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LIBRARY NEWS by May Ellen Smith and Debbie Sturman

Puppeteer, Markie Scholz of Dragons Are Too Seldom Puppets will present the puppet show, “Quest for the Junk Yard Dragon” on Wednesday, June 14 at 1 p.m. The family friendly program will be followed by a puppet making workshop for attendees.

LEGO Batman stars in his own big screen adventure in “The Lego Batman Movie” on Thursday, June 15 at 1 p.m. There are big changes brewing in Gotham. If he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing and try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. The film is rated PG and is 104 minutes. The library provides the popcorn; please bring your own drink.

The Friends of the Library are asking for volunteers to help move books, tables and chairs for the Annual Booksale and Ice Cream Social on Saturday, June 24. If you are available at 7:15 a.m. and/or 2 p.m. your help would be greatly appreciated. Sign up at the library or call 334-3490 or visit with any Friends of the Library board members: Dawn Gaukel, Joan Lenz, Wava Tully, Karen Titchener, Linda Frye, Marilyn Allbright, Vickie Scott or Megan Matthews. This annual event provides funding for many of the programs you see throughout the year as well as new books in the library.

Ann Cleeves is the author whose books the PBS television series, “Shetland” is based on. One of her newest novels is “Cold Earth.” After a torrential rain, Jimmy Perez watches a landslide of mud and water smash through a house on its way to the sea. The house is believed to be uninhabited, but in the wreckage Perez finds a body of a dark-haired woman wearing a red dress. It emerges that she was already dead before the landslide hit the house. Perez knows he must find out who she was and how she died. Both the book series and the dvd series are available to checkout.

Other new fiction books are “Miramar Bay” by Davis Bunn, “The Shadow Land” by Elizabeth Kostova, “Once in a Blue Moon Lodge” by Lorna Landvik, “Justice, My Brother” by James Keene, “Song of the Lion” by Anne Hillerman, “Whirlwind” by Hilary Norman, “Two From the Heart” by James Patterson, “The Night the Lights Went Out” by Karen White and “Wind River Cowboy” by Lindsay McKenna. Ann Brashears newest YA novel is “The Whole Thing Together.”

“Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” by David Grann is among new non-fiction along with “Head Strong: the Bulletproof Plan to Activate Untapped Brain Energy to Work Smarter and Think Faster” by Dave Asprey and “The Great Unknown: Seven Journeys to the Frontiers of Science” by Marcus Du Sautoy.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “The Song of Glory and Ghost” by N.D. Wilson, “In Over Their Heads” by Margaret Peterson Haddix and “Broken Birthday” by Courtney Sheinmel. A few of the newer easy titles are “I Promise” by David McPhail, “Dino: a First Book of Colors” by Jonathan Litton and “How to Babysit a Grandpa” by Jean Reagan.

“Father’s Day!” is the theme for Storyhour on June 13, 2017. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday throughout the year. Call 334-3274 to hear a recorded story anytime!

Check out our website for local history, genealogy research as well as information about free digital libraries. You also have access to thousands of searchable full-text databases with your library card number and PIN. Stop by the library for more information about online resources.