By Sharon Wolfe

Special to the Star

The staff from the Pathfinder Library would like to wish all of you a safe and happy Thanksgiving!  We hope your day is filled with family, good friends, good food and a good book!

The Pathfinder Library is once again having its annual "Food for Fines" drive.  Anyone who has an overdue item from the library can bring it back with a food item and not pay overdue fines.  This will be in effect for the whole month of December. This does not take away already accrued fines.  All food will be donated to the Bread of Life Food Pantry.  For questions, please call the library at (231) 745-4010.

Our Christmas open house will be from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12.  A visit from Santa Claus is scheduled from the North Pole, and kids can make a holiday craft. Snacks will also be provided.  We are seeking donations of new stuffed toys or Beanie Babies to be given out.

Mark your calendar: the library will be closed Thursday, Dec. 24, Friday, Dec. 25 and Friday, Jan. 1.

New Fiction:  "The Japanese Lover" by Isabel Allende, "Texas Tough" by Janet Dailey, "Golden Age" by Jane Smiley, "City on Fire" by Garth Risk Hallberg, "Crimson Shore" by Douglas Preston, "Come Rain or Come Shine" by Jan Karon, "The Witches- Salem, 1692" by Stacy Schiff, "The Mare" by Mary Gaitskill, "The Improbability of Love" by Hannah Rothschild, "The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto" by Mitch Albom, "After You" by Jojo Moyes, "Career of Evil" by Robert Galbraith, "Avenue of Mysteries" by John Irving, "The Ice Child" by Elizabeth McGregor, "Stars of Fortune" by Nora Roberts.

New Non-Fiction:  "Home is Burning" by Dan Marshall, "Fly Fishing - Memories of Angling Days" by J.R. Hartley, "A Wild Swan, and other tales" by Michael Cunningham, "Camelot's Court - inside the Kennedy White House" by Robert Dallek.

New in Kids:  "The Color Monster" by Lienas, "My First Book of Girl Power" by Julie Merberg, "The Nonsense Show" by Eric Carle.