Librarian's Corner - June/July




New Book Arrivals

Silent Spring by Rachel Carlson

This is not a "new" book but a must read for those who are concerned about the environment and its potential silent death. In Silent Spring, book that is considered not only a classic but the landmark work of environmental writing, Rachel Carlson turns her attentions to the potentially harmful effects of pesticides on the environment. Silent Spring is one of the most influential books of the 20th century and on e of the most passionate pleas for the conservation of nature and restraint in tampering with the processes that govern life ever written. 

Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey 

 Ivy Gamble is a small time investigator (disability fraud, spouse cheating, etc) who is called in by the local school of magic to investigate the death of a teacher.  The book is part murder mystery, hardboiled noir and whimsical urban fantasy. 

 The Friends We Keep by Jane Green 

 Best selling author, Jane Green writes a comtemporary novel of three college friends who reutnite for an unfogettable reunion. A wonder summer readng companion to tote along to the beach or on your summer travels

Recursion by Blake Crouch  

New York cop, Barry Sutton, investigates the devasting phenomenon dubbed "False Memory Syndrome"- a mysterious affliction that drives its victims mad with memories of a life they never lived.  This is a relentless thriller about time, identiy and memory. 

Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl

 This is a gourmet memoir by restaurant critic and editor- in chief of Gourmet magazine. Reichl changed the way we think about food ( the farm to table revolution).  A perfect weekend read for those who love food. Recipes included

Happenings at the Library

Summer Reading Program  (JUNE 22nd through AUGUST 24TH)

The theme this year for the Sandisfield Free Public Library is "Reading is OUT OF THIS WORLD".  This year marks the 50th anniversary of Man's first walk on the moon and we are celebrating with a star and space themed readng program.  Reading program sign up begins Saturday, June 22nd.  Prizes, rewards , memberships cards and fun all begin here at the Library. 

Children's books to take you "Out of this World"

Kingfisher Voyages - Space- Travel to Space and Back with Astronaut Sally Ride

Pete the Cat - Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

My Best Pop UP Space Book

Eyewitness Space Exploration

Curious George and the Rocketship

Aliens in Underpants Save the World

How to Catch a Star

Glow in the Dark Night Sky Book

Guide to Space

Arts and Crafts at the Library

Every 2nd Saturday of the month is Arts and Crafts for kids from 1pm until 3pm. For the month of July we are changing the time to 1:30 to 3pm.  On Saturday, July 13th the library will be celebrating the summer reading program with an animal stuffing party at the Library.  This fun event involves dinosaurs and unicorns.  To ensure that each child has her or his own toy animal please register at the library by July 6th.  Cost is FREE if a member of the Reading Program.  $5.00 for non- members.

Davis Bates  - "A Universe of Song"

A lively participatory program for all ages at the Library on August 3rd at 1pm. Davis Bates presents this event filled with songs, sing-a- long, stories and lots of laughter. Come join us! Ice Cream social following the performance. 

Ed the Wizard - Aliens Balloon Twisting

The summer reading program will end on Saturday with the wonderful Ed the Wizard and his balloon twisting. Come celebrate the  end of the 2019 summer reading program with Alien Balloon Twisting. It's OUT of this WORLD.  Starts at 1pm on Saurday August 24th at the Library.