From 7:00-7:45 PM Annie's ghosts: a journey into a family secret by Steve Luxenberg is the 2013-14 Great Michigan Read. It's part memoir, part detective story, and part history. As the author tries to understand his mom's reasons for hiding her sister's existence, he takes readers on a journey into his mother's world of the 1930s and '40s, where he explores how a poor, immigrant family manages life with a child who has special needs.
From 8:00-8:45 PM Her fearful symmetry: a novel by Audrey Niffenegger. Twin sisters learn their English aunt has left them her flat in London. The cemetery which borders the flat serves as an inspiring setting as the twins become entwined in the lives of their neighbors, both living and deceased.
[LEGO House by Mark Nicolson is licensed under CC BY 2.0]
Long before Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt were big names in the movies, actors such as Chaplin, Dietrich, Bogart, and Gable were considered the ultimate in star power. Read about some of the great actors and actresses who may be gone, but will certainly not be forgotten.
Robert Mitchum: "baby, I don't care" by Lee Server
Dark lover: the life and death of Rudolph Valentino by Emily W. Leider
Bogart by A.M. Sperber and Eric Lax
Man on the flying trapeze: the life and times of W.C. Fields by Simon Louvish
- October 6 - Awareness of Goodness through my Vision
- October 13 - Awareness of Goodness through my Speech
- October 20 - Awareness of Goodness through my Actions
- October 27 - Awareness of Goodness through my Attitude
Join us on October 3 at 7:00 PM to get your questions answered.
A place of secrets: a novel by Rachel Hore
The Ashford affair by Lauren Willig
Season of storms by Susanna Kearsley
Sarah's key by Tatiana de Rosnay
Five quarters of the orange by Joanne Harris
Hey kids. Boy. Librarians sure like bears. They find them everywhere. Miss Ruth found one of my cousins at the Paradise Inn at Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington. Have you ever been to a National Park? They are all over the country and have some of the prettiest scenery. And you might just see some wild animals (like bears!) in their natural habitat. What makes Mt Rainier so special is that this beautiful mountain is actually a volcano! It hasn't erupted in a few thousand years though, so you don't have to be afraid if you visit. And it's so tall, you can actually see snow and glaciers on top, even in the summertime. Whoa, that's tall. As you can see, my cousin is in charge of the mail that all the tourists send home to their friends and family. I like mail too. That's a hint, in case you didn't pick up on it. I'd love to hear from you!