“Almost Midnight,” by Paul Doiron. While on vacation, Warden Investigator Mike Bowditch receives a strange summons from Billy Cronk, one of his oldest friends and a man he had to reluctantly put behind bars for murder. Billy wants him to investigate a new female prison guard with a mysterious past, and Mike feels honor-bound to help his friend. But when the guard becomes the victim in a brutal attack at the prison, he realizes there may be a darker cover-up at play and that Billy and his family might be at risk. How can he possibly keep the family safe when he has enemies of his own on his trail? Torn between loyalties, Mike responds the only way he knows how: by bending every law and breaking every rule to keep his loved ones safe.
“Wanderers,” by Chuck Wendig. Shana wakes up one morning to discover her little sister in the grip of a strange malady. She appears to be sleepwalking. She cannot talk and cannot be woken up. And she is heading with inexorable determination to a destination that only she knows. But Shana and are sister are not alone. Soon they are joined by a flock of sleepwalkers from across America, on the same mysterious journey. And like Shana, there are other “shepherds” who follow the flock to protect their friends and family on the long, dark road ahead. For on their journey, they will discover an America convulsed with terror and violence, where this apocalyptic epidemic proves less dangerous than the fear of it.
“Five Days in Skye,” by Carla Laureano. Andrea Sullivan is so consumed by her hospitality consultant job that she’s forgotten what brings her joy. She dreads her assignment to snag a high-profile client in Scotland. Yet the Isle of Skye transcends her preconceptions. As does the man she must impress, the blue-eyed Scotsman, James MacDonald. He’s passionate about cooking, but after six restaurants, four cookbooks and his own television show, he’s grown weary of the scrutiny that comes with living in the public eye. Soon Andrea and James begin to sense these five days in Skye together may just be an invitation into a deeper life and truer love.
“For the Love of Popsicles: Naturally Delicious Icy Sweet Summer Treats from A–Z,” by Sarah Bond. Taking readers on a journey through the world of healthy Popsicles, these inviting recipes highlight ease and simplicity with natural ingredients and uncomplicated preparations. Colorful photos of every recipe and a minimalist, trendy design entice readers to try out both the classic and modern pops, from orange Creamsicles to pineapple upside-down. Unlike other Popsicle books whose recipes are high in sugar, or use “shortcuts” like store-bought ice cream, Bond makes readers’ health a top priority. Written by a nutritionist with a master’s in sensory science, “For the Love of Popsicles” lifts the senses without compromising flavor. Nutrition information of every recipe with helpful substitution and preparation tips ensure readers find recipes that suit their diet type.
“Sew Outdoor Living: Brighten Up Your Garden with 25 Colorful Projects,” by Debbie Shore. Using easy-to-follow instructions and clear photography, Shore talks you through how to sew items for outdoor living, such as decorative accessories for the patio, seat cushions and bunting, kneeling pads and a gardener’s apron with pockets. Ensure your garden looks stunning come rain or shine, with colorful handmade placemats, bolster cushions, tablecloths and table decorations. Perfect for sewers who enjoy their gardens or who want to make a gift for someone who does.
Story time is held Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and lasts 45–60 minutes. Participants read books, followed by a craft or activity.
Chetek Library hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday: 1–6 p.m.; and Saturday: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.