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Dec 21, 2016 Library Newspaper Article for Eclipse


The new selection for the Brown Bag Book Club is:  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.  There are plenty of copies available, and the date for discussion is Monday, January 9, at noon.  Book review from Amazon: “Francie Nolan, avid reader, penny-candy connoisseur, and adroit observer of human nature, has much to ponder in colorful, turn-of-the-century Brooklyn. She grows up with a sweet, tragic father, a severely realistic mother, and an aunt who gives her love too freely--to men, and to a brother who will always be the favored child. Francie learns early the meaning of hunger and the value of a penny. She is her father's child--romantic and hungry for beauty. But she is her mother's child, too--deeply practical and in constant need of truth. Like the Tree of Heaven that grows out of cement or through cellar gratings, resourceful Francie struggles against all odds to survive and thrive. Betty Smith's poignant, honest novel created a big stir when it was first published over 50 years ago. Her frank writing about life's squalor was alarming to some of the more genteel society, but the book's humor and pathos ensured its place in the realm of classics--and in the hearts of readers, young and old.”

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Sale prices 2016

Christmas Cactus Sale continues with reduced prices

New Fiction:  All Summer Long by Melody Carlson, Wild Montana Skies by Susan Warren, The Bourbon Kings by J. R. Ward, Someone to Love by Mary Balogh, Meant to be Mine by Lisa Perry, All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven, The Lost Girls by Allison Brennan.

New Non-Fiction:  Guinness World Records 2017, Guy Fieri Family Food.

New DVDs:  Elena of Avalor: Ready to Rule,  Secret Life of Pets, Snowtime!, Jason Bourne.

Calendar of Events:

Dec.   21, 28, Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25   Wednesday Morning Story Time   10-11 am

Dec. 24-26  Library Closed for Christmas

Dec. 31-Jan. 2, 2017  Library Closed for New Years

Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30    Clothes Closet   6-7:30 pm

Jan. 9  Friends of the Library Meeting  8:30 am

Jan. 9  Brown Bag Book Club at noon.

Jan. 10  Library Board Meeting   4:45 pm.

Jan.  11, 25   W.O.W. (Wacky-Out-Wednesdays)   1:00-3:00 pm

No Pajama Storytime in January.