Free karaoke evening for all ages next Thursday

PREVIEW columnist and the library staff

Please join us for a free evening of karaoke next Thursday, Jan. 23, from 5:30-7 p.m. We’ll have music for a wide range of audiences from children to adults for you to sing along with.

Kids’ music will include modern pop and cult classics like “YMCA.” We also will have CDs that will include country and, hopefully, musicals, as well.

Extinguish the winter blues by singing karaoke songs with friends and family. Light snacks will be provided.

Library closure

Please note that the library will be closed for staff training on Monday, Jan. 20. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Art fun for kids tomorrow

Kids in the first through third grades are invited to join us tomorrow (Friday, Jan. 17) from 2-3 p.m. to have fun with art. You’ll always do something different and have something neat to take home.

Free movies for adults

Every Friday at 10 a.m., you are invited for coffee, donuts and a movie for adults from the 1950s or 1960s. The movie for tomorrow (Friday, Jan. 17) is “On the Waterfront” about an ex-prize fighter (Marlon Brando) who struggles to stand up to corrupt union bosses.

Free technology classes

Meg Wempe is available for the highly popular Tech Tuesdays and Thursdays sessions 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and 3-5 p.m. Thursdays. Join her for one-on-one, informal help with your computer or tablet issues. A more formal session on PowerPoint basics requiring registration takes place next Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Learn how to create a slideshow for your organization, presentation or school needs.

Free teen gaming

Every Tuesday from 4-5:30 p.m. we host teen gaming — X-box, Wii, board games and Pokemon card battles, and you are welcome to bring other trading card battle games. Snacks are provided.


“The Set-Up” is a boxing movie. “The Conjuring” is an R-rated movie based on the case files of the Warrens. “Piece of Cake” follows RAF fighter pilots in World War II. “The Little Mermaid” is the Disney classic. A Turner Classic Films collection includes “East of Eden,” “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “Rebel Without a Cause.”


“Hunt the Falcon” by Don Mann is the latest in the Seal Team Six Thomas Crocker thriller series. “Sinister” is a mystery written by three bestselling authors — Lisa Jackson, Nancy Bush and Rosalind Noonan. “The Prince of Risk” by Christopher Reich documents the aftermath of the murders of the New York Stock Exchange CEO and the head of the Federal Reserve. “Hostage” by Kay Hooper is a suspense story set in the Appalachians.

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“Command Authority” by Tom Clancy is a spy story featuring Jack Ryan, Jr. “Ghost Gone Wild” by Carolyn Hart is the latest in the Bailey Ruth Ghost series. “Innocence” by Dean Koontz blends mystery, mysticism and suspense. “Fallen Women” by Sandra Dallas is a mystery set in Denver. “Dust” by Patricia Cromwell is the latest in the series featuring coroner Kay Scarpetta. We have six new westerns: “Mundy’s Law” by Monty McCord; “Ralph Compton: The Hunted” by Matthew P Mayo; “Bladen Cole: Bounty Hunter” by Bill Yenne; “The Texans” by Brett Cogburn; “Day of the Wolf” by Charles G. West; and “Black Mesa” by Ralph Cotton.

Thrillers and mysteries 

“Murder and Moonshine” is the first in a new small-town mystery series by Carol Miller.

Other new fiction

“Ghost Gone Wild” by Carolyn Hart is the latest in the Bailey Ruth Ghost series. “Reckless Love” by Elizabeth Lowell is a western romance. “The Flame Throwers” by Rachael Kushner tells of a young artist in New York and Rome in the mid-1970s.


“Things That Matter” by Pulitzer Prize-winner Charles Krauthammer is a collection of columns and essays by this conservative writer. “The Everything Store” by Brad Stone is the story of the creation of Amazon and its visionary founder Jeff Bezos. “Crucial Conversations” is a revision to the bestselling classic that helps you take the lead in any tough conversations. “My Promised Land” by Middle East journalist Ari Shavit is a personal and historical look at the triumph and tragedy of Israel. “The Sandwich Generation’s Guide to Eldercare” offers concrete advice to help you simultaneously care for your kids and your parents.

Quotable Quote

According to Smithsonian magazine, William Shakespeare is credited with creating some 1,700 words still in use today after 400 years. The most popular include pageantry, assassination, moonbeam, zany, gossip, eyeball and critic.

Thanks to our donors

For books and materials this week, we thank Medora Bass, Diana Jaworskyj, Megan Little, Jerry Versaw and several anonymous donors.


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This story was posted on January 16, 2014.