DIY Club is back and we have a great project planned for Valentine’s Day. We will be painting canvas bags with a Valentines theme. Keep if for yourself or give it to someone you love! Registration is required.
For a Valentine treat, we will be showing the romantic movie, “The Best of Me”, starring James Marsden. Based on the Nicholas Sparks bestselling novel by the same name, “The Best of Me” is about a pair of former high school sweethearts who reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown. Registration required.
Our Book Into Movie Club will watch the movie, “Jane Eyre”, starring Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine. Jane Eyre is the classic dark love story written by Charlotte Bronte. You don’t have to read the book to sign-up for the movie. Be sure to sign up for the next Book Into Movie, Kim, by Rudyard Kipling. “Kim is set in an imperialistic world; a world strikingly masculine, dominated by travel, trade and adventure, a world in which there is no question of the division between white and non-white.” Goodreads. Registration required.
In step with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the All Iowa/All Spencer Reads book for 2015 is, My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira. “Mary Sutter is a youthful midwife from Albany, New York, who becomes a nurse to soldiers of the Union Army—men who were more likely to die from now-preventable infections than they were from gunshots. Above all, Mary is hell-bent on becoming a surgeon at a time when no woman in this country had been admitted to a medical school.” Helen Mallon, Fiction Writers Review. You can check out a copy of My Name is Mary Sutter at the library. Next month, watch for programming around the book including Roy Linn, State Graves Registration Officer for the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War. He will discuss Iowa’s role in the Civil War.