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Library Corner

September 27, 2012

When autumn falls


Ellie is distressed when she learns that her daughter Diana is going to become the fourth wife of a prominent local. When some of the children begin dying in freak accidents, she wonders if Diana has something to do with it, but did she? Find out in the novel 

“Murder in Mind”

by Veronica Heley.


“What Can a Crane Pick Up?”

by Rebecca Kai Dotlich will delight children who like big machines. Cranes, as the reader will see, can pick up lots of stuff: trucks, wood, packages, boats and so much more.

Little Boo has been out haunting all night in

“Bedtime for Boo”

by Mickie Matheis. It’s morning and time for bed, but he’s too excited to sleep. Mama tells him to listen to the sounds of the house, and the two of them chronicle all the soothing sounds. Reading this aloud with sound effects will have your little ones giggling for sure.


“My First Ghost”

by Maggie Miller and Michael Leviton contains a ghost. In this book you’ll learn how to take care of your ghost, from feeding to grooming, playing and more. Haven’t you always wanted to know how to take of your very own ghost?

Bear wants to read someone a story. Mouse is busy gathering seeds for the winter. Duck is ready to fly south. Frog is scouting warm places to burrow. Bear is getting sleepy and worried that no one will have time for his story. Find out if he gets to tell it in

“Bear Has a Story to Tell”

by Philip Christian Stead.

Library Hours:

9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday.

Marie Bruni is director of Huntington Memorial Library in Oneonta. Her column appears in the community section of The Daily Star every Thursday. Her columns can be found online at



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