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2012-10-15: Information Station Column

What’s new at the library?  Well, have you heard about our NEW Family Storytime??  We are so excited to offer a storytime on Saturday mornings so that parents and all-age children can attend together!  We currently are offering Family Storytime from now through Nov. 17 from 10:30-11:30 am each week.  All ages are welcome (although it will be most useful for children ages 1-6) and parents are encouraged to attend with children.  We do a variety of activities from nursery rhymes, to sharing books, to crafts – geared to a wide range of ages.  Just come and enjoy books together with your young ones.  Sign up by calling or emailing the library.

 

Book Review:

Love Anthony is the latest novel by Lisa Genova.  You may remember Genova has written Still Alice and Left Neglected, both intriguing novels that showcase Genova’s expertise in neuroscience.  Love Anthony is much the same in nature – a novel that focuses on autism from the mind of the autistic child.  I thought just getting into the mind of the autistic child was fascinating.  When we observe autistic children, we often wonder how much they are relating to our world.  According to Genova, they are VERY MUCH involved and have strong feelings about how they are treated.  I thought that aspect of the novel was riveting – in fact, I could have used more of those thoughts/feelings throughout the novel.  The other storylines, family-related issues, were good, but, I didn’t think they were as strong as those of her other novels.  I think it’s worth a read – just maybe not one of my “top-of-the-list” of Genova’s novels.