July Library Board Meeting

The Library board will meet July 6 at 6:30pm.

Library Board Meeting

Literary Reading Group

Our next gathering will be June 27 at 9:30 am.  The theme is romance.

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Every Hero Has A Story – Summer Reading Program

Any children who will enter Kindergarten next year plus those who attended 6th grade this year, and all those in between are encouraged to participate in the Polk Library Summer Reading Program.  It will take place on the four Wednesdays in July.  The dates are July 8,15,22,29.  The program will start at 10:00 am and conclude at 11:00 am each time.  Each week will have a different theme, starting with “Animal Hero’s”, “Community Hero’s “, “Military Hero’s “, and “Comic/Super Hero’s”.  There will be stories, activities, crafts, and snacks.  Call 402-765-7266 with any questions.

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July 4th Holiday

The library will be closed July 4th for this special holiday.

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Summer is HERE!

Schools out, the hot weather has arrived, and lazy days ahead!  Lazy summer days call for a new book.  Here’s our list of new reading material:

Juvenile DVDs

Free Birds

Celery Night Fever: Veggie Tales

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2

Cats & Dogs

Arthur’s Music Jamboree

Dino Dan: Dino Trackers

Because of Winn-Dixie

Beauty and the Beet: Veggie Tales

Juvenile Books

Against All Odds by Glenn Stout

Parasaurolophus Escapes by Dawn Bentley

Snakes Shed Their Skins: I Wonder Why by Amanda O’Neill

I Wonder Why Penguins Can’t Fly by Pat Jacobs

King of the Mound by Wes Tooke

Once Upon An Alphabet by Oliver Jeffers

Dust Devil by Anne Isaacs

Pool by JiHyeon Lee

Adult DVDs

Love Takes Wing

Country Strong

Adult Books

One True Path by Barbara Cameron

Family Plot by Sheri Cobb South

The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

The Lace Reader by Brunonia

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New Books and DVDs for the month of June

Juvenile DVDs

Free Birds

Celery Night Fever: Veggie Tales

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2

Cats & Dogs

Arthur’s Music Jamboree

Dino Dan: Dino Trackers

Because of Winn-Dixie

Beauty and the Beet: Veggie Tales

Juvenile Books

Against All Odds by Glenn Stout

Parasaurolophus Escapes by Dawn Bentley

Snakes Shed Their Skins: I Wonder Why by Amanda O’Neill

I Wonder Why Penguins Can’t Fly by Pat Jacobs

King of the Mound by Wes Tooke

Once Upon An Alphabet by Oliver Jeffers

Dust Devil by Anne Isaacs

Pool by JiHyeon Lee

Adult DVDs

Love Takes Wing

Country Strong

Adult Books

One True Path by Barbara Cameron

Family Plot by Sheri Cobb South

The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

The Lace Reader by Brunonia

 

New Books

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

I chose to read this book for book club.  The theme was “A Book That Became A Movie”.  I wanted to be different is why this book was chosen!

The story centers on two men traveling on foot in search of a promised job.  The smaller man, George, is smart, understands life, and is stuck with a promise to watch and care for the other man.  Lenny has problems, violent problems that cause the pair to keep on the move.

If you don’t remember the ending to this high school required (Yes, I read it in high school!) book, check it out.  Only have to read the last chapter to understand what the story is about.  I didn’t like it then and do not like it now. Cannot image the movie being any better!

 

Book Reviews

The Andalucian Friend

The Andalucian Friend by Alexander Soderberg

Originally published in Sweden where this story takes place.  This story involves four international criminal gangs from Sweden, Russia, Germany, and Spain.  The main character, Sophie, is the only innocent person.  Through a mutual attraction between her patient, Hector Guzman, and herself, she gets pulled into a deadly turf war.

Must read to find out who lives or dies.  Find out how the twisted connections created good against evil.  A must read to find out what happens between Sophie and Hector.

 

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Library Board Meeting

Library Board Meeting April 6 at 7:00 pm.  all are welcome.

Library Board Meeting

The Promise of Stardust By Priscille Sibley

Do you have a “Living Will”.  Have you shared a desire to continue existing even if brain dead?  If not maybe you should have the open discussion with family members.  And keep an updated version current.  Feelings about life and death change with age.

Life is unpredictable.   Elle Beaulieu had a lot to live for, a loving husband and a growing fetus.  She wanted a baby so bad that she was willing to try again and again.  But– a fall from a ladder resulted in brain trauma stopped her from living on.  She was never to wake up again.

“The Promise of Stardust” is about a husband who fights to keep his wife existing so that the baby had a chance to survive.  From an old boyfriend with an old “living will”, to the mother-in-law understanding Elle opinion through conversations that she didn’t like the idea of being kept alive, the husband was against some strong opposition.

Are you ready to go to court over an ideal?  Are you ready to have the media harass you?

Read “The Promise of Stardust” to find out if you are ready to handle such a controversial experience.  Read to find out the outcome of the court trail.  If anything, the story will open you to thinking about what you want to be done in case it happens to you.

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