Some of the recent additions to the Dallas County Library collection include the following:
• “Woodstock” by Michael Lang. The official 50th-anniversary celebration of Woodstock, by the festival's creator and founder, Michael Lang. A large illustrated edition, it includes hundreds of photographs and documents accompanied by Lang's fascinating memories and insights into the most famous and influential festival of all time, with images of Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Richie Havens, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Santana, Janis Joplin, Joan Baez, Country Joe McDonald and the Grateful Dead. This wealth of information is accompanied by the best photographs of the event by famous and unknown photographers.
• “The History of Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri” by Paul W. Bass. Detailed information about the formation of the base in 1940 (and why it was named for Gen. Leonard Wood), then follows base training, objectives and growth during World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Cold War, plus the War on Terrorism beginning in the 1990s through today.
• “Songs of America” by Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw. From "The Star-Spangled Banner" to "Born in the U.S.A.," they take readers on a journey through American history and the songs and performers who inspired Americans, exploring the stories behind the songs. McGraw reflects on them as an artist and performer, beginning with the battle hymns of the Revolution, and taking readers through songs from the Civil War, the fight for women's suffrage, the two world wars, the Great Depression, the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War and into the 21st century.
• “The Family Next Door” by John Glatt. To family, neighbors and online friends, Louise and David Turpin presented a picture of domestic bliss: dressing their 13 children in matching outfits and buying them expensive gifts. But what police discovered when they entered the Turpin family home would eclipse the most shocking child abuse cases in history. For years, David and Louise had kept their children in increasing isolation, trapping them in a sinister world of torture, fear and near starvation. The author delves into the disturbing details and recounts the bravery of the siblings in the face of unimaginable horror.
• “Under Current” by Nora Roberts. A novel about the power of family to harm, and to heal. Within the walls of a tasteful, perfectly kept house in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, young Zane Bigelow feels like a prisoner of war. Most see his parents as a successful surgeon and his stylish wife, making appearances at their children's ballet recitals and baseball games. Zane and his sister know the truth: There is something terribly wrong.
• “The Me I Used to Be” by Jennifer Ryan. After serving time for a crime she didn't commit, Evangeline returns home to a cold welcome. She learns she's solely responsible for the failing family ranch. Their future squarely on her shoulders, she'll have to find a creative way to save their home before they lose it all.
• “Wild Beauty” by Jana Blankenship. An inspiring and easy-to-use primer about natural beauty, featuring 30 recipes for making one’s own essential oils, lip balm, face and body oils, bath salts, juices, tonics and more.
Dallas County Library, 219 W. Main St., Buffalo, is open 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Friends of the Library at 211 W. Main St. in Buffalo is open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.
For more information, go to dallascountylibrary.missouri.org, follow the library’s Facebook page or call (417) 345-2647.