The Norris City Public Library will be closed on Saturday, November 11 in observance of Veteran’s Day. The library staff would like to give our sincere thanks to all who have served. Thank you for your service, your sacrifice, and for fighting to protect our freedom.
Local artist Logan Tharp is teaching free art classes at the library on Friday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. There is a new project every week, and all materials are provided. Anyone in grades 4 and up is welcome to attend this free program. Come and join Logan to learn about drawing and creating your own artwork. Please call the library at 618-378-3713. with any questions.
NEW BOOKS: “The Midnight Line” by Lee Child. Jack Reacher rides the bus north from Milwaukee, and at a comfort stop in Wisconsin dairy country he takes a stroll and notices in a pawn shop window a tiny West Point class ring for sale. It’s a woman cadet’s ring with the initials carved inside. Why would she pawn it? Reacher knows what the woman must have gone through to get it. He decides to find out, find the woman, and return her ring. So begins a harrowing journey that takes Reacher through a fight with a biker gang and a South Dakota gangster, following the trail of the ring to the emptiness of Wyoming, in search of the owner of the ring. The deeper Reacher digs, the more dangerous the terrain becomes.
“Wrangler’s Challenge” by Lindsay McKenna . For Noah Mabry, it’s easier sometimes to relate to the dogs and horses he trains than to other people. Ever since his marriage became a casualty of the war in Afghanistan—torn apart by the PTSD he brought back with him—he prefers to be on his own. But he’s about to meet a woman who needs a healing touch he’s not sure he can give. Dair Wilson, a half-Comanche ex-Marine who lost a foot to an IED, has been hired on to assist Noah at the Bar C Ranch, but her deepest wounds aren’t visible. After a wild horse sends her sprawling, the attentive care she receives from the Bar C family—and especially from Noah—is enough to convince her she’s found a place she can finally breathe easy. But one angry damaged man poses a threat not only to Dair and Noah, but to everyone who’s built a new home at the Bar C.
“Typhoon Fury” by Clive Cussler. As they hunt for a bunch of paintings worth a walloping half a billion dollars, Juan Cabrillo and the crew aboard the Oregon chance upon a much bigger problem. A Filipino rebel leader is not only using them to finance the insurgency but has discovered a drug developed yet never used by the Japanese during World War II that makes mega warriors of ordinary soldiers. Not so far-fetched given the revelations of Norman Ohler’s recent Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich.
“Wyoming Winter” by Diana Palmer. Cultivating his vast Wyoming ranch is all security expert J. C. Calhoun wants. His land is the only thing the betrayed rancher can trust, after discovering his fiancée was pregnant by another man. But all J.C. holds dear becomes compromised when a lost little girl leads him to Colie Jackson, the woman who destroyed his life. Colie stops at nothing to protect the people she loves. Years ago she left J.C. for his own good. Now, for the sake of her daughter, she must depend on a hard-hearted man who won’t forgive her. As a band of ruthless criminals tracks their every move through the frozen Wyoming winter, Colie and J.C. will be forced to confront the lies that separated them–and the startling truth that will bind them forever.
LIBRARY HOURS: Monday-Thursday: 12-7 p.m. and Friday & Saturday: 10-5 p.m. ENFIELD HOURS: Tuesday & Thursday: 12-3P p.m.