New Books at Odom This Week


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Havana Storm by Clive Cussler Blood Magick by Nora Roberts Pegasus by Danielle Steel

The Good Son by Christopher Andersen The Handsome Mans De Luxe Cafe by Alexander McCall Smith Yes Please by Amy Poehler

The Wolf in Winter by John Connolly Crooked G's by S K Collins Meridian by Alice Walker

A Christmas Prayer by Kimberla Lawson Roby Prince Lestat by Anne Rice Rainbow in the Cloud by Maya Angelou

Slick by Brenda Hampton Killing Patton by Bill O'Reilly Christophers Diary Secrets of Foxworth by V C Andrews

One Tragic Night by Mandy Wiener The New Family Cookbook


Nature Connect – November Leaves

Super Simple Leaf Projects by Kelly Doudna

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November Leaves - Match, make rubbings, and take home a leaf sun catcher kit.

This activity will last the length of November.


National Candy Corn Day


Candy Corn Today celebrates National Candy Corn day. This day celebrates the chewy candy shaped like a large kernel of corn that features a broad yellow end, tapered orange center and pointed white tip. The chewy dessert was first introduced in the 1880s by George Renninger who worked for Philadelphia based Wunderle Candy Company. Today, the colorful candy is usually served around Halloween and is recorded to sell 25 million pounds annually (according to the National Confectioners Association). Since the candy’s creation several variations of the treat have been created. For example, “Indian corn” which has a brown wide end, orange center, and pointed white tip is usually served around Thanksgiving. While “cupid corn” which features a red end, pink center, and white pointed tip is sold around Valentine’s Day. Celebrate today by enjoying a handful of the sugary treat yourself. Or if you don’t care for the candy celebrate the occasion with a candy corn themed book.

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The Fall of Candy Corn by Debbie Viguie Kitten in the Candy Corn by Ben Baglio Julius's Candy Corn by Kevin Henkes

Candy Corn by James Stevenson The Candy Corn Contest by Patricia Reilly


2014 Jane Addams Book Award Recipient – Jewell Parker Rhodes

Sugar by Jewell Parker Rhodes

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On April 26, 2014 it was announced that book author and creative writing professor, Jewell Parker Rhodes was selected as one of the recipients of the Jane Addams Book Award. This is a prestigious award given annually to a children’s book published the preceding year that advances the causes of peace and social equality. The particular title that won Rhodes this award was her book titled, Sugar. Below is an excerpt  that describes what the book is about:

“Sugar shares the little-known experiences of Chinese laborers in the post-Civil War South. Captivated by this slice of American History that she wasn’t familiar with, Jewell found herself daydreaming about Chinese and African American cultures blending in Louisiana. The result is Sugar, a moving and powerful story of unlikely friendships and how they can change our lives forever”.

Although the Jane Addams Book Award is not Rhodes first recognition for her work, it should be noted that she was able to achieve this success while also teaching at Arizona State University. In addition to teaching in the U.S., Rhodes travels globally teaching creative writing to middle grade, high school, and college students. Rhodes work does not stop here.  The author also chairs the Virginia G. Piper Endowment Fund (which has awarded Arizona State University students more than $88,100,00 in grants)  and is the artistic director of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing. With so much on the authors plate, there is no doubt she deserves the recognition she’s receiving for her book.

To check out Sugar or any of the other titles by Jewell Parker Rhodes click the link below:

Jewell Parker Rhodes


New Book Titles at Odom This Week


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Tinseltown by William J Mann Leaving Time by Jodi Piccoult Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand

The Complete Walt Disney World 2015 by Julie Neal The Infinite Sea by Richard YanceyGray Mountain by John Grisham

Walk to Beautiful by Jimmy Wayne Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella Change of Heart by Jude Deveraux

Food A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan Sidney Sheldon's Chasing Tomorrow by Tilly Bagshawe How to Cook Everything Fast by Mark Bittman

Crazy Sexy Revenge by J D Mason Preseason Love by Ahyiana Angel Becoming Belafonte by Judith Smith

A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James The Delta by Tony Park First Impressions by Sarah Price

The Christmas Wedding Ring by Susan Mallery Neil Patrick Harris by Neil Patrick Harris A Husband for Christmas by Diana Palmer

Diabetes Family Friendly Cookbook Orange is the New Black Presents the Cookbook Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin

Killing History by Robert Price The Joy of Signing A Dictionary of American Signs by Lottie Riekehof


Xbox 360 Games


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Friday, October 24, 2-5 pm

Join us in playing some exciting Xbox games on the big screen.  Teens can bring their games that are rated T for Teen.

For children grades 6-12. Please register is advance.


National Mole Day 2014


Mole Day

Today from 6:02 am to 6:02 pm is National Mole day. This day commemorates Avogardo’s Number, the basic measuring unit in chemistry created by early 19th century physics professor, Amedeo Avogadro after discovering  that the number of molecules in a mole are the same for all substances  . This discovery has ultimately allowed chemists to precisely measure quantities of chemicals in the laboratory to this day. In appreciation of Avogardo’s findings, one Wisconsin high school chemistry teacher, Maurice Oehler, founded the unofficial holiday on May 15, 1991. Today, the holiday is celebrated as a way to foster interest in chemistry by students. On this day chemistry teachers all over celebrate with their students through mole themed food, crafts, and games. Celebrate National Mole day yourself with materials from your local library related to moles or chemistry. Click the links below to see what materials our library offers:

Materials on moles:


Materials on chemistry:




New Book Titles at Odom This Week


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The One That I Want Ride or Die Chick 2 by JM Benjamin Tears of the Moon by Nora Roberts

Belly Fat Breakthrough by Stephen Boutcher Immortal by JR Ward Black Prophetic Fire by Cornel West

He Loves Me, He Loves You Not 3 by Mychea Ruth's Journey by Donald McCraig Sweeter Than Sin by Shiloh Walker

Hope Burns by Jaci Burton Bless Her Dead Little Heart by Miranda James The Dopemans Wife by JaQuavis

He's So Fine by Jill Shalvis


Email Accounts

Email the Manual by Jeffrey Steele

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Thursdays, 11 am – 12 pm

 October 16, November 6, November 20

Learn how to set up an email account. A half-hour appointment can be made for one-on-one assistance in setting up an email account that will allow you to communicate quickly. Learn how to create an email account and send an email.

Appointments can be made at 11 am and 11:30 am. Please register in advance for this program.



National Cake Decorating Day

The Busy Girl's Guide to Cake Decorating by Ruth Clemens

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Today is National Cake Decorating day. This day celebrates the sugar art which uses icing,frosting, and other edible decorative elements to make plain cakes more visually interesting. Celebrate today by decorating a cake of your own using one of the many decorating techniques which include using buttercream, fondant, gum paste, royal icing, or candy. Not into baking? Celebrate by purchasing a cake from your local bakery. Or if you don’t want to purchase a cake, take a look below at one of the many cake decorating books our library has to offer.

Professional Cake Decorating by Toba Garrett The Complete Photo Guide to Cake Decorating by Autumn Carpenter Cake Decorating with the Kids by Jill Collins

 Cake Decorating Basics by Rachel Brown Cake Decorating by Rachel Brown The Essential Guide to Cake Decorating


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Cake Decorating