The Historian by Elizabeth Kostava (Historical Fantasy)
The Historian is the story of a young woman plunged into a labyrinth where the secrets of her family's past connect to an inconceivable evil: the dark fifteenth-century reign of Vlad the Impaler and a time-defying pact that may have kept his awful work alive through the ages. The search for the truth becomes an adventure of monumental proportions, taking us from monasteries and dusty libraries to the capitals of Eastern Europe.
The 4th Annual Kites Over Lake Michigan continues to grow in size and reputation. This is now one of the largest kite festivals in the Midwest and attracts kitefliers from all over. Come and marvel at the giant show kites, precision stunt kite teams flying dual- and quad-line kites, spectacular and colorful ground displays, running of the bols and games for kids. There will be a night fly on Saturday night and a bonfire on the beach. On Sunday, there will be free kite making for kids and another day of kite flying and performances.
Join us for an evening of Wii fun. Compete in several different games: Wii Bowling, Wii Mario Kart, Wii Super Smash Brothers, Wii Tennis and more! Open to all teens in 6th-12th grade but younger kids who know how to play may join in the fun. No registration required. Participants are encouraged to bring their own Wii remotes.
The Lester Public Library is proud to offer a new database of test prep study guides to patrons free of charge! Whether you're studying for your GED, College admissions (ACT or SAT), or want to practice for your firefighter, nursing or police exam, you can do it with this database. Available at the library or from home or work all you need to do is follow the link below to get started! (available for library patrons in the Manitowoc-Calumet Library System)
Story Circles: Life on a Farm Wednesday, August 12 11:00 AM
Story Circles are a time for people of all ages to recall memories, reminisce and share history and life experiences orally. Share forgotten details with your peers or bring history to life for a younger generation. Come share your story and listen to others share theirs. This month’s topic: Life on the farm—Did you grow up on a farm? Ever visit a farm? Have relatives that lived on a farm? What do you remember most about the farm? What was your favorite part of being on the farm? What was your least favorite part of being on the farm? Story Circles will be held once a month in the Community Room of the library and last for approximately 1 hour. Meetings will be informal and light refreshments will be served. People of all ages are invited to attend. Parents may bring children as long as the children are able to sit quietly and listen for an hour. If you have questions or would like to find out more about this program please call the reference desk at 793-7114.
Earn book bucks all summer long by reading the books you love to read.Use them to buy prizes, pay off library fines, or SAVE them for the Be Creative Carnival on Wednesday, August 19 from 1:00-3:00 PM.
Each game at the carnival will cost 1 book buck and will include games such as Pull-a-Pencil, Duck Pond, a giant Bookworm Obstacle course, a giant Balloon Slide Jumper and more! Or you can use your books bucks to have your face painted, get a tattoo, make a treat bag OR you can enjoy some juice and popcorn.
To participate in everything at the carnival you will need to save at least 10 book bucks OR save them all and do the activities again and again.Tickets will also be available for $.25 each or 5 for $1.00 with the proceeds going to the Friends of the Lester Public Library.Family and friends are welcome to attend.
Death in a Prairie House: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Murders by William Drennan
The most pivotal and yet least understood event of Frank Lloyd Wright’s celebrated life involves the brutal murders in 1914 of seven adults and children dear to the architect and the destruction by fire of Taliesin, his landmark residence, near Spring Green, Wisconsin.