Apr 092013


Just in time for our community read of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece The Great Gatsby comes: 

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald 
By Fowler, Therese Ann

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When beautiful, reckless Southern belle Zelda Sayre meets F. Scott Fitzgerald at a country club dance in 1918, she is 17 years old and he is a young army lieutenant. Before long, the “unforgettable” Zelda has fallen for him despite his unsuitability: Scott isn’t prominent or even a Southerner, and keeps insisting that his writing will bring him both fortune and fame.

Mar 182013

March is Women’s History Month, and readers can mark the occasion by learning about two of America’s most adventurous women. In 1889 after Jules Verne’s novel Around the World in Eighty Days became popular, two publications sent female reporters on their own race around the world to beat the fictional record. In Eighty Days, Matthew Goodman recounts the frenzied journeys of Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland and offers a fascinating look at life during the late 19th century. On a personal level, Bly and Bisland were a study in contrasts, but both were pioneering journalists who challenged gender stereotypes in the Victorian era.

Feb 252013

In Help, Thanks, Wow, popular novelist and spiritual writer Anne Lamott offers three simple prayers that can make a world of difference in the life of a believer. In this slim volume (just over 100 pages) Lamott includes personal reflections and amusing anecdotes to illustrate her insights, celebrating the divine and explaining our need for a higher power. Her three “essential prayers”–seeking help and offering thanks and praise–will resonate with many readers during the Easter season.

Feb 212013

Elk Mound

The Village has an exciting opportunity to purchase a building in Elk Mound that could be used for a library and community meeting room. They have some funds available but are looking for people who might be interested in making a donation to a worthy cause. Please share this information with others who might be interested also. This building will provide ample space to be a full service library! Some of the services would include computers, a children’s library with story hour and activities, and much more! Please help make this dream a reality!  On Facebook.  On the web:  http://www.elk-mound.org/content/library

Beautiful Creatures

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Feb 152013

A family secret, a teenage romance and the battle between good and evil converge in Beautiful Creatures, the YA crossover hit by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.  The film adaptation opened February 14. Ethan Wate is counting down the days until he can leave the small Southern town of Gatlin–but he has a change of heart when Lena Duchannes, literally the girl of his dreams, arrives. Lena, a witch, or castor, as she calls herself, is counting down the days until her 16th birthday, when her soul will forever be claimed for evil or good. Before you see the film, check out the book and get the scoop on these Beautiful Creatures.