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Check It Out @ The Library-March 22, 2018

"As Bright as Heaven" by Susan Meissner. "How to Stop Time" by Matt Haig. "Summer Hours at the Robbers Library" by Sue Halpern.

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New On the Shelf

As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner.  Even under the shadow of the Great War, Philadelphia was a vibrant city of hope and promise in 1918.  This was exactly what Pauline Bright and her family were searching for in their quest for a fresh start and a better life.  However, when the Spanish Flu hits American shores it pushes the city to the breaking point.  As stress and the body count rise, the Bright family come together around a child orphaned by the disease.  Through challenge and tragedy, a family finds what truly matters in life. 

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig.  There is one rule above all the others that Tom Hazard has lived his long life by, don’t fall in love.  Sound advice for a man trying to stay inconspicuous while having a life measured in centuries.  Living through history and rubbing elbows with historical figures great and small, all Tom wants now is a quiet life of teaching history.  However, the French teacher’s interest in Tom is something he never thought he would return and could cause problems with his job and the secret society dedicated to keeping Tom and those like him a secret.  Tom may just have to break more than that first rule if he wants to truly stop  living in the past. 

Summer Hours at the Robbers Library by Sue Halpern.  Being a librarian, for Kit, is the perfect job.  No great expectation, just books.  Moreover, nobody asking about her past before moving to Riverton, New Hampshire.  Things change, however, when fifteen-year-old Sunny gets busted shoplifting a dictionary and winds up with community service at the library.  Almost painfully eager to interact with someone other than her off-the-grid-hippie parents, Sunny slowly brings Kit out of her personal exile and back into society. 

Happening at The Library

Gentle yoga classes going on thru April 17th.  Tuesday nights from 5:30pm to 6:30pm Mary-Louise Burt will lead gentle yoga classes in the large meeting room at the Clarion Public Library.  Individual class cost is only $10, more info available at the library.

There will be an Easter movie on Friday March 30th in the large room at 2:30pm.  Hop on down and join us!

Lego Club is back!  Every 2nd and 4th Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm.  Elementary students are invited to come to the library for Lego Club, with a building project every meeting followed by free build time.

Share & Learn @  The Library:  Bryce Davis will speak about Prestage updates at the Clarion Public Library. Monday, March 26 at 7 p.m.   This program is sponsored by American Association for University Women (AAUW) in conjunction with Share and Learn @ The Public Library and is open to the public.  Prestage is sponsoring a meat processing plant south of Eagle Grove.  Through Awareness of community changes, we can anticipate needs and grow together.

Come visit us at the library Monday through Wednesday noon to 8 pm, Thursday and Friday 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday 10 am to 3 pm.  You can also visit our Facebook page-Clarion Iowa Public Library or our website

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