Thursday, June 28, 2012

Fargo 50k 50/50 Raffle Results

50/50 Raffle

The Library's raffle proceeds will go towards our interior renovation.  The Drawing was Wednesday, June 27th at 7 PM in Commons Park.

Drawing for Fargo 50k 50/50 Raffle

Not peeking at the names.

Drawing for Fargo 50k 50/50 Raffle

Reading the Name.

Drawing for Fargo 50k 50/50 Raffle

Winner!  Gerry Riddle of Lake Mills won $292.50.  The same amount goes toward our renovation.

Fargo 50k 50/50 Raffle Winner

Guess Who Ordered Two Copies By Accident


The Edge of Maybe by Ericka Lutz.  Something about ex-punk rockers in Northern California andpast intrudes into present.

The Edge of Maybe by Ericka Lutz.  Lutz should be happy.  I bought a second copy by mistake.  Lut'z bio lists her many jobs and activities over the years.  I bet most people zero in on her past job as a stripper.

Tuesday's Child by Fern Michaels.  Cover has flowers on it.

Heartbroken by Lisa Unger.  Cover has ocean waves, an island and cloudy sky with sun shining through.

Room Full of Bones by Elly Griffiths.  Mystery series.  Forensic archaeologist hired to see bones of medieval bishop and finds a a second, more recent, dead guy.  

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Fifty Shades of Guns and Knives by Joe Sacco


Fifty Shades Darker by EL James.  Page 316 says, " Do you want to leave your bag with Taylor?" I ask Ethan.

Fifty Shades Freed by EL James.  Page 115 says, "Do you want me to spank you, Anastasia?"

Straight Razor Days by Joel Thomas Hynes.  Poetry collection by a Newfie.  My commentary is here:

The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter.  Collaborative novel by Pratchett and Baxter.  Something to do with time travel.  I think.  Partly set in Madison, WI.


The AR-15: volume 4 by Patrick Sweeney.  "Plus: extreme torture testing"  Extreme?  Really?  Well, more or less, he does shoot them with birdshot.

Knives: 2012 edited by Joe Kertzman.  Look at all the custom knives you are too poor or cheap to purchase.

Journalism by Joe Sacco.  Sacco uses comics to tell stories.  The drawings add so much to his reporting on the war in Iraq and the culture clash of African immigrants with the natives of Malta.

Wonderdads: the best dad and child activities in Chicago by Regina Lewis.   Page 70 says, "There are bike trails and prairie paths and deer everywhere."

Mom, Dad...Can We Talk?: insight and perspectives to help us do what's best for our aging parents by Dick Edwards.  How to and why to discuss issues of health, aging, and death with your parents.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Town and Country Days Parade

Town and Country Days

Town and Country Days is the last weekend every June.  There is a carnival in Commons Park across the street from the library (no photos).  There is a beer tent (no photos).  There are bands playing (no photos).  There are food stands (no photos).  The Boy Scouts have a dunk tank (no photos).  There is a parade.

Before the parade - posed photo

Before the parade - goofy version

Trying out the sign



Personal Parade Float

Ready to begin.

Popsicle Mouth.

Some Whale and Jeffery Deaver


Big Miracle starring Ted Danson, Kristen Bell.  Whale gets stuck under ice flow and gets on the news.

Large Print

XO by Jeffery Deaver.  Deaver writes a novel and his publisher, apparently, uses the same graphic designer who does all those James Patterson novels.

Let Love Find You by Johanna Lindsey.  What if someone is hiding from love?  Does that make it a game of hide-and-seek?

Little Night by Luanne Rice.  A novel set in Manhattan?  Outrageous!