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Stanley Library News, March 31, 2016

By Jane Somerville
April 1 is movie night
Friday, April 1 is movie night! We will be showing The Lego Movie at 6:00 pm. Popcorn and juice will be available and it's fine to bring your own snacks. "The first-ever full-length theatrical LEGO movie follows Emmet (Chris Pratt), an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared."
April 6 is brew time
Wednesday, April 6 brewmeister Phil Enright will demonstrate techniques for brewing delicious beer at home. Phil will have samples of different beers, bring an appetizer to share. The class begins at 6:00 pm. The class is limited to 8 people, sign up at the library.
Adult Coloring
We will have one more session of adult coloring on Tuesday, April 12 at 5:30. Coloring sheets, pencils, and gel pens will be available. Bring a beverage and snack if you wish.
Books, Burgers, and Brews
Our Books, Burgers, and Brews book club has been a huge success. Last month we discussed Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed at Papa Brunee's. Not everyone appreciated this book, but others were quite moved. This always makes for an excellent discussion. This month we read The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien. Our selection next month is The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon. Books will be available at the library for check out.
New Books and Movies
We have some terrific new books and movies out on the shelves. In Non-Fiction we now have When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanthi, Love, Loss, and What We Ate by Padma Lakshmi, On My Own by Diane Rehm, The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr, and A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy by Sue Klebold. Fiction lovers have many new choices including The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende, All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders, The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald, Off the Grid by C.J. Box, For a Little While by Rick Bass and Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben.

New movies include Bridge of Spies, A Walk in the Woods, Woman in Gold, and Kingsman The Secret Service. The younger set will enjoy The Good Dinosaur, Inside Out, Minions, and The Peanuts Movie.

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Stanley Library News, March 10, 2016

By Jane Somerville
February was a busy month at the library, and March is following suit!
The school kids enjoyed a Read'N'Fead in February. Each student read Homer Price by Robert McCloskey and passed an accelerated reader test in order to participate. The students enjoyed a lunch of foods mentioned in the book, lunch was provided by Bridge Street Grill. The kids made baked donuts and created labor saving devices. Gage Sundquist was the lucky winner of a fake hundred dollar bill for finding the lost diamond bracelet in his donut. All the kids enjoyed the book and the activities.
Laugh Lines productions
Over 60 people enjoyed our second annual Laugh Lines productions. Julie Rember directed 4 short readings of comedic plays. Dana Perkins and Keith Reese starred in Funeral Parlor by Christopher Durang. Julie Rember, Sparky Easom, Dia Terese Danner, Maryellen Easom and Phil Coonts appeared in Duet for Dog and Bear by Sybil Rosen, Amy Klingler and Maryellen Easom entertained us with Minutiae by Barry Eitel. Phil Enright, Sparky Easom, Phil Coonts, Robert Garcia, Kelly Conde, and Barbara Garcia closed out the evening with Controlling Interest by Wayne Rawley. A big round of applause goes to Julie and the actors for a fine evening of entertainment.
March events
Friday night, March 11, is movie night at 6:30. Popcorn and hot cocoa will be served. There is no charge for movie night but donations to help us cover the cost of the license will always be accepted.

All ages are welcome! Tuesday, March 15 we'll color away our stress at 5:30. Materials are supplied. Participants are welcome to bring snacks and beverages.

We'll be playing video games Friday, March 18 at 6:30. Popcorn and cocoa will be available, and again participants are welcome to bring their own snacks and beverages.

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Stanley Library News, February 11, 2016

By Jane Somerville
Christmas Reading
Our January book discussion was held on the 28th at the Kasino Club in Stanley. We appreciate Julie Rember for stepping in at the last minute to lead our discussion. We had an excellent discussion on The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest For Gold At the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown. The book begins with the story of one of those boys in the boat, Joe Rantz. Joe had an interesting upbringing, and with guts and determination earns a spot on the University of Washington's eight-oar crew team. Everyone at the discussion enjoyed this inspiring story.
Busy February
February is a busy month! Our monthly grown up coloring night was held this week, and all this week the materials to make a Valentine (or anti-Valentine) are set up in the community room.

Thursday the Stanley School students attended a Read'n'Feed after reading the book Homer Price by Robert McCloskey. The students made donuts and created labor saving devices.

Next Tuesday, February 16 auditions for Laugh Lines, humorous play readings, will be held at 5:30 at the library. These are play readings, so no memorization or prior acting experience is required. Everyone is welcome to audition, come with a funny joke to share. There will be a performance of the plays on Thursday, March 3 at The Sluice restaurant.

We will be showing a movie during Winterfest, Sunday the 21st at 11:00 am.

Knitting group will meet Tuesday, February 23 at 5:30.

Books, Burgers, and Brews will be held at Papa Brunee's on Thursday, February 25. Come between 5:30 and 6:00 to order food. We will be reading Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trail by Cheryl Strayed. Books are available now for check out.

Friday the 26th is game night, we will be playing board games this month. All ages are welcome!

Story time is held every Friday at 10:30, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) club for grade school children is held each Saturday at 10:30.

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Stanley Library News, December 10, 2015

By Jane Somerville
Christmas Reading
Once again we had a terrific turn out for our annual Christmas Reading at Beckwith's Lodge in Lower Stanley. We so appreciate Bob and Marcia Beckwith for the continued use of their beautiful lodge for our reading. It is the perfect place for this most loved event. We enjoyed the reading voices of Phil Enright, Phil Coonts, Celina Moreno, Sparky and Maryellen Easom, Jane Somerville, Sylvia Hamilton, and Julie Rember. The table was again laden with delicious holiday treats and the crowd lingered long after the readings were over. What a terrific way to start off the holiday season!
Tree Lighting
Saturday, December 12 join us for the lighting of the Christmas tree in Stanley Town Square. There will be cookies and hot beverages available at the library. The Stanley Library Chime Players will perform several holiday selections. There will be a make it and take it Christmas craft, and rumor has it that Santa will make an appearance, too!
Books, Burgers, and Brews
Our Books, Burgers, and Brews program for November was held at Mountain Village Lodge November 30. We had an excellent turn out for our discussion of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. The discussion was lively, and some were surprised to learn of the interesting background of Lewis and the real Alice and her family. Our next discussion will be in January. We will be meeting at the Kasino Club to discuss The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown.
Adult Coloring
There will be another session of Adult Coloring on Wednesday, December 16 at 6:00 pm. Colored pencils, gel pens and coloring sheets will be available, or bring your own supplies. Participants may also bring a snack and beverage of choice. There will be no holiday music or holiday themed coloring sheets, come and get away from the hustle and bustle of the season and color your holiday stress away.
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Stanley Library News, December 3, 2015

By Jane Somerville
Christmas Reading
Start your holiday season off by attending our annual Christmas Reading to be held Saturday, December 5 at 6:00 pm at Beckwith's Lodge in Lower Stanley. Readers will share some of their favorite holiday stories. Bring a holiday hors d'oeuvre and Christmas spirit!
Tree Lighting
The Stanley Town Square Christmas tree lighting and an appearance by Santa Claus on Saturday, December 12 at 5:30 will include cookies and hot beverages at the library.
2016 Calendars
Calendars are the gift that gives all year long, and the library once again is selling our Sawtooth Scenes calendars for $15.00, or 10 calendars for $110.00. Calendars are available at the library or online at
Adult Coloring
Adult coloring is taking the nation by storm. Join us for a relaxing evening of coloring on December 16 at 6:00. Crayons and old fashioned coloring books, colored pencils and gel pens with many coloring sheets will be available, or bring your own supplies. Bring a beverage and snack if you wish.
New Audio Books
New audio books have arrived in time for your holiday travels. Some of the new titles are After You by JoJo Moyes, The Art of Crash Landing by Melissa DeCarlo, Circling the Sun by Paula McCain, The Forgotten Room by Lincoln Child, It's A Long Story by Willie Nelson, The Martian by Andy Weir, The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks and Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham.
Book Club
November marked the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. We marked that celebration by holding a Mad Hatter's Tea Party on November 21 and reading the book for our Books, Burgers, and Brews winter book club. The book club met this month at Mountain Village Restaurant. The book club will not meet in December but will resume in January.
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