There is plenty to see and do at the Barriere Library. You can browse the shelves looking for interesting books, from true life stories to wild fantasy adventures; or hunt up a new recipe to try in amongst the many different cookbooks.
If you’re a movie buff, there are many video’s in stock to choose from, or if you are looking for a particular movie that isn’t in, place a request to have it brought in from another Library.
There are often activities happening for the young readers – check with the friendly librarians to find out what’s happening in the coming weeks.
Following are a few recent additions to the shelves:
Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker, by Jennifer Chiaverini – A stunning account of the friendship that blossomed between Mary Todd Lincoln and her seamstress, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Keckley, a former slave who gained her professional reputation in Washington, D.C. by outfitting the city’s elite. Keckley made history by sewing for First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln within the White House, a trusted witness to many private moments between the President and his wife, two of the most compelling figures in American history.
Empire and Honor, by W. E. B. Griffin – October 1945: The Germans and Japanese have surrendered. For Cletus Frade and his colleagues in the OSS, it should be time to pack up, but they have far more important things to do. In the closing months of the war, the United States made a secret deal with the head of German intelligence’s Soviet section. In exchange for a treasure trove of intelligence, including the identity of the Soviet spies in the American atomic bomb program, his people would be spirited to safety. If word got out, all hell would break loose, and the United States would lose some of its best sources, not to mention its most valuable secrets. It is up to Frade and company to keep them all safe. But some people have other ideas.
Standing in Another Man’s Grave, by Stuart Woods – For the last decade, Nina Hazlitt has been ready to hear the worst about her daughter’s disappearance. But with no sightings, no body, and no suspect, the police investigation ground to a halt long ago, and Nina’s pleas to the cold case department have led her nowhere. Until she meets the newest member of the team: former Detective John Rebus. Rebus has never shied away from lost causes – one of the many ways he managed to antagonize his bosses when he was on the force. Now he’s back as a retired civilian, reviewing abandoned files.