Library News

Did your New Years’s resolutions include giving back to your community? If so, we have an opportunity for you! The Pierson Library is seeking dedicated volunteers who are willing to spend a few hours of their time on a weekly or occasional basis in helping library patrons. No special skills are required. We will provide training you for you. We are especially in need to volunteers for the 10-1 time slot on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, from 10 am to 1 pm and 1 to 5 pm on Thursdays, and folks who would be willing to come in one Saturday a month from either 10 am to 1 pm or 1 to 3 pm. If interested, please call Carol Casey at 985-5124.

Did you wish you had an enthralling book to curl up with during the snowstorm or a jig saw puzzle to work on? Be prepared for the next storm by visiting the library in advance to check out a book or two or pick up one of our many jigsaw puzzles. For our readers, our book reviewer, Gene Shinto, recommends “Hard Twisted” by C. Joseph Greaves. Gene writes:

The story begins in Oklahoma in 1934. A drifter named Clint Palmer charms a homeless man and his thirteen-year-old daughter Lottie into traveling with him to Texas. The old man disappears and Lottie traverses the West with the man who will become her lover. When Palmer’s car breaks down, he soon steals another – or perhaps a horse. Lottie will discover that her man is as easy with killing as he is with theft. Lottie doesn’t run away because she both fears and loves him. “Hard Twisted” is a compelling saga based on a true crime. Our heroine is a remarkable child/woman forced to grow up too fast.

Be advised, though, that the dust jacket manages to be both too revealing and misleading!

We are planning our programs for 2013 and would like your input. Would you like to join a new Book Club that meets during the day?  (Bibliophiles please note: we have an ongoing Book Club that meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm. Newcomers are always welcome and perhaps evenings are more convenient for you.) Care to meet friends at the Library for a regular game of chess, backgammon, or some other board game? We’d be happy to host you! Looking for a one-time class that would give you pointers for your current project? Let us know and we’ll find a speaker who can help. Have you recently read a book by a local author you’d like to meet?  We would be glad to invite the author for a special presentation. In short, let us know how we can further enrich your life.

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