Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Fresh Look To Our Book Sale

Our local video store just went out of business this week, so we acquired a nice red cart for our ongoing book sale.  The cart is taller and higher, so I think it will be nicer for browsing through the book sale.

Our ongoing book sale is out in the municipal hallway near the library entrance.  Hardcovers sell for 50 cents and ALL soft covers and paperbacks sell for 25 cents.....all movies are $1.00 each.

Want to donate books to the library?  We will take adult and children's books (only clean books, not soiled or mildewed books).  Come check out the books. 

Friday, June 17, 2011

Don't Forget About Summer Reading

Hey kids, don't forget to come in and sign up for the Summer Reading program.  Registration ends June 30th and the Summer Reading program starts Wednesday July 6th @ 10 am.  Fun, fun fun!!!! 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Book Review - Leviathan

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld is a new young adult novel.  I thought it would be great if one of our young adult patrons wrote up a review for us.  This review is from Korbyn age 14.

The book Leviathan was more or less a fictional story about the events leading up to and the fighting of WWI. Even though some parts of the story were true, the feeling of the story leans more to the fictional side.

To start off, the book began with the introduction to two different characters across Europe where the start of WWI originated. One of the characters was Aleksander the son of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria Hungary. As you should know, WWI started with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. When Alek’s father dies, he is forced to go into hiding or face his death by the assassins of his father.

The other character is Deryn who is in the Darwinist (British) air force. She snuck her way into the air force by pretending to be a boy under the name of Dylan. She goes up in a Huxly (a flying beasty) that gets caught in a storm and is rescued by a huge airship called the Leviathan. It is a beast made up of many beasts and is on a mission. While flying, the Leviathan gets attacked by a group of German ,Clanker (Middle Europe and Russia) airships. They sustain heavy damage and go crashing into a glacier.

Meanwhile, Alek and his escapes are witnessing the crash from a castle not far away from the damaged Leviathan. Alek devised an ingenious scheme, or so he thought, to help the Darwinists. He carried some medical supplies down to the ship. It turns out that he gets arrested, but is then set free to help the Darwinists escape the Glacier and the Germans. The Germans attack the ship but the ship miraculously survives. The downside is that the engines on the ship were shot and unusable after the attack. It so happens that Alek and his escapes had a walker that was heavily damaged, but the engine was still operational. They eventually got the engine on, and narrowly escaped the oncoming German assault that was just moments away from blowing them out of the sky.

I personally thought that the book was a huge success. I love the huge war machines and fictional beasts/animals that were so extravagantly detailed. The plot and overall story was a hit and the characters were dynamic. All in all, the book was a huge success for me and if you have a passion for enormous war machines or like a fictional twist on historical events with adventure, this is a book for you.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Joy of Being a Control Freak

The Joy of Being a Control Freak by Mary Berg
Thursday June 9, 2011
6:30 -7:30 pm

Be sure to attend our author program and learn how to organize your life in order to stay happy and stress free!  Mary Berg is no stranger to Wisconsin.  After graduating from UW-River Falls with a BS degree, Mary then married and settled down with her husband in Franconia Township, near the beautiful St. Croix River in Minnesota.  Mary's family still lives in Wisconsin and her parents (Dale & Vickie Hendricks) live on a an old Norwegian homestead near Tainter Lake.

Mary has gained experience in many different professions including, real estate investor and contractor, retail shop owner, political consultant, antiques dealer, personal property appraiser, professional organizer, and now, author!

Come and enjoy our first outdoor author program in the gazebo park next to the library.  Refreshments will be served.  Like always, this event is FREE.