Cold winter nights are an excellent time to curl up with a great book or a good movie. You can find both at the library!! [Read more…]
Getting organized for the New Year? Is cleaning off your bookshelf on your todo list? The Norris City Library would love to have your used books and DVDs for our book sale in February. Once again we [Read more…]
Here’s wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year! January is resolution time. Everywhere you turn you’ll find tips and tricks for making — and keeping –resolutions to make you your best self ever. [Read more…]
“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder.
The staff of the Norris City Public Library would like to thank everyone in the community for their support this year. The library will be closed on Monday, December 25 and Tuesday, December 26 for Christmas. We will also be closed on Monday, January 1 and Tuesday, January 2 for New Year’s. We hope you have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!!
If you have a current library card you can check out e-books and e-audiobooks even when the library is closed! Just download the Cloud Library App available on i-tunes, Barnes and Noble, and Google Play. There is no fee for this service. If you have any questions, give us a call at 618-378-3713. Stop in and check out our new selection of Large Print books! This week’s new books are all in Large Print.
NEW BOOKS: “Ragtime Cowboys” by Loren D. Estleman, Los Angeles, 1921: Ex-Pinkerton Charlie Siringo is living in quiet retirement when Wyatt Earp knocks on his door and asks him to track down his missing horse. What begins as horse thievery turns into a deeper mystery as Siringo and another ex-Pinkerton, the young Dashiell Hammett, follow clues that take them from the streets of Los Angeles to Jack London’s farm, until they discover a conspiracy masterminded by the notorious and powerful Joseph P. Kennedy. From the first page to the closing chapter, these ragtime cowboys chase the truth in Loren D. Estleman’s compelling tale of the Old West and early Hollywood.
“The Christmas Angel Project” by Melody Carlson. Abby Wentworth is the glue that holds her book club together. So when she unexpectedly passes away on the cusp of the Christmas season, the rest of the women in the group are stunned, saddened, and sure that, without her, the group can’t continue. When the group gathers “one last time” to open a bag Abby’s husband gives them, they find Abby had made each of them an angel ornament for Christmas, crafted especially for each woman and accompanied by a sweet and personal note. Inspired by their beloved friend, together Cassidy, Louisa, Grace, and Belinda decide to commit themselves to becoming Christmas Angels to others in need. Each woman will use her life situation and talents to reach out and help others in her own unique way–little knowing that her own life and her relationships will be changed forever.
“The House on Windridge” by Tracie Peterson. When her mother dies in childbirth, Jessica’s father sends his infant daughter from his ranch in Kansas back to New York to be raised by an older aunt. But Aunt Helen only cares for social standing and proprieties. She tells Jessica nothing of her father’s offers to take her back and instead pushes Jessica into an arranged marriage with a man who turns out to be abusive and unfaithful. When her aunt and husband die, Jessica is alone in the world except for her infant son. She learns of her father’s death and determines to rebuild her life at Windridge, the ranch where her life began. But appearances are not always reliable, and Jessica doesn’t know who she can trust. Will Windridge become the home she has always searched for, or will it be the scene of her final betrayal?
“Dakota Trails” by Robert McKee. There were plenty of things hardened excavalryman Neil Bancroft would rather do than hire out to escort the beautiful and conniving Katie Burke across the prairies of Wyoming and into the rough mining towns of Dakota. It was clear the woman was poison, but he needed the money. In 1881 things were settling down with the Sioux, but Neil knew the dangers from the bands of young braves who sneaked off the reservation looking for adventure. He figured it shouldn’t take more than a few days to get from Fort Fetterman to Custer City, where he could be rid of her. He soon realized, though, there were things he hadn’t allowed for, like being shot, nearly getting hanged, encountering thieves and murderers- not to mention falling in love.
LIBRARY HOURS: Monday-Thursday: 12-7 p.m. and Friday & Saturday: 10-5 p.m.
ENFIELD HOURS: Tuesday & Thursday: 12-3 p.m.
Celebrate the holidays at the Norris City Library. Join us on Tuesday, December 19 for “Christmas at the Library.” Come and enjoy stories and fun with Santa and Mrs. Claus at 5:30 p.m. Listen to the [Read more…]