Lots of events beginning this week at the library
We have more winners in our Adult and Teen Summer Reading Club weekly gift card drawings. Congratulations go out to Breossha Skinner and Becky Acker of Diboll! You could be a winner too; just sign up for the Adult or Teen Summer Reading Club by June 14 and read, read, read.
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Children’s Summer Reading club for ages 2-12 will kick things off on Thursday, June 12, at 2 p.m. with outdoor fun and games. If you haven’t registered for the club there is still time. Join us for a fun filled summer!
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More Summer Fun: Bleached Tees craft, for ages 12-18, on Tuesday, June 17, at 2 p.m. Teens will need to bring a dark or bright-colored shirt to make a design on using bleach water in a spray bottle.
There will be a Mad Science program for ages 2-12 on Thursday, June 19. Kids will see and experience the fun side of science.
For the Adult Summer Reading Club there will be a Movie Night on Friday, June 20, at 6 p.m. Adults will enjoy a night at the movies without the kids.
The Soul Street Dancers will perform for all ages on June 26 at 2 p.m. Catch the excitement of Street Dance as these energetic performers demonstrate their varied styles and discuss the distinctive features and origins of each dance.
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Family Movie Day at the Library is Friday, June 27, at 6 p.m. Popcorn and lemonade will be available. We encourage you to bring your own snacks and drinks to add to your fun. You may also bring pillows and blankets and sit on the floor to watch the movie. Come bring the family and join in the fun! Our movie license will not allow us to publicize the movie title so please call us for more information at 936-829-5497. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
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New Adult Books:
“The Spook Lights Affair,” by Marcia Muller & Bill Pronzini – In 1895 San Francisco, young debutantes don’t commit suicide at festive parties, particularly not under the watchful eye of Sabina Carpenter. However, Virginia St. Ives evidently did, leaping from the foggy parapet at Sutro Heights in a shimmer of ghostly unnatural light. Then her body disappeared, creating an even more serious problem for the firm of Carpenter and Quincannon, Professional Detective Services. Sabina hadn’t wanted to take the assignment, but her partner, John Quincannon, insisted that it would serve as their entrée into the world of the city’s ultrarich and powerful – and generate a mother lode of lucrative jobs. That meant money, and Quincannon loved the almighty dollar, which was why, on his own, he was hunting the bandit who’d robbed the Wells Fargo office of thirty-five thousand dollars. The 10 percent finder’s fee was a potent lure. Meanwhile, Sabina works her wiles on friends and relatives of the vanished debutante until the pieces of the puzzle start falling into place and Sabina’s and John’s cases unexpectedly intersect.
“The Wind is Not a River,” by Brian Payton – Following the death of his younger brother in Europe, journalist John Easley is determined to find meaning in his loss, to document some part of the growing war that claimed his own flesh and blood. Leaving behind his beloved wife, Helen, after an argument they both regret, he heads north from Seattle to investigate the Japanese invasion of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, a story censored by the U.S. government. While John is accompanying a crew on a bombing run, his plane is shot down over the island of Attu. He survives only to find himself exposed to a harsh and unforgiving wilderness, known as “the Birthplace of Winds.” There, John must battle the elements, starvation, and his own remorse while evading discovery by the Japanese. Alone in their home three thousand miles to the south, Helen struggles with the burden of her husband’s disappearance. Caught in extraordinary circumstances, in this new world of the missing, she is forced to reimagine who she is – and what she is capable of doing. Somehow, she must find John and bring him home, a quest that takes her into the farthest reaches of the war, beyond the safety of everything she knows.
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Summer Library Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Have a great week!