Baker and Taylor March Books at the Stockton Branch


Affair, The” by Danielle Steel, romance. A fashion magazine executive navigates a
scandal involving her son-in-law’s affair with a Hollywood actress, while her daughters
support each other through infidelity, commitment issues and personal secrets.Bounty, The” by Janet Evanovich, mystery/detective. Straightlaced FBI agent Kate
O’Hare and international con man, Nick Fox, reluctantly team up with the fathers who
taught them everything they know to prevent a shadowy international organization from
claiming a fortune in Nazi gold.

Code Breaker, The: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race
” by Walter Isaacson, non-fiction. A portrait of the Nobel Prize-winning scientist
explores the impact of James Watson’s The Double Helix on her career and how her
team’s invention of CRISPR technology enabled revolutionary DNA-editing approaches
to fighting disease.

Dark Sky” by C.J. Box, suspense. Reluctantly accompanying a Silicon Valley tech
baron on an elk hunting trip, Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett finds himself defending
his high-profile charge from a vengeful sharpshooter.

Double Jeopardy” by Stuart Woods, action/adventure. Stone Barrington launches an
investigation in coastal Maine, where he confronts high-connected and well-funded
family enemies hiding in plain sight among the region’s stately houses and private

Haunted Hibiscus” by Laura Childs, mystery/detective. When their literary haunted
house costume party is disrupted by an untimely double attack, Indigo Tea Shop
proprietress Theodosia Browning and her sommelier, Drayton, investigate suspects
including a man with a claim to the Bouchard Mansion property.

Red Book, The” by James Patterson, suspense. Launching an investigation of his own
when his instincts tell him that more is behind a political shooting on Chicago’s west
side, SOS Detective Billy Harney uncovers a spate of murders connected to his troubled

Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting ” by Lisa Genova,
psychology. The Harvard-trained neuroscientist and the best-selling author of Still
Alice presents an exploration of the intricacies of human memory that distinguishes
between normal and concerning memory loss while explaining the profound roles of
sleep, stress and other contributing influences

Stella” by Takis Wurger & Liesl Schillinger, historical fiction. A young man infiltrates a
secret university club and discovers a dangerous secret .. the club is full of rich,
privileged young men well-versed in secrets, debauchery and something far more

Till Death” by William W. Johnstone, western. This latest entry in the Have Brides, Will
Travel series follows the misadventures of drifters-turned-lawmen, Bo Creel and Scratch
Morton, as they attempt to safely deliver a new group of mail-order brides to New
Mexico territory.

Win” by Harlan Coben, suspense. A high-suspense follow-up to the best-selling book
The Boy from the Woods is presented from the viewpoint of Myron Bolitar’s fan-favorite
sidekick, Windsor Horne Lockwood III.

World Without Email, A: Reimagining Work in an Age of Communication Overload”
by Cal Newport, business and economics. The best-selling author of Digital
Minimalism and Deep Work outlines recommendations for business leaders on how to
maximize a working team’s professional productivity by improving administrative
support and streamlining digital traffic.

Accepting bids for lawn maintenance

It is the intent of the Cedar County Library District to solicit bids for the 2021 lawn maintenance cycle; which includes grass mowing, weed killing, trimming, edging, and proper removal/disposal of debris at 717 East Street, Stockton, MO otherwise known as Cedar County Library.
Bid spec sheets will be available at the Stockton (Geneva Sharp Branch) of the Cedar County Library after 9 am on Wednesday, February 24th, 2021. Bids are due to be returned no later than 10 am on Wednesday, March 17th, 2021. Bids will be considered at the monthly board meeting to be held on March 18th. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Elaina Daniels, Library Director, at 417-276-3413.

What’s coming to Stockton in December with B and T?


“All the Young Men” by Ruth Koker Burks, biography.     A gripping and triumphant tale of human compassion follows a young single mother in Hot Springs, Arkansas, who was driven to the forefront of the AIDS crisis, becoming a pivotal activist in America’s fight against AIDS.


“Anxious People by Fredrik Backman, humor.    A poignant, charming novel about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears into thin air, and eight extremely anxious strangers who find they have more in common than they ever imagined.


“Arctic Fury, The” by Greer Macallister, historical fiction.    Secretly hired by an eccentric Lady Franklin to lead a team of women explorers into the Arctic to recover Captain Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition, Virginia Reeve survives a harrowing quest only to find herself on trial for murder.


“Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian, The” by Phil Szostak, performing arts.    This official behind-the-scenes companion to the Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian features exclusive concept art, character and costume sketches, and vehicle and creature designs.


“Attack Protocol” by Jerome Preisler, suspense.    Tracking a master hacker operating in the shadows of the Carpathians, an elite team of Net Force cybersecurity agents is betrayed by one of its own as part of a Dark Web plot to seize world power.


“Biohack Your Brain: How to Boost Cognitive Health, Performance & Power ” by Kristen Willeumier, body, mind, spirit.    The Your Brain Health neuroscience podcaster outlines recommendations for promoting brain health and resilience throughout a lifetime, outlining helpful techniques for preventing memory loss and other neurodegenerative disorders.


“D: A Tale of Two Worlds” by Michael Faber, fantasy.    Baffled by the sudden disappearance of the letter D, a young woman is summoned to the home of a former history teacher before arriving in an enslaved, wintry land where free thinking is under threat.


“Deadly Edition, A” by Victoria Gilbert, mystery/detective.    Investigating an art dealer’s murder to help clear a friend’s name while juggling the demands of her approaching nuptials, librarian Amy Webber is thwarted by her aunt Lydia’s boyfriend, who believes the chief suspect is guilty.


“Eat Smarter: Use the Power of Food to Reboot your Metabolism, Upgrade Your Brain, and Transform Your Life” by Shawn Stevenson, health and fitness.    Lose weight, boost your metabolism, and start living a happier life with this transformative 30-day plan for healthy eating.

“Eddie’s Boy” by Thomas Perry, suspense.    Surviving an attempt on his life, retired mob hit man Michael Shaeffer reflects on his apprenticeship under an elite killer while pursuing his would-be assassins from Australia to the United States to identify who is trying to eliminate him.


“Fool Me Twice” by Jeffry P. Lindsay, suspense.    A sequel to Just Watch Me finds thief and disguise artist Riley Wolfe continuing his Robin Hood-inspired crusade against the wealthy elite by orchestrating the theft of a highly prized Faberge egg.


“Greatest Beer Run Ever, The” by John Donohue, autobiography.   This is a wildly entertaining, feel-good memoir of an Irish-American New Yorker and former U.S. marine who embarked on a courageous, hare-brained scheme to deliver beer to his pals serving Vietnam in the late 1960s.


“Humans by Brandon Stanton, biography/guide book.   A poignant, charming novel about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears into thin air, and eight extremely anxious strangers who find they have more in common than they ever imagined.


“Hush-hush” by Stuart Woods, action/adventure.    New York City cop turned Manhattan law firm rainmaker, Stone Barrington, lands in hot water.


“Last Days of John Lennon, The” by James Patterson with Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge, true crime.    Published to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Lennon’s assassination and based on insider interviews, a chronicle of the iconic music artist’s final days includes coverage of his last album and the life of Mark David Chapman.


“My Name Is Anton” by Catherine Ryan Hyde, historical fiction.    Realizing that a neighbor is trapped in an abusive marriage, a smitten 18-year-old youth, haunted by his brother’s accidental death, offers the woman shelter and a means to escape.


“Mystery of Mrs Christie, The” by Marie Benedict, historical fiction.    Claiming amnesia after going missing for more than a week in late 1926, up-and-coming mystery author Agatha Christie pens a chilling story that brashly implicates her war-hero husband.


“Not According to Plan” by Maria Belodubrovskaya, history/criticism.  The author reveals the limits on the power of even the most repressive totalitarian regimes to create and control propaganda. Belodubrovskaya’s revisionist account of Soviet filmmaking between 1930 and 1953 highlights the extent to which the Soviet film industry remained stubbornly artisanal in its methods, especially in contrast to the more industrial approach of the Hollywood studio system


“NYPD Red” by James Patterson and Marshall Karp, suspense.   This book continues the story of top NYPD Red Detective Zach Jordan and his partner, Detective Kylie MacDonald.


“Olive, Mabel & Me: Life and Adventures With Two Very Good Dogs” by Andrew Cotter, pets.    Tells the story of Olive and Mabel, Labrador retrievers who rose to internet fame as the subjects of Andrew Cotter’s BBC sports parodies.


“Perestroika in Paris” by Jane Smiley, folk tale.    Coexisting in the lush hidden spaces of Paris until cold weather arrives, an escaped racehorse and her companion, a German shorthaired pointer, forge a bond with a boy living in seclusion with his nonagenarian grandmother in an ivy-covered house.


“Red Hands” by Christopher Golden, suspense.    Ben Walker, an expert in weird phenomena is asked by the Global Science Research Coalition to locate a woman who has been the victim of a devastating bioweapon that causes every person she touches to drop dead.


“Rock Force: The American Paratroopers Who Took Back Corregidor and Exacted MacArthur’s Revenge on Japan” by Kevin Mauer, history/military.     The author documents how three years after being forced to abandon his troops at Manila Bay’s Corregidor, General Douglas MacArthur launched the 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment to capture the island’s Japanese-occupied fortress.


“Sometimes You Have to Lie: The Life and Times of Louise Fitzhugh, Renegade Author of Harriet the Spy” by Leslie Brody, biography.    The author traces the life story of author Louise Fitzhugh, discussing her upbringing in segregated Memphis, experiences as a closeted lesbian and influential creative relationships


“Under the Alaskan Ice” by Karen Harper, romance.    A sequel to Deep in the Alaskan Woods finds a young widow assisting a pilot in the wake of a bush plane crash, before an unknown adversary begins sabotaging the pilot’s investigation in the Alaskan wilderness.


“Unsinkable: Five Men and the Indomitable Run of the U.S.S. Plunkett ” by James Sullivan, history/ military.    Documents the true story of a U.S. Navy destroyer that inspired the writings of John Ford and Herman Wouk, drawing on the journals and other writings of five shipmates who witnessed the Anzio attacks and D-Day invasion.


“Watch Her” by Edwin Hill, mystery/detective.    Investigating a suspicious burglary and the disappearances of Prescott University alumni, Harvard librarian Hester Thursby and Detective Angela White uncover financial transgressions, rumors of infidelity and a decades-old tragedy.



“We Thought We Knew You: A Terrifying True Story of Secrets, Betrayal, Deception and Murder” by M. William Phelps, true crime.    The award-winning investigative journalist and best-selling author of Dangerous Ground documents the 2015 poisoning murder of chiropractic therapist Mary Yoder and the community-dividing investigation that implicated members of the victim’s own family.


“Wild Minds: The Artists and Rivalries that Inspired the Golden Age of Animation” by Reid Mitenbuler, performing arts.    This historical account of the Golden Age of classic animation includes coverage of the less-remembered work of Winsor McCay while exploring the stories behind and enduring influences of iconic 20th-century characters, from Betty Boop to Popeye.


“Write! Shoot! Edit!: The Complete Film Guide for Teen Filmmakers” by Deborah S. Patz, teen and young adult films.    Write! Shoot! Edit! mentors teens in first filmmaking crafting complete, scripted movies in a safe place free from public exhibition and scrutiny, experimenting with the medium, and discovering one s own visual storytelling voice.


“Wrong Alibi” by Christina Dodd, suspense.    Sentenced to life in prison for a murder she did not commit, 18-year-old Evelyn escapes and works under an alias at a wilderness camp, where her chance at revenge is complicated by a former employer’s mysterious connections.


“Wrong Family, The” by Tarryn Fisher, suspense.    An off-kilter narrator witnesses the slow unraveling of a couple’s strained marriage that erupts in unexpected ways.


Bids for Copier now being accepted

The Trustees of the Cedar County Library District (CCLD) will be accepting bid proposals for a surplus copier.  Bid specifications shall be available at each library after October 27th, 2020, during business hours.

All proposals shall be returned to the Cedar County Library Office at 717 East Street, Stockton, MO 65785, prior to 12:00 noon on November 20th, 2020.

The Trustees of Cedar County Library District will consider the proposals at a scheduled meeting on November 23rd, 2020.

The Trustees of the Cedar County Library District reserve the right to refuse any or all bids or portions of the bids.

The bid is for a used copier and extra ink.  The copier was used in our library, and we make no claims or promises to length of how it will last.  This copier is approximately 8 years old.  It is a Canon C-2020 ImageRunner Advance.  It comes on a cabinet, and has two paper drawers.  Extra ink is shown in picture.



If you have any questions, please email Elaina Daniels, CCLD Director, at or call the library at 417-276-3413.

For sale!

Cedar County Library has a variety of items available for sale at the Stockton branch.  These items have each been declared surplus by the library board and are for sale.  First come, first serve.  No holds will be given.  At the Stockton branch only.  Questions?  Please call 417-276-3413


2 trash cans  $10.00 EACH


3 paper towel dispensers $10.00 EACH


3 soap dispensers  $5.00 EACH  We have several bottles of soap that go with them.  The soap is NOT included, but can be purchased for $5.00 a bottle.



1 Hamilton Beach Microwave $25.00


Payroll Services Bids being accepted

The Trustees of the Cedar County Library District (CCLD) will be accepting bid proposals for their payroll contracting.  Bid specifications shall be available at each library after October 27th, 2020, during business hours.

All sealed proposals shall be returned to the Cedar County Library Office at 717 East Street, Stockton, MO 65785, prior to 12:00 noon on November 20th, 2020.

The Trustees of Cedar County Library District will consider the proposals at a scheduled meeting on November 23rd, 2020, allowing the sealed bids to be opened and reviewed.

The Trustees of the Cedar County Library District reserve the right to refuse any or all bids or portions of the bids.

We request all bids to follow the bid specifications.  Please contact the library for bid specs.

A cover letter must accompany bids explaining a change, alteration, or omission from the bid specs.

If you have any questions, please email Elaina Daniels, CCLD Director, at or call the library at 417-276-3413.


What B and T is coming to Stockton in October?



“A Brotherhood Betrayed: The Man Behind the Rise and Fall of Murder, Inc.” by Michael Cannell, true crime.    The author documents the violent career of mob executioner-turned-informant Abe Reles, who accepted police protection in exchange for testimony against 1941 New York’s most brutal kingpins before his mysterious death.


“A Time for Mercy” by John Grisham, suspense.    Court-appointed lawyer Jake Brigance puts his career and the safety of his family on the line to defend a 16-year-old murder suspect who is facing the death penalty.


“A World Beneath the Sands” by Toby Wilkinson, history/general.    The Egyptologist author of The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt documents the history of the West’s scramble to claim the discoveries of Egypt and how the past 200 years of archaeology have informed our understandings of the ancient world.


“A Battle Ground” by Jim Butcher, fantasy.   When the Last Titan, a being more dangerous than anything humanity has faced in a millennium, declares war on the city of Chicago, professional wizard Harry Dresden embarks on a defense that permanently transforms the mortal world.


“Chance of a Lifetime” by Jude Deveraux, romance.   In 1844 Ireland, Liam O’Connor, a rogue and a thief, fell madly in love with a squire’s daughter and unwittingly altered the future.   This 19th-century thief atones for misdeeds by convincing the present-day woman he loves to marry another.


“Counting: How We Use Numbers to Decide What Matters” by Deborah Stone, social science.   Stone reveals the inescapable link between quantifying and classifying to explain how humanity’s approaches to numbers shape every facet of perception, from political opinions to how we are evaluated at work.


“Deception by Gaslight” by Kate Belli, mystery/detective.    Stumbling on a murder victim while investigating a jewel thief on New York’s Lower East Side, reporter Genevieve Stewart is rescued by a neighborhood tough who she discovers is a society scion, and her chief suspect.


“Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual Mk1-mod1” by Jocko Willink, self-help.   A former Navy SEAL describes the mental and physical disciplines he imposes on himself in order to achieve freedom in all aspects of life.


“Fast Asleep: Improve Brain Function, Lose Weight, Boost Your Mood, Reduce Stress, and Become a Better Sleeper” by Michael Mosley, health and fitness.    This science-based program combines in-depth research with personal insights as a doctor prone to insomnia to share illuminating case studies, sleep-promoting recipes and practical tips for healthy sleep.


“Greenlights” by Matthew McConaughey, autobiography.    An unconventional memoir filled with raucous stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction.


“The Hidden Habits of Genius: Beyond Talent, IQ, and Grit—Unlocking the Secrets of Greatness, business and economics.    The creator of Yale University’s popular “Genius Course” examines how 14 key habits of genius, from curiosity and creative maladjustment to rebelliousness and obsession, have been effectively demonstrated by history’s most influential and change-promoting intellectuals.


“I’ll Be Seeing You” by Elizabeth Berg, autobiography.   Berg shares her experiences caring for her parents in their final years, charting the passage from the anguish of loss to the understanding that even in the most fractious of times, love can heal.


“In a Holidaze” by Christina Lauren, romance.    Stumbling on a murder victim while investigating a jewel thief on New York’s Lower East Side, reporter Genevieve Stewart is rescued by a neighborhood tough who she discovers is a society scion, and her chief suspect.


“Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change” by Maggie Smith, self-help.   In this deeply moving book of quotes and essays, the author writes about new beginnings as opportunities for transformation, celebrating the beauty and strength on the other side of loss.


“Lonely Planet’s Ultimate travel List: The Best Places on the Planet… Ranked ” by Lonely Planet Publications, travel.   This follow-up to Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel incorporates new rankings and updated entries for 150 additional experiences and adventures for today’s visitors and armchair adventurers, from Rio’s Museum of Tomorrow to New Orleans’ French Quarter.


“Looking Back Life Was Beautiful: A Celebration of Love from the Creators of Drawings for My Grandchildren” by Grandpa Chan, self-help.    This heartwarming illustrated tribute to the special bond between grandparents and grandchildren celebrates the life milestones that unite families across generations.


“Mad at the World: The Life of John Steinbeck” by William Souder, biography.    Souder explores how John Steinbeck’s complicated persona and firsthand struggles through the depths of the Great Depression gave him deeply empathic perspectives that shaped his politics and his evocative characters and themes.


“Minecraft – Epic Bases” by Mojang Ab, games and activities.     Discover new and exciting Minecraft base builds, with construction tips, blueprint spreads, and fun locations—written in official partnership with the experts at game-creator Mojang. Illustrations.


“Only Truth” by Julie Cameron, suspense.   Surviving a violent assault she cannot remember, a successful artist relocates to the country with her husband to recuperate from her injuries before uncovering dark secrets and noting the return of an eerily familiar stranger from her clouded past.


“Personal Finance 101: From Saving and Investing to Taxes and Loans, an Essential Primer on Personal Finance” by Alfred Mill, personal finance.   A comprehensive beginner’s guide to personal finances covers basics ranging from selecting a bank and understanding employment benefits packages to refinancing student loans and establishing mortgage-worthy credit.


“Prince Philip: A Biography” by Ingrid Seward.    This biography of the British consort to discuss his aristocratic childhood in Paris, more than seven-decade marriage to Elizabeth II and loyal service as a statesman and philanthropist.


“Return to Virgin River” by Robyn Carr, romance.     A romance set in the fan-favorite rural community of Virgin River.


“Right Place, Right Time: The Life of a Rock & Roll Photographer ” by Bob Gruen, music.    The veteran Rock-and-roll photographer and author of John Lennon: The New York Years shares anecdotes from nearly half a century in the industry, from his cross-country trip with the Ike and Tina Turner band to his backstage encounters with KISS.


“Shadows in Death” by J.D.Robb, urban fantasy.  Lt. Eve Dallas is about to walk into the shadows of her husband’s dangerous past.


“Shakeup” by Stuart Woods, action/adventure.    Looking forward to relaxing with his girlfriend after returning from a dangerous coastal adventure, Stone Barrington finds his plans thwarted by the arrival of a grisly crime on his doorstep, along with some suspicious new clients eager for his help.


“The Art of Training Your Dog How to Gently Teach Good Behavior Using an E-Collar” by Monks of New Skete, pets.   These German shepherd breeders outline a cutting-edge program for using compassionate remote electronic collars, strategic walks and mindful stimulation activities to establish foundations of positive canine behavior.


“The Devil and the Dark Water” by Stuart Turton, suspense.   Sailing back to Amsterdam as a prisoner accused of an unknown crime, Detective Pipps relies on his faithful sidekick to help solve an onboard mystery.


“The Hidden Habits of Genius” by Craig Wright, business and economics.   The creator of Yale University’s popular “Genius Course” examines how 14 key habits of genius, from curiosity and creative maladjustment to rebelliousness and obsession, have been effectively demonstrated by history’s most influential and change-promoting intellectuals.


“The Lenin Plot: The Untold Story of America’s Midnight War Against Russia ” by Barnes Carr, history/general.    An espionage history of the “midnight war” to depose Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin describes the Wilson administration’s military invasion of Russia to install an Allied-friendly dictator in Moscow, a plot that caused thousands of military and civilian deaths.


“The National Road: Dispatches from a Changing America” by Tom Zoellner, social sciences.   The author takes to the highways and byways of the United States in search of the soul of its people.


“The Once and Future Witches” by Alix E. Harrow, alternative history.   In the late 1800s, three sisters use witchcraft to change the course of history in this novel of magic amid the suffragette movement.


“The Sentinel” by Lee Child and Andrew Child, suspense.    Jack Reacher follows his lizard-brain instincts on a seemingly uneventful night in Nashville, where a recently fired man nurses an increasingly violent grudge.


“Troubles in Paradise” by Elin Hilderbrand, general fiction.    As drama unfolds around her and her family after the death of her husband, who was leading a double life, Irene Steele gets some help from a mysterious source and a new beginning in the paradise of St. John after the truth is finally revealed.


“Truthtelling: Stories, Fables, Glimpses” by Lynne Sharon Schwartz, story collections.     A critically acclaimed and venerated master novelist and short story writer has reinvented the short story form in order to break fantasy out of reality and yet delivering fantasy with remarkable realism.


“Undaunted: My fight Against America’s Enemies, at Home and Abroad” by John O. Brennan, autobiography.    A revelatory memoir from former CIA director John Brennan spans his more than 30 years in government.


New Grant!

Cedar County Library is pleased to announce that they are one of the recipients of this grant. We will be using this grant at both branches to double our bandwidth, extend our wi-fi to the parking lot, and purchase some in building laptops for students to use for distance learning and patrons to use for telehealth appointments. Please continue to watch our Facebook page and website as we roll out these new features in the next month.
Governor Parson awards more than $870,000 to Missouri libraries to expand broadband access
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Today, Governor Mike Parson announced that 39 Missouri libraries were awarded more than $870,000 through the Missouri State Library to help residents access high speed internet for telehealth and distance learning in response to COVID-19.
“COVID-19 has created a massive shift to online services,” Governor Parson said. “Providing our public libraries with the means to meet the need for access to devices and high-speed internet will help close the connectivity gap many students and citizens are experiencing during this time.”
Six initiatives were launched on July 2 as a part of the Rapid Broadband Deployment Initiative which uses the state’s CARES Act funding. The broadband funding for Missouri libraries allocated up to $2.5 million for this program. The Missouri State Library and Missouri Department of Economic Development reviewed and approved grant applications.
“Innovative and impactful proposals show how libraries can play an important role in advancing telehealth and higher education needs in their communities. COVID-19 has disrupted so many aspects of everyday life, and libraries have stepped up to fill in gaps that wouldn’t otherwise be met,” said State Librarian Robin Westphal.
The program was designed to provide grants to Missouri’s public libraries for resources such as hotspots and Wi-Fi enabled devices in support of telehealth and students of higher education. The funds from this program will be used to establish hotspot lending programs, Wi-Fi capable laptops for patron checkout, and expanding bandwidth at libraries to accommodate additional network demands.
“Broadband internet access is essential to the success of our economy and our workforce,” Department of Economic Development Director Rob Dixon said. “These resources to expand broadband internet will provide more opportunities for Missourians right now, and it will support our economic growth into the future.”
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