Cover: Magpie Murders
Community Locations
623 National Ave
Thursday, September 8 at 3:00 pm

Grab a cup of coffee and a locally-made treat while discussing this month’s book with the Westside Book Club at Macksville Coffee Company! In Anthony Horowitz’s Magpie Murders, editor Susan Ryeland has no reason to believe that the latest manuscript from Alan Conway will be any different than his other vintage-inspired mysteries. Except the last chapter is missing from the manuscript and as Susan searches for it, she becomes convinced that there is more to Conway’s mysterious death than is believed.

Cover: World of Wonders
Community Locations
623 National Avenue
Thursday, August 11 at 3:00 pm

Grab a cup of coffee and a locally-made treat while discussing this month’s book with the Westside Book Club at Macksville Coffee Company! In World of Wonders, poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil brings intimate scenes of nature to life with exuberant short essays that draw on fable, travel, memoir, and science. From dancing frogs to axolotls, each vignette invites you to pause and reflect on some of the most mesmerizing flora and fauna that Nezhukumatathil has encountered over the course of her life. World of Wonders is presented by Indiana Humanities in partnership with the Indiana Center for the Book and the Indiana State Library.

Young woman carrying a large stack of books
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Sunday, August 7 at 1:00 pm

Shop for books, DVDs, CDs, and more at the Friends of the Library Book Sale. Thousands of items will be available at low prices, from current bestsellers to your favorite classics. Proceeds from your purchases will be used to fund Library programs and services you enjoy!

Close up of dolphin
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Shelter
Tuesday, July 26 at 11:00 am

Ages 5-11: Jack and Annie are whisked off for another adventure in the Magic Tree House’s Dolphins at Daybreak by Mary Pope Osborne! Follow their escapades in a mini-submarine as they explore a coral reef, meet a giant octopus, and take on a shark—with help from the smartest mammals in the ocean: dolphins. You’ll even receive your own copy of Dolphins at Daybreak so you can relive the adventure at home. Please plan to attend all four programs.

Close up of dolphin
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Shelter
Tuesday, July 19 at 11:00 am

Ages 5-11: Jack and Annie are whisked off for another adventure in the Magic Tree House’s Dolphins at Daybreak by Mary Pope Osborne! Follow their escapades in a mini-submarine as they explore a coral reef, meet a giant octopus, and take on a shark—with help from the smartest mammals in the ocean: dolphins. You’ll even receive your own copy of Dolphins at Daybreak so you can relive the adventure at home. Please plan to attend all four programs.

Close up of dolphin
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Shelter
Tuesday, July 12 at 11:00 am

Ages 5-11: Jack and Annie are whisked off for another adventure in the Magic Tree House’s Dolphins at Daybreak by Mary Pope Osborne! Follow their escapades in a mini-submarine as they explore a coral reef, meet a giant octopus, and take on a shark—with help from the smartest mammals in the ocean: dolphins. You’ll even receive your own copy of Dolphins at Daybreak so you can relive the adventure at home. Please plan to attend all four programs.

Cover: Skin of the Sea by Natasha Brown
Community Locations
623 National Avenue
Thursday, July 14 at 3:00 pm

Grab a cup of coffee and a locally-made treat while discussing this month’s book with the Westside Book Club at Macksville Coffee Company! In Natasha Brown’s Skin of the Sea, Simi has left behind her human life to serve the gods as a Mami Wata—a mermaid—whose duty is collect the souls of those die at sea and bless their journeys home. When she discovers a living boy who has been thrown overboard, she goes against an ancient decree, saves his life, and angers the gods she serves. In order to make amends and protect the other Mami Wata, Simi must make a dangerous journey of her own.

Book Cover: Jaws by Peter Benchley
623 National Avenue
Thursday, June 9 at 3:00 pm

Grab a cup of coffee and a locally-made treat at the Westside Book Club at Macksville Coffee Company before discussing the novel that inspired the classic 1975 movie! In Peter Benchley’s Jaws, a sudden string of deadly shark attacks force police chief Martin Brody, ichthyologist Matt Hooper, and professional hunter Quint to work together to rid the seaside resort town of Amity of an underwater terror before the massive great white shark kills anyone else.

Young girl using paper towel roll as telescope
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Shelter
Tuesday, June 28 at 11:00 am

Ages 5-11: Raise the mizzenmast and set sail with the pirates of old. Travel the high seas with Jack and Annie in Pirates Past Noon by Mary Pope Osborne before you and your child try your hands at building a pirate ship and more at each storytime. You’ll even receive your own copy of Pirates Past Noon so that your family can relive your adventure at home! Please plan to attend to all four programs.

Young girl using paper towel roll as telescope
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Shelter
Tuesday, June 21 at 11:00 am

Ages 5-11: Raise the mizzenmast and set sail with the pirates of old. Travel the high seas with Jack and Annie in Pirates Past Noon by Mary Pope Osborne before you and your child try your hands at building a pirate ship and more at each storytime. You’ll even receive your own copy of Pirates Past Noon so that your family can relive your adventure at home! Please plan to attend to all four programs.

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