WANTED: Your memories of Al Bell! In the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, Al Bell traveled the world and came to various schools (including Reinbeck) to give presentations. In September, the library is sponsoring a program at Westview given by Al Bell's daughters, who will give a short presentation, and have a memory sharing and question and answer time. We invite anyone with memories of Al Bell to write them up and we will display them at the library a few weeks ahead of time and then share them with Al's daughters. The program will be held on Thursday, September 13 at 1:15 p.m. Please start bringing in your written memories.
Our Voices of Iowa display from the Grout Museum is here until July 31. This consists of an interactive TV with interviews of veterans, and farmers as well as information on the Grout Museum.
New books this week include:
Memorials: Almost Amish by Kathryn Cushman and The Haven by Suzanne Woods Fisher are in memory of Mary Jans from Don and Sherris Brown; A Promise For Miriam by Vannetta Chapman is in memory of Mary Jans from Chuck and Barb Wildman, The Struggle by Wanda Brunstetter and The Heart's Frontier by Lori Copeland are in memory of Mary Jans from Bob and Barb Morrow, The River Rose by Gilbert Morris is in memory of Virgil Wulf from Chuck and Barb Wildman.
Other fiction books include: When Love Comes my Way by Lori Copeland, My Dearest Naomi by Jerry Eicher, The Gifted by Ann Gabhart, Keeping Secrets and Wild Horses both by Linda Byler, Tidewater Inn by Colleen Coble, The Stars Shine Bright by Sibella Giorello, Where Lilacs Still Bloom by Jane Kirkpatrick, Dying to Read by Lorena McCourtney, Inescapable by Nancy Mehl, The Chase by DiAnn Mills, Whispers in the Wind by Lauraine Snelling, Hope Springs by Kimberly Cash Tate, The Choice by Robert Whitlow.
New young adult books are: Perfectly Invisible and Perfectly Ridiculous both by Kristin Billerbeck and The Best Friend by Melody Carlson.
New children's books include: Because Your Mommy Loves You by Andrew Clements, Oink-a-doodle-moo by Jef Czekaj, How to Be Friends With a Dragon by Valeri Gorbachec, I Speak Dinosaur by Jed Henry, Jammy Dance by Rebecca Janni, Library Mouse by Daniel Kirk, The Tooth Mouse by Susan Hood, Barnum's Bones by Tracey Fern, City Chickens by Christine Heppermann and Great Moments in the Summer Olympics by Matt Christopher.