WPL Logo

WPL Logo

WPL Logo


Sylvia's spinach / by Katherine Pryor ; illustrated by Anna Raff ; music on CD by Chris Kubie ; read by Nancy Wu.

Sylvia's spinach /  by Katherine Pryor ; illustrated by Anna Raff ; music on CD by Chris Kubie ; read by Nancy Wu.
Sylvia Spivens hates spinach! But what will the picky eater do when her teacher gives her spinach seeds to plant in the school garden? Discover what happens when Sylvia gives something new a try.

Murder beyond the grave / James Patterson.

Murder beyond the grave /  James Patterson.
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains, developers Jim and Bonnie Hood excitedly tour Camp Nelson Lodge. They intend to buy and modernize this beautiful rustic property, but the locals don't like rich outsiders changing their way of life. After a grisly shooting, everybody will discover just how you can make a killing in real estate.--~Stephen Small has it all -- a Ferrari, fancy house, loving wife, and three sons. But the only thing he needs right now is enough air to breathe. Kidnapped, buried in a box, and held for ransom, Stephen has forty-eight hours of oxygen. The clock is ticking.--

Duel to the death / J.A. Jance.

Duel to the death /  J.A. Jance.
The thirteenth book in New York Times best selling author J.A. Jance's popular series featuring Ali Reynolds, a former Los Angeles news anchor turned amateur sleuth.

The flight attendant : a novel / Chris Bohjalian.

The flight attendant : a novel / Chris Bohjalian.
When binge-drinking flight attendant Cassandra wakes up in a Dubai hotel next to a body, she has no idea what happened, and all she can think to do is lie about it. She lies to her coworkers, and eventually to the FBI agents who question her. Could she have killed him? If not, then who did?

Exhibit Alexandra : a novel / Natasha Bell.

Exhibit Alexandra : a novel / Natasha Bell.
Alexandra Southwood is missing. Held in a room against her will, she's forced to imagine how her husband, Marc, and two daughters are coping in the wake of her disappearance. She's shown news clips of Marc, desperately appealing to the public for information on her whereabouts. She tortures herself with visions of her family's devastated new reality. She thinks of what's lost, remembering the beginnings of her romance with Marc and the beautiful family they built together. Marc's pain is visceral. He thinks of nothing but his wife. He shifts from utter despair to frantic action, and when the police discover Alexandra's bloody belongings by the river, turning their missing-persons case into a murder investigation, he cannot accept that she is lost to him. He embarks on his own journey, through the dark maze of the art world that so gripped his wife, following a trail that leads him to find answers to questions he never meant to ask.

An American marriage : a novel / Tayari Jones.

An American marriage : a novel / Tayari Jones.
Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American dream and the new South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy's time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy's conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.

Alternate side : a novel / Anna Quindlen.

Alternate side : a novel / Anna Quindlen.
Nora Nolan always felt she lived a ideal life. But one day tensions in her tight-knit neighborhood--and her seemingly happy marriage--are exposed by an unexpected act of violence.

Sometimes I lie : a novel / Alice Feeney.

Sometimes I lie : a novel / Alice Feeney.
Amber Reynolds knows three things for certain: she's in a coma; her husband doesn't love her anymore; and that she's told lies, but only because she thought them to be the truth.

Judgment road / Christine Feehan.

As the enforcer of the Torpedo Ink motorcycle club, Reaper lives for riding and fighting. He's a stone-cold killer who turns his wrath on those who deserve it. Feelings are a weakness he can't afford -- until a gorgeous bartender gets under his skin. Near Sea Haven, the small town of Caspar has given Anya Rafferty a new lease on life. And she's desperate to hold on to her job at the biker bar, even if the scariest member of the club seems to have it out for her. But Reaper's imposing presence and smoldering looks just ratchet up the heat. Anya's touch is everything Reaper doesn't want-and it brands him to the bone. But when her secrets catch up to her, Reaper will have to choose between Anya and his club -- his heart and his soul.

Spin : the Rumpelstiltskin musical / created by Neil Fishman, David B. Cole and Harvey Edelman.

Spin : the Rumpelstiltskin musical / created by Neil Fishman, David B. Cole and Harvey Edelman.
A witty musical re-imagining of Grimm's fairy tale, Rumpelstiltskin. The story takes place in a nice little kingdom and ignites when a foolish miller brags that his daughter, Jane, can spin straw into gold. Since she cannot perform such a miracle, Jane desperately enlists the powers of a magical being in exchange for a promise with dire consequences.

As you wish / Jude Deveraux.

As you wish /  Jude Deveraux.
Three women of different generations gather at a house in Summer Hill, Virginia to discuss their marriages and look at how they'd do things differently if they could do it all over again.

Forever my girl / Heidi McLaughlin.

Forever my girl /  Heidi McLaughlin.
I was never supposed to be a rock star. I had my life all planned out for me. Play football in college. Go to the NFL. Marry my high school sweetheart and live happily ever after. I broke both our hearts that day when I told her I was leaving. I was young. I mad the right decision for me, but the wrong decision for us. I've poured my soul into my music, but I've never forgotten her. Her smell, her smile.

To die but once / Jacqueline Winspear.

Spring 1940. Maisie Dobbs is asked to investigate the disappearance of a local lad, a young apprentice craftsman working on a 'hush hush' government contract. As Maisie's inquiry reveals a possible link to the London underworld, another mother is worried about a missing son. But this time the boy in question is one beloved by Maisie.

Accidental heroes / Danielle Steel.

A decorated former Air Force pilot. A pregnant flight attendant. A dedicated TSA agent. The fates of these three, and many others, converge in Danielle Steel's gripping new novel, a heart stopping thriller that engages ordinary men and women in the fight of their lives during a flight from New York to San Francisco.

Trombone Shorty / by Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews ; illustrated by Bryan Collier.

Trombone Shorty /  by Troy
Hailing from the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Troy Trombone Shorty Andrews got his nickname by wielding a trombone twice as long as he was high. A prodigy, he was leading his own band by age six, and today this Grammy-nominated artist headlines the legendary New Orleans Jazz Fest--

Long way down / Jason Reynolds.

National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestseller Jason Reynolds's fiercely stunning novel takes place in sixty potent seconds, the time it takes a kid to decide whether or not he's going to murder the guy who killed his brother.

Everything all at once : how to unleash your inner nerd, tap into radical curiosity, and solve any problem / Bill Nye ; edited by Corey S. Powell.

Everything all at once : how to unleash your inner nerd, tap into radical curiosity, and solve any problem / Bill Nye ; edited by Corey S. Powell.
Bill Nye has been the public face of science for more than 20 years. Here, he urges readers to become activists and agents of change. This is an exciting, inspiring call to unleash the power of the nerd mindset that exists within us all. Nye believes we'll never be able to tackle our society's biggest, most complex problems if we don't even know how to solve the small ones. Step by step, he shows his readers the key tools behind his everything-all-at-once approach: radical curiosity, a deep desire for a better future, and a willingness to take the actions needed to make it a reality. Problem solving is a skill that anyone can harness to create change, and Bill Nye is here to teach us how.

A time of love and tartan / Alexander McCall Smith.

When Pat accepts her narcissistic ex-boyfriend Bruce's invitation for coffee, she has no idea of the complications in her romantic and professional life that will follow. Meanwhile, Matthew, her boss at the art gallery, attracts the attention of the police after a misunderstanding at the local bookstore. Whether caused by small things such as a cup of coffee and a book, or major events such as Stuart's application for promotion and his wife Irene's decision to pursue a PhD in Aberdeen, change is coming to Scotland Street. But for three seven-year-old boy--Bertie Pollock, Ranald, and Big Lou's foster son, Finlay--it also means getting a glimpse of perfect happiness. Alexander McCall Smith's delightfully witty, wise and sometimes surreal comedy spirals out in surprising ways in this new installment, but its heart remains where it has always been at the center of life in Edinburgh's New Town. --

The rising sea : a novel from the NUMA files / Clive Cussler and Graham Brown.

The rising sea : a novel from the NUMA files / Clive Cussler and Graham Brown.
An alarming rise in the world's sea levels--much larger than could be accounted for by glacier melt--sends Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala, and the rest of the NUMA scientific team rocketing around the globe in search of answers.

Caribbean rim / Randy Wayne White.

Caribbean rim /  Randy Wayne White.
Doc Ford's old pal Carl Fitzpatrick has been chasing sunken wrecks most of his life, but now he's run afoul of the Florida Division of Historical Resources. Its director, Clive Nickelby, despises amateur archaeologists, which is bad enough, but now he and his young assistant have disappeared--along with Fitzpatrick's impounded cache of rare Spanish coins and the list of uncharted wreck sites Fitz spent decades putting together. Some of Fitz's own explorations have been a little...dicey, so he can't go to the authorities. Doc is his only hope.

The psychology of performance : how to be your best in life.

Join a renowned clinical sport psychologist to learn mental tricks that will help you meet your goals.

Law school for everyone.

To many people, the law is both powerful and mysterious. We depend on lawyers to help us navigate rules, standards, and procedural codes that have been around for hundreds of years. Because we depend on their specialized skills in argumentation, logic, and critical thinking, we may wonder how they come to know so much about the inner workings of the law.~Receive a fundamental education in American law from four exceptional lawyers and professors.

Screenwriting 101 : mastering the art of story / Professor Angus Fletcher, The Ohio State University.

The history of Christianity II : from the Reformation to the modern megachurch.

Discover new views of world history through the lens of Christianity.

The escape artist / Brad Meltzer.

The escape artist /  Brad Meltzer.
Nola Brown's body was found on a plane that mysteriously fell from the sky as it left a secret military base in the Alaskan wilderness. Her commanding officer verifies she's dead. The US government confirms it. But Jim Zig Zigarowski has just found out the truth: Nola is still alive.

Sta Wars : the last Jedi : read-along storybook and CD / adapted by Elizabeth Schaefer.

Sta Wars : the last Jedi : read-along storybook and CD / adapted by Elizabeth Schaefer.
A readalong storybook of the Star Wars film continues the epic adventures of Rey, Finn, Poe, and Luke Skywalker.

All the beautiful girls : a novel / Elizabeth J. Church.

All the beautiful girls : a novel / Elizabeth J. Church.
It was unimaginable. When she was eight years old, Lily Decker somehow survived the auto accident that killed her parents and sister, but neither her emotionally distant aunt nor her all-too-attentive uncle could ease her grief. Dancing proves to be Lily's only solace, and eventually she receives a 'scholarship' to a local dance academy, courtesy of a mysterious benefactor. Grown and ready to leave home for good, Lily changes her name to Ruby Wilde and heads to Las Vegas to be a troupe dancer, but her sensual beauty and voluptuous figure land her work instead as a showgirl performing everywhere from Les Folies Bergere at the Tropicana to the Stardust's Lido de Paris. Wearing costumes dripping with feathers and rhinestones, five-inch heels, and sky-high headdresses, Ruby may have all the looks of a Sin City success story, but she still must learn to navigate the world of men, and figure out what real love looks like.

The Kremlin conspiracy : a novel / Joel C. Rosenberg.

The Kremlin conspiracy : a novel / Joel C. Rosenberg.
Marcus Ryker is trained to protect, but with a Russian president feverishly consolidating power and threatening to bring nuclear war, he must be ready to kill to save his country and the world.

The woman left behind / Linda Howard.

Levi Butcher is singularly devoted to his work. As team leader for the GO-Team, his unwavering focus is on the mission. Levi knows all too well that one minor distraction can hold deadly consequences. But with the soothing, sensual voice of 'Babe', the team's communication expert, constantly in his ear, keeping his concentration on the dangerous work at hand is becoming extremely difficult. Jina Modell definitely doesn't feel like a 'Babe', especially when she's working with the gruff, no-nonsense Levi. When the base where she's stationed is attacked, Jina manages to escape but the rest of the team, working some distance away, is exfiltrated, thinking Jina died in the explosion, leaving her stranded. To survive, she's got to figure out how to get back to safety before she's discovered by the enemy. Once Levi discovers Jina is alive, the tenacious warrior will walk into fire to save this intriguing woman who has captured his heart.

A boy called Christmas / Matt Haig.

A boy called Christmas /  Matt Haig.
Nikolas, the boy who would one day be known as Santa Claus, goes on a life-changing quest to the North Pole--

The view from Rainshadow Bay / Colleen Coble.

The view from Rainshadow Bay /  Colleen Coble.
When her mentor and business partner is murdered, Shauna realizes that she's in danger too. Fearing for her son, she turns to the only ally she has. Nate Bannister was her husband's best friend, and is the person she blames for his death. Nate is only too happy to try to assuage his own guilt over Jack's death by helping her in any way he can. The lavender fields are a shroud for something much darker, and these are secrets that someone will do anything to keep buried.

Have you met Nora? / Nicole Blades.

She's blossomed from a wealthy surgeon's beautiful daughter to elegant socialite to being the top fashion stylist in the country. And Nora Mackenzie is only days away from marrying into one of New York's richest, most powerful families. But her fairy tale rise is rooted in an incredible deception-one scandal away from turning her perfect world to ashes. What no one knows is that Nora is the biracial daughter of a Caribbean woman and a long-gone white father. Adopted-and abused-by her mother's employer, then sent to an exclusive boarding school to buy her silence, Nora found that passing as a white woman could give her everything she never had. Now, an ex-classmate who Nora betrayed many years ago has returned to her life to even the score. Her machinations are turning Nora's privilege into one gilded trap after another. Running out of choices, Nora must decide how far she will go to protect a lie or give up and finally face the truth.

Beneath the darkest sky / Jason Overstreet.

In this riveting and emotionally powerful historical drama, an ex-FBI agent plunges into the darkest shadows of 1930s Europe, where everything he loves is on the line. International consultant Prescott Sweet's mission is to bring justice to countries suffering from America's imperialistic interventions. With his outspoken artist wife, Loretta, and their two children, he lives a life of equality and continental elegance amid Europe's glittering capitals-beyond anything he ever dared hope for. But he is still a man in hiding, from his past with the Bureau, from British Intelligence-and from his own tempting, dangerous skill at high-level espionage. So when he has the opportunity to live in Moscow and work at the American Embassy, Prescott and his family seize the chance to take refuge and at last put down roots in what they believe is a fair society. Life in Russia, however, proves to be a beautiful lie. Reduced to bare survival, with his son gravely ill, Prescott calls on all his skills in a last-ditch effort to free his family from the grips of Stalin. But between honor and expediency, salvation and atrocity, he'll be forced to play an ever more merciless hand and commit unimaginable acts for a future that promises nowhere to run.

Bad behavior / Kiki Swinson, Noire.

THE CRUSHED ICE CLIQUE by NOIRE: At first all ghetto princesses Honore and Cucci want is quick cash-flow. But after sexing jewelry distributor Slimy Sam and learning his illegal tricks of the trade, they assemble a crack team of thieves for one dazzling scam. Replacing diamonds with fakes and selling the reshaped real deal on the black market is making them crazy-rich. But when Sam double-crosses them, these diamond divas must survive to steal another day.~NINE LIVES by KIKI SWINSON: Wild-card Aiden. Dead-shot Ava. Efficient, fast, and brutal, this notorious brother-sister hit team grew up abused, unwanted-and in lethal tune with each other. Killing nine targets in ten days will be their biggest score yet. But as Ava sets up their final target, she falls hard for him and a chance at a normal life. And that's a betrayal she may not live to regret.

Grand opening 2 / Carl Weber with La Jill Hunt.

The year is 1978, the Duncan brothers and their tough-as-nails women have vanquished their rivals and taken their place as the leaders of Waycross, Georgia's criminal enterprises. However, their rise to power has not gone unnoticed, and the family is rocked when their mother, Ms. Bettie, is kidnapped and her body is found in a swamp. No one knows who the killers are, but instead of drawing closer, the family is split when their grief-stricken leader, LC, is offered membership in the South's most powerful black organization, the Council. Membership has its privileges, but they do not include his brothers. LC packs up his growing family and moves to Atlanta to open his first car dealership. Unable to deal with his mother's death, Lou Duncan searches for her killers with the help of an unlikely ally-LC's ex-fiancee. Her presence may cost him his relationship with his brothers, but Lou is resigned to that fact because Donna's help is instrumental in finding Ms. Bettie's abductors. What he will soon learn is that his search for the truth will also lead him to discover a long-buried Duncan family secret.

The devil you know / Mary Monroe.

In the stunning climax of New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe's Lonely Heart, Deadly Heart series, the tension-and the heat-reach unforgettable heights as two restless women go after the ultimate satisfaction.and a killer desire prepares to strike. For best friends Lola Poole and Joan Proctor-Riley, there's never too much when it comes to online dating rich, no-commitment lovers. It's a fantasy come true and makes their unhappy lives bearable. But there's no escape when Lola's vicious relatives cheat her out of everything that's hers and Joan's husband pulls a devastating betrayal. With nothing to lose, the two will do everything and anything to lock down Mr. Right and lifetime satisfaction. With his scorching sexual healing and compassionate nature, handsome trucker Calvin Ramsey keeps coming out on top with Lola. And she's this close to winning his love and finally getting the loving family of her dreams. But she doesn't suspect that Calvin's idea of making a woman his own is a fatal affair. Now, his gentle reassurances and sensual promises are spinning a web where Lola's deepest longings could be the deadliest trap of all.

The syndicate 3 / Brick and Storm.

When Claudette McPhearson died, she left eight foster children to fend for themselves after they discovered the truth about her secret life. She was the leader of the Syndicate, a criminal enterprise that had a stronghold on the underworld. Much to her children's chagrin, it was up to one of them to step up and take the lead. Javon, her oldest and most trusted son, took on that mantle. It was a role he had never wanted, but with threats to his family coming from every direction, he had no choice. One year later, Javon has taken the Syndicate to the next level. Javon seems untouchable, and the Syndicate can't be stopped, but as it grows, it draws attention. This time, it's from the Commission, the ruling body of the world's most dangerous mafias. You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours comes into play as the Old Italian needs Javon's help. The Commission has been threatened, and they call on the Syndicate for reinforcements. The Syndicate aims to help its allies, but the past comes knocking at the McPhearsons' door. With everything coming full circle, Javon will find that not everyone can be trusted, and ghosts from the past always have a way of coming back to haunt you.



clock image
  • Mon - Thurs
    9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri
    9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat
    9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun
    1 p.m. - 6 p.m.


Library Journal 5-Star Library
Best Employers in Ohio 2014
Library Journal 5-Star Library
Best Employers in Ohio 2014