Munising School Public Library
By: Amanda Draves
We will be closed Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. Summer hours will go into effect on Tuesday, May 29.
Friday, June 8, Summer Reading sign-up begins! This year's theme is “Libraries Rock!”. Stop by for more details and start logging hours for prizes. Adults are encouraged as well- perfect time to start the library calendar book challenge. Official kick-off party for ages 0-12 is June 18.
Looking ahead: Thursday, June 14, 1 p.m.- Author talk and book signing with Karen Dionne. Author of The Marsh King's Daughter , a Michigan Notable Book, a best-seller soon to be a motion picture.
NEW BOOKS: Born a Crime , by Trevor Noah
“Trevor Noah's unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents' indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measure his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa's tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty.”
Borne , by Jeff Vandermeer
“A young woman named Rachel survives as a scavenger in a ruined city half destroyed by drought and conflict. The city is dangerous, littered with discarded experiments from the Company- a biotech firm now derelict- and punished by the unpredictable predations of a giant bear. One day, Rachel finds Borne during a scavenging mission and takes him home. Borne as salvage is little more than a green lump-plant or animal?-but exudes a strange charisma. Against her instincts, Rachel keeps Borne. She cannot help herself. Borne makes Rachel see beauty in the desolation around her. She begins to feel a protectiveness she can ill afford. But as Borne grows, he begins to threaten the balance of power in the city, laying bare to Rachel how precarious her existence has been, and how dependent on subterfuge and secrets. In the aftermath, nothing may ever be the same.”