Library Column for August 5, 2022

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One week of summer reading programming left. Don’t miss out on career exploration on Tuesday, Libratory on Wednesday, storytime on Thursday and Big Play on Friday. Next week will be their last week for the summer. We will continue to hand out books for finishing four reading activities through the end of the month. So even if you haven’t read much this summer, there is still time to grab a book and take a look at our summer reading categories and read for free books!

Summer is such a great time for outdoor barbeques and The Backyard BBQ Bible by Oscar Smith contains over 100 recipes for outdoor grilling. Start with appetizers, move to main dishes, sides and salads and finish with dessert. I really want to try the chocolate cherry pizza.

And if you are more a homebody than an explore the great outdoors type then be sure and borrow the book The Happy Homebody by Elizabeth Gray for a fun ‘field guide to the great indoors.’ The book includes chapters on dream, savor, play, make, study, chill and care. It includes great ideas for appreciating the little moments and finding happiness right where you are.

Sam Zimmerman is (has been) an artist in residence at Voyageurs National Park and presented at the library last month about his work. We have purchased his newest book Following My Spirit Home: a collection of paintings and stories. It is a beautiful book and a wonderful book to dip into and enjoy in small pieces. I highly recommend it.

Looking for a new cozy mystery series set in Minnesota then be sure and check out Hot Dish Heaven, A Second Helping of Murder and Recipes and A Potluck of Murder and Recipes by Jeanne Cooney for mystery, recipes and mayhem.

Ashley Weaver, author of the acclaimed Amory Ames mysteries has launched a new series set in 1940’s London featuring a con-artist gone straight who has been recruited to work for the government to avoid jail. A Peculiar Combination and The Key to Deceit are the first two titles in her new series.

The Bright Side Running Club by Josie Lloyd is about Keira, newly diagnosed with breast cancer, but she is not telling her family nor stepping back from work. Someone recommends she join a local Cancer Ladies’ Running Club and with them running by her side, she can conquer everything.

Domestic dramas can be wonderful, powerful and help us realize our own bonds. Secrets of Our House by Rea Frey is set in the North Carolina wilderness among long-held secrets and family.

Emily St. John, a master at multiple timelines succeeds again in The Sea of Tranquility. Move between Vancouver Island in 1912 to a dark colony on the moon almost 500 years later. Mysteries abound as a hotel detective is hired to investigate an anomaly in the North American wilderness. Finally, try The Maid by Nita Prose for a riveting read about the heart and mysteries.

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