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 salamanders, read a story, have a craft, and finish with a snack.
Dead Cert is the first book written by Dick Francis. As jockey Alan York looked at the back of Bill Davidson astride the great horse Admiral, one thing was different. Before his rival reached the last hurdle, he was dead. Alan knew racing was dangerous; he also knew Bill's death was no accident. It was the kind of knowledge that could get a man killled....
Frederik Backman's international bestseller, A Man Called Ove, is an endearing tale featuring the proverbial angry-old-man-next door: in this case Ove. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell,” but behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. And so when a young family moves in next door and accidentally flattens Ove’s mailbox, a comical and heartwarming tale begins. “If there was an award for ‘Most Charming Book of the Year,’ this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation would win hands down” (Booklist). Contact the library to obtain a copy and join in the discussion.
We launch the 1960s portion of our Great Directors Film Series with The Hustler, starring Paul Newman as pool shark, Fast Eddie, and featuring Piper Laurie, Jackie Gleason, and George C. Scott in supporting roles. Directed by Robert Rossen, The Hustler is a gritty commentary on winning and losing, loyalty and greed, heartbreak and love. This 1961 film was nominated for nine academy awards, including best picture. It was Paul Newman's break into playing leading roles, and after a major critical and popular success, The Hustler quickly achieved the status of a modern classic. Our film starts at 1:00 PM and light snacks will be served.
Stop by the library and find out all about Habitat for Humanity in Buena Vista County. Organizational director, Misty Sanderson, will provide an overview of current projects and volunteer opportunities. There will also be an opportunity to visit with a family that has benefited from a Habitat home. This presentation is part of Build a Better World, this summer's collaborative summer library program, and is sponsored by the Friends of the Storm Lake Public Library. Light refreshments will be served.