Don’t Forget!

DON’T FORGET!!!
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!

August Adult Book Club

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.
SYNOPSIS…
#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.

Final Winners of the Calendar Raffle

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!!

Today’s Calendar Raffle Ticket Winners

Congratulations to the following calendar raffle ticket winners!! July 21 winner of $100 is Angie Nosbusch, July 22 winner of $150 is Connie Feistner, July 23 winner of $75 is Matt Hiedeman, and today’s winner of $50 is Mike Jorgenson. Thank you all for your support in the Graceville Public Library!

 

Today Calendar Raffle Winner

Congratulations to today’s raffle ticket winner of $75 Missy Sigler! Thank you for your support in the library!



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.

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