Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Grinch is coming to the Big Sky Community Library!

A One-Person Theatrical Rendition of Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!"

Please join us on December 21st at 2:00 pm for our annual Holiday Open House as Kate Bryan brings to life the characters the "Grinch," the "Narrator," and "Little Cindy Lou Who."

Preschool Story Hour!

Parents! Don't forget to bring your little ones to story hour!

When: Monday's at 10:30 am

Where: Big Sky Community Library!

We will be reading books, doing crafts, playing games and having snacks! This week's story hour theme is Thanksgiving. See you then!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

New books at the library!

A Mercy: A Novel By Toni Morrison
Florens, a sixteen-year-old slave on a Virginia plantation is given to a Dutch trader named Jacob Vaark as payment for a debt owed to Vaark by her master, and moves to his small Northern farm where her presence is felt keenly by Vaark's childless wife Rebekka, Native American servant Lina, and Sorrow, a foundling.

American Lion By Jon Meacham
Details the life of the seventh President of the United States, Andrew Jackson, and focuses on his political actions and choices that shaped the White House and inspired the later presidents--including Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and others.

Divine Justice By David Baldacci
Former CIA assassin Oliver Stone, having assassinated the two men who were responsible for the death of his wife and being hunted by friends and enemies, finds himself embroiled in the secrets of a small Virginia mining town and falling for a widow.

Testimony By Anita Shreve
When a sex scandal breaks out at a New England boarding school, a videotape triggers the involvement of men, women, and teenagers, including the headmaster, a young boy who made a mistake, and his mother, while everybody looks for a person to blame.

The Longest Trip Home: A Memoir By John Grogan
Bestselling author John Grogan reflects on his life, discussing his childhood, adulthood, illness, faith, family, and identity.

A Most Wanted Man By John Le Carre’
In Hamburg, Annabel, a civil rights lawyer, works to prevent Issa, a Muslim who is in Germany for mysterious purposes, from being deported, but in doing so she risks her own career and personal safety, and when Tommy Brue, a sixty-year-old British private banker, gets involved, German Intelligence takes an active interest.

Just After Sunset By Stephen King
Collects twelve short stories by Stephen King on the theme of relationships, including new stories and previously released material such as "The Gingerbread Girl," "The Things They Left Behind," and "The Cat from Hell."

Call Me Ted By Ted Turner with Bill Burke
An innovative entrepreneur, outspoken non-conformist, and groundbreaking philanthropist, Ted now, for the first time, reveals his personal story.

Samuel Adams: A Life By Ira Stoll
A comprehensive biography of founding father Samuel Adams, that chronicles his life, political ideals, and participation and influence in the American fight for independence.

The Hour I First Believed By Wally Lamb
After his wife Maureen, a nurse at Columbine High School survived the 1999 student shooting incident, Caelum Quirk moves her to his family's farm in Three Rivers, but while Maureen struggles to recover her sanity, Caelum unearths old diaries, letters, and newspapers--representing five generations of his family's history--hidden in the house.

Traitor To His Class By H.W. Brands
A biography of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the thirty-second president of the United States, discussing his formative years, the influence of his mother, his relationship with his wife Eleanor, his leadership during the Great Depression and World War II, and his legacy.