Passes are now available at Ricker Memorial Library. Passes are $2.50 per person for up to 7 people in your group. The park is located in Gray and has over 30 species of animals. With this pass enjoy saving $2.50 – $5.00 per person. Please contact the library for more information. 998-4390
50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION CONTINUES……
WHEN: SATURDAY, MAY 4TH 7-9 P.M.
WHERE: A. B. RICKER MEMORIAL LIBRARY
“Bill Berlinghoff,” a folksinger in the Pete Seeger tradition. “In half a century as a performer, Bill has appeared in almost every east coast state from Maine to Virginia and as far west as Colorado and Oregon. In his rich, flexible baritone accompanied by banjo or guitar, Bill sings a wide range of songs, spanning the traditional mountain music of Tennessee, the popular folk music of the 60′s, topical songs of quiet coffeehouses, and rowdy singalongs of the Irish pubs. Come and enjoy the timeless folk music of three generations.”
$25.00 HARD COVER $10.00 PAPERBACK
The above cost is for patrons returning books that have been soiled or damaged.
PLEASE USE THIS AS A BOOKMARK RATHER THAN BENDING THE CORNERS
OF THE PAGES TO MARK YOUR PLACE.
Poor treatment of books costs our library and that cost needs to be passed on to those causing the damage.
Many thanks to all our patrons that do take out books to read and enjoy them while taking special care of these treasures.
GHOST MAN by Roger Hobbs. Every once in a while a new author comes along that really knocks your socks off, and Roger Hobbs is certainly one of those. His writing is crisp and to the point, and he doesn’t wander off on tangents like some of the current “big” authors in vogue. None of repeated pages about how “Nana baked cookies for the kids and then took them to school” mind-numbing paragraphs. This book is about the ultimate, beneath the radar master heister and how he turns the table on a super conman crime planner, a local gangster and the FBI. Written in first-person, the nameless GHOST MAN describes what and why he makes each move. Scenes vary from Atlantic City to Kuala Lumpur and are described with comforting familiarity. The book is fast-paced, suspenseful, gritty and exciting. Before you pick up yet another of the bi-weekly books written by a famous author and a sidekick read this one. It’s really much better and is a forerunner of what will no doubt be more great reads. I can’t wait for his next one.
RATLINES by Stuart Neville. After World War II, Nazi criminals fled to all corners of the globe. Some came to the US, as many as 9,000 were believed to have gone to South America, specifically Brazil (which had 3,000 citizens who joined the party making them the numerically significant country), and to my surprise, Ireland where some local sympathizers had hoped they would defeat the British and perhaps free them from yoke. This tells a fictional tale playing on the true environment that existed in Ireland after the war. Nazis with new names and stolen money were manipulating and still killing others, dreaming of either a return to power or at the least a new personal kingdom. British and Israeli secret police were trying to track them down and exact punishment, while the bad guys were still plying their trade. Albert Ryan now works for the Minister of Justice of the British government and is tasked with cleaning up some of the mess. His record as super Special Forces guy during World War II and Korea makes him adversary is the ex-Nazi Skorzeny who has too many connections, and too much money to take down. Things are going to get ugly. Because Stuart Neville lives in Ireland he can write with authority and has created a novel that is both gripping and informative.
Candidates’ Night – Thursday, March 21st, 7:00 pm at Town Office Conference Room… for: Select Board * School Board * Library Board *
Children & Parents Welcome …
April 10th, Wednesday
9:45 – 10:45, 12:30-1:30 and 1:30-2:30
We are raffling an American Doll. Winner will have their choice of doll. Tickets are $3.00 each or two for $5.00. Drawing will be December 7th. This could be a great Christmas gift if won cause American Dolls are really special.
Taylor Slemmer will be the guest speaker. Her presentation will be on animal shelters in Maine. This is on Sunday, March 10th 5:30 to 7:30. (Guests are asked to bring a casserole, salad or dessert to share).
‘The Panther” by Nelson DeMille
If you haven’t read anything by Nelson DeMille, you haven’t read a book with as much amusing people-to-people interaction, accurate geographical background, and historical information, coupled with a dynamic, interesting topical plot. Like all of his books, this one is just terrific. Once you begin, you’ll turn off the TV, quiet the kids and the dog, and forge ahead to find out what is in store.
This book finds John Corey an ex-NYC cop, and his wife an FBI agent who was forced to shoot and kill a CIA in the last book, enticed to go to Yemen to act as bait in order to capture (or kill) an American who has become a top Al Qaeda operative. “The Panther” as he likes to be called, is determined to kill all Yemen outlanders , and restore the country to its early Islamic roots.
Yemen is considered the wasteland of the world, and is fought over by its warlords, corrupt government, FBI, CIA, and the US State Department all of whom have divergent agendas. Thrust in this volatile mix is John Corey and his wife Kate Mayfield, and a couple of honest fellow do-gooders who, they soon learn, are pawns in a big orchestrated scheme which sees them expendable and threatening, by not the Yemeni government, but our own! John Corey’s street smarts honed in NYC, are beneficial even here in the remote desert of Yemen. And it’s a good thing, because it is the only thing that will save their lives.
This is a must read for the serious reader who enjoys a superb thriller that will keep you interested throughout the 625 pages that seem to fly by too quickly.