Library Corner – Week of June 18, 2018

Updated 2018/06/15

Summer Reading Club Registration

Registration for the Summer Reading Club is now underway.  Join us at the Library for free activities, reading, snacks, games and more, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., July 3rd through August 16th.  The Club 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.  If you have any questions, please either stop by the Library or give us a call at (204)345-2653.

 What’s New?

Rachel Jenner is walking in a Bristol park with her eight-year-old son Ben when he asks if he can run ahead, and Rachel sees no reason to refuse — until Ben vanishes. Police are called, search parties go out, and Rachel, already insecure after her recent divorce, feels herself coming undone. As hours and then days pass without a sign of Ben, everyone who knew him is called into question, from Rachel’s newly married ex-husband to her mother-of-the-year sister, in What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan.

As a newspaper reporter, Cal has journeyed into society’s darkest corners to expose the vilest crimes. But the world he and his devoted wife, Faith, share with their son is much nicer. They have made sure of it, creating a tranquil haven in suburban River Ridge to protect the person most precious to them. Until the unthinkable happens, and nine-year-old Gage vanishes, in Rick Mofina’s Last Seen.

Injured in more ways than one, Nora feels her carefully built life cracking at the edges. There’s only one place to land: home. But the tiny Maine community she left fifteen years ago doesn’t necessarily want her, in Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins.

Two motherless sisters, Bean and Liz, are shuttled to Virginia to live with their Uncle Tinsley in a decaying mansion. When school starts in the fall, Bean easily adjusts and makes friends, and Liz becomes increasingly withdrawn. Then something happens to Liz, and Bean is left to challenge the injustice of the adult world, in The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls.

Titles in a continuing series:  The Angel’s Game (#2 Cemetery of Forgotten Books) by Carlos Ruiz Zafon; Broken Harbour (#4 Dublin Murder Squad) by Tana French; and The Endless Forest (#6 Wilderness) by Sara Donati.

Non-Fiction Titles

From award-winning author Michael Adams, Could It Happen Here? draws on groundbreaking new social research to show whether Canadian society is at risk of the populist forces afflicting other parts of the world.

Trumpocracy – The Corruption of the American Republic by David Frum outlines how President Trump could push America toward illiberalism, what the consequences could be for our nation and our everyday lives, and what we can do to prevent it.

Just in time for the summer wedding in your family, we have Beautiful Wedding Flowers – More Than 300 Corsages, Bouquets, and Centerpieces by Diane Wagner.

Catalogue and Events details are available at the Library website