During the week of Valentine's Day, the library will be having a heart promotion similar to last year's. Patrons will be asked to share what book they love. Last February, we had hearts on display as you walked through the entrance to the adult area with what patrons loved about their library.
The next Library and Lunch will be held on Tuesday, February 14 at 12 p.m. Given the holiday, the theme will be "For the Love of Chocolate". Participants are encouraged to come prepared to discuss their favorite book. Last week's session had a jolly time discussing January's pick, the Man Booker Prize winning "The Sense of An Ending". There was great contention over the work.
Following the heart theme, Book and Movie will meet on Thursday, February 16 at 5:30 p.m. for Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility" the first novel that she published. The group will be meeting this Thursday at 6 p.m. for the January pick, Ben Mezrich's "The Accidental Billionaires".
While you're at the library this year, make sure to go on a blind date with a book. Grab a title that you wouldn't normally take off the shelf whether it be non-fiction, fantasy, science fiction, or mystery. Try something new. Someone ahem has pledged to read more non-fiction.
The Teen Advisory Committee is meeting every two weeks on Thursdays. The next session will be on Thursday, January 26 at 4 p.m. for a viewing of an adventure film directed by Robert Rodriguez and the fourth in a kid series. Basic Chess Instruction will be held during a regular Teen Gaming night on Thursday, February 9 and "A Night at the Oscars" will be held on Thursday, February 23 with the viewing of an Academy award winning film from 2009.
The Dream Rocket Art Exhibit will be on display at the library the first of the month. The project is part of the International Fiber Collaborative founded by Jennifer Marsh in response for a growing need for supplemental art education in public schools, community arts, and as an outlet for individuals around the world. This particular project was launched in 2009 with up to 8,000 pieces of artwork created by individuals from various parts of the world. It challenged participants to expand beyond their present state of the world and to imagine the future. Some of these panels will be on display at the library.
If you come to a book discussion group this year, don't forget about the statewide reading and discussion project sponsored by the Kansas Center for the Book. The book "Our Boys: A Perfect Season on the Plains with the Smith Center Redmen" by Joe Drape is the Kansas Reads 2012 pick. There will be an evening session in the latter part of February.
- "All my patients kick and bite: more favorite stories from a vet's practice" by Jeff Wells,
- "American dervish" by Ayad Akhtar,
- "Believing the lie" by Elizabeth George,
- "Confessions of a surgeon: the good, the bad, and the complicated" by Paul Ruggieri,
- "The demon lover" by Juliet Dark,
- "Elizabeth the Queen: the life of a modern monarch" by Sally Bedell Smith, and
- "I got this" by Jennifer Hudson.
For the latest library programming take a peek at the library website or grab a newsletter from the circulation desk. Stay tuned and connected through our social media pages. If you have any questions or suggestions about books or programs don't hesitate to ask. Make a resolution to visit your library this year!