Reverend Sandra Larson Hosts Book Discussion at MPL

Thousands of readers have read The Shack by William P. Young. It has been on the New York Times Best Sellers List for over 30 weeks and continues to be popular because readers keep talking about it. The Madison Public Library and Reverend Sandra Larson offer an opportunity for readers to talk about this book on May 12 and 19.

Reverend Sandra Larson, First Presbyterian Church in Madison, will lead a two-part discussion of The Shack at the Madison Public Library on Tuesday May 12 and May 19 beginning at 7:oo p.m. in the library's meeting room.

According to Reverend Larson The Shack will surprise, shock and inspire readers. The story begins with a family's tragedy. What follows is a spiritual adventure that gives a fresh and thought-provoking perspective on who is God; why am I here; and how to cope with tragedy. "This book's deep emotion and spiritual wisdom will nudge you to reflect on what you believe and what you value," states Reverend Larson.

Copies of The Shack are available at the Shepherd Shop and Books and More. Madison Public Library has several copies that are currently spoken for, however interested patrons may have their names added to the reserve list for future reading.

All interested readers are invited to join this discussion. Please contact the Public Library, 256-7525, if you plan to attend.

Something for Everyone

Back in January, everyone at the Public Library ordered books from sales representatives who visited us. Boxes of books have been arriving at the library since then—it’s been sort of like Christmas.

Most of the books are nonfiction, but with all of us choosing books, I think we have something to appeal to every interest. Keep checking the new book shelves.

Some of the new titles now available are:
Do It For Less! Weddings by Denise Vivaldo contains more than 500 cost-saving tips, ideas, and professional advice on all aspects of planning an unforgettable wedding on an affordable budget.

When Our Mothers Went to War by Margaret Regis documents the challenges faced by women on the home front and in the battle zone during World War II.

Outside the Not So Big House by Julie Moir Messervy offers practical advice for designing outdoor spaces for modern lifestyles.

Street Gang by Michael Davis is the complete history of Sesame Street.

The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook by Nancy Harmon Jenkins provides recipes and the latest information about the nutritional benefits of one of the world’s healthiest cuisines.