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Flight to Heaven – A Pilot’s True Story by Dale Black This enjoyable book can be found in the History/Biography section of the Library. The following is the review found on the book cover. “Flight to Heaven is a beautifully written and amazing account of life, death – and life again. In the early days of his flying career, Capt. Dale Black was a passenger in a horrific airplane crash which some have called the most ironic in aviation history.…
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On the Shelf for Feb. 2021

In the “New Books” section of the Library is a small book of 140 pages that someone recently donated called “The Glory of Heaven – Inspiring True Stories and Answers to Common Questions” by Betty Malz. There are many books with individuals telling their experiences of visiting heaven and we all have different perceptions concerning death and what heaven will be like. Even so, we all desire and anticipate our arrival in heaven – to feel that complete love and…
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On the Shelf for January 2021

Here is a novel that I could not put down and one I find thought-provoking and heart-wrenching with surprising twists: How the Light Gets In by Jolina Petershein Here is what the book review states: “When Ruth Neufeld’s husband and father-in-law are killed in a bombing overseas, she travels to Wisconsin Mennonite community with her daughters and mother-in-law Mabel to bury them, grieve, and piece together their next steps. They are welcomed by Elam Albrecht, her husband’s cousin, who invites…
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UMW 2021-2022 READING PROGRAM

It”s the New Year and the beginning of a new UMW Reading Program. This is the first time the program will span two years instead of one. For a better explanation of the Reading Program, Andris Salter, the Operations Officer of United Methodist Women writes in the November/December RESPONSE magazine: “The purpose of the Reading Program is to better understand and participate in God’s mission today, to increase sensitivity to all human beings, to explore contemporary issues and to enhance…
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News from the Library

Here’s something I would guess not many of you know about our Library.  Each month we receive the Large Print version of The Reader’s Digest.  It is the same uplifting, witty and wonderful magazine we all grew up with.  The recent copies are on the right table and back issues in the magazine rack on the north wall.  Stop by and check them out. Four times a year we receive the Reader’s Digest Large Print Select Editions of condensed novels. …
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On the Shelf for December 2020

Hello dear friends from the Betty Barrick Library staff members. Many months have passed since the Library was open and I know you are ready to return the books you checked out in March and find some other interesting and entertaining ones. Well you can now do so as the Library is available for your use Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. So, check your home bookshelves for any books that need to be returned and come…
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Betty Barrick Library News

In case you missed the On the Shelves article in the December Lakeviewer, the Library is now open.  We need your help to bring the circulation numbers up.  It is surprising to me but there are too many books on our shelves that have never been checked out and I am wondering why.  So do stop in and browse the shelves and see what we have to offer. As to my wondering why too many books remain unread, we welcome…
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On the Shelf for October 2020

Hello to all the faithful readers of the Library section of the Lakeviewer!  Hopefully, this section will again become a part of the Lakeviewer. I do have a book which is available in the Betty Barrick Library.  John Adams by David McCullough  It is very interesting and completely historical from beginning to the last page.  I didn’t realize how much John Adams did for the United States from before the start of the revolution through his presidency.  This book opened…
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On the Shelf for June 2020

Welcome to the Betty Barrick Library! We have wonderful old and new books that are good to read. The Printed Letter Book Shop by Katherine Reay This is the story of four women who have worked in a bookshop in Winsome, Illinois.  Each of the women have their own stories with the shop.  Maddie was the original owner of the shop.  When she died, she left the shop and her house to Madeleine Culler, her great niece, who was a…
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On the Shelf for March 2020

Welcome to the Betty Barrick Library We have a couple of books that our readers should enjoy reading! Shades of Light by Sharon Garlough Brown It starts with Wren and her mother living in Australia. Twenty years later, Wren sees a news clip of beached whales in New Zealand. This tragedy causes Wren to check into the Glenwood Psychiatric Hospital to get some help. She has trouble thinking about the whales and if they will survive. After a couple of…
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On the Shelf for February 2020

Welcome to Betty Barrick Library I would like to introduce you to two new books and one oldie but goodie that the readers might enjoy reading. To Heaven and Back by Mary C. Neal, M.D.  She takes you on a journey that you won’t want to put down.  It involves her true life journey to heaven, when she takes a kayak journey in Chile and drowns in an accident.  She journeys to heaven and meets Jesus and is returned to…
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On the Shelf January 2020

Welcome to the Betty Barrick Library We have a couple of good books that I know you will enjoy reading! Rebeccas’s Reward by Lauraine Snelling (Book 4 of the Daughter’s of Blessing) It takes place in Blessing, North Dakota.  It starts out as a story of Norwegian immigrants that have staked out farms and businesses in Blessing.  Rebecca is dreaming of opening a soda and ice cream shop in Blessing.  She travels to Bismark to visit her cousin Penny.  In…