“A World Away” is the theme for this fall’s Dinner & Movie series. The first film, “Persepolis” will be shown on Monday, August 29 at 6 p.m. Based on Marjane ‘Marji’ Statrapi’s graphic novel about her life in pre and post-revolutionary Iran and then in Europe, the film traces her growth from child to rebellious, punk-loving teenager in Iran. In the background are the growing tensions of the political climate in Iran in the 70s and 80s, and the Iran/Iraq war. A light meal will be available and Deane Tucker, PhD. returns to lead the discussions. The film is rated PG-13 and is 95 minutes.
It’s time to register your children for the library’s fall afterschool programs! Children in Kindergarten and first grade will be entertained by the “Berenstain Bears” through books, activities and crafts and will meet on Mondays beginning September 12 and continuing through October 24. “Hank the Cowdog” is the theme for second and third grade children beginning on Tuesday, September 6 and continuing on Tuesdays until October 25. Children in fourth and fifth grades will visit Medieval times beginning on Thursday, September 8 and continuing through October 27. Library afterschool programs are literacy based and feature appropriate stories, activities and crafts. Snacks will also be available. Call 334-3490 to register or for any questions.
“Liberty’s Last Stand” is a new thriller by Stephen Coonts. With the nation in shock over the latest Islamist outrage, the President imposes martial law, cancels the imminent Presidential election and suspends the Constitution. In response, Texas secedes – and what follows is the bloodiest, most harrowing internal insurrection since the Civil War. In the center of the action are former CIA Director Admiral Jake Grafton and former CIA operative, Tommy Carnellini, with a mission unlike any other they’ve had before – save the country from its own President.
Other new fiction books include “Vinegar Girl” by Anne Tyler, “All In” by Simona Ahrnstedt, “Buffalo Jump Blues” by Keith McCafferty, “Missing, Presumed” by Susie Steiner, “A Summer to Remember” by Marilyn Pappano, “The Games” by James Patterson, “Unforgiven” by Mary Balogh, “The Courtship Basket” by Amy Clipston and “Tom Clancy’s Duty and Honor” by Grant Blackwood. New titles for the young adult are “Bone Gap” by Laura Ruby and “Code of Honor” by Alan Gratz.
New on the nonfiction shelf are “Smart Mom, Rich Mom: How to Build Wealth While Raising a Family” by Kimberly Palmer, “Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters” by Angela Walters and “Worry-Free Living: Trading Anxiety for Peace” by Joyce Meyer.
The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books: “The 52-Story Treehouse” by Andy Griffiths, “Dead of Night” by Erin Hunter and “Mystery of the Missing Fox” by Tamra Wight. Some of the new easy titles include “Fear of Flying” by Nancy Lambert, “Circle” by Jeannie Baker, “Teddy No Tail” by Deborah Behl and “The Recess Queen” by Alexis O’Neill.
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!