Tuesday, July 17, 2007

"Reader Reviews"

The Handmaid an the Carpenter by: Elizabeth Berg
The author retells the Christmas story and fleshes out Mary and Joseph. She details Jewish traditions, and shows the struggles and challenges the young couple must have faced.

Before I Wake by: Dee Henderson
This was a easy read about a new private detective trying to prove a woman was murdered in her sleep rather than dying of natural causes.

Twelve Golden Threads by: Aliske Webb
A Grandma teaches her two granddaughters to quilt, and the 12 lessons she teaches them that are needed to make quilts are 12 lessons to apply in life: commitment, goals, integrity, etc.

Gideon's Gift by: Karen Kingsbury
Eight-year-old Gideon has leukemia; and 51-year-old Earl has no home. When Earl's wife and child died in an accident on Christmas, Earl gave up on life. Gideon meets Earl when she serves him rolls at the mission. Gideon wants to make Earl smile, but Earl only growls when she tells him "Christmas miracles happen to those who believe." Gideon's gift of red mittens puts Earl back on track. Earl, in turn, gives Gideon a gift that makes a miracle.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Jean's Art 005

Local artist, Jean Schuster, is displaying her oil paintings from
July 2, 2007 through August 15, 2007. Come and visit our artwall and view Jean's wonderful paintings!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Register now for the Bus Tour

The White City Bus Tour
Monday, Aug. 13, 8:50 a.m.-3:45 p.m. (approx.)
Registration begins Monday, July 2. Limited to 45 persons.

Inspired by the best-selling book The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson.
Cost $45.00 per person, cash only.

Price includes: guides, materials, site and admission/donations, lunch and bus.

Relive the excitement of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, which brought 27 million visitors to Chicago to marvel at "The White City. Noted historian and guide, Bill Hinchliff, begins with a fascinating narration and photographic slide presentation at the Chicago Cultural Center. Travel to the original fairground, Jackson Park, stopping at Wooded Island, the Statue of the Republic and other related sites along the way.

Enjoy a sit down lunch at Bar Louie’s Hyde Park location during the tour and finish the tour with a visit to the Chicago History Museum.

Bus departs Lansing Public Library at 8:50 a.m.
Bus returns to Lansing Public Library approximately 3:45 p.m.
No refunds unless we cancel the trip.
This tour is limited to 45 persons.

Please make your prepaid reservation at the Adult Services Desk no later than August 6, 2007.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

"Reader Reviews"

Hannah's Hope by: Karen Kingsbury
Fifteen-year-old Hannah, who buries herself in activities to run from the neglect of parents too involved in politics to see her more than two visits a year, learns she has a second father, her biological father. She prays for a Christmas miracle that will bring her the family she longs for.

Ain't She Sweet? by: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Sugar Beth, once rich and nasty in high school, has returned to her hometown broke but not broken...looking for a second chance. Her "friends" have other ideas.

City of Bones by: Martha Wells
Good sci-fi story of a futuristic landscape with a inhospitable climate of
sand, heat and water shortage. The hero is a manufactured species developed to live on no water in the wasteland.

Stalker by: Faye Kellerman
A Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus novel featuring Peter's daughter,Cindy, as a rookie cop undergoing the "growing pains" of being new and a woman in a male world. Someone is stalking Cindy. In a fearless, brash way, she interacts with her co-workers and finds herself involved in her father's case as well. A good solid series with good characterizations.

Exclusive by: Sandra Brown
Reporter , Barry Travis, investigates the SIDS death of the President's baby boy only to discover that the baby was murdered.