CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of our “Fall into Books Giveaway”: Janet Vickers won the adult book, Gage Johnson won the teen book, and Leo Sutton won the children’s book! Thank you to our patrons for participating in the library’s giveaway. Join author, filmmaker and songwriter, Bill Jamerson for “The Dollar-a-Day Boys”, a program about the CCC camps in Southern Illinois. This musical tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps will be held on October 20, at 1:00 p.m.
Indiana author Johnnie R. Williams will be at the Norris City Library on Thursday, October 26, from 5:00 p.m.– 6:30 p.m. to talk about his new book, “A Pursuit of Summits.” This book includes 15 essays discussing the mountaineering experiences of the author in countries such as Argentina, Bolivia, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Peru, Russia, and Tanzania. It discusses more than just striving for a summit, but the many interesting issues and dilemmas that occur along the way. There are more than 230 color photographs depicting the danger and beauty of mountains throughout the world. Johnnie is a geologist who has worked internationally. He is one of five founding members of the Central Indiana Wilderness Club.
Learn to draw with local artist Logan Tharp on Friday afternoons from 3:30p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Logan is a 2014 graduate of NCOE and a 2016 graduate of Rend Lake College, where he attended on an art scholarship. Logan currently attends the University of Southern Indiana. Watch the Book Report or our Facebook page for the date of his next class.
NEW BOOKS: “Sleeping Beauties” by Stephen King and Owen King . In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place. The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied, or is she a demon who must be slain?
“Second Chance Girl” by Susan Mallery. Mathias Mitchell’s easy smile hides a world of hurt. After the worst kind of family betrayal, he moves to Happily Inc., California–the wedding destination town supplies a steady stream of bridesmaids, perfect for his ‘no promises, no pain’ lifestyle. Yet he can’t stop watching for his beautiful, elusive neighbor on the animal preserve behind their homes. Gamekeeper Carol Lund knows she’s not special enough to attract an alpha male like Mathias, so his offer to help her adopt a herd for her lonely giraffe is surprising–and his determined seduction, even more so. But just as she finally welcomes him into her bed, his careless actions crush her heart. Will she give him a second chance to prove she’ll always come first in his heart?
“Killing England” by Bill O’Reilly. Told through the eyes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Great Britain’s King George III, the authors chronicle the path to independence in gripping detail, taking the reader from the battlefields of America to the royal courts of Europe. This book reminds one and all how the course of history can be changed through the courage and determination of those intent on doing the impossible.
“Ten Beach Road” by Wendy Wax. Madeline, Avery, and Nikki are strangers to each other, but they have one thing in common. They each wake up one morning to discover their life savings have vanished, along with their trusted financial manager- leaving them with nothing but co-ownership of a ramshackle beachfront house. Throwing their lots in together, they take on the challenge of restoring the historic property. But just as they begin to reinvent themselves and discover the power of friendship, secrets threaten to tear down their trust and destroy their lives a second time.
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