BALDWIN — The Food for Fines program will start the month of December at the Pathfinder Library.

Search for those long overdue library books and bring them in during the month of December, and overdue fines will be forgiven the overdue fines if one donated canned good is brought in or other non-perishable item per overdue book. The food will benefit St. Ann’s Food Pantry.

Quote of the Week: “You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.” Dr. Seuss.

Book of the Week: “The Library Book,” by Susan Orlean. (Non fiction) On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library.

As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had been cleared out of the building realized this was not the usual fire alarm. The fire was disastrous: it reached 2,000 degrees and burned for more than seven hours.

By the time it was extinguished, it had consumed four hundred thousand books and damaged seven hundred thousand more. Investigators descended on the scene, but more than thirty years later, the mystery remains about how the fire started.

In “The Library Book,” Orlean chronicles the LAPL fire and its aftermath to showcase the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives; delves into the evolution of libraries across the country and around the world, from their humble beginnings as a metropolitan charitable initiative to their current status as a cornerstone of national identity. (

New fiction: “The Reckoning,” by John Grisham; “Holy Ghost,” by John Sandford; “Ways to Hide in Winter,” by Sarah St. Vincent; “The Rain Watcher,” by Tatiana De Rosnay; “The Fox,” by Frederick Forsyth; “Every Breath,” by Nicholas Sparks; “Where the Dead Sit Talking,” by Brandon Hobson; “Wolves of Eden,” by Kevin McCarthy; “Those Who Knew,” by Idra Novey; “I Am the Messenger,” by Markus Zusak; “Elevation,” by Stephen King; “Midnight Sun,” by Trish Cook; “Return to Paradise,” by Barbara Cameron; “The Revealing,” by Suzanne Woods Fischer; and “First Light,” by Charles Baxter.

New large print: “Winter in Paradise,” by Elin Hilderbrand; “Alaskan Holiday,” by Debbie Macomber; “Desperate Measures,” by Stuart Woods; “The Next Person You Meet in Heaven,” by Mitch Albom; “The Reckoning,” by John Grisham; “Every Breath,” by Nicholas Sparks; and “Holy Ghost,” by John Sandford.

New nonfiction: “Becoming,” by Michelle Obama; “Home Body,” by Joanna Gaines; “Fly Girls - how five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history,” by Keith O’Brien; “Big Week - the biggest air battle of World War II,” by James Holland; “The Library Book,” by Susan Orlean; and “Gluten Free and Easy,” by Robyn Russell.

New mystery: “The Perfect Stranger,” by Megan Miranda; “Suffer the Children,” by Lisa Black; “A Gift of Bones,” by Carolyn Haines; “Dead Water,” by Ann Cleeves; “The Thinnest Air,” by Minka Kant; and “Dark Sacred Night,” by Michael Connelly.