Tuesday, February 18, 2020

STEAM Rollers book club for grades 3 - 5 will read BOB by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead

STEAM Rollers is a book club for students in grades 3 to 5 that meets monthly at the Cumming Library.

This month, STEAM Rollers participants will read Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead and enjoy STEAM-themed activities related to the book on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. at the Cumming Library.

Join us for a lively discussion, art, and rain cloud STEAM activities! Admission is free and registration is not required.

About Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead

It’s been five years since Livy and her family have visited Livy’s grandmother in Australia. Now that she’s back, Livy has the feeling she’s forgotten something really, really important about Gran’s house.

It turns out she’s right.

Bob, a short, greenish creature dressed in a chicken suit, didn’t forget Livy, or her promise. He’s been waiting five years for her to come back, hiding in a closet like she told him to. He can’t remember who—or what—he is, where he came from, or if he even has a family. But five years ago Livy promised she would help him find his way back home. Now it’s time to keep that promise.

Clue by clue, Livy and Bob will unravel the mystery of where Bob comes from, and discover the kind of magic that lasts forever.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Staff Picks Side Life by Steve Toutonghi - Adult Fiction

Side Life by Steve Toutonghi

A housesitting job takes an out-of-work tech entrepreneur down strange paths in this mind-bending novel set in present-day Seattle.  Vin’s first indication that all-is-not-as-it-seems is that the vacant house uses a vast amount of electricity and the lights on the television have been modified to blink intermittently but aren’t actually operating anything.  This intriguing science fiction story raises fascinating questions about reality, human nature, and parallel worlds.

Alicia Cavitt
Information Specialist

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Staff Picks Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay - Adult Fiction

Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay

Joan Lindsay’s 1967 novel, Picnic at Hanging Rock describes a mystery so compelling that many people believe it really took place. In the story, set in Australia in 1900, a trio of schoolgirls and one of their teachers disappear during a Valentine’s Day outing to the ominously named Hanging Rock. The story inspired a 1975 film, a 2016 play, and a 2018 television adaptation. This classic horror tale ends as mysteriously as it begins, leaving fans of the story ample grounds for speculation.

Alicia Cavitt
Information Specialist