News from the Pierson Library

Don’t forget: Pierson Library will be closed in celebration of the Thanksgiving Holiday for two days: Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23.  We will resume normal hours on Saturday Nov. 24. The Staff and Trustees of the Pierson Library would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

Upcoming programs in the Pierson Library youth area:                                                                                           Movie afternoons will be returning for another season!  On Thursday afternoons you can once again stop in to the library to watch a movie and enjoy a free snack with friends and family. We will kick off things on Thursday, Nov. 29 with a screening of Disney Pixar’s “Brave,” rated PG. All movies will begin at 3:15 pm.

Tuesday Crafternoons are back again for the holiday season. Join us to build handmade gifts for friends and family.  The first Crafternoon will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 3:15 pm. Participants will build a festive winter centerpiece. Younger children should have a parent on hand to help with the construction.

“The Sisters Brothers” by Patrick de Witt

Review by Gene Schinto

“The Sisters Brothers” is a gun-blazing comic Western in the style of Larry McMurtry at his best. Here you will come upon less physical humor and more wit. Eli and Charlie Sisters are guns for hire in the American frontier of the 1850s. Eli is more introspective than his violent older brother, but he can go from meditative to homicidal in seconds.

A powerful man known to them as “The Commodore” has ordered the brothers to kill Herman Warm, a man he claims has robbed him. Eli and Charlie leave Oregon City for Sacramento where Warm is mining gold. Their odyssey through the Old West will introduce them to gamblers, drunks, prostitutes, Indians, thieves, and killers like themselves.

Patrick de Witt’s two unlikely protagonists, though probable psychopaths, just might win you over. What can truly be said of this book is that there is never a dull moment.

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