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Nancy's Notes - August 1, 2013

“Breaking Point” by C. J. Box, “Hunting Eve” by Iris Johansen.

One of our added services since moving into the new building has been rental of meeting rooms. Many weekends, such as this past one, there is an event in one or both rooms on Saturday and Sunday. It has been used for many showers as well as training sessions and meetings of local groups. If you are interested in renting either of our rooms you can call in your reservations during regular library hours. There is a charge of $30.00 for the larger room and $20.00 for the smaller room, with non-profits being asked for a donation. Although we would like to offer the rooms at no charge there are added expenses when offering the additional space. We now rent dumpsters to handle the added trash. Carpets are cleaned more often and we have had to repaint both rooms due to wear and tear. Paper products and cleaning supplies have also multiplied. Now that the building can be used, even when the facility is closed, our utilities have also increased. The fees are used to help absorb part of these added costs. We hope the fee doesn’t deter you from using the library for a special occasion, as we are happy to offer this added service.

Joe Pickett is back in C.J. Box’s “Breaking Point”. Joe is always glad to see Butch Roberson, an upright local business owner whose daughter was friends with his own. Little did he know that when he talked to Butch that day, the man was about to disappear. He was heading into the mountains to scout elk, he said, but instead he was running. Two EPA employees had just been murdered, and all signs pointed to him as the killer. As the manhunt organized itself, Joe heard more of the story, about the tract of land Butch and his wife had bought to build their retirement home on, until the EPA declared it a wetland. About the penalties they charged him when he balked, new ones piling up every day, until the family was torn apart and finally, it seems, the man just cracked. But was it the whole story? The more Joe looks into it, the more he begins to wonder and the more he finds himself in the middle of a war he never expected and never wanted.

The most recent Iris Johansen title, “Hunting Eve”, is second in an Eve Dallas trilogy.  The first entitled, “Taking Eve” was out in April and the final title, “Silencing Eve” will be published in October. The stakes are raised even higher as Eve battles the man who is holding her prisoner. Secrets about why Eve has been targeted come into the light, bringing Eve even closer to danger. Its cliffhanger ending, sets readers up perfectly for the finale.

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