The Great Reading Challenge: A book that was published in 2018
Fiction: The Pisces by Melissa Broder. Lucy, a 38-year-old Sappho scholar leaves life in Phoenix behind after a bad breakup and ventures out to Los Angeles to dog sit for her sister. While alone on a beach in Venice, Lucy encounters Theo, who is part fish. Love with a merman is hardly a topic for her therapy group, so Lucy grapples alone with the consequences. She must decide if it is love that she really wants and what she is willing to give up to get it.
Non-fiction: The Year of Less: How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings and Discovered Life is Worth more than Anything You Can Buy in a Store by Cait Flanders. After working her way out of almost $30,000 in debt, Flanders felt stuck in the consumerism cycle. Her personal story of financial restraint of only buying essential items, showcases her minimalistic approach through decluttering, getting rid of numerous possessions, learning to fix broken items, investigating the zero waste movement, and completing a television ban. The less Flanders had the more fulfilled she felt. At times extreme, the story of her year of less remains inspirational.
Youth: People Like Us by Dana Mele. Kay Donovan has reinvented herself as a soccer star and leader of a clique of girls at Bates Academy. One night, the girls go out skinny dipping only to find the dead body of student, Jessica Lang. Before she died, Jessica set up a revenge website with the intention of revealing everyone’s secrets, including the two tragedies Kay left behind her. Kay must decide between taking down her friends or revealing the skeleton’s in her closet.
Events at the Drumheller Library Tuesdays:
2:30-3:30 p.m. Charlotte’s Web. Bring your current project along to the Library for some social crafting. Knitters, crocheters, cross stitchers, and embroiderers welcome! 4-5 p.m. STEM Club Try a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math project each week, from creating simple electrical circuits to building a website!
4-5 p.m. Crafternoon Jr Creative kids in Kindergarten to grade 4 can enjoy crafts and stories picked especially for them! 4-5 p.m. Crafternoon Art and craft lovers in grades 5-9 can try a different project each week and listen to the next installment in our read-aloud novel!
10-11 a.m. Alphasaurus Preschool Storytime 3-5 year olds and their grown ups can visit the Library for stories, songs, games, & crafts with Lachie! 1:30 p.m. Friday Afternoon Movies Sensory friendly screenings of family movies! Saturdays: 1-5pm Bricks & Books LEGO® and duplo® for all ages.
Library cards are free! From July 1, 2017 to December 31, 2018, Drumheller library cards will be free for all ages. This applies to both new cards and renewals. See you soon!
Admission to library events is free! Get details on these and other events at the library or by going to www. drumhellerlibrary.ca. Register for the special programs above at 403-823-1371.