Library News December 2, 2022

December is here and the Mitten Tree is up for the 38 year! Donations of new or gently used winter hats or gloves for the Mitten Tree will be given to schools, who then distribute the items to children in need.

The next story hour will be Friday, December 9 from 10:15 to 11:15 AM.  Christmas will be the theme, and the children will be making ornaments!  All children 5 and under are welcome to attend, but we do ask that children 3 and under be accompanied by an adult. 

Book club meets on Tuesday, December 6th at 10:00 AM.  “The Color of Water:  A Black Man’s Tribute to his White Mother” by James McBride will be discussed.

Thank you to all who paid “Food for Fines” in November! The food donations were given to the Pierce County Food Pantry.

Check out the used books for sale! These are out year round, and the shelf is full of great titles, fiction and nonfiction. Paperbacks are .50 cents, hardcover for $1.00, or fill a bag for $5.00.

New in fiction is Midnight on the Marne by Sarah Adlakha. The description reads: “France, 1918. Nurse Marcelle Marchand has important secrets to keep. Her role as a spy has made her both feared and revered, but it has also put her in extreme danger from the approaching German army. American soldier George Mountcastle feels an instant connection to the young nurse. But in times of war, love must wait. Soon, George and his best friend Philip are fighting for their lives during the Second Battle of the Marne, where George prevents Philip from a daring act that might have won the battle at the cost of his own life. On the run from a victorious Germany, George and Marcelle begin a new life with Philip and Marcelle’s twin sister, Rosalie, in a brutally occupied France. Together, this self-made family navigates oppression, near starvation, and unfathomable loss, finding love and joy in unexpected moments. Years pass, and tragedy strikes, sending George on a course that could change the past and rewrite history. Playing with time is a tricky thing. If he chooses to alter history, he will surely change his own future―and perhaps not for the better.”

Need ideas for the holiday season? There are several magazines that are full of ideas! Taste of Home, Good Housekeeping, Real Simple, and Country Living are just a few!

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