Sarah’s Key (2010, PG13, Drama) In modern-day Paris, a journalist finds her life becoming entwined with a young girl whose family was torn apart during the notorious Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup in 1942. Stars Kristen Scott Thomas.
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (2011, PG, Action/Comedy) A retired spy is called back into action, and to bond with her new step-children, she invites them along for the adventure to stop the evil Timekeeper from taking over the world.
Larry Crowne (2011, PG13, Romantic Comedy) After losing his job, a middle-aged man reinvents himself by going back to college. Stars Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts.
Storytime will be meeting only two times in December. On Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 10:30 a.m., Miss Jen will have stories, rhymes, songs and crafts about snow. On Dec. 13 the theme will be winter. Storytime will then be taking a break for the rest of December and will resume at the usual spot on Jan. 3, 2012.
December book club
Circle Tuesday, Dec. 20, on your calendar and join the Solon Book Club at the library at 6:30 p.m. to discuss this month’s selected book, “Sarah’s Key” by Tatiana de Rosnay. “Sarah’s Key” is an historical novel beginning in Paris in July, 1942. Sarah and her parents are taken by the French police in the middle of the night as they were going door to door arresting Jewish families. Sarah locked her brother in their secret hiding place and promised to come back for him. Sixty years later, as American Julie Jarmond is doing research on the roundup, she stumbles across a trail of secrets that link her to Sarah. This book will stay on your mind long after you’ve turned the last page so why not join your friends to discuss this novel that has touched millions?
As you may have noticed in Movie Clips, the library has recently acquired “Sarah’s Key” as a DVD movie. Double your pleasure this month by reading the book, and then check it out as a movie and watching it.
Holiday book cart
There is a special holiday themed book cart in the hallway until Christmas. It features Christmas and winter-themed books for children and adults. Prices are reasonable and the items may make a nice stocking stuffer.
Check out a new book
“Explosive Eighteen,” Janet Evanovich’s newest release (reviewed Nov. 16) has arrived in the latest shipment as has “Brother’s Blood” by Scott Cawelti. “Brother’s Blood” is a non-fiction account of Jerry Mark, Cedar Falls High School Class of 1960, who murdered his brother, sister-in-laws, niece and nephew as they slept in their beds.
While you are waiting for some of the other new releases to reappear on the new book shelf, take a look at “Dead Last” by James W. Hall. “Dead Last” is a Thorn Mystery thriller in which Thorn must confront an assassin whose victims are taken directly from the script of a popular TV show.
For those reading “V is for Vengeance” and “Explosive Eighteen,” “Three-Day Town” by Margaret Maron will provide more suspense. Judge Deborah Knott and Sheriff’s Deputy Dwight Bryant are finally on a honeymoon after a year of marriage. During their stay in New York, Deborah has agreed to deliver a package to Lt. Harald of the NYPD. When Lt. Harald arrives to pick up the box, the doorman has been murdered and the box is missing. The newlyweds team up with Lt. Harald and team to catch the killer and retrieve the box.
“The Impossible Dead” is a newly released pulse-pounding thriller by Ian Rankin. The Internal Affairs Department that seeks dirty cops is called “The Complaints.” Malcolm Fox and his crew are called upon to investigate a neighboring force. Unsure of who they can trust, it looks as if the entire station house has been compromised. There are secrets buried in the past and reputations on the line.