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Newsletter Wed., April 7th & 14th, 2020
HELLO, DENVER! The Library will be a busy place in your community this month with activities planned for the Genealogy and History Club, Earth Week, adult crafting and National Library week. These events include recycled bird feeders, outdoor story time, straw weaving, and daily drawings. Be sure to stop in for a copy of our monthly newsletter or visit our website and Facebook pages. Then get ready to have fun and learn something, too!
NEW in Adult Fiction this week Janet Evanovich and Steve Hamilton continue the Fox & O’Hare series in “The Bounty.” Special Agent Kate O’Hare and international con man Nick Fox form an unlikely duo of crime solvers, and this time they are investigating the shadowy worldwide organization known as The Brotherhood. The change-up? The pair reluctantly team up with the fathers who taught them everything to prevent crooks from claiming a fortune in Nazi gold.
LISA Scottoline tries her hand at historical fiction in “Eternal.” Elisabetta, Marco, and Sandro grow up as the best of friends in fascist Italy. Their friendship blossoms to love, with both Sandro and Marco hoping to win Elisabetta's heart. However, as anti-Semitism takes legal root and World War II erupts, the three are tested in ways they could never have imagined.
STONE Barrington returns in the pages of “Double Jeopardy” by Stuart Woods. An old family matter has unexpectedly resurfaced, and Stone must relocate to the craggy shores of Maine to address the issue head-on. There, Stone finds that a dual-pronged threat is hiding in plain sight among the stately houses and exclusive coastal clubs. These enemies have friends in high places, funds to spare, and a score to settle with Stone. He’ll likely handle it all with his usual sense of wry humor and persistence!
BEFORE you marry a millionaire…take notes from Peter Swanson’s “Every Vow You Break.” Abigail Baskin never thought she'd fall in love with a millionaire. Then she met Bruce Lamb. But right before the wedding, Abigail has a drunken one-night stand on her bachelorette weekend. She puts the incident out of her mind until the mysterious stranger suddenly appears, and Abigail's future life and happiness are turned upside down. Should she tell Bruce? If only she could “turn back the pages” of time!
LASTLY, an adventurous spirit is always necessary when reading Clive Cussler, and he takes us to Antarctica in “Fast Ice.” When a former NUMA colleague mysteriously disappears, Kurt Austin and his assistant Joe Zavala journey to the freezing bottom of the world to investigate. Amidst the perilous waters and frigid temperatures, they soon uncover a terrifying weapon: a human-made, fast-growing ice with the power to usher in a new Ice Age. Now Kurt and the NUMA team must unravel a Nazi-era plot and save the earth from a freeze that would bury it once and for all. Brrr…
THE movie business has been a bit slow this past year due to the continuing pandemic, but the Library periodically purchases some new DVDs and Blu-Rays in a variety of genres and for all ages. After processing, the movies can be found in our library catalog and listed in alphabetized binders. Individual library card holders can then check out three movies at a time for 7 days.
YOUNG film followers will enjoy “The Croods: A New Age.” The Croods need a new place to live, so this prehistoric family sets off into the world in search of a safer place to call home. When they discover an idyllic walled-in paradise that meets all their needs, they think their problems are solved. Except another family already lives there: The Bettermans.
ALSO for family viewing, we have “Lena and Snowball.” Bullied at school and lonely at home, Lena keeps hoping she'll have a true friend someday. One afternoon, her dreams come true in the shape of a cuddly white lion cub! As Lena tries to keep playful Snowball out of trouble, the clumsy poachers who kidnapped the valuable cub, and the cruel trophy collector who paid for him, are desperate to get him back.
FOR armchair historians, we have “A Call to Spy.” At the beginning of WWII, with Britain becoming desperate, Churchill orders his new spy agency, SOE, to recruit and train women as spies. Following orders, spymistress Vera Atkins begins recruiting and discovers two unusual candidates: Virginia Hall, an ambitious American with a wooden leg, and Noor Inayat Khan, a Muslim pacifist. Together, these women help to undermine the Nazi regime in France, leaving an unmistakable legacy in their wake.
AND the armchair scientist might enjoy “Tesla,” starring Ethan Hawke. Brilliant visionary Nikola Tesla fought an uphill battle to bring his revolutionary electrical system to fruition. The film tracks Tesla's uneasy interactions with his fellow inventor Thomas Edison and his patron George Westinghouse, while another thread traces Tesla's sidewinding courtship of financial titan J.P. Morgan.
FINALLY, new in drama we have “Two Ways Home,” starring Tanna Frederick. Kathy is newly diagnosed with bipolar disorder and released from prison on good behavior. When she returns to her country home in Iowa to reconnect with her estranged 12-year-old daughter and cantankerous elderly grandfather, Kathy must come to terms with her diagnosis, while also realizing that her family seemed happier when she was gone.