Library Column for November 28, 2018

@ Your Library

I always like years when Thanksgiving is early and we get (at least in my mind) an extra week between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I can live in denial for a week and just enjoy the calm between the storms.  So have a happy interlude this week and find time to enjoy a book.

Holiday books and movies are on display, so if you want to dive into the season, then swing by the library and check out new or old holiday offerings. I’ll look at some of the new titles another week.

Otherwise, here are a few escapes off the new fiction shelves. Side Life by Steve Toutonghi is scary science fiction about reality, free will and what human life means as Vin, a guy force out of the company he starts, house sits in a modern mansion whose owner has gone missing, or has he? Vin discovers a secret basement lab with computers, caskets and a woman in a state of suspended animation.

Johanna Lindsey does romance as good as anyone else and Marry Me By Sundown will allow one to escape to rugged Montana of the 1880s where gold and passion run high and life is difficult and dangerous on one’s own.

Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan is on my radar to read this winter. The book is about Joy Davidman, the woman who became C.S. Lewis’s wife later in both of their lives.

The library has upgraded the gaming systems at the library and we now have a Nintendo Switch and about a dozen games at this point available for use in the library. Controllers and games can be checked out at the upstairs circulation desk and used in the meeting room whenever there isn’t a meeting or library program. We have shifted our collection of Wii games to the shelves next to our copier and will check them out for a week at a time.  We have also made available a Wii console with four remotes and all necessary cables available for checkout for a week.  So if you are looking for a fun family activity, game night, or Wii contest and want to borrow the machine, stop by the library and take a look at what is available.

Quick reminder from library staff as we head into the cold weather to not put multimedia items (DVDs and CD books) into the outside book drop when the temperature is below zero. The plastic gets very brittle and when the item has something else land on it they can break and we’d really like to prevent that from happening. Give us a call and ask us to renew the item, or go online at, log-on to your account and renew the items yourself using your library card number and PIN. Ask the next time you visit the library or give us a call if you would like to be shown how to log on to your account from home, or talk you through the steps.