Monday, May 20

Sing-A-Book My Baby: 9:30 a.m.

The S-a-B program focuses on ways to play with your baby, promoting sensory exploration and developing thinking skills and socialization

May 20-June 1

FabLab: Lego Mania

Imagine, create and build with Lego blocks at the library. Lots of Lego blocks will be available in the Youth Department for your building enjoyment.

Tuesday, May 21

Book Sprouts Story Time: 10 a.m.

Each story time includes a range of books, songs/rhymes/fingerplays, music, crafts, and free play! We focus on five simple early literacy practices: talking; singing; reading; writing; and playing.

Wednesday, May 22

Tator Tot Time: 10 a.m.

Each story time includes a range of books, songs/rhymes/fingerplays, music, crafts, and free play! We focus on five simple early literacy practices: talking; singing; reading; writing; and playing.

SPLAT: 3 p.m.

Check Out SPLAT (Superb Public Library After-school Things)! After-school at the public library; what an experience!

Thursday, May 23

Chair Yoga: Noon

Beshka Moore is the instructor for these chair yoga sessions. Dress comfortably. Invite a friend. Sign up at the library.

New Non-Fiction

“Bad Blood” by John Carreyrou

In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup “unicorn” promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes’s worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn’t work. A riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.

“Beginner gardening step by step” edited by Emma Tennant and Jane Simmonds

This book shows you the basics you need to get your yard or green space under control and keep it that way, and gives you lots of garden ideas you can do yourself--all with step-by-step photographs. From planting decorative climbers to growing your own fruits and vegetables, these easy steps will make a big difference in how your garden and landscape look and feel. Take the anxiety out of planting, potting, and pruning and enjoy your lush lawn, beautiful landscape, and bountiful garden.

“The trial of Lizzie Borden” by Cara Robertson

When Andrew and Abby Borden were brutally hacked to death in Fall River, Massachusetts, in August 1892, the arrest of the couple’s younger daughter Lizzie turned the case into international news and her trial into a spectacle unparalleled in American history. Reporters flocked to the scene. Well-known columnists took up conspicuous seats in the courtroom. The defendant was relentlessly scrutinized for signs of guilt or innocence. Everyone—rich and poor, suffragists and social conservatives, legal scholars and laypeople—had an opinion about Lizzie Borden’s guilt or innocence. Was she a cold-blooded murderess or an unjustly persecuted lady? Did she or didn’t she?

“See You in the Piazza” by Frances Mayes

The Roman Forum, the Leaning Tower, and the Piazza San Marco: these are the sights synonymous with Italy. But such landmarks only scratch the surface of this magical country’s offerings. Frances Mayes introduces us to the Italy only the locals know, as she and her husband, Ed, eat and drink their way through thirteen regions--from Friuli to Sicily. Along the way, she seeks out the cultural and historic gems not found in traditional guidebooks.

“Where We Go From Here” by Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders reveals the blueprint for his 2020 presidential run by chronicling the day-by-day struggles that he and his progressive colleagues have waged over the last two years in the fight against Donald Trump’s reactionary agenda and for a government that works for all, not just wealthy campaign contributors. At home, Sanders has helped lead the fight for Medicare for all, fought for workers desperate for higher wages, and supported immigrants in the DACA program and children affected by gun violence. He has stood with the people of Puerto Rico devastated by Hurricane Maria, as well as veterans, teachers, the incarcerated, the persecuted, and all those who are too often ignored by Washington. Bernie Sanders shows, however, that we can repair the damage Trump has done―and create a nation based on the principles of economic, social, racial, and environmental justice.

 – Descriptions provided by publishers