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** MARK YOUR CALENDARS **    Story Branch Library will be holding our annual Book Sale, August 27, 2016  from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   Come celebrate Story Days and pick up a few good books.

Take in the Trolls!

20160823Trolls On temporary loan from Brenda Winters

When you come for the Saturday Book Sale, don’t miss the enchanting Troll exhibit in the conference room! And check out some Troll books. Find out where the Troll’s heart really resides!

*NEW to the website *Great Teen Reads From a Teen Perspective*  07-18-2016

Fiction-Toliver’s Secret by Wood Brady–Is that a boy, wait. No. It’s a girl. Back in the days of Paul Revere and George Washington,patriots were all over the place, and came in many shapes and sizes.  When a young girl’s grandfather hurts his leg and can’t deliver an important message, he recruits his granddaughter for the mission.  An awesome book. The author makes the character’s come to life, and shows you both sides of the war.  Patriot and English. Perfect book to curl up in a chair and read.

 Fiction-Angel on the Square by Gloria Whelan– What do tall fuzzy cylinder shaped hats, lots of snow, and a ballet remind you of? That’s right, Russia.  This story is about the struggles of the Tsar to keep the country running.  A young girl’s mother becomes a lady-in-waiting for the Empress of Russia, and they end up living with the Tsar and his family.  But when the girl’s cousin shows how much poverty and cruelty there is in the lower class, she struggles to balance her feelings towards the Tsar.  Loyalty and rebellion. She can’t decide.  It starts out sounding like a different person’s view of Anastasia, but as you read in, you will find it is completely different.  An amazing book I will definitely read again.

Adults: Looking for a great book?  Here are suggestions from Patrons and/or Staff who read these titles recently and heartily recommended them!   Each * represents one person who said it was a great book!

  • Everyone Brave is Forgiven*by Chris Cleave (WWII London setting. British humor. Coping with crazy.)
  • Ice Dogs*by Terry Lynn Johnson (Middle Grade Novel about a 14-year-old musher)
  • Lilac Girls**by Martha Hall Kelly
  • The Nightingale***by Kristin Hannah (One more patron, 7/21/2016, discovered it and loved it!) 🙂
  • The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry****by Gabrielle Zevin
  • Stars of Fortune* by Nora Roberts
  • The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend** by Katarina Bivald
  • The Atomic Weight of Love* by Elizabeth J. Church
  • Fallen Land* by Taylor Brown
  • The Rainbow Comes and Goes* Biography by Anderson Cooper
  • The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto**** by Mitch Albom (5/11/16 patron asked to add another star for this book, which she loved! So now it’s a 4 Star book!)  Stop in to check it out!  🙂
  • Off the Grid* by CJ Box
  • The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden** by Jonas Jonasson
  • Crimson Shore* by Preston Child
  • The Last of the President’s Men* Nonfiction by Bob Woodward

 “NATURE, ANIMALS AND PEOPLE : INTERACTING”  

Join the Story Branch Library for ~ Fall Book Discussion Series     Sept. – Dec. 2016

TUESDAYS AT 6:30 P.M.  

~   The Light Between Oceans – September 6th     ~Two Old Women – October 4th      ~Refuge – November 1st     ~  We Are Completely Beside Ourselves – December 5 th

                                                                                                    2016 Fall Book Discussion

 

 

Summer Reading Program : Reading, Jump Ropes and Golf, Oh My !!

 

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