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A New Coat of Paint!

paint and paint can

 

 

 

 

 

 

You may have seen our painters working around the building. The children's area inside is getting a fresh coat of paint and our outside "Library" sign is getting painted also. So the building will be looking great! Take time to look and enjoy it!

 

 

 

 

Ronald McDonald's Coming!

picture of clown

 

Every summer, our kids love to see Ronald McDonald coming. He tells corny jokes and does some magic. Most of all, he makes our kids laugh! So come see him, this Wed. at 3 pm in the children's area.

 

Sidetracked

Swedish inspector Kurt Wallander is called out to a farm where a young girl has been seen hiding in the field. He is stunned when she sets herself on fire. While he is dealing with the aftermath of that, a former justice minister is found murdered and scalped. Soon he and his team are searching for a serial killer who has murdered four men, seemingly unconnected with each other.

A Pedigree to Die For

I picked this up as it’s featured on our e-book page as a Big Read. This means that the library has been provided with unlimited copies of this e-book. If you like to download your books, A Pedigree to Die For is a quick, fun read.  It all starts when show dog owner Max Turnbull dies, leaving his wife and seven pedigreed poodles. His wife, Peg, suspects murder and the only clue is that one of the dogs, Beau, is missing.

Zombies!

cartoon picture of zombie

 

Do you have what it takes to survive the zombie apocalypse? Let's find out? We'll test our strategy and running for our life skills in the first part of the program. Then we'll head next door to the park for a competition between the zombies and the survivors! Who will win? Come and check it out on  Monday, June 2 at 3 pm.

 

Edgar Nominees

Here are the Edgar nominees for the Best Paperback Original:

The Guilty One by Lisa Ballantyne

 

Guilty One

 

More Edgar Nominees

Here are some more Edgar nominees to check out. These are for the Best First Novel by an American author.

The Resurrectionist by Matthew Guinn (W.W. Norton)
 Ghostman by Roger Hobbs (Alfred A. Knopf)
Rage Against the Dying by Becky Masterman (Minotaur Books)
Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews (Simon & Schuster - Scribner)
Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight (HarperCollins Publishers

 

cover of Reconstructing Amelia

 

Edgar Awards!

The Mystery Writers of America have announced the nominees for the 2014 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, and non-fiction published in 2013. The Edgar Awards will be presented to the winners on  May 1, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York
City. Since most of us can’t be there, I thought I’d pass along the nominees so you can check them out!

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches

Our twelve year old detective, Flavia de Luce, lives on her family’s run down estate in post WWII England. At the beginning of The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches she is awaiting the return of her mother who disappeared years ago. While she is with the rest of her family at the train station a man tries to speak to Flavia. Then he suddenly falls under the train. Or is he pushed? Flavia is charming as always, cynical and witty, yet young enough to give her bike a name and personality. Secrets about Flavia’s family are revealed and the stage is set for future stories. 

Come get a free Book!

The Friends of the Aldine Library and World Book Night US are giving away free copies of Same Difference by Derek Kirk Kim. They do this to spread the love of reading. So come by on Wed. April 23 at 3 pm to get your free copy! First come, first served! Come early as supplies are limited!

Same Difference

 

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