BALDWIN — Merry Christmas from the staff of the Pathfinder Library. We will be closed Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25. Be sure to stop by and pick up books, DVDs or audio books for the long holiday weekend.

Quote of the week: “Having fun isn’t hard when you have a library card!”

Book of the week: “Little” by Edward Carey (fiction). The wry, macabre, unforgettable tale of an ambitious orphan in revolutionary Paris, befriended by royalty and radicals, who transforms herself into the legendary Madame Tussaud.

In 1761, a tiny, odd-looking girl named Marie is born in a village in Switzerland. After the death of her parents, she is apprenticed to an eccentric wax sculptor and whisked off to the seamy streets of Paris, where they meet a domineering widow and her quiet, pale son.

Together, they convert an abandoned monkey house into an exhibition hall for wax heads, and the spectacle becomes a sensation.

As word of her artistic talent spreads, Marie is called to Versailles, where she tutors a princess and saves Marie Antoinette in childbirth. But outside the palace walls, Paris is roiling.

The revolutionary mob is demanding heads, and at the wax museum, heads are what they do. (Amazon.com)

New fiction: “Girls Burn Brighter,” by Shobha, Rao; “Beauchamp Hall,” by Danielle Steel (large print); “Target Alex Cross,” by James Patterson; “The Kinship of Secrets,” by Eugenia Kim; “Come Back to Me,” by Mila Gray; “Sold on a Monday,” by Kristina McMorris; “The Forever Christmas Tree,” by Sandra Hill; “Holly and Ivy,” by Fern Michaels; “The Gift of Christmas,” by Debbie Macomber; “The Christmas Key,” by Lori Wilde; “Cascade,” by Maryanne O’Hara; and “Season of Wonder,” by RaeAnne Thayne.

New mystery: “The Color of All the Cattle,” by Alexander McCall Smith; “Kingdom of the Blind,” by Louise Penny; “And Then There Were None,” by Agatha Christie; “Blood Feud,” by Robert B. Parker; “My Sister the Serial Killer,” by Oyinkan, Braithwaite; and “A Killer’s Mind,” by Mike Omer.

New DVDs: “The Hurt Locker,” “Mission Impossible - Fallout,” “Diablo,” “Mile 22,” “The Tree of Life,” “Choo Choo Christmas,” and “Dora’s City of Lost Toys.”

New nonfiction: “Lovebirds,” by Julie Mancini; “Boredom Busters for Birds,” by Julie Mancini; “Taste of Home Christmas - 400+ recipes, menus, crafts, snacks, desserts and gift ideas,” by Taste of Home Books; “Reagandoodle and Little Buddy,” by Sandi Swiridoff; and “We All Fall Down - Living with Addiction” by Nic Sheff.