Library Corner – Week of January 7, 2019

Updated 2019/03/07

 Family Literacy Night!

      Be sure to mark January 24th, 2019 on your new calendars.  To celebrate Family Literacy, the library will be hosting Family Fort Night.  From 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. on Thursday evening, we are building forts in the Library.  Bring your blankets, pillow and flashlight.  Extra building supplies will be available.  The Library will provide snacks, stories and more!  There is no fee for participating and everyone is welcome.  For more information, contact the Library at (204)345-2653.

    What’s New?

     Peter Conradi examines the pivotal moments of the past quarter of a century and outlines how we might get relations back on track before it’s too late. Who Lost Russia?  Provides the essential background to understanding the bizarre and shifting relationship between Trump’s America and Putin’s Russia. This updated edition includes a new chapter on the year following the 2016 US Presidential Election.

The Revenant by Michael Punke is a tale of revenge set against the nineteenth-century American Frontier.  After fur trapper Hugh Glass is viciously mauled by a grizzly bear, he seeks revenge on the two men of his hunting party who robbed him and left him for dead. With grit and determination, Glass sets out crawling inch by inch across more than three thousand miles of uncharted American frontier in 1823.

Dave Eggers presents a gripping biographical novel in What is the What tracing the story of Valentino Achak Deng, who as a boy of seven was separated from his family when his village in southern Sudan was attacked by government helicopters and became one of the estimated 17,000 “lost boys of Sudan” before relocating from a Kenyan refugee camp to Atlanta in 2001.

    Young Adult Titles!

       Steve Behling presents Marvel Avengers Infinity War – The Heroes’ Journey. A threat has emerged from the cosmos: Thanos – a ruthless warlord who plans to collect all six Infinity Stones is joined by his formidable allies and he will be near-unstoppable at achieving his goal. The Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange and Spider-Man must join forces and fight side by side to stop Thanos. Captain America, Thor, Doctor Strange, and the Guardians of the Galaxy all have a role to play in the coming cosmic war-but fresh off their own independent adventures, they’ll have to come together as Thanos prepares his conquest.

In Ant-Man Giant-Man – Growing Pains from Marvel, when the job’s too big for Ant-Man to handle, it’s time for Hank Pym to become…Giant-Man!  Hank and his fellow Goliath, the size-changing Bill Foster, have big plans – that’s Project B.I.G. plans – to solve world hunger using Pym Particles! And finally, to save his Avengers Academy students from an overgrown Absorbing Man, Giant-Man must come out of super-hero retirement!