Tuesday, July 22 plan to bring your lunch to the library and participate in a book discussion of Craig Johnson’s first two books, “Cold Dish” and “Death Without Company.” Wayne Deahl will facilitate the book discussion which begins at noon. August 19 will feature the discussion of Johnson’s two recent titles, “A Serpent’s Tooth” and “Any Other Name.” There are limited copies of the books so be sure to stop in and pick up a copy if you’ve not yet read them.
Crafting @ the Library begins on Wednesday, July 23 and continues through August 20 at 1:30 p.m. The program will give children the opportunity to create various projects as well as maybe enjoy a story or two.
The animated version of “The Hobbit” will be shown on Thursday, July 24 at 1:30 p.m. Bilbo Baggins is asked to recover a fabulous treasure stolen from friendly dwarfs. All he must do is brave dark forests, towering mountains, hobbit-eating trolls, huge spiders, a fiery dragon, and more. Fun and amazement await so join the quest! The film is rated PG and is 77 minutes. The library provides the popcorn, please bring your own drink.
A new book by Cecilia Ahern is “One Hundred Names.” Scandal derailed journalist Kitty Logan’s career. Constance, the woman who taught her everything, is dying. At her mentor’s bedside Kitty asks her, “What is the one story you always wanted to write?” The answer lies in a single sheet of paper buried in Constance’s office – a list of one hundred names. Determined to unlock the mystery, Kitty throws herself into tracking down each name on the list and uncovering their connection. This book is also available through “The Virtual Library.”
Other new fiction books are “Ragtime Cowboys” by Loren D. Estleman, “A Beauty so Rare” by Tamera Alexander, “The Hidden Child” by Camilla Lackberg, “The Last Kind Words Saloon” by Larry McMurtry, “Home to Seaview Key” by Sherryl Woods, “Hardwired” by Meredith Wild, “What Follows After” by Dan Walsh, “Taken With You” by Shannon Stacy and “Say I do” by Lucy Kevin. A new title for young adults is “Deep Blue” by Jennifer Donnelly.
“Etched in Sand: a True Story of five siblings who survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island” by Regina Calcaterra is among new non-fiction along with “Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution” by John Paul Stevens and “Conform: Exposing the Truth About Common Core and Public Education” by Glenn Beck.
The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new books, “Fury of the Seventh Son” by Joseph Delaney, “The Secret Box” by Whitaker Ringwald and “Cavemice: Watch Your Tail” by Geronimo Stilton. Be sure to check out these picture books: “Dream Closet” by Kristen L. Depken, “Too Many Puppies” by Mary Tillworth and “Dusty Flies High” by Susan Amerikaner.
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!