Has your library texted you today?

Now you have the option of receiving a text message notification any time an item you placed a hold on is available for you to pick up at the library or if you have overdue library items. You can also choose to receive email notifications instead of texts.

If you want to turn on automatic text or email notifications, just call 626-0180 or come in to the library to let us know.

wafflesWhat’s happening at the library this week

  • Monday at 2 pm Movie – Kids, there’s no school on Monday so join us for a movie day.
  • Tuesday at 6:30 pm Recipe Swap – Bring something you’ve made (along with the recipe) to share and enjoy everyone else’s creations! Every month is a different theme. This month’s theme will be “Breakfast for Dinner”.
  • Tuesday at 6 pm Storytime – If you can’t make it to the morning storytime on Thursday, you can come to the evening Tuesday one instead.
  • Wednesday at 4 pm Lego Day – Kids, come use your imagination to build something great!
  • Thursday at 11:15 am Storytime – Listen to stories, sing songs, and do a craft. Storytimes are open to children of all ages.
  • Thursday at 4 pm Teen Video and Tabletop Game Club – Come play our Wii, Xbox, Ps4, or one of several fun board games.

Staff Picks

Here are a few of the library staff’s favorite books.

staff-picks-him Alondra chose
Him, her, him again, the end of him : a novel
by Patricia Marx

From the book description
Patricia Marx is one of the finest comic writers of her time, as readers of The New Yorker and fans of Saturday Night Live already know. Her fiction debut is an endlessly entertaining comic novel about one woman’s romantic fixation on her first boyfriend.

staff-picks-beyondUriel chose
Beyond human : how cutting-edge science is extending our lives
by Eve Herold

From the book description
Never before in the history of medicine has humankind faced such hope and peril as those of us poised to embrace the radical medical technologies of the immediate future.

Now Eve Herold examines the technologies taking shape at the nexus of computing, micro-electronics, engineering, nanotechnology, cellular and gene therapies, and robotics, which will dramatically transform our lives and potentially allow us to live for hundreds of years.

staff-picks-dipperElizabeth chose
Dipper and Mabel and the curse of the time pirates’ treasure!
by Jeffrey Rowe

From the book description
Blendin Blandin is searching for the legendary Time Pirates’ Treasure, and he needs Dipper and Mabel’s help . . . and yours, too! Journey through time and explore the dragon-infested medieval era, the Weird-and-Wild West, and the laser-and-giant-baby-filled future. YOU choose from multiple paths that lead to different wacky adventures! You might end up finding the greatest treasure ever known, or you could send the twins and Blendin into an abyss from which they will never return!

staff-picks-fightTammy chose
Fight like a girl : 50 feminists who changed the world
by Laura Barcella

From the book description
Nearly every day there’s a fresh news story or pop cultural moment related to feminism and women’s rights…but what’s often missing from the cultural discussion is a broader understanding of how we got here — and who helped out along the way. Fight Like a Girl familiarizes readers with important figures in feminist activism in an effort to celebrate those who paved the way for other women.

staff-picks-beckhamHazel chose
The Beckham Experiment : How the World’s Most Famous Athlete Tried to Conquer America
by Grant Wahl

From the book description
In 2007, David Beckham, the golden boy of soccer, shocked the international sports world when he signed a five-year contract with an American team, the Los Angeles Galaxy. Under the direction of his manager, Simon Fuller, the mastermind behind American Idol and the Spice Girls, Beckham was ready for a monumental challenge and a risky adventure–ready, as Fuller put it, to earn his stripes stateside.

Could he pull off what no player had ever accomplished (including Pelé in the 1970s) and transform soccer into one of the most popular spectator sports in America? It was a bold experiment: failure meant a team, a league, a sport, and Beckham himself might miss their chance to hit primetime in the U.S.