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November-December 2015 newsletter

-Newsletter-   November/December 2015
CLOSED Dec. 24 and 25 – CHRISTMAS
NO Wednesday evening hours Nov. 11, Nov. 25 or Dec. 23

Tues. through Fri. 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday – 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Monday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday eve. – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The Staff - Jeannie Frerichs, Mary Campbell, Lora Pierce

Volunteers - Carol Pies, Sally Miller, Pat Dennison, Lisa Clarey, Nancy Tindall

The Board - Mindy Smykle, Dotty Zales, Niki Knapp,  Ryan Schuknecht, Kerry Barrett

PRESCHOOL STORY TIMES - 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 10 or 11 a.m.

The theme this year is Numbers.

Nov 10  – FOUR  

Nov 24  – FIVE

Dec 8  – SIX

Dec 22 - SEVEN

GAME DAY - 1st Wednesday of the month from 2:30 to 4:30

GAME DAY @ THE LIBRARY  Everyone is welcome to attend anytime from 2:30 to 4:30.  Wii and board games plus puzzles and challenges are available. Bring your own favorite game to play.  

AKRON BOOK CLUB - 3rd Tuesday at 4 p.m.

November 17 – TRAIN AND LOVERS by Alexander McCall Smith. Four strangers on a train tell of how love has touched their lives in very different ways.

December 15 – DRESS YOUR FAMILY IN CORDUROY & DENIM. 22 autobiographical essays by American humorist David Sedaris.

New Fiction

SEE ME by Nicholas Sparks. A couple in love are threatened by secrets from the past.
THE SURVIVOR by Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills. The counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp must control the damage from a leak of C.I.A. documents. Mills finished the book for Flynn, who died in 2013.
THE MURDER HOUSE by James Patterson and David Ellis. When bodies are found at a Hamptons estate where a series of grisly murders once occurred, a local detective and former New York City cop investigates.
MAKE ME by Lee Child. In his 20th appearance, Jack Reacher takes on a missing-persons case that takes him into the shadowy reaches of the Internet.
FOREIGN AFFAIRS by Stuart Woods. In the 35th Stone Barrington novel, the lawyer clashes with a New York Mafia don in Rome.
AFTER YOU by Jojo Moyes. In a sequel to “Me Before You,” Louisa Clark tries to put her life back together after the death of Will Traynor, and joins a grief support group that may lead her to new love.
ALL THE STARS IN THE HEAVENS by Adriana Trigiani. A fictional treatment of the life of the actress Loretta Young focuses on her rumored affair with the married Clark Gable and her subsequent pregnancy.
DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW by Debbie Macomber.  
WINTER STROLL by Elin Hilderbrand.
THE SECRET CHORD by Geraldine Brooks.
ROGUE LAWYER by John Grisham.
PAPER TOWNS by John Green.
LILA by Marilynne Robinson. All Iowa Reads 2016.
THE SCAM by Janet Evanovich.
THE FATE OF TEN by Pittacus Lore.
THE NAKED EYE by Iris Johansen.
THE PHOTOGRAPH by Beverly Lewis.

New Non-Fiction

KILLING REAGAN by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the events surrounding the attempted assassination of President Reagan in 1981.
KEEP MOVING: and other tips and truths about aging by Dick Van Dyke.
FOXCATCHER: the true story of my brother’s murder, John du Pont’s madness, and the quest for Olympic gold by Mark Schultz.
CHOCOLATE: the consuming passion by Sandra Boynton.
PLUNDER AND DECEIT: big government’s exploitation of young people and the future by Mark R. Levin.
THE WAITING: the true story of a lost child, a lifetime of longing, and a miracle for a mother who never gave up by Cathy LaGrow.
WHAT STANDS IN A STORM: three days in the worst superstorm to hit the South’s tornado alley by Kim Cross.
LIFE IS SHORT: no pun intended by Jennifer Arnold.
81 DAYS BELOW ZERO: the incredible survival story of a World War II pilot in Alaska’s frozen wilderness by Brian Murphy.
YES PLEASE: memoir by Amy Poehler.
WOODLAWN by Todd Gerelds.  High School football in Alabama, social and religious aspects. Now a movie.


Melissa Tallman  of LeMars, Iowa has her paintings on display for the month of  November.  She prefers acrylic and has been painting seriously for 2 or 3 years.  “Mostly I create my art with symbolism and deeper meanings (although many of my art works are me trying to visually show you an emotion, for example the emotion of feeling lost or the emotion of feeling stupid).” Tallman said.

December bulletin board features a collection of  ANGEL CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS  from Marcene Heeren of rural Akron.  She began collecting angels to decorate her tree and has collected about 60 now in various medium, from macaroni, to sea shells and pottery.  Stop at the library to see this wonderful collection.

Thank you to all our volunteers and all the special people, businesses, churches and organizations in our community who gave support to the library this past year.  Your kindness and generosity helps our library prosper.