FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY CALENDAR RAFFLE

WOULD YOU LIKE TO WIN $100 OR $150 OR $250? HOW ABOUT $300?!? ME TOO!!
The Friends of the Graceville Library are selling their annual calendar raffle tickets. Profits will buy books, audiobooks, DVDs, etc. for the library. You can purchase tickets at the library or by a member of the Friends of the Library. Tickets are $20. The drawing will be held June 29 at the library. Names of winners will be published weekly in the Northern Star, will be on Facebook and will be posted at the library. We appreciate your support!!!

NATIONAL SUPERHERO DAY W/ PJ MASKS

Come dressed up as your favorite superhero and join Terri at the library on April 28 where she will have fun PJ Masks activity books, and crafts for the kids.
Whether you’re honoring your favorite fictional superhero or the real superheroes in your life, National Superhero Day is the day to celebrate them! National Superhero Day is celebrated annually on April 28. It was created in 1995 by employees at Marvel Comics!

ADULT WINTER READING PROGRAM WINNER

Congratulations to Butch Doll! He is our big winner of the Adult Winter Reading Program. He read 50 books from January 1 to March 31. Way to go Butch! I keep thinking someone is going to come along one of these years and challenge him but he keeps taking home the title of King of the AWRP. Is There anyone who can take him on? We can only wait till next year.

Did you know?

Did you know that April is National Poetry Month and National Humor Month? We’ve pulled many of our great poetry books and joke books (some humorous DVDs too) and have them out on display. Please stop in and check out some great material!

We’re open

If you do decide to go out in this crazy weather today, we are open today. The lights are out in the library and it appears we are closed but we are open. We are having our lights switched out to LED lights.

ADULT BOOK CLUB

DON’T FORGET! ADULT BOOK CLUB MEETS TOMORROW FROM 5-6PM AT THE LIBARY!

Adult Book Club for April

ADULT BOOK CLUB FOR APRIL! SIGN UP NOW! IF YOU ARE 18 AND OLDER YOU CAN JOIN THE CLUB. The members meet the last Wednesday of each month from 5-6 in the library to discuss the book. Everyone has an opportunity to choose a book for the month. Come join now. It’s fun!
Synopsis…
For seven year old Raami the shattering end of childhood begins with the footsteps of her father returning home in the early dawn hours bringing details of the civil war that has overwhelmed the streets of Phnom Penh Cambodia s capital Soon the family s world of carefully guarded royal privilege is swept up in the chaos of revolution and forced exodus Over the next four years Raami clings to the only remaining vestige of her childhood the mythical legends and poems told to her by her father and fights for her improbable survival Displaying the author s extraordinary gift for language In the Shadow of the Banyan is a brilliantly wrought tale of hope and transcendence This un-put-down-able Better Homes and Gardens New York Times bestselling novel tells the powerful and inspiring story of a girl who comes of age during the Cambodian genocide In the Shadow of the Banyan is an unforgettable celebration of innocence and the transcendent power of imagination a work Little Bee author Chris Cleave calls one of the most extraordinary acts of storytelling I have ever encountered utterly heartbreaking and impossibly beautiful For seven year old Raami the collapse of her childhood world begins with the footsteps of her father returning home in the early dawn hours bringing details of the misery and upheaval in the streets of Cambodia s capital city It is March of 1975 and the civil war between the US backed government and the Khmer Rouge insurgency has reached its climax Soon her family s life of carefully guarded royal privilege is swept up in the chaos of revolution Over the next four years as Raami endures the deaths of loved ones starvation and labor camp she clings to the only remaining vestige of childhood the mythical legends and poems her father told her In a climate of systematic violence where memory is sickness and justification for execution Raami fights for her improbable survival With stunningly lyrical prose and instantly beloved characters.

New at the Library!

NOW AT THE LIBRARY!
Thanks for the wonderful donation! We now have a 9 disc set of a wonderful contribution to some amazing men who served our country. 2 great CGB young ladies back in 2005 Carly Dietz and Nicole Athey, made a documentary at the MOA of local WW II veterans for an FCCLA National project. They interviewed Kenneth Benson, Donald Williams, George Ammerman, Robert Taffe, Francis Kleindl, Elmer Madsen, and Kenneth Schunamann. If you are at all interested in viewing these CD’s (or VHS, which we also have), please stop by the library and see me for more information.

March is National Craft Month

COME IN AND CHECK OUT SOME CRAFT BOOKS AND TAKE HOME SOME FREE CRAFT SUPPLIES WHILE THEY LAST!!

Kids and adults! Stop in and look through the box of goodies to see if there is anything that you can use for your crafting ideas.



MN Writes MN Reads

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.

For helpful hints click here


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Support Your Library
By shopping online, you can help us add to our eBook and eAudiobook collections. For more information, visit thePioneerland Library System OverDrive page.