October 6, 2022

Carson City, Crystal Libraries offering book clubs and programs this spring

The Carson City Public Library Book Club now features “At Home: A Short History of Private Life” by Bill Bryson. In this living book, Bryson tells us a fascinating story of the modern home. It takes the reader on a tour of their own home, using each room to explore the vast history of household artifacts we take for granted. Bryson transforms mundane facts into the most surprising and entertaining exposition. The book club will discuss “At Home” at 6 p.m. May 3 at the Carson City Library.

The Crystal Community Library Book Club now features “These Are My Words: The Journal of Sarah Agnes Prine 1881-1901, Arizona Territories” by Nancy Turner. The book club will discuss this moving and exciting American saga inspired by the author’s family memoirs at 6:30 p.m. on May 16 at the Crystal Library.

LIBRARY PROGRAMS

The Carson City Public Library is pleased to host a Writers Group for all interested adults who wish to share their writings with others and provide feedback to fellow writers. Hosted by Kathy Kurtze, the group will meet the first Wednesday of each month from 3-4:30 p.m. at the library. Please join us.

Genealogy enthusiasts are invited to participate in a study session at the Crystal Community Library. Share albums, photos and searches. The next session will be at 2 p.m. on April 29. Please call the library for details at (989) 235-6111.

The Crystal Community Library Seed Library is now open for a second season. Please stop by to see our beautiful gardening display and ‘check out’ your seeds of choice.

Mark your calendars for 6 p.m. on May 2 at the Carson City Public Library for a performance by acclaimed Vermont musical duo Hungrytown. Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson have performed their beautiful original harmonies and tunes all over the world. This concert event inspired by folk music is free. Please call the library to reserve your spot at (989) 584-3680.

LIBRARY SERVICES

The Carson City Public Library is thrilled to have added hoopladigital.com to our collection which is available to Carson City Public Library and Crystal Community Library cardholders. Customers will have access to books, audio, movies and more. Read, listen and watch instantly. Just visit hoopladigital.com or download the app and get your library card ready.

We are excited to have added a new database to our collection which is available to cardholders of the Carson City Public Library and Crystal Community Library. Accessible Archives offers fully searchable 18th and 19th century publications including United States County Histories, African American Newspapers, Civil War Collection, America and World War I, Suffrage Collection women and more. This incredible resource is ideal for students, history buffs and genealogists. Find the link on our websites at carsoncity.michlibrary.org and crystal.michlibrary.org.

Want to try a new hobby? The Carson City Public Library has some cool items in our Stuff Library. We now have a metal detector and a video to digital converter. Crystal Community Library has a telescope and puzzles. Both libraries have hotspots. These items are available at checkout for customers 18 years of age or older.

DONATED BOOKS

The following book is a memorial gift in memory of Alexie Schneider from John & Cindy Schneider: “The Last Romantic War: A Blind Date with History” by Anthony Gianunzio (a memoir by a Michigan World War II veteran ).

The following seven books are all in memory of Reva Munn by Dave Richards, Doug Monroe and Mary Bolin: “1,000 Hikes of a Lifetime: The World’s Ultimate Scenic Trails” by Kate Siber, “Gardening for Everyone: Growing Vegetables, Herbs, and More at Home” by Julia Watkins, “Gardentopia: Design Basics for Creating Beautiful Outdoor Spaces” by Jan Johnsen, “How Ike Led: The Principles Behind Eisenhower’s Biggest Decisions” by Susan Eisenhower, “Lightning Down: A World War II Story of Survival” by Tom Clavin, “The House at the End of the Moor” by Michelle Griep (a large print historical novel), “The Seeds of Change” by Lauraine Snelling (a large print historical novel).

NEW BOOKS

“Diablo Mesa” by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, “Lightning in a Mirror” by Jayne Ann Krentz, “Dark Horse” by Gregg Hurwitz, “Wakers” by Orson Scott Card, “The Great Mrs. Elias” by Barbara Chase- Riboud, “Autopsy” by Patricia Cornwell, “Silverview” by John Le Carré, “Run Rose Run” by Dolly Parton and James Patterson, “Nine Lives” by Peter Swanson, “Sea Hawke” by Ted Bell, “High Stakes” by Danielle Steel, William W. Johnstone’s “By the Neck” (large print western), Tracie Peterson’s “Forever My Own” (large print Ladies of the Lake series), “Black Ops: The Life of a CIA Shadow Warrior ” by Ric Prado, “Where the deer and the antelope play: the pastoral observations of an ignorant American who likes to walk outside” by Nick Offerman, “Life force: how breakthroughs in precision medicine can transform the quality of your life and those you love” by Tony Robbin.