These books just came in and will be available for check out on the new shelf soon! Interested in a specific title? Call the front desk and place a hold!
Storytime is today (Thursday) at 11am! Join us for silly songs, a story about an alligator 🐊 and a craft!
BeTween is today at 3:45pm in the Makerspace - join us after school!
For those who have registered, Ukulele Lessons are today at 4:30pm, 5:30pm and 6:30pm, in the Blocher Room!
Our November Newsletter is now available! Come in to the library to pick up a print copy, or check out our digital edition HERE!
"The Association of Small Bombs" by Karan Mahajan is now available for check out to all patrons participating in the October Book Discussion! Regular print copies are available at the front desk.
"When brothers Tushar and Nakul Khurana, two Delhi schoolboys, go to pick up their family’s television set at a repair shop with their friend Mansoor Ahmed one day in 1996, disaster strikes without warning. A bomb—one of the many “small” bombs that go off seemingly unheralded across the world—detonates in the Delhi marketplace, instantly claiming the lives of the Khurana boys to the devastation of their parents.
Mansoor survives, bearing the physical and psychological effects of the bomb. After a brief stint at university in America, Mansoor returns to Delhi, where his life becomes entangled with the mysterious and charismatic Ayub, a fearless young activist whose own allegiances and beliefs are more malleable than Mansoor could imagine. Woven among the story of the Khuranas and the Ahmeds is the tale of Shockie, a Kashmiri bomb maker who has forsaken his own life for the independence of his homeland. "
We’re making this sweet pineapple today (Wednesday) at Terrific Tissue Crafts! Join us at 3:45pm! 🍍
Teen Makers is today at 3:45pm in the Makerspace. Join us after school!
These new young adult books just came in and will be available on the new shelf soon! Interested in a specific title? Call the front desk to place a hold!
Storytime is today (Tuesday) at 11am! Join us for a fun fall story, singing and a craft! 🍁
The Shepherd's Center Book Discussion is meeting today at 3:30pm to discuss "Educated" by Tara Westover. All patrons are invited to join the discussion, led by Dr. Jonathan Watson from Manchester University.
"An unforgettable memoir in the tradition of The Glass Castle about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University
Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hills bag". In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard.
Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education and no one to intervene when one of Tara's older brothers became violent.
Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. She taught herself enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University, where she studied history, learning for the first time about important world events like the Holocaust and the civil rights movement. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she'd traveled too far, if there was still a way home.
Educated is an account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a tale of fierce family loyalty and of the grief that comes with severing the closest of ties. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education is and what it offers: the perspective to see one's life through new eyes and the will to change it."
Our special Monday Storytime is today at 11am! We'll be reading "Do You Believe In Unicorns?", making music with rhythm sticks and coloring a unicorn picture to take home! 🦄
For those who have registered, our Halloween Kid's & Canvas is today at 3:45pm! Join us in the Makerspace!
Evening Tales is tonight at 6pm! We'll be making these awesome animal masks and reading a story!
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