This month’s selected book chosen by members of the Spalding Public Library Book Club is titled, “Code Name Verity”. Rich in historical detail and intrigue, “Code Name Verity” is a vivid reminder of what makes historical fiction so compelling. In exchange for a temporary stay of execution and lesser forms of torture, a young female spy captured in Nazi-occupied France writes a confession of her activities in the Resistance. Her story is that of two women who should never have crossed paths, yet were destined to become the best of friends and embark upon the covert mission that would determine which of them would live or die. Courage born of friendship, fierce hope, and surprising ironies abound in this spellbinding novel that will appeal to teens and adult readers alike. Stop by the library and check out this book!
Spalding Public Library is celebrating National Library Week- Lives change @ your library. National Library Week is a time when libraries, librarians and library supporters around the country celebrate the role and value libraries of all types play in changing people of all ages every day.
Stop by and check out these new and donated books at your library!
Linda Lael Miller- “Big Sky Secrets”
Robert B. Parker- “Bull River”
Allison Brennan- “Cold Snap”
Joan Johnston- “Montana Bride”
Danielle Steel- “Power Play”
Jodi Thomas-“Promise Me Texas”
Sherryl Woods- “Home To Seaview Key”
Susan Mallery- “Prodigal Son”
Kristan Higgins- “Just One Of The Guys”
Janet Evanovich- “Naughty Neighbor”
Harlan Coben- “Missing You”
Karen Kingsbury- “Fifteen Minutes”
Jodi Thomas- “Boots Under Her Bed”
Kids!! Don’t forget to stop by or call the library if you are interested in forming a LEGO Club. The library needs to add your name to the list. We also need LEGO donations so that we can begin our LEGO club sometime in May!!
Libraries- where adventures begin!
The Spalding Public Library Book Club will meet on Thursday, April 10th, at 5:00 pm to discuss the book entitled, “The Time Traveler’s Wife” by Audrey Niffengger. “The Time Traveler’s Wife” depicts the effects of time travel on Henry and Clare’s marriage and their passionate love for each other as the story unfolds from both points of view. Clare and Henry attempt to live normal lives, pursuing familiar goals–steady jobs, good friends, and children of their own. All of this is threatened by something they can neither prevent nor control, making their story intensely moving and entirely unforgettable. If you have read this book or have seen the movie, come to the book club meeting and share your favorite characters and parts of this novel. We welcome everyone to join Spalding Public Library’s book club!!
Spalding Public Library offers a wide assortment of up-to-date magazines for its library patrons to check out:
Better Home’s and Gardens
Taste of Home
Thanks go out for all of these donated magazines! Stop by and check out these FREE magazines!!
New & Donated Books To The Library:
Janet Evanovich- “The Chase”
John McCain- “Faith Of My Fathers”- a great book about Senator McCain’s relationship between him and his father.
Do you like playing with LEGOs? Then let’s start a LEGO Club at the Spalding Public Library!! If you’re a great LEGO builder, or a first timer, this is the place for you. First we need to acquire LEGOs. Do you have too many LEGOs? Have you outgrown your LEGO collection? Has your LEGO collection outgrown you? If you have answered yes to any of these questions please consider donating them to the library. We are hoping to have enough LEGOs to get the club started in May. Just bring them to the library on Mondays or Thursdays from 10a.m.- 12p.m. & 4-7p.m.
Building with LEGOs is one way to encourage children to think creatively, to problem-solve, and to experience hands-on engineering skills. This is a way to offer simple STEM programming in our library. Group building encourages peer interaction, conversation, and cooperative play.
The overall goal of the new club is to provide the space and tools needed for children to gain valuable lifelong skills while engaging children in a fun activity. Once a month the club will meet and each club session will last an hour. Participation is free and open to elementary aged children. A different theme will be announced at the start of each session and children will be encouraged to build creatively based on the theme. All materials must stay at the library, so bring a camera to capture your adventures!!
Supplies Needed For LEGO Club:
Basic sets of LEGOs
LEGO baseplates (to display LEGO creations)
LEGO mini figures sets
Containers/bins with lids (to keep LEGOs organized)
Author Pat (Walkowiak) Hall has graciously donated a signed copy of her recently published children’s book entitled, “Ida May’s Borrowed Trouble” to the Spalding Public Library. Born and raised in Spalding, Pat Hall believes in the old saying, “What goes around comes around.” So does Ida May Hutchinson, the heroine of Hall’s new children’s book. Ida May takes on prairie fires, floods and blizzards. But, surprisingly, she is not happy when her frontier farm prospers. So the fearless Ida May sets out to “borrow trouble” from her neighbors. She mends their fences, heals their sick babies and chases their wolves into the next county. Lo and behold, she feels good again, until her luck changes and trouble overwhelms her. The once brave Ida May is reduced to tears. Then, a knock comes to her door. Outside are all the folks she ever helped, and they have come to borrow back the trouble. The book’s heartfelt message is simple: Life is happier when people help each other. Pat wrote the story 20 years ago, when it was published in a magazine. Recently, she and her daughter Emmeline, who drew the illustrations, turned the story into an inspiring tale about how to live. Pat and her husband live in Janesville, Wisconsin.
New Books At The Library!
Pat Hall- “Ida May’s Borrowed Trouble” a picture book for young readers
Jennifer Crusie- “Maybe This Time”
J. D, Robb- “Concealed In Death”
Heather Graham- “The Night Is Forever”
John Irving-“A Widow For One Year”
Spalding Public Library’s book club members met Thursday, March 5th in the library’s meeting room, to discuss the February’s book club selection “Animal Dreams” by Barbara Kingsolver. “Animal Dreams” is a passionate and complex novel about love, forgiveness, and one woman’s struggle to find her place in the world. The library has another best selling novel by this author entitled “The Bean Trees”. In addition, two more of Barbara’s books are available to borrow through OverDrive on Spalding Public Library’s website at http://libraries.ne.gov/spalding. March’s book club book selection is “The Time Traveler’s Wife” by Audrey Niffenegger. This clever and inventive tale works on three levels: as an intriguing science fiction concept, a realistic character study and a touching love story. In addition to her bestselling debut novel, “The Time Traveler’s Wife”, Audrey is the author of two illustrated novels, The Three Incestuous Sisters and The Adventuress. Spalding Public Library’s Book Club will meet on Thursday, April 10th, at 5p.m. to discuss “The Time Traveler’s Wife”. Stop by the library and check out a copy of this book. All are welcome to join our book club meetings!
Bestselling Authors Katie MacAlister, Gemma Halliday, and Elizabeth Peters are being introduced to all who visit the library. Ever the romantic, author Katie MacAlister decided one day to write a story that included all her favorite literary elements—dishy guys, strong women, and lots and lots of humor. She’s been blessed to write more than forty books since that first one, and is always madly in love with her latest hero. Gemma Halliday is the author of the High Heels Mysteries, the Hollywood Headlines Mysteries, and the Deadly Cool series of young adult books. Gemma’s books have received numerous awards, including a Golden Heart, a National Reader’s Choice award and three RITA nominations. When she’s not out saving the world from dastardly demons she writes an eclectic mix of romantic comedies, mysteries, thrillers, children’s books, and non-fiction. ELIZABETH PETERS, whose New York Times best-selling novels are often set against historical backdrops, earned a Ph.D. in Egyptology at the University of Chicago. She also writes best-selling books under the pseudonym Barbara Michaels. She does a wonderful job combining mystery, history and archeology into a fast paced story that entertains the reader. Then of course we can’t forget the romance (implied, naturally). All three authors, including Barbara Michaels, have books which can be borrowed online through the library’s website at http://libraries.ne.gov/spalding.
Stop by and check out these new books at the library!
Katie MacAlister-“Improper English”
Katie MacAlister-“The Corset Diaries”
Gemma Halliday- “Killer in High Heels”
Elizabeth Peters- ““Street Of The Five Moons” – Book #2 in Vicky Bliss Mystery Series
Spalding Public Library’s Book Club members have chosen February’s book, “Animal Dreams” by Barbara Kingsolver to read and discuss. The acclaimed author of “Flight Behavior”, “The Lacuna”, “The Bean Trees”, and other modern classics, “Animal Dreams” is a passionate and complex novel about love, forgiveness, and one woman’s struggle to find her place in the world. Stop by the library and check out the book Spalding people are reading and talking about this month!
New Books at the Spalding Public Library:
Jonathan Kellerman- “Killer”
James Patterson- “Private L.A.”
James Patterson- “First Love”
Fern Michaels- “Blindsided”
Recent Books Donated To The Library Include:
Paul Dickson- “The Bonus Army; an American Epic”
Frank R. Hayde- “The Mafia And The Machine: The Story of the Kansas City Mob”
Karen Robards- “Shattered”
Elizabeth Peters- “Street Of The Five Moons” – Book #2 in Vicky Bliss Mystery Series
Don’t forget to visit the Spalding Public Library and get your Free library card number and PIN to download FREE ebooks and audio books to your Kindles, Ipads, phones, and other digital reading devices, including computers, directly from the library’s website!!