January 22, 2017

The following three titles have recently been donated in memory of Judy Lubera: Blankets and Booties and Crochet Bouquet are each filled with numerous patterns for crochet buffs to create beautiful keepsakes as well as functional pieces, practical for everyday use. 2016 Christmas with Southern Living overflows with inspiring recipes and decorating ideas to make holiday entertaining easy, organized, and memorable.

No Hero by Mark Owen recounts definitive moments from the author’s career as a Navy SEAL, accounts from the training ground to the battlefield missions that never made headlines, including the personally meaningful operations where he learned the most about himself and his teammates in both success and failure. This close-up view shares the experiences and values that make Owen and the SEALs he served capable of executing the missions that make history.

7 Minutes to Fit: 50 Anytime, Anywhere Interval Workouts by Brett Klika shares the scientifically studied exercise routine that’s quick, efficient, and delivers powerful results, through fifty all-new high-intensity interval circuit workouts requiring only a chair and a timer. Step-by-step explanations of basic exercise movements paired with illustrations enable readers to immediately perform circuits devoted to full body, arms, legs, and core all wrapped up in a portable package, perfect for busy parents, traveling professionals, or time-strapped students.

Hester Takes Charge is the third volume in Linda Byler’s “Hester Hunts for Home” series, continuing the story of Hester, a beautiful Native American woman, rescued as an infant by an Amish couple, but later driven from the troubled family gone awry. The passage of time leaves Hester to face not only her long-buried anger and bitterness, but also the tempting thrill of spending time with the steady, sensitive Noah, the birth son of her adoptive family.

The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon takes place in West Hall, Vermont where some secrets never die. In 1908 Sara Harrison Shea was found dead in the field behind her house just months after the tragic death of her daughter, Gertie. In present day, Ruthie, who lives in Sara’s farmhouse, wakes up one morning to find that her mother Alice has vanished without a trace. After finding a hidden copy of Sara’s diary, Ruthie realizes she is not the only one looking for someone they’ve lost, but may be the only one who can stop history from repeating itself.

A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron is a heartwarming, insightful, and often laugh-out-loud dog’s-eye commentary on human relationships and the bonds between man and man’s best friend. In Bailey’s countless adventures through many lives, he joyously discovers how to be a good dog while learning that love never dies, true friends are always with us, and every creature on earth is born with a purpose.