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Check it out @ the Library - March 2, 2017

Share & Learn @ The Library: Karl Schaper - cold war Germany, "Complete Poems and stories of Edgar Allan Poe" by Edgar Allan Poe, “Humans Bow Down” by James Patterson, "To Gold and Beyond" by Laurie Hernandez, "The Runaway Midwife" by Patricia Harman

Check it out @ The Library

Share & Learn @ The Library:  Karl Schaper will share with us his life experiences. Karl was born in Germany in 1931 and at the age of ten was required to join the Hitler youth. He later came to visit America. Schaper ended up working on an Iowa farm and met his future wife.

Hello again folks! Wyatt here, this week I’m digging into the vault a bit for a recommendation. I’ve been a big fan of the poetry and prose of Edgar Allan Poe for many years. Few stories are quite as chilling as The Cask of Amontillado, truly a tale of revenge at its finest. And if you’re in the mood for a mystery then The Gold Bug should be right up your alley. But of course, you can’t talk about Poe without mentioning The Raven. Perhaps his most well-known and often quoted work, and not without cause. It is one of my favorite poems and if you haven’t read it I highly suggest you do asap.

Missy has been reading:  “Humans Bow Down” is a new book by James Patterson. In it there has been a great war between Hu-Bot (Robotic Humanoids) and Humans, the robots won and the human are either slaves or live in the Reserve. In the Reserve we find the story of a girl named Six whose is on the run from the “Hu-Bots” because she possess a piece of technology that could lead to a rebellion from the humans. Will she survive the Hu-Bots endless pursuit?

Linda’s book recommendations for the week:

"To Gold and Beyond" by Laurie Hernandez...Hernandez is a gold medal-winning Olympic gymnast and the youngest-ever champion on “Dancing with the stars”. Laurie shares her journey with you, from her loving family to her rigid training.  She reveals what it took to make her dreams come true.  Laurie will motivate and inspire you.

"The Runaway Midwife" by Patricia Harman...Clara Perry is a Midwife, she comforts her patients, calms the fathers-to-be, and ensures that the babies are delivered safely.  Clara’s life takes a spill and she runs away to start a new life. Leaving her passport behind, she enters Canada illegally by hitching a ride on a snowmobile.  Clara takes a new identity as a writer, but there’s no avoiding the outside world. The residents are friendly, and draw her into their lives. She volunteers at the local clinic using her former skills, and forms a relationship with a local police officer. But what will happen if she reveals the real reason why she left her old life? One lesson soon becomes clear: no matter how far you run, you can never really hide from your past.

Check out our new children’s selections, we received some easy readers, non-fiction, and junior fiction books. We also have easy books that have both Spanish and English, those are handy for learning English or Spanish.

Lego Club! @ The Library:  We will start Lego club March 2nd   and then every other Thursday from 3:30-4:30. Kids 2nd grade though middle school are invited to sign up at the Library 515-532-3673.

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