Library Column for April 18, 2018

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The library has several programs over the next week. Don’t miss out. There are two weeks of storytime left this spring. Come spend the next two Thursday mornings at 10:30 with other young children and their caregivers as we spend time reading, rhyming, singing, playing and more. Thursday, April 19th will focus on the letter ‘T’ and Thursday, April 26th will focus on the letter ‘S’. Storytime will take a break until June 7th to give us time to prepare for summer reading.

Monday, April 23rd at 6:30 pm join us for a wonderful Drums and Percussion of the World program with Robin Anders. The program ends with an opportunity for everyone to play together on percussion instruments and experience the drums first hand. This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Then on Wednesday, April 25th at 12:30 pm the library has the wonderful opportunity to host Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux and her Animal Tales of How and Why. How did Turtle get cracks in its shell? Why do dogs sniff each other’s tails? Why does Bear hibernate all winter long? Kids and families will love finding out the answers with these interactive folktales from around the world. Join us to hear Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux, an animated, poetic, and deliciously imaginative international storyteller from Grand Marais, MN. This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in

whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

If you read Andy Weir’s The Martian or watched the movie then be sure and borrow his latest book Artemis. Artemis is the first (and only) human lunar colony and Jasmine Bashara’s hometown. Wisecracking Jazz, doesn’t want untold wealth or to be a hero, she just wants to get out of her coffin-sized apartment, eat something besides flavored algae and pay off some debts. Conspiracy is afoot for control of the community and law enforcement isn’t exactly her best friend, but Jazz has plenty of swagger and the intellect to come up with a great scheme creating an irresistible brew of science, suspense and humor.

Candace Simar, author of the Abercrombie Trail series about the 1862 Uprising and subsequent years has a new novel about a rural Minnesota community in the years just after World War II called Shelterbelts. John Banville takes Isabel of Henry James’ The Portrait of a Lady, and creates a future for her that would thrill James himself.

The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine is set in the roaring twenties world of Manhattan’s underground speakeasies. The Hamilton sisters, all twelve of them were supposed to be boys, they have the scantiest knowledge of the outside world living secluded in the upper rooms of a Fifth Avenue townhouse, but they know how to dance and each night they slip out and dance the night away until the club is raided and the oldest sister finds herself separated from her sisters.