Books

Cozy Mysteries!

Come hear about cozy mysteries!

Monday, Dec. 3     1:30 pm to 3 pm

Laura Bradford, author of the Amish mystery series, and Lynn Cahoon, author of the Cat Latimer mystery series, will be here to visit with us. They will talk about how they research their topics, how they create wonderful mysteries, and their latest books. Copies will be available for purchase and signing.

 

The Page Turners

Spy ChristmasTitle to be discussed: The spy who came for Christmas by David Morrell.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, December 11, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "As holiday celebrations take place in Santa Fe, Agent Paul Kagan is on the run with a baby the Russian mafia wants to destroy and turns to a mother and her young son for help during a violent night where they all must work together to keep the child safe from harm."

Crosby Book Club Meets Friday, November 16 @ 2 pm

In recognition of National Aviation History Month, Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, November 16 at 2 pm to discuss The Wright Brothers, by David McCullough.  How did two young men growing up in a house with no running water,  electricity, or money, and who never even earned high school diplomas manage to become the first to fly?  McCullough deftly tells the full story of the bicycle shop craftsmen from Dayton Ohio, whose genius and perserverance made it possible for them to dramatically change the course of history.  

Treating People with Kindness

Let’s talk about kindness. There’s a lot of negativity being thrown around these days, and sometimes it’s hard to be empathetic and keep your head up. But, as the old adage says, it cost nothing to be kind. It’s not easy, I’m well aware--it takes courage to be kind in the face of everything the world may throw at you and, sometimes, we need a little help remembering how. So, here are a few titles, for the youngest all the way up to the oldest, to help us remember that, even when things seem insurmountable, a little bit of kindness can go a very long way. 

 

 

 

Celebrate Holidays with the Library

 Now that November has come around, we are all preparing for Thanksgiving, that big holiday at the end of the month. However, there are a lot of other holidays this month that just get overlooked in our turkey preparation. Yeah, Thanksgiving is fun, but should it so blatantly overshadow Have a Party with Your Bear Day (Yeah, look it up. It’s worth a Google)? Or what about the equally important National Fast Food Day? Should that be passed over for a holiday that we just go and eat food? We agree with you that it should absolutely not! So, to help correct this egregious oversight, we at the library are happy to provide some books to help you properly celebrate some of these other holidays (as well as letting you know when these are). You’re welcome.

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month- a time to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. This month is also a great oppurtunity to "educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges" (National Congress of American Indians). That being said, I've gathered a mix of titles for children, teens, and adults that explore these ideas and are perfect reads for not just this month, but year round. 

 

 

Adults - Mon. 11/12 - Freeman Mystery Book Group Featuring Peter Spiegelman

 

The Freeman Mystery Book Group is a gathering of mystery book enthusiasts. No registration is required. A new author is chosen each month.

For the November meeting, we will discuss mysteries by author Peter Spiegelman. Read any of his books and come share your thoughts or just tell us what mysteries you've been reading! Check the library catalog to request items or contact the library for assistance.

The Friends of Freeman Library support the Freeman Mystery Book Group. 

Adults - Please Join Us Monday, 11/19 @ 7 PM For Our NEW Book Club --> Freeman Page Turners

 

Our 1st Book Discussion will be on: You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott. When the mother of a teen gymnastics prodigy probes into a murder investigation, she uncovers unpleasant truths. Join us for a discussion of a story that explores the dark side of relentless ambition.

*Pick up a copy of the book behind the Adult Reference Desk.

The Freeman Page Turners Book Club is supported by the Friends of Freeman Library.

Spooky Tales for Teens and Adults

We’re into the heart of October now, and while next week we’ll have some not so spooky options for the younger crowd,  it’s now time to get to the truly spooky stuff—the books that will get your heart racing, palms sweating and mind whirring. I’ve got eight books for teens and eight for adults here, all terrifyingly creepy in their own way. From zombies to ghosts to monsters that go bump in the night, to the scariest thing of all: humanity, these recommendations are not for the faint of heart. Might want to sleep with a light on after these. 

 

 

Book Club Meets Friday, October 19 at 2 pm

Please join us on Friday, October 19 at 2 pm to discuss this year's Gulf Coast Reads selection: Bluebird, Bluebird by native Houstonian Attica Locke.  Set in rural east Texas, Locke's story about the intersection of race and justice is both suspenseful and timely.

The Gulf Coast Reads initiative encourages communities to share discussion about Bluebird, Bluebird.  To add historical context to the reading experience, click here to view an online exhibit of photos related to this year's Gulf Coast Reads title.

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