Thursday, September 18, 2014

 

History Buffs Reads Destiny of the Republic for October


History Buffs Reads "Destiny of the Republic" for October 16, 2014
Candice Millard's book, Destiny of the Republic: a Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President, has been selected for discussion at the October 16th meeting of History Buffs at 6:30PM.  We hope to see you there!

Copies of the book are available in the "New" room on the upper level of the library.

About the Book
James A. Garfield may have been the most extraordinary man ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. Nominated for president against his will, he engaged in a fierce battle with the corrupt political establishment. But four months after his inauguration, a deranged office seeker tracked Garfield down and shot him in the back.
But the shot didn’t kill Garfield. The drama of what hap­pened subsequently is a powerful story of a nation in tur­moil. The unhinged assassin’s half-delivered strike shattered the fragile national mood of a country so recently fractured by civil war, and left the wounded president as the object of a bitter behind-the-scenes struggle for power—over his administration, over the nation’s future, and, hauntingly, over his medical care. A team of physicians administered shockingly archaic treatments, to disastrous effect. As his con­dition worsened, Garfield received help: Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, worked around the clock to invent a new device capable of finding the bullet.
Meticulously researched, epic in scope, and pulsating with an intimate human focus and high-velocity narrative drive,The Destiny of the Republic will stand alongside The Devil in the White City and The Professor and the Madman as a classic of narrative history.

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Book Bunch Reads The Secret of Platform 13 for October


Book Bunch Reads The Secret of Platform 13 for October 16, 2014
Book Bunchers in grades 3-5 read Eva Ibbotson's The Secret of Platform 13 for their October 16th gathering at 4:00.  Books are available in the Young Readers' Room on the lower level of the library.

About the Book
A forgotten door on an abandoned railway platform is the entrance to a magical kingdom—an island where humans live happily with mermaids, ogres, and other wonderful creatures. Carefully hidden from the world, the Island is only accessible when the door opens for nine days every nine years. When the beastly Mrs. Trottle kidnaps the Island's young prince, it's up to a strange band of rescuers to save him. But can the rescuers—an ogre, a hag, a wizard, and a fey—sneak around London unnoticed? Fans of Roald Dahl, Lewis Carroll, and E. Nesbit will delight in this comic fantasy.

Odge Gribble, a young hag, joins an old wizard, a gentle fey, and a giant ogre on a journey from their magical island kingdom to London through a tunnel which opens every nine years for nine days, to try and rescue the young prince who had been stolen as an infant nine years before.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

 

Movie Night @ Your Library!


Movie Night @ Your Library!In celebration of Banned Books Week, the movie adaptation of the often challenged book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee will be shown on Wednesday, September 24th at 7:00PM

Learn More About This Challenged Book
To Kill a Mockingbird, first published in 1960, is one of the most challenged classics of all time.  In Lee's novel, Lawyer Atticus Finch defends a black man charged with the rape of a white woman. Through the eyes of Atticus's children, Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with rich humor and unanswering honesty the irrationality of adult attitudes toward race and class in the Deep South of the 1930's.

So what is it about this book that causes people to challenge it? According to the American Library Association, the book has been challenged for a variety of reasons including:

No matter the reason, To Kill a Mockingbird has sold more than 30 million copies and has been translated into over 40 languages.  It has never been out of print and is a staple of high school curriculum across the nation. (1)

Note:  We really aren't crazy. Our public viewing movie license doesn't allow us to use the name of the movie or any of its artwork in any online promotion.




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Reminder: Library Closed on Friday


Library Closed on Friday, September 19, 2014
Just a reminder that the library is closed
Friday, September 19th while staff 

attends training.  The library will 
reopen  on Saturday at 9:00AM.

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is the Book of the Month for September


"The Perks of Being a Wallflower" is the Book of the Month for September
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky is our featured title for September. Copies of the book are available in the "New Room" on the upper level of the library.

About the Book
Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective…but there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.

Since its publication, Stephen Chbosky’s haunting debut novel has received critical acclaim, provoked discussion and debate, grown into a cult phenomenon with over three million copies in print, spent over one year at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, and inspired a major motion picture starring Logan Lerman and Emma Watson.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a story about what it’s like to travel that strange course through the uncharted territory of high school. The world of first dates, family dramas, and new friends. Of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Of those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.

Next Month: Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde

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This Week @ Your Library...


This Week @ Your Library...
Kid's Make 'n Take Craft, all week
Stop by the Young Readers' Room for the Falling Leaves craft kit to take home and make.

In Stitches Drop-in Stitching on Tuesday from 10:00-Noon
If your hobby is knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch, or any other kind of stitching, bring you project to the library and stitch with our group! In Stitches meets the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays of each month.

Preschool Story Time on Tuesday @ 10:30AM or Wednesday @ 12:30pM
Join Miss Carrie-Anne in the Young Readers' Room for stories, songs and fun!

Dungeons & Dragons Group 1 Drop-In on Tuesday from 6:00-8:00PM
This multi-age group meets weekly.  For more information, call Kerri at 424-4044.

Book Bunch on Wednesday @ 4:00PM
Kids in grades 3-5 join Miss Carrie-Anne for a discussion of Cheesie Mack is Not a Genius or Anything and a short activity.

History Buffs on Thursday @ 6:30PM
Join the group for a discussion of Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton.

Library is CLOSED on Friday
The library re-opens on Saturday at 9:00AM.


Currently Available Book Group Titles
All Booked Up:  The Bells by Richard Harvell

History Buffs:  Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton
Book of the Month:  The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Book Bunch:  
 Cheesie Mack is Not a Genius or Anything by Steven Colter
Page Turners:  Running with the Reservoir Pups by Colin Bateman
Readers of the Round Table: Enclave by Anne Aguirre

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

 

Page Turners Read Running with the Reservoir Pups for October


Page Turners Read Running with the Reservoir Pups for October 9, 2014
The Page Turners book discussion group for Tweens and Teens in grades 6-8 reads Running with the Reservoir Pups by Colin Bateman for their October 9th meeting at 2:30PM.  Join the group for a snack, discussion and activity!

Copies of the book are available in the Upper Level Teen Area or the Lower Level Young Readers' Room.

Page Turners meets the 2nd Thursday of each month. Transportation from LMS to the library is available via Bus #3 at normal dismissal time.

About the Book
Eddie has a bad habit of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Otherwise, he never would have gotten mixed up with the Reservoir Pups, the scrappy gang of boys who rule the streets in his new town. And he definitely wouldn’t have agreed to their initiation mission: to break into the hospital his mom works at. It’s just Eddie’s luck that he stumbles upon some twisted baby-snatchers on the way. And just when it seems like life can’t get any worse, he bumps into the leader of the Andytown Albinos, the most fearsome gang of all. . . . 

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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

 

Bring Your Friends to the Library: It's National Library Card Sign-Up Month!


Bring Your Friends to the Library: It's National Library Card Sign-Up Month!
It's National Library Card Sign-Up Month!

Do you know someone who doesn't have a library card?

Tell them what you love about your library and encourage them to drop in!

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Monday, September 08, 2014

 

Falling Leaves Make 'n Take Craft September 16-20


Falling Leaves Make 'n Take Craft September 16-20


Bring the kids by library to pick up our Falling Leaves craft kit to take home and make!

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Book Bunch Reads Cheesie Mack is not a Genius or Anything for September


Book Bunch Reads "Cheesie Mack is not a Genius or Anything" for September 17, 2014
Book Bunchers in grades 3-5 read Steve Colter's Cheesie Mack is not a Genius or Anything for their September 17th gathering at 4:00.  Books are available in the Young Readers' Room on the lower level of the library.

About the Book
Ronald "Cheesie" Mack is not a genius or anything, but he remembers everything that happened before, during, and after fifth-grade graduation, and he's written it all down in his own unique and hilarious way—with lots of lists, drawings, and splenderful (that's splendid plus wonderful!) made-up words.

Cheesie—with a little help from Steve Cotler—writes about family, friendship, and tough choices in an unforgettable voice that will have kids laughing out loud. Readers of Diary of a Wimpy Kid will love both the clever humor and the black-and-white illustrations throughout.

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Oops! Preschool Story Time Begins Next Week





My sincere apology!  Preschool Story Time was included in yesterday's "This Week @ Your Library," and Miss Carrie-Anne is on vacation this week.  

Story Time will begin next week on September 16th.

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Sunday, September 07, 2014

 

Readers of the Round Table Read Enclave for September


Readers of the Round Table Read "Enclave" for September 25, 2014
Our newest book discussion group, Readers of the Round Table for high school students, is reading Enclave for their September 25th meeting at 4:15PM.  Enclave is the first title in the Razorland trilogy by Ann Aguirre.

About the Book
New York City has been decimated by war and plague, and most of civilization has migrated to underground enclaves, where life expectancy is no more than the early 20's. When Deuce turns 15, she takes on her role as a Huntress, and is paired with Fade, a teenage Hunter who lived Topside as a young boy. When she and Fade discover that the neighboring enclave has been decimated by the tunnel monsters—or Freaks—who seem to be growing more organized, the elders refuse to listen to warnings. And when Deuce and Fade are exiled from the enclave, the girl born in darkness must survive in daylight—guided by Fade's long-ago memories—in the ruins of a city whose population has dwindled to a few dangerous gangs.

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This Week @ Your Library...


This Week @ Your Library... September 9, 2014
Preschool Story Time on Tuesday @ 10:30AM or Wednesday @ 12:30pM
Join Miss Carrie-Anne in the Young Readers' Room forstories, songs and fun! Sorry for confusion--Miss Carrie-Anne is on vacation!

Dungeons & Dragons Drop-In on Tuesday from 6:00-8:00PM
This multi-age group meets weekly.  For more information, call Kerri at 424-4044.

Page Turners on Thursday @ 2:30PM
Tweens and Teens in grades 6-8 discuss The Lost Years of Merlin by T. A. Barron.  New faces are always a welcome sight!

Unraveled Drop-in Stitching on Thursday from 6:00-8:00PM
If your hobby is knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch, or any other kind of stitching, bring you project to the library and stitch with our group! Unraveled meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month.


Currently Available Book Group Titles
All Booked Up:  The Bells by Richard Harvell

History Buffs:  Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton
Book of the Month:  The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Book Bunch:  
 Cheesie Mack is Not a Genius or Anything by Steven Colter
Page Turners:  The Lost Years of Merlin by T. A. Barron
Readers of the Round Table: Enclave by Anne Aguirre

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