It's almost a new year and it's time to set new reading goals! Need some help? Unsure of what book to pick up next? Feeling stuck in a rut? Join our 2019 Reading Challenge to discover your next great book adventure!
You can print out this bookmark yourself, or help yourself to a free bookmark at the front desk!
Pick a Pine Tree today with us at Storytime at 11am! We’ll be reading a story, singing songs and decorating Christmas trees with tissue paper! 🌲 🎄
The last Shepherd's Center Book Discussion of the year will meet today at 3:30pm to discuss "Winter's Bone" by Daniel Woodrell. All patrons are invited to attend!
"The sheriff's deputy at the front door brings hard news to Ree Dolly. Her father has skipped bail on charges that he ran a crystal meth lab, and the Dollys will lose their house if he doesn't show up for his next court date.
Ree's father has disappeared before. The Dolly clan has worked the shadowy side of the law for generations, and arrests (and attempts to avoid them) are part of life in Rathlin Valley. But the house is all they have, and Ree's father would never forfeit it to the bond company unless something awful happened. With two young brothers depending on her and a mother who's entered a kind of second childhood, Ree knows she has to bring her father back, dead or alive, or else see her family turned out into the unforgiving cold.
Sixteen-year-old Ree, who has grown up in the harsh poverty of the Ozarks, learns quickly that asking questions of the rough Dolly clan can be a fatal mistake. She perseveres past obstacles of every kind and finally confronts the top figures in the family's hierarchy.
Along the way to a shocking revelation, Ree discovers unexpected depths in herself and in a family network that protects its own at any cost."
Have a holly Jolly Christmas with these bright and merry stories or get a jump start on Valentine's Day with "Groundhug Day"!
We have a special Monday Storytime today at 11am! Join us for silly songs, a craft and a story!
Want to learn how to make Santa Puppets? Come to Maker Monday today at 3:45pm in the Makerspace!
It's Holiday Movie Night! Bring the whole family for a special showing of "The Year Without A Santa Claus" at 5:30pm! Popcorn and Christmas cookies will be provided!
"When Santa decides to take a holiday instead of delivering gifts, Mrs. Claus enlists two elves named Jingle and Jangle to find proof that people still believe in Santa. Jingle and Jangle set out with Santa's youngest reindeer, Vixen, but are shot down by crossfire between the conflicting Miser Brothers: Snow Miser, who controls the world's cold weather, and Heat Miser, who controls warm weather. Can they save the day and show Santa that the world hasn't forgotten him after all?"
Movie Rating: G
Movie Length: 50 minutes
Evening Tales is tonight at 6pm! We'll be playing games and mixing up a sparkly, minty-smelling batch of Peppermint Christmas Slime.
We've got programs for all ages next week at the library! Join us Monday for a festive day of Santa Puppets at Maker Monday and Peppermint Slime at Evening Tales! We'll also have a special showing of "The Year Without a Santa Claus" Monday evening at 5:30pm. Popcorn & Christmas cookies will be provided! Storytime will be Tuesday and Thursday at 11am, and the Shepherd's Center Book Discussion on "Winter's Bone" is Tuesday at 3:30pm. All are welcome to attend! We have a special Holiday Craft planned for Wednesday at 3:45pm, and for those who have registered, Paintbrush Ornaments is Wednesday at 6pm! Open Lego Hour and Between are both Thursday at 3:45pm.
We hope you'll join us next week at the library!
It's finally here! Ugly Sweater Bingo is TONIGHT at 6pm! Dig out your favorite holiday sweater and come ready to win some prizes!
These new young adult 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 to place a hold!
Join us for Storytime today at 11am! We're reading Zetta the Poinsettia, singing silly songs and coloring!
Come to the Makerspace today at 3:45pm for Between!
Open Lego Hour is today at 3:45pm! Come build and create during this come-and-go program!
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