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September 11, 2019



Remember the library is now operating on a new schedule: Mondays 11-7, Tuesdays and Fridays 9-2, Wednesdays and Thursdays 12-6.

The Book Challenge for September is to read a book written by two authors. We have a selection on display for you to choose from.

There are all kinds of opportunities to become involved at the library. The Book Club, a book discussion group for adults, meets on Mondays at 4 P.M. You may also take part in the On-Line Book Club through our Facebook page. Programs for children include Storytime for ages 0-5 which meets on Tuesdays at 10 A.M., After School Squad for elementary students is held on Wednesdays at 3:30, and Lego Club for the young and young-at-heart meets on Thursdays at 4:30. All programming is free and preschool children must be accompanied by an adult.

The library board of trustees meets on September 25, 4:15 P.M. in the library meeting room.

September is Library Card Sign Up Month! Do you have your own library card? If not come in to register. We have implemented a new system for obtaining a card.

You must present a valid, current photo ID.. We will complete a registration form and send you the card in the mail. You may then come in to use your new card. The first time you use your card you may check out one item. If that is returned on time in good condition you may have regular privileges. Parents or guardians may register their grade school children in the same manner. Students age fourteen and older may register using their student ID or driver’s license.

Expand your mind – Read a good book! “The Stationary Shop” is by Marjan Kamali. Dreamy, idealistic teenager Roya lives in unsettled Tehran in 1953. She finds an oasis in Mr. Fakhri’s neighborhood stationery shop. There he introduces Roya to Bahman and their romance blossoms. On the eve of their marriage, Roya and Bahman plan to meet in the town square, but violence erupts the result of a coup that changes everything. Bahman never shows and reluctantly Roya moves on with her life. A chance encounter sixty years later may answer questions that have haunted her for more than half a century.

“The Nickel Boys” is by Pulitzer Prize Winner Colson Whitehead. During the Civil Rights movement Elwood Curtis, a young black man in Tallahassee, is kept on the straight and narrow by his grandmother. But one innocent mistake lands him in a juvenile reformatory, Nickel Academy. In this chamber of horrors he meets Turner who believes the only way to survive is to scheme and avoid trouble. However, Elwood tries to live up to his higher ideals. This tension between the two boys will affect them for decades to come.

Favorite author Debbie Macomber’s new novel is “Window on the Bay.” Single mon, Jenna Boltz, is now an empty nester wondering what her future holds. When her mother breaks her hip, Dr. Rowan Lancaster save the day and is smitten with Jenna. But when Jenna’s children bring her shocking news she must make a choice to embrace the unexpected.

Other new titles include “The Perfect Fraud” by Ellen LaCorte, “When All is Said” by Anne Griffin, and “The Body Lies” by Jo Baker.

 
 

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