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Douglas Councillor/MHK Joint Surgery

This Saturday – 26th January 2019 – 11am – 1pm at HBN Library, Douglas.

No appointment necessary.
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Douglas Councillor/MHK Joint Surgery

This Saturday – 26th January 2019 – 11am – 1pm at HBN Library, Douglas.

No appointment necessary.

HBN LIBRARY PICK OF THE WEEK

This week we’ve chosen John Grisham's first work of non-fiction, The Innocent Man, an exploration of small town justice gone terribly awry, in his most extraordinary legal thriller.

In the major league draft of 1971, the first player chosen from the State of Oklahoma was Ron Williamson. When he signed with the Oakland A's, he said goodbye to his hometown of Ada and left to pursue his dreams of big league glory.

Six years later he was back, his dreams broken by a bad arm and bad habits - drinking, drugs and women. He began to show signs of mental illness. Unable to keep a job, he moved in with his mother and slept 20 hours a day on her sofa.

In 1982, a 21 year-old cocktail waitress in Ada named Debra Sue Carter was raped and murdered, and for five years the police could not solve the crime. For reasons that were never clear, they suspected Ron Williamson and his friend Dennis Fritz. The two were finally arrested in 1987 and charged with capital murder.

With no physical evidence, the prosecution's case was built on junk science and the testimony of jaihouse snitches and convicts. Dennis Fritz was found guilty and given a life sentence. Ron Williamson was sent to Death Row.

If you believe that in America you are innocent until proven guilty, this book will shock you. If you believe in the death penalty, this book will disturb you. If you believe the criminal justice system is fair, this book will infuriate you.

The Innocent Man is now a true crime documentary television series on Netflix. We have a copy of The Innocent Man available to borrow from the library. This week’s pick is sponsored by Oshin the library mascot!
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HBN LIBRARY PICK OF THE WEEK

This week we’ve chosen John Grishams first work of non-fiction, The Innocent Man, an exploration of small town justice gone terribly awry, in his most extraordinary legal thriller.

In the major league draft of 1971, the first player chosen from the State of Oklahoma was Ron Williamson. When he signed with the Oakland As, he said goodbye to his hometown of Ada and left to pursue his dreams of big league glory.

Six years later he was back, his dreams broken by a bad arm and bad habits - drinking, drugs and women. He began to show signs of mental illness. Unable to keep a job, he moved in with his mother and slept 20 hours a day on her sofa.

In 1982, a 21 year-old cocktail waitress in Ada named Debra Sue Carter was raped and murdered, and for five years the police could not solve the crime. For reasons that were never clear, they suspected Ron Williamson and his friend Dennis Fritz. The two were finally arrested in 1987 and charged with capital murder.

With no physical evidence, the prosecutions case was built on junk science and the testimony of jaihouse snitches and convicts. Dennis Fritz was found guilty and given a life sentence. Ron Williamson was sent to Death Row.

If you believe that in America you are innocent until proven guilty, this book will shock you. If you believe in the death penalty, this book will disturb you. If you believe the criminal justice system is fair, this book will infuriate you.

The Innocent Man is now a true crime documentary television series on Netflix. We have a copy of The Innocent Man available to borrow from the library. This week’s pick is sponsored by Oshin the library mascot!

A volunteer from the Macmillan team will be at the library this Friday (25th January) between 11am and 2pm to offer a drop-in service for anyone who would like someone to talk to.

There is a private room available. Please ask our Macmillan volunteer for more information.

Don't forget if you need any information we have a Macmillan stand available at the library during opening hours.
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A volunteer from the Macmillan team will be at the library this Friday (25th January) between 11am and 2pm to offer a drop-in service for anyone who would like someone to talk to.

There is a private room available. Please ask our Macmillan volunteer for more information.

Dont forget if you need any information we have a Macmillan stand available at the library during opening hours.

New in at the library this week:

Adult Fiction:

The Greek claims his shock heir by Lynne Graham
The Spaniard’s stolen bride by Maisey Yates
Navy seal to the rescue by Tawny Weber
The Greek’s forbidden innocent by Annie West

Large print:

The Essex serpent by Sarah Perry
The cast by Danielle Steel
Forever and a day by Anthony Horowitz
On the bright side by Hendrick Groen
Johannesburg by Fiona Melrose
The sealwoman’s gift by Sally Magnusson
Pulse by Michael Harvey
Three weddings and a scandal by Wendy Holden

Children’s:

Wundersmith and the calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
My hidden chimp by Prof Steve Peters
The dog who saved the world by Ross Welford
Side by side by Rachel Bright & Debi Gliori
Amazing daddy by Rachel Bright
There’s room for everyone by Anahita Teymoriah
The promise by Nicola Davies

Young Adult:

7 days by Eve Ainsworth
The family tree by Mal Peet
Five feet apart by Rachael Lippincott

Audio:

The Christmas rose by Dilly Court
Heat by Ranulph Fiennes
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New in at the library this week:

Adult Fiction: 

The Greek claims his shock heir by Lynne Graham
The Spaniard’s stolen bride by Maisey Yates
Navy seal to the rescue by Tawny Weber
The Greek’s forbidden innocent by Annie West

Large print:

The Essex serpent by Sarah Perry
The cast by Danielle Steel
Forever and a day by Anthony Horowitz
On the bright side by Hendrick Groen
Johannesburg by Fiona Melrose
The sealwoman’s gift by Sally Magnusson
Pulse by Michael Harvey
Three weddings and a scandal by Wendy Holden

Children’s:

Wundersmith and the calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
My hidden chimp by Prof Steve Peters
The dog who saved the world by Ross Welford
Side by side by Rachel Bright & Debi Gliori
Amazing daddy by Rachel Bright
There’s room for everyone by Anahita Teymoriah
The promise by Nicola Davies

Young Adult:

7 days by Eve Ainsworth
The family tree by Mal Peet
Five feet apart by Rachael Lippincott
   
Audio:

The Christmas rose by Dilly Court
Heat by Ranulph Fiennes

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Today would have been A.A. Milnes 137th Birthday!

 

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We thought this was just too cute! 📚🐶

HBN LIBRARY PICK OF THE WEEK

This week we’ve chosen the #1 New York Times bestseller and feel-good YA book, Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy —about Willowdean Dixon, the fearless, funny, and totally unforgettable heroine who takes on her small town’s beauty pageant.

Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked…until Will takes a job at Harpy’s, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn’t surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back.

Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant—along with several other unlikely candidates—to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any girl does.

Dumplin’ the film is now streaming on Netflix. The film stars Danielle Macdonald, Jennifer Aniston, Rosie Dickson, and Odeya Rush. We have a copy of Dumplin’ available to borrow from the library. This week’s pick is sponsored by Oshin the library mascot!
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HBN LIBRARY PICK OF THE WEEK

This week we’ve chosen the #1 New York Times bestseller and feel-good YA book, Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy —about Willowdean Dixon, the fearless, funny, and totally unforgettable heroine who takes on her small town’s beauty pageant.

Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked…until Will takes a job at Harpy’s, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn’t surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back. 

Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant—along with several other unlikely candidates—to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any girl does.

Dumplin’ the film is now streaming on Netflix. The film stars Danielle Macdonald, Jennifer Aniston, Rosie Dickson, and Odeya Rush. We have a copy of Dumplin’ available to borrow from the library. This week’s pick is sponsored by Oshin the library mascot!

 

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saw the film on TV recently Netflix I think

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The Henry Bloom Noble Library

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New in at the library this week:

Adult Fiction:

The first lady by James Patterson & Brendan DuBois
The rumour by Lesley Kara
The bluebird girls by Rosie Archer
Emperor of Rome by Robert Fabbri
Close enough to touch by Colleen Oakley
The children by Ann Leary
Verses for the dead by Preston & Child
The olive garden choir by Leah Fleming
Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal
Siege of stone by Terry Goodkind
Mary Kate by Nadine Dorries
The order of the day by Eric Vuillard
The bleak midwinter by L.C. Tyler
Murder at the British Museum by Jim Eldridge
Carrion comfort by Aline Templeton
The Brooklands girls by Margaret Dickinson
Turning point by Danielle Steel
Battle sight zero by Gerald Seymour
The truths and triumphs of Grace Atherton by Anstey Harris
The binding by Bridget Collins
The new Iberia blues by James Lee Burke
Red snow by Will Dean

Adult Nonfiction:

Cubism by Anne Gantefhrer-Trier
The cut out girl by Bart Van Es
Thinking out loud by Rio Ferdinand

Audio:

Past tense by Lee Child
Ambush by James Patterson & James O. Born
The matchgirl by Lynette Rees
Transcription by Kate Atkinson
The first lady by James Patterson & Brendan Dubois
My love story by Tina Turner
The woman of the house by Alice Taylor
Martin misunderstood by Karin Slaughter
Diary of a wimpy kid: double down by Jeff Kinney
Diary of a wimpy kid by Jeff Kinney
Diary of a wimpy kid: old school by Jeff Kinney
Diary of a wimpy kid: dog days by Jeff Kinney
Discord and the Ponyville players dramarama by G.M. Berrow
My mum Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson
Marge and the secret tunnel by Isla Fisher
Tom Gates: what monster by Liz Pichon
Dork diaries: birthday drama by Rachel Renee Russell
Chloe centre stage by Holly Webb
The wizards of once by Cressida Cowell
The restless girls by Jessie Burton
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New in at the library this week:

Adult Fiction: 

The first lady by James Patterson & Brendan DuBois
The rumour by Lesley Kara
The bluebird girls by Rosie Archer
Emperor of Rome by Robert Fabbri
Close enough to touch by Colleen Oakley
The children by Ann Leary
Verses for the dead by Preston & Child
The olive garden choir by Leah Fleming
Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal
Siege of stone by Terry Goodkind
Mary Kate by Nadine Dorries
The order of the day by Eric Vuillard
The bleak midwinter by L.C. Tyler
Murder at the British Museum by Jim Eldridge
Carrion comfort by Aline Templeton
The Brooklands girls by Margaret Dickinson
Turning point by Danielle Steel
Battle sight zero by Gerald Seymour
The truths and triumphs of Grace Atherton by Anstey Harris
The binding by Bridget Collins
The new Iberia blues by James Lee Burke
Red snow by Will Dean

Adult Nonfiction: 

Cubism by Anne Gantefhrer-Trier
The cut out girl by Bart Van Es
Thinking out loud by Rio Ferdinand

Audio:

Past tense by Lee Child
Ambush by James Patterson & James O. Born
The matchgirl by Lynette Rees
Transcription by Kate Atkinson
The first lady by James Patterson & Brendan Dubois
My love story by Tina Turner
The woman of the house by Alice Taylor
Martin misunderstood by Karin Slaughter
Diary of a wimpy kid: double down by Jeff Kinney
Diary of a wimpy kid by Jeff Kinney
Diary of a wimpy kid: old school by Jeff Kinney
Diary of a wimpy kid: dog days by Jeff Kinney
Discord and the Ponyville players dramarama by G.M. Berrow
My mum Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson
Marge and the secret tunnel by Isla Fisher
Tom Gates: what monster by Liz Pichon
Dork diaries: birthday drama by Rachel Renee Russell
Chloe centre stage by Holly Webb
The wizards of once by Cressida Cowell
The restless girls by Jessie Burton
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