as a writer and naturalist. She has climbed mountains, scoped trails, observed the flora and fauna, and then written about all those experiences. Her 38 books and 12 films and videos range from Death Valley to the Ozette excavation. She has spent a lifetime paying attention to human history and natural history and interpreting it for readers. Ruth climbed  Mount Rainier five times, once with two rangers carrying a sack of cement to put a new benchmark on the summit. Ruth will share her Mount Rainier experiences and more.

New & Notable Fiction Titles


The story of Arthur Truluv: a novel by Elizabeth Berg.

Arthur, a widower, meets Maddy, an angry and friendless teenage girl, while visiting his late wife at the cemetery, where he goes every day for lunch. Against all odds, the two strike up a friendship that pulls them out of a serious rut. They band together with Arthur’s nosy neighbor Lucille, to create lives that are truly worth living.

evanovichHardcore twenty-four by Janet Evanovich.

Jersey’s favorite bounty hunter, Stephanie Plum, babysits a boa constrictor while investigating the mysterious appearances of headless bodies all across town and juggling the 3 men in her life.


American drifter by Heather Graham and Chad Michael Murray.

 A young veteran of the US Army, River Roulet is struggling to shake the horrors of his past. War is behind him, but the memories remain. Desperate to distract himself from the images haunting him daily, River abandons the world he knows and flees to the country he’s always dreamed of visiting: Brazil. Rio de Janeiro is everything he hoped for and more. In the lead-up to Carnaval, the city is alight with music, energy, and life. With a few friends at his side, River seems to be pulling his life together at last. Then he meets the enchanting Natal, an impassioned journalist and free spirit–who lives with the gangster that rules much of Rio, as well.

mckinlayDeath in the stacks by Jenn McKinlay.

“Lindsey Norris and her staff are gearing up for the Briar Creek Library’s annual Dinner in the Stacks fund-raiser. The night of dinner and dancing is not only a booklover’s dream-, it’s the library’s biggest moneymaker of the year. But instead of raising funds, the new library board president is busy raising a stink and making the staff miserable. Although Olive Boyle acts like a storybook villain, Lindsey is determined to work with her and make the event a success. But when Olive publicly threatens the library’s newest hire, Paula, Lindsey cracks like an old book spine and throws Olive out of the library. The night of the fund-raiser, Lindsey dreads another altercation with Olive, but instead finds Paula crouched over Olive’s dead body. Paula may have secrets, but Lindsey and the rest of the crafternooners know she’s not the one who took Olive out of circulation. As the plot thickens, Lindsey must catch the real killer before the book closes on Paula’s future”–

hartGhost on the case  by by Carolyn Hart.

“Bailey Ruth finds herself comforting a distraught sister when she’s sent to Adelaide, Oklahoma, on her latest mission. Susan Gilbert receives a $100,000 ransom demand for her younger sibling. When the caller wants Susan to pay a visit to her wealthy boss and take the cash from his safe, Bailey Ruth follows Susan to the home. But she finds herself in a quandary, knowing that robbery is hardly a Heavenly pursuit. While Susan waits to hear back from the kidnappers, Bailey Ruth attempts to piece together how the criminals targeted Susan and how they know about her boss’s money. At a luncheon the previous week, Susan’s boss asked her to open the safe so all the attendees knew it was filled with cash. Could one of the rich man’s closest confidants be behind the abduction? “

 koontzThe whispering room by Dean Koontz.

In the wake of her husband’s inexplicable suicide, and the equally mysterious deaths of scores of other individuals, Jane picks up the trail of a secret cabal of powerful players who think themselves above the law and beyond punishment. But these ruthless people bent on hijacking America’s future for their own monstrous ends never banked on a highly trained FBI agent willing to go rogue.

childThe midnight line: a Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child.

“Reacher rides the bus north from Milwaukee. At a comfort stop in Wisconsin dairy country he takes a stroll. Among the cheap junk in a pawn shop window he notices a West Point class ring for sale. It’s tiny. A woman cadet’s ring. Why would she pawn it? Reacher knows what Serena Sanderson must have gone through to get it. He fights through a biker gang and a South Dakota gangster, following the trail of the ring to the emptiness of Wyoming, in search of Major Sanderson. Is she OK?”–

chiaveriniEnchantress of numbers: a novel of Ada Lovelace by Jennifer Chiaverini.

Educated in math and science by her mother, the only legitimate child of Lord Byron is introduced into London society before forging a bond with Charles Babbage and using her talents to become the world’s first computer programmer.

cameronTom Clancy Power and empire by Marc Cameron.

Jack Ryan is dealing with an aggressive challenge from the Chinese government. It seems that President Zhao is determined to limit Ryan’s choices in the upcoming G20 negotiations. But there are hints that there’s even more going on behind the scene. A routine traffic stop in rural Texas leads to a shocking discovery–a link to a Chinese spy who may have intelligence that lays bare an unexpected revelation. John Clark and the members of the Campus are in close pursuit, but can they get the information in time?


 The people vs. Alex Cross by James Patterson.

Alex Cross has never been on the wrong side of the law-until now. Charged with gunning down followers of his nemesis Gary Soneji in cold blood, Cross is being turned into the poster child for trigger-happy cops who think they’re above the law. Cross knows it was self-defense. But will a jury see it that way?

Many more titles were added last month. Click here to see them all.

Can’t Remember if you have Read A Book From Our Library?

The history of items that you have checked out through Apollo is available in your account. Just log in to your Apollo account and click on the “History” tab at the top right of the tabs.You can also export the complete history to an Excel spread sheet.