ACT prep for teens and Reading Bingo for all ages

This afternoon (Thursday, February 19) from 4-5:30 p.m. we will teach an ACT prep class.  Teens will learn about the free resources that the library offers students to prepare for the ACT tests.
Also, if you or others in your family have a case of the winter blahs, we have a fun new all-ages program to keep you engaged during the month of February.  To participate, pick up a special bingo playing card at your library.  If you complete two bingos in a row, you win a bookmark.  If you complete a blackout bingo, you can choose a prize from the treasure chest. On Friday, February 27 from 4-5 p.m. we will celebrate the completion of the Winter Reading Bingo program with an ice cream party.

Free Family Fridays
Join us for the free Family Fridays program tomorrow (February 20) from 2-3:30 p.m., timed so that children can come after school.  This is a special time every week for the whole family to come to the library together – parents with kids, all siblings regardless of age, or whatever combination of the family is available at that particular time.  Each week features a different activity.  Tomorrow is board games.

Free teen gaming
Join us every Tuesday from 4 – 5:30 p.m. for fun for teen gaming fans.  Practice your skills on the Wii and Xbox as well as board games

Free technology classes
Meg Wempe is available for the highly popular Tech Tuesdays and Thursdays sessions 10-noon Tuesdays and 3-5 p.m. Thursdays.  Drop in with your technology questions.  More formal sessions requiring advance registration focuses on Microsoft Word Basics from 11:30 – 1:30 p.m. today (Thursday, February 19) and blogs and websites at the same time next Thursday, February 26.

Card battles cancelled
Sorry, there will be no more Card Battles on Mondays.

“Trust No One” by Joyce Ann Krentz is a romantic suspense story. “Breaking Creed” by Alex Kava is a thriller featuring a man and his K9 search and rescue dogs.  “Mojave” by Johnny D. Boggs is a western about mail-order brides.  “Charley Sunday’s Texas Outfit” by Stephen Lodge is a western about a cross-countty cattle drive.  “Terror of the Mountain Man” by William W. and J.A. Johnstone is a western set on the Texas- Mexican border.  “The Assassination Option” by W.E.B Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV is a military thriller.  “Prometheus” is an epic action adventure.  “Secretariat” is the story of this legendary horse.  “Mel Brooks’ Blazing Saddles” is the 30th anniversary edition of this comedy.  “Lonesome Dove” stars Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones.  “Little Buddha” stars Keanu Reeves and Bridget Fonda.

“Outdoors in the Southwest: An Adventure Anthology” is a collection of essays edited by Andrew Gulliford that recount adventures, explain the advantages of enjoying nature in the digital age.  “Island on Fire” by Alexandra Witze and Jeff Kanipe is the story of Laki, a forgotten volcano with an eruption in 1783 that changed so many lives.

Mysteries and thrillers
“One Step Too Far” by Tina Seeks is a suspense story about a female lawyer who starts a new life in London.  “The Hunger of the Wolf” by Stephen Marche is a modern morality tale about the aggressive greed of global capitalism.  The mystery in “The Chess Men” by Peter May begins when two men find a mud-encased light airplane in a drained Scotland lake.  “Karen Memory” by Elizabeth Bear is a murder mystery set in the 19th century in a port city that is a launch point for Alaska.

Other novels
“The Sacrifice” by Joyce Carol Oates explores our racially troubled society after the death of a 14-year-old girl.  “The Jaguar’s Children” by John Vaillant tells of Mexicans trapped in a water truck abandoned by coyotes.  “The Mime” by Samantha Shannon is a fantasy set in London.  “Shark Skin Suite” by Tim Dorsey is a comedy about a psychotic killer who becomes an attorney in Florida.  “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah is set in France at the beginning of World War II.

Music CDs
Come in and take a look at the wide variety of music CDs we have available to borrow, thanks to donations from patrons like you.  You’ll find bluegrass, classical, jazz, rock and more for your enjoyment.

Thanks to our donors
For books and materials we thank Royce Kinnaman, as well as Brian and Becky Savage for their generous donation in memory of Mary Savage

Quotable Quote
“Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.” – Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), former First Lady of the U.S.

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