May Book Club Selections

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Apr 292017

Mystery Book Group

Saturday, May 6 at 10:30 AM – After the Storm by Linda Castillo- Library Reading Room

Summary from Goodreads: “When a tornado tears through Painters Mill and unearths human remains, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder finds herself tasked with the responsibility of identifying the bones–and notifying the family. Evidence quickly emerges that the death was no accident and Kate finds herself plunged into a thirty year old case that takes her deep into the Amish community to which she once belonged.

Under siege from an unknown assailant–and her own personal demons–Kate digs deep into the case only to discover proof of an unimaginable atrocity, a plethora of family secrets and the lengths to which people will go to protect their own.

Community Book Group

Monday, May 8 at 11:15 AM – Badlands by C. J. Box – YMCA Community Center

Summary from Goodreads:”Grimstad, North Dakota – a place people used to be from, but were never headed to – has struck oil. As pipelines snake across the prairie, oil flows out and men and money flow in. And with them, comes crime. North Dakota’s new oil capital has a serious law and order problem and newly qualified detective Cassie Dewell has just been assigned as its deputy sheriff.

Twelve-year-old Kyle Westergaard is one of Grimstad’s paperboys. Even though Kyle has been written off as the “slow” kid, he has dreams deeper than anyone can imagine – he wants to get out of town, take care of his alcoholic mother, and give them a better life. While delivering newspapers, he witnesses a car accident and now has money and a lot of white powder in his possession.

With the temperature dropping to 30 below and a gang war heating up, Cassie fears she might be in over her head but the key to it all will come in the most unlikely form: an undersized boy on a bike who keeps showing up where he doesn’t belong.”

Paranormal Book Group

EDIT: Supernatural Pittsburgh and Its Suburbs was not available in all formats.  Please see the information on our new May selection.

Saturday, May 27 at 10:30 AM –  The Demonologist by Andrew Pyper – Library Reading Room

Summary from Goodreads: “Professor David Ullman’s expertise in the literature of the demonic—notably Milton’s Paradise Lost—has won him wide acclaim. But David is not a believer.

One afternoon he receives a visitor at his campus office, a strikingly thin woman who offers him an invitation: travel to Venice, Italy, witness a ‘phenomenon,’ and offer his professional opinion, in return for an extravagant sum of money. Needing a fresh start, David accepts and heads to Italy with his beloved twelve-year-old daughter Tess.

What happens in Venice will send David on an unimaginable journey from skeptic to true believer, as he opens himself up to the possibility that demons really do exist. In a terrifying quest guided by symbols and riddles from the pages of Paradise Lost, David attempts to rescue his daughter from the Unnamed—a demonic entity that has chosen him as its messenger..”

May Storytime Themes

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Apr 282017

Here are our storytime themes for May.

May 1 & 2: Buzzing Bees

May 8 & 9: Happy Families

May 15 & 16: Venture Outside

May 22 & 23: Let’s Go Ride a Bike!

May 30: Picnic Time

Mondays at 10:30 AM: Preschool Storytime  (ages 3-5)

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.

Toddlers ages 3 and under can join us for Mother Goose on the Loose every Wednesday at 12:30 PM.

April Movie

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Apr 222017

After wandering 1000s of km from home and being adopted by an Australian family, an Indian boy searches for his family in this biographical drama.

Friday, April 28 at 1 PM

Saturday, April 29 at 10 AM & 1 PM

Conference Room (Downstairs)

Rated PG-13

April Family Movie

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Apr 082017

A theater owner tries to save his theater with a singing competition in this animated comedy.

Saturday, April 15 at 1 PM

Conference Room (Downstairs)

Rated PG