Heart of America Library News
The Heart of America Library continues to be open to the public. If you need reading material or to use a computer, stop by. We also continue to provide curbside service and will deliver items if you are unable to get to the library. Our phone number is 701-776-6223.
Wash your hands, social distance and wear a mask…take care of yourselves.
Story Hour has been canceled for November. No decision has been made about December.
The book chosen for the Adult Book Discussion Group for December is “The Tattooist of Auschwitz” by Heather Morris. The meeting will be on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 10 a.m. in the West Room.
While sorting through the stack of stuff that accumulates on my desk recently, I came across a small sheet of paper with this: Curating your life means sorting your activities into three categories…the things you are NOT GOING TO DO, at least not right now, the things you will be MEDIOCRE at, and the things you will be GREAT at. This sort of confuses some areas, to my way of thinking, but it did make me stop and think about priorities.
The other day I was flipping through “German Life,” a magazine fairly new to our shelves. One issue had an interesting article about the Waldseemuller map, the first map that used the name America as a place name. The mapmaker must have assumed that Amerigo Vespucci was the discoverer of our continent, not Christopher Columbus. Another issue had Octoberfest as a theme, and had many articles about festivals in various part of the world, including an article about the history of the Chicken Dance! Fun read.
Adult fiction additions to the stacks are “Jingle All the Way” by Debbie Macomber; “The Brightest Star” by Fern Michaels; “One Bright Christmas” by Katherine Spencer; and “The Christmas Table” by Donna VanLiere. These large print books have a holiday theme, so if you enjoy that genre, these are for you.
A new junior easy book is “Daddy Daughter Day” by Isabelle Bridges-Boesch and illustrated by Jeff Bridges. This book has a website, www. daddydaughterday.com, that includes interviews, lullabies, and a fair amount of information about the family.
Another couple books written by a name we easily recognize are “We are the Gardeners,” a junior non-fiction, and “The World Need Who You Were Made to Be,” a junior easy book, both by Joanna Gaines.
New to the junior fiction stacks is an eight volume adventure series The BrotherBand Chronicles by John Flanagan with titles “The Caldera,” “The Ghostfaces,” “The Hunters,” “The Invanders,” “The Outcasts,” “Return of the Remujal,” “Slaves of Socorro” and “Scorpion Mountain. From Amazon: They are outcasts – Hal, Stig, and the others – they are the boys the others want no part of. Skandians, as any reader of Ranger’s Apprentice could tell you, are known for their size and strength. Not these boys. Yet that doesn’t mean they don’t have skills…and courage. This promises to be another popular series.
New magazines this week include Consumer Reports, Country Living, Eating Well, Good Housekeeping, Health, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Mayo Clinic Health Letter, Birds and Blooms, Country, Country Woman, Mother Earth News, Russian Life, People, and Time.
The next meeting of the Heart of America Library Board of Trustees will be on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at 9 a.m. in the West Room, Heart of America Library.
We have free wifi access, 2 public computers, copy machines and also a fax machine for use by our patrons. Copies are 25 cents for black and white and 60 cents for color. It costs $1 per page to fax.
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Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
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