Library News for May 2, 2018

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It’s almost barbecue season! Learn about the history of American barbecue and sample flavorings from around the county on Saturday, May 5 from 11:00 am – 12:00 noon.

Preschool children are invited to Story Hour on Tuesdays at 10:00 am. Homeschool Enrichment programs are offered on Tuesdays at 1:00, and Toddler Time is Thursdays at 10:00 am. Saturday at 1:00 pm we offer Crafternoon for all school age children. Don’t wear your best clothes for Crafternoon because we are sure to make a mess.We hope you make visiting the library a part of your child’s weekly routine.

On Thursday, May 3 at 5:00 PM, teens are invited to Perler Bead Art.

New books for children this week include: Finn’s Fun Trucks: The Construction Crew by Finn Coyle, Triple Smurfs by Peyo, Rosie the Tarantula by Katie Macnamara, Moon by Alison Oliver, Who Will Bell the Cat? by Patricia C. McKissack, The Town of Turtle by Michelle Curvas, A Busy Creature’s Day Eating! by Mo Willems, The Fishing Lesson by Emile Bravo, The Not So Quiet Library by Zachariah Ohora, Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall, A Journey Through Art by Aaron Rosen, The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson, The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science by Sean Connolly, Unti Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth by Seila O’Connor, and Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People by Dav Pilkey.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include:  The Sandman by Lars Kepler, The Terminal List by Jack Carr, Bone Music by Christopher Rice, The Secret by Kathryn Hughes, Gods of Howl Mountain by Taylor Brown, The Italian Party by Christina Lynch, High Treason by Diann Mills, Until We Find Home by Cathy Gohlke, Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe, No One Ever Asked by Katie Ganshert, Beneath a Prairie Moon by Kim Vogel Sawyer, Flicker of Old Dreams by Susan Henderson, Such Dark Things by Courtney Evan Tate, The Silent Companion by Laura Purcell, Starting from Scratch by Kate Lloyd, A Borrowed Dream by Amanda Cabot, Hurricane Season by Lauren K. Denton, A Brush with Shadows by Anna Lee Huber, The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova,

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf: Be Anxous For Nothing by Joyce Meyer, Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis, Now Make This: 24 DIY Projects curated by Thomas Barnthaler,  The Home Blacksmith  by Ryan Ridgway, DVM, Meghan: A Hollywood Princess by Andrew Morton, and  Who Moved My Pulpit?: Leading Change in Church by Thom S. Rainer.

New movies include: Dear Dictator starring Michael Caine, Forever My Girl starring Alex Rose, Maze Runner: Death Cure starring Dylan O’Brien, We are All…Hostiles starring Christian Bale, Den of Thieves starring Gerard Butler, The Post starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, The Commuter starring Liam Neeson and Paddington 2

To access our digital resources or to borrow movies or music from the library, simply get a library card.  If there’s a special book, movie, or music artist you would like to see offered, please let us know. We’ll do our best to meet your needs.