Monday, October 29, 2007!

The staff of all Longleaf Library Consortium members are so excited to be able to announce the availability of for our library patrons! Our genealogy researchers are quivering with excitement. We have had so many requests for this wonderful service and are proud to be able to offer it in our libraries. Through the last 30 years we have seen an explosion in the number of people searching for their ancestors and brings over 4,000 databases into one easy-to-search location. If you have been wanting to start a search, wait no more! Visit any of the 13 member libraries and bring a list of family names you want to search. (Please remember to bring your library card to "check out" one of our public computers or ask how to obtain a library card.) Searching is limited to within the library only, so bring your notepad and pencils. Printouts may be made for ten cents per page. We're looking forward to helping you.

In other news, we have new fiction to talk about today. Some popular authors are releasing new books this fall and we are happy to be able to offer them to our patrons.

Now & Then by Robert B. Parker is the latest in his popular Spenser series. Boston P.I. Spenser faces his most difficult challenge yet -- keeping his cool while his beloved Susan Silverman is in danger. Perry Alderson, the leader of an antigovernment terrorist organization, doesn't like Spenser poking around in his business and tries to get at Spenser through Susan. What he doesn't realize is that Spenser will stop at nothing to keep Susan out of harm's way. F/PAR --Brookhaven, Monticello, Meadville)

Chat by Archer Mayor. In the latest installment of Mayor's popular Joe Gunther series, two investigations will lead Gunther to the shady realm of Internet chat rooms, where relationships are formed and broken, and nothing is as it seems. As a member of the elite Vermont Bureau of Investigation, Gunther's team finds itself opposing criminals more menacing than any ever encountered before. F/MAY --Brookhaven

Protest and Defend by Vince Flynn. In the most explosive political thriller yet, Flynn has created a flesh-and-blood hero that readers can cheer for and page-turner they won't dare put down. Beginning in the heart of Iran, Israel launches one of the most creative and daring espionage operations ever conceived. A novel which is very "in the moment" as we watch developments in Iran. F/FLY--Brookhaven, Monticello

An Ice Cold Grave by Charlaine Harris. The third entry in the Harper Connelly series, Harper and her brother Tolliver find themselves looking for a missing boy in Doraville, North Carolina. And as they find out, not just one boy--eight victims buried in half-frozen ground and who all came to an unspeakable end. Because of her ability to "sense" what happened to them, Harper seems likely to be the next person to rest in an ice cold grave. F/HAR--Brookhaven, Monticello, Meadville

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