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Nancy's Notes - December 10, 2015

Christmas activities, “All Dressed in White” by Mary Higgins Clark, “Dear Mr. You” by Mary-Louise Parker.

         What a busy month! We helped the Chamber of Commerce last Saturday to host the Jingle Jam. This is a great event. Local businesses donate small items that children can purchase for their parents, or special grown-up in their life, at a cost of $5.00 each. They are then able to wrap their gift before returning home. Santa came to the library on Tuesday evening. That is always a fun event with so many excited little faces. Our last Christmas activity will be held on Monday, December 14. Kathy Deimerly will be at the library between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. She will demonstrate some easy recipes for holiday entertaining. Hearts and Flowers, Daisy’s, and That Iowa Girl will also have some Christmas entertaining ideas to show those in attendance. We would like people to pre-register so we will have enough food on hand. To make your reservation call the library at 532-3673.
        Mary Higgins Clark has entertained readers for many years. She is back once more with, “All Dressed in White”, which she co-authored with Alafair Burke. Five years ago Amanda Pierce was preparing to marry her college sweetheart in a lavish ceremony at The Grand Victoria Hotel in Palm Beach. Then, with their guests and families on site, Amanda disappeared. In present-day New York City, Laurie Moran realizes a missing bride is the perfect cold case for her investigative television series, Under Suspicion. She and her team set out to recreate the night of the disappearance at the Florida resort with Amanda’s friends and family in attendance, hoping to shed new light on the mystery as the series has done in past episodes. Host Alex Buckley quickly realize everyone has a theory about why Amanda vanished into thin air.
        Receiving 4 ½ stars on Amazon is “Dear Mr. You” by actress, Mary-Louise Parker. Her memoir is her literary debut. It is the story of the woman’s life through letters she composes to the men, real and hypothetical, who have helped form the person she is today. Beginning with the grandfather she never knew, the letters range from a missive to the beloved priest from her childhood to remembrances of former lovers to an homage to a firefighter she encountered to a heartfelt communication with the uncle of the infant daughter she adopted.
        Stop in and find something to relax with during this hectic month: Monday through Wednesday between noon and 8:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., or Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.