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At the Library

By Linda Witthoft | Nov 19, 2012

November … not one of my favorites, but the long evenings indoors tend to make good reading time. I often pick up a magazine (we have many at the library for check-out) or trivia books (yes, we have many of those also). I found some facts that may be of interest.

• Most people in the United States spend nearly 2,000 hours per year at work.

• Even during the thinking process, we only use 35 percent of our brain.

• More people walk to work in Alaska than any other state.

• Refrigerating rubber-bands helps them last longer.

• The White House has 132 rooms — 35 are bathrooms.

• Mick Jagger was a physical education teacher before becoming a Rolling Stone.

• Finally, Zane Grey, the famous Western genre author, was a dentist in Ohio.

Please drop into the library for more interesting facts or fiction!

The following new materials are available at the Washington Public Library:

Adult Fiction

The Corpse on the Court by Simon Brett, Fox Tracks by Rita Mae Brown, The Last Man by Vince Flynn, Love Anthony by Lisa Genova, Crown of Vengeance by Mercedes Lackey, The Buzzard Table by Margaret Maron, Merry Christmas, Alex Cross by James Patterson, Across the Universe by Beth Revis, Soul Mountain by Geo Xingjian

Large Print Fiction

The Struggle by Wanda E. Brunstetter, The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury, How I Came To Sparkle Again by Kara McLaren, Merry Christmas, Alex Cross by James Patterson

Adult Nonfiction

The Take-Charge Patient by Martine Ehrenclon, The Complete Guide to Acupuncture & Acupressure by David Sollars, The Child Whisperer by Carol Tuttle, Growing Up in Vietnam by Thomas J. Vogel, The Maid Narratives by Katherine Van Wormer

Large Print Nonfiction

Killing Kennedy by Bill O'Reilly

Young Adult Fiction

Endure by Carrie Jones, Cinder by Marissa Meyer, Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson, Nevermore by James Patterson, Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, Divergent by Veronica Roth, Insurgent by Veronica Roth

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