By Rebecca Bassich, Library Director
SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2018:
Join us for this year's Summer Reading Program, "Libraries Rock!", running from June 4th – June 8th, 2018.
Enjoy group discussions and fun activities centered on the joy of music as we learn about our favorite musicians and music genres together. There will be a songwriter’s workshop, concert, music film night and plenty of fun to be had.
As always, this and all events sponsored by the library are free!
Visit the library any time before May 31st, 2018, to get the full details and to register!
LIBRARY BIRTHDAY PARTY & OPEN HOUSE 2018:
Please mark your calendar for Saturday, June 2nd, as that will be the day of the library’s annual birthday celebration, sponsored by the Friends of the Malvern Public Library! There will be a silent auction for an original piece of artwork commissioned by Fine Arts on Fifth and more unique giftable items available for purchase. All proceeds are to benefit the Friends of the Library. Details on time, itinerary and more are coming soon!
GRANT RECEIVED FOR NEW HYDRATION STATION:
The Friends of the Malvern Public Library recently received a grant through the Southwest Iowa Community Foundation for an ambitious new project: its Hydration Station! We are very excited to announce this most recent addition to the library and welcome anyone to drop in for a book and a drink of fresh, filtered water at our new bottle-filling station and water fountain. We love it, and with the hot summer months just around the corner, we know you’ll love it, too!
BOOK CLUB READER’S REVIEWS:
Humans of New York
A Review by Karen Bassich
“If you love picture books, Humans of New York is a joy to read. The photos inspire and share an electric, perhaps contagious positive motivation to aspire to true individuality, your uniqueness. It leaves you thinking, ‘I can do that!’”
Picnic in Provence: A Memoir with Recipes by Elizabeth Bard, Author of Lunch in Paris
A Review by Barbara Vorthmann
“A funny, easy read about an American woman married to a Frenchman living in France, this is a modern-day story. It’s a delicious journey through France where Elizabeth and her husband move to the country and start an artisanal ice cream shop. It’s a book about the art of French motherhood, a family finding a new professional passion and a cook’s introduction to classic Provencal cuisine. Bard reminds us that life in and out of the kitchen is a rendezvous with the unexpected. I tried several of the recipes, and they were delicious. The recipes weren’t as sweet or salty as American cuisine but reminded me of being in Paris and enjoying the food.”
This title is our new Book of the Month and is currently available for check out from our collection, so be sure to stop in and check it out for yourself. This one comes highly recommended from our very own Book Club, which meets regularly every Tuesday night at 5:00 pm. We would love to see you there!
As Library Director here at our Malvern Public Library, you can count on me for all the latest on books, events, programs & more!