Sunday, March 01, 2015

 

Ordinary Grace is March's Book of the Month


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Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger is our featured novel for March.  Copies of this 2014 Edgar Award Winner are available in the "New Room" on the upper level of the library.

About the Book
“That was it. That was all of it. A grace so ordinary there was no reason at all to remember it. Yet I have never across the forty years since it was spoken forgotten a single word.”

New Bremen, Minnesota, 1961. The Twins were playing their debut season, ice-cold root beers were selling out at the soda counter of Halderson’s Drugstore, and Hot Stuff comic books were a mainstay on every barbershop magazine rack. It was a time of innocence and hope for a country with a new, young president. But for thirteen-year-old Frank Drum it was a grim summer in which death visited frequently and assumed many forms. Accident. Nature. Suicide. Murder.

Frank begins the season preoccupied with the concerns of any teenage boy, but when tragedy unexpectedly strikes his family—which includes his Methodist minister father; his passionate, artistic mother; Juilliard-bound older sister; and wise-beyond-his-years kid brother—he finds himself thrust into an adult world full of secrets, lies, adultery, and betrayal, suddenly called upon to demonstrate a maturity and gumption beyond his years.

Told from Frank’s perspective forty years after that fateful summer, Ordinary Grace is a brilliantly moving account of a boy standing at the door of his young manhood, trying to understand a world that seems to be falling apart around him. It is an unforgettable novel about discovering the terrible price of wisdom and the enduring grace of God.


Winner of the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Novel
Winner of the 2014 Anthony Award for Best Novel
Winner of the 2014 Barry Award for Best Novel
Winner of the 2014 Macavity Award for Best Mystery

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

 

Activity Passes for Vacation Week


The library has passes available to these area museums:
Reserve yours today!

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Monday, February 23, 2015

 

Book Bunch Reads The Mouse With The Question Mark Tail for March


Book Bunchers in grades 3-5 read The Mouse With The Question Mark Tail by Richard Peck for their March18th gathering at 4:00.  The book discussion will be followed by a short activity. Books are available in the Young Readers' Room on the lower level of the library.

About the Book
The tiniest mouse in the Royal Mews is such a mystery he doesn’t even know his own name! He scampers off on a epic adventure in and around Buckingham Palace with a plan to seek the advice of Queen Victoria. The exhilarating journey takes him to strange and wonderful places, but will it help him discover who he is and where he came from? This delightful follow-up to the acclaimed Secrets at Sea from Newbery Medal winner Richard Peck is full of laughs, surprises and excitement.

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This Week @ Your Library...


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Dinner and a Movie Raffle, all week
Last week to purchase raffle tickets to win a $50 gift card to the Copper Door Restaurant and 2 movie tickets to Cinemagic! Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.  Winner to be announced March 3rd. Proceeds benefit the library through the Friends of Aaron Cutler Memorial Library.
 
Dungeons & Dragons Group 2 on Tuesday from 6:00-8:00PM
This multi-age group meets every other week.  For more information, call Kerri at 424-4044.

Kid's Movie Matinee on Thursday @ 1:00PM
Watch The Box Trolls in the Young Readers' Room!

Teen Book Group on Thursday @ 4:15PM
Readers of the Round Table discuss Gifts by Ursula Le Guin.

Drop-In Knitting Group on Tuesday from 10:00-Noon
If your hobby is knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch, or any other kind of stitching, bring you project to the library and stitch with our group! Perfect for all skill levels. In Stitches meets the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesdays of each month.   



Current Book Group Titles
All Booked Up:  The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli

History Buffs:  In My Hands by Irene Gut Opdyke
Book of the Month: Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
Book Bunch:  
The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail by Richard Peck
Page Turners:  The Squire's Tale by Gerald Morris
Readers of the Round Table:
Gifts by Ursula Le Guin

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

 

Kid's Movie Matinee @ Your Library


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Monday, February 16, 2015

 

Page Turners Read The Squire's Tale for March


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March's selection for Page Turners is The Squire's Tale by Gerald Morris. The 6th-8th grade book discussion group meets up on Thursday, March 12th at 2:30PM.  For extra convenience, participants may ride bus # 3 from LMS to the library.

Copies of the book are available in both the Teen Area and Young Readers' Room.

About the Book
Growing up an orphan in an isolated cottage in the woods, young Terence never expected much adventure. But upon the arrival of Gawain, his life takes a surprising turn. Gawain is destined to become one of the most famous knights of the Round Table. Terence becomes Gawain's squire and leaves his secluded life for one of adventure in King Arthur's court. In no time Terence is plunged into the exciting world of kings, wizards, knights, wars, magic spells, dwarfs, damsels in distress, and enchanters. As he adjusts to his new life, he proves to be not only an able squire but also a keen observer of the absurdities around him. His duties take him on a quest with Gawain and on a journey of his own, to solve the mystery of his parentage. Filled with rapier-sharp wit, jousting jocularity, and chuckleheaded knights, this is King Arthur's court as never before experienced.

In medieval England, fourteen-year-old Terence finds his tranquil existence suddenly changed when he becomes the squire of the young Gawain of Orkney and accompanies him on a long quest, proving Gawain's worth as a knight and revealing an important secret about his own true identity. 

The Squire's Tale is book one of ten in the The Squire's Tale series.

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This Week @ Your Library...


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February is Love Your Library Month!

Dinner and a Movie Raffle, all week
Purchase raffle tickets to win a $50 gift card to the Copper Door Restaurant and 2 movie tickets to Cinemagic! Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.  Winner to be announced March 3rd. Proceeds benefit the library through the Friends of Aaron Cutler Memorial Library.

Drop-In Knitting Group on Tuesday from 10:00-Noon
If your hobby is knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch, or any other kind of stitching, bring you project to the library and stitch with our group! Perfect for all skill levels. In Stitches meets the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesdays of each month.  
 
Preschool Story Time on Tuesday @ 10:30AM or Wednesday @ 12:30PM
Join Miss Carrie-Anne in the Young Readers' Room for stories, songs and fun!

Dungeons & Dragons Group 1 on Tuesday from 6:00-8:00PM
This multi-age group meets every other week.  For more information, call Kerri at 424-4044.

Kid's Book Group on Wednesday @ 4:00PM
Book Bunchers in grades 3-5 discuss Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman and complete a short activity.

Overcoming Adversity with Randy Pierce on Wednesday @ 7:00PM at Campbell High School
Join us for a night inspiration through humorous and emotionally intense anecdotes about Randy's life hiking, skiing, biking and marathon running, while managing the adversity of complete blindness.

Book Babies on Friday @ 10:30AM
Book Babies is a lap-sit program for babies (newborn to 18 months) and their caregivers.  The 20 minute program includes simple board books, rhymes and songs.  Contact Miss Carrie-Anne to register.  Walk-ins also welcome.

Tiny Tales on Friday @ 11:30AM
Tiny Tales is a lap-sit story time for toddlers (ages 18-35 months) and their caregivers, bridging Book Babies and Preschool Story Time. Contact Miss Carrie-Anne to register.  Walk-ins also welcome.  


Currently Available Book Group Titles
All Booked Up:  The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli

History Buffs:  In My Hands by Irene Gut Opdyke
Book of the Month: Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
Book Bunch:  
Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman
Page Turners:  The Squire's Tale by Gerald Morris
Readers of the Round Table:
Gifts by Ursula Le Guin

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

 

All Booked Up Reads The Lotus Eaters for March


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The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli is the chosen title for All Booked Up's March 4th meeting at 6:30PM.  Copies of the book are available on the Upper Level of the library.

About the Book
A unique and sweeping debut novel of an American female combat photographer in the Vietnam War, as she captures the wrenching chaos and finds herself torn between the love of two men. 

On a stifling day in 1975, the North Vietnamese army is poised to roll into Saigon. As the fall of the city begins, two lovers make their way through the streets to escape to a new life. Helen Adams, an American photojournalist, must take leave of a war she is addicted to and a devastated country she has come to love. Linh, the Vietnamese man who loves her, must grapple with his own conflicted loyalties of heart and homeland. As they race to leave, they play out a drama of devotion and betrayal that spins them back through twelve war-torn years, beginning in the splendor of Angkor Wat, with their mentor, larger-than-life war correspondent Sam Darrow, once Helen's infuriating love and fiercest competitor, and Linh's secret keeper, boss and truest friend.

Tatjana Soli paints a searing portrait of an American woman’s struggle and triumph in Vietnam, a stirring canvas contrasting the wrenching horror of war and the treacherous narcotic of obsession with the redemptive power of love. Readers will be transfixed by this stunning novel of passion, duty and ambition among the ruins of war.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

 

This Week @ Your Library...


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February is Love Your Library Month!

Dinner and a Movie Raffle, all week
Purchase raffle tickets to win a $50 gift card to the Copper Door Restaurant and 2 movie tickets to Cinemagic! Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.  Winner to be announced March 3rd. Proceeds benefit the library through the Friends of Aaron Cutler Memorial Library.

Kid's Make 'n Take Craft, all week
Bring your kids for Miss Carrie-Anne's "Cupid's Arrow" Make 'n Take Craft! Note:
Craft is not available during Story Time.
 
Preschool Story Time on Tuesday @ 10:30AM or Wednesday @ 12:30PM
Join Miss Carrie-Anne in the Young Readers' Room for stories, songs and fun!

Dungeons & Dragons Group 2 on Tuesday from 6:00-8:00PM
This multi-age group meets every other week.  For more information, call Kerri at 424-4044.

Movie Night on Wednesday @ 7:00PM
Join us for a viewing of Guardians of the Galaxy.  Rated PG-13.

Tween Book Group on Thursday @ 2:30PM
Page Turners in grades 6-8 discuss Liesl and Po by Lauren Oliver along with a snack and short activity.

Drop-In Knitting Group on Thursday from 6:00-8:00PM
If your hobby is knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch, or any other kind of stitching, bring you project to the library and stitch with our group! Perfect for all skill levels. Unraveled meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month.  

Book Babies on Friday @ 10:30AM
Book Babies is a lap-sit program for babies (newborn to 18 months) and their caregivers.  The 20 minute program includes simple board books, rhymes and songs.  Contact Miss Carrie-Anne to register.  Walk-ins also welcome.

Tiny Tales on Friday @ 11:30AM
Tiny Tales is a lap-sit story time for toddlers (ages 18-35 months) and their caregivers, bridging Book Babies and Preschool Story Time. Contact Miss Carrie-Anne to register.  Walk-ins also welcome.  


Currently Available Book Group Titles
All Booked Up:  The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli

History Buffs:  In My Hands by Irene Gut Opdyke
Book of the Month: Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
Book Bunch:  
Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman
Page Turners:  Liesl and Po by Lauren Oliver
Readers of the Round Table:
Gifts by Ursula Le Guin

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