URGENT: Hazardous Book Recall!

Please note: Although we do not carry these items, we are still posting this for your safety.

Hachette Book Group Recalls 2 Children’s Books Due To Choking and Laceration Hazards

Name of product:

Children’s books titled “Count my Kisses, 1, 2, 3” and “Red, Green, Blue, I Love You”


A metal rod holding small beads on the cover of books can detach and release small parts that present a choking hazard. A detached metal bar can expose a sharp edge posing a laceration hazard.


Consumers should immediately take the recalled books away from children and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Sold at:

Barnes & Noble, online at Amazon.com and by other booksellers and retailers from June 2013 to August 2013 for about $8.

The board-shaped children’s books have cut out covers that serve as a handle and  include an embedded bar in the handle with beads for children to play with. “Ages 3+” is printed on the back covers and the ISBN numbers are also on the back covers near the bar code. Two titles are included:

Count my Kisses, 1, 2, 3, ISBN: 978-0-316-13354-8, has five colored cylindrical wooden beads with printed hearts on the rod; and,

Red, Green, Blue, I Love You, ISBN: 978-0-316-13353-1, has five colored circular wooden beads on the metal rod.

Hachette Book Group at (888) 965-5802 from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online atwww.hachettebookrecall.com or www.hachettebookgroup.com and click on the link in the Recall/Important Safety Notice box on the home page for more


Local Mentalist Uses Psychology and Humor to Expose Intuitive Abilities

Mentalist Mark Piazza brings his “Extremely Mental” program to the Hoyt Library, located in Kingston, on Monday, October 7th at 6:30 pm.in the Community Room of the Library.

The program is recommended for adults and children, aged thirteen or older. Younger children are invited however; a quiet atmosphere is required throughout the program.

Piazza blends comedy, psychological skills, audience involvement and more into his brain-poking presentation.  All of it is expertly weaved together to entertain the audience and help them learn to trust their hunches and gut-feelings.

“It’s fun to see looks of surprise and accomplishment when a participant discovers their intuitive abilities that they didn’t even know they had”, says Piazza.

Using his 25-plus years as an entertainer, he decided to present these ‘mind mysteries’ to business and social groups hoping that his program would help lift the spirits of anyone attending for at least a little while and to get their mind off of the hard economic times. He also is the author of 3 books for the magic community, has written articles for various trade magazines and has created routines for fellow entertainers.

An interactive show peppered with light humor, it gets everyone thinking, – is it just coincidence or is it some uncanny power?

Whatever you decide, you’ll probably end up saying, “This guy is mental . . . extremely mental!”

Please call the library to register, as space is limited!