A Buck A Bag! : Parking Lot Book Sale at the Library- Saturday, October 11, from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM. We’re bursting at the seams with used books, so fill a bag for one dollar and be ready for the cool, rainy days that surely will come. There also is our on-going book sale inside the Library with hardcovers selling for $.50 and paperbacks, videos and DVDs for $.25. All profits from our used book sales are used to purchase new books. Christine Bailey, Youth Librarian, will have a volunteer crew of teens working on library projects also on that Saturday so there will be lots of activity.
With Election Day approaching, the Library has Voter Registration forms and pamphlets profiling candidates and their voting records. Iron-jawed Angels, a movie depicting the struggles of the early suffragette movement, will be shown on Wednesday, October 22nd at 12:00 noon at the Library. This Brown Bag program is the story of the movement that eventually gave women in the United States the right to vote.
We’re always looking for new volunteers to provide our busy and growing library with the personnel needed. Check our new website, www. blancolib.org and click on the calendar or news and events. You’ll see we’re a very busy place.
Below, are reviews of three new books in the library.
Hell Bent by William G. Tapply is for our many mystery fans. This is the newest book in the Brady Coyne series but can be read as a stand-alone. Boston attorney Brady Coyne is once again catapulted into a murder investigation. Like Dennis Lehane and Robert Parker, Mr. Tapply captures Boston with his realistic characters and lovable dog, Henry. Mystery readers will want to read previous books by this author and the Library has several.
The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks, is the stuff of love stories only Sparks can write. This is the unforgettable story of a man whose brush with death leads him to the love of his life. If you liked Message in a Bottle and The Notebook (which were made into movies) you won’t be disappointed. Nicholas Sparks is a gifted storyteller whose characters stay with you after the book is finished. This is a book for readers that want “just a good story”.
Hot, Flat, And Crowded by Thomas J. Friedman is a book for those interested in the national debate over energy policy. Mr. Friedman contends, in simple and practical terms, that there is a convergence of three large forces in the world today: one is global warming, second, that the world is flattening with the rise of the middle class world-wide, and third, the steady growth of population in general. Mr. Friedman believes that the United States can and must lead the world in solving the energy problems as a result of the above-and has a plan.