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    - Thursday 3 pm to 6 pm -- Friday 12 pm to 6 pm -- Saturday 9 am to 1 pm -

Newsletter 2016-06-24

New Blu-Ray:

  • Concussion, starring Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Morse, Arliss Howard, Paul Reiser, Luke WIlson, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Mike O’Malley, Stephen Moyer.

New Children’s DVDs:

  • Space Buddies, starring Bill Fagerbakke, Kevin Weisman, Lochlyn Munro, Ali Hillis, Pat Finn, Nolan Gould, Wayne Wilderson, Diedrich Bader.

The Summer Reading Program On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! started Wednesday, June 8th with sign-up from 10:30 to 11:30 am, while ten children and five adults had a ride on the Norwalk Area Fire Truck, through help from Doug Gnewikow, Robert Roy and Tayler Roy.  From 11:30 to 1 pm Free Lunch Wednesday was served in the shelter at Bike Trail Park, a joint community effort by Immanuel and Salem United Methodist Churches of Norwalk.  In the afternoon five children made popsicle stick catapults and fired off miniature marshmallows and pompoms at each other.

Wednesday, June 15th, Ron Luethe and Inese Strazdins-Epstein brought their therapy dogs Jack and Sammy to the library.  Four girls read to Jack and Sam, and Ron and Inese explained what therapy dogs do and other things children should know about when meeting or petting dogs.  In the afternoon after Free Lunch in the park, no one came back to make paper bag dog puppets, so from now until June 29th the puppet craft will be out for children to try.

Wednesday, June 22nd, six children made fairy houses or dinosaur houses, then listened to The magic school bus plants seeds: a book about how living things grow, by Patricia Relf.  The girl who sat and listened to the story until the end won the book.  Each child who made a fairy or dinosaur house also took home seed pods to plant at home next to their fairy and dinosaur houses.  Cecile Flock helped children make the houses, and choose dinosaurs or fairies to live in them; and volunteering her Wednesdays in June to help with the Summer Reading Program On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! is greatly appreciated!

The end of the Summer Reading Program on Wednesday, June 29th, from 10:30 to 11:30 children will be able to make soda and vinegar pictures, and in the afternoon watch a movie.  Treats will be available in the afternoon.  Families are welcome!

Friday, July 1, 2016 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm the Mystery Book Group will discuss  61 Hours, by Lee Child, the 14th book in the Jack Reacher series.  From NoveList, provided by BadgerLink:  “Reacher arrives accidentally in a small South Dakota town, where during a dangerous winter storm he is enlisted to protect a lone witness who local police hope can help convict a brutal crime ring.”

Newsletter 2016-06-11

New DVDs:

  • Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors, starring Alyvia Alyn Lind, Jennifer Nettles, Ricky Schroder, Gerald McRaney.
  • Eddie the Eagle, starring Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken, Iris Berben, Mark Benton, Keith Allen, Jo Hartley, Tim McInnerny, Edvin Endre, Marc Benjamin, Jim Broadbent, Daniel Ings, Rune Temte.

New Books:

  • Death’s Bright Day, RCN Series, 11, by David Drake.
  • Dead Loudmouth, Loon Lake fishing mysteries, 16, by Victoria Houston.
  • The Apartment, a novel, by Danielle Steel.

Newsletter 2016-06-03

New books:

  • 61 Hours, a Jack Reacher novel, book 14, by Lee Child
  • The Finest Hours, the true story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s most daring sea rescue, by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman.
  • The Finest Hours, the true story of a heroic sea rescue, an adaption for young readers of The Finest Hours, by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman.

New DVDs:

  • The Finest Hours, starring Chris Pine, Holiday Grainger, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Kyle Gallner, Eric Bana, John Ortiz, Rachel Brosnahan, Graham McTavish, John Magaro, Michael Raymond-James.  Disney presents The Finest Hours, the impossible rescue based on the incredible true story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s most daring sea rescue.  In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot high waves, four members of the Coast Guard set out to rescue the more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the rapidly-sinking vessel.