Library Corner – Week of June 4, 2018

Updated 2018/05/30

Summer Reading Club

Join the fun at the Library’s Summer Reading Club from July 3rd to August 16th, every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Free activities, reading, snacks, games and more!  The program is open to all children five to twelve years of age.  This is a drop-in program, but in order to be better prepared, pre-registration is greatly appreciated.  Registration sheets are now available at the circulation desk.  If you have any questions, please either stop by the Library or give us a call at (204)345-2653.

 Call for Volunteers

We only need a few more volunteers to work three shifts at Mrs. Lucci’s on our behalf (Fri. June 29th 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Sat. June 30th 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.).  Thank you volunteers for coming to our aid once again for this fundraiser!

What’s New?

For our western readers, we have Hell Hath No Fury, the first book in the John Hawk series by Charles G. West.  When his brother and his young bride disappear deep into Sioux territory, Monroe Pratt convinces the legendary Indian scout John Hawk, who is known for delivering swift justice to anyone who stands in his way, to come out of retirement and rescue them.  From Elmer Kelton, two novels of the Texas Rangers series:  Jericho’s Road and Hard Trail to Follow.

Non-fiction titles now available:  All-American Murder – The Rise and Fall of Aaron Hernandez, the Superstar whose Life Ended on Murderers’ Row by James Patterson et al.; Everyone’s Guide to Cancer Therapy – How Cancer is Diagnosed, Treated, and Managed Day to Day (Fifth Edition); The Basics of Reiki – A Step-by-Step Guide to Healing with Reiki by Penelope Quest; and 12 Strong – The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton.

 Junior Fiction

Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch is a Canadian author of 20+ books for young people. Her specialty is writing about lesser-known bits of refugee history as well as the effect of war on children. In Stolen Child, the author introduced readers to Larissa, a victim of Hitler’s largely unknown Lebensborn program. In this companion novel, Making Bombs for Hitler, readers will learn the fate of Lida, her sister, who was also kidnapped by the Germans and forced into slave labour – an Ostarbeiter.

Amulet is a graphic novel series illustrated and written by Kazu Kibuishi and published by Scholastic.  It follows the adventures of Emily, a young girl who discovers a magical amulet in her great-grandfather’s house. In The Stonekeeper (#1), Emily and Navin’s mother is kidnapped by a tentacled creature in the basement of their ancestral home, that leads the children on a deadly chase into the magical world below their home.  In The Stonekeeper’s Curse (#2), Emily and Navin, head for Kanalis in order to find the antidote for the poison that has sickened their mother.

Catalogue and Events details are available at the Library website www.lacdubonnetlibrary.ca.