2012-08-19 / Library Lines

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River Rapids District Library 227 E. Broad Street Chesaning (989) 845-3211 www.riverrapidslibrary.org

The Chesaning Area Friends of the Library will be holding their sixth annual wine tasting fundraiser Reading Between the Vines: Don’t Judge a Wine by its Label on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at the library. Please join us as we celebrate our sixth annual event! You have had five years to soak up wine knowledge, now it is time for you to put your knowledge to the test. Our wine expert has hand-chosen a selection of excellent wines for you to identify in a blind tasting. Don’t worry, the wines will be blindfolded... not you! Tickets are $25 each or $40 per couple, and will be available at the River Rapids District Library or from any Friends member.

Hey kids! August reading is well under way. We still have stickers to give away! Read books and claim your stickers! Fall Story Time begins Sept. 11, and will end Dec. 11. All toddlers ages 18 months to 5 years old are welcome to enjoy children’s literature, music and crafts, while gaining skills in listening, self-control and social communication. Choose from two 45 minute sessions on Tuesdays (10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.). Register today by stopping in, or calling the library at (989) 845-3211.

Book Discussion Group is reading The Devil’s Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea for our September book.

‘So many illegal immigrants die in the desert Southwest of the U.S. that only notorious catastrophes make headlines. Urrea reconstructs one such incident in the Sonoran Desert, the ordeal of sun and thirst of two dozen men in May 2001, half of whom suffered excruciating deaths. They came from Vera Cruz; their so-called guide came from Guadalajara. Jesus Lopez Ramos was no master of orienteering, however, just an expendable bottom-feeder in the border’s human-smuggling racket. Tracing their lives and the routes to the border, Urrea adopts a slangy, surreal style in which the desert landscape shimmers and distorts, while in desiccated border settlements criminals, officials, and vigilantes patrol for human cargo such as the men from Vera Cruz. The imaginative license Urrea takes, paralleling the laconic facts of the case that he incorporates into his narrative, produces a powerful, almost diabolical impression of the disaster and the exploitative conditions at the border.’

We will be meeting Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. Stop in and pick up a copy to enjoy. Bring a friend; there will be yummy refreshments!

Summer Hours: Monday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Tuesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Wednesday Closed; Thursday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Saturday Closed; Sunday Closed.

St. Charles District Library 104 W. Spruce Street St. Charles (989) 865-9451 www.stcharlesdistrictlibrary.org

The St. Charles District Library Board will meet on Sunday, Aug. 26, at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

The Friends of the Library will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 6 p.m. New friend’s members are welcome to come and join the group.

Explore the psychic realm with Jan Alm. Join psychic medium and author Jan Alm as she shares her experiences communicating with the Other Side. Her amazing, touching, and often funny anecdotes make it clear that our deceased loved ones are still with us. Jan will also share tips about how you can communicate with your own loved ones who have passed on. Program will be on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the St. Charles United Methodist Church. The cost is $5 per person to support library programming. Advance tickets on sale at the St. Charles District Library. Tickets will be available at the door.

BUY YOUR QUILT RAFFLE TICKETS! The friends of the Library Quilt Raffle tickets are now on sale at the library, Community State Bank and FirstBank in St. Charles. The quilt was made by Mildred Holem. The drawing will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. First prize is the quilt. Second prize is an afghan and fleece throw. Tickets $1 each or six for $5. The quilt raffle is a fundraiser to help support the reading programs and buy library materials.

SUMMER HOURS of Operation: Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday – CLOSED May 26 thru Sept. 1.

Taymouth Township Library 2361 E. Burt Road (989) 770-4651

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, Aug. 21. The Taymouth Township Library will be having its annual Book and Bake Sale. The bake sale will run that week during normal library hours. The book sale will be up and running for at least two weeks. This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year. Please stop in and support your local library. Hours are Monday and Thursday, 2 to 9 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (989) 770-4651 for more information.

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