This is a busy week with several programs at the library! Stop in on Wednesday, November 1 at 5:30 p.m. and visit with local author, Papa C. Turner. He will have copies of his books and also discuss writing. On Thursday, Abraham Lincoln historian, John Voehl will present a children’s program at 3:45 p.m. and “The Emancipation Proclamation” at 6 p.m. On Friday, November 3 the Walt Disney movie, “Johnny Shiloh” will be shown at 1:45 p.m. “Johnny Shiloh” is the true story about Johnny Clem, the ten year old drummer boy who became a union officer in the Civil War. Wednesday, November 8 a reception will be held at 5 p.m. for our November artist, Jessica Frye. Be sure to stop in and view her photographs during the month of November!
The library will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2017 in honor of Veteran’s Day. Regular hours resume on Monday, the 13th, at 10 a.m.
One of our newer novels is “The Velveteen Daughter” by Laurel Davis Huber. This book reveals for the first time the true story of two remarkable women: Margery Williams Bianco, author of one of the most beloved children’s books “The Velveteen Rabbit” and her daughter, Pamela, a world renowned child prodigy artist whose fame at one time eclipses her mother’s. However, celebrity at such an early age extracts a great toll. Pamela’s dreams elude her as she struggles with severe depression, an over-bearing father, an obsessive love affair and a spectacularly misguided marriage – and throughout ….her life raft is her mother.
Other new fiction books are “Charlatans” by Robin Cook, “The Blessing” by Wanda E. Brunstetter, “In the Crosshairs” by Jack Coughlin, “Texas Fierce” by Janet Dailey, “The Savage Plain” by Carter Travis Young, “North Haven” by Sarah Moriarty, “Crime Scene” by Jonathan Kellerman, “Glass Houses” by Louise Penny and “A Promise to Kill” by Erik Storey. A new title in the YA section is “Bad Blood” by Jennifer Lynn Barnes.
“Install Your Own Solar Panels: Designing and Installing a Photovoltaic System to Power Your Home” by Joseph Burdick in among new non-fiction, along with “Healing a Broken Brain: Leading Experts Answer 100 Questions about Stroke Recovery” by Dr. Mike Dow.
The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “Swing Sideways” by Nanci Turner Steveson, “The Runaway” by Alison Hart and “Ban This Book” by Alan Gratz. A few of the newer easy titles are “Truckeroo School” by David Kirk, “Fergus and Zeke” by Kate Messner and “Reuben and the Quilt” by P. Buckley Moss.
“Turkeys” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday November 7, 2017. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday throughout the year. Call 334-3274 anytime to hear a recorded story. Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
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