WRITER OF THE WEEK Edith Ngaio Marsh was a New Zealand-born writer of mysteries, a contemporary of and counterpart to Agatha Christie.
FAMILY BOOK CLUB This month we’re reading the award-winning graphic novel Bone, by Jeff Smith. Join us for a discussion this Thursday the 26th at 5 PM, and learn how to make your own fantasy map.
STORY TIME Our early literacy program for ages 3 – 6 will be taking a break after this Wednesday’s session. Look for it to return as “Stories and Songs” on May 19th.
REGULAR PROGRAMS Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM. Story Time for ages 3 – 6, with picture books and crafts, is this Wednesday at 10:30 AM. You can bring your computer questions to our drop-in sessions this Tuesday the 24th and next Tuesday May 1st from 6 – 7 PM. Call the library or check out our website for all of the details on all of our upcoming events.
JUST ARRIVED Check out some of the newest additions to our biography and autobiography shelves. In The Way of Being Lost Victoria Price tells how she got back her joy in life – both through exploring her spirituality and by connecting with fans of her late father, the actor Vincent Price. Nyna Giles uncovers her mother’s story of glamour and mental illness in The Bridesmaid’s Daughter. One of John F. Kennedy’s sisters takes the spotlight in a new book by Eileen McNamara, disability rights activist Eunice. The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind and The Recovering both deal with illness – the former with brain cancer and the latter with alcoholism. In Life Detonated, a woman rebuilds her life after her husband is killed by a Croatian terrorist’s bomb. Journalist Laura James talks about what it is like to be diagnosed with autism as an adult in Odd Girl Out. Finally, Yunte Huang looks at the dual lives of the original “Siamese Twins,” Chang and Eng Bunker. We’ve also added three books which, while not strictly biographies, pull together the stories of multiple people. Voices from the Rust Belt is a collection of essays about living in – or fleeing from – cities like Buffalo, Detroit, and Chicago. Nobody’s Girl Friday uncovers the mostly-hidden lives of women who worked in – and ran – Hollywood in its earliest days. Lastly, Rocket Men is a history of Apollo 8 and those who made the mission happen.
BOOK SALE Thank you to everyone who participated in this month’s Friends of the Library Book Sale, whether buying or volunteering or both. Your contributions make library programming possible.
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REGULAR HOURS are 9 AM to 8 PM Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 9 AM to 5 PM on Wednesday and Friday, and 9 AM – 3 PM on Saturday. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at your library!