Come celebrate the things we appreciate in our lives by reading your own or another poet’s ODE. An ode pays homage to someone or something. We will read more of Pablo Neruda’s wonderful odes, including ODE TO A WATERMELON. There will also be our usual critique session. Check it out for inspiration and join us in December.
- Escape, by David Baldacci. (FIC BAL)
- The Cinderella Murder, by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke. (FIC CLA)
- Flesh and Blood, by Patricia Cornwell. (FIC COR)
- The Opposite of Maybe, by Maddie Dawson. (FIC DAW)
- The Job, by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg. (FIC SCO)
- The Mistletoe Promise, by Richard Paul Evans. (FIC EVA)
- Wishing on Buttercups, by Miralee Ferrell. (FIC FER)
- Terms and Conditions, by Robert Glancy. (FIC GLA)
- Family Pictures, by Jane Green. (FIC GRE)
- Revival, by Stephen King. (FIC KIN)
- Hope to Die, by James Patterson. (FIC PAT)
- The Slow Regard of Silent Things, by Patrick Rothfuss. (FIC ROT)
- Betrayed, by Lisa Scottoline. (FIC SCO)
- I’ll Be Right There, by Kyung-Sook Shin, & translated from the Korean by Sora Kim-Russell. (FIC SIN)
“The Good Soldier” by Ford Madox Ford, published in 1915, addresses subjects of adultery and moral codes much more directly than was previously common in literature. It had an innovative narrative style, told in first person by a character whose confusion is part of the story. This book has been much analyzed as one of the turning points of “modern” literature. The evening book group is making a tour of early 20th century books; the discussion always includes putting the book in context of the times as well as appreciation of the story itself. Anyone is welcome to come.
Warm up at the library with a fun holiday movie! Refreshments will be served. December 5th and 12th.
Robert Zemeckis directs this animated version of the Yuletide classic A Christmas Story. The story centers on Ebenezer Scrooge (Jim Carrey), a penny-pinching miser who cares nothing for the people around him, least of all his hopelessly downtrodden employee Bob Cratchit (Gary Oldman) and infectiously optimistic nephew, Fred (Colin Firth). On Christmas Eve, after a frightening encounter with the ghost of his deceased business partner, Jacob Marley, Scrooge is visited by three spirits — the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come — who take him on an eye-opening journey to expose the truths he is reluctant to face. Author: Perry Seibert
(Walt Disney Pictures; PG; 95 minutes; 2009)
Permission to publicly show this movie was provided by Movie Licensing USA.
All library board meetings are open to the public, so if you would like to learn more about how the library is run, then this is your chance!
DVD’S – Feature:
DVD’S – Nonfiction:
DVD’S – Childrens:
The Two Harbors Public Library will be closed for the whole Thanksgiving Weekend. Make sure you stock up on plenty of books and movies ahead of time!
Thursday, November 13th, is Minnesota’s “Give To The Max Day!” It is a day when organizations all throughout MN try to raise money to help fund their causes. A number of organizations participate in Two Harbors, including the Friends of the Two Harbors Public Library, the Two Harbors Community Radio, the Lake County Ambulance Service, the Superior Hiking Trail Association, and more! Check out the full list of Two Harbors organizations and maybe consider making a donation today: https://givemn.org/donate?s=55616
Here is a direct link to the Friends of the Two Harbors Public Library page: https://givemn.org/organization/Friends-Of-The-Two-Harbors-Public-Library
The Two Harbors Public Library has received 4 ticket vouchers for Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!” at DECC Symphony Hall, January 10 & 11 and we are giving them away as one Family 4-Pack in a raffle drawing! Each ticket voucher is good for one $22 ticket to any performance. The raffle will start from November 12th to December 1st. Come to the library and fill out a free raffle ticket at the front desk. One entry per child. Vouchers must be redeemed at the box office, and the sooner you redeem them, the better seats you get. If you don’t win, we still have coloring sheets in the kids’ area that have a $3 off coupon.
Performance times are listed below:
- Saturday, January 10th: 10:30 AM & 2:00 PM
- Sunday, January 11th: 2:00 PM
Here is some more information:
Hosted by two live performers, Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!” offers an up-close, interactive experience that includes dance parties. Elmo uses his imagination to ‘Do the Robot,’ Cookie teaches all ‘feets’ to dance, and Ernie shares the fun of dance with the Sesame Street favorite “Shake Your Head One Time.” Favorite friends join the audience on the floor – dancing with fans, not just for them. It’s Sesame Street Live like you’ve never experienced it before!
- Sesame Street Live is a larger-than-life, musical touring stage production featuring Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie…and more. Each performance is 90 minutes of singing, dancing and audience participation, including a 15-minute intermission. The perfect length for very young children!
- Three (3) delightful performances! Tickets on-sale October 1 at the box office and all Ticketmaster locations.
***Tonight’s Evening Book Group has been canceled and rescheduled for Monday, November 17th, 6:30 PM due to the weather.***
“Return of the Soldier” by Rebecca West
The evening book group is continuing to explore books of the early 1900’s. Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West was one of the few novels about The Great War (World War I) to be written during the war; many came later. The Soldier in question, Chris Baldry, has returned with amnesia and is living in the memory of the times before the war and before many other changes in England and in his own life. Different forms of love, shifts in class structure, and yearning for simpler times all play a part in this novel.
Copies of the book are available at the library front desk; everyone is welcome to join in on the discussion.