September 8: Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult (Fiction)
A carnival rolls in sometime after the midnight hour on a chill Midwestern October eve, ushering in Halloween a week before its time. Cooger & Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show has come to Green Town, Illinois, to destroy every life touched by its strange and sinister mystery. And two inquisitive boys standing precariously on the brink of adulthood will soon discover the secret of the satanic raree-show's smoke, mazes, and mirrors, as they learn all too well the stuff of nightmare
Next month's selection:
October 6: Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury (Science Fiction)
font size="2">September 3: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
Set in the conformist 1950s and reaching back to span two world wars, Ellen Baker’s superb novel is the story of a newlywed who falls in love with a grand abandoned house and begins to unravel dark secrets woven through the generations of a family. An unforgettable novel about small-town life and big matters of the heart.
Next month's selection:
October 1: Keeping the House by Ellen Baker
November 5: Stolen Lives by Malika Oufkir
December 3: The Orange Blossom Special by Betsy Carter
Do you have what it takes to become a Wii Champion?
Do you excel at Wii Bowling, Wii Tennis, Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero or Super Smash Brothers Brawl?
Come test your skill against other teens ages 12 and up for a chance to become a Lester Public Library Wii Champion. One champion will be selected for each of the above games.
Champions will then compete with other teens from Manitowoc, Kiel, Chilton, New Holstein and Brillion at a tournament this fall. Winners from that tournament will then compete with teen across the state!
To participate you must be at least 12 years old, have a valid library card and compete at LPL during one of the following game times:
·Tuesday, August 26: Guitar Hero
Game Times: Tuesdays - 5:30 PM Fridays - 1:00 PM
Participants with the highest score for each game will be declared champion. Rules for each game will be discussed during game time. Scores will be kept track of on a master sheet. Participants may compete at any tournament they wish but may only represent LPL for one game. Participants do not have to be present for both tournaments in their game of choice. The Wii is available for practice on Fridays during the summer when no tournament is scheduled (1:00-5:15PM.)
You have saved your book bucks all summer, bring them to the carnival and use them as tickets. Face painting, tattoos, dead flies game, thumbprint art with local artist Dean Konop, popcorn and much more!
Tickets will also be available for $.25 with the proceeds going to the Friends of the Lester Public Library. No registration required.
Hmong festival this Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23-24, 2008
Everyone is invited to attend the Manitowoc County Hmong Festival on Staturday and Sunday August 23rd and 24th, at Silver Creek Park, Manitowoc, Wisconsin. The event will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm both days.
There will fe bood, cultural dance and many other activities throughout the day. For more information contact the Hmong Community Center at 920-684-1228.
To view more photos from last year's festival, please follow this link:
Spend the afternoon with other teens in 6th-12th grade playing Texas Hold ’em poker. Easy to learn and fun to play. Prizes for best hand and most chips. You do not have to know how to play to join in, we will teach you. No registration required. Pizza & Soda provided.
Can you survive a night in the library? Compete with other 6th-12th graders in a variety of challenges to become Lester Public Library’s Survivor Champion. There will be only one winner. No registration required, snacks and soda provided. This program will be over by approximately 9:30 PM.
The 2008 Annual Community Care Day is this Thursday, August 7, 9 am to 4 pm. Community Care Day allows everyone to get a closer look at the groups and organizations that provide health, safety and service to our community. Don't miss the 'ping pong ball drop' at 2 pm!
Community Care Day is held in Two Rivers' Central Park and coincides with the Two Rivers Business Association's Maxwell Street Day Sidewalk Sale.