Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas!

The Library will be closed December 24 - December 26 for Christmas. 
We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Follow Us on Pinterest!

The library now has a Pinterest page! Click the Pinterest button on the right to view the library's latest additions!

Monday, December 16, 2013

New Adult Non-Fiction

New Adult Non-Fiction titles include:

1. The Kennedy Half Century by Larry Sabato
2. Legacy: A Genetic History of the Jewish People by Harry Ostrer
3. The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida
4. Good Tidings and Great Joy by Sarah Palin
5. Extortion by Peter Schweizer
6. Hidden by Richard Giannone
7. Campaigns by Paul F. Boller, Jr.
8. Missing Martyrs by Charles Kurzman
9. Sick from Freedom by Jim Downs
10. The Darwinian Tourist by Christopher Wills
11. What Really Matters by Arthur Kleinman
12. Union Pacific by Maury Klein

And more!

Friday, December 6, 2013

New Diary of a Wimpy Kid is here!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney

Also Available:
Easy Readers
1. Dubs Runs for President by Dick Morris
2. Yankee Doodle Dandy by Callista Gingrich

Juvenile Fiction 
 1. Saints by Gene Luen Yang (Graphic Novel)
2. Fairy Tale Comics (edited by Chris Duffy)
3. Jane, the Fox, and Me by Fanny Britt (Graphic Novel)
4. The Song of the Quarkbeast by Jasper Fforde
5. The Case of the Toxic Mutants by Ursula Vernon
6. Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
7. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
8. Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and other thankful stuff) by Barbara Park
Juvenile NonFiction

1. Scaly, Spotted, Feathered, Frilled by Catherine Thimmesh
2. Hey Charleston: The True Story of Jenkins Orphanage by Anne Rockwell
3. The Tree Lady by Joseph Hopkins
4. Sweet Feet: Samantha Gordon's Winning Season by Samantha Gordon

And more! Come and see! 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Sycamore Row is here!

Sycamore Row by John Grisham 
There is a waiting list, so call now to be placed on it! We will notify you when a copy is available for checkout. Call 601-684-2661, Ext. 3

Also now in: 
Takedown Twenty by  Janet Evanovich
Cross My Heart by James Patterson 
King and Maxwell by David Baldacci
Surrender the Heart by MaryLu Tyndall
Surrender the Night by MaryLu Tyndall
The Supreme Macaroni Company by Adriana Trigiani
A Dublin Student Doctor by Patrick Taylor  

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

3 New DVDs

1. Paranoia
2. We're the Millers

Rugrats Double Feature (Includes Rugrats the Movie and Rugrats Go Wild)

New Adult Nonfiction

*Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right by Jennifer Burns
*Archimedes to Hawking by Clifford A. Pickover
*Harlem Renaissance by Nathan Huggins
*Moments in Time: The Art of Charles R. Crossley, Sr. (Book #1: 2000-2012)
*How to Think Seriously About the Planet by Roger Scruton
*The Myth of American Religious Freedom by David Sehat
*Understanding the Book of Mormon by Grant Hardy
*The Beauty Bias by Deborah Rhode
*Effective Practices for Children with Autism

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

New DVDs!

DVDs now available for checkout!!

1. Monsters University
2. Planes (Disney)
3. Girl Most Likely
4. Lovelace
5. Ladybugs

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

New Adult Nonfiction

New Adult Nonfiction includes

1. Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth by James Lovelock

2.  The Sacred Depths of Nature by Ursula Goodenough

3. Jesus: Apocalyptic Prophet of the New Millennium by Bart D. Ehrman

4. Presidential Anecdotes by Paul F. Boller, Jr.

5. A Dictionary of Latin Words and Phrases

In Memory of Barbara Park

The Library is saddened to hear Barbara Park, author of the wildly popular and bestselling Junie B. Jones series, has passed away. USA Today Article

The library has recently purchased one of the more recent books in the series:
Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten
This book will be available for checkout soon.

Did you know?
Barbara Park
wrote other books besides Junie B. Jones. The library owns copies of 

The Graduation of Jake Moon and Mick Harte Was Here.

A full list of her books can be found here: Barbara Park's Books. 

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Large Print Westerns!

Come see some of the new LARGE PRINT WESTERNS that are now available!

Authors include:

Will Henry                                 L. P. Holmes

Robert Horton                           William Johnstone
Wayne D. Overholser                Lauran Paine
Lewis B. Patten                          Robert J. Randisi
Jory Sherman                             Ralph Cotton
Max Brand                                  Dusty Richards

And more!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

New Adult Non-Fiction!

If you enjoy BIOGRAPHIES and other TRUE stories, you will be happy to see the following new books: 

1. My Story by Elizabeth Smart
2. One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson

3. Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked by Chris Matthews
4. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell

5. Trials of the Earth: the Autobiography of Mary Hamilton 
6. I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai

7. The Butler: A Witness to History by Wil Haygood
8. The Men Who United the States by Simon Winchester

9. Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan
10. The Education of a Lifetime by Robert Khayat

11. Twenty Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
12. Lean in: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandburg

Friday, November 1, 2013

New Books!

ADULT Fiction

* Fifteen Minutes by Karen Kingsbury
* Just One Evil Act by Elizabeth George
* After Dead by Charlaine Harris
* Accused by Lisa Scottoline
* The Way Home by Cindy Gerard
* Cross and Burn by Val McDermid
* Mirror Mirror - 5 stories by 5 authors, including J. D. Robb


* When Did You See Her Last by Lemony Snicket

ADULT Biography

* Spelling It Like It Is by Tori Spelling
* The Death of Santini by Pat Conroy

ADULT Nonfiction

* The Four Doors: A Guide to Joy, Freedom, and a Meaningful Life by Richard Paul Evans
* The Wit and Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister by George R. R. Martin

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

New Books!

ADULT Fiction
* The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
* Ghost Gone Wild by Carolyn Hart
* The Wolves of Midwinter by Anne Rice
* The October List by Jeffery Deaver
* Christmas Bliss by Mary Kay Andrews
* The Night is Forever by Heather Graham
* Unspoken by Dee Henderson

* Teardrop by Kate Lauren

Monday, October 28, 2013

Trick or Treat!

All Treats...No Tricks!

Miss Mattie will be 
handing out Treats on 

Thursday, October 31
Outside by the Bookdrop

Parents, drive by the bookdrop so your
children can get a treat!

At McComb Public Library

Friday, October 25, 2013

New Books and a Couple of Movies!

2 new DVDs: 
* Before Midnight
* The Internship

 ADULT Fiction
* True to the law by Jo Goodman
* Starry Night by Debbie Macomber
* Rasputin's Shadow by Raymond Khoury
* Outlaw by Ted Dekker
* Critical Mass by Sara Paretsky

ADULT Nonfiction
* Killing Jesus by Bill O'Reilly
* Practice to Deceive by Ann Rule

* The Ghost Person by Joseph Delaney
* The House of Hades by Rick Riordan
* Perfect Season by Tim Green

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Popular Authors - Just In!

Are you a fan of: 

P. C. Cast,     James Patterson,       J. R. Ward,         Stuart Woods,        Iris Johansen,    
Christopher Rice,    or Rita Mae Brown?

If so, you will be happy to know that their newest releases are now at the library!
Come in and check out or request them! 

To see a description of each book, please visit our catalog -


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

More New Fiction!

1. Beloved by Eric Van Lustbader
2. Dark Lycan by Christine Feehan
3. Something Borrowed, Someone Dead by M. C. Beaton 
4. Blindsided by Fern Michaels
5. White Christmas by Diana Palmer
6. Christmas on 4th Street by Susan Mallery
7. A Proposal for Christmas by Linda Lael Miller 
8. A Seaside Christmas by Sherryl Woods
9. Twice Loved by Wanda Brunstetter

1. Frozen
by Melissa de la Cruz

2. Michael Vey: Battle of the Ampere by Richard Paul Evans
3. Through the Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter

Monday, October 21, 2013

New Adult Fiction!

Now available!

1. Christmas Carol Murder by Leslie Meier
2. The Quest by Nelson DeMille
3. Who Asked You? by Terry McMillan
4. Deadline by Sandra Brown
5. Gone by James Patterson
6. What Once Was Lost by Kim Vogel Sawyer

More fiction is coming soon!  

For children - a new Goosebumps book is here!
Dr. Maniac Will See You Now

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

New Adult Books!


* Haven Creek by Rochelle Alers
* The Orphan Sister by Gwendolen Gross
* Dream with Little Angels by Michael Hiebert
* Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
* Tragic by Robert Tanenbaum
* The Lord is My Shepherd by Debbie Viguie'


* And Furthermore by Judi Dench


* Movin' Mountains: The Journey is More Important Than the Destination 
by C. R. Diggs Michael. Ms. Michael was the guest speaker at the library's September Munch-a-Lunch program.


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Movie Update!

Now available for checkout!

* The Heat
* Let Me Explain
* The Hangover, Part III
* The Hobbit

* Much Ado About Nothing

Remember, if the movie you want is already checked out, we can put a hold on it and contact you when it is available.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

New Adult Fiction

1. Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
2. Styxx by Sherrilyn Kenyon

3. Second Watch by J. A. Jance
4. Never Go Back by Lee Child

New Juvenile Non-Fiction

New Juvenile / Young Adult Non-Fiction titles include:
1. Winter Sports: Snowboarding
2. The Mayflower and the Pilgrim's New World (by Nathaniel Philbrick)
3. Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans During World War II (by Martin Sandler)

Plus new books on the countries of:
1. The United States of America
2. Italy
3. Syria
4. Brazil
5. North Korea
6. Ireland

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Magnolia Library Munch-a-Lunch

Magnolia Public Library's Munch-a-Lunch will be Thursday, October 10, from 12-1. 
The speaker will be Mrs. Bess Simmons, author of The Best of Bess's Best. 
Lunch will be provided.

Call Mrs. Edythe Lensing at 601-783-6565 for more information.

New Adult Fiction!

Now available for checkout! 

1. The Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star by Susan Wittig Albert
2. The Secret Keeper by Beverly Lewis
3. The Miner's Lady by Tracie Peterson
4. Killing Custer by Margaret Coel
5. Thankless in Death by J. D. Robb
6. Tragic by Robert Tanenbaum
7. The Bones of Paris by Laurie R. King
8. W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton
9. Deadly Heat by Richard Castle
10. The First Affair by Emma McLaughlin 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Movie Update!

Now available for checkout: 

1. The Croods
2. Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit
3. Trance
4. The Little Mermaid 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


The McComb Public Library
and Walthall County Public Library
will be Closed on 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
For Library Staff Development

The Alpha Center, Crosby, Gloster, Liberty, Magnolia, and Progress libraries 
will be open their regular hours.

In Memory of Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy, author of multiple bestselling military thrillers, including The Hunt for Red October, passed away yesterday, October 1. 

New York Times Article

Author Website

His newest book, Command Authority, is being prepared for publication in December.

We will have his books on display in the library for the rest of October.

Friday, September 27, 2013


Two movies are now available:
1. Disconnect
2. Iron Man 3

We also have some new fiction: 

* Bones of the Lost  by Kathy Reichs
* Blind Justice by Anne Perry
* I, Saul by Jerry Jenkins
* The Whole Enchilada  by Diane Mott Davidson
* Left for Dead by J. A. Jance
* The River Palace by Gilbert Morris

* Hide and Seek by Kate Messner
* Beyonders: Chasing the Prophecy by Brandon Mull
* Orleans by Sherri Smith
* Game Changers: Play Makers by Mike Lupica
* The Odd Squad: Bully Bait by  Michael Fry
* Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis

* Look Up! Bird Watching in Your Own Backyard
* I Like Collies!
* Discover Mixed Breed Cats
* Stronger Than Steel: Spider DNA and the Quest for Better Bulletproof Vests, Sutures, and  Parachute Rope

Monday, September 23, 2013


A correction has been made to Miss Mattie's Storyhour schedule, found on the "Events" page. 
The time for Walthall Library's storyhour is Fridays at 11:00, not 4:00.

I apologize for the error.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

New Movie Update!

New movies are now available:

1. Star Trek Into Darkness
2. The Bling Ring
3. Rise of the Guardians
4. Oblivion
5. Epic
6. The East
7. G.I. Joe: Retaliation
8. Oz the Great and Powerful
9. Admission
10. The Place Beyond the Pines

Come by and browse all of our DVDs. You can use the catalog link (to the right) to find out more about each movie and to see if it's available. If not, we will be happy to place it on hold for you. 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Celebrating Constitution Week, Sept. 17 - 23, 2013

226 years ago, on September 17, the Constitutional Convention drafted the Constitution of the United States of America. Now through September 23, 2013 is the annual celebration of our country's most important document.

Come by the McComb Public Library and learn more about the Constitution by checking out our display of books and DVDs. You can learn more about Constitution Week by visiting Daughters of the American Revolution and U. S. Senate.

A copy of the Constitution, as well as additional resources, is available online here: U. S. Senate - Constitution

Thursday, September 5, 2013

New Young Adult / Children's Books!

New Young Adult titles include: 

Seven Minutes in Heaven: A Lying Game novel by Sara Shepard

Under the Light by Laura Whitcomb
Aquifer by Jonathan Friesen

and books by authors Hal Johnson, Gina Damico, and Laura Bickle.

New Children's titles include:

Bowling Alley Bandit by Laurie Keller
Squish: Game On! by Jennifer Holm
Bright ideas by Philippe Coudray

We  also have several non-fiction titles in, including a new biography on Benjamin Franklin - Becoming Ben Franklin, and Cowboy Up! Ride the Navajo Rodeo.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

New Movie Update!

New movies are now available

Scary Movie 5
The Great Gatsby
Olympus Has Fallen
The Company You Keep
What Maisie Knew
Pain and Gain
42: The Jackie Robinson Story
The Muppet Movie

Come by and browse all of our DVDs. You can use the catalog link (to the right) to find out more about each movie and to see if it's available. If not, we will be happy to place it on hold for you. 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

New Book Update!

New books are now available, including:

* the latest thriller from James Patterson, Mistress

* the latest in Debbie Macomber's Rose Harbor Inn series - Rose Harbor Inn in Bloom

* Brenda Jackson's romance Slow Burn

and the newest from 
Julie Garwood                            Philippa Gregory
Mary B. Morrison                     Kelley Armstrong
Faye Kellerman                         W. E. B. Griffin
Melissa de la Cruz                     James Lee Burke
Mary Janice Davidson              Karen Robards

Come see all of our new books and plan on checking some out! If we don't have what you're looking for, let us know and we will place it on request for you. You can also use the catalog link (to the right) to see what's available and to find out more information about our newest titles.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Please check back often for updates! I will post lists of new books and movies as they become available for checkout and anything relating to the Pike-Amite-Walthall Library System.