Blaine County Library
January 18, 2023
Teen Scene is tonight, January 18th from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the library meeting room. It is open to all students grades 9-12. There will be games, karaoke, and treats to eat.
January is Science Fiction month. Elle has put together display of books available for checkout. J.R.R. Tolkien Day was January 3rd, and the birthday of Sherlock Holmes was January 6th. Elle has a display of books and movies for each author.
We have two non-fiction books available this week. “Black Montana: Settler Colonialism and the Erosion of the Racial Frontier, 1877-1930” by Anthony Woods depicts the history of Montana’s Black community from 1877 until the 1930s, a period in western American history that represents a significant moment and unique geography in the life of the U.S. settler-colonial project. “Yours Truly: An Obituary Writer’s Guide to Telling Your Story” by James Hagerty is a surprisingly upbeat, heartfelt book about a serious subject. The Wall Street Journal’s veteran obituary writer shares his unique skills with those who want to have the last word with flourish, honesty, and even humor. Whether in-brief for future newspapers and websites, or as a more complete mini-memoir for friends and family, Yours Truly is a guide to making sure your story is told the way you want – and how the process of preparing your own life story can help you live a better life.
If you like thrillers, this is the week to get to the library! A wealthy family shrouded in scandal; a detective tasked with solving an impossible cold case; and a woman with a dark past collide in “The Widowmaker” by Hannah Morrissey. “The Cage” by Bonnie Kistler is a gripping thriller about two professional women—colleagues at an international fashion conglomerate—who enter an elevator together . . . but only one is alive when they reach the ground floor. “Sleep No More” by Jayne Ann Krentz is the first novel of the Lost Night Files, an exciting new romantic suspense trilogy about a night that changed three women forever—but that none of them can remember. “Just the Nicest Couple” by Mary Kubica is a dark and twisted exploration of loyalty, family, and how far we’ll go to protect the ones we love.