Thanksgiving is a time to remember and embrace those who enrich our lives. As we gather to celebrate and look upon the bounty of our tables, know that the real bounty is not in what lies before us but in what lies within us and the bond that connects all of us as one human family. We remember those who have given us the freedoms we now cherish, and we look toward the future and the many blessings it will bring. Don't bother counting calories this Thanksgiving, just your blessings.
The Norris City Library will be closing at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, November 22nd and we will be CLOSED on Thursday November 23rd for Thanksgiving. We will re-open on Friday, November 24th to normal business hours. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Save the date: Plan to join us on Tuesday, December 12th. There will be cookies, crafts, and a special visitor. Want a hint? ”Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”
NEW BOOKS: This week’s children’s book is “The Last Kids on Earth and the Monster Dimension” by Max Brallier. (The Last Kids on Earth #9) The last kids may have escaped the forbidden fortress by the skin of their teeth, but there isn't much to celebrate. Thrull has what he needs to complete the Tower, Rezzoch will most certainly come to Earth, and the world as they know it will cease to exist. Except Jack's Cosmic Hand is now even more powerful than he realized, and it might just be able to stop the inevitable from happening. To get the answers he seeks, he'll need to travel farther than he's ever been. He must go . . . to the monster dimension!
“The Story of Love” by Beth Wiseman. With little left to tie her to her home state of Texas and yearning for a slower life, Yvonne Wilson jumps at the chance to shake things up with a move to Montgomery, Indiana. A dream job awaits her, managing an Amish bookstore for her good friends Jake and Eva. Besides the slow-paced setting and the comfort of beloved books, Yvonne hopes the change will help distract her from the emptiness she feels after the death of her fiancé.̌ No longer a part of the Amish community but still a resident of Montgomery, Abraham Byler finds himself in over his head with his job as a police officer combined with a new but fast-moving relationship with the wealthy and aggressive New York native Brianna Stone. When Abraham realizes that his old crush Yvonne is back in town, he's not just in over his head, he suddenly finds himself head over heels for Yvonne, and in hot water with Brianna. When the violence of police work comes up against his pacifist upbringing, Abraham is forced to question his original decision to leave the Amish faith for his career. Meanwhile, Yvonne is asking her own questions about why she feels such a deep peace in Montgomery, and how much that feeling has to do with Abraham and how much has to do with the workings of her own heart.
“The Edge” by David Baldacci. When CIA operative Jenny Sikwell is murdered in rural Maine, government officials have immediate concerns over national security. Her laptop and phone were full of state secrets that, in the wrong hands, endanger the lives of countless operatives. In need of someone who can solve the murder quickly and retrieve the missing information, the U.S. government knows just the chameleon they can call on. Ex-Army Ranger Travis Devine spent his time in the military preparing to take on any scenario, followed by his short-lived business career chasing shadows in the deepest halls of power, so his analytical mind makes him particularly well-suited for complex, high-stakes tasks. Taking down the world’s largest financial conspiracy proved his value, and in comparison, this case looks straightforward. Except small towns hold secrets and Devine finds himself an outsider again. Devine must ingratiate himself with locals who have trusted each other their whole lives, and who distrust outsiders just as much. Dak, Jenny s brother, who’s working to revitalize the town. Earl, the retired lobsterman who found Jenny s body. And Alex, Jenny s sister with a dark past of her own. As Devine gets to know the residents of Potter, Maine, answers seem to appear and then transform into more questions. There’s a long history of secrets and those who will stop at nothing to keep them from being exposed. Leaving Devine with no idea who he can trust ... and who wants him dead.
“Wyoming Proud” by Diana Palmer. It takes one dance at a party for Erianne Mitchell to fall heart-first for dashing entrepreneur Ty Mosby. They have business and friends in common--and a searing attraction that seems far too good to last. But when a devastating mistake tears them apart, Erianne flees to Wyoming with a secret, one she hopes Ty never discovers. She did nothing wrong, and she'll never ask Ty to forgive her. She'll support herself...and the baby growing inside her. How can she be with a man who doesn't trust her? Ty knows exactly what he's lost and he'll do anything to beg for her forgiveness and win back her trust. When he finds her, she's just as proud as he remembers. Is it too late for him to make amends...or is destiny about to test them in an even bigger way?
The Norris City Library is located at 603 S. Division Street in Norris City. We are currently open Monday – Thursday from 11 am to 6 pm, Fridays 10 am -5 pm, and Saturdays 10am – 1pm. The Enfield Porch Delivery is on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. If you have any questions feel free to call us at 618-378-3713.