Fort Scott Library May Newsletter

Fort Scott Public Library Newsletter
May 2019


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Programs and information for Adults

Coloring for Adults
Wednesdays at the Library from 2:00-4:00

We supply coloring pages, pens and pencils, and snacks. You’re welcome to bring your own supplies and projects, if you prefer.

Ongoing Book Sale
We have a shelf and 2 carts of books for sale downstairs ALL the time!
Paperback     $0.25
Hardback    $0.50
Other Items   $1.00 (or as marked)

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For Kids

Kick-off Summer Reading on June 5, 10-12 at the Ellis Fine Arts Center with a Space Camp Party for the whole family! We will have activities for all age levels, games, snacks, prizes, and more!
On June 11 at 10 am, join us again at Ellis for Musician Alan Cunningham’s entertaining performance.
Summer reading begins its weekly programs at the library on June 18 & 19 at 10 am. We will explore the cosmos and stories, make crafts, do science experiments, snack, and award reading prizes throughout the summer with identical weekly programs on Tuesdays & Wednesdays! Note: There will be NO regular programs at the library the weeks of July 3 or July 16, due to performances at the Ellis Center. If you would like to volunteer at or donate to a program, please let Miss Val know at [email protected]. We NEED volunteers like you!
Registration forms and fliers for summer reading have been sent home through local schools, preschools, and daycares. They are also available at the library, Buck Run, and Family Video. You are now able to register online, if you’d rather. Click here to fill out the form. Register by June 4 to earn an early bird prize (must be redeemed at the library’s downstairs desk)!

Story Time
Kids of all ages, join Miss Val for Storytime on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m.! Come for an hour of stories, coloring, crafts, snacks, and fun! Upcoming themes include Dr. Seuss and spring babies. Suggest favorites your child is interested in for us to use as future themes here. Story time photos are posted to our Facebook Story Time Album. If you would like to contribute a special prop or supplies to storytime or be a guest speaker, please contact Miss Val. Our last storytime before summer reading will take place on May 29.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Join our free early literacy program and steer your baby or preschooler child toward academic success! Studies show that children who are read to from an early age develop better vocabulary, make more connections in their brains, and form the needed skills to read by themselves much quicker than their average peers who are not read to. Sign up by stopping in at the library for your first reading log, welcome letter, and other paperwork. Take a look at our awesome readers here.

For Teens

Teen Summer Reading

Kick off the summer with A Universe of Games Party at The Keyhole on May 29, 4 – 6 pm. 
Weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 4:15 p.m. will focus on creative writing, community service projects, gaming, book club, and crafting, with a special focus on stories and space throughout the summer. Reading prizes and books will be awarded for every 200 pages or 3 hours of reading.
We NEED volunteers for our teen program. Please contact Miss Val at [email protected] if you would like to help!

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
Every Wednesday 4:15 – 5 p.m.
Middle & high school students meet weekly with activities normally in the following order: Week 1: Community Service Project; Week 2: Arts & Crafts; Week 3: Games & Snacks Night (4-6 p.m.); Week 4: American Idiots Book Club. If you would like to donate treats for the teens, please contact Miss Val at [email protected].
Community Service
Come on June 5, 4:15 – 5 p.m., to help prepare for the summer reading program over free snacks and drinks! Miss Val is happy to provide recommendation letters which include statements of service work done upon request – perfect for accompanying résumés and college applications!
Arts & Crafts
On May 8, 4:15 – 5 p.m., join Miss Val to paint your interpretation of “A Universe of Stories” onto a mini canvas and/or help create tabletop planets for our kick-off party, while enjoying free treats!
Games & Snacks Night
Come play board and card games while snacking on delicious goodies, along with soda and bottled water, on May 15, 4 – 6 p.m. Bring your own board and card games to play if you want, provided they are suitable for a general audience. Tabletop role-playing games are welcome too!
Due to the end of the school year and preparation for summer reading, there will be no TAG meeting on May 22.

For Families

Maker Monday 
Create with kits on May 13, 4 – 5 p.m. at this program designed mainly for elementary school and middle school kids. Use one of our craft kits to make a cool project, or invent your own. Enjoy a snack and water as you unwind from a school day. Please share this event and invite your friends! All ages are welcome. Children 2nd grade and below must have an adult with them at all times.

New books–Adult Fiction

Miss Julia takes the wheel
by Ann B Ross

Miss Julia’s efforts to understand mysteries surrounding an unscrupulous new doctor and his painfully shy wife are complicated by Lloyd’s first car and a newly divorced LuAnne’s makeover in accordance with a new funeral home job.

The A list
by Judith A Jance

Settling into a quieter life a decade after a career scandal, a once-high-profile newscaster is approached by someone from her past who compels her to make a difficult choice. 100,000 first printing.

The tinderbox
by Beverly Lewis

A devastating family secret hidden in an heirloom tinderbox launches a Lancaster County Amish family into turmoil, threatening the marriage prospects of a 19-year-old girl who witnesses her neighbors turning on one another. Simultaneous.

New books–Adult Nonfiction

Soldier, sailor, frogman, spy, airman, gangster, kill or die : how the Allies won on D-Day
by Giles Milton

A chronicle of the first 24 hours of the D-Day invasion shares the perspectives of a diverse range of Allied, German and French contributors to explore the conflict’s strategic mastery and human realities.

No beast so fierce : the terrifying true story of the Champawat Tiger, the deadliest animal in history
by Dane Huckelbridge

Provides a true account of the deadliest animal of all time, the Champawat Tiger—responsible for killing more than 400 humans in northern India in the first decade of the 20th century—and the hunter who finally brought it down. 75,000 first printing.

New books–Young Adult Fiction & Graphic Novels

A Court of Frost and Starlight
by Sarah J Maas

A novella follow-up to A Court of Wings and Ruin finds Feyre, Rhys and their companions diligently working to rebuild the Night Court and the vastly changed world beyond only to find Feyre’s first Winter Solstice as High Lady complicated by the scars impacting the future of her loved ones. By the best-selling author of the Throne of Glass series.

An Affair of Poisons: No one looks kindly on the killer of a king
by Addie Thornley

A reimagining of the infamous 17th-century poisoning scandal involving Louis XIV finds a young alchemist discovering her mother’s secret criminal activities before teaming up with an illegitimate royal in a rebellion against a murderous underground society. A first novel.

Children of Eden
by Joey Graceffa

As an illegal second child hiding from the world and living vicariously through her twin brother, Rowan makes a reckless decision to go out into the world for one night of adventure and becomes a renegade on the run.

Confessions of a Teenage Leper
by Ashley Little

Struggling with the fallout of mistaken diagnoses and disappointed hopes, a once-popular cheerleader from a small Texas community learns that she has a rare disease before reevaluating her past choices and navigating a difficult recovery. By the award-winning author of The New Normal. 

Four Dead Queens
by Astrid Scholte

Keralie is the best pickpocket in all of the kingdoms of Quadara, but when she steals a “comm disk” and realizes a royal murder plot is afoot, she must learn who to trust and fast.

by Claire Legrand

Revealed as one of two prophesied queens destined to shape their world, Rielle embarks on a series of dangerous magical trials that link her to the other queen, a ruthless bounty hunter born a thousand years later who joins a rebel captain to fight imperial corruption in the hope of rescuing her abducted mother. By the author of Winterspell.

by Samira Ahmed

Forced into an interment camp for Muslim-American citizens in a near-future United States, 17-year-old Layla Amin helps forge an alliance of new friends and outside sympathizers before becoming the leader of a revolution against the camp’s corrupt guards. 

Ms. Marvel: Damage Per Second
by G. Willow Wilson

A latest anthology of Ms. Marvel comics collects Issues 13 to 18 and follows the adventures of lonely superhero Kamala Khan throughout a turbulent post-Civil War II election campaign. 

Superman: Dawnbreaker
by Matt de la Peña

A novelization of a Superman origin story finds a young Clark Kent teaming up with best friend Lana Lang to uncover a dark secret in their Smallville hometown, an effort that is complicated by his increasingly conspicuous super-abilities.

Ship It
by Britta Lundin

Told from two viewpoints, Forest, a television actor who needs more fans, and Claire, a teen fan fiction blogger, are teamed to raise his profile despite their disagreement over whether his character is gay.

New books–Juvenile Fiction & Non-Fiction

Everything You Need for a Treehouse
by Carter Higgins

A tree, timber, tools, a rope of twisted twine all all things you need to build a treehouse–but most of all you need time and imagination.

5-Minute Marvel Stories
by Andy Schmidt

An anthology of 12 five-minute stories is comprised of old favorites and new adventures and includes entries starring favorite Avengers characters, Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy superheroes. 

Eric Carle’s Book of Many Things
by Eric Carle

An early concept primer by the creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar pairs spot art in Carle’s signature collage style with more than 200 first vocabulary words, organized under subjects ranging from numbers and shapes to colors and foods.

Baby Sees Colors!: A Totally Mesmirizing High-contrast Book for Babies
by Akio Kashiwara

Draws on decades of research and application in a high-contrast board book for newborns that uses strategic bold shapes and colors to promote receptive language skills and sound associations.

Becoming Shazam
by Alexandra West

Introduces Billy Batson, a street-wise Philadelphia teenager who can transform into the superhero Shazam.

by Cheryl B. Klein

A debut picture book by the author of The Magic Words and the Caldecott Honor-winning creator of Strega Nona combines simple rhymes and vibrant artwork in a loving tribute to the challenges and triumphs of a baby bird’s first flight.

Chicken Talk
by Patricia MacLachlan

The Newbery Medal-winning author of Sarah, Plain and Tall and the best-selling creator of the Lunch Lady graphic novels present the story of a clever flock of chickens who trigger chaos by scratching messages around the farm for their human caretakers.

Dactyl Hill Squad. Book one
by Daniel José Older

During the Civil War, orphan Magdalys Roca is just trying to survive, but when she receives a letter telling her that her brother Montez is wounded, she is determined to reach him and her ability to communicate telepathically with dinosaurs may help.

Avatar, The Last Airbender: Imbalance. Part one
by Faith Erin Hicks

An official graphic-novel continuation of Airbender finds Team Avatar returning to a hostile Earthen Fire Industries, where a request for their assistance reveals an escalating bender versus non-bender conflict.

What is the President’s Job?
by Allison Singer

A leveled reader introduction to the executive branch explains how American presidents spend their days at the White House, sign or veto bills, meet with other world leaders to promote peace and more.

When Walt Disney Rode a Pig
by Mark Weakland

Looks at the early life of Walt Disney and explains how his passions and experiences led him to become a famous animator and entrepreneur.

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