Plan to stop by the library on Wednesday, September 28 at 6 p.m. to visit with Jay Em author, Helen Pugsley, about her new book, “War and Chess.” Written over a period of five years, this book is the story of fourteen-year-old Princess Amethyst of Gishlan who must figure out why the bordering country, Pelprose, is attacking – seemingly unprovoked.
The next movie in the “World Away” series, “Paradise Now”, will be shown on Monday, September 26 at 6 p.m. In Nablas on the West Bank, Said and Khaled, who have volunteered to be suicide bombers, receive word it will be tomorrow – the cell’s first operation in two years. They’re shaven and shorn, in black suits to pose as settlers in Tel Aviv for a wedding. Something goes wrong at the crossing – they’re separated, and the action is postponed – long enough for renewed questioning of what they’re about to do. Can minds change? A light meal will be served and Deane Tucker returns to lead the discussions. The film is rated PG-13 and is 90 minutes.
P. T. Deutermann’s new book is the “The Commodore.” In the midst of World War II, the Navy is fighting a losing battle against Japan for the Solomon Islands. Vice Admiral William “Bull” Halsey is tasked with changing the course of the war and goes on the offensive, appointing new destroyer commanders, including a wildcard named Harmon Wolf, an American Indian from a Minnesota reservation. Under Halsey, Wolf’s aggressive tactics and risk-taking nature bring immediate results and he is swiftly promoted to Commodore of the entire destroyer squadron. What happens next will change Wolf’s life, career, and the fate of his ship and crews forever. “The Commodore.” is also available in the Virtual Library.
Other new fiction books include “Sixkiller, U. S. Marshal” by William W. Johnstone, “Sweet Tomorrows” by Debbie Macomber, “Bullseye” by James Patterson, “Traces of Guilt” by Dee Henderson, “The Steel Angel” by Ray Hogan, “Shadow Rider” by Christine Feehan, “Guilty Minds” by Joseph Finder, “She was Sheriff” by Melody Groves and “Guide Me Home” by Kim Vogel Sawyer. New on the YA shelf are “Soldier” by Julie Kagawa and “Escape from Asylum” by Madeleine Roux.
“I Wish My Teacher Knew: How One Question Can Change Everything for Our Kids” by Kyle Schwartz is joined by “Draw Horses in 15 Minutes: Capture the Beauty of the Equine Form” by Diana Hand and “The Games: a Global History of the Olympics” by David Golddatt in the non-fiction section.
The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “Hilo: Saving the Whole Wide World” by Judd Winick, “Poison is Not Polite” by Robin Stevens and “Blue Ribbon Summer” by Catherine Hapka. A few of the newer easy titles include “Ocean of Color” by Bill Scollon, “Splat the Cat and the Big Secret” by Rob Scotton, “Kindergarten is Cool!” by Linda Elovitz Marshall and “Sophie’s Squash Goes to School” by Pat Zietlow Miller.
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