When torrid temperatures prevail, why not retreat to a seat with a refreshing short story collection? Some of the collections available here at the library include:
Stories of Mark Twain, by Mark Twain (F TWA)
Runaway: Stories, by Alice Munro (F MUN)
Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules, by David Sedaris (813.0108 CHI)
The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories, by Ernest Hemingway (F HEM)
The Collected Short Stories of Louis L’Amour, by Louis L’Amour (LP LAM)
An Anthology of Famous British Stories, edited by Bennett Cerf
Short Stories: Vol. 1 and 2, by Leo Tolstoy (F TOL) *To read one his most acclaimed short stories, How Much Land Does a Man Need?, which is not contained in these volumes, click here.
The short stories of Oscar Wilde: found in two books of his collected works at 820.8 WIL and 828 .809 WIL
The short stories of Flannery O’Connor (F OCO)
Join us for FULTON SUMMER NIGHTS this Thursday, July 14, from 6 – 8 pm on First Street in front of Den Besten Park and the de Immigrant Windmill.
The theme for the evening is Summer in the City. The evening will be filled with fun kids’ games including a pool noodle obstacle course, bean bag toss, and watermelon seed spitting contest. There will also be barrel car train rides, pop bottle rockets and a children’s book giveaway. Continue reading Fulton Summer Nights
Schmaling Memorial Library will be closed Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.
Some interesting tidbits of knowledge concerning this national holiday include:
- July 4th, 1776 was not the day the Revolutionary War began, or when the Declaration of Independence was signed: it was the day the final draft was approved by the Continental Congress.
- Since this date was included on the copy of the Declaration of Independence that was signed in August of 1776 (now displayed at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.) and also on the Dunlap Broadsides, the original printed copies of the Declaration that were circulated throughout the new nation, it is the date most people associated with the new nation’s independence.
- July 4th was not declared to be a national holiday until 1870.
- Both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on July 4th, 1826 — marking the 50th anniversary of its original significance.