This year, National Library Week is April 7- 13, 2019. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and to promote library use and support. From free access to books and online resources for families, to library business centers that help support entrepreneurship and retraining, libraries offer opportunity to all. The theme for 2019 National Library Week is “Libraries = Strong Communities.” This week is a great time to stop in the library if you haven’t visited for a while, and see all we have to offer.
The Norris City Library is now part of the Polaris System and, as such, our patrons have access to the collections of libraries across Southern Illinois. This is also a great time to return that late library book! All fines for books returned during National Library Week will be forgiven!!!
There is still time to purchase your tickets for The H.C.E. baskets, as well as for the Veterans Honor Flight Basket. Both drawings will be held on April 16. Raffle tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. Feel free to call the library @ 618-378-3713 or visit our Facebook page for more information.
“Celtic Empire” by Clive Cussler. During a routine investigation in South America, NUMA Director Dirk Pitt finds himself embroiled in an international mystery. Pitt travels to Scotland in search of answers about the spread of an unknown disease and the shadowy bioremediation company that may be behind it. Meanwhile, his son and daughter face a threat of their own when the discoveries they have made in an Egyptian tomb put killers on their trail. These seemingly unrelated riddles come together in a stunning showdown on the rocky isles of Ireland, where only the Pitts can unravel the secrets of an ancient enigma that could change the very future of mankind.
“The Fifth Doctrine” by Karen Robards. Offered her freedom in exchange for a dangerous undercover assignment, master manipulator Bianca St. Ives poses as an elite hacker. An intelligence operation is already under way in North Korea, one that’s poised to end the country’s existing tyrannical regime for good. But first, the US need one of their own to go undercover as the female hacker who recently stole top secret intel from NORAD. Enter Bianca. After everything she’s seen, Bianca knows feeding fake information directly into the belly of the beast is about as dangerous as it gets. It could mean torture or endless imprisonment— assuming she survives.
“Before I Forget” by B. Smith and Dan Gasby Restaurateur, magazine publisher, celebrity chef, and nationally known lifestyle maven, B. Smith is struggling at 64 with a tag she never expected to add to that string: Alzheimer’s patient. Crafted in short chapters that interweave their narrative with practical and helpful advice, readers learn about dealing with Alzheimer’s day-to-day challenges: the family realities and tensions, ways of coping, coming research that may tip the scale, as well lessons learned along the way.
“The King of Lies” by John Hart. Jackson Workman Pickens--known to most as Work--mindlessly holds together his life: a failing law practice left to him when his father, Ezra, mysteriously disappeared, a distant wife, and a fragile sister, Jean, damaged by the shared past they’ve endured. And then Ezra’s body is discovered. Set to inherit his father’s fortune, Work becomes a prime suspect. But so does Jean. Fearing the worst, Work launches his own investigation, crossing paths with a power-hungry detective, a string of damning evidence, and the ugly rumors that swirl within his small, moneyed Southern town. Desperate for the redemption that has eluded him for so many years and stripped of everything he once valued, Work fights to save his sister, clear his name, and regain the love of the woman to whom he gave his heart so many years before”
LIBRARY HOURS: Monday-Thursday: 12-7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday: 10-5 p.m.
ENFIELD HOURS: Tuesday and Thursday: 12-3 p.m.