Library News: Learn a Language, Win Our Grand Prize!

Our Ready-to-Read program for Thursday, January 5, will be about winter. Maybe by then we will have had some winter.

At our December Book Club meeting we selected the books that we will read in 2017. Members nominated books and then we voted on the top 11. Finally, we chose which months we would read and discuss each of our choices. The member who nominates a book will lead the discussion on that book.

Here are the books we selected:

January – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (F) by Ransom Riggs.

February – Jacksonland (NF) by Steve Inskeep. Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross and a Great American Land Grab.

March – Mr. Mercedes (F) by Stephen King, the first of his Bill Hodges trilogy. A high-suspense race against time by three unlikely heroes trying to prevent a lone killer from blowing up thousands.

April – A Voyage Long and Strange (NF) by Tony Horowitz. On the trail of Vikings, Conquistadors, Lost Colonists and other adventures in Early America.

May – The Last Days of Night (HF) by Graham Moore. A thrilling novel based on actual events, about the nature of genius, the cost of ambition, and the battle to electrify America.

June – All the Light We Cannot See (F) by Anthony Doerr. A Pulitzer-prize-winning novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of WW II.

July – The Boys in the Boat (NF) by Daniel James Brown. Nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

August – But What If We’re Wrong? (NF) by Chuck Klosterman. Thinking about the present as if it were the past, this book asks questions that will make you think.

September – A Man Called Ove (F) by Fredrick Backman. This New York Times bestseller about a curmudgeon called Ove is sad, comical, and heartwarming.

October – The Underground Railroad (F) by Colson Whitehead. What if the Underground Railroad was not a metaphor, but a real railroad with tracks and stations? The story of Cora, a slave on a Georgia plantation, trying to escape her bondage. National Book Award winner.

November – Alas, Babylon (F) by Pat Frank, a novel of post-nuclear holocaust world in the United States. At the time it was written (1959), the threat was very real and people were building bomb shelters in their back yards.

December – Christmas party and Book Selection

January 2018 – Small Great Things (F) by Jodi Picoult. This novel offers a gripping moral dilemma which will lead readers to question everything they know about privilege, power and race. New York Times bestseller.

The Book Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Dade County Library on the third Tuesday of each month.

Interested in learning a new language? We are excited to announce our MANGO language challenge coming up for the new year!! Please visit our page daily for our #31DaysofLanguage Challenge. You can screenshot or take photos of your accomplishments and post them to our page. If you complete at least 10 of the 31 challenges you will win a ticket for a chance at our grand prize drawing.

For more information on how to access Mango languages visit our website at or come in and see us at the library for more information. Our first Challenge will be up on January 1st, 2017 Good Luck and divertirse! s'amuser! SpaB-haben!

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