Great Winter Read!


It is said that Anna (Anastasia) Cayne was born in a thunderstorm. A slightly spooky and complicated high school girl with a penchant for riddles, shortwave radios, Houdini tricks, and ghost stories, Anna spends much of her time writing obituaries for every living person in town. She is unlike anyone the narrator has ever been with, and they make an unlikely, though happy, pair.” “A week before Valentine’s Day, Anna disappears, leaving behind only a dress placed neatly near a hole in the frozen river, and a string of unanswered questions.” Desperate to find her, or at least to comprehend what happened and why, the narrator begins to reconstruct the past five months. And soon the fragments of curious events, intimate conversations, suspicious secrets, and peculiar letters (and the anonymous messages that continue to arrive) coalesce into haunting and surprising revelations that may implicate friends, relatives – or even Anna herself.

Playing in the Snow

The 2006 Winter Olympics are nearly here with the opening ceremony scheduled for tonight! It’s estimated that 2 billion people will be watching the ceremonies on television!

Don’t forget that Tuesday, February 14th at 6:00PM, we’ll be hosting our very special Valentine’s Day Open Mic Night. Whether you love it or hate, come enjoy some snacks and fun in the Delaware Room!

SLAM!

Don’t forget that Tuesday, February 7th, we are hosting our Teen Poetry Slam at 6:00PM. Never been to a slam? Well, don’t worry–it’s tons of fun! If you’re nervous about performing, come along to participate as a judge or a scorekeeper. It’s a great way to meet area teens who are interested in poetry…just like you! See you in the Delaware Room at 6:00PM!!

Mmm…Chocolate

Today we spent an afternoon taste-testing all kinds of confections during Get Crafty! We voted on five different kinds and the winner was Hershey’s Limited Edition Dulche de Leche by far! Creamy and sweet, these disappeared fast! Everyone made beautiful roses from candy and chenille stems–even Joe’s rather unique flower was pretty! I hope everyone had a good time and I look forward to next Tuesday’s Teen Poetry Slam.

It’s Groundhog Day!

…and it turns out we’re in for six more weeks of winter! You can read the official forecast right out of Gobbler’s Knob. Celebrate with us tonight at 6:00PM as we watch the film Groundhog Day in the Delaware Room. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library.

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, but it’s not all roses for everyone…except for us! Com on down Saturday, February 4th, as we sample some chocolate and create roses from Hershey’s kisses in the spirit of Cupid.

See you tonight!