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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!

Wed­nes­days:

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!

Fri­days:

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.

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