The next topic of the Friends of the LibraryArmchair Traveler Series at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 20 is Native Americans of the Albemarle Region.

Duvonya Chavis, who is of Choanoac descent, will discuss the Native Americans who have lived in the surrounding region for over 800 years. This is a subject that I honestly don’t know much about and am looking forward to learning more.

Many histories of the early United States include paintings of native cultures and people painted by John White. White was a member of the Walter Raleigh company that set off in the 1580s to learn more and colonize the new world. He painted a series of watercolors of our region that showed the villages, fishing techniques and celebrations.

The originals are housed in the British Museum, but are rarely shown publicly due to their age and condition. Our Albemarle Region is rich in the history of our country. It is always exciting to learn more about our lost histories to help us understand where we’ve been so we can move forward.

The Friends of the Library and our presenters again request that attendees wear masks while attending the event.

New Books...

Picture Books

Cat Problems – Jory John & Lane Smith

The Good, The Bad, And the Spooky – Jory John & Pete Oswald

Maisy’s Surprise Birthday Party – Lucy Cousins

The Moose Fairy – Steve Smallman

Children’s Fiction

Big Nate: In the Zone – Lincoln Peirce

Baby-Sitters Little Sister: Karen’s Kittycat Club

I Survived The Attacks of September 11, 2001: The Graphic Novel – Lauren Tarshis & Corey Engbert

Goosebumps Slappyworld: Fifth-Grade Zombies – R.L. Stine

Poison for Breakfast – Lemony Snicket

Young Adult

The Betrayed – Kiera Cass


100 Proof Murder – Mary Ellis

Apples Never Fall – Liane Moriarty

Black Ice – Brad Thor

Blind Tiger – Sandra Brown

The Cellist – Daniel Silver

The Forbidden – Heather Graham

The Russian Key – Jeri Laber

Large Print

Aftermath – Terri Blackstock

The Cellist – Daniel Silva

The Curator’s Daughter – Melanie Dobson

The Robin’s Greeting – Wanda Brunstetter

Til I Want No More – Robin Pearson

Books on CD

21st Birthday – James Patterson

Black Ice – Brad Thor

The Cellist – Daniel Silva

Choose Me – Tess Gerritsen

Finding Ashley – Danielle Steel

A Gambling Man – David Baldacci

Hour of the Witch – Chris Bohjalian

Nine Lives – Danielle Steel

Sooley – John Grisham

Turn a Blind Eye — Jeffrey Archer

Jennifer Finlay is the Shepard-Pruden Memorial Library librarian.

Thadd White is Group Editor of the Bertie Ledger-Advance, Chowan Herald, Perquimans Weekly, The Enterprise & Eastern North Carolina Living. He can be reached via email at