Events at the Fort Ashby library this week include: The adult book discussion group meets tonight at 6 p.m. to talk about “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline.

By Connie Sutton
Mineral County Library
Events at the Fort Ashby library this week include: The adult book discussion group meets tonight at 6 p.m. to talk about “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline.  
On Wednesday, the Fort Ashby Friends of the Library group meets at the library at 10:30 a.m.  
On Thursday, the Story & Craft Time features one of author Mo Willem’s most popular books, “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.”
The librarians at the Burlington library have discovered that today is National Talk Like a Pirate Day.  So today at their story time and craft at 4:30 p.m. participants will enjoy “How I Became a Pirate” by Melinda Long and making paper pirate boats.
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New items on the shelves at the Keyser library include Christian fiction author Beverly Lewis, a psychological thriller and new DVDs.
In television series on DVD, the library now has Season 7 of “The Walking Dead” (zombies) staring Andrew Lincoln and Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Season 6 of “Blue Bloods” (multi-generational police family) starring Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg and Bridget Moynahan.  
For a heartwarming story, sure to bring a tear or two, try “Megan Leavey” starring Kate Mara as a Marine corporal deployed to Iraq with her military combat dog.  Spoiler alert:  The dog does not die!
Author Ken Follett continues his Pillars of the Earth series with “A Column of Fire.”  The two titles preceding this one (which the library has), “The Pillars of the Earth” and “World Without End” are set in the Middle Ages.  Now it is 1558, and the Elizabeth the First will come to the throne of England, beginning the Elizabethan age.  
“This sweeping epic delivers suspense, history, and romance in equally satisfying…..measures.” (Publishers Weekly)  
If you like a psychological thriller, try “The Secrets She Keeps” by Michael Robotham.   
“In the bestselling tradition of ‘The Girl on the Train’ and ‘In a Dark, Dark Wood,’ from the internationally bestselling author whom Stephen King called “an absolute master” of the psychological thriller, comes a riveting suspense novel about the unlikely friendship between two pregnant women that asks: how far would you go to create the perfect family?  With its brilliant rendering of the secrets some women hold close and a shocking act that cannot be undone, The Secrets She Keeps delivers a dark and twisted page-turner that is absolutely impossible to put down.”  (Barnes and Noble)
Christian fiction author Beverly Lewis’ newest title, “The Proving,” is available on our shelves in regular print and large print.  
“Having left the Amish life for the English world, Amanda Dienner is shocked when she learns that her mother has passed and left her Lancaster County's most popular Amish bed-and-breakfast. The catch is she has to run it herself for one year, acting as hostess. Amanda accepts the terms, but coming home to people she left behind won't be easy. The inn isn't Mandy's sole test, however. Rubbing shoulders with her married twin sister reopens wounds that Mandy isn't ready to forgive. And an Englisher guest with a difficult past of her own just complicates matters. Can Mandy fulfill the terms of her inheritance? Or will this year in Amish country prove a dreadful mistake.”