19 Minutes by Jodi Picoult
In nineteen minutes, you can mow the front lawn, color your hair, watch a third of a hockey game. In nineteen minutes, you can bake scones or get a tooth filled by a dentist; you can fold laundry for a family of five….In nineteen minutes, you can stop the world, or you can just jump off it. In nineteen minutes, you can get revenge.
Sterling is a small, ordinary New Hampshire town where nothing ever happens — until the day its complacency is shattered by a shocking act of violence. In the aftermath, the town’s residents must not only seek justice in order to begin healing but also come to terms with the role they played in the tragedy. For them, the lines between truth and fiction, right and wrong, insider and outsider have been obscured forever. Josie Cormier, the teenage daughter of the judge sitting on the case, could be the state’s best witness, but she can’t remember what happened in front of her own eyes. And as the trial progresses, fault lines between the high school and the adult community begin to show, destroying the closest of friendships and families.
Nineteen Minutes is New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult’s most raw, honest, and important novel yet. Told with the straightforward style for which she has become known, it asks simple questions that have no easy answers: Can your own child become a mystery to you? What does it mean to be different in our society? Is it ever okay for a victim to strike back? And who — if anyone — has the right to judge someone else?
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Join us for our monthly computer classes!
We will be teaching basic computer skills on every first, third, and fourth Thursday of every month.
Every first Thursday – Basic computer skills.
Every third Thursday – Basic internet skills.
Every fourth Thursday – Basic email skills.
These labs are free and they will start at 10am in our conference room.
We are having our first Winter Reading Challenge! Our theme will be, “Imagine Someone Else’s Story”
January 1 – February 29, 2020!
This year’s Summer Reading Program theme is “Imagine Your Story”. As we prepare for the upcoming theme, we thought we could put a twist on it for our winter challenge.
The Winter Reading Challenge is an opportunity for adults to celebrate the enjoyment and gratification of leisure reading and earn a 2020 special prize by reading five books and experiencing a couple of our databases in the 2-month time period.
Prepare to experience books about people different than yourself. Use our databases to learn about other cultures, lands and languages as we ask readers to “Imagine Someone Else’s Story”.
How do I participate?
- Check out the “Imagine Someone Else’s Story” Winter Challenge printout available on December 23rd.
- Adult readers (18+) may join online or at the library, and begin logging on January 1, 2020
- Complete the Winter Reading Challenge list by reading any five books meeting the themes listed and by using World Book Online and Pronunciator to answer questions for 2 (of the 5) different books between January 1 and February 28, 2020.
- If you complete the Challenge and turn in your Winter Reading Challenge list by February 29, you will receive a prize to be announced later.