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Wednesday, August 16, Astronomer Kevin Manning will present a program at the library at 7 p.m. “An All American Total Solar Eclipse” is about the celestial mechanisms behind an eclipse and other similar events throughout the cosmos. Following the presentation attendees will have an opportunity to view the night sky through a power hand-crafted telescope (weather permitting).

Monday, August 21 at 3 p.m. the Friends of the Library present “Dr. Noize” on the library lawn. This high-energy musical performer is not one to be missed. Plan now to attend!

One of our newer novels is “The Identicals” by Elin Hilderbrand. Harper Frost is laid-back, easy-going; her identical twin, Tabitha, is dignified, refined. After more than a decade apart they switch islands and lives to save what is left of their splintered family, but the twins quickly discover that the secret lies and gossips they thought they had outrun can travel between islands just as easily as they can. This is to be the most talked about summer that Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket have experienced in ages. This book is available on CD as well as digitally.

Other new fiction books are “Robert Ludlum’s the Bourne Initiative” by Eric Van Lustbader, “The Black Elfstone” by Terry Brooks, “MatchUp” edited by Lee Child, “Haven of Swans” by Colleen Coble, “The Kansas City Cowboys” by Johnny D Boggs, ”Guns of the Alamo” by Bradford Scott, “Tom Clancy Point of Contact” by Mike Maden and “Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure” by Nancy Atherton. A new title in the young adult section is “Ruined” by Amy Tintera.

“The Radium Girls: the Dark Story of America’s Shining Women” by Kate Moore is among new non-fiction along with “God in Captivity: the Rise of Faith-Based Prison Ministries in the Age of Mass Incarceration” by Tanya Erzen and “The Holocaust: a New History” by Laurence Rees.

The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new junior books, “Camp Half-Blood Confidential: Your Real Guide to the Demigod Training Camp” by Rick Riordan, “Cyclone” by Doreen Cronin and “How to Tame a Triceratops” by Will Dare. A few of the newer easy titles include “What the Dinosaurs Did at School” by Refe Tuma, “Littles and How They Grow” by Kelly DiPucchio and “Barkus” by Patricia MacLachlan.

“Eclipse!” is the theme for Storyhour on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Storyhour is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday for preschool aged children throughout the year. Call 334-3274 anytime to hear a recorded story. Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Call today!

Browse the online library catalog by clicking on WYLDCAT. Your library card number and PIN will allow you to place reserves on items, initiate interlibrary loan requests and renew some items. Stop by the library with proof of address if you haven’t gotten your library card yet. Card holders also have the ability to checkout digital books and audio books as well as music, movies and television series. Digital items work with a wide variety of mobile devices, including smart phones and tablets. Stop by the library for assistance with any of these services.