The winter Dinner and Movie series, “In Crisis” begins on Monday, January 30 with the movie, “The Roaring Twenties” which is based on the story “The World Moves On” and stars James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart and Jeffrey Lynn. Eddie Bartlett, who fought in World War I, returns to a country that doesn’t quite know what to do with all of her returning soldiers. Bartlett’s army buddies figure prominently in his rise and fall – the slimy George Hally and golden boy Lloyd Hart. The job Bartlett thought was waiting for him when he got home is filled by someone else, but he sees and grabs at the opportunities presented by Prohibition. His ascent begins when he begins to manufacture his own bathtub gin; of course, it’s lonely at the top – and precarious. A light meal will be available, Deane Tucker returns to lead the discussions. The film is unrated and is 105 minutes. All library programs are free and open to the public.
The movie, “The Secret Life of Pets” will be shown at 1:45 p.m. on Friday, January 20. The library provides the popcorn; please bring your own drinks.
Fannie Flagg’s newest book is “The Whole Town’s Talking.” Elmwood Springs, Missouri is a small town like any other. It was founded by Lordor Nordstrom who created not only a lively town and prosperous legacy for himself, his family, friends, and neighbors yet to come, but also a beautiful resting place, Still Meadows. Yet “resting place” turns out to be a bit of a misnomer as odd things are happening there, which has the whole town talking!
Other new fiction books are “Killing Blood” by Robert McKee, “Wind River Wrangler” by Lindsey McKenna, “Six Scary Stories” selected by Stephen King, “Riverbend Road” by RaeAnne Thayne, “This Was a Man” by Jeffrey Archer, “Alys House” by Leila Meacham, “Ruler of the Night” by David Morrell, “Love Bears All Things” by Beth Wiseman and “Sex, Lies, and Serious Money” by Stuart Woods. Rick Riordan’s newest addition to the “Mangus Chase and the Gods of Asgard” series, “The Hammer of Thor” is now available in the YA section.
New non-fiction titles are “Thank You for Being Late: an Optimists Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations” by Thomas Friedman and “Are Numbers Real: The Uncanny Relationship of Mathematics and the Physical World” by Brian Clegg.
The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “Runs with Courage” by Joan M. Wolf, “Left Out” by Tim Green and “Escaping Peril” by Tui T. Sutherland. A few of the new easy books are “The Magic Word” by Mac Barnett, “Rabbit & Robot and Ribbit” by Cece Bell and “Amelia Bedelia Takes the Cake” by Herman Parish.
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!