First Posted: 2/22/2012
Children who participated in the 2012 Winter Reading Club at the Abington Community Library are reminded that the club is now over for this year, but if they turn in their completed Reading Logs documenting the minutes spent reading each day since the club started in January, they will be awarded a Certificate from the library along with a "goody bag" containing coupons and treats. The Logs may be turned in at the Children's Desk any time during regular library hours this week. There is, however, an Ending Event scheduled to take place Feb. 25 from 11 am - noon at which the children will get together to play Bingo, win books, and receive their Winter Reading Club Certificates and rewards. Attendance at this event requires pre-registration (please call 570.587.3440).
Registration is now underway for a special "Dr. Seuss Story Hour" to be held on his birthday, March 2, from 1:30 - 2 p.m. Children up to the age of six years are invited to hear stories and take part in games and activities. Registration is requested.
New Adult Mysteries
"One Blood" – by Graeme Kent. In 1960, when an American tourist is murdered in a mission church in the Solomon Islands, Sister Conchita, a young nun with a flair for detection, joins forces with Sergeant Ben Kella to uncover the links between the killing, sabotage that is threatening the local operations of an international logging company, and a sudden upsurge of interest in newly elected President John F. Kennedy, who served in the Islands during World War II.
"Gun Games" – by Faye Kellerman. Teenager Gregory Hesse supposedly committed suicide, but his mother, Wendy, refuses to believe her son shot himself and convinces Lt. Peter Decker of the Los Angeles Police Department to look deeper. The case becomes more darkly complicated by the suicide of another student at the same exclusive prep school, a death that leads Decker and a team of detectives to a nasty group of rich and privileged students with a history of violence and access to guns.
"The Bedlam Detective" – by Stephen Gallagher. Sebastian Becker arrives in the rural countryside to interview wealthy landowner Sir Owain Lancaster, a rich eccentric whose dubious mental health Becker has been called on to investigate. When two children from the area are found slain, Lancaster claims that the same dark forces that devastated his own family are to blame. Becker must determine whether Lancaster is insane and a murderer, or if some even more sinister situation has brought about the current violence as well as the unexplained and tragic deaths of other local children in the past.