Maureen, Instruction Librarian, can’t wait for Margaret Atwood’s new collection of stories, Stone Mattress.
A recently widowed fantasy writer is guided through a stormy winter evening by the voice of her late husband. An elderly lady with Charles Bonnet’s syndrome comes to terms with the little people she keeps seeing, while a newly-formed populist group gathers to burn down her retirement residence. A woman born with a genetic abnormality is mistaken for a vampire. And a crime committed long-ago is revenged in the Arctic via a 1.9 billion year old stromatalite.
In these nine tales, Margaret Atwood ventures into the shadowland earlier explored by fabulists and concoctors of dark yarns such as Robert Louis Stevenson, Daphne du Maurier and Arthur Conan Doyle – and also by herself, in her award-winning novel Alias Grace. In Stone Mattress, Margaret Atwood is at the top of her darkly humorous and seriously playful game.
Stone Mattress is released on September 11th, 2014.
Senior Moments if the new book club run and orgnized by librarian Diane! Especially meant for older patrons, Senior Moments’ first book club will meet on Thursday, September 18th at 1pm at the Community Center across from the library. Tell all those you think would be interested as they discuss Robert Galbraith’s The Cuckoo’s Calling!
London PI Cormoran Strike’s final feud with his arguably insane fiancée leaves him camping in his office, wondering how his last two clients will keep him afloat and pay for his new secretary, Robin. When a childhood acquaintance asks him to investigate his supermodel sister’s apparent suicide, Strike finds a distraction from his problems that’s happily attached to a check. Lula Landry was surrounded by rabid paparazzi, a drug-addled social circle, a dysfunctional adopted family, and a shifty, newly found birth mother, making suicidal despair hard to dismiss. But with Robin’s surprisingly adept assistance, Strike dismantles witness statements, applying masterful deductive skills to find evidence of murder.
Pick up your copy at the circulation desk today!
On August 20th from 7-8pm, we’ll host a workshop for parents to learn about the challenges and values of children’s tablet use. Experience new kid-friendly and educational apps, try new devices, and talk with other families! Parents and kids, bring your own tablets for assistance and questions.
Maybe our world doesn’t have magical owls that bring you invitations to go on adventures, but it does have libraries.
Living in an old house, apartment, or building? Get tips and resources to restore or improve your vintage unit without spending a fortune. Bob Cox, member of the Forest Park Historical Society, old homeowner and preservationist, presents on Tuesday, August 19th at 7pm!
Dan Epstein discusses his new book about baseball, Stars and Strikes
1665 W. Fullerton, Chicago, the Liar’s Club
Friday, August 14th at 7pm
Lauren Francis-Sharma discusses her novel, 'Til The Well Runs Dry
1301 E. 57th Street, Chicago, 57th Street Books
Saturday, August 16th at 3pm
Kate Fagan discusses her book, the Reappearing Act
5233 N. Clark St., Women & Children First Bookstore, Chicago
Wednesday, August 20th at 7:30pm