Library Corner – Week of July 16, 2018

Updated 2018/07/13

Summer Reading Club

Under the Sea” 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.  So far the attendance has been awesome.  Visitors to the area are most welcome; so please join us whenever you are able for free activities, reading, snacks, games and more.  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?

 What’s a poor giraffe to do when no one seems to notice that he is not standing there just to be sat upon?  I Am Not a Chair is a curious tale about finding your courage by Ross Burach.  Readers will enjoy testing their own staring skills against a vibrant assortment of characters in Don’t Blink!, an interactive picture book from Tom Booth.  “One hippo, all alone, calls two hippos on the phone.”  So begins Sandra Boynton’s classic counting story, Hippos Go Berserk!  Best read with a toothbrush in hand, Open Wide, Tooth School Inside by Laurie Keller is a funny book full of interesting facts about teeth, and there’s even a special guest appearance from the Tooth Fairy.

 Adult Fiction

The year is 2042, and a long-predicted tipping point has arrived: the feeble old now outnumber the vigorous young, which intensifies a battle between competing cultural agendas. Reporter Julia Davidson is investigating the growing crisis; unaware that her activity makes her a pawn in an ominous conspiracy, in Fatherless, the first book in an inspirational series by Dr. James Dobson and Kurt Bruner.

A sheltered librarian in a small town finds her secret wish for adventure granted in unexpected ways by a reckless but alluring photographer who changes her life by taking her picture at the height of a local fall festival, in The Nearness of You by Dorothy Garlock.

A dying single mother reaches out to her oncology nurse and social worker for help protecting her troubled teen daughter, forging a unit that bonds the four women together and challenges them to confront their sharpest fears and secrets, in The Mother’s Promise by Sally Hepworth.

The Queen’s Vow by C.W. Gortner, a tale inspired by the life of the Spanish warrior-queen, traces her rise from a defiant daughter of an exiled widow to a powerful monarch who risks her life to marry her true love before financing Columbus’s voyage to America and healing her fractured kingdom.

Having an abusive childhood and now living a secluded life in a cabin in the woods, Angela Constantine finds that her inherited ability to recognize killers has attracted the attention of international terrorists, in The Girl in the Moon by Terry Goodkind.

Finally, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan Jr. is back in Duty and Honor by Grant Blackwood, and Point of Contact by Mike Maden; and Charles G. West gives us No Justice in Hell, a John Hawk western.

Catalogue and Events details are available at the Library website