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Two free special Thursday evening events at your library

You are cordially invited to two free special events — one this evening (Thursday, June 30) and the other next Thursday evening (July 7) — that are part of the library’s Summer Reading program:

• Join us this evening from 5-7 p.m. for a variety of interesting “free vacations” when visual presentations about world travel will be showcased in a special armchair travel evening. Among the speakers will be Mark Thompson (the Amazon), Sara Dekker (France and Italy), June Russell (Holland), Robin Nay (New Zealand) and Mat deGraaf (multiple countries).

• We are offering three shared reading selections: a children’s picture book, a short novel and a scientific article. There are multiple copies available for checkout. Read one of the choices and take part in a free informal discussion next Thursday, July 7, from 6-7 p.m. about geography and the universal issue of water. We will watch a short informative movie before breaking into conversational groups. Registration required; please call 264-2209.

Large print mysteries

“Mobbed” by Carol Higgins Clark is the latest in the mystery series featuring PI Regan Reilly and her NYPD husband Jack. “One Was a Soldier” by Julia Spancer-Fleming is a mystery focusing on five veterans trying to adjust to life after war. “Watch Me Die” by Erica Spindler is a murder mystery set in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans. “The Complaints” by Ian Rankin explores the department within the force that investigates other police officers.

Other large print

“The Big Gundown” by J.A. Johnstone is a western featuring The Loner. “The Lawman’s Bride” by Cheryl St. John is a romance in the Harvey Girls series. “Swim Back to Me” by Ann Packer is a collection of narratives framed by two linked novellas. “The Kingdom” by Clive Cussler with Grant Blackwood is the latest in the Fargo adventure series. “Summer Rental” by Mary Kay Andrews explores the lives of four renters and their landlord in a beach house in North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

New novels

“Robopocalypse” by Daniel H. Wilson is the story of a powerful artificial intelligence named Archos who uses a virus to turn Earth’s service robot population into a destructive force. “Kiss of Snow” by Nalini Singh is a paranormal romance in the Psy-Changeling series. “Getting to Happy” by Terry McMillan takes us back 15 years later to the lives of the four African American women from “Waiting to Exhale.”

Memoirs and biographies

“SEAL Team Six” by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin takes readers deep inside the world of Navy SEALS and Special Forces snipers. “The Heart and the Fist” by Eric Greitens is the memoir of a Navy SEAL who became one of the world’s most elite warriors. “The Captain” by Ian O’Connor explores how baseball player Derek Jeter became one of New York’s most beloved sports figures and a symbol of the steroid-free athlete. “Stan Musial: An American Life” by veteran sports journalist George Vecsey offers a portrait of one of baseball’s best-loved but most unappreciated legends. “Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin” is a tell-all book by Frank Bailey, a former member of the Alaska Governor’s inner circle. “Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?” is the memoir of rock ‘n’ roll star Steven Tyler, lead singer of the rock band Aerosmith. “Ronald Reagan: The Notes,” edited by Douglas Brinkley, reveals the former president’s private collection of stories and wisdom.

More nonfiction

“The Post-American World: Release 2.0” by Fareed Zakaria is an updated and expanded edition of his original bestseller. “Area 51” by Annie Jacobsen is an uncensored history of America’s top secret military base, the most famous military installation in the world. “This Is a Book” by Demetri Martin is a collection of essays, short stories and one liners by the renowned comedian.

More suspense

“The Jefferson Key” by Steve Berry is a mystery looking at how the assassination of four U.S. presidents may be related. “Trader of Secrets” by Steve Martini is the latest in the series featuring defense attorney Paul Madriani.

Thanks to our donors

For books and materials donated to the library this week we thank Jenny Bell and Marty Margulies.

Quotable quote

“You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.” — Henry Drummond (1851-1897), Scottish evangelist, writer and lecturer.

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