Baldwin Boettcher Evening Book Club

Anna KareninaJoin us on Monday, August 6, 6:30 pm, for our final discussion of Anna Karenina, the Russian classic by Leo Tolstoy.  We'll talk about the entire novel and its several film versions.  Summary from library catalog:  Regarded by many as the greatest novel ever written in any language, Anna Karenina relates the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer Count Vronsky.  Set against a vast and richly textured canvas of nineteenth-century Russia, Anna's tragedy unfolds with relentless force as she rejects her passionless marriage to the aging official Karenin and must endure the hypocrisies of society.

June Program Winner!

For the month of June, Baldwin Boettcher Library had numerous fingerprints located all over the library. Customers had a chance to walk around, count the fingerprints and turn in their best guess as to how many fingerprints they found. Our winner for the June Program was Alistair D'Camp.  He is six years old and really enjoyed receiving his prize.

Thanks to all the other participants who gave us their best guess.

Baldwin Boettcher Mystery Book Club

Summer is heating up and the kids are out of school.  The Baldwin Boettcher Mystery Book Club will be meeting on July 25th at 2 pm.  The books we will be looking at are our favorite children's mysteries.  Remember Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, and many more.  Need a new children's mystery come discover some of the new authors and discuss how mysteries for children have changed.  How do the juvenile mysteries differ from the adults?  

So find your favorite children's mystery author or book and come join us on July 25th at 2 pm.

Baldwin Boettcher Evening Book Club

Anna KareninaJoin us as we read the classic Russian novel, Anna Karenina, this summer.  At our first meeting, Monday, June 4, 2012, at 6:30 pm, we will discuss Parts One and Two of this famous work by Leo Tolstoy.  We will also talk about several film versions of the book as we move through the story over the summer.  Summary from library catalog:  Regarded by many as the greatest novel ever written in any language, Anna Karenina relates the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer Count Vronsky.  Set against a vast and richly textured canvas of nineteenth-century Russia, Anna's tragedy unfolds with relentless force as she rejects her passionless marriage to the aging official Karenin and must endure the hypocrisies of society. 

Have you seen the "Grant a Wish" list at our library?

When you last visited the library did you notice our "Grant a Wish" list?   Right in front of our circulation desk you will find a upright bulletin board with wishes (costs of items we need) to supply our summer reading program.  The items range in cost from $4 to our expensive programs of $100.  If you are only able to grant part of the wish you may share the wish with someone else or just provide us with whatever you are comfortable with.  This donation will be given to the Friends of the Baldwin Boettcher Library so it will be a tax deduction if you so require it.  Once you have granted our wish, your name and granted wish will be posted on the window of the Branch Manager's Office with your wish and name, so we will be able to recognize your help in contributing to the success of the Summer Reading