Monday, September 22, 2008

Open House Celebrating the Library's New Look!

Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 4th from 10:00 to 2:00.
The library is hosting an open house to celebrate the completion of our remodeling project. Patrons are invited to tour the new layout of the library, be entertained by fun programs and activities, meet Chicago sports mascots and enjoy refreshments.

Historical Fiction

Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
When orphaned sixteen-year-old Hattie learns that her uncle has left her his land in Montana, she leaves her Iowa small town without a worry to settle in the west. On arriving, she learns that “proving the claim” is not so easy. In order to stay on the land she must plant crops, fence the land, and learn to live in the harsh wilderness. Some of her neighbors are friendly and helpful, but others are waiting for her fail. Meanwhile the men are being sent to World War I and a flu epidemic is raging. This novel is based on the true story of the author’s great-grandmother.