New On Our Shelves

Black Thunder (Ella Clah Series #16) by Aimee Thurlo: Book Cover

 After a construction crew finds a body, cops found three more  in a cluster that lay on both sides of the border of the Navajo Reservation.   Because some of the bodies were buried outside the Reservation, Navajo Police Special Investigator Ella Clah and her team must work a delicate joint investigation with the New Mexico police.  Identifying the victims isn’t easy.  Eventually, one of the bodies turns out to be that of a missing man who was believed to have embezzled funds from his construction firm and suspicions focus on the man’s partner.

With no obvious links between any of the victims except that they all went missing on the same day, each one  year apart, Ella feels frustrated by the investigation’s lack of progress. Unless they can find what connects these victims, someone else may soon be killed as the anniversary date is approaches.

Black Thunder is Book 17 in the Ella Clah series.  If you’ve read the previous books in the series, you will enjoy catching up on Ella and all the other supporting characters. 

If you haven’t read any of these books, and you love Tony Hillerman, here’s a description to tell you more about this series.  Ella Clah is a Navajo, former FBI agent, who is now head of a tribal police unit.  She grew up near Shiprock, New Mexico.  Her father was a Modernist and a Christian preacher, and her mother is a Traditionalist who follows the old tribal ways.  When the series begins, she is working for the FBI in Los Angeles.  When her father is murdered, she returns to the reservation to help solve the murder.  Even though it’s a difficult decision for her, she decides to stay on the reservation and join the Navajo Tribal Police for good.

Story Time – Colors

Story time will be on Wednesday, November 2, at 10:00 a.m.  The theme for the day is “Colors.”  Marshan Padgett will be the story time leader, and she has lots of stories and activities planned.  Get into the theme of things and wear your favorite color on that day!

Story Time – TALK

Mother Goose (Cleo Brannan) reads a story at the last Story Time.

This Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. will be Story Time.  Janice Hawley will be the Story Time leader, and her theme will be “Pumpkins.”   We will have lots of fun with the stories and activities.

Saturday is the last installment in our TALK series “The Great Plains Spirit.”  The book to be discussed is Great Plains by Ian Frazier.  Dr. Steve Foulke, Associate Professor of History and Political Science at Ottawa University, will lead the discussion. 

Click on the TALK link above to find out more about the series and the book.

Antique Post Cards

We are currently displaying the antique post card collection belonging to Susan Meggenberg.

The collection will remain in the library through the month of October.  So, if you haven’t come in to see these beautiful cards, do so before the end of the month.

Do you have a collection you’d like to share with the public?  Please let us know if you do.  We have an enclosed locked display case, and we’d love to host your collection.

TALK this Saturday

We will be having our third TALK session this weekend.  The book to be discussed is The Bones of Plenty by Lois Phillips Hudson.  Dr. Kim Stanley, Chair of Modern Languages at McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas, will lead the discussion.  The program will be Saturday, October 8, at 2:00 p.m. in the Meade Library Community Room.

Click on the TALK link above to find out more about the book.

The TALK program is sponsored by the Meade Friends of the Library and the Kansas Humanities Council.

Story Time – TALK

new dog clipart image: cute puppy or doggie with boneThis Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. will be Story Time.  Laressa Nordgren will be the Story Time leader, and her theme will be “Dogs.”   We should have lots of fun with the stories and activities.

File:LHbookCover.jpgOn Saturday, we will be hosting our second TALK session of the Great Plains Spirit series.  Dr. Rachel Goossen, Associate Professor of History at Washburn University, will lead the discussion on Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder.  The discussion begins at 2:00 p.m.  Books are available at the library. 

The TALK program is sponsored by the Meade Friends of the Library and the Kansas Humanities Council.

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TALK – Touching the Fire

Touching the Fire by Roger L. Welsch: Book CoverOur first TALK  will be tomorrow (September 10) at 2:00 p.m. in the Meade Library Community Room.  Dr. Sara Jane Richter from Oklahoma Panhandle University will be leading the discussion on the book Touching the Fire:  Buffalo Dancers, the Sky Bundle, and Other Tales by Roger Welsch.

Click on the TALK link above to find out more about this book.

The TALK Series is sponsored by the Meade Friends of the Library and the Kansas Humanities Council.

Story Time

Story Time is this Wednesday (September 7) at 10:00 a.m.  Rhonda Donahue will be our guest story teller.  Make sure to bring your paint shirts.  We’re looking forward to having a good time!

Labor Day Closing

We will be closed on Saturday (September 3) and Monday (September 5) for the Labor Day Holiday Weekend.

TALK – Great Plains Spirit

The books are here for those who want to participate in this fall’s TALK sessions.  It promises to be a very interesting program.  The theme for this year’s TALK is Great Plains Spirit.  The books are:  Touching the Fire by Roger Welsch (September 10), Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder (September 24), The Bones of Plenty by Lois Phillips Hudson (October 8 ) and Great Plains by Ian Frazier (October 22).

You can find out more informationon the TALK program by clicking on the link above.  Come in and pick up your books today!