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Classic snacks made from scratch


"Intentional Walk: an inside look at the faith that drives the St. Louis Cardinals"
by Rob Rains

-"For all Cardinal Fans! Intentional Walk is a must read for you to get the inside scoop on the Christian faith and trust in God that has brought the Cardinal manager, players and organization and made them what they are today.  Also includes a look at how Mike Matheny trains young children and what he thinks of parents involved in sports with their children.  Intentional Walk is written by Rob Rains, who has written several books on the St. Louis Cardinals, Jack Buck, Ozzie Smith and other sports figures. Check it out today."-Kathy, Altenburg branch manager 


Donald Davis


"Bradleyville basketball: the Hicks from the Sticks, a true story"
by James Leon Combs
"What an amazing story! I thought Indiana had a monopoly on David and Goliath stories, but James Combs proves me wrong with his wonderful book about Bradleyville, Missouri. - Phillip Hoose, author of "Hoosiers: the Fabulous Basketball Life of Indiana"- "I highly recommend this book about  the Bradleyville Eagles, 1962 Missouri State Basketball Champions"-Jeff, Library Director



Donald Davis


Dr. York, Miss Winnie and the typhoid shot" on CD by Donald Davis.

"I like to check out storytelling CDs from the library.  They are great to listen to when traveling or anytime!  Some are so familiar they almost seem like part of our family.  One of my favorite storytellers is Donald Davis"- Roberta, Office Manager



How the States got their shapes

"How the states got their shapes season 1" DVD

-"Explores how our borders evolved--and continue to change--in response to religion, transportation, communication, politics, culture clashes and even Mother Nature. Brian Unger hits the road, makes irreverent observations about how people think, speak, and act, and discovers their surprising connections to geography. Includes the acclaimed special that inspired the series." - Jeff, Library Director




How the States got their shapes

"Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors. Volume 1."

edited by Susan Swartwout

-"A great read for anyone wanting to experience the world of American servicemen and their families, this book features a wide array of genres and styles over conflicts from WWI up to Iraq and Afghanistan-very cool to read over Independence Day.  Volume 2 is coming this Veterans' Day.  Features some writings by local servicemen"-Novena,Technical Services



How the States got their shapesClassic snacks made from scratch: 70 homemade versions of your favorite brand-name treats  by Casey Barber-"Are you heartbroken because you can't buy Twinkies anymore? Well cheer up! The recipe for Twinkies can be found on page 49 of this book. Better yet you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry. It even tells what kind of pan to use to get the correct shape. This book has 70 homemade versions of your favorite name-brand treats, from goldfish crackers to creamsicles. Bon Appetit!"-Linda,Technical Services


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