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Don't Miss Author at Friends Annual Luncheon

For early and first-time visitors to the library's new public blog, I wanted to give a big plug to the Friends' luncheon speaker, Steve Lehto, on May 1. The link above offers more detail (place, time, etc.). I've heard Steve speak. He's engaging and informative. His book, Death's Door, focuses on one of the most tragic incidents in Michigan history--the Italian Hall massacre in the Copper Country on Christmas Eve, 1913. He attempts to dispel inaccurate accounts that have persisted through the years, including the biggest of all, that the exit doors opened inward. Ticket information for Lehto's May 1 appearance can be obtained from the library (397-0999).

Meeting Minutes -- April 19, 2007

April 19, 2007
7:30 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, James Fausone, at 7:30 p.m. 

Present: J. Fausone, J. Gillig, G. Snow

, C. Van Auken, N. Williams, C. Young

Absent: N. Williams

Meeting Minutes -- March 15, 2007

March 15, 2007
7:30 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, James Fausone, at 7:30 p.m. 

Present: J. Fausone, J. Gillig, G. Snow, C. Van Auken, C. Young

Absent: N. Williams

Also Present:  J. Tabor, S. Rzetelny

Connections Newsletter - Mar/Apr 2007

Our bimonthly newsletter, Connections, is now available online as a pdf file (attached below).

Meeting Minutes -- February 15, 2007

February 15, 2007
7:30 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, James Fausone, at 7:30 p.m. 

Present: J. Fausone, J. Gillig, G. Snow

, C. Van Auken, N. Williams, C. Young

Absent:

Also Present:  J. Tabor, S. Rzetelny

Meeting Minutes -- January 18, 2007

January 18, 2007
7:30 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, James Fausone, at 7:30 p.m. 

Present: J. Fausone, J. Gillig, G. Snow

, C. Van Auken, N. Williams, C. Young

Absent:

Also Present:  J. Tabor, S. Rzetelny

Connections Newsletter - Jan/Feb 2007

Our bimonthly newsletter, Connections, is now available online as a pdf file (attached below).

Year 2006 Top Movie Picks

Capote

(Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener)

The story of Truman Capote's creation of one of the most memorable books of the 1960s ”In Cold Blood”and his friendship with the accused killer he wrote about. (DVD)

Cars

(Voices of Owen Wilson, Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt)

Rookie race car Lightning McQueen takes a detour on his way to the upcoming Piston Cup Championship and ends up in the Route 66 town of Radiator Springs. (DVD)

Year 2006 Top Audiobook Picks

Can't Wait to Get to Heaven

by Fannie Flagg (CD and Cassette)

Flagg mixes humor, wisdom and pathos in creating a charming, life-affirming tale and a full cast of memorable characters. Read by Cassandra Campbell.

A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906

by Simon Winchester (CD and Cassette)

Dense with facts but light and breezy in style, Winchester recounts the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, the longstanding dangers of the San Andreas Fault and the long-term consequences of the earthquake it caused. Read by the author.

Year 2006 Top Nonfiction Picks

All Governments Lie! The Life and Times of Rebel Journalist I. F. Stone by Myra MacPherson: Always skeptical, "All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out," he memorably quipped. I. F. Stone was ahead of the pack on the most pivotal 20th-century trends: Hitler and the rise of Fascism, the Cold War, Vietnam, and Reaganomics.

Year 2006 Top Fiction Picks

Black Swan Green by David Mitchell: The year is 1982 and 13-year-old Jason Taylor feels he is living in the sleepiest Worcestshire village in a dying Cold War England. However, as the 13 chapters reveal, the world Jason is living in is anything but sleepy.

The Copper Scroll by Joel Rosenberg: Another Dead Sea Scroll has been discovered, and this time it contains a code leading to great treasures. As plans emerge to rebuild the Third Jewish Temple in the Middle East, scientists who know about the scroll are mysteriously killed.

Meeting Minutes -- December 21, 2006

December 21, 2006
7:30 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, James Fausone, at 7:30 p.m. 

Present: J. Fausone, J. Gillig, N. Williams, C. Van Auken

Absent: G. Snow, C. Young,

Also Present:  J. Tabor, S. Rzetelny