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Nancy's Notes - April 11, 2013

Nola is retiring, Movie Premier -April 15 - Preshing's Last Patriot so Library closing 1 hour early (7pm) "Sophie's Secret" Inspirational by Sharlene Maclauren, "A Deadly Grind" Large Print by Victoria Hamilton

I’m sure you noticed in last weeks paper that Nola will be leaving as our director in the near future. After serving the community for many years, she's ready to take time to enjoy her grandkids and travel. We’ve all enjoyed working with her and wish her the best.  I’m sure she’ll be missed throughout the community.

We would like to encourage you to attend the April 15 movie premiere to be held at the theater. Since this is historical, genealogical, and frankly of interest to me, we will close at 7:00 p.m. that evening to give staff (me) and patrons a chance to attend. The documentary, “Pershing’s Last Patriot”, depicts the life of Frank Buckles, the last surviving veteran of World War I.

Inspirational readers will enjoy, “Sophie’s Secret”, the third in the River of Hope series by Sharlene MacLauren. Scandal surrounds Sofia Rogers when it becomes obvious she is pregnant and unmarried. Yet nobody knows the real story and Sofia isn’t about to share it; she would rather bear the shame than face the threat of consequences. When Eli Trent, the new doctor in town, gets involved, the trouble escalates. Nevertheless, Eli is determined to break down the wall of silence behind which Sofia hides her deep, dark secret. He is out to convince her she is not alone.

New to our large print collection is, “A Deadly Grind”, by Victoria Hamilton. When vintage cookware and cookbook collector Jaymie Leighton spies an original 1920s Hoosier brand kitchen cabinet at an estate auction, it’s love at first sight. Despite the protests of her sister that the house they share in Michigan is already too cluttered with Jaymie’s “junk,” she successfully outbids the other buyers and takes home her Hoosier. But that night on the summer porch where they’ve left the Hoosier to be cleaned up, a man is murdered, struck on the head with  the steel meat grinder that is part of the cabinet. Who is this stranger—and what was he doing on their porch?

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