By Angie Georgeff
Although it sometimes seems that everybody is already on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, there still are people who would like to participate but who have not yet made the leap. There also are people who have already opened an account, but who are not getting the most out of it. If you fit into either of these categories, you are invited to attend our new social media class. We can help you open an account and learn how to use it to keep in touch with your friends and family. This class will be held at the library at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 10. It is scheduled to last about 90 minutes.
There is no charge for any of our computer classes, but we do ask that you stop by the circulation desk or call the library at 743-6533 to register. Class size is limited by the number of computers we have available.
We want to thank the Daisies and Girl Scouts of Girl Scout Troop 547 for the wonderful work they did to beautify the planters and flower bed in front of the library’s main door. The cheerful little pansies they planted are smiling and nodding, and the salvia bed looks lovely with its fresh layer of mulch. I noticed yesterday that the honeybees which visit the salvia are humming with happiness. Thank you so much! We and the bees appreciate all of your hard work.
Iris Johansen’s latest thriller “Shattered Mirror” was released last week. If a package containing a badly burned human skull and a two-sided mirror arrived at your home, what would you do? Well, I would freak out for half a minute and then call the police. Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan, however, sets to work reconstructing the face of the person to whom it belonged. Eve tries to shield her six-year-old son Michael, but when he sees the reconstruction, he is captivated by the beautiful young woman it portrays. He calls her Sylvie.
When Eve’s ward Cara Delaney is attacked in her college dorm room, she and her roommate Darcy Nichols pay a visit to the safety and serenity of Eve’s lake cottage. As soon as Darcy comes through the door, Eve is struck by the uncanny resemblance between her and the reconstruction. Cue the opening theme to The Twilight Zone, because the skull on Eve’s worktable belonged to Darcy’s twin. Her name was Sylvie.
Eve’s husband, former Navy SEAL Joe Quinn, feels certain that the skull is connected to the recent attack on Cara, and protecting everyone involved becomes his immediate focus – and none too soon.