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Southern Lanes Date Night For Valentine’s Day

It’s Valentine’s Day and Cosmic Bowling Night all in one at Southern Lanes Bowling! Bring your date (Can be a friend, your Mom, Co-Workers…we all love Bowling) for Cosmic Bowling.

A wonderful night for family fun at the Lanes! Let’s Bowl out of this world with Friday Night Cosmic Bowling! Be on the look out for a colored Head Pin. If you get a strike, you will receive a FREE Medium soft drink.

Books After Dark: Mystery/Thriller – at Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library

Books After Dark is a new after-hours book discussion at the Library. The theme will rotate each month. For the first meeting in January, they’ll be talking about The Snowman by Jo Nesbø.

Copies are available to check out at the Library front desk.

Here’s the summary for this thrilling story:

“Internationally acclaimed crime writer Jo Nesbø’s antihero police investigator, Harry Hole, is back: in a bone-chilling thriller that will take Hole to the brink of insanity.

Oslo in November. The first snow of the season has fallen. A boy named Jonas wakes in the night to find his mother gone. Out his window, in the cold moonlight, he sees the snowman that inexplicably appeared in the yard earlier in the day. Around its neck is his mother’s pink scarf.

Hole suspects a link between a menacing letter he’s received and the disappearance of Jonas’s mother – and of perhaps a dozen other women, all of whom went missing on the day of a first snowfall. As his investigation deepens, something else emerges: he is becoming a pawn in an increasingly terrifying game whose rules are devised – and constantly revised – by the killer.

Fiercely suspenseful, its characters brilliantly realized, its atmosphere permeated with evil, The Snowman is the electrifying work of one of the best crime writers of our time.”

Saturday Book Chat at Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library

Join this engaging and fun book discussion group at the Library! They’ll be chatting about The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender at the January meeting.

Copies are available to check out at the Library front desk upon request.

Here’s a summary of this fascinating story:

“The wondrous Aimee Bender conjures the lush and moving story of a girl whose magical gift is really a devastating curse.

On the eve of her ninth birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein, a girl at the periphery of schoolyard games and her distracted parents’ attention, bites into her mother’s homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a magical gift: she can taste her mother’s emotions in the cake. She discovers this gift to her horror, for her mother—her cheerful, good-with-crafts, can-do mother—tastes of despair and desperation. Suddenly, and for the rest of her life, food becomes a peril and a threat to Rose.

The curse her gift has bestowed is the secret knowledge all families keep hidden—her mother’s life outside the home, her father’s detachment, her brother’s clash with the world. Yet as Rose grows up she learns to harness her gift and becomes aware that there are secrets even her taste buds cannot discern.

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake is a luminous tale about the enormous difficulty of loving someone fully when you know too much about them. It is heartbreaking and funny, wise and sad, and confirms Aimee Bender’s place as “a writer who makes you grateful for the very existence of language” (San Francisco Chronicle).”