“Monster’s University” will be shown on Wednesday, November 20 at 1:45 p.m. Take a trip back in time to when star Monsters, Inc. employees Mike Wazowski and James P. “Sulley” Sullivan were just two promising young students at Monsters University in this frightfully fun prequel. Long before they were lurking in closets for a living, Mike and Sulley were just dreaming of the day they would make children shriek in terror. When their heated competition to be the most fearsome in their class gets out of hand, however, Mike and Sulley find themselves ejected from the prestigious Scare Program. They are then forced to seek the aid of their oddball friends in order to get their education back on track. Rated G and 95 minutes, the library provides the popcorn; please bring your own drink.
Food for Fines continues throughout the month of November. If you have a library fine consider donating non-perishable, unexpired food for the Food Pantry. Each item is equivalent to $1 in fines. We’re sorry but this program does not apply to lost items. Stop in to find out more information.
A riveting true tale of high-stakes espionage during the Civil War is “Spymistress,” a novel by Jennifer Chiaverini. Born to slave-holding aristocracy in Virginia, Elizabeth Van Lew was a paradox of her time. She pledged her loyalty to the Lincoln White House and her skills in gathering military intelligence were unparalleled in ingenuity. She evaded detection by repurposing common household items to conceal coded information critical to the Union campaign; her efforts helped to construct the Richmond underground and orchestrated escapes from the Confederate Libby Prison. VanLew’s spy ring was vast and she was posthumously inducted into the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame. Sure to be a hit, call to reserve.
Other new fiction books include “Silencing Eve” by Iris Johansen, “The Lowland” by Jhumpa Lahiri, “Miss You Most of All” by Elizabeth Bass, “A Slender Thread” by Katharine Davis, “The October List” by Jeffery Deaver, “Keys to the Castle” by Donna Ball, “The Goddess of Fried Okra” by Jean Brashear, “The Weight of Shadows” by Alison Strobel and “Tender Graces” by Kathryn Magendie. Richard Paul Evans’ newest installment in the Michael Vey series, “Battle of the Ampere” is now available in the YA section.
New non-fiction books are “David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants” by Malcolm Gladwell, “I’m Too Young for This!: the Natural Hormone Solution to Enjoy Perimenopause” by Suzanne Somers and “Grain Brain: the Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar – Your Brain’s Silent Killers” by David Perlmutter, M.D.
The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “Fortunately, the Milk” by Neil Gaiman and “Returner’s Wealth” by Paul Stewart. A couple of new picture books are “I Believe in Genevieve” by Jenny Craig and “Train” by Elisha Cooper.
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!