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Nancy's Notes - December 15, 2016

Santa December 20, "Polar Express” by Chris Van Allsburg, “How Will You Know” by Jessica Treadway.

Last week we had a couple of dozen youngsters show up for our “Polar Express” night. Missy and I built a train, which we thought was quite good, if I do say so myself. Each child was given a ticket to board. When they left each received a jingle bell and a cup of hot chocolate. If you have read the book you know both items have a significance to the story. The also had a chance to enjoy “Oliver the Ornament” at Daisy’s.
        On December 20 Santa will be at the library between 5:30 pm. and 6:30 p.m. to greet local youngsters. He will read a story and then take time to visit with each child in attendance. There will be a quick craft project or two for the kids to enjoy. This is come and go so if you have a child in the middle school concert we hope you will have time to do both activities.
        The novel, “How Will You Know”, is written by Jessica Treadway. She is a new author to our collection. The story begins on a cold December day in northern upstate New York, the body of high school senior Joy Enright is discovered in the woods at the edge of a pond. She had been presumed drowned, but an autopsy shows that she was strangled. As the investigation unfolds, four characters tell the story from contradictory perspectives. These four include: Susanne, Joy's mother and a professor at the local art college; Martin, a black graduate student suspected of the murder; Harper, Joy's best friend and a potential eyewitness; and Tom, a rescue diver and son-in-law of the town's police chief. As a web of small-town secrets comes to light, the conclusion reveals the truth about Joy's death.
        If you don’t have time to read during the upcoming holidays, stop and check out a Christmas movie. We have an entire shelf dedicated to the holiday season.
        Stop in: 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. As much as I hate to say this, if the weather is inclement call before heading out in case we are closed or shorten our hours for the day.

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