New Books

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New Books Coming to the Library in December 2017


¨ Alive in Shape and Color: 17 Paintings by Great Artists and the Stories they Inspired, ed. by Lawrence Block

¨ Bloodstains with Bronte No. 2 (Crime with the Classics) by Katherine Bolger Hyde

¨ Canto Bight (Journey to Star Wars: the Last Jedi) by Saladin Ahmed, et. al.

¨ Dark Asylum, No. 2 (Jem Flockhart) by E. S. Thomas

¨ Death at Nuremberg, No. 4 (Clandestine Operations) by W.E.B. Griffin & William E. Butterworth, IV

¨ Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini

¨ Mississippi Roll (Wild Cards), ed. by George R. R. Martin & Wild Cards Trust

¨ One Station Away by Olaf Olafsson

¨ Survival No. 3 (Star Quest) by Ben Bova

¨ Wanted, The (Elvis Cole and Joe Pike) by Robert Crais

¨ Year One No. 1 (Chronicles of the One) by Nora Roberts


¨ American Quilt, An Unfolding Story of Family and Slavery by Rachel May

¨ Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker by A. N. Wilson

¨ Craving Cure, The : Identify Your Craving Type to Activate Your Natural Appetite Control by Julie Ross

¨ Let Trump be Trump: The Inside Story of His Rise to the Presidency by Corey Lewandowski

¨ Mayflower, The: the Families of the Voyage and the Founding of America by Rebecca Fraser

¨ Personalized Diet, The: Why One –Size-Fits-All Diets Don’t’ Work by Eran Elinav, & Erin Segal, with Eve Adamson

¨ Pretty Intense: The 90-Day Mind, Body and Food Plan that Will Absolutely Change Your Life by Danica Patrick, with Stephen Perrine

¨ Super Carb Diet, The by Bob Harper and Danny Pellegrino

¨ Waking Up in Winter: In Search of What Really Matters at Midlife by Cheryl Richardson

¨ You Need a Budget: The Proven System for Breaking the Paycheck-to-Paycheck Cycle, Getting Out of Debt, and Living the Life You Want by Jesse Mecham

New Books Coming to the Library in January 2018


Beautiful Days: Stories by Joyce Carol Oates
Child of a Mad God, No. 1 (Coven) by R.A. Salvatore
Death in Live Oak, A, No. 15 (Jack Swyteck) by James Grippando
Death of an Honest Man, No. 33 (Hamish Macbeth) by M.C. Beaton
Fifty Fifty, No. 2 (Detective Harriet Blue) by James Patterson & Candice Fox
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
Look for Me, No. 9 (Detective D. D. Warren) by Lisa Gardner
Night Moves, No. 33 (Alex Delaware) by Jonathan Kellerman
Poison, No. 17 (Dismas Hardy) by John Lescroart


Triumph of Christianity, The: How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World by Bart Ehrman


The Watauga County Public Library hosts several book clubs. Please see our calendar for upcoming events. Here are some of the book clubs that meet at our library:

Book Bunch Book Club

The Book Bunch Book Club meets the last Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Watauga County Public Library Meeting Room. Everyone is invited to attend. Contact the reference desk at (828) 264-8784 ext. 2 or e-mail us directly via our contact form.

Watauga Library Book Brewers Book Club

The Watauga Library Book Brewers Book Club meets every other month on the third Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Pepper's Restaurant. The good folks at Pepper's let the Book Brewers have a nice space just opposite of the Salad and Soup Bar to meet, greet and talk about the group's book selections, as well as the relationship of the literature to current, personal and historical experience. If you would like to receive information about the Book Brewers, please e-mail Adult Services directly via our contact form.

Click below for a list of the book selections, meeting dates, and more for 2017 (downloads as a PDF file).

2017 Book Brewers Selections

Cook the Books! A Mystery Book Club

Cook the Books meets the first Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m. in the Watauga County Public Library Meeting Room. The club has snacks each month based on clues from the book. If you would like to be included on the email listserv for announcements, please contact Angela Constantino at (828) 264-8784 ext. 1 or e-mail us directly via our contact form.

North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

The North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NCLBPH) is a special public library that circulates books and magazines especially made for persons who cannot use regular printed material because of a visual or physical disability.