Closed for Labor Day

Just a reminder that Schmaling will be CLOSED on Monday  for my birthday . . . I mean LABOR DAY.  So thank you bygone Canadians from the 1870’s who got really mad that one time about working crazy hours, and also to President Grover Cleveland for making Labor Day an official holiday in 1894 (even though Oregon had beat him to it having made it a holiday 7 years previous).

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The above flashback is a bit of neat history from 1910 that was published by the Sylvan Valley News in Brevard, N.C. The poem was written by J.A. Edgerton for Labor Day (Sep. 2), 1910. The photo, as it states, is of the Washington Arch in Washington Square Park, New York City.

River Bend Readers September Selection

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The River Bend Readers will be discussing the book CRANFORD, by the Victorian writer Elizabeth Gaskell. As you may know, a PBS Masterpiece series was based upon this and two of Gaskell’s other books about the changing English life in the 1800’s; traditional communities being forced into modernity. Here’s a nice piece about it: http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/gaskell/malcolm/3.html

September’s meeting is Tuesday, the 22nd, at 6pm at the library.
ALSO, the new book list covering the rest of the 2015-2016 River Bend Readers Book Discussion’s selections can be found here.

Young Adult Books – Our Freshest and Best

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THE RECKONING (Darkest Powers series), by Kelley Armstrong
THE DIVINERS and LAIR OF DREAMS (Diviners series), by Libba Bray
THE GAME OF LOVE AND DEATH, by Martha Brockenbrough
HYACINTH GIRLS, by Lauren Frankel
DANGEROUS DECEPTION (Dangerous Creatures series), by Kami Garcia
THE EDGE OF NOWHERE, THE EDGE OF THE WATER, and THE EDGE OF THE SHADOWS (books #1,2, & 3 of the Whidbey Island Saga), by Author Elizabeth George
SILVER IN THE BLOOD, by Jessica Day George
THE GIRL AT MIDNIGHT, by Melissa Grey
SHADOW OF THE WOLF, by Tim K. Hall
THE BODY IN THE WOODS and BLOOD WILL TELL (books 1 & 2 in the Point Last Seen series), by April Henry
DELICATE MONSTERS, by Stephanie Kuehn
DEVOTED: A novel, by Jennifer Mathieu
WONDER, by R. J. Palacio
I AM PRINCESS X, by Cherie Priest

 EVERY LAST WORD, Tamara Ireland Stone

BONE GAP, by Laura Ruby
*this looks good; here are some reviews

Fiction: Our Latest and Greatest

THE COLLABORATOR OF BETHLEHEM: An Omar Yussef Mystery, by Matt Beynon Rees

THE BOURBON KINGS, by J.R. Ward

RADIANT ANGEL, by Nelson DeMille

LOVE LIES BENEATH, by Ellen Hopkins

THE OTHER DAUGHTER, by Lauren Willig

THE LEAVENWORTH CASE, by Anna Katharine Green
***This once widely popular and acclaimed detective novel from 1878 predates Sherlock Holmes and is a must read for mystery lovers; here’s a review:
http://www.criminalelement.com/blogs/2011/08/the-leavenworth-case-the-most-popular-mystery-novel-youve-never-read

KITCHENS OF THE GREAT MIDWEST, by J Ryan Stradal

TWICE IN A LIFETIME, by Dorothy Garlock

HOW TO BE A GROWN-UP, by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus

EVER AFTER (Nantucket Brides Trilogy #3), by Jude Deveraux