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Staff Picks April 2018

 

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

It was really good, but definitely for teens. About two buddies trying to get scholarships. it’s racially balanced, coming of age book. A good way to get inside the mind of a teenager, especially a guy. #harshlanguage

Vanessa C.

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff

In one of the most controversial political books of our time, Michael Wolff gives us his interpretation of the actions (and inactions) of those cohorts working inside the Trump campaign and White House during the past year.  The closest analogy is a group of puppet masters fighting over which one is allowed to control Donald Trump at any given time.  Most useful to the reader is a description of the various influential figures in the White House, their philosophies, and how they came to be there.  Obviously, those with a left-leaning point-of-view will applaud Wolff’s description of the chaos, perhaps be troubled by the revelations; those on the right will justify and deny the possibility that Trump’s White House could be that bad.  Certainly, this book only adds fire to the fury of the current political climate in Washington.

Robin H.

I just read The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian.  It kept my interest although it was a difficult read as it was a novel about sex trafficking

Cheri S.

The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce. A feel-good tale that has the love of music ringing throughout without the snarkiness of High Fidelity. I like how the author takes her time unveiling the protagonist’s character, keeping you guessing about the plot until the end. For fans of British fiction, feel good stories, men and women relationships fiction. A light read.

Jenneffer S.

Leonardo, da Vinci, by Walter Isaacson, is a masterpiece about a master artisan.  I am listening to the CDBK read by Alfred Molino.  It’s a large amount of information about the famous Leonardo yet flows easily from one life event to the next and you find yourself waiting for more.  It’s interesting and fascinating just like Leonardo himself.

Sandra Y. 

National Poetry Month

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Mooresville Public Library to Offer Poetry Competition

During the months of April and May, Mooresville Public Library will be conducting a poetry competition. Interested participants must be at least 13-years-old. The first part of the competition is a poetry book cover contest that will be held from Monday, April 2 through Monday, April 30. Interested participants should pick up an application, and return it upon completion, along with your original book cover design to the adult services reference desk, located on the library’s main floor.

Throughout the month of April, interested participants will have the opportunity to attend various workshops that focus on different genres of poetry. The workshops will be held on Wednesday evenings in April from 6:30PM-8:30PM at the Mooresville Public Library. The schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, 4/4, Free Verse

Wednesday, 4/11, Sonnets

Wednesday, 4/18, Rhyme Scheme

And Wednesday, 4/25, Free Verse Part II

These workshops will give those interested the opportunity to explore and write these different genres of poetry. No experience is necessary, and registration is not required. Interested participants are not required to attend all sessions; you can pick and choose which ones you want to attend.

During the month of May, interested participants can pick up an application, and submit the application, along with your completed poem to the adult services reference desk, located on the library’s main floor. Selected poems will be compiled into a poetry anthology. Visa gift cards will be awarded for first, second, and third place. Winners will also be given a copy of the poetry anthology and given an invitation to the Mooresville Public Library’s Local Author Showcase to be held on Saturday, July 28. Copies of the poetry anthology will be circulated throughout the library and available for the public to check out. Questions? Contact Megan Mosher by phone at 704-663-1062 or via email at mmosher@ci.mooresville.nc.us.

Staff Picks March 2018

I’ve been savoring, At Peace, by Dr. Sam Harrington. It’s been a pick up/put down book, evoking strong emotion, but been very helpful for me. I lost both my parents, and can recommend this for anyone going through a similar situation.

-Jennifer L.

I’m reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I feel like the only person who hasn’t yet seen it, or watched the movie!
-Nina E.
The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg and History of Bees by Maja Lunde.
-Bevin F.
Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River. This fast paced thriller is quite good.
-Nancy H.
I just read A World of Three Zeroes by Muhammad Yunus. The creator of the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, which offers microloans to poor women who want to start businesses, the crux of this book is that capitalism has failed us. If we trust our instincts as entrepreneurs, and try to make our world a better place, even making small steps, we can stop the cycles of poverty, haves and have nots, and also the destruction of our environment. Less of a road map than an essay, this is an inspiring book invoking us to action.
-Jenneffer S.