Schedule Update! Teen Book Group

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May 042016
 

Teen Book Group is moving to a new day – same Bat-time, same Bat-channel!

We will now be meeting on the 4th Tuesday of each month.

This month we’re reading Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard!

Tuesday, May 24 at 4 PM – Reading Room

Grades 6-12

red queen

Summary from Goodreads: “This is a world divided by blood – red or silver.  The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.  That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power.

Fearful of Mare’s potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime.  But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance – Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart …”

 

New! Paranormal Book Group

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May 022016
 

Do you like things that go bump in the night?  Join us at our new book group!  This month we’re reading The Lunatic Cafe by Laurell K. Hamilton!

Saturday, May 28 at 10:30 AM – Reading Room

lunatic cafe

Summary from Goodreads: “Vampire Hunter and zombie animator Anita Blake is an expert at sniffing out the bad from the good. But she’s about to learn that nothing is ever as it seems-especially in matters of the not-so-human heart…

Dating a werewolf with self-esteem issues is stressing Anita out. Especially when something-or someone-starts taking out the city’s shapeshifters.”

May Storytime Themes

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Apr 292016
 

Here are our storytime themes for May.

May 2 & 3: Your Mother and Mine

May 9 & 10: Very Berry May

May 16 & 17: Over the Moon

May 23 & 24: Bzzzy Bumbles

May 31: TBA

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Mondays at 10:30 AM: Preschool Storytime  (ages 2.5-5)

Tuesdays at 6:30 PM: Family Storytime  (all ages)

We also offer Books & Babies on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 AM for children up to 24 months!

And our canine friend Allie is switching dates for Tail Waggin’ Tutors: May 14 & May 21 at 2 PM!

May Book Club Selections

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Apr 282016
 

Mystery Book Group

Saturday, May 7 at 10:30 AM – The Amish Clockmaker by Mindy Starns Clark – Library Reading Room

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Summary from Goodreads: “Newlywed Matthew Zook is expanding his family’s tack and feed store when a surprising property dispute puts the remodel on hold–and raises new questions about the location’s mysterious past.

Decades earlier, the same building housed a clock shop run by a young Amish clockmaker named Clayton Raber. Known for his hot temper, Clayton was arrested for the murder of his beloved wife, a crime almost everyone–including his own family members–believed he’d committed, even after charges were dropped. Isolated and feeling condemned by all, Clayton eventually broke from the church, left Lancaster County, and was never heard from again.

Now the only way Matthew can solve the boundary issue and save his family’s business is to track down the clockmaker. But does this put Matthew on the trail of a murderer?”

Community Book Group

Monday, May 9 at 11:15 AM – Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan – YMCA Community Center

saving fish from drowning

Summary from Goodreads: “On an ill-fated art expedition into the southern Shan state of Burma, eleven Americans leave their Floating Island Resort for a Christmas-morning tour-and disappear. Through twists of fate, curses, and just plain human error, they find themselves deep in the jungle, where they encounter a tribe awaiting the return of the leader and the mythical book of wisdom that will protect them from the ravages and destruction of the Myanmar military regime.

Saving Fish from Drowning seduces the reader with a facade of Buddhist illusions, magician’s tricks, and light comedy, even as the absurd and picaresque spiral into a gripping morality tale about the consequences of intentions-both good and bad-and about the shared responsibility that individuals must accept for the actions of others. “

April Movie

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Apr 232016
 

Four men predict the banking crisis of the early 2000’s.

The Big Short Left to right: Jeremy Strong plays Vinny Peters, Rafe Spall plays Danny Moses, Hamish Linklater plays Porter Collins, Steve Carell plays Mark Baum, Jeffry Griffin plays Chris and Ryan Gosling plays Jared Vennett in The Big Short from Paramount Pictures and Regency Enterprises

Friday, April 29, at 1 PM

Saturday, April 30, at 10 AM & 1 PM

Conference Room (Downstairs)

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