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Happens at the Indian River Area Library Week of 11/13/17

Thursday at 10:30 is Story time at the Indian River Area Library. Come ready to sing, read and play. Children of all ages are welcome. This week we will be reading Thanksgiving stories and with special Thanksgiving craft after story time. Visit our Facebook page to see what stories we will be reading each week.

Our Board of Trustees Meeting will be canceled for the month of November. 

The Library will be closed on Thanksgiving day. Join us on Friday between 10:00 and 5:30pm for a special surprise as part of Christmas in Indian River.

Things are shifting at the Library. Over the coming weeks you may notice some rearranging happening at the Library. We are happy to help you find anything you might be looking for while materials are shifting. Be sure to check out our rearranged DVD, Juvenile Nonfiction, Juvenile DVDs and Music sections.

Books at the Indian River Area Library Week of 11/13/17

Funny Girl by Nick Hornby
If you’re like me instantly upon hearing this title you picture Barbra Streisand. Both Funny Girls follow a similar story line. A young actress moving up in the world of theater with the use of her sharp wit. Hornby does manage to make this story his own. While his main characters Sophia’s storyline may seem like a replication the real strength comes from his cast of supporting characters. The writers, producers and co-stars struggles with their rise to fame explores issues of sexual identity, politics, masculinity, creativity and censorship. In the end Hornby’s twist on this story is funny, intriguing and thought provoking.

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
If you have not read Brown Girl Dreaming yet do yourself a favor and read it as soon as you possibly can. Woodson beautifully crafts the story of her life through verse. She manages to write in a way that make verse approachable for all readers. This is a book you feel as transported through the various stages of her life. This is a story of struggle, loss, inequality, love, race, passion, and most importantly dreams.

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