Library News January 28, 2022

New in Nonfiction is “Dementia: A Love Story” by Stephen Lewis.  The description of the book says it is an “extraordinary story demonstrating how the love between a dementia sufferer and her husband/caregiver sustained them even as the disease worked its way to its inevitable and foreordained conclusion.”

Kirkus Reviews says it is “Unflinchingly honest throughout the affecting memoir, Lewis is a courageously evocative writer who succeeds in pinpointing the emotional realities of being a caregiver to a loved one with dementia. An observant, moving account of caring for a spouse.”

Also new in Nonfiction is “I Keep Trying to Catch His Eye:  A Memoir of Loss, Grief, and Love” by Ivan Maisel. The book description reads “In this deeply emotional memoir, a longtime ESPN writer reflects on the suicide of his son Max and delves into how their complicated relationship led him to see grief as love.
I Keep Trying to Catch His Eye explores with grace, depth, and refinement the tragically transformative reality of losing a child. But it also tells the deeply human and deeply empathetic story of a father’s relationship with his son, of its complications, and of Max and Ivan’s struggle—as is the case for so many parents and their children—to connect.”

New titles in Large Print are “Magic Lessons” by Alice Hoffman, “Dead to Her” by Sarah Pinborough, “In An Instant” by Suzanne Redfearn, “Girls of Summer” by Nancy Thayer, “What Holds Us Together” by Sandi Ward, and “The Attic on Queen Street” by Karen White.

There are many new titles in Junior Easy including “The Smart Cookie” by Jory John, “Leilong the Library Bus” by Julia Liu, “Queen on Our Corner” by Lucy Christopher, and “Cows Go Boo!”  by Steve Webb.

Story Hour times for February are Friday, February 11 and Friday, February 25, from 10:15 – 11:15 am.  If you have children five years of age or younger, they are welcome to attend. Children 3 or under must be attended by an adult. We have a wonderful group of story hour leaders that always have fun activities planned!  Thank you to The Literacy Committee and volunteers!

Book club will be held Tuesday, February 1 at 10:00 am. The title is “The Book of Lost Names” by Kristin Harmel.  Inspired by an astonishing true story from World War II, a young woman with a talent for forgery helps hundreds of Jewish children flee the Nazis in this historical novel.  If you are interested, stop in and pick up a copy of the book.

The library has free wifi, 2 computers, a fax machine and a copy machine for public use.

Regular library hours are:

            10 am until 6 pm Monday through Thursday,

            10 am to 5 pm on Fridays and

            Saturdays from 10 am until 4 pm.

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