February Book Club Selections

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Jan 302016

Mystery Book Group

Saturday, February 13 at 10:30 AM – Still Life with Crows by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child – Library Reading Room

still life with crows

Summary from Goodreads: “A small Kansas town has turned into a killing ground.  Is it a serial killer, a man with the need to destroy?  Or is it a darker force, a curse upon the land?  Amid golden cornfields, FBI Special Agent Pendergast discovers evil in the blood of America’s heartland.  No one is safe. “

Community Book Group

Monday, February 8 at 11:15 AM – Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline – YMCA Community Center

orphan train

Summary from Goodreads: “Nearly eighteen, Molly Ayer knows she has one last chance. Just months from “aging out” of the child welfare system, and close to being kicked out of her foster home, a community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping her out of juvie and worse.

Vivian Daly has lived a quiet life on the coast of Maine. But in her attic, hidden in trunks, are vestiges of a turbulent past. As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly discovers that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance.

The closer Molly grows to Vivian, the more she discovers parallels to her own life. A Penobscot Indian, she, too, is an outsider being raised by strangers, and she, too, has unanswered questions about the past. As her emotional barriers begin to crumble, Molly discovers that she has the power to help Vivian find answers to mysteries that have haunted her for her entire life – answers that will ultimately free them both.”

Teen Book Club

Thursday, February 25 at 4 PM – Reading Room

Grades 6-12

eye of minds

Summary from Goodreads: Michael is a gamer. And like most gamers, he almost spends more time on the VirtNet than in the actual world. The VirtNet offers total mind and body immersion, and it’s addictive. Thanks to technology, anyone with enough money can experience fantasy worlds, risk their life without the chance of death, or just hang around with Virt-friends. And the more hacking skills you have, the more fun. Why bother following the rules when most of them are dumb, anyway?

But some rules were made for a reason. Some technology is too dangerous to fool with. And recent reports claim that one gamer is going beyond what any gamer has done before: he’s holding players hostage inside the VirtNet. The effects are horrific—the hostages have all been declared brain-dead. Yet the gamer’s motives are a mystery.

The government knows that to catch a hacker, you need a hacker.
And they’ve been watching Michael. They want him on their team.
But the risk is enormous. If he accepts their challenge, Michael will need to go off the VirtNet grid. There are back alleys and corners in the system human eyes have never seen and predators he can’t even fathom—and there’s the possibility that the line between game and reality will be blurred forever.”

February Storytime Themes

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Jan 292016

Here are our storytime themes for February.

February 1 & 2: Where’s Your Shadow, Phil?

February 8 & 9: Be My Valentine!

February 16: Presidents

February 22 & 23: Soup’s On!

February 29: King of the Jungle

valentines hearts

Beginning in February, Monday will be an inclusive storytime with visual schedule.

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

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

Harry Potter Book Night

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Jan 252016

It’s time to go back to Hogwarts!

The new trade paperback cover of Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone.

Witches and wizards ages 7-14 are invited to a Night of Spells!

Compete for house points in the Spellathon Trivia Contest, Wizarding Duels, & more!

Thursday, February 4

6-8 PM

Please RSVP in person, by phone, or by owl NO LATER than Wednesday, February 3.


January Movie

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Jan 222016

70 year old retiree Ben jumps at an opportunity to intern at a fashion website.


Friday, January 29 at 1 PM

Saturday, January 30 at 10 AM & 1 PM

Conference Room (Downstairs)

Rated PG-13