Library Column for July 21, 2023

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Summer is speeding by. Don’t forget to slow down and spend time reading. Check our the library next week for our regular summer programming and borrow a book or two while you are here. Tuesday is crafting time from 11 am – 1 pm for teens and adults, younger are welcome with an adult to assist. Bring your current project, a lunch if you want and come spend time creating. Wednesday at 11am is Libratory our weekly STEAM program for elementary students. Thursday at 10:30 am is story stations available until noon. Let your preschooler (or early elementary student) come explore careers. Friday from 10:30 – noon is Big Play for the under 10 crowd and their caregivers.

Naomi Woods has art displayed in the library lobby through the end of August. Stop in and look. We love our local artists who grace us with their artwork. We love seeing the variety of artwork available to buy and view in this community, we have lots of artistic souls.

True crime authors have plenty of material to work with and many of the stories they tell are riveting. Try Don’t Say a Thing by Tamara Leitner, an Emmy award-winning journalist who seeks freedom from her own demons after becoming obsessed with Claude Dean Hull II, a serial rapist who escaped justice for decades.

Minescapes: reclaiming Minnesota’s Mined Lands by Pete Kero is a very hopeful book about former minelands being opened for fishing, hunting and mountain biking. Explore what is being done with these lands rich in beauty and riches.

Michelle Gallen writes about wealth, power, and hope in the midst of violent, divisive times in Factory Girls. The book is set in the summer of 1994 in Northern Ireland. Power, misfits and war are also prominent in The First Bright Thing by J.R. Dawson about a circus traveling the Midwest between the two world wars.

Many readers enjoy series, we enjoy spending more than one book worth of time with a character or in a world. Katherine Hall Page writes mysteries with Faith Fairchild as the detective. Her latest, The Body in the Web is set during the pandemic and the multitude of zoom meetings. Laura Childs continues her tea shop mysteries with the latest being Lemon Curd Killer. One of the best parts of these cozy mysteries is the recipes included in each book, such deliciousness.

If you like a little politics with your science fiction then Kate Elliot is the author for you. Unconquerable Sun and its sequel Furious Heaven are the first two books in the sun chronicles series of space operas.

If you read Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley then be sure and read Warrior Girl Unearthed. This book is the continuation of Perry’s story. She and her twin Pauline, along with a group of misfit interns, navigate their native world and the white world to reclaim thirteen ancestor remains that have been held by the university for years through a series of legal loopholes.

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