Library Corner – Week of July 9, 2018

Updated 2018/07/06

Summer Reading Club

Under the Sea” is underway.  For the first week, 27 children joined us over the two days for free activities, reading, snacks, games and more.  This is a drop-in program held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., open to all children five to twelve years of age.  Visitors to the area are most welcome; so please join us whenever you are able.  If you have any questions, please either stop by the Library or give us a call at (204)345-2653.  Mark your calendars! Special Balloon Workshop Thursday July 26th, and the Space Dome Wind-Up Thursday, August 16th.   

 What’s New for Kids?

Our early readers will enjoyMonkey with a Tool Belt and the Silly School Mystery; I Don’t Want to Be a Frog; I Don’t Want to Be Big; The Library Book; and finally, Do You Really Want to Meet Apatosaurus?

The Heroes in Training junior series by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams continues with: Crius and the Night of Fright; Hephaestus and the Island of Terror; Uranus and the Bubbles of Trouble; and Perseus and the Monstrous MedusaFrom S.A. Bodeen’s Shipwreck Island series, we have Lost (#2) and Trapped (#3).  Now available from the junior Graphic novel series Amulet, The Cloud Searchers (#3) and The Last Council (#4) by Kazu Kibuishi.  If you enjoy comics; the Simpsons are back in Game On!

For young adult readers, The Orphans series by Mike Evans continues with White Lie (#4) and Civil War (#5).

Adults Too!

A year after she signed the papers to donate her daughter’s organs, Hannah is still reeling with grief when she unexpectedly stumbles into the life of the Bell family, whose fifteen-year-old daughter, Maddie survived only because Hannah’s daughter had died, in Safe with Me by Amy Hatvany.

For fourteen years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children — Alex, fifteen, and Luna, just six — in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty’s parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life, in We Never Asked for Wings by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.

Private investigator Charlie Parker descends upon a strange, isolated community called the Cut, and will face down a force of men who rule by terror, intimidation, and murder, in A Time of Torment by John Connolly.

Tracing a gang of ruthless outlaws from its birth during the American Civil War to a final bloody showdown in the Territory of Oklahoma, The Winter Family is a hyperkinetic Western noir and a full-on assault to the senses by Canadian author, Clifford Jackman.

Non-fiction titles include:  City of Thorns – Nine Lives in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp by Ben Rawlence; and The Education of a Coroner – Lessons in Investigating Death by John Bateson.

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