News from the front desk

Aug 07

New Books—August 2012


Non Fiction


Kahneman, Daniel              Thinking, fast and slow

Bartók, Mira.                 The memory palace

Heinrich, Bernd               Life everlasting : the animal way of death

Perlmutter, David, M.D. The better brain book : the best tools for                              improving memory and sharpness and for                                  preventing aging of the brain     

Bechdel, Alison               Are you my mother? : a comic drama 

Lang, Michael.                The road to Woodstock  

Didion, Joan.                 Blue nights

Albright, Madeleine           Prague winter : a personal story of                                     remembrance and war, 1937-1948     

McGlynn, David                A door in the ocean : a memoir     

Jones, Lesley-Ann.            Mercury : an intimate biography of Freddie                              Mercury    

Oates, Joyce Carol            A widow’s story : a memoir




Banks, Marlene.               Son of a preacherman   

Bohjalian, Chris              The sandcastle girls         

Diffenbaugh, Vanessa.         The language of flowers            

Evanovich, Janet.             Wicked business : a Lizzy and Diesel novel

Greene, Thomas Christopher    Mirror lake            

Groff, Lauren.                Arcadia    

Hannah, Kristin.              Home Again.

Hannah, Kristin.              Waiting for the moon   

Irving, John                  In one person          

King, Stephen                 The wind through the keyhole 

Leveen, Lois                  The secrets of Mary Bowser   

Maloy, Kate                   Every last cuckoo            

McGuane, Thomas.              The sporting club

Simon, Rachel                 The story of beautiful girl  

Stedman, M. L.                The light between oceans           

Walker, Karen Thompson. The age of miracles          




Bradley, C. Alan              The sweetness at the bottom of the pie   

Burke, James Lee              Creole belle : a Dave Robicheaux novel   

Compton, Jodi.                Thieves get rich, saints get shot  

Evanovich, Janet.             Hot six    

Locke, Attica.                The Cutting Season.    

Patterson, James,             The 8th confession     

Patterson, James,             Private games    

Pearson, Ridley.              The risk agent   

Silva, Daniel                 The fallen angel 


Jun 12

New Fiction—June 2012


Non Fiction      

Lehrer, Jonah.          Imagine : how creativity works           

Greene, Melissa Fay.    There is no me without you : one woman’s odyssey to rescue her country’s children           

Allen, Sylvia Nichols   The People Will Be Served; A History of the Vermont Transit Company           

Williams, Terry Tempest       When women were birds : fifty-four variations on voice           

Lyon, George Ella       All the water in the world         

Orlean, Susan.          Rin Tin Tin : the life and the legend          

Lamott, Anne.           Some assembly required : a journal of my son’s first son

Strayed, Cheryl         Wild : from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail Allman, Gregg      My cross to bear 

Bernstein, Sara Tuvel   The seamstress : a memoir of survival    

Carpenter, Kim          The vow : the true events that inspired the movie          



Barbieri, Heather Doran The cottage at Glass Beach

Berry, Steve                  The Alexandria link    

Berry, Steve                  The Templar legacy     

Brown, Victoria               Minding Ben      

Clark, Nancy                  A way from home        

Cussler, Clive.               The storm : a novel from the NUMA files  

Cussler, Clive.               The thief : an Isaac Bell adventure

Dahlie, Michael.              A gentleman’s guide to graceful living

Dee, Jonathan.                The privileges : a novel           

Evans, Richard Paul.          The road to grace

Ford, Richard                 Canada           

Freudenberger, Nell.          The newlyweds : a novel      

Goodwin, Daisy.               The American heiress : a novel           

Greene, Thomas Christopher,   I’ll never be long gone

Grisham, John.                Calico Joe       

Gutcheon, Beth Richardson.    Domestic pleasures           

Hannah, Kristin.              Summer Island : a novel      

Joinson, Suzanne.             A lady cyclist’s guide to Kashgar        

Kanon, Joseph.                Alibi : a novel        

Landay, William.              Defending Jacob  

Lowell, Elizabeth             Beautiful sacrifice          

Mantel, Hilary                Bring up the bodies    

Minot, Eliza.                 The Brambles           

Moore, Liz                    Heft       

Moriarty, Laura               The chaperone    

Morrison, Toni.               Home       

Peebles, Frances de Pontes.   The seamstress   

Plain, Belva.                 Crossroads       

Rice, Luanne.                 Little night           

Rice, Anne                    The wolf gift    

Roberts, Nora.                Three complete novels        

Towler, Katherine             Evening ferry          

Towler, Katherine             Snow Island      

Trigiani, Adriana.            Lucia, Lucia : a novel.      

Trigiani, Adriana.            The shoemaker’s wife         

Trollope, Joanna.             Next of kin      

Trollope, Joanna.             The other family       

Tyler, Anne.                  The beginner’s goodbye 

Wolitzer, Hilma.              The doctor’s daughter  

Crichton, Michael             Pirate latitudes 

Hannah, Kristin.              Distant shores

Hannah, Kristin.              Magic hour 

Higginbotham, Susan.          The stolen crown       



Heilbrun, Robert              Offer of proof         

Koontz, Dean R.               The good guy           

Wilhelm, Kate.                Clear and convincing proof         

Wilhelm, Kate.                The unbidden truth           

Atkins, Ace.                  Robert B. Parker’s lullaby   

Baldacci, David.              The innocent           

Berry, Steve                  The Columbus affair    

Boyle, Gerry                  Port City shake down         

Bradley, C. Alan              I am half-sick of shadows    

Cannell, Stephen J.           The prostitutes’ ball        

Coben, Harlan                 Stay close       

Estleman, Loren D.            A smile on the face of the tiger   

Fairstein, Linda A.           Silent mercy     

Flynn, Gillian                Gone girl : a novel          

Gerritsen, Tess.              The silent girl        

Haynes, Elizabeth             Into the darkest corner

Hoag, Tami.                   Dark paradise    

Hoag, Tami.                   Guilty as sin          

Hoag, Tami.                   Lucky’s lady     

Høeg, Peter                   The quiet girl   

Margolin, Phillip.            Supreme justice

Mosley, Walter,               When the thrill is gone

Palmer, Michael               The last surgeon       

Patterson, Richard North.     The devil’s light

Patterson, James              Guilty wives     

Sandford, John                Stolen prey      

Slaughter, Karin              Broken : a novel       

Smith, Ian,                   The blackbird papers   

Woods, Stuart.                Unnatural acts : a Stone Barrington novel      

May 07

Mother’s Day Plant Sale

Saturday and Sunday, May 12 and 13, from 10:00 to 1:00 each day at the Lawrence Memorial Library, 40 North St. We will have hanging baskets from Pine Tree Gardens, shrubs from Cobble Creek Nursery, and donated perennials—we will accept donations until the sale starts.  All proceeds benefit the library. Call 453-2366 for more information.

Angela, our amazing computer tutor, is back for the month of May. Monday 10-4, come on in. No appointment necessary!

Mar 13

Grow More Food at Home: a Garden Talk

Learn the simple ways of square foot gardening and basic gardening tips on when to plant and where to plant with Chef Courtney Contos. Participants will learn techniques for growing more, planting early, and weeding less, while nurturing soil life. Tuesday, March 20th 6:30 at the library. Sponsored by the library and the Bristol Farmer’s Market.

Feb 22

New Books at the Library—February 2012



Boo, Katherine.         Behind the beautiful forevers : [life, death, and                       hope in a Mumbai undercity] 

Hacker, Jacob S.        Winner-take-all politics : how Washington made the                      rich  richer, and turned its back on the middle                         class

Moorehead, Caroline.    A train in winter : an extraordinary story of                     women, friendship, and resistance in occupied                     France

Teachout, Terry.        Pops : a life of Louis Armstrong   

Kimball, Kristin.       The dirty life : a memoir of farming, food, and                         love

Gerzina, Gretchen.      Mr. and Mrs. Prince : how an extraordinary                              eighteenth-century family moved out of slavery and                      into legend




Boyden, Joseph          Three day road         

Clancy, Tom             Locked on  

Hassman, Tupelo         Girlchild  

King, Stephen           11/22/63         

Murakami, Haruki        1Q84 

Schulman, Helen.        This beautiful life          

Sendker, Jan-Philipp.   The art of hearing heartbeats            

Childress, Mark.        One Mississippi        

Desai, Anita, 1937-     The zigzag way   

Gardner, Lisa.          Catch me   

Hannah, Kristin.        Home front 

Hegi, Ursula.           Sacred time

Leonard, Elmore         Raylan     

Livesey, Margot.        The flight of Gemma Hardy          

Mosley, Walter.         All I did was shoot my man




Connelly, Michael       The drop : a novel     

Cornwell, Patricia      Red mist   

Crais, Robert.          Taken

Evanovich, Janet.       Love in a nutshell     

King, Laurie R.         Justice Hall : a Mary Russell novel

King, Laurie R.         The language of bees : a Mary Russell novel    

King, Laurie R.         The moor : a Mary Russell novel    

King, Laurie R.         O Jerusalem

Mosley, Walter.         Known to evil    

Patterson, James        10th anniversary 

Patterson, James        Private : #1 suspect : a novel     

Stabenow, Dana.         Restless in the grave  

Winspear, Jacqueline.   Elegy for Eddie : A Maisie Dobbs Novel.  

Jan 30

Computer Help Mondays 10am-4pm

Starting January 30th, the Lawrence Memorial Library will have an intern on site, Mondays 10-4 to offer free, walk-in assistance for basic internet and computer questions.

 Topics may include:

General introductory basic computer skills, help with online application of benefits ie. social security, 3 squares, and unemployment, downloading and using ebooks and other software, Basic internet Skills including navigating email, social networking sites, and other everyday applications, and Troubleshooting computer issues.

Jan 17

New Books at the Library


Non Fiction

Muir, Nancy       Computers for seniors for dummies  

Kerr, John        A most dangerous method      

Lewis, Michael    Boomerang : travels in the new Third World     

Moss, Cynthia.    Elephant memories : thirteen years in the life of an              elephant family : with a new afterword

Isaacson, Walter  Steve Jobs 


Books on CD

Cornwell, Patricia Daniels.         Red mist

Murakami, Haruki                    1Q84   Part 1    

Murakami, Haruki, 1949-       1Q84   Part 2    



Campbell, Bonnie Jo           American salvage : stories   

Dunmore, Helen                The betrayal     

Huddle, David                 Nothing can make me do this  

Lively, Penelope              How it all began 

Moriarty, Liane.              What Alice forgot

Perlman, Elliot.              The street sweeper           

Thompson, Craig               Habibi     

Towles, Amor.                 Rules of civility



Barr, Nevada.           The rope         

Evanovich, Janet.       Explosive eighteen     

James, P. D.            Death comes to Pemberley     

King, Laurie R.         Pirate king

McDermid, Val.          The retribution  

Nesbø, Jo               The leopard

Penney, Stef.           The invisible ones     

Perry, Anne.            Callander Square 

Rankin, Ian.            The impossible dead    

Ridpath, Michael.       Where the shadows lie  

Nov 22

New Books—November 2011


Non Fiction  

Sebold, Alice                Lucky    

Patterson, James             The murder of King Tut

O’Reilly, Bill.              Killing Lincoln



Barnes, Julian.              The sense of an ending 

Benjamin, Melanie.           The autobiography of Mrs. Tom                            Thumb    

Cussler, Clive.              Devil’s gate 

Grisham, John.                The litigators

Harbach, Chad.                The art of fielding         

Henderson, Eleanor.           Ten thousand saints

Hollinghurst, Alan.           The stranger’s child   

Kunstler, James Howard.      The witch of Hebron    

Nadzam, Bonnie.              Lamb



Baldacci, David.             Zero day 

Burke, James Lee             Feast day of fools     

Grafton, Sue.                "V" is for vengeance   

Muller, Marcia.              City of whispers  

Patterson, James             Kill Alex Cross   

Perry, Anne.                 The Cater Street hangman    

Sandford, John               Shock wave   



Oct 25

Creepy Classics

The Lawrence Memorial Library will present “Creepy Classics”, an hour of spooky stories for adults, on Thursday, October 27th, at 7pm. The reader will be Jim Stapleton, a trustee of the Library. The presentation will be part of the Library’s year-long celebration of its hundredth birthday, “A Century of Stories”. The Library is located at 40 North Street, 2 blocks north of the traffic light in Bristol. The presentation is free and refreshments will be served.

Stapleton will read bone-chilling tales, tidbits, and poems from a variety of nightmarish sources, some well known, some not. His authors will include Edgar Allan Poe, Franz Kafka, William Shakespeare, and Walter de la Mare. He has promised to introduce his listeners to a “mystery author” by reading one of his tales.

Jim Stapleton moved to Bristol 2 years ago with his wife, Diana Bigelow, from the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. He and Diana have performed locally in various contexts, including his own play “Henry & Emily, The Muses in Massachusetts” at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury, as well as “The Importance of Being Earnest” and the recent Talent Show/Fundraiser, both at Holley Hall in Bristol.