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The library will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 for Independence Day. Normal hours resume on Thursday, the 5th at 10 a.m.

Thursday, July 5 “The Big Miracle” will be shown at the library at 1:30 p.m. The film tells the true story of a small-town news reporter and a Greenpeace volunteer who enlist the help of rival superpowers to save three majestic gray whales trapped under the ice of the Arctic Circle. We’ll provide the popcorn, but please bring your own beverage. The film is rated PG, and 114 minutes.

Brothers, Phillip and Paul Collins will present a program on Wednesday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m. based on their book, “The Ascendancy of the Scientific Dictatorship: an examination of epistemic autocracy, from the 19th to the 21st century.” The book presents the story of how the criminal elite hijacked science and transformed it into a weapon against the masses. Sure to be an interesting program, plan to attend.

A new book by Mary Alice Monroe is “Beach House Memories.” Olivia had done what was expected – marrying the son of a historic Charleston family and turning her fortune and fate over to him. One thing she refused to relinquish was her family’s old seaside cottage. Here she could escape and indulge in her lifelong vocation – tending to the loggerhead sea turtles. One summer, Russell Bennett arrives on the island to research the loggerheads, what began as a shared passion for the turtles changes to a passionate and profound love that forces Olivia to face the most agonizing decision of her life.

Other new fiction books include “The Good Father” by Diane Chamberlain, “In One Person” by John Irving, “Breaking News” by Fern Michaels, “Indomitable” by Terry Brooks, “Dead Level” by Sarah Graves, “Spilled Blood” by Brian Freeman, “Home”” by Toni Morrison and “The Dropper” by Ron McLarty. “Fall from Grace” by Charles Benoit and “Fated”” By Alyson Noel are new YA novels.
New non-fiction you might enjoy includes: “Self-sufficiency On a Shoestring!: Recipes For a New, Fun, and Free Life” by Alan Bridgewater, “Prague Winter: a Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948” by Madeleine Albright and “The Blood of Heroes: the 13-day Struggle for the Alamo….and the Sacrifice That Forced a Nation” by James Donovan.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new books: “Shark Bait” by Justin D’Ath, “A Forest Charm” by Sue Bentley and “Track and Field Takedown” by Jake Maddox as well as “The Phantom Menace” by Hannah Dolan, “Fancy Day in Room 1-A” by Jane O’Connor and “Hot Rod Hamster” by Cynthia Lord.

334-3274 is the Dial-A-Story number. Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Dial in and hear an exciting story today!

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