It’s time to register your children for our fall series of Afterschool Programs. The series will present “An Afternoon at the Theater,” a reader’s theater program for children of all ages with focus on reading, creating props and costumes and other theater related fun will also be included. We are trying something different in that you can register your children (kindergarten through fifth grade) for the day that works best for your schedule. The sessions will be held on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday and begins on Tuesday, September 2 and continues through Thursday, November 20. The programs begin after school and wrap up about 4:30 p.m. Call today (334-3490) to register as space is limited! If you are interested in providing snacks, please also let us know.
Don’t forget the Dinner and Movie on Monday, August 25 at 6 p.m. “The Third Man” will be featured, a light meal will be served and discussion facilitated by Deane Tucker.
“Sentinels of Fire” is P.T. Deutermann’s new novel. By the spring of 1945, the once-mighty Japanese fleet had been virtually destroyed, leaving Japan open to invasion. Japan responds by dispatching hundreds of suicide bombers against the Allied fleet surrounding Okinawa. The USS Malloy is part of a squadron patrolling the island. Facing multiple kamikaze and torpedo attacks each day and watching their squadron diminished as ship after ship is destroyed, the officers grapple with the consequences of losing their skipper’s guidance – and perhaps the ship itself and everyone on board.
Other new fiction books are “Stormy Persuasion” by Johanna Lindsey, “The City” by Dean Koontz, “Terminal City” by Linda Fairstein, “The Silkworm” by Robert Galbraith, “Memory of Water” by Emmi Itaranta, “The Red Room” by Ridley Pearson, “Nine Lives to Die” by Rita Mae Brown, “The Man of Lawlessness” by Alex Lindsay, “Take Me Home” by Dorothy Garlock and “Cotton’s Inferno” by Phil Dunlap. New titles for the young adult are “Everyday Angel: New Beginnings” by Victoria Schwab and “Insignia” by S.J. Kincaid.
“The Monument Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History” by Robert M. Edsel is among new non-fiction along with “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary of War” by Robert M. Gates and “Is That a Fact?: Frauds, Quacks, and the Real Science of Everyday Life” by Joseph A. Schwarcz.
The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “How to Outrun a Crocodile When You’re Shoes are Untied” by Jess Keating, “The Boy on Cinnamon Street” by Phoebe Stone and “The Glass Sentence” by S.E. Grove. New picture books include “D is For Duck Calls” by Miss Kay Robertson, “Budding Ballerina” by Jane O’Connor and “There’s a Triceratops in the Tree House” by Aleksei Bitskoff.
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!