The Neon Rain by James L. Burke — James Lee Burke, author of the award-winning Dave Ribocheaux series and a series featuring Billy Bob Holland, Texas attorney and his cousin, Texas sheriff Hackberry Holland, was born this month on December 5, 1936.
- 12:00 Noon — Man of Peace in a Time of War
- 1:15 PM — King: Go Beyond the Dream to Discover the Man
- 3:00 PM — In Remembrance of Martin
The dogs of winter by Bobbie Pyron is an incredible, heart-pounding survival story based on fact. Ivan is but one of 80,000 to 2 million homeless children forced to fend for himself in Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union. Most of these abandoned children form packs and live in vacant buildings and/or underground train stations. What distinguishes four year old Ivan Mishukov is his decision to depend on a pack of feral street dogs instead of other children for his survival. For two years they eek out an existence together, helping one another just as a family would. Enduring the brutal Russian winters with temperatures often twenty below zero is almost beyond belief. As Ivan is later quoted as saying, "I was better off with the dogs.
- 10:00 AM — Ruby and Max: Every Bunny Loves Winter and Little Bear's Winter Games (G)
- 12:00 PM — Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (PG)
- 3:00 PM — Snow White and the Huntsman (PG-13)
If you enjoyed A Great and Terrible Beauty, try one of these:
Clockwork angel by Cassandra Clare
Grave mercy by Robin LaFevers
The diviners by Libba Bray
Bewitching Season by Marissa Doyle
Thanksgiving Day kicks off a month of celebrations. May we suggest a movie, tips from Martha Stewart on Thanksgiving prepartions, a history, music to sooth, and a story about family.
Planes, trains and automobiles [videodisc] by Paramount Pictures
Martha's classic Thanksgiving [videodisc] by [presented by] Marth Stewart Living Omnimedia
Mayflower: a story of courage, community, and war by Nathaniel Philbrick
Bear says thanks by Karma Wilson ; illustrations by Jane Chapman — An impromptu party in Bear's Den prompts him to be thankful for all his friends. This book inspired me to share what I am thankful for...YOU! I'm so glad that you come and visit me at the library, and read my blog. And for all my Librarian friends who keep me company and look out for good books for me to read. And for LB who keeps me up to date on the outside world, and keeps me company when the library is closed.
What are you thankful for? I'd love to hear it.
Christmas spirit abounds as we gather on Sunday, December 9 at 4:00 PM to listen to the holiday sounds of the Detroit Handbell Ensemble. Members share their musical talents by playing familiar holiday music on the amazing bells. You will also learn a bit of history and how-to about bells.
- You must be in 3rd through 12th grade
- If you're under 12, your parent must remain in the library
- You must bring the assignment and any other needed materials
Days and Times
Several major films being released this fall and winter are based on novels you can find in the Library's collection. Get them while you can!
Les misérables by Victor Hugo — Starring Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe. Release date: December 25
On the road by Jack Kerouac — Starring Kristen Stewart, Sam Riley. Release date: December 21