What’s new at Jacksonville Public Library:
“Cuyahoga” by Pete Beatty: Big Son is a spirit of the times — the times being 1837. Behind his broad shoulders, shiny hair and church-organ laugh, Big Son practically made Ohio City all by himself. The feats of this proto-superhero have earned him wonder and whiskey toasts but very little in the way of fortune. Without money, Big cannot become an honest husband to his beloved Cloe (who may or may not want to be his wife, honestly). In pursuit of a steady wage, our hero hits the (dirt) streets of Ohio City and Cleveland, the twin towns racing to become the first great metropolis of the West. Their rivalry reaches a boil over the construction of a bridge across the Cuyahoga River — and Big stumbles right into the kettle. The resulting misadventures involve elderly terrorists, infrastructure collapse, steamboat races, wild pigs and multiple ruined weddings.
“Credit Repair: Make a Plan, Improve Your Credit, Avoid Scams” by Amy Loftsgordon and Cara O’Neill: A bad credit report can prevent you from getting a mortgage, car loan, credit card, apartment or even a job. This book discusses how to prioritize and reduce debts, create a budget, cut expenses, negotiate with creditors, adopt strategies to rebuild credit and so much more.
“Young Ahmed”: Despite the desperate protestations of his single mother, a Muslim teenager in a small Belgian town gradually is being radicalized into extremism. He winds up hatching a murderous plot targeting his beloved teacher. This movie may be described as a coming-of-age story, a searing character study and a visceral tale of redemption.
CHILDREN’S EASY READER
“We Are Thankful” by Margaret McNamara: It’s almost Thanksgiving, and Mrs. Connor asks the class to think about what they are thankful for. Reza and his mama make a list together. At school, when everyone else says the things on his list, can Reza think of something else he’s thankful for before it’s his turn to speak?
CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK
“Peppa Pig and the Day of Giving Thanks”: The family is out for a fall walk and they are thankful for so much, the sky, apples, pumpkins and leaves! But when a rain storm comes, Peppa doesn’t feel lucky anymore. Will something leave a surprise that Peppa might be thankful for after all?
Did you know?
Join the library at 10 a.m. Wednesday for a virtual Story Time all about turkeys. The virtual Story Time will be available via the library’s Facebook page and website.