Have you picked up a book for the winter book discussion series yet? The first discussion will be held on Monday, February 1 at 6 p.m. and will feature Victor Frankl’s classic “Man’s Search for Meaning.” Frankl, psychiatrist and neurologist wrote about being a concentration camp inmate during World War II; he found that those who survived longest in concentration camps were not those who were physically strong, but those who retained a sense of control over their environment. Life in the concentration camp taught Frankl that man’s main drive or motivation in life is neither pleasure, as Freud had believed, nor power, as Alfred Adler had believed, but meaning. The book is available to pick up in the library or to borrow from the digital libraries: the Virtual Library, Hoopla, 3M Cloud Library and OneClick Digital.
The next dinner & movie in the “Films of Woody Allen” series will be Monday, January 25 and will feature the award winning film, “Annie Hall” at 6 p.m. A light meal will be available.
“The Muralist” by B.A. Shapiro is among the newer novels available. Alizee Benoit, a young American painter working for the WPA, vanishes in New York City in 1940. Some seventy years later her great-niece Danielle Abrams uncovers enigmatic paintings while working at Christie’s Auction House – hidden behind works by those now famous abstract expressionist artists. Do they hold answers to the questions surrounding her missing aunt?
Other new fiction books include “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” by George R.R. Martin, “The Japanese Lover” by Isabel Allende, “Depraved Heart” by Patricia Cornwell, “Furnace Flat” by Frank Bonham, “The Theory of Death” by Faye Kellerman, “Foreign Affairs” by Stuart Woods, “The Exhibitionist” by Tara Sue Me, “City on Fire” by Garth Risk Hallberg, and “Tricky Twenty-Two” by Janet Evanovich. “Orbiting Jupiter” by Gary D. Schmidt and “The Rose Society” by Marie Lu join several other new YA titles.
New non-fiction titles include “And the Good News is … Lessons and Advice From the Bright Side” by Dana Perino, “The Old West” by Stephen G. Hyslop, “The Chickpea Flour Cookbook: Healthy Gluten-Free and Grain-Free Recipes to Power Every Meal of the Day” by Camilla V. Saulsbury and “Estate Planning Basics” by Denis Clifford.
The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “The Caretakers Guide to Fablehaven” by Brandon Mull, “Daisy” by Ellen Miles and “Dork Diaries: Tales From the Not-So-Perfect Pet Sitter” by Rachel Renee Russell. Among the new easy titles are “Space Dog” by Mini Grey, “Mother Goose’s Pajama Party” by Danna Smith, “Groundhog’s Day Off” by Robb Pearlman and “The Little Snowplow” by Lora Koehler.
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