Lake Mills Library

L.D. Fargo Public Library in Lake Mills, WI 120 East Madison Street, Lake Mills, WI 53551 920.648.2166

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Location: Lake Mills, Wisconsin, United States

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Weddings, Mpas, Vigilantes, Algebra


The Black Stiletto: Secrets and Lies by Raymond Benson.  Continuation of the series where Martin discovers that the Black Stiletto, famed vigilante from the 1960s, is his mother, Judy, an Alzheimer's patient.  Martin discovers the Stiletto's diaries and starts reading.


How to Have the Wedding You Want: (not the one everybody else wants you to have) by Christine Egan.  Page 148 says, "Professional Discourtesy."

Rome by Duncan Garwood.  A Lonely Planet guide.  Page 152 says, " The best tapestries, on the left, were woven in Brussels in the 16th Century."  Which reminds of this. Which is also this.

Managing All-in-One for Dummies by Marty Brounstein.  Page 279 says, "Look skyward." 

Easy Sewing Projects compiled by Barbara Delaney.  Page 24 says, "Winter Forest Tea Towel."  The colors and font remind me of Montreal.  Which reminds me of this.

Jewelry Maker's Field Guide: tools and essential techniques by Helen I. Driggs.  Page 139 says, "Ultimately, you be [sic] rewarded for your patience and hard work." 

Teach Visually Microsoft Windows 8.1 by Paul McFedries.  Page 84 says, "Right-click the screen."

The Rut Hunters: pursuit of the white tail SLAM by Tom Miranda.  This book has about 500,000 fancy color photos.

ABCs of Rifle Shooting by David Watson.  I need to sign my son and myself up for one of these classes.

Mapping the First World War: battlefields of the great conflict from above by Simon Forty.  Maps produced by the Armies themselves.  Page 62 says, "This chart - nicknamed a 'Tartan' for its similarity to the Scottish cloth - shows the length of time divisions from III, XIII, XIV, and XV Corps spent at the front in the period July-October 1916."

Africa by Simon Richmond.  A Lonely Planet guide.  Page 1056 says, "As forest cover diminishes, all too often the desert moves in."

Algebra: a complete introduction by Hugh Neill.  Page 169 says, "Example 12.11."

The Italian Lakes by Paula Hardy.  A Lonely Planet guide. The article on Lake Como completely ignores Princess Amidala and Anakin Skywalker.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Large Print Weeding With Musical Interlude Fashion Show

Large Print

Turn your monitor upside down.

Large Print


This is why we weed out old and obsolete items. How did I miss these?

Why we weed.

Musical Interlude

Chrissie Hynde has a new tune.

Fashion Show

Dunedin Public Library in Dunedin, New Zealand had their annual fashion show a couple weeks ago.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Black Beetle Pope Printing Pain


Lost at Sea by Jon Ronson.  Where did this come from?  It's the paperback from 2013.  Must have been a donation.  Short stories by guy who wrote Psychopath Test which went out 16 times and is NonFic.

The Black Beetle in 'No Way Out' by Francesco Francavilla.  Comic book novel that was recommended on a Friday issue of Unshelved.  The Black Beetle patrols Colt City in 1941 defending against mobsters and their paid for cops.

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.  The cover says "YA novel" the flyleaf says, "Bookstore owner is the doldrums."


Woodland Knits: over 20 enchanting patterns by Stephanie Dosen.  Page 65 says, "Using US size (10mm) dpns, cast on 4 sts onto one dpn."

Teach Yourself Visually Android Phones and Tablets by Guy Hart-Davis.  Because computers are a pain.

3D Printing for Dummies by Kalani Kirk Hausman and Richard Horne.  Because computer operated printers are a pain.

Home Skills Wiring: fix your own lights, switches, receptacles, boxes, cables and more, Cindy Smargia Laun, Design Manager.  Because wiring repairs are a pain.

Trigonometry: a complete introduction by Hugh Neill, Chief Examiner.  Because trigonometry homework is a pain.

Calculus: a complete introduction by Hugh Neill, Chief Examiner.  Because calculus homework is a pain.

Not So Fast: parenting your teen through the dangers of driving by Tim Hollister.  Because expensive car repairs are a pain.

From 221B Baker Street to the Old Curiosity Shop: a guide to London's literary landmarks by Stephen Halliday.  Because getting lost in London is a pain.

Budget Bytes: over 199 easy, delicious recipes to slash your grocery bill in half by Beth Moncel.  Because being broke is a pain.

The Everything Job Interview Question Book: the best answers to the toughest interview questions by Dawn Rosenberg McKay.  Because bombing a job interview is a pain.

Color Essentials: crisp and vibrant quilts by Amanda Murphy.  Because dour colored quilts are a pain.

The Complete Fibromyalgia Health, Diet Guide and Cookbook by Drs. Louise S. McCrindle and Alison C. Bested.  Because pain is a pain.

Developing the Core edited by Jeffrey M. Willardson.  Because cable side bends are a pain.

A Call to Serve: Pope Francis and the Catholic future by Stefan von Kempis and Philip F. Lawler.  Because losing parishioners is a pain.

How to Prepare for the GED Test by Barron's.  Because low-paying jobs are a pain.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Your Quarterly Delivery of the Stuart Woods Book Club


Carnal Curiosity by Stuart Woods.  Is it really Stuart Woods?  Is Woods cranking these things out or is he hiring ghosts?  I really do not know.  Answer me Internet!

Redeployment by Phil Kay.  I think this was discussed in the New York Times Book Review.  Or, maybe not.  Short stories dealing with service in Iraq during the war.

The Dealer and the Dead by Gerald Seymour.  Arms dealer to a Croatian village in 1992 never showed up with the arms.  The village was overrun and mostly slaughtered.  The surviving villagers have found the dealer's identity and are out for revenge.

Keep Quiet by Lisa Scottoline.  Fly leaf says relationship...urging...goes alone...deserted road...connection...bonding opportunity...tragedy...forced...plunges...crushing weight...ruin them all.

The Contractors by Harry Hunsicker.  Here is what I know about Hunsicker: 1) he lives in Dallas, 2) he has long hair.  This sounds like a good one.  A contractor for the DEA in Dallas intercepts a drug shipment and ends up holding a high-value witness.  He has to get the witness to Marfa, TX in spite of competition.

Night Diver by Elizabeth Lowell.  Lowell's "favorite activity is exploring the western United States to find the landscapes that speak to her soul and inspire her writing."  Oh boy...


Bitter Spirits by Jenn Bennett.  That's two Ns, two Ns and Two Ts.  A medium in the twenties helps a bootlegger with a hex.  That is an unclear sentence.  Does the bootlegger have a hex on him, or does the bootlegger want to hex someone else?  Couldn't I just rewrite that sentence and avoid the confusion? No.

Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare.  She wouldn't be romancing a Duke in Lake Mills.  Not unless she has no sense of smell, because the chicken manure farm south of town  is spreading manure this morning and everything smells awful.

Science Fiction

Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison.  This title speaks to me.  It says, "There is a goblin and he is an emperor."

He Drank, and Saw the Spider by Alex Bledsoe.  This title speaks to me.  It says, "What?"  The fly leaf says, "P.I. novel with swords."  Bledsoe lives in Mount Horeb.  My family stops for breakfast there when driving to KS each summer. 

Friday, April 04, 2014

Psychology for LEGO Warlords


Psychology for Dummies by Adam Cash, PsyD.  Page 159 says, "Feeling phrenological?"

LEGO Minifigure Year by Year:a visual history edited by Helen Murray.  This is a kids book and very groovy. 

The Last Warlord: the life and legend of Dostum, the Afghan warrior who led US Special Forces to topple the Taliban regime by Brian Glyn Williams, PhD.  According to the photo section Dostum helped out during the initial invasion in 2001.  According to the author photo Williams has a beard.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Dirty Amish Chipmunks


Dirty Wars by Jeremy Scahill.  Documentary on the greater war on terror.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: the squeakquel starring [voices].  Replacing a broken disc.


Cavendon Hall by Barbara Taylor Bradford.  "Epic saga of intrigue and mystique set in Edwardian England."  Saga?  When I hear saga I think of Iceland.

And the Dark Sacred Night by Julia Glass.  Flyleaf says: Richly detailed novel about the quest for an unknown father.

I've Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark.  Clark writes another novel that many people will purchase.

Frog Music by Emma Donoghue.  According to the flyleaf Donoghue has red hair and lives in Canada.  Canada is pretty big.  Good luck hunting her down to sign your personal copy.

The Last Bride by Beverly Lewis.  More Amish.  More romance.  More cover photos with a pretty girl wearing a hair cover.  You know, all these cover models wear make-up.  I presume the Amish don't truck with cosmetics.

Warriors by Ted Bell.  Looks like a shoot-em up spy thriller.  Let's see.  Or, let's not see.  You can be surprised.

Destroyer Angel by Nevada Barr.  "An Anna Pigeon Novel."  Hey, Los Amigos Invisibles just came on.

Musical Interlude

Los Amigos Invisibles or, as I call them, Peruvian Disco Music from Space.


The Oxford Companion to World Mythology by David Leeming.  Oxford was running a sale.  Page 236 says Laokoon told the Trojans not to let in the wooden horse.  The Trojans should have listened.  But, Poseidon sent a couple snakes to kill Laokoon and his children and the Trojans figured that was a sign to ignore Laokoon.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Music and Mania


House of Cards starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.  Dirtbag Congressman.


20 by Kate Rusby.  I realized that our other Rusby CD of a folk singer singing folk songs has gone out a lot.

The Outsiders by Eric Church.  Country singers sings country-themed songs.

Pure Heroine by Lorde.  Kiwi teen singer sings songs of Kiwi life and longing.

Supermodel by Foster the People.  Californians sing rock music songs.