Discover What’s New For September

photo collage of many new fiction books

We have A BOY MADE OF BLOCKS, by Keith Stuart about his relationship with his autistic son and the role Minecraft played in helping them connect.

MISCHLING, by Affinity Konar tells the harrowing story of twin sisters attempting to survive Auschwitz during WWII.

There is also a new Christian-fiction series, LADIES OF THE MANOR, by Roseanna M. White; and a book Sasha said was terribly spooky, but also a must-read: BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, by B.A. Paris.

Other new additions include:

AS TIME GOES BY, by Mary Higgins Clark
BEFORE THE FALL, by Noah Hawley
CLOSED CASKET (Agatha Christie:The New Hercule Poirot Mystery), by Sophie Hannah
THE END OF THE AFFAIR, by Graham Greene
FATES AND TRAITORS: A Novel of John Wilkes Booth, by Jennifer Chiaverini
**THE LAST DAYS OF NIGHT, by Graham Moore
LEAVE ME, by Gayle Forman
THE LONG GOODBYE, by Raymond Chandler
**PIRATE: A Sam and Remi Fargo Adventure, by Clive Cussler
SALEM’S CIPHER, by Jess Lourey
STING, by Sandra Brown
THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10, by Ruth Ware

**also available as audiobook

Pizza Ranch’s “Community Impact” Hits Schmaling

copy of Peter Bruegel's painting, The Weddign Feast, depicting long tables of guests being served by several men


One of our favorite things where we typically eat too much of our favorite things.

Join us MONDAY, SEP. 12th from 5-8pm at PIZZA RANCH, in Clinton, IA, where a portion of the night’s profits and tips will proceed to the library in order to purchase another one of our favorite things: books!

Pizza Ranch regularly schedules Community Impact fundraising events and we are thankful to have received the opportunity to participate in one.  Even more gratifying is the ability to benefit our patrons by increasing the collection here at Schmaling.

We are also looking for volunteers to assist us during this feast, so please contact our director, Britni Hartman, if you are so willing.

Thank you and we look forward to buffeting with you!

For the Love of Words

Attention all logophiles:

Schmaling has a new addition that will satisfy all your etymological and linguistical curiosities for quite awhile; more importantly, it should equip you to impassion others about this topic — and to more accurately criticize their errors!

The History of the English Language, is 36 half-hour lectures on 6 DVDs, and also includes a 232-page printed guidebook.

More details, including a listing of the individual lecture topics, can be found here: