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Check it out @ the Library October 17th

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes. What Happens in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand. One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow by Olivia Hawker.

Check it out @ The Library

New on the Shelf

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes.  Looking for a way out of England, Alice Wright marries the handsome American Bennet Van Cleve, but quickly discovers that small town Kentucky is just as stifling.  When Eleanor Roosevelt puts out the call for women to be a part of her new traveling library system, Alice signs up as a way to see more of the world.  A smart, no-nonsense woman named Margery is appointed the leader and swiftly finds a kindred spirit in Alice.  Together with three other women, they are known as the Horseback Librarians of Kentucky, braving danger and heartache to bring the gift of learning to those that have never had it before. 

What Happens in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand.  Irene Steele had a good life with a loving husband and their grown sons, but it all changed with the helicopter crash.  The death of her husband wasn’t the only shocking news either, the man she loved had been living a second secret life with another woman on the island of St. John.  A year later and Irene and her sons have returned to St. John, seeking answers about the other life of the man they thought they knew.  On the path to the truth, the reality of their own situations will be revealed, and the future could be just a little brighter.

One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow by Olivia Hawker.  The Bemis and Webber families have always worked together to carve out a life on the Wyoming frontier.  Banding together isn’t just about neighborliness, it is about survival.  However, when Ernest Bemis comes across his wife Cora with their neighbor, the situation escalates, ending with one man dead and the other off to prison.  With both households losing a person, Cora and Nettie Mae must put aside the sadness and recrimination to survive a brutal Wyoming winter.  Standing together against adversity forges a new bond of sisterhood between the two women, but the growing closeness of their children my tear the families apart.   

Happening at the Library

Lego Club at the library!  Join us on Monday October 21st from 3:30-4:30 pm.  K-5 students are invited to come to the library and put their building skills to use!

Trunk or Treat!  On Saturday October 26th the library will have Trunk or Treat vehicles in our parking lots from 9:30-11:30 am. 

Preschool thru 5th grade kids are invited to a Halloween party on Wednesday October 30th from 2:30-3:30pm.  There will be food and fun for young children!

Come visit us at the library Monday from 10 am to 8 pm, Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday 9 am to noon. You can also visit our Facebook page-Clarion Iowa Public Library or our website

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.