Thank you all for coming out and helping to celebrate 100 years of library service last Friday! The rain moved performer Josh Harty into the library, thank you to everyone who stayed and enjoyed his remarkable voice and musicianship. We hope to have him return to the library in the future. Thank you also to local musicians, Tucker Stephens, Ian Zerbe, Parker Pfister and Hika Nishida as well as Ross Diercks for entertaining the crowd. Gratitude also to the library support organizations: the Board of Trustees, the Foundation and the Friends as well as the County Commissioners and library staff throughout the last 100 years, without you the library would not be what it has come to be.
Have you picked up your book for the fall book discussion series, Icons? If not, stop by and find out more information. The first discussion, “Cash” by Johnny Cash will be held on Tuesday, September 3 at 6 p.m. with discussion led by Wayne Deahl.
The last afternoon movie of the summer will be shown on Thursday, August 22 at 1:30 p.m. and features the best-loved Disney character, Peter Pan in “Return to Never Land”. Wendy’s daughter, Jane, begins the adventure of a lifetime when the infamous Captain Hook whisks her away to the enchanted island of Never Land. With the first-ever Lost Girl at his side, will Peter Pan finally defeat Hook and his swashbuckling band of pirates? Rated G and 72 minutes, the library provides the popcorn; please bring your own drink.
A new suspense novel is “Her Last Breath” by Linda Castillo. It appeared to be a tragic hit and run accident, but Chief of Police Kate Burkholder begins to suspect she is not looking for a reckless drunk who fled the scene but a stone-cold killer living amid the residents of Painter’s Mill. Her search takes her on a chilling journey into the darkest reaches of the human heart and makes her question everything she has ever believed about the Amish culture into which she was born.
Other fiction includes “Two of a Kind” by Susan Mallery, “Tell Me” by Lisa Jackson, “Ice Fire” by Daniel Lyons, “Big Girl Panties” by Stephanie Evanovich, “The Accursed” by Joyce Carol Oats, “A Treacherous Paradise” by Henning Mankell, “It Had to Be You” by Jill Shalvis and “True Love” by Jude Deveraux. “Sky on Fire” by Emmy Laybourne and “Let Ana Go” by Anonymous are now on the YA shelf.
New non-fiction books are “Green Smoothies & Protein Drinks” by Jason Manheim, “Wyatt Earp: a Vigilante Life” by Andrew C. Isenberg and “Mind over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself” by Lisa Rankin, M.D.
The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior titles: “Grounded” by Kate Klise and “Ninth Ward” by Jewell Parker Rhodes. A new easy book is “No Ordinary Apple” by Sara Marlowe.
334-3274 is the Dial-A-Story number. Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Dial in and hear an exciting story today!