Library Column for November 21, 2018

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Happy Thanksgiving! The library staff wishes you and yours a safe, happy holiday with great food, wonderful discussion and awesome times enjoying one another’s company. The library is very thankful for the community and the opportunities we have to serve each one of you. Come see our community gratitude tree and what other members of the community are thankful for this year.

Friends of the Library book sale on Monday, November 26th from 3 – 5 pm. All sales are by donation with proceeds benefiting the Friends support of library programming. This will be the last sale until 2019.

Do you have a favorite book from this year? What book are you thankful for? Let us know and we will create a list of community favorites. I am having a hard time picking a favorite from this year. I did a lot of reading out of my comfort zone this year, so lots of memorable titles, but not as many that I read for escaping or comfort. But I learned lots and am looking forward to continuing the trend of reading from a wider variety of authors and subjects. I do know the book Reader, Come Home: the reading brain in a digital world by Maryanne Wolf which I am currently working my way through very slowly is eye-opening and will affect the way I view reading, the brain and its elasticity.

Winter’s rapid descent this year as many of us wanting to cozy up under blankets and pets before the fire and spend the rest of the year reading.  Here are a few cozy books to keep you company. What can be cozier than solving a mystery with Jessica Fletcher and Murder She Wrote series of books written by Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain and Jon Land in the newest title A Date with Murder.

Ever wondered what was the real story of Cinderella’s stepmother? How did she get ‘evil’? Is she really evil, or is there another explanation? All the Ever Afters by Danielle Teller explores the classic folk tale of Cinderella through the eyes of the stepmother.

Local author Phyllis Karsnia’s last book (according to her) Dove Island Drums is set in the days of the discovery of gold on Rainy Lake and the impact on the local tribe of Ojibwe.

The Anatomy of a Miracle by Jonathan Miles is an amazing story of a quadriplegic, Cameron. He has spent four years in a wheelchair, following a traumatic event and suddenly is able to walk again. Was it a miracle or a medical breakthrough? And more importantly as his life is picked apart, can he retain his humanity?

The library will be closed on Thursday, November 22 (so no storytime), but open regular hours on Friday 10am – 6pm and Saturday 10am – 3pm. Stop in and take a breather between your shopping sprees and settle in with a good book, an engaging magazine article or help your kids explore one of our great activities in the junior room.