Today at the Burlington Library the story-time is celebrating International World Peace Day by reading “Can You Say Peace” by Karen Kutz. The fun starts at 4:30 p.m., and the participants are going to color their own world and then write on it what they think peace is and what is important about it.

By Connie Sutton
Mineral County Library
Today at the Burlington Library the story-time is celebrating International World Peace Day by reading “Can You Say Peace” by Karen Kutz.  The fun starts at 4:30 p.m., and the participants are going to color their own world and then write on it what they think peace is and what is important about it.
The Keyser Library story-time is Wednesday at 4 p.m. and held at the Trinity Lutheran Church Hall at 76 N. Davis St.  
The Fort Ashby Library story-time is Thursday at 3:30 p.m., and they will be reading that perennial favorite by Bill Martin Jr., “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.”
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A number of bestselling authors have new books out and you will find them on the shelves at the Keyser Library, including:  “End Game” by David Baldacci, “Every Breath You Take” by Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke, “Hardcore Twenty-four” by Janet Evanovich and “The People vs. Alex Cross” by James Patterson.
New in the children’s section is a never-before-published picture book, “Good Day, Good Night,” by Margaret Wise Brown, the bestselling author of “Goodnight Moon.”
“When the sun comes up and the day begins, the little bunny says good day to all the familiar things outside. To the birds in the skies and the bees in their hives, to everything one by one. And as the sun starts to set, it’s time for the little bunny to say goodnight. Goodnight, kitty. Goodnight, bear. Goodnight, people everywhere.” (Amazon)
“The Noel Diary” is the new holiday-themed novel from Richard Paul Evans, the bestselling author of “The Christmas Box,” “The Mistletoe Promise” and “The Walk.”
  “Bestselling romance author Jacob Churcher hasn't been home for almost twenty years—not since his mentally ill mother kicked him out of the house when he was just sixteen. When a lawyer calls, days before Christmas, to inform him that his estranged mother has passed away and left her house to him, Jacob returns not just to settle the estate but to try and reconcile with the past and the pain and abuse he experienced as a child. Also, maybe cleaning out her house will be slightly less depressing than spending the holidays alone, watching re-runs of Christmas classics.
“But as it turns out, the house holds more than just difficult memories, Jacob’s mother had become a hoarder and he must excavate through two decades worth of clutter. As Jacob digs through the detritus, like an archaeologist, he uncovers many puzzling items including a diary left by someone named Noel, a young woman he has no recollection of, who stayed with Jacob’s family during her pregnancy.
“That’s not the only echo from the past. Jacob has an unexpected visitor, Rachel, a woman looking for the mother who put her up for adoption thirty years before. United by their quest to make sense of the past and rewrite their futures, Jacob and Rachel begin a search for Noel. Along the way they find more than they possibly imagined, including grace, forgiveness and a chance at love.” (Amazon)
“Walk on stage with a positive attitude. Your troubles are your own and are not included in the ticket price. Some nights you have more to give than others, but put it all out there every show. You're concerned with the people who showed up, not the ones who didn't. So, give them a show and…Never look at the empty seats!”  So says Charlie Daniels in his newly released book, “Never Look at the Empty Seats: A Memoir.”
“Readers will experience a soft, personal side of Charlie Daniels that has never before been documented. In his own words, he presents the path from his post-depression childhood to performing for millions as one of the most successful country acts of all time and what he has learned along the way. The book also includes insights into the many musicians that orbited Charlie’s world, including Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Tammy Wynette and many more.
“Charlie was officially inducted into The Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016, shortly before his 80th birthday. He now shares the inside stories, reflections, and rare personal photographs from his earliest days in the 1940s to his self-taught guitar and fiddle playing high school days of the fifties through his rise to music stardom in the seventies, eighties and beyond”. (Amazon)