Library Column for November 29, 2017

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The library lobby is currently full of quilts. They warm up the lobby very nicely as we begin our season of snow and ice.  Stop by and take a look before the end of the year.  One of the quilts has been donated to the library and will be moved to the meeting room for permanent display.  It was created as a fundraiser several years ago and won by Beryl Moxness, who served the library for 37 years and won the Minnesota Trustee of the Year award in 1983.  If you helped create this quilt or know someone who did, we’d love to have you stop by the library and let us know.

As the holiday season speeds up with many activities, many chances to celebrate and enjoy friends and family don’t forget to settle in with a good book occasionally to relax and discover the quiet of the season as well. We have lots of holiday books and movies for folks of all ages and interests. Come see what we have to offer whether you are looking for a picture book to share with the youngest member of the family or a new recipe to try for a work gathering or a thriller set in the holiday season we’ve got you covered.

If you want to escape the holidays completely then try one of these books for a change of pace. Live from Cairo by Ian Bassingthwaighte is set in 2011 just after President Mubarak has been ousted from power.

A chilling psychological thriller can be found in The Last Night at Tremore Beach by Mikel Santiago. An idyllic summer holiday becomes a living nightmare in this international bestseller.

Mayte Garcia was inside the private world of Prince and has written The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince with humor and compassion. Discover their life together and what drove them apart.

If you love history be sure and borrow The Women Who Flew for Hitler: a true story of soaring ambition and searing rivalry by Clare Mulley.

Friends of the Library book sale this Saturday, December 2 from 11 am – 1 pm.  All sales are by donation with proceeds benefiting the Friends support of library programming.  This will be the last sale of the year.

The library is hiring a full-time 35 hour a week circulation clerk. Applications are available on the library website or in the library.  Applications will be accepted until Saturday, December 2 at 3:00 pm.

Experience the wilderness through reenactment of the 1800’s with French Canadian voyageur Jacques La Christian. See Indian bead work, flintlock rifles and pistols, along with furs of various types used in the fur trade in the US and Canada. Jacques expertise in balancing humor, history, and meaning brings a program you won’t forget. The library will host the reenactor on Saturday, December 9th at 10:15 am. This program made possible with funds from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund is appropriate for ages 8 and up.