New at the Library

Juvenile Non-Fiction    Worlds beneath our feet
Juvenile Non-Fiction    Treasures of the oceans
Juvenile Non-Fiction    Nature's skyscrapers
Easy                           Some dads
Easy                           Bulldozer helps out
Juvenile Non-Fiction    Climate change
Juvenile Non-Fiction    Waste disposal
Easy                          Max's bug
Board Book                Welcome : a Mo Willems guide for new arrivals
Easy                          Gilbert and the lost tooth
Juvenile Non-Fiction   Costa Rica
Easy                          Paddington's prize picture
Large Print                The beautiful mystery
Juvenile Non-Fiction   Canada
Easy                          Daniel goes to the carnival
Easy                          Strega Nona and her tomatoes
Easy                          Strega Nona and the twins
Easy                         Out of this world
Juvenile Fiction         Mrs. Master is a disaster!
Juvenile Fiction         Mrs. Master is a disaster!
Easy                        Curious George plays soccer
Easy                        Around the world with Peppa
Easy                        Max's lunch
Easy                        The Polar Express
Easy                        New tricks I can do!
Non-Fiction             Modernize your resume : get noticed ... get hired
Non-Fiction             Legal forms for everyone
Juvenile Non-Fiction    Water
Juvenile Non-Fiction    How the Beatles changed the world
Young Adult Fiction    Send me a sign
Juvenile Fiction         The magic half
Juvenile Fiction          Starry nights
Juvenile Fiction          Tuesdays at the castle

New Non-Fiction    The South's best butts : pitmaster secrets for Southern barbecue perfection
New Non-Fiction    Lean in : women, work, and the will to lead
New Fiction    Grief cottage : a novel
New Non-Fiction    The fate of the west : the battle to save the world's most successful political idea
New Non-Fiction    The smear : how shady political operatives and fake news control what you see, what you think, and how you vote
New Fiction    Two nights : a novel
New Fiction    American war : a novel
New Non-Fiction    The potlikker papers : a food history of the modern South
New Non-Fiction    Too fat, too slutty, too loud : the rise and reign of the unruly woman
New Non-Fiction    Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI
New Fiction    The women in the castle
New Non-Fiction    The end of loyalty : the rise and fall of good jobs in America
New Fiction    Price of duty
New Non-Fiction    Twitter and tear gas : the power and fragility of networked protest
Juvenile Fiction The great treehouse war
New Fiction    Gwendy's button box
New Fiction    New boy
New Non-Fiction    The artful ribbon : beauties in bloom
New Non-Fiction    Exploring machine trapunto : new dimensions
New Non-Fiction    Crochet to calm : stitch and de-stress with 18 simple crochet patterns
New Non-Fiction    A to Z of crochet
New Non-Fiction    Bill O'Reilly's legends & lies The Civil War
Easy                    Curious George builds a tree house
Juvenile Fiction    Boys are dogs
New Non-Fiction    Temple Grandin's guide to working with farm animals : safe, humane livestock handling practices for the small farm
New Fiction          My daughter's legacy
New Fiction          The Nearness of You
New Non-Fiction    I need a lifeguard everywhere but the pool
Juvenile Fiction    Shattered sky : Warriors, a vision of shadows book 3
New Biography     Jane Austen at home : a biography
New Non-Fiction    The complete bike owner's manual
New Biography       Estranged : leaving family and finding home : a memoir
New Fiction          Wired
Juvenile Fiction     Little blog on the prairie
Juvenile Non-Fiction The book that will make you love books : warning: you might end up knowing everything!
Juvenile Fiction      The Ellie McDoodle diaries : the show must go on
Easy                      Pete the cat and the tip-top tree house
Juvenile Fiction     Little blog on the prairie
Juvenile Non-Fiction The book that will make you love books : warning: you might end up knowing everything!
Juvenile Fiction       The Ellie McDoodle diaries : the show must go on

New Large Print    Her secret
New Fiction    The swallow's nest
New Fiction    Indigo : a mosaic novel
New Fiction    The ultimatum
New Fiction    Under a summer sky : a Savannah romance
New Non-Fiction    Apollo 8 : the thrilling story of the first mission to the Moon
New Large Print    Life after
New Fiction    Matchup
New Fiction    Skullsworn
New Fiction    The accomplished guest : stories
New Biography    The long haul : a trucker's tales of life on the road
New Fiction    Indecent exposure
New Non-Fiction    The streak : Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken Jr., and baseball's most historic record
New Fiction    The Secrets of the Tulip Sisters
New Non-Fiction    Everything all at once
New Fiction    Forever and a death
New Biography    Memory's last breath : field notes on my dementia
New Fiction    Use of force : a thriller
Young Adult Fiction    The beautiful lost
New Fiction    An Arizona Christmas
Juvenile Fiction    Disney Pixar Cars 3 : movie graphic novel
New Fiction    The silent corner : a novel of suspense
New Non-Fiction    Hu¿ 1968 : a turning point of the American war in Vietnam
New Non-Fiction    If I understood you, would I have this look on my face? : my adventures in the art and science of relating and communicating
Juvenile Fiction    Tuesdays at the castle
Juvenile Fiction    Magic in the mix
New Fiction         Undaunted
New Fiction         Lies that bind
New Biography    Through the shadowlands : a science writer's odyssey into an illness science doesn't understand
New Fiction        Endgame
New Fiction        Love story : a novel
New Fiction        Defectors : a novel
New Fiction        The duchess : a novel
New Fiction       Beach house for rent
New Biography    Runnin' with the devil : a backstage pass to the wild times, loud rock, and the down and dirty truth behind the making of Van Halen
New Fiction       Seven stones to stand or fall : a collection of Outlander fiction
New Biography    You don't have to say you love me : a memoir
New Large Print    The girl with the make-believe husband
New Fiction        The identicals : a novel
New Non-Fiction  Off the cliff : how the making of Thelma & Louise drove Hollywood to the edge
New Fiction        Murder games
New Fiction        The child
New Fiction        Robert Ludlum's the Bourne initiative
New Fiction       Sin of a woman
New Fiction       Dangerous minds : a Knight and Moon novel
New Non-Fiction    The big heist : the real story of the Lufthansa heist, the Mafia, and murder
New Non-Fiction    Drunks : an American history
New Biography    Reading with Patrick : a teacher, a student, and a life-changing friendship
New Fiction        Kiss Carlo : a novel
New Fiction       Take out : a mystery
New Fiction       House of spies
New Fiction       Matchup
New Fiction      Indecent exposure
New Fiction      Use of force : a thriller
New Large Print    Murder games : a thriller
New Fiction       Murder games
New Fiction       The silent corner : a novel of suspense
New Non-Fiction    We crossed a bridge and it trembled : voices from Syria

DVD    The originals The complete third season    V 5
DVD    The originals The complete third season    V 4
DVD    The originals The complete third season    V 3
DVD    The originals The complete third season    V 2
DVD    The originals The complete third season    V 1
DVD    Elementary The fourth season    V 1
DVD    Elementary The fourth season    V 2
DVD    Elementary The fourth season    V 3
DVD    Elementary The fourth season    V 4
DVD    Elementary The fourth season    V 5
DVD    Elementary The fourth season    V 6
DVD    North & South    V 2
DVD    North & South    V 1
DVD    WWE Best of 2000s    V 1
DVD    WWE Best of 2000s    V 2
DVD    WWE Best of 2000s    V 3
DVD    WWE Best of 2000s    V 4
DVD    Bates Motel Season four    V 1
DVD    Bates Motel Season four    V 2
DVD    Bates Motel Season four    V 3
DVD    Dexter : The complete first season (DVD)    V 4
DVD    Dexter : The complete first season (DVD)    V 3
DVD    Dexter : The complete first season (DVD)    V 2
DVD    Dexter : The complete first season (DVD)    V 1

DVD    Man down
DVD    Bleed for this
DVD    Seraphim Falls
Juvenile DVD    The second jungle book : Mowgli & Baloo
DVD    King Kong
DVD    The End of the affair
DVD    B.A.P.S : (Black American Princesses)
DVD    The Great Wall
Juvenile DVD    Odd Squad : the movie
DVD    Mr. Church
DVD    Signs
DVD    Big eyes
DVD    Tom Jones
Juvenile DVD    Scooby-Doo! Shaggy's showdown, original movie
Juvenile DVD    The jungle book 1967 version
DVD    Amelie
Juvenile DVD    Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (DVD)
DVD    Salem : Season two (DVD)    V 3
DVD    Salem : Season two (DVD)    V 2
DVD    Salem : Season two (DVD)    V 1
DVD    Archer The complete season seven    V 2
DVD    Archer The complete season seven    V 1
DVD    Killjoys Season two    V 2
DVD    Killjoys Season two    V 1

Jay Stephens


Halifax County South Boston Public Library

Taste & Tour Halifax Farmers Market

Hats Off to Survivors Celebration July 25th

Hats off to Survivors, Celebrating Cancer survivors in Halifax County, is being held July 25 at the Fire Support Center of South Boston located at 801 Wilborn Avenue.  The program will start at 5:30 with a dinner followed by a speaker, Nana Ofosu-Benefo, MS, RD, CDN.  The presentation will review basic dietary guidelines for cancer survivors, with the intention of helping them to make better balanced food choices which rebuild strength and energy and reduce their risk of cancer recurrence.

Ms. Ofosu-Benefo is currently employed as a Clinical Dietitian for Morrison Healthcare at VCU Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill, Virginia. In March 2007 she was elected to serve a two-year term as an At-Large Delegate for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ House of Delegates. Before passing the registration exam for dietitians in July 2006, she moved from New York City to Durham, North Carolina to complete the dietetic internship program at North Carolina Central University, a Historically Black College/University. Her work experience is as diverse as her cross-cultural education and family background.

Before making the transition to clinical dietetics from community and public health nutrition, Ms. Ofosu-Benefo worked as the Breastfeeding / Nutritionist Coordinator for the New York Presbyterian Hospital WIC Program in New York City. In this position she supervised the operations of the WIC Program’s Breastfeeding Help and Referral Center, spearheaded the development and implementation of strategies for breastfeeding promotion within the Washington Heights / Inwood communities, and served as the program’s liaison and resource person for hospital, community, and regional breastfeeding initiatives.

Ms. Ofosu-Benefo offers twenty-six years of experience in the fields of nutrition and public health, with a specialty in professional and paraprofessional training. She also specializes in the development and implementation of maternal and child health programs that assist low-income communities both domestically and within developing countries.  Her passion for her work and her strong belief that education and training are essential components of improved nutrition and health for all has inspired her to work for free! Ms. Ofosu-Benefo served as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in The Gambia, West Africa from 2000-2002; since 1997 she continues to volunteer as the Vice President and as an Executive Committee member with a small non-profit organization, the International Health Professions Network, Inc.

Her experiences in community nutrition, public health, and clinical dietetics are supported by a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology, Black Studies and Pre-Medicine from Oberlin College, Ohio; a Master of Science degree in Nutrition and Public Health from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York; state certification as a dietitian/nutritionist in New York; working knowledge of the Spanish, French, Wolof and Twi languages; and a sincere love of travel as well as the sharing of experiences with people from different countries and all walks of life.

For more information or to register for the program, please call 434-476-2714 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sharon Blosser


Halifax County Cancer Association


Authors Appearing at the Library

We've got some great authors making appearances at the library in the next several weeks:

Barry Koplen

Thursday July 20 @ 6 pm @ the Halifax Public Library

Dr. Charles Dew
Thursday July 27 @ 2 pm @ the South Boston Public Library

Ron Miller
Thursday August 24 @ 6 pm @ the Halifax Public Library

The library will be giving away a door prize consisting of a bag of new books to one lucky winner at each of these programs.

All of these programs are free and open to the public.

Jay Stephens


Halifax County South Boston Public Library

Fairy Garden Contest Winners Announced

Fairy Garden Contest Winners Announced

The Southside Master Gardeners hosted a Fairy Garden Contest at the Halifax Farmers Market on June 10th.  First and second place winners were chosen by independent judges and the people's choice by popular vote.  First place went to Kathy Thomas and her granddaughter Chloe Klingerman,  Susi Robbins took second place and people's choice went to Brenda Couch.  Some of the winners and other fairy gardens are on display at the South Boston - Halifax County Museum through July 1 and can be viewed during regular museum hours.  Visit for more information.  Start planning now for next June's contest.  Keep up with Master Gardener events at


Kathy Conner Cornell