BOOK THIEF ~ BOOK
TUESDAY, MARCH 25th
The story revolves
around a young girl being raised by foster parents in a small
town outside of Munich during WWII. The growing hardships of war
and deprivation on ordinary people are brought home in ways
large and small as the Nazi insanity impacts the lives of young
and old. First published in 2005, the book has continued to gain
recognition as book clubs and middle and high schools have put
it on their reading lists. “The Book Thief” has also been made
into a movie. Like many books that have been categorized for
both young adult and adults, it is a many-layered tale.
Kathleen Amoia, who leads book discussions at the Middlesex
Institute of Lifelong Education at Middlesex Community College
and writes book reviews for the Killingworth Krier, will guide
the discussion at Killingworth Library.
Please register in advance by calling the Killingworth Library
at 860-663-2000 or stopping by in person.
Try your hand at crossword puzzles
specially designed for the Killingworth Library!
(in celebration of our 50th anniversary!) TREASURE IN
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the current fiscal year, the library must raise $80,228 of
Killingworth Library's total annual operating revenue of
$297,828. We reach this goal through
year-round event-driven fundraising, grants, and other income
producing activity. Always check this page for fundraising
events, and also consider these:
SANDY SMITH BARN NOTECARDS
$5.00 for a pack of four
$4.00 each for two or more packs
The official library cookbook, Killingworth Library Cooks
Appetizers & Desserts,
is now available for sale.
Perfect for hostess gifts, birthdays, the holidays...
~ $8.00 a copy ~
Available at the library, the Cooking Company, and Pizzeria Da
Vinci in Killingworth.
AUTHOR JANET BARRETT ~
"THEY CALLED HER RECKLESS"
MONDAY, MARCH 10th ~
7:00pm When the Marines of the Fifth
Regiment's Recoilless Rifle Platoon acquired a small Korean pony
to haul ammunition up the steep hills to the front lines, what
they got was a real-life hero, Reckless, the courageous and
indomitable warhorse who stood with her buddies for two years
during the Korean War, saving many lives, raising spirits, and
winning the love and respect of all who knew her.
She came on base in October, 1952, disrupting a softball game
and capturing the attention of everyone around. Immediately
named for the "reckless" rifles she would supply, she began life
with the Marines as Private First Class Reckless. In short order
she was an integral member of the platoon, learning quickly to
run into her bunker when incoming fire hit the camp, navigate
the trails and hills on her own, and calmly accept the roar of
the recoilless rifles at close range.
In skirmishes and firefights, and ultimately in the savage
Battle for Outpost Vegas, Reckless showed her bravery and
resilience. In that last bloody fight, surpassing all
expectations, she hauled ammunition for three days and nights
wherever it was needed. For wounds sustained, she was awarded
two Purple Hearts. Ever the character, she also shared her
buddies C-rations and mess hall chow, beers and an occasional
whiskey, and on cold nights, their warm tents. She was promoted
to sergeant by the Commander of the Marine First Division. Then,
in late 1954, the men got their wish, and Sergeant Reckless
sailed for San Francisco, a hero's welcome, and another new
From the moment she heard about Reckless, Janet Barrett knew she
would write this book. Her experiences as a horsewoman gave her
a particular appreciation of the tight bond that developed
between Reckless and her fellow Marines, from which the story
springs. The author's first book was On The Fence: A Parent's
Handbook of Horseback Riding; as well, she has written for
magazines and newspapers, and the public relations field.
Please register in advance by calling the
Killingworth Library at 860-663-2000 or stopping by in person.
WINTER KNITTING CLASS
MORNINGS, STARTING JANUARY 6TH
All levels of knitters are welcome to join us!
Beginners should bring #8 needles and a skein of yarn.
Anyone with a project-in-progress may bring that to work on.
Help and advice will be provided!
The library now has a collection bin, courtesy of the
Killingworth Women's Organization, in support of Domestic
Violence Awareness & Prevention.
Donated items will go to the New Horizons Shelter and Safe
House. The collection will continue throughout the winter.
Please help however you can!
CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF NEEDED ITEMS
GIVE WHILE YOU SHOP ONLINE!
know that you can support the Killingworth Library every time
you shop online?
It's free, safe, and easy!
www.iGive.com * Register, and choose the
Library Association as your charity * Shop at your choice
of over 1,200 stores, including
JC Penney, Amazon, QVC,
Staples, Eddie Bauer, Pottery Barn, Best Buy, Land's End, and many more!
NEVER LOSE YOUR MEMORY
AGAIN! 1gb USB FLASHDRIVE MEMORY
Perfect for students, stockings, and techies on the go!
Available at the circulation desk, in four fun colors.
Proceeds benefit the library.
Attraction Guest Passes Held by the Library
The following guest passes can be checked out for two days.
Some allow free entrance for a specified number of children
and adults, while others allow a discount rate. For more
detailed information please contact the library at 663-2000