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We are constantly adding new materials to our collection.
Below is just a highlight of a few we have added recently.
Come in or view our Catalog for all our new items.

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Gracie The Lighthouse Cat
by Ruth Brown
Easy (Picture)

While Grace Darling, daughter of the Longstone Lighthouse keeper on England's Farne Islands, is helping to rescue nine shipwreck victims, her cat Gracie goes out into the terrible storm to rescue her kitten.

by Blair Thornburgh
Easy Non-Ficion

You probably don't think much about skulls. So what's the big deal about them?
Well, every head of every person you've ever seen has a skull inside.
And that includes YOU!

This smart, skull-positive story cheerfully dispels any fears kids might have about their skeletons, flipping our view of skulls from a spooky symbol to a fascinating, cool, and crucial part of our bodies.


The Tyrants Tomb.jpgThe Tyrant's Tomb
(The Trials of Apollo #4)
by Rick Riordan
Juvenile (Chapter)

It's not easy being Apollo, especially when you've been turned into a human and banished from Olympus. On his path to restoring five ancient Oracles and reclaiming his godly powers, Apollo (aka Lester Papadopoulos) has faced both triumphs and tragedies.

Now his journey takes him to Camp Jupiter in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the Roman demigods are preparing for a desperate last stand against the evil Triumvirate of Roman emperors. Hazel, Reyna, Frank, Tyson, Ella, and many other old friends will need Apollo's aid to survive the onslaught. Unfortunately, the answer to their salvation lies in the forgotten tomb of a Roman ruler... someone even worse than the emperors Apollo has already faced.

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The Other Side
(Stranger Things #1)
by Jody Houser
Juvenile Graphic Novel

When Will Byers finds himself in the Upside Down, an impossible dark parody of his own world, he's understandably frightened. But that's nothing compared with the fear that takes hold when he realizes what's in that world with him!

Fashion Drawing: Inspirational Step-by-Step Illustrations Show You How To Draw Like a Fashion Illustrator
by Carolyn Scrace
Juvenile Non-Fiction

An inspirations guide for the budding fashion artist- with advice from 15 pros!

What influences the best fashion illustrators? When did they begin drawing? What materials do they enjoy working with? Fashion Drawing offers beginners step-by-step instruction on how to draw and construct figures and outfits in a variety of styles. Fifteen leading fashion illustrators explain their process from start to finish, using beautiful and diverse examples from their own sketchbooks. You'll learn how to get the correct proportions; turn sketches into completed drawings; illustrate men's, women's, and children's clothing for different occasions; and explore how to create a mood board, follow a brief, and produce the finished illustration.

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(Windy City Magic #1)
by Crystal Cestari

Amber Sand is not a witch. The Sand family Wicca gene somehow leapfrogged over her. But she did get the highly specific magical talent: she can see true love. As a matchmaker, Amber's pretty far down the sorcery food chain (even birthday party magicians rank higher), but after five seconds of eye contact, she can envision anyone's soul mate.

Amber works at her mother's magic shop-- Windy City Magic-- in downtown Chicago, and she's confident she's seen every kind of happy ending there is: except for one-- her own. (The Fates are tricky jerks that way.) So when Charlie Blitzman, the mayor's son and most- desired boy in school, comes to her for help finding his father's missing girlfriend, she's distressed to find herself falling for him. Because while she can't see her own match, she can see his-- and it's not Amber. How can she, an honest peddler of true love, pursue a boy she knows full well isn't her match?

The Best Kind of Magic is set in urban Chicago and will appeal to readers who long for magic in the real world. With a sharp-witted and sassy heroine, a quirky cast of mystical beings, and a heady dose of adventure, this novel will have you laughing out loud and questioning your belief in happy endings.

Vendetta in Death
(In Death #49)
by J.D. Robb
Large Print

The predator becomes the prey.

She calls herself Lady Justice. And once she has chosen a man as her target, she turns herself into a tall blonde or a curvaceous redhead, makes herself as alluring and seductive as possible to them. Once they are in her grasp, they are powerless.

The first victim is wealthy businessman Nigel McEnroy. His company's human resources department has already paid out settlements to a couple of his young victims- but they don't know that his crimes go far beyond workplace harassment. Lady Justice knows. And in one shocking night of brutality, she makes him pay as much steeper price.

Now, Eve Dallas and her husband, Roarke, are coming through the evidence of McEnroy's secret life. His compulsive need to record his misdeeds provides them with a wide range of suspects, but the true identity of Lady Justice remains elusive. It's a challenging case, made even more difficult by McEnroy's widow, who reacts to the investigation with fury, denial, and threats. Meanwhile, Lady Justice's criminal crusade is escalating rapidly, and if Eve can't stop this vigilante, there's no telling how much blood may be spilled...

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A murder is Announced
(Miss Marple #4)
by Agatha Christie
Adult Fiction

The personal ad was intriguing: an invitation to partake in a "murder" at the home of Letitia Blacklock. The uncharacteristic prank comes as a surprise to Letitia's friends-- and a bigger surprise to Letitia herself. Still, the proper hostess welcomes her unexpected guests for an evening of fun. But when the lights go down, a gunshot rings out. Now, Miss Jane Marple wants to play a game of whodunit.


Learn To Burn: Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Started in Pyrography
by Simon Easton
Adult Non- Fiction

Known as pyrography, which literally means "writing Learn to Burn.jpgwith fire," wood burning is a rewarding art that is practically infinite in its applications! This book shows you everything you need to get started in this fun and expressive craft:

* Create beautiful art using ready-made materials found at your local craft store
* 14 step-by-step projects-- appropriate for every skill level
* Illustrated with how-o photographs
* Easy exercises introduce basic concepts for beginners
* Learn expert techniques for texturing, lettering, shading, and finishing
* Make memorable decorative gifts for friends and family--bangles, jewelry boxes, gift tags, fridge magnets, and more!
* 50 Bonus patterns

This easy-to-learn introduction to the art of pyrography offers 14 step-by-step projects for making decorative gifts- from coasters and picture frames to bangles, decorative plates, and door hangers- illustrated with clear how-to photographs. Each pyro project can be completed using ready-made materials that are easy to find at your local craft store. 50 bonus patterns will allow you to unleash your creativity on hundreds of additional wood burning  projects.

In Learn to Burn, ward-winning artist and pyrographer Simon Easton shows you how to "write with fire," taking you from basic wood burning concepts to tips and techniques that encourage your creativity and help you develop your own individual style. Easton guides you through purchasing tools and materials, and setup and safety. His expert lessons will help you master all of the essential techniques of the craft, from making simple marks to texturing, lettering, shading and finishing.

This is a book that you'll come back to again and again as you develop your expertise in an innovative art form.


by James Joyce
Narrated by John Lee

Joyce's experimental masterpiece set a new standard for modernist fiction, pushing the English language past all previous thresholds in its quest to capture a day in the life of an Everyman in turn-of-the-century Dublin. Obliquely borrowing characters and situations from Homer's Odyssey, Joyce takes us on an internal odyssey along the current of thoughts, impressions, and experiences that make up the adventure of living an average day. As his characters stroll, eat, ruminate, and through the streets of Dublin, Joyce's stream-of-consciousness narrative artfully weaves events, emotions, and memories in a free flow of imagery and associations. Full of literary references, parody, and uncensored vulgarity, Ulysses has been considered controversial and challenging, bu always brilliant and rewarding.

The Maze Runner.jpgThe Maze Runner

Awakening in an elevator, remembering nothing of his past, Thomas emerges into a world of about thirty teenage boys, all without past memories, who have learned to survive under their own set of rules in a completely enclosed environment, subsisting on their own agriculture an supplies. With a new boy arriving every thirty days, the group has been in "The Glade" for three years, trying to find a way to escape through the Maze that surrounds their living space (patrolled by cyborg monsters named 'Grievers'). They have begun to give up hope when a comatose girl arrives with a strange note, and their world begins to change with the boys dividing into two factions: those willing to risk their lives to escape and those wanting to hang onto what they've got and survive.

City of Lytle
14916 Main St
Lytle, TX 78052
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