Off the Shelves – November 12


New items are available at the Hancock County Public Library.The following items are available at the Hancock County Public Library, 900 W. McKenzie Road. For more information on the library’s collection or to reserve a title, visit FICTION“The Lightning Stones” by Jack DuBrulGeologist Philip Mercer rides an elevator 2,000 feet into the Leister Deep Mine in Minnesota to visit his old friend and mentor, Abraham Jacobs, who is leading a research team in a study on climate change. But as Mercer approaches, he hears automatic gunfire in the massive underground chambers. By the time he reaches them, Jacobs and the team are dead, and Mercer is left seeking answers and revenge. Mercer retraces Jacobs’ tracks, searching for clues to the project on which the scientist was working. Staying one step ahead of a team of assassins, Mercer follows a trail that leads to a close call in the Midwest, a showdown in the mountains of Afghanistan and a remote island in the middle of the Pacific. At stake is a scientific discovery that could alter the planet, centered on a cache of rare crystals called lightning stones — rumored to have been aboard Amelia Earhart’s plane when it vanished in 1937.


“Becoming Beyonce: The Untold Story” by J. Randy TaraborrelliBeyoncé Knowles is a woman who began her career at the age of 8 performing in pageants and talent contests, honing her craft through her teenage years until she had her first No. 1 record with Destiny’s Child at the age of 16. That hit-making trio launched Beyoncé’s successful solo career, catapulting her in 2014 to No. 1 on Forbes’ annual list of most wealthy celebrities and onto the cover of Time magazine that same year. “Becoming Beyoncé” is the story of struggle, sacrifice and what it takes to make it in the cut-throat recording industry. It’s the story of the rewards of success and the toll it often takes on the human spirit.


“Banksy Does New York”On Oct. 1, 2013, the elusive British street artist known as Banksy launched a self-proclaimed monthlong residency in New York City, posting one unique exhibit a day in an unannounced location, sparking a 31-day scavenger hunt both online and on the streets for Banksy’s work. This film incorporates user-generated content from YouTube videos, Instagram, and Banksy hunters in a detailed account of the uproar created by the mysterious artist.