Silver Bay Public Library News

Reminders:

On Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. at the library, Frank Koehn will provide a presentation on the update for the Lake Superior barrels removal program.

On Saturday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m., the United Protestant Church at 17 Horn Blvd., Silver Bay, will host the Christmas Tea and Gift Basket Raffle Fundraiser for the Friends of the Silver Bay Public Library. Stop by the library for tickets.

Upcoming events:

On Dec. 19 at 10:30 a.m., Kristy Johnson will teach henna, including the history of the art form and some henna basics, at the library. Participants will be able to create their own designs on paper or willing partners.

Dec. 5 is the last day to order Christmas gift-giving books through the Friends of the Library. You can receive a 10 percent discount and help support Friends.

New Nonfiction

“Not Fade Away: A Memoir of Senses Lost of Found” by Rebecca Alexander    

“Coconut Oil Miracle” by Bruce Fife                    

“Food Substitute Bible” by David Joachim              

“Wild Truth” by Carine McCandless      

“How to Add Value to Your Home” by Scott McGillvray           

“Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Principles for Delicious Living” by Nick Offerman              

“Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace” by Leon Panetta                

“Just Mercy: A Story of Mercy and Redemption” by Bryan Stevenson      

Two Harbors Public Library News

Warm up at the library with the Christmas kids movie series on Dec. 5 and 12 at 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

On Monday, Dec. 8 from 6:30 - 8 p.m., the evening book group will discuss "The Good Soldier" by Ford Madox Ford, published in 1915. It addresses subjects of adultery and moral codes much more directly than was previously common in literature. It had an innovative narrative style, told in first person by a character whose confusion is part of the story. This book has been heavily analyzed and pointed to as one of the turning points of "modern" literature. The evening book group is making a tour of early 20th century books. The discussion always includes putting the book in context of the times as well as appreciation of the story itself. Anyone is welcome to come.

New Young Adult Books:

“The Lost Books” series by Ted Dekker & Kaci Hill: “Chosen,” “Infidel,” “Renegade,” “Chaos,” “Lunatic” and “Elyon.

“The Spiritglass Charade” by Colleen Gleason

“Blue Exorcist 11” by Kazue Kato

“Blue Exorcist 12” by Kazue Kato

“The Young Elites” by Marie Lu

“Blue Lily, Lily Blue” by Maggie Stiefvater

“Still Star-Crossed” by Melinda Taub

“Japansese Schoolgirl Confidential: How Teenage Girls Made a Nation Cool” by Brian Ashcraft

 

For more about library events, see the web sites www.silverbay.com/library.htm and www.twoharborspubliclibrary.com.