Finley Public Library

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March 10, 2014


Summer will be here sooner than we think, so here's a DATE TO REMEMBER:  On Thursday, June 12, 2014, during Finley Days, from 2-4 P.M., the Finley Public Library will be celebrating 25 years at this location.  This is quite a big deal considering all the moves the library made in its first years of existence!   Also we will be celebrating the retirement of Joyce Jerstad from the Finley Library Board where she also has served for the last 25 years.  Just think, she has been on the board since the library's move to its present location!  We appreciate all her service and wish to fete her, so please come and enjoy the festivities.  Coffee and refreshments will be served.  There will also be a book sale.

The library inventory is moving along.  Come in and take a guess at how many books we have on the shelves.  The contest begins TODAY! and will be on-going until our inventory is complete!  (One guess per person.) (You may also mail your guess to Box 453, Finley, and it will be noted.)  Your name and guess will be written down and the winner's name will be announced in the Steele County Press and on our Facebook page.  You may be the winner!  If you have not been to the Facebook page or haven't been recently, be sure to go there--Finley Public Library--"like" us there and see what's up.  There is lots of information and photos--all of it interesting.  During the next few months there will be a couple other contests as well including kids who come  into the library dressed as their favorite book character--and get their photo taken and posted--be thinking about that kids! There will also be book trivia contests for adults and children.  Watch here to find out more information on these fun activities.  We may come up with some other ideas, so be sure to read this column every week.  Remember we are open Thursdays from 6:30-8:00 P.M. and Fridays from 2:00-5:00 P.M.
Here's a couple reviews:
The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly.  (HC/LP)  (Mickey Haller {AKA the Lincoln Lawyer} series #5) Mickey is back again as a defense lawyer for those that commit crimes and can afford to pay him.  This time, however, the defendant is not guilty and Mickey believes him from the start.  It seems there is some sort of conspiracy going on using his client to save the really guilty person.  As Mickey figures out what and why, there are copious amounts of deals made with other guilty guys--all to save his client and get to the bottom of the conspiracy.  Mickey seems to be feeling pretty good about life--for awhile anyway, even bringing up the fact that a movie was made about him!  This is another enjoyable Mickey Haller novel by Connelly--convoluted and entertaining with surprises around every corner!  Somewhere in the library we have the entire series--PB, RP, or LP.
Storm Front by John Sandford.  (HC/LP)  (Virgil Flowers series #7)  I have not quite finished this book, but since it is a newly purchased HC/LP, I wanted to get a review on it in the Press. In quite a change of pace for Sandford and the Flowers' series, this one concerns a stele (pronounced stella),  an upright piece of stone or wood generally used as a marker with words engraved upon it, found on a dig in Israel.  What was written on this one, however, could change the Bible story concerning the Jewish people being the chosen people of God and therefore due there own homeland.  Several different groups are after this stone brought into Minnesota by the man who found it--and since he snuck  it out of Israel without their knowledge, he is in big trouble!  The Israel Antiquities Authority sends some one over to investigate and Flowers gets the duty of showing this person the ropes and helping them find the smuggler.  I am hot on their trail as we speak.  I hope you will enjoy it as well!

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