Rome, then and now: in overlay, by Giuseppe Gangi; translated by Carol Ann McBride.
Venice: civilisation, art and history.
Orvieto, history and masterpieces: 200 color photographs, city map, by Piero Torriti; translated by Erika Pauli
The cathedral of Orvieto, a gem of Italian Gothic architecture, by Piero Torriti; translated by Erika Pauli
New art books donated to the library by Ramona Schroeder:
- Norman Rockwell: a sixty year retrospective, with text by Thomas S. Buechner.
- Norman Rockwell, illustrator, by Arthur L. Guptill; preface by Dorothy Canfield Fisher; biographical introduction by Jack Alexander.
- The Grand Louvre: the palace, the collections, the new areas.
- White House history, Journal of the White House Historical Association, volume one, number one, 1983.
- Impressionist & post-impressionist masterpieces: the Courtauld Collection.
Monday, July 6th, is the start of the Summer Library Program Every Hero Has a Story. At 1 pm Ron Luethe will bring Jack, the Therapy Dog, for a visit to the library, and all ages are welcome. Children will be invited find a book to read to Jack outside on the library lawn. The form for children to keep track of their reading will be available, and I’ll give a brief explanation of what they need to do each week to be able to choose a children’s book as a prize. The Friends of the Library purchased $200 worth of paperbacks from the Scholastic Warehouse Book Sale as prizes. More events to come on Monday, July 13th, 20th, and 27th at 1 pm. Wednesday, July 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th will be Playgroup, or Storytime, from 10 to 11:30 am. July 8th the theme is Ducks, and there will be stories about ducks, we’ll make paper plate ducks, and if the weather is good, Playgroup will be on the library lawn.
There will be time to go to Free Lunch Wednesdays, from 11:30 am to 12 noon, a joint community effort spearheaded by the Immanuel and Salem United Methodist Churches of Norwalk, WI, in Norwalk’s bike trail park following Playgroup.
The Mystery Book Group’s next meeting is Friday, August 7th, and from 1:30 to 2:30 pm we’ll discuss Tripwire, by Lee Child, the 3rd book in the Jack Reacher series. From NoveList, provided by BadgerLink: “Jack Reacher is settling into Key West when his life is interrupted by a stranger who comes looking for him but turns up beaten to death in the Old Town cemetery. Reacher follows the trail of the killer to New York and an elderly couple still mourning their son lost in Vietnam.”