Summer Reading program has started for youth, adults

The Reading has begun! Summer readers are still signing up and reading at the speed of light. We have our first winners in the weekly Adult and Teen drawings. Congratulations to Jan Wilkerson, our Adult Summer Reading Club winner. Congratulations also to Perla Romero, our Teen Summer Reading Club winner.  It’s not too late to get signed up. The last day to register is June 15. Children’s Summer Reading Club will kick things off with outdoor fun and games on Friday, June 7, at 4 p.m. Come on out and join the fun!
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Movie Day was a hit with the movie “Hunger Games.” We collected about 25 cans of food for the Diboll Christian outreach.  Thank you all for your generous giving and thank you all for coming and supporting this free library event. See you next Movie Day!
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Tangled Threads is like an old fashioned sewing circle where everyone brings their own needle crafting project to work on while chatting and sharing tips. Do you crochet, knit, or do any kind of portable craft? Join us for “Tangled Threads” on Tuesday, June 11, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Bring your own project to work on while you chat and share tips with each other.
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Hey tweens and teens! Learn all there is to know about Rocks & Minerals with Ann James on June 11  at 2 p.m. at your library. James is a member of the Pine Country Gem & Mineral Society of Jasper and is really knowledgeable about her subject. Hopefully she will be bringing some samples to show us.  This program is for ages 10-18. Come join us for this fun, free, and educational event.
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Hey kids! Want to get up close and personal with some reptiles? Join us for Snake Encounters with Daryl Sprout on June 13 at 2 p.m. at your library. Sprout will be showing 17 different snakes from around the world and teaching how to tell the difference between a non-poisonous and poisonous snake. He has a perfect 18-year safety record, and while a couple of his animals look venomous and a couple more act like dangerous vipers, all are just effective mimics. You get great excitement with zero risk. Come join us for this free children’s event! Don’t forget to bring a friend!

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Give a helping hand while you enjoy fun for the whole family at Movie Day at the library on Friday, June 28, at 6 p.m. Our theme for the summer is hunger, so we are asking you to bring one dessert mix (cookie mix, cake mix, frosting, pudding mix, jello, etc) per family for admission to be donated to Diboll Christian Outreach. Popcorn 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 Large Print Books:
“The Good House,” by Ann Leary – As a lifelong resident of an historic community on the rocky coast of Boston’s North Shore, Hildy Good knows pretty much everything about everyone. She’s a successful real-estate broker, mother and grandmother – and an alcoholic. Her nights have become lonely since her daughters staged an intervention and sent her off to rehab. Now she’s in recovery. Feeling alone and unjustly persecuted, Hildy joins forces with Rebecca McCallister, a beautiful young mother and one of the town’s wealthy newcomers. Hildy feels like a person of the world again, as she and Rebecca escape their worries with harmless gossip and wine. When eccentric Frank Getchell tries to warn Hildy away from Rebecca, Hildy attempts to protect her friend. However, when a cluster of secrets becomes dangerously entwined, this darkly comic novel takes a chilling turn.
“Strand of Deception,” by Robin Caroll – When Gina Ford, the daughter of a prominent Tennessee politician, goes missing from the University of Memphis a week after another girl was murdered on the same campus. Police call in the FBI. Nick Hagar, Married to his job as Special Agent in Charge, is assigned to the case, and when Gina’s body is found, her father demands justice. Maddie Baxter is the forensic expert running DNA tests from the crime scene. When they come back without a match, Nick asks her to do a familial DNA run that yields a shocking result – the prime suspect is Adam Alexander, the very same guy who broke Maddie’s heart when she was in college. But do scientific advancements tell the whole story?
“Their Frontier Family,” by Lynn Cote – No one is more surprised than Sunny Adams when Noah Whitmore proposes. Sunny is a scarlet woman and an unwed mother – an outcast even in her small Quaker community. How could she even think about resisting Noah’s offer of a fresh start in a place where her scandalous past is unknown? In Sunny, Noah Whitmore, a former Union soldier, sees a woman whose lonliness matches his own. When they arrive in Wisconsin, he’ll see that she and her baby daughter want for nothing – except for the love that war burned out of his heart. How is it, then, that Sunny makes Noah hope once more? Is it possible for the unsuspecting couple who married for all the wrong reasons to create the home and the family neither had ever expected to find?
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Summer library hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.;  and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Have a great week!