2013-08-25 / Library Lines


River Rapids District Library 227 E. Broad Street Chesaning (989) 845-3211 www.riverrapidslibrary.org

Makerspace Monday: Papercrafts -Want to learn to create origami and other fun paper crafts? Patrons of all ages are welcome to stop by the library on Monday, Aug. 26 from 2 – 4 p.m. to learn and share knowledge.

The Book Discussion Group is reading The Girls by Lori Lansens in September.

“Lansens' remarkable second novel is told from two viewpoints: that of Rose and that of Ruby Darlen, 29-year-old conjoined twins. Rose and Ruby are about to go down in history as the oldest surviving twins to be joined at the head. A recent medical diagnosis has spurred Rose to write her autobiography, and she encourages Ruby to do the same. Between the two sections, the story of their lives is revealed, beginning with their birth to an unwed teen mother and their adoption by Lovey Darlen, the nurse who was with their mother when she was in labor, and her strong, silent husband, Stash. The girls grow up on the Darlens' farm in rural Ontario, where Lovey refuses to accept the word of skeptical doctors who doubt the girls will ever be able to walk on their own. There is a great deal of subtlety in Lansens' narrative, and how the twins reveal the details of their lives – often one will refer to something she is sure the other has already mentioned in her section. But her biggest achievement in the novel is bringing to life these two truly extraordinary characters to such a degree that readers may forget they are reading fiction."

We will be meeting Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. Stop in and pick up a copy to enjoy. Bring a friend; there will be yummy refreshments and much fun!

The Chesaning Area Friends of the Library invite you to join us for Reading Between the Vines: Murder at the Library. The Friends have been planning a night of murder and mayhem at the library for their seventh annual Reading Between the Vines fundraising event. Tickets are now on sale for Saturday, Sept. 21, for an evening of fun, interactive, and spontaneous mystery. Patrons will not only have the opportunity to taste some great wines available locally but also figure out who committed murder amongst the bookshelves (a reenactment of course). Tickets are $40 per couple or $25 for an individual. Tickets available at the library.

Summer Hours: Monday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Tuesday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Wednesday Closed; Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Saturday Closed; Sunday Closed.

St. Charles District Library 104 W. Spruce Street St. Charles (989) 865-9451 www.stcharlesdistrictlibrary.org

The St. Charles District Library would like to thank our children’s Summer Reading Program sponsors: Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square, Community State Bank of St. Charles, Crooked Creek Sports Center, First Bank of Alma, Frank’s Super Market, Kokomo’s Family Fun Center, Kreative Kutz, Martin Chevrolet Chrysler Jeep, Meijer, Inc., Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum, Robert H.L. Burns Financial Services, Culver’s of Saginaw, St. Charles Friends of the Library, St. Charles Lions Club, Subway of St. Charles, St. Charles Village Office, McDonald’s of St. Charles, A.T. Frank, Brcik Family, Mary Walker, DNR of St. Charles and the St. Charles Haunted House Association and volunteers: Kathleen Wojciechowski, JoAnn Jastrzab, Paige Brownlie, and Kim Kalisek. Our summer reading program is a success because of our sponsors and volunteers! Thank you!

Downloadable music is now available to our patrons. Just find the “Freegal” logo on our website, log in with your library card and you are on your way to downloading music. Enjoy!

The St. Charles District Library Board will meet on Sunday, Aug. 25, at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

The Knitting Group will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 1 p.m. to knit and share project ideas.

The Friends of the Library will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 6 p.m.

The book discussion group will meet on Monday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m. to discuss the book Silver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand. If you would like to participate in the book discussion group, call the circulation desk to request a copy of the book.

We will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2, in observance of Labor Day.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday – closed during summer months.

Ashley District Library 104 N. New St., Ashley (989) 847-4283, ext. 1007 www.ashleyschools.net

Our Summer library hours are: Tuesday, 2 – 6 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

School year hours (beginning Sept. 3): Monday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (new evening hours).

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