New Books and Movies – June 2019

New Books:
The Alice Network
by Kate Quinn

The American Agent
by Jacqueline Winspear

An Old Man Squawks
by Peter Lederman

Anne of Kleve, the Princess in the Portrait
by Alison Weir

Baby of the Family
by Maura Roosevelt

The Big Kahuna
by Janet Evanovich

Black Elk Speaks
by Black Elk

Blessing in Disguise
by Danielle Steel

Catskill Day Hikes for All Seasons
by Carol & David White

Daisy Jones and the Six
by Taylor Jenkins Reid

18th Abduction
by James Patterson

Everything in its Place
byOliver Sacks

First
by Evan Thomas

The Five
by MHallie Rubenhold

The Flight Portfolio
by Julie Orringer

Game of Bones
by Carolyn Haines

Gettysburg
by Newt Gingrich

The Huntress
by Kate Quinn

Lost and Wanted
by Nell Freudenberger

Machines Like Me
by Ian McEwan

Miracle Creek
by Angie Kim

Mistress of the Ritz
by Melanie Benjamin

The Mother-in-Law
by Sally Hepworth

Naamah
by Sarah Blake

The Never Game
by Jeffrey Deaver

Normal People
by Sally Rooney

The Paris Diversion
by Chris Pavone

The Pioneers
by David G. McCullough

The Power
by Naomi Alderman

Resistance Women
by Jennifer Chiaverini

The Road to Character
by David Brooks

Run Away
by Harlan Coben

The Satapul Moonstone
by Sujata Massey

Women Talking
by Miriam Toews

New Movies
Crazy Rich Asians
A Dog’s Way Home
The Nice Guy

Library Notes – June 2019

Come one, come all to the Andes Public Library Annual Party on Sunday, June 2nd from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  As always, there will be sweet and savory treats, many interesting characters to converse with, live music provided by our very own library talent pool, and a chance for those who love and use our library on a regular basis to all gather as a community. 

     This year the town of Andes is celebrating its Bicentennial Anniversary and thanks to an O’Connor Youth Grant, the library was happy to provide one of the first of many Bicentennial events to be held throughout the summer.  The Old Fashioned Barn Dance held at Andes Central School brought over sixty people, young and old, out to sample the chili dinner, participate in group dances from around the world led by Peter, Paul, George, and our very own Ira McIntosh. Debbie Abbate organized and packaged a super fantastic bake sale.  Thank you so much to all of the community members who donated their delicious wares.  Also thank you to the ACS custodians and music teacher, Kellie Daino, who set up for our event and provided sound support, and to Kari Haugeto whose support and time is always appreciated.

     The 2019 Summer Reading Program’s theme this year is Universe of Stories.  Since we did a lot of space and solar system STEAM workshops for the area youth two years ago with the solar eclipse, this summer we plan on a variety of fun workshops, to include edible DNA, a Build-an-Alien stuffed animal and Dr. Seuss story workshop, and there is talk of an overnight sleepover, facilitated by Miss Kari, Story Laurie, and myself (parents are welcome and invited to chaperone).  I am hoping to have the entire summer schedule available by mid-June before school lets out for the summer. 

     You will notice from the new book list this month that Gloria continues to acquire the best new fiction and non-fiction for our library.  One trend that I’ve noticed is that there are suddenly a great deal of historical fiction that features the brave women—especially those in France—who aided the escape of those facing persecution by Nazi Germany.  There must be something in our collective consciousness that wants us to pay attention to these inspiring stories. Sometimes it is best to have reminders of the past so that we are not doomed to repeat it.

     Speaking of books, this summer we will be doing a lot of book moving in preparation for our construction project.  We will also be relocating our collection essentials to our temporary location, so if you have some strong arms and a strong back and have some time to volunteer, we would greatly appreciate the help!

     Finally, the Andes Public Library Board of Trustees and staff give our fondest best wishes and appreciation to board member, Marty Donnelly.  Marty joined the board after leaving his position as town supervisor but has plans to retire down south.  We greatly appreciated his feedback and help these last two years when it came to our construction project planning and facilities management.  He will be greatly missed by the library and our community.

     Congratulations to all of the high school and college graduates! In the words of Dr. Seuss, “Oh, the places you’ll go!”