Library News - January 19, 2017
The Friends of Our Wonderful Library, a.k.a. FOWL, hosted a Meet & Greet for three foreign exchanges students studying in Mellen. Ryuto Fujita (Japan) and Korab Lokaj (Kosovo) are staying with host family Melinda & Glenn Colver and their daughter, Jessica. Jonas Mattig (Germany) is staying with host family Denise & Ken Lutz and their son, Solan. They shared information about their home countries and their thoughts about their stay and travels in the U.S. A flag cake was our featured treat, but we also enjoyed potato pancakes, lefse and many other goodies.
Have you picked up a FOWL 40th Anniversary bags? 1 per family/household. Get yours before they’re gone.
Check out the FOWL Used Book Sale . . .
Wisconsin Tax Forms have arrived and are available in the Mellen Library & Senior Center Lobby. The Library’s hours are Monday-Thursday, 10 AM to 6 PM and Friday & Saturday 9 AM to Noon.
A Book Review by Sue MacArthur: The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg
This book is another great one by Fannie Flagg, filled with her typical humor and lively characters. The story starts with Lordor Nordstrom, who founds a small farming community in Missouri called Elmwood Springs in 1889. As in any small town, family and friends help build a thriving, safe, caring community. Generation after generation continue on, much like our Mellen families.
Lordor also wanted a beautiful place for the town’s people to go after they pass away, this he named Still Meadows. This is the humorous twist in this novel. When anyone passes, they are able to talk to others who passed before them, learning about how their family and friends are doing and finding out about all the changes in the world. One problem in this cemetery is people suddenly vanish, no one knows where and why they disappear. Fannie Flagg takes you over a century of world history: world wars, the Wright Brothers, the first moon walk, internet...the list is endless. There is also a small mystery on how to prove a murder, the only ones who know who committed it are in Still Meadows.
I strongly suggest you take the time to read the epilogue, all your questions will be answer in a very interesting way. Enjoy this one!