“Norm of the North” will be shown for the Early Release film on Wednesday, May 11 at 1:45 p.m. In this animated comedy, Norm, an oddball polar bear, is outraged when he learns that human beings are planning to build condos in his Arctic home. He and three lemming pals decide to go to New York City to confront the real-estate developer responsible. The movie is rated PG and 86 minutes, the library provides the popcorn, please bring your own drink.
There is still time to order your Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Call the library at 334-3490 or stop in at 425 S. Main. Glazed doughnuts are $8 per dozen and mixed are $9; pick up will be on Thursday, May 5 beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the library.
Danielle Steel’s newest book is “Property of a Noblewoman.” Jane Willoughby, a law clerk and Phillip Lawton, a fine arts expert from Christie’s Auction House are just doing their jobs when they come to inspect the contents of a long abandoned safe-deposit box in a New York City Bank. They find faded photographs, old letters and a breathtaking array of magnificent jewelry. If no heir can be found the jewelry will be auctioned. Who was this woman who left such a fortune and no will? Jane and Phillip combine their efforts to find out.
Other new fiction books include “Where She Belongs” by Johnnie Alexander, “The Friends We Keep” by Susan Mallery, “Violent Crimes” by Phillip Margolin, “The Prophetess” by Jill Eileen Smith, “A Murder of Magpies” by Judith Flanders, “The Guardian” by Jack Whyte, “The Rain Sparrow” by Linda Goodnight, “Multiple Listings” by Tracy McMillan and “The Steel Kiss” by Jeffery Deaver. Diane Duane’s Young Wizard’s series continues with the new title “Games Wizards Play,” now available in the YA section.
New nonfiction books are “The Art of Risk: the New Science of Courage, Caution, and Chance” by Kayt Sukel, “Forgiven: the Amish School Shooting, A Mother’s Love, and a Story of Remarkable Grace” by Terri Roberts and “How to Eat in the Woods: a Complete Guide for Foraging, Trapping, Fishing, and Finding Sustenance in the Wild” by Bradford Angier.
The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “Took: a Ghost Story” by Mary Downing Hahn, “The War That Saved My Life” by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, “The Case of the Phantom Cat” by Holly Webb and “The Terrible Two Get Worse” by Mac Barnett. A couple of new easy books are “Flat Stanley on Ice” by Lori Haskins Houran and “Ida, Always” by Caron Levis.
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!