March Madness

Off the shelf

We are doing some awesome things at the library. We are having more fun programs in March that you won’t want to miss out on.

On March 20, we will be having a Movie for Adults at 6:00 p.m. We will be watching Darkest Hour. This movie is about Winston Churchill facing one of his most turbulent and defining trials right after becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain: exploring a peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the freedom of a nation. As the threat of Nazi invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour and attempt to change the course of world history. Popcorn will be provided. This looks like an AWESOME movie.

On March 22, we will be having a Humanities Iowa program at 6:30 p.m. Richard Caplan will be here to talk about Sherlock Holmes in Turn of the Century Britain. Richard Caplan is Professor Emeritus of Dermatology at the University of Iowa College of Medicine. Medical ethics, medical history and literature-and-medicine are among his areas of interest. He is a recognized expert on Sherlock Holmes and he is the founding leader of the Younger Stamfords, Iowa City’s Sherlock Holmes Society.

The stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle have inspired generations of readers devoted to Sherlock Holmes. Dr. Caplan recently published a book concerning Doyle’s famous detective. This special interest in the subject also allows exploration of life in Britain at the start of the twentieth century, as well as providing much enjoyment. Using his background in medicine and his love of literature, Dr. Caplan explores the phenomenon of the great detective’s astounding longevity. We hope you will come listen to this interesting program.

New Books. We always have a great selection. Listed below are a few fiction books to get you started in your spring reading.

Fifty Fifty by James Patterson – Same Blue stands accused of the brutal murders of three young students. Only one person believes he is innocent: his sister, Detective Harriet Blue. And she’s determined to prove it. A young woman holds the key to crack Sam’s case wide open. If only she could escape the madman holding her hostage…

Still Me (Me Before You #3) by JoJo Moyes – Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into her new job and New York life. As she begins to mix in New York high society, Lou meets Joshua Ryan, a man who brings with him a whisper of her past. Before long, Lou finds herself torn between Fifth Avenue where she works and the treasure-filled vintage clothing store where she actually feels at home. And when matters come to a head, she has to ask herself: Who is Louisa Clark? And how do you reconcile a heart that lives in two places?

The Celebration by Wanda E. Brunstetter – Lyle and Heidi Troyer have taken in a brother and sister, who were orphaned when their parents were killed in a car accident. Hoping to help the children adapt and make friends, Heidi decides to hold a series of cooking classes for kids. But kids are always accompanied by an adult–and that is where the trouble arises.

Stop at the library for more. Happy reading.