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Munising School Public Library News

Nov. 24, 2023


There will be no Tail Spinners Storytime this coming Monday, November 27.   Storytime will resume the following Mon., Dec. 4 with our monthly Read with a Ranger event at 10:30 A.M. Thank you for your understanding!

Join us for Alger Reads Book Club on Tuesday, November 28 at 6:00 P.M, where we will be discussing The Sentence by Louise Erdrich. If you are unable to join the in-person discussion, there will be a ZOOM link provided so you can join in from home! Contact the library for more information at 906-387-2125.

Do you want to do your part to brighten a child’s holiday?  Give the Gift of Reading!  The library is collecting new children and teen books now until Dec. 6 for distribution to those in need this holiday season.  You can bring your books to the Munising Library to place in the designated gift box. 

Its jigsaw puzzle season, and what better way to refresh your stash of puzzles than to gather them up and head to the library for a Jigsaw Puzzle Swap!  On Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. in the library meeting room, we will be welcoming everyone to bring in their gently used jigsaw puzzles to trade.  Please have the original box and have the pieces in a gallon Ziploc inside the box.  While you are here, you can check out the new collection of puzzles that the library has for loan.  We hope this will be an annual event. 

NEW BOOK: The River We Remember by William Kent Krueger. On Memorial Day, as the people of Jewel Minnesota gather to remember and honor the sacrifice of so many sons in the wars of the past, the half-clothed body of wealthy landowner Jimmy Quinn is found floating in the Alabaster River, dead from a shotgun blast. Investigation of the murder falls to Sheriff Brody Dern, a highly decorated war hero who still carries the physical and emotional scars from his military service. Even before Dern has the results of the autopsy, vicious rumors begin to circulate that the killer must be Noah Bluestone, a Native American WWII veteran who has recently returned to Jewel with a Japanese wife. As suspicions mount, Dern struggles to not only find the truth of Quinn’s murder but also put to rest the demons from his own past. Caught up in the torrent of anger that sweeps through Jewel are a war widow and her adolescent son, the intrepid publisher of the local newspaper, an aging deputy, and a crusading female lawyer, all of whom struggle with their own tragic histories and harbor secrets that Quinn’s death threatens to expose. [The novel] is an unflinching look at the wounds left by the wars we fight abroad and at home, a moving exploration of the ways in which we seek to heal, and a testament to the enduring power of the stories we tell about the places we call home. (From Goodreads).


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