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Check it out @ the Library February 7th

An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen. Pandemic by Robin Cook. Daughters of the Lake by Wendy Webb.

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An Anonymous Girl by Green Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen.  A psychology study seems like a simple enough way to earn a little extra money, just answer some questions and leave.  However, Jessica finds that there is nothing simple about Dr. Shields or his tests.  The questions steadily become more and more probing and uncomfortable, and the sessions turn into highly controlled outings.  Jess is told what to wear, where to go, how to act, and before long, it becomes hard to tell where her personal life begins and the test ends.  Jess begins to wonder if anything can be trusted, or has her whole life become a part of Dr. Shields’ experiment, and if so is there a way out for her.

Pandemic by Robin Cook.  A young, healthy looking woman collapses on the NYC subway and is dead before she reaches the hospital, simply a tragic case of highly virulent influenza, right?  That is the thought until Jack Stapleton preforms an autopsy and discovers that the woman had a heart transplant, and her DNA matches the transplanted heart.  Stranger still, two more young people are felled by the same rapidly advancing illness.  Jack thinks it could be a pandemic in the making, but things just don’t add up.  It’s a race against time to find the cause behind the growing sickness through the seedy underbelly of the organ transplant market and the cutting edge of illegal gene modification. 

Daughters of the Lake by Wendy Webb.  Now that her marriage is over, Kate Granger is looking to regroup and find herself again, so she retreats to her parents’ home on Lake Superior.  What was supposed to be a chance to re-center herself is washed away when she discovers the body of a woman in the shallows of the lake.  Finding a body is unwelcome, and the woman’s vintage gown is strange, but the most bizarre and upsetting part is the body of the infant tucked into the gown alongside its mother.  The woman is a Jane Doe, to everyone except Kate, who has been seeing this same woman in her recent dreams.  A mystery from one hundred years ago reaches into the present, and Kate finds she must reach back to find the truth and peace for herself and the murdered woman.

Happening at the Library

Elementary students are invited to a Valentines Party at the library on Monday February 11th from after school until 4:30 pm.  There will be fun and snacks so come and join us!

Get started with Linux Monday February 25th from 3:30-4:30 pm.  Students in 7th grade and up can sign up to try their hand with something other than Windows or OS X.  Take a look at an open source and highly customizable operating system.  Space is limited so sign up is required.

Come visit us at the library Monday through Wednesday noon to 8 pm, Thursday and Friday 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday 10 am to 3 pm. You can also visit our Facebook page-Clarion Iowa Public Library or our website

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