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Check It Out @ the Library February 16

Share and Learn @ The Library. Tuesday, February 28th, at 7p.m. Jan Libbey and Tim Landgraff will share about their trip to New Zealand, “Storm in a Tea Cup: The Physics of Everyday Life” by Helen Czerski, “Echoes in Death” by J.D. Robb, "City of Saints and Thieves" by Natalie C. Anderson, "The Bear and the Nightingale" by Katherine Arden

Share and Learn @ The Library. Tuesday, February 28th, at 7p.m. Jan Libbey and Tim Landgraff will share about their trip to New Zealand. Join us at the library for a series of cultural events.

Linda’s recommendations include:

“Storm in a Tea Cup: The Physics of Everyday Life” by Helen Czerski- The author brings her perspective to many of life’s familiar occurrences. For example: In Chapter four,  “A Moment in Time,” Czerski states that it takes a raindrop one second to fall 20 feet, then asks and answers, “What happens to it during those seconds?” And in the 9th chapter, “A Sense of Perspective,”  the author draws the parallels among these three life-support systems: The human body, planet Earth, and our civilization. Czerski finds and defines scientific wonders in everyday objects and occurrences.  She writes with an informative and enjoyable perspective.

“Echoes in Death” by J.D. Robb-  If you enjoy mysteries, this is the series to start.  New York Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her husband are on her way home after a party. When a young woman wanders in front of their car, her husband slams on the brakes just in time. Eve springs into action.

Missy suggestion for our Young Adult readers is "City of Saints and Thieves" by Natalie C. Anderson.  It is about a girl named Tina and her mother who flee to Kenya from the Congo as refugees. They make it to a larger city named Sangui and her mom receives a maid job from one of the richest families in the city and ends up getting killed. Tina starts seeking revenge and has to live in the streets and falls in with a gang. After 4 years she finally has a chance to return to the place of her mother death and decide if revenge is the best option.

We also added to our board books: Book-O- Hats and Book-O- Beards. Readers can hold up the book to their faces and heads to “try on” various hats and beards.

Greetings all! Wyatt Looks forward to reading "The Bear and the Nightingale" by Katherine Arden.  This is about people and tales of long ago Russia. Young Vasilisa deals with not only the cold and snows of a Russian winter, but a meddling step-mother, spirits both benign and malicious, and possible demons.

February 22nd, the next early out, we will be having a movie and popcorn.   Our children’s valentine’s party on Wednesday was a success, we made cards, ate cookies, made marshmallow sculptures, and mini marshmallow catapults. Thanks to our volunteers for helping out at the party!

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