by Doug Phelps
Monday, Jan. 21st – Library CLOSED in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.
Tuesday, Jan. 22nd @ 10:30 – Coffee & Chat and Knit-Us-Together.
Thursday, Jan. 24th @ 10:30 – STORYTIME with Mrs. Velvet. “All Aboard” the Alphabet Train as we learn about the letter “O” through songs, stories, & a craft.
Saturday, Jan. 26th @ 9:00 – Kindle/E-book Workshop. Please call the library (952-4752) to sign up. We will learn how to check out E-books using our library card and much more.
Jan. 28th @ 7:00 – Book Nutz discusses the book Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. All are welcome.
Larry Bond’s Red Dragon Rising: Blood of War by Larry Bond and Jim DeFelice. China has launched a major military offensive against Vietnam. Disobeying orders, Maj. Zeus Murphy (U.S. Army) leads a Vietnamese attack on the Chinese army massed on the border. Meanwhile, the U.S. President sends Navy SEAL Lt. Ric Kerfer to destroy a weapon of mass destruction which Vietnam is prepared to use to avoid being overrun. Operating separately, the Americans will use every tactic at their disposal but the odds are not in their favor.
The Fifth Assassin by Brad Meltzer. Four times in history, individuals have successfully assassinated a sitting U.S. President. When Beecher White discovers a killer in Washington intent on being the 5th successful assassination, he makes a startling discovery: over the course of 100 years, these successful assassins had worked together. But for whom were they working and what was their underlying purpose? And how can he prevent this killer from completing his task?
Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini. Mrs. Mary Todd Lincoln selected Elizabeth “Lizzie” Keckley, a former slave, as her personal dressmaker. Lizzie not only did her sewing for Mrs. Lincoln in the White House, she also assisted Mrs. Lincoln in getting dressed in these special creations. As a result, Lizzie was a witness to much of the private interactions within the Lincoln family. After the president’s assassination, Lizzie wrote her memoirs. The resulting scandal led Mrs. Lincoln to withdraw from her friendship with Lizzie and the memoir lay forgotten for many decades.
The Third Bullet by Stephen Hunter. Conspiracy theories rarely disappear completely, especially when they involve the assassination of one of the better known U.S. presidents. Former marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger brings his sniper training into play as he researches why the 3rd bullet exploded as well as how the plan could have come together so quickly. Concluding the existence of an unknown sniper, Swagger sets out to bring him to justice. But he, himself, becomes the hunted as well as the hunter.
The Magic Room: A Story about the Love We Wish for Our Daughters by Jeffrey Zaslow. Becker’s Bridal in Fowler, Michigan, has been under the same family ownership for 4 generations. Each bride-to-be carries her own expectations & fantasies as she tries on wedding attire in the Magic Room. Zaslow has selected some of the more memorable women to show the transitions that have led to 21st century thoughts about marriage in the U.S.
Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Can Imagine by Max Lucado. In a time which denudes words of the full impact of their meanings, Lucado presents a religious interpretation of “grace” as a full-bodied ‘pick-you-up-and-turn-you-around’ word of action.
Library Hours: Monday (Jan. 21st) CLOSED