New Children’s Book

New children’s book related to the theme for Summer Reading Program (SRP) 2018:  If Rocks Could Sing: A Discovered Alphabet by Leslie McGuirk.  On a stretch of Florida seashore, the author has found rocks in the shape of all of the letters of the alphabet, as well as rocks resembling objects that begin with each letter.  The rocks sing to her, and they can sing to you, too.  The theme for this year’s SRP is Libraries Rock!  At the Smyrna Public Library, we are planning to hold SRP every Wednesday and Friday starting July 11th and ending August 3rd, meeting 2:00-3:30 p.m.  Ages 12 and under are welcome for a fun time of crafts, games, reading, and snacks.  We will be learning about both music and rocks.

New Books

We are delighted to announce these new additions to our collection:

Adult fiction, regular print:  A Literary Offense by Elizabeth Penney.  This is the newest installment in the Secrets of Castleton Manor Library series.  It’s Gatsby Week at Castleton Manor, the elegant retreat for booklovers in Lighthouse Bay, Massachusetts.  The manor’s owner is putting on the Ritz, and everyone is jazzed up, as events are organized, including a fashion show, an antique car race, and a Gatsby Ball.  Then, one of the guests starts receiving threatening letters, and then accidents occur that may not just be accidents….  Never fear, the members of the Candle House Book Club, along with Watson the cat, are on the case!

Adult biography, regular print:  Whistled Like a Bird: The Untold Story of Dorothy Putnam, George Putnam, and Amelia Earhart by Sally Putnam Chapman with Stephanie Mansfield.  At the age of 82, Dorothy Binney Putnam gave to her granddaughter, the author of this remarkable memoir, an astonishing gift:  her private diaries.  This is a story of friendship and passion and Amelia’s first historic flight.

New Books

We are pleased to announce several new additions to our collection:

Adult fiction, large print:  C. J. Box, The Disappeared (A Joe Pickett Novel); Archer Mayor, Trace (A Joe Gunther Novel); and Nora Roberts, Island of Glass, completing The Guardian Trilogy.

Children’s books:  Chelsea Clinton, She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World; Matt de la Peña, Love; Holly Hobbie, Elmore; Leslie McGuirk, Tucker Digs Easter; Anne Marie Pace, Groundhug Day; and Nancy Rose, The Secret Life of Squirrels.

Program by Cooperative Extension

Liz Coffey of Cornell Cooperative Extension for Chenango County will be presenting a Healthy Home-Cooking Class at the Smyrna Public Library.  Do you want to fill your plate with delicious foods without breaking the bank?  Ms. Coffey, Nutritionist, DTR, will feature “Make-Ahead Meals” on Tuesday, May 8, from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.; you may drop by anytime during these hours.  Learn how to plan, purchase, and prepare a healthy recipe on a budget, enjoy a sample, and have some fun!  This class is part of the Southern Tier Region “Eat Smart New York” Program; the material was funded by the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  For more information, please call the Cooperative Extension at (607) 334-5841 and ask for Liz Coffey.