“Osmo has been adopted in over 22,000 schools in 42 countries around the world. Teachers are raving about how their students love experimenting, exploring, creating and collaborating with Osmo.” Now it will be available at the library and I am so excited to get it out for the kids to start using. We have to wait for the applications to be downloaded on our ipad, but once we are ready, we will let you know. We have most of the games that are on the site. Click below and take a look!!~Amy
ADULT BOOK CLUB BOOK FOR JUNE IS ‘STRANGER IN THE WOODS’ BY MICHAEL FINKEL
PLEASE STOP IN OR CALL TO JOIN THE CLUB TODAY. CLUB MEETS THE LAST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT 5PM.
Many people dream of escaping modern life, but most will never act on it. This is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years, making this dream a reality—not out of anger at the world, but simply because he preferred to live on his own.
A New York Times bestseller
In 1986, a shy and intelligent twenty-year-old named Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the forest. He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later, when he was arrested for stealing food. Living in a tent even through brutal winters, he had survived by his wits and courage, developing ingenious ways to store edibles and water, and to avoid freezing to death. He broke into nearby cottages for food, clothing, reading material, and other provisions, taking only what he needed but terrifying a community never able to solve the mysterious burglaries. Based on extensive interviews with Knight himself, this is a vividly detailed account of his secluded life—why did he leave? what did he learn?—as well as the challenges he has faced since returning to the world. It is a gripping story of survival that asks fundamental questions about solitude, community, and what makes a good life, and a deeply moving portrait of a man who was determined to live his own way, and succeeded.
MINNESOTA BEST SELLING AUTHOR OF “THE LIVES WE BURY”, ALLEN ESKENS, WILL BE IN THE COUNCIL ROOM TONIGHT AT 6:30. PLEASE COME AND HELP WELCOME ALLEN TO YOUR COMMUNITY AND ENJOY HIS VISIT AND HIS BOOK DISCUSSION. THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Book club meets the last Wednesday of each month at 5pm at the library to discuss the book of the month. You must be 18 to participate. Please call or stop in at the library if you would like to join this fun group of book clubbers!
FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE HUSBAND’S SECRET AND BIG LITTLE LIES.
A “cheerfully engaging”(Kirkus Reviews) novel for anyone who’s ever asked herself, “How did I get here?”
Alice Love is twenty-nine, crazy about her husband, and pregnant with her first child. So imagine Alice’s surprise when she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! She HATES the gym) and is whisked off to the hospital where she discovers the honeymoon is truly over—she’s getting divorced, she has three kids, and she’s actually 39 years old. Alice must reconstruct the events of a lost decade, and find out whether it’s possible to reconstruct her life at the same time. She has to figure out why her sister hardly talks to her, and how is it that she’s become one of those super skinny
This event is free and open to the public.
Allen Eskens will be at the Council Room of the Community Building in Graceville on Thursday, May 18 from 6:30pm to 8pm.
Allen Eskens is a USA Today-bestselling author, the recipient of the Barry, Rosebud and the Silver Falchion Award. He has been a finalist for the Edgar Award and the Minnesota Book Award. His Debut novel, The Life We Bury, has been published in 16 languages and is being developed for a feature film.
Allen has a journalism degree from the University of Minnesota and a law degree from Hamline University. After law school, he studied creative writing in the M.F.A. program at Minnesota State University-Mankato, as well as the Loft Literary Center and the Iowa Summer Writer’s Festival.
Allen now lives with his wife , Joely, in Minnesota where he has been practicing criminal defense attorney for 25 years.
GRACEVILLE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY CALENDAR RAFFLE TICKET FUNDRAISER IS ON!!!
$3000 TO GIVE AWAY-300 TICKETS TO BE SOLD-$20.00 PER TICKET
You can purchase your tickets a the library or from a member of the Graceville Friends of the Library. The drawing is to be held June 29 at the library. Names of winners will be published weekly in th Northern Star as well as on Facebook and our website.
Author Melissa G. Nelson will be at the conference room in the Community Building on Thursday, April 20th at 6:30 pm. Melissa is a veterinarian who lives outside of Ortonville MN. She has written sevral veterinarian books and recently has publised her first fantasy books. Please join us in welcoming her to Graceville! This event is free of charge and is open to the public.
TO ALL 3DOODLE CLUBERS!!!! THERE IS NO CLUB TOMORROW!!! THERE IS AN ERROR IN THE APRIL AND MAY CALENDARS THAT WAS HANDED OUT TO YOU. THE NEXT CLUB DATE WILL BE APRIL 13 AND THEN APRIL 27.MAY WILL BE 11TH AND 25TH. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD AND MAKE THE CORRECTIONS ON YOUR CALENDARS.
CONGRATULATION TO BROOKLYN, MILEY AND CHASE as they completed 1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN yesterday!! We are so very happy and proud of their accomplishment. They each took home a bag of goodies including books, a reading achievement medal, and they each received a $10 gift certificate to Headquarters to put towards a pizza. Proud parents are Casandra and Scott Mahoney. These kids not only read 1000 books, they went above and beyond and read 1300 books!!! Way to go kids!!!~Amy