"Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter" by Tom Franklin is now available for check out to all patrons participating in the March Book Discussion! Both large print and regular print copies are available at the front desk.
"In the late 1970s, Larry Ott and Silas "32" Jones were boyhood pals. Their worlds were as different as night and day: Larry, the child of lower-middle-class white parents, and Silas, the son of a poor, single black mother. Yet for a few months the boys stepped outside of their circumstances and shared a special bond. But then tragedy struck: Larry took a girl on a date to a drive-in movie, and she was never heard from again. She was never found and Larry never confessed, but all eyes rested on him as the culprit. The incident shook the county and perhaps Silas most of all. His friendship with Larry was broken, and then Silas left town.
More than twenty years have passed. Larry, a mechanic, lives a solitary existence, never able to rise above the whispers of suspicion. Silas has returned as a constable. He and Larry have no reason to cross paths until another girl disappears and Larry is blamed again. And now the two men who once called each other friend are forced to confront the past they've buried and ignored for decades."
In the mood for a spooky read? Check out "The House in Poplar Wood" or "Mutant Mantis Lunch Ladies!" Goofy (and heartwarming) stories of friendship fill the pages of "Nobody's Duck" and "My Friends Make Me Happy!" And Big Nate fans MUST check out the newest series from Lincoln Peirce: "Max and the Midknights."
Mark your calendars and plan to bring the whole family for our special showing of "Ralph breaks the Internet" in March! Hot popcorn and cupcakes will be provided! We'll also have comfy seating for the the kids! EVERYONE WELCOME!
"Video game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz must risk it all by traveling to the World Wide Web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope's video game, "Sugar Rush." In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet -- the netizens -- to help navigate their way, including an entrepreneur named Yesss, who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site BuzzzTube."
LENGTH: 1 hour 56 minutes
Come learn how to make these sparkly clip-on butterflies today at 3:45pm at Creative Kids!
Teen Makers is today at 3:45pm in the Makerspace!
Storytime is today at 11am! We'll be singing silly songs, reading a story and making a craft!
The Shepherd's Center Book Discussion will meet today at 3:30pm to discuss Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. All are welcome!
"Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and burned the house down.
In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is meticulously planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colours of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.
Enter Mia Warren – an enigmatic artist and single mother – who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenage daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than just tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the alluring mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past, and a disregard for the rules that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.
When the Richardsons' friends attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town and puts Mia and Mrs. Richardson on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Mrs. Richardson becomes determined to uncover the secrets in Mia's past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs to her own family – and Mia's.
Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of long-held secrets and the ferocious pull of motherhood-and the danger of believing that planning and following the rules can avert disaster, or heartbreak."
Our special showing of Christopher Robin is today at 5:30pm! Drinks and popcorn will be provided!
"Christopher Robin -- now a family man living in London -- receives a surprise visit from his old childhood pal, Winnie-the-Pooh. With Christopher's help, Pooh embarks on a journey to find his friends -- Tigger, Eeyore, Owl, Piglet, Rabbit, Kanga and Roo. Once reunited, the lovable bear and the gang travel to the big city to help Christopher rediscover the joy of life."
MOVIE LENGTH: 1 hour 43 minutes
Reminder: The library will be closed today in recognition of President's Day. We will re-open tomorrow at 9am.
The library will be closed on Monday in observation of President's Day. We will re-open Tuesday at 9am, and we have a full day of programming planned! Storytime will begin at 11am and the Shepherd's Center Book Discussion on Little Fires Everywhere will be at 3:30pm. Bring the whole family to the library that night for our special showing of Christopher Robin at 5:30pm for our Based on a Children's Book Movie Night! Creative Kids will be Wednesday at 3:45pm and for those who have registered Cookies & Canvas is Wednesday at 6pm. Storytime, BeTween and Open Lego Hour on Thursday round out the week!
We hope you'll join us next week at the library!
Our March Newsletter is now available! Come in to the library to pick up a print copy, or check out our digital edition HERE!
Team UmiZoomi fans will delight in 3 new DVD adventures with Geo, MIlli, and the gang. The adorable characters of "Will Ladybug Hug?" offer shy (and not-so shy) kids a great way to navigate social situations. Stop by the picture book room to check out these and other fun reads!
If you take a Snowman and subtract Cold, what do you end up with? A Puddle, of course! Tongue in cheek "Spring Equations" are sure to get older kids laughing (and thinking) about poetry, math, and science. Lovers of fantasy and adventure will want to check out "The Calling of Morrigan Crow" and "The School for Good and Evil."
Happy Valentines Day! Storytime is today at 11am - we'll be reading "My Love For You", coloring with dot markers, and singing silly songs! 🧡💛💚💙💜
BeTween is today at 3:45pm in the Makerspace - we'll have open Makerspace stations, snacks and games!
Join us for Open Lego Hour today at 3:45pm!
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