Programs and Events

Mending and Ironing at the Library

Do you have any clothing or other textiles that need mending or ironing?  If yes, stop in the library and we will have our "experts" help you out.  We are offering free ironing and mending (with donations appreciated) once a month.  More dates will be released in the coming weeks.  

Library Board Meetings

Library Board Meetings are held the first Thursday of the month at 5:30 PM at the library.

Story Time

Storytime will be held on the second Wednesday of each month during the school year (September-May) at 10 am.

Thurday Night Readers

Thursday Night Readers meet on the third Thursday of the month at 7 PM in the library.

August 17, 2017

Belong to Me, by Marisa de los Santos

 

Having met Cornelia Brown in de los Santos's well-reviewed debut, Love Walked In, we now follow her and her oncologist husband, Teo Sandoval, to suburban Philadelphia. Piper Truitt lives across the street with her husband and two young children. She considers herself the arbiter of style and local propriety. Add to the mix waitress Lake and her son, Dev, who is enrolled in a private academy far superior to his previous California public school. From the outset, Cornelia and Piper are traveling down different paths, while Cornelia and Lake seem to hit it off. Go figure? But there is more beneath the surface of these women and their motivations than the lovely locale can mask. Dev thinks he and his mother moved to the area because his long-lost (and unknown to him) father is there. But how do you go about locating someone who's been gone for 13 years? Then Piper becomes caregiver to her longtime friend Elizabeth, diagnosed with cancer, a role that seems more appealing to Piper than wife to Kyle. These family dynamics collide and reconfigure in a variety of ways that readers will find fascinating

 

September 21, 2017

Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind, by Ann B. Ross

 

When Hazel Marie Puckett and her nine-year-old son, Little Lloyd, show up on Julia Springer's doorstep in Abbotsford, North Carolina, Miss Julia receives the shock of her long and proper life. After 44 years of marriage to pillar-of-church-and-community Wesley Lloyd Springer, she discovers that while she had assumed he was working late at the family bank, he was engaged in other, more carnal, pursuits. For, as Hazel Marie shyly explains, Little Lloyd is Miss Julia's late husband's son. His arrival in Miss Julia's life sets off a chain of events that involves a hypocritical minister, a violent beating, a crooked televangelist, a high-speed car chase, a kidnapping, and a surprising revelation about her late husband's will. Miss Julia not only speaks her mind but also comes to a deeper understanding of the meaning of love, friendship, and trust.

 

October 19, 2017

The Aviator’s Wife, by Melanie Benjamin

 

Talented historical novelist Benjamin has a knack for picking intriguing, if somewhat obscure, women in history and making them utterly unforgettable. Told from the perspective of Anne Lindbergh, wife of the famed aviator Charles, her third novel doesn't disappoint. When Anne first meets Colonel Charles Lindbergh in 1927 he's a hero, world-famous after completing his cross-Atlantic flight; Anne is a simple college girl living in the shadow of her radiant older sister Elisabeth. To everyone's surprise, then, it's Anne who catches Charles's eye. And so begins their enthralling journey together. Intimately depicting their marriage of duty and partnership in the air, as well as the horrific kidnapping and murder of first child Charles Jr., this is less love story than voyeuristic glimpse at one of the 20th century's most captivating men through the eyes of the woman who knew him best. In true Benjamin style, it's Anne who captures us all in this exquisite fictional take on an iconic marriage.

Windows

Every 2-3 weeks, the staff of the Jane Morgan Memorial Library selects a theme for our front windows.  For more information click here.

Free Flicks

During the school year we will host Free Friday Flicks on the fourth Friday during the school year at 3:00 p.m.  During the summer we will host Free Friday Flicks every friday starting at 3:00.  Please let us know if you are interested in holding a movie event at the library!  More information.

Open Gaming

Open Gaming with the Wii is available during all open hours.  The library offers Guitar Hero, Wii Fit, Mario, Wii Play, Carnival Games - Mini Golf, Wii Sports, Lego Batman, Lego Starwars, and Wipeout.

Cambria-Friesland Historical Society

Cambria-Friesland Historical Society Monthly Meeting is held the fourth Thursday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Village Hall.  For more information about the history of Cambria, contact Mary Jane Winter, President of the Cambria-Friesland Historical Society, 920-348-5940.