This high-flying adventure begins when Pazu, an engineer’s apprentice, spies a young girl, Sheeta, floating down from the sky, held aloft by a glowing pendant. Both Sheeta and Pazu are searching for the legendary floating castle, Laputa, and they vow to travel there together to unravel the mystery of the luminous crystal. But their quest won’t be easy, as soon they are being pursued by greedy air pirates, the military, and secret government agents, who all seek the power Sheeta alone can control.
At her mother’s behest, 13-year-old Kiki sets out on a year-long apprenticeship with her black cat in tow. With a shaky command of her broom, she ends up in a charming little coastal town that looks like a cross between the French provincial and San Francisco. Unfortunately, the local hotels have a strict “no witches” policy and the police have taken a dim view of her recent aerial mischief-making. She’s saved from the street by a kindly baker’s wife, who offers her room and board in exchange for her delivering by broom the baker’s wares.
After he is fired from the Anti-Villain League for failing to take down the latest bad guy to threaten humanity, Gru finds himself in the midst of a major identity crisis. But when a mysterious stranger shows up to inform Gru that he has a long-lost twin brother-a brother who desperately wishes to follow in his twin’s despicable footsteps-one former super-villain will rediscover just how good it feels to be bad.
Call or stop by the library to sign up. First come, first served. Tickets will be available to pick up June 18th – 20th at the library. Tickets not picked up by that time will be offered to people on the waiting list.
Whisper of the Heart follows the story of teenage bookworm Shizuku who is struggling to find out who she is as she approaches the last summer of junior high school. Energetic and free-spirited, she harbours ambitions to write. But Shizuku is a voracious reader and plans on using the library to read away the summer vacation. When she finds that the same mystery borrower has got to every book before her, she meets Seiji, a trainee violin-maker who challenges her to stop reading and start writing.
Mike Cagley will be sharing information about growing houseplants. He will focus on gesneriads – African violets, gloxinias, and orchids. Please come with your questions and curiosity. Mike will have some plants started that you can enter your name in a drawing to take home. This is a great opportunity to learn from an expert and network with others who share an interest in tropical houseplants.
Local authors – indie, self-published, aspiring, and mainstream – can now create ebooks and share them with readers across the state and potentially across the country using free tools provided by Minnesota libraries.
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