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Have you registered for the fall book discussion series? Featuring four American plays, you can stop by the library to register and pick up the first play, Death of a Salesman. The discussion for this book will be held on Tuesday, September 4 at 6 p.m. at the library. Wayne Deahl returns to lead the discussions.

Monday, August 20 “The Hunger Games” will be shown at the library at 6:30 p.m. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or provide written permission. The film is based on the book of the same name by Suzanne Collins. The film is rated PG-13 and is 142 minutes. Popcorn will be provided.

When 12-year-old Lorenzo doesn’t make the team for the Youth Baseball League, he decides to start his own and he recruits Joey, a washed-up minor leaguer, to be the coach in “Home Run Showdown,” which will be shown on Thursday, August 23 at 1:30 p.m. Can Joey shape a ragtag team of kids into champions? The film is rated PG and 94 minutes.

A new suspense book is “Close Your Eyes” by Iris Johansen. Kendra Michaels cherishes the life she has achieved after stem cell surgery restored her sight. The skills she perfected during those sightless years have made her a uniquely potent observer and problem-solver. When former agent Dan Lynch approaches her about a possible serial murder case, she tries to steer clear, but he holds a trump card… the latest victim is Kendra’s ex, an FBI agent, who vanished without enough clues to follow – unless Kendra can pick up the trail.

Other new fiction books are “Seating Arrangements” by Maggie Shipstead, “The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln” by Stephen L. Carter, “Three Brides, No Groom” by Debbie Macomber, “I, Michael Bennett” by James Patterson, “We Only Know So Much” by Elizabeth Crane, “15 Seconds” by Andrew Gross, “The Unholy” by Heather Graham, “Potboiler” by Jesse Kellerman and “Little Night” by Luanne Rice. New titles for the young adult include “Theodore Boone: the Abduction” by John Grisham, “Immortal Hearts” by Ellen Schreiber and “Fever” by Lauren DeStefano.

New adult non-fiction books are “Tiny Beautiful Things” by Cheryl Strayed, “Mark of the Grizzly” by Scott McMillion and “Practical Centering” by Larkin Barnett.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior titles: “Dog Lost” by Ingrid Lee, “The Fourth Stall” by Chris Rylander and “Powerless” by Matthew Cody. Some new picture books include “Splat the Cat Takes the Cake” by Rob Scotton, “The Perfect Present” by Fiona Robertson and “A Pig Parade is a Terrible Idea” by Michael Ian Black.

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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