Today’s First Chapter Friday read is The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon. This book is a fun romp about two brothers, their new friend, and a summer full of adventures. To read the rest of the story, you can visit the Plum Creek Library catalog and put the book on hold.
Join us for Read with a Ranger at the library today, 8/6 and next Thursday, 8/13 at 10 am. Ranger Gabby will read a story in English and Lakota and we’ll do a fun activity!
Because of construction, the library will be open for curbside pickup and in-house appointments on Thursday 7/30 from 11am-6pm, instead of Friday 7/31. We still plan on being open on from 10am-2pm on Saturday 8/1.
Virtual Library Comic Con is this Thursday afternoon, July 30! This event is free and open to all. There are several panels on comic-related topics, including Comic Book Art 101: Demonstrations, Tips, and Tricks of the Trade for any aspiring comic book artists.
Yesterday was National Ice Cream Day! Don’t worry if you missed the occasion, it’s never too late to treat yourself. Here are some reads where ice cream factors into the plot or with sweet treats on the cover.
- Full Scoop by Janet Evanovich & Charlotte Hughes
- Peach Clobbered by Anna Gerard
- A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
- Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
- Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian
- Love & Gelato by Jenna Welch
- Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems
Today we’ve got another first chapter teaser of a new book, The Body Under the Piano. It’s the first book in the Aggie Morton Mystery Queen series written by Marthe Jocelyn, with illustrations by Isabelle Follath. This book is great for fans of middle grade mysteries and Agatha Christie.
We’ve talked before about Ebooks Minnesota and all of the amazing books Minnesota residents can read for free without needing to pull out a library card. Here are a couple things available on Ebooks Minnesota for the summer and a hidden gem we wanted to highlight.
Our next One Book | One Minnesota read is the essay collection A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, edited by Sun Yung Shin. You can find the book and a reading guide here: https://library.biblioboard.com/module/one-book-one-minnesota/. The library will have a book discussion of A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota on Wednesday July 22nd at 6:30pm. Let us know if you are interested either by emailing email@example.com or by calling 507-825-6714. We will determine if the event will be in person or online once we have an idea of how many people are interested.
Check out Virtual Library Comic Con at https://mn-comics.biblioboard.com/home. There are comics for all ages and interests, from history to sports to superheroes to drawing and more. Additional comics will be made available throughout the summer and there will be an online event on July 30th. These comics will be available through August 31st.
Jake Maddox fans will be excited to know that many of his books are available on Ebooks Minnesota, both chapter books and comics. If you’ve never read a Jake Maddox before, here’s a video with Emily reading the first couple chapters of Catching Confidence to give you a taste.
The library board’s public forum scheduled for 6:30 pm on Thursday, July 9th at First Lutheran Church has been cancelled due to COVID-19.
Anyone who has questions, comments, or concerns can contact the library board by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or sending a letter to 1401 7th St SW, Pipestone, MN 56164.