Adult Fiction

“The Secret History of the Pink Carnation” by Lauren Willig

While working on her dissertation on the spies the Scarlet Pimpernel and the Purple Gentian, Eloise Kelly makes a startling discovery. There was a third spy, the Pink Carnation, who was instrumental in saving England from Napoleon. Can Eloise unmask the Pink Carnation? She is certainly going to try.

Adult Non-Fiction

“Ortho’s All About Roses” by Thomas Cairns

Did you know that there are thousands of kinds of roses? From antiques to climbers, fragrant to showy, there is a rose to suit any garden. Pick up this resource to learn how to grow roses, how to landscape with them, and how to protect them from environmental hazards.

Young Adult

“Bold Women of Medicine” by Susan M. Latta

Florence Nightingale and Clara Barton are well-known pioneers in the field of medicine. But have you heard of Bonnie Simpson Mason, Susan La Flesche Picotte, or Edna Adan Ismail? Check out this book to discover more about these three determined women and 18 others who dedicated their lives to healing.


“Pinkalicious at the Fair” by Victoria Kann

Pinkalicious is so excited! She and Molly are going to the Pinkville Fair! Cotton candy! Carnival rides! Fun games! Pinkalicious can hardly wait!

Titles selected for Picks of the Week are in the collection of Roanoke Rapids Public Library. Titles may not be present for check out at the time of a patron visit. The library staff will be glad to place a title on hold for a patron if the book is not available.