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Check It Out @ the Library February 23

Share & Learn @ The Library: NEW ZEALAND with Jan Libbey and Tim Landgraf, February 28 at 7:00 p.m. "The Dry" by Jane Harper, "The Chilbury Ladies' Choir" by Jennifer Ryan, Oscar nominated Movies based on books, “The Book of Joy” by His Holiness the Dali Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, After School Movie Thursday and Leggo club.

Check it out @ The Library

Share & Learn @ The Library:  NEW ZEALAND with Jan Libbey and Tim Landgraf, February 28 at 7:00 p.m.

Linda’s Recommendations include:

The Dry a novel by Jane Harper

Federal Agent Aaron Falk arrives in his hometown for the first time in decades to attend the funeral of his childhood friend. Amid Australia's worst drought in a century, he and the local detective look into Luke’s death, they are sure something is not right. Long-buried mysteries resurface, as do the lies that coincide with them.

The Chilbury Ladies' Choir  a novel by Jennifer Ryan
During World War ll “The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir” unfolds the struggles, affairs, deceptions, and triumphs of a village choir, through letters and journals.

As England becomes enmeshed in the early days of World War II and the men are away fighting, the women of Chilbury village forge an uncommon bond. They defy the Vicar's stuffy edict to close the church's choir in the absence of men and instead "carry on singing." Resurrecting themselves as "The Chilbury Ladies' Choir”.

Check out Missy’s display on six Oscar Nominated Movies this year that are based on books, short stories or plays.  Arrival is based on a novella by Ted Chiang called “Story of Your Life”, Fences is based on the play by the same name written by August Wilson,  “Hidden Figures” is based on the book  by the same name written by Margot Lee Shetterly . Lion is based on a memoir by Saroo Brierley called “ A long Way Home”. Moonlight is based on the play called In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tarell Alvin McCraney, and a bonus foreign film is A Man Called Ove based on book by same name by Fredrick Backman.

Hello again all, Wyatt here, this week I’m putting forward a different kind of book.  “The Book of Joy” by His Holiness the Dali Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.  This isn’t about faith, it is about two friends spending a week together and talking about what makes them the men they are.  Hardship and happiness, the past that shaped them and the world we all live in today.  And at the core of it all, how to find your own joy every day.  Two giants on the world stage come together to simply talk, think, and share.  I think it is definitely worth a read.

2nd grade – Middle School kids:   Come up to the library and enjoy movie and popcorn, On Wednesday, February 22nd, from 2:30-3:30.  Also, Lego Club will be starting up March 2nd from 3:45-4:45.

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