Amy Tan tells the story of four Chinese women who immigrate to America. Each mother tells her own story of how she became the women she is and how that influenced the life of her daughter for better or for worse. The daughters in turn reflect on their own lives and what they have learned from their mothers and about themselves. Books will be available at the reference desk.
Meet Gerald Elias, Associate Concertmaster of the Utah Symphony, Boston Symphony violinist, Adjunct Professor of Music at the University of Utah, and novelist. His mystery series features Daniel Jacobus, a blind violin teacher. The fifth book, Playing with Fire, will be out in September. Books will be available for signing and sale by Ogden’s The Queen Bee during the event. This program is presented in partnership with the Utah Humanities Council Book Festival.
Hunting the elusive acorn, Scrat finds himself catapulted into space, where he sets off a chain reaction that sends a group of asteroids towards the Earth. In order to save themselves, Manny, Diego, and Sid must lead the herd away from their home and into new, unknown territory far away.
Scrat, manically searching for acorns, inadvertently kicks off the breakup of the continent of Pangea, which in turn causes Manny to be separated from his family on floating ice. As he, Sid, and Diego coordinate a plan to return to the mainland, they make new friends and enemies. It’s just another day in the Ice Age.
Pampered pets Max and Duke get caught by Animal Control after a disastrous walk from a caretaker while their owner is away. They are rescued by a rabbit who encourages them to join a cult of abandoned pets and becomes enraged upon finding out they intend to return to their domestic life. What follows is hijinks through the streets of Manhattan as Max and Duke must work together to rescue themselves!
Loveable and roguish German shepherd Charlie goes to Heaven after his conniving bulldog partner kills him. Determined to go back and get revenge, he steals the gold watch that represents his life and rewinds it. Back on Earth, he foils the bulldog’s plans and in the process, rescues an orphan girl and earns his way back into Heaven.
When Sparky, the beloved pet dog of young Victor Frankenstein, gets hit by a car and dies, Victor uses his knowledge of science to reanimate him with lightning. But when the rest of his schoolmates get wind of his successful experiment, everyone tries to bring their own pets back to life, with disastrous results.
The townspeople of Cheesebridge see the subterranean Boxtrolls as pests and enlist an exterminator to get rid of them. But actually, they are gentle little creatures that forage at night for discarded items, like the boxes that they wear. One human boy living among them will have to fight for their lives and prove to the townspeople that their reputation is undeserved.
Igors loyally assist Evil Scientists in the Kingdom of Malaria’s annual Evil Science Fair, but one Igor aspires to be an Evil Scientist himself instead of the assistant. He creates Eva, a monstrous creature made from various body parts, but forgets to activate her “Evil Bone.” So instead of a monster, she becomes an aspiring actress, until Igor’s nemesis Dr. Schadenfreude gets a hold of her.
Clever and adventurous, Coraline Jones moves with her parents to a new apartment building. While exploring she discovers a secret door and the key that opens it. On the other side is the Other World, where her Other Mother is more fun than her real mother. But the Other World is not what it seems and Coraline will need her ingenuity and bravery to escape!