The next story hour will be Friday, November 18 from 10:15 to 11:15 AM. All children 5 and under are welcome! We do ask that children 3 or under be attended by an adult.
The Board of Trustees of the Heart of America Library will hold their next meeting on Monday, November 14 at 9 AM in the West Room of the Heart of America Library.
If you are looking for a good scare before Halloween, the library has you covered! We have Halloween stories for the kids, and thrillers for the adults. Or if you don’t want to be too scared we also have a large variety of cozy mysteries.
New in Junior Fiction is “Hummingbird” by Natalie Lloyd. The description reads, “Twelve-year-old homeschooled Olive is tired of being seen as “fragile” just because she has osteogenesis imperfecta (otherwise known as brittle bone disease) so she’s thrilled when she finally convinces her parents to let her attend Macklemore Elementary. Olive can’t wait to go to a traditional school and make the friends she’s always longed for, until a disastrous first day dashes her hopes of ever fitting in. Then Olive hears whispers about a magical, wish-granting hummingbird that supposedly lives near Macklemore. It’ll be the solution to all her problems! If she can find the bird and prove herself worthy, the creature will make her most desperate, secret wish come true. When it becomes clear that she can’t solve the mystery on her own, Olive teams up with some unlikely allies who help her learn the truth about the bird. And on the way, she just might learn that our fragile places lead us to the most wonderful magic of all . . .”
Also new in Junior Fiction is “Always, Clementine” by Carlie Sorosiak. “Clementine is different from other mice: she can calculate the speed of light and she dreams in Latin. The scientists say she’s a genius and put her through test after test. Clementine is proud of being a good lab mouse, but she’s lonely. Her only snatches of friendship occur during her late-night visits with a chimpanzee named Rosie. When a compassionate lab technician frees Clementine, the mouse discovers an outside world full of wonders: Brussels sprouts, games of speed chess, television fame, and a chance for a real home. But for Clementine, it’s not enough to be free when she knows that Rosie and the other mice are not. This tender, lively adventure story, narrated in letters from a mouse to a chimpanzee, shows us that goodness is something we have to define for ourselves—and that courage and wisdom aren’t proportionate to size.”