Historian, Melanie Stringer, will present her first-person living history program, Meet Laura Ingalls Wilder. This presentation features an interactive “visit” with an adult, but not-yet-famous, Mrs. Wilder. It’s 1898, and Laura, Almanzo, and their 11-year-old daughter Rose have recently settled in the tranquil Missouri Ozarks. The family is working hard to build up a new farm; times are tough and money is scarce, but better days are coming. Though she has not yet considered a writing career, Mrs. Wilder has already lived through many of the events that she will on day recount in her famous Little House books. Visitors are encouraged to join the conversation and questions are welcome in the lively, all ages program.
TUESDAY, NOV. 13TH AT 10AM
Do you have a story to tell? Do you wonder if your children and grandchildren will know the simple things, fun things, exciting things, etc. in your life? Would you like to learn how to do it? Angela Foster, sister to Candace Simar, will be presenting a workshop called “Write Your Life”. There will be 2-three hour sessions given at the Graceville Public Library. The sessions, in Graceville, will be on Monday and Wednesday, October 15th from 4-7pm and 17th from 12-3pm. This is a Legacy program and will be completely FREE to do.
Angela Foster is a poet and memoirist who teaches creative writing at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis.
Through the use of free writes and prompts, she will help you begin putting those memories on paper. You will learn practical ways to create stories your family will enjoy for generations.
SIGNUP IS REQUIRED. Please call the library to register.
There will be no club meeting this month. Your absent minded librarian failed to order this month’s books. However, I did rock an amazing poster for it. 😎
Anyway, I did get one ready and in order for November, so please sign up for that the next time you are in. So sorry about that.
For reluctant readers, especially boys, this series has really been very popular. This is a graphic novel series that will be sure to capture the imagination of your kids and keep them reading. We just got the seven-book series in today with the 8th one coming later this month. This is for grades 3-7th. Stop in and start reading this great series today!!!
A collection of the first seven books in Kazu Kibuishi’s #1 New York Times bestselling series!
After tragedy strikes their family, Emily and Navin move with their mother into the old, mysterious home of their great-grandfather. On their first night in the strange house, Emily and Navin’s mom is kidnapped by a tentacled creature. Determined to rescue her, Emily and Navin are led into a world of robots, talking animals, flying ships, new friends . . . and enemies. Emily learns that she is a Stonekeeper and essential to the survival of this world and that her incredible story is only just beginning.
This coming Tuesday is National Night Out! The Graceville Friends of the Library and Parnell Praire Gardens will be hosting a goodwill donation dinner with live music from DC Hawk. There will be several vendors there selling their goods. Be sure to come and enjoy the good food, entertainment and have some fun!
ADULT BOOK CLUB FOR AUGUST
‘Dead Wake’ by Erik Larson
Book Club meets August 29 from 5 pm to 6 pm at the library. You must be 18 and over to sign up. This is a fun group that discusses the books that they pick out each month to read. Sign up at the library. Books are available now.
#1 New York Times Bestseller
From the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania
On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were surprisingly at ease, even though Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone. For months, German U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic. But the Lusitania was one of the era’s great transatlantic “Greyhounds”—the fastest liner then in service—and her captain, William Thomas Turner, placed tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictures of warfare that for a century had kept civilian ships safe from attack.
Germany, however, was determined to change the rules of the game, and Walther Schwieger, the captain of Unterseeboot-20, was happy to oblige. Meanwhile, an ultra-secret British intelligence unit tracked Schwieger’s U-boat but told no one. As U-20 and the Lusitania made their way toward Liverpool, an array of forces both grand and achingly small—hubris, a chance fog, a closely guarded secret, and more—all converged to produce one of the great disasters of history.
It is a story that many of us think we know but don’t, and Erik Larson tells it thrillingly, switching between hunter and hunted while painting a larger portrait of America at the height of the Progressive Era. Full of glamour and suspense, Dead Wake brings to life a cast of evocative characters, from famed Boston bookseller Charles Lauriat to pioneering female architect Theodate Pope to President Woodrow Wilson, a man lost to grief, dreading the widening war but also captivated by the prospect of new love.
Gripping and important, Dead Wake captures the sheer drama and emotional power of a disaster whose intimate details and true meaning have long been obscured by history.
Congratulations to this week’s final winners of the calendar raffle ticket contest! July 27 winner of $75 is Dense Gustafson, July 28th winner of $100 is Kiane Kleindl, July 29th winner of $150 is Darlene Ward, and July 30 winner of $75 is Karol Scherer. Thank you all for your support in the Graceville Library!!
Local authors – indie, self-published, aspiring, and mainstream – can now create ebooks and share them with readers across the state and potentially across the country using free tools provided by Minnesota libraries.
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