Are you wondering what she's thinking about? She's trying to remember the books she has read during the summer so that she can tell her friends at Book Club! When is Book Club you might ask?
BOOK CLUB BEGINS....
SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm
For this meeting we will be sharing what books we enjoyed during the summer. Come and check it out - you might have fun! It is open to everyone.
SIT DOWN TO READ FOR TWENTY MINUTES, AND
SUDDENLY IT'S DARK, WITH NO CLUE AS TO
WHERE THE HOURS HAVE GONE!
WHAT ARE WE READING? CHECK IT OUT!!!
"Everything I Never Told You" by Celeste Ng
The novel, which takes place in the late 70s, begins with Lydia's death. Was it murder? Was it suicide? Or was it something else? The reader spends most of the novel thinking one thing, only to be surprised at the end with the truth. The author delves into the lives of each family member: James, the father, who never felt really at home in any situation; Marilyn, the mother, whose dreams were shelved by the demands of marriage, family, and the times; Nathan, the older brother, whose brilliance is overlooked; Lydia, the golden child burdened with all the frustrated aspirations of her parents; and Hannah, the overlooked afterthought of a child, a silent but keen observer of everyone in her family. This story is both a mystery and more importantly, the story of a family in all of its complexities, their behaviors of today so clearly reflective of their past stories and lives. While some might see it as a sad story, watching a family deconstruct, it is hopeful, showing us that love is there all along and can be found midst even the greatest of pain.
“Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
This is a book that tells the story of married couple Georgie and Neal. Georgie is a TV writer about to catch a big break with her writing partner and longtime best friend, Seth. The two have been working on their dream TV series since college and are finally getting the chance to pitch it for production. When Georgie makes the decision to stay in California and work on the show instead of spending Christmas in Omaha with Neal and their two daughters, things start to go seriously downhill and Georgie feels her marriage may be beyond repair. So when she discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past during a pivotal point in their early relationship, she wonders if this might be her chance to fix everything. She may be able to change the course of their relationship and truly make Neal happy, but should she? Will it even make a difference anyway?
This is an incredibly heartwarming story that both portrays and examines relationships in a very realistic, relatable way. It really makes you stop and think of how you treat the important people in your life, and drives home the point that you should never take those you love for granted. This is a unique piece of fiction with a little twist.
“The Last Taxi Ride” by A.X. Ahmad
The Last Taxi Ride is a superb and speedy literary thriller. It is part of a trilogy that revolves around the life of Ranjit Singh, a Sikh former officer in the Indian army, who has come to the US to escape traumas of the past only to find himself continually embroiled in one juicy murder mystery after another. In this book, a washed-up Bollywood beauty is found dead in her Upper West Side apartment and Singh, a prime suspect, has ten days to prove his innocence and get to the bottom of the crime. A supremely gifted writer and storyteller, Ahmad is a singular, unforgettable voice in the thriller genre. The author has such a good storytelling talent. The characters just come alive in this book. The story moved along at a good pace because there is a lot going on.
"The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street" by Susan Jane Gillman
This is the wonderfully authentic story of "Lillian Dunkle", née Malka Treynovsky. Born as a Jew who emigrated from Russia in the early 20th century, a series of misfortunes results in Malka's being raised by an Italian family, the Canellis. As a child whose birth mother constantly told Malka she was a "meeskite ", and caused nothing but trouble, Malka manages to survive terrible times due to her intelligence and feisty nature. Unfortunately she also becomes bitter, cynical and unethical. Even though the main character is not particularly likable, her story is. It captivating and will keep you reading and thinking how quickly we as human beings have a tendency to judge when we don’t know all the circumstances. The author certainly has done her research as she depicts the ups and downs of Malka's life in early 20th century NYC. One may not like Malka's adult character, but the story is mesmerizing. It includes many not so couched references to people, politicians, and especially ice cream brands.
There are so many good books at your library - please stop by and we can send you on your way with an armload!!
NEW RELEASE DVD's Did you know we also have movies you can check out? Here are a few of the new titles we have just gotten in: "The Lego Movie," "The Best Offer," "Cheap Thrills," "Lone Survivor," "No God No Master," "Running Wild," "Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit" and not new but new to us, "Rio," "Moon" and "Holes." Come on in and have a look!!!
NEW E-READER ? NEED E-READER HELP?
Check out the links below for some directions that are specific to your device. Step by step directions are there to assist you in connecting with Overdrive where you will find e-books and audio books available. It is easy to use and a wonderful new feature that your library is using to assist you in making your reading experience a pleasure. If you find you still need help, call the library and we will walk you through it.
- First Generation & Simple Touch NOOK
- Kindle & Kindle Fire
- OverDrive App on Android Systems, KindleFire, iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch
- NOOK Color, Tablet, and HD with OverDrive App
- Onto Computers
IS MATH A STRUGGLE FOR YOU?
Here's something that might help....have a look!
If you are a student and struggling with math, then we have some help for you right here on our website. Under the "For Youth" tab in the "Selected Resources" section, we have downloaded the "Khan Academy" link. All you need to do is click on it, sign in and get started. There is a short test to take and then you are ready to go with teaching videos to help you master skills and they are available at all levels. It is so COOL! If you have forgotten your math skills, are trying to get ready to take general exams like the ACT, are struggling in class or just want to brush up long unused skills, check this out!!! Your librarians have tested it out and think it is amazing. No matter what age you are...and what level of skill you have, give it a try. It is fun, rewarding and just plain AWESOME!
"HERE IS WHERE PEOPLE, ONE FREQUENTLY FINDS,
LOWER THEIR VOICES AND RAISE THEIR MINDS."