February recommendations

Month of February is probably most known for Valentine’s Day but it also is known as American Heart and Black History month.  Other events observed are Ground Hog Day and even the Super Bowl.  Also it is the only month to have fewer than 30-days and we begin to enjoy longer daylight hours and more sunshine!


  •  “Sparkle On – Women Aging in Gratitude” by Kim Kane.   Author addresses with humor the important questions about psychological, social and physiological changes in the aging experience. Aging really just means living!” (Code:  248.4 KAN)
  •  “Friendship in the Age of Loneliness” by Adam Smiley Poswolsky. “This refreshing, positive guide reminds us that nurturing old and new friendships is a ritual, a necessity and one of the most worthwhile things we can do in life.” (Code: 248.8 POS )
  •  “The Little Liar” by Mitch Albom. “Story of truth & lies set during the Holocaust. A story about the power of love to ultimately redeem us, no matter now deeply we blame ourselves for our mistakes.       (Code: F ALB )
  •  “The Seamstress” by Sara Tuvel Bernstein. ( A Memoir) “After series of incidents ranging from dramatic escapes to a year in a forced labor detachment, Sara ended up in Ravensbruck, a women’s concentration camp, and managed to survive.”  (Code: B BAR)

NEW BOOKS FOR CHILDREN:   [Great addition of books for parents & kids]

  •  “Dragonboy and the 100 Hearts” by Fabio Napoleoni. “Playful little boy and his band of stuffed-animal friends celebrate love, friendship & discovering something new you least expect.” (Code: EN-NAP)
  • “Coat of Many Colors” by Dolly Parton  (Code: EP PAR)
  • “Lord Help Me” by Emme Muniz “Children Prayers.” (Code: EM MUN)
  • “Creation of The World” by Igloo “First Bible Stories including Adam & Eve.” (Code: EI IGL)
  • “My Favorite Bible Songs” by Spirit Press (Code:  ES)
  • “The Littlest Angel” by Charles Tazewell  (Code:  ET TAZ)
  • “The Dreamer”  by Cynthia Rylant (Code: ER RYL)
  • “I Love My Mommy”  (Code: EB BED), “I Love My Daddy” (Code: EB BED), “I Love My Grandma” (Code: EB BOO), “I Love My Grandpa” (Code: EBD). Book Series by David Bedford  

Space has recently been provided for the RIC committee to display informational materials in CTK library on shelf just inside door.  No check out needed as these are not part of the CTK library book database inventory.

Library Lowdown

We are blessed at Christ the King to have a wonderful church library!  It is conveniently located with easy access to regular church traffic, has an inviting environment for book browsing, reading a magazine, explore in more depth a special book, hold a small meeting or just sit, visit or relax in a quiet environment.

The church library is NOT just a place - - it is also a ministry opportunity!  It is a “Treasure Chest” full of valuable resources all FREE and available to all using a self-checkout system any time the church is open.  There are many resources in the areas of fiction, non-fiction, biographies, books in a ‘Kids Korner’ with table and chairs, reference books and even puzzles to enjoy in the library or take home.

The library is run by a volunteer committee that meets monthly. They manage books and determine appropriate purchases of additional books and reference materials.  They also prepare and rotate the book displays in the library area, the church Prayer Room and prepare book and author reviews.

If you currently have found the joy and convenience of our CTK Library, we thank you!  If you have never been in our library, we encourage you to explore and use the wonderful resources available for your education and enjoyment.

For questions or suggestions please contact any Library Committee Member:

Kathy Bruss, Linda Eisenbeis, Emmy Geppert, Marilyn Mathiason, Kris Norland, Ellen Petersen, Ann Stewart or Dorothy Viker.