Nature Tots with Katie Struss, the Buena Vista County Naturalist will be here to talk about cool nature themed topics! Nature Tots is the second Wednesday of the month and starts at 10:30am and goes to about 11:30am. This program is geared towards 2-4 year-olds but younger and older children are welcome to come with an adult. Katie will talk about animals, read a story, have a craft, and finish with a snack.
Meeting an anonymous client late on a sizzling summer night is asking for trouble. But trouble is Chicago private eye V.I. Warshwski's specialty. Her client says he's the prominent banker, John Thayer. Turns out he's not. He says his son's girlfriend, Anita Hill, is missing. Turns out that's not her real name. V.I.'s search turns up someone soon enough -- the real John Thayer's son, and he's dead. Who's V.I.'s client? Why has she been set up and sent out on a wild-goose chase? By the time she's got it figured, things are hotter -- and deadlier -- than Chicago in July. V.I.'s in a desperate race against time. At stake: a young woman's life.
The Painted Drum by Louise Erdrich, tells the story of Faye Travers, a woman who discovers a forgotten cache of valuable Native American artifacts, all part of an estate she has been asked to appraise. Most of the items are unsurprising, save one: a rare drum ornamented with symbols Faye doesn't recognize. Then--without touching the instrument--Faye hears it sound. So begins an illuminating journey into the past and the future, following the passage of the drum and the lives it has been a part of. The Chicago Tribune says Louise Erdrich "writes with a warrior's heart and a poet's voice." Contact the library to obtain a copy of The Painted Drum and join in the discussion.
April's Monday matinee, On the Waterfront, is a 1954 crime drama directed by Elia Kazan. This film won eight Academy Awards, including Best Actor (Marlon Brando), Best Director (Kazan), and Best Supporting Actress (Eva Marie Saint). Brando plays Terry Malloy, an ex-boxer who is working as a dock hand on the Hoboken, New Jersey waterfront. His girlfriend (Saint) and a local priest encourage him to stand up to the mobsters controlling the the longshoremens' union after his brother and best friend are murdered under suspicious circumstances. The movie will begin at 1:00 PM and light snacks will be served.
The introduction of Spanish language books purchased at the 2016 Guadalajara Book Fair will take place at this public reception. BVU Spanish professor, Dr. Steven Mills, will present a brief program and a children’s story time will also take place. Enjoy some refreshments and browse through our new Spanish language offerings! Sponsored by the Friends of the Storm Lake Public Library.
Poet and BVU English professor, Gwen Hart, will present some of her original poems beginning at 5:30. Around 6:00 the party portion of the program will begin. Dr. Hart and some of her students will lead participants in creating poems of their own using some fun, creative, and crafty activities! This program is for adults and middle to high school aged youth.