We want to keep kids reading through the summer!
Summer Reading begins on Wed. May 22 and will run through July 3.
We will meet every Wed morning at 10:30. Bring your kids because we have lots of fun!
Let's keep them excited about reading this summer.
CAN WE HELP YOU?
Are you interested in a computer class? Would you like to learn something new?
The library in partnership with Mid-Plains Community College will offer three computer classes in June.
If you are interested call the library and sign up because space is limited. COME AND SEE WHAT EVERYONE'S TALKING ABOUT!
The classes are............INTERNET BASICS JUNE 22, 2013 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
PINTEREST JUNE 29, 2013 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
FACEBOOK JUNE 29, 2013 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
WHAT ARE WE READING? CHECK IT OUT!!!
"The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat" by Edward Kelsey Moore is a good and memorable read. It is fun and yet thoughtful about the middle class black community in a small southern Indiana town. It is not a great work of literature but it is a work that examines people in small town America. The book is well written, the characters are multi-dimensional, and the story is intriguing and exciting. If you like stories about interesting communities, the complex relationships between women and the men they love, and have an appreciation for a tale well told, then this tale is for you. Relax, take off your shoes, sit down with your favorite beverage and this book and you will have a lovely time.
"Hawk Quest" by Robert Lyndon is a great book for the history buff who enjoys a well written page turner. The book begins shortly after the Norman conquest of England and evolves into a quest that leads the characters through multiple entanglements and escapades in adrenaline producing challenges. The journey results in a well detailed account filled with memorable characters, a falcon competition and tests the character's loyalty and integrity. Although long, this book is a page turner that will have you becoming attached to the characters and involved in their quest.
One of the new books just in is, "Rage Against the Dying" by Becky Masterman. This one is a thriller, a first by this author and will take you on a thrilling who-done-it ride. The main character is a retired FBI agent who is vibrant, likable, complex and funny. This novel contains twists and turns that will keep you guessing. Be prepared for a long night because you will have trouble putting this one down.
William Kent Krueger's latest novel, "Ordinary Grace" is a coming of age story that centers around the 1960s. It is so well written that you won't want it to end. The story is narrated by Frank now forty years older. He looks back and remembers the fateful summer that was full of lies and secrets. Frank's father has a secret - something that happened in the war that made him responsible for the deaths of many. Frank's artistic mother didn't marry to be a pastor's wife and has difficulty living the role. Frank's little brother, though wise beyond his years, stutters. And Frank's older sister has secrets of her own. Although it is a coming of age story, it is so much more. It is a look into the lives of those struggling to understand what is happening to them. When his sister's body is found, the story becomes a mystery as Frank tries to unravel the relationships.
Another suggestion is, "Oleander Girl" by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. This is a beautifully lyrical novel, even in its darker moments. The young heroine confronts the stark choices imposed by the dictates of tradition with maturity and surprising wisdom. Even the emotional violence perpetrated by intolerance and suspicion are handled with remarkable strength. It is a wonderful perspective on a young woman's life in India as juxtaposed to America. This is a great read and will allow you to see things with new eyes bringing a new perspective to opinions you might have already formed about how others live and their circumstances.
DID YOU KNOW????
YOU CAN CHECK OUT DVDs AT THE LIBRARY!
We have lots of new movie selections and new ones coming in all the time.
You should come in and check this out.
NEED HELP WITH OVERDRIVE?
We have instruction sheets at the library that are helpful. Stop by and pick up the appropriate one for your device. If you still are having trouble, please don't hesitate to give us a call. We want to help and we want you to enjoy the service. We are learning too so don't get discouraged - just ask for help and we will give it our best. We have a sign-up sheet in the library where you can "book a librarian" and have some personal training time if you need help.
"HERE IS WHERE PEOPLE, ONE FREQUENTLY FINDS,
LOWER THEIR VOICES AND RAISE THEIR MINDS."