March “What’s New?”

March “What’s New?”

Are you looking for something fresh to add to your “To Be Read” list? Here are a few of the great new releases scheduled for this month. You can always come browse our New Arrivals collection to stay updated on our newest titles. If you are interested in joining the Bestsellers Club or placing holds on any of these items, please let us know.

The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben

Oliver Wilde, a man with his own mysterious past, endeavors to find a missing girl who no one but a television attorney with a tenuous connection to the girl seems to be concerned about finding. Find out if Wilde can face his own past and find her before it is too late when Coben’s newest novel arrives on March 17.

A Reasonable Doubt by Phillip Margolin

In A Reasonable Doubt, Margolin continues the story of Robin Lockwood–an MMA fighter turned defense attorney–as she investigates a truly mysterious case. When a former client who happens to be a professional magician returns to the firm looking to patent a new trick, Lockwood digs in and uncovers some suspicious details from the magician’s past. However, on the night that he debuts his new trick, he seems to have truly disappeared by the final act. Is the magician’s disappearance the work of former enemy? Or is it his attempt to make a daring get away from his shady past? A Reasonable Doubt arrives on March 10.

A Conspiracy of Bones by Kathy Reichs

The 19th installment in Reichs’ series following Temperance Brennan releases on March 17 and begins with the forensic anthropologist recovering from neurosurgery and receiving mysterious text messages. The messages, sent from a dead man’s phone, all contain pictures of faceless corpses with no explanation. Can Brennan discover the mystery behind these messages with her boss trying to shut her out of the investigation and her recovery making her question her own abilities?

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas

You may know Maas for her popular Young Adult series, but March 3rd marks her first foray into a new field. Bryce Quinlan is hungry for revenge against the demon who killed her friends. However, the attacks continue even after the monster is imprisoned, and Quinlan must  partner with a fallen angel who has his own reasons for helping her in order to truly avenge the deaths of her friends.

The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin 

The first installment in Jemisin’s new Great Cities trilogy features five New Yorkers banding together to save their city from an eldritch evil. Humorous and action-packed, this book blends fantasy and reality in a lovely homage to one of the greatest cities in America. The City We Became will arrive March 24.

Happy reading!

Migration of Library Computer System

Rogers Public Library will be moving to a new computer system the week of March 9, 2020.  The new system will replace our current customer database, our online library catalog, and links to our electronic resources.  The Library will be closed Monday and Tuesday, March 9 and 10 to complete the migration process and train staff.  Online resources will be available.

Library customers will still be able to use their current library cards.  Due to security reasons, your PIN or personal identification number will not transfer to the new system.  Your PIN will default to the last four digits of your library card number. We recommend that you change that number to four other digits of your preference after March 9.  The Library will provide instructions on how to change your PIN or you can request assistance during your next library visit.

Our goal is to provide library users with a friendly, easy to use system that will allow us to customize to our users’ needs.  Some changes you can look forward to include:

  • Changes in some loan periods:
    • All DVDs, Blu-Rays, and electronic games 14 days.
    • All new adult bestsellers, new audio books, and new books will have a 14 day loan period for six months.
  • The ability to see downloadable titles available through Arkansas Library2Go and RBdigital collections from the library catalog. Click on the title and go directly to the site to checkout if available or place a hold if not.

Other enhancements will be announced soon.