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Nancy's Notes 12/6/07

“Song without Words" by Ann Packer, “Pandora’s Daughter" by Iris Johansen

            Wasn’t that some storm this weekend. I know some questioned us being closed on Saturday. The decision was made to stay closed based on a couple of factors. The first was scheduled staff does not live in town and traveling was dangerous. However we were very concerned about patrons using the front steps and falling. The stairs were caked in ice and the sidewalk to the back entrance was also treacherous. Our new facility will have an enclosed entry so the stairway and elevator will be dry and safe.

            Mark your calendars for the following events that will be held in the library. The first is the annual Community Caroling sponsored by the Clarion Rec. Department. Anyone interested in caroling is invited to meet at the library at 6:00 p.m. on December 10. Groups will leave the library and carol at the Meadows, Care Center, South Town and Wright Medical Center. All groups will meet back at the library at approximately 7:45 p.m.

            Santa will make a visit to the library on December 19 at 5:30 p.m. He will read a story and visit with youngsters while those in attendance can enjoy a hot dog and drink. There will also be a couple of activities for youngsters. We know this is church night but with the heavy scheduling of events in the community this was a free evening for Santa. We hope it will be held early enough so youngsters can enjoy a visit to the library and then head off to any church activities.

            If you have a few minutes to unwind and read a good book you might want to try Ann Packer’s, “Song without Words”. It tells what happens when a lifelong friendship is pushed to the breaking point. Liz and Sarabeth were childhood neighbors who were brought as close as sisters by the suicide of Sarabeth’s mother when the girls are sixteen. In the decades that followed their friendship remained a source of strength as Liz raised a family and Sarabeth tried to make a happy life in the shadow of her mother’s death. When Liz’s adolescent daughter enters dangerous waters that threaten the entire family, the lines of the women’s friendship is revealed.

            Iris Johansen’s books are always popular with our readers. Her newest is “Pandora’s Daughter”. Physician Megan Blair possesses psychic powers that have been dormant for years, hidden deep in the past she’s tried desperately to forget. Now things are coming to a boiling point and someone is trying to kill her. Shocking secrets about her life and her mother’s death bombard her as she fights to take control of her heritage and save herself.

            Stop in and see us Monday through Wednesday between noon and 8:00 p.m. or Thursday through Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.