Please be sure to join us this week for our Adult and Youth Summer Reading activities!
Deb Carpenter-Nolting with poet Lyn Messersmith: Legends & Leaders of the West
Wednesday, June 27th at 1pm
The children will learn about leaders and legends who shaped the American West. Sacagawea, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, Sitting Bull, Annie Oakley, Doc Middleton and others are the focus of this program of original songs, stories and poems.
St. John’s Brass Band plays Americana selection
Thursday, June 28th at 7pm in the Rose Garden
Refreshments will be served thanks to RSVP volunteers 🙂 You may wish to bring a lawn chair, as seating is limited.
The movie adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s book Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter hits theatres this week. We have the title available for checkout in our collection, and it sounds interesting to say the least 🙂
“When Abraham Lincoln was nine years old, his mother died from an ailment called the “milk sickness.” Only later did he learn that his mother’s deadly affliction was actually the work of a local vampire, seeking to collect on Abe’s father’s unfortunate debts.
When the truth became known to the young Abraham Lincoln, he wrote in his journal: henceforth my life shall be one of rigorous study and devotion. I shall become learned in all things—a master of mind and body. And this mastery shall have but one purpose.”
While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for reuniting the North with the South and abolishing slavery from our country, no one has ever understood his valiant fight for what it really was. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.
Using the journal as his guide and writing in the grand biographical style of Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough, Seth has reconstructed the true life story of our greatest president for the first time—all while revealing the hidden history behind the Civil War, and uncovering the massive role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation.”
Be sure to bring the kids in to enjoy the talents of Jerome Kills Small, Lakota Storyteller and professor at the University of South Dakota during this week’s Wednesday Summer Reading Program at 1pm.
It is sure to be both an educational and entertaining event!
Jerome Kills Small You Tube Profile
Jerome Kills Small Bio
The Bird Saviors by William J. Cobb artfully blends the desolate enchantment of the desert lands of Southern Colorado with a cast of colorful down-and-out characters who find their lives subtly intertwining on the brink of what promises to be either the next big depression or the beginning of the end.
In a near-future ravaged by an alarming bird-flu pandemic and economic turmoil, a seventeen-year-old single mother finds her religious father trying to wed her off to Hiram Page, a shady pawn shop owner with two wives. She decides to take her destiny into her own hands and finds a job counting birds for a grieving, widowed ornithologist. Throughout the book, various other characters touch their lives in one way or another, including a vigilante Arapaho, Hiram Page’s criminal counterparts, a scorned bride, and a shoddy police officer.
Overall, while the plot moves a little slowly, the character’s true motives and intentions are gloriously revealed during the books final, well deserved climax. It’s a story worth sticking out to the end.
Available in the collection in the New Fiction display in FIC COB.