March 2012 News for Albert City Public Library
March News for Albert City Public Library
Spring is right around the corner, the sun really has power this time of year. Any snow we get should be short lived. We can handle one month of snow, right? If the weather was this good every winter we wouldn’t consider leaving for warmer climates. Let’s count our blessings.
Art Classes for children and adults have been very successful. We are having such a wonderful time painting! The children enjoyed doing still life and the adults have the artist hopping from one style to another. Abby Jones does a superb job of teaching us different techniques. We get so enthralled in what we are doing and having so much fun that the time just flies by. Abby has agreed to teach another month for adults so please call the library at 712-843-2012 for more information and to sign up for the classes. Oh, the fun you will have!
Alison Carlsen will be presenting her recent trip to Ireland on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 7pm in an upcoming program titled When Irish Eyes Are Smiling. So let her beautiful pictures of the rolling hills of Ireland, its colorful cities and the crashing waves on the rocky seashore steal your heart away! Mark your calendar and plan to attend this event.
March adult fiction coming in the Suspense and Mystery category includes: Bride Wore Black Leather by Simon Green, Cell 8 by Anders Roslund, and Crying Out Loud by Cath Staincliffe. Romance category: Chain of Love by Anne Stuart, How It All Began by Penelope Lively, and Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. General Fiction includes: Perlmann’s Silence by Pascal Mercier, Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes and Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey, World We Found by Thrity Umrigar, and One Moment, One Morning by Sarah Rayner.
The All Iowa Reads book for 2012 is nonfiction this time in Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder. Other nonfiction offerings for March are Eat to Live: the Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss by Joel Fuhrman, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp, Finding Everett Ruess: The Life and Unsolved Disappearance of a Legendary Wilderness Explorer by David Roberts, Sergeant Rex: The Unbreakable Bond Between a Marine and His Military Working Dog by Mike Dowling, Fairy Tale Interrupted: A Memoir of Life, Love and Loss by RoseMarie Terenzio on the life of John F. Kennedy Jr. through her eyes as his personal assistant, publicist and one of his closest confidantes, Indivisible: Restoring Faith, Family and Freedom Before It’s Too Late by James Robison and Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and Its Aftermath by Mimi Alford.
Children will enjoy these great books: The Perfect Nest, The Croaky Pokey!, My Heart is Like a Zoo and the Biscuit Storybook Collection. They may also like a couple of Anne Milbourne books titled On the Seashore and In the Pond. The artwork in these books is fantastic! 1001 Things to Spot on Vacation is our latest Usborne book.
Just in is a book in memory of Iva Mae Anderson titled Garden Bouquets and Beyond: Creating Wreaths, Garlands, and More in Every Garden by Suzy Bales. This is a beautiful, colorful book that captures the essence of Iva Mae’s sense of decorating and gardening with flowers. Be sure to check this one out with Spring just around the corner! It’s a lovely book to use for flower arranging ideas and decorating for every season of the year.
We acquired a Williams-Sonoma Cooking from the Farmers’ Market cookbook. Enjoying a farmers’ market meal is only three steps away: shop for what’s fresh; cook with inspiration and eat the delicious results. Three simple recipes follow the description of a vegetable or fruit, with each carefully crafted recipe using only a handful of other ingredients in order to showcase the produce at its best. With this book as a guide, you’ll know exactly how to put delicious, seasonal meals on your table throughout the year.
Sounds like a winner to me! I love all the fresh vegetables and fruits in season.
Keep in mind that our comfortable conference room is available for your clubs and meetings. Just call to reserve it. A wide variety of cake pans are available for your baking needs for that special occasion.
Spring is just around the corner and we have lots going on at the library, so come on in and check it out!
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