Summer Reading closing party tomorrow

SUN columnist, and the Library Staff

Summer Reading Program participants are invited to the free all-ages closing party tomorrow (Friday, July 12) from 5:30-7 p.m. (after the library closes) that will include refreshments, activities, prizes and music.

This has been a record year for the Summer Reading Program, with 523 participants ranging from babies to seniors — and we hope you all will come to the party.

One of the many highlights of this fun event is the drawing at 6:45 p.m. for the grand prizes — a Nook tablet, one each for kids, teens and adults. The library’s backyard will be available for folks to enjoy as well.

Free tech programs

Meg Wempe is available for the highly popular Tech Tuesdays and Thursdays sessions 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and 3-5 p.m. Thursdays. Join her for one-on-one informal help on your computer or tablet issues. Also, a class on blogs and websites will take place next Wednesday, July 17, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Registration is required for this class.

Free family film

“Around the World in 80 Days” (newer version) will be shown tomorrow (Friday, July 12) at 10 a.m.

Free teen film

“Jurassic Park” will be shown tomorrow (Friday, July 12) at noon.

Free adult programs

Tomorrow (Friday, July 12) at 2:30 p.m., we’ll show “Unknown” as part of our Based-on-the-Book film series. Saturday, July 13, from 3-4:30 p.m., is the latest Wise Traditions, a series of lectures by Zoe Groulx on dietary needs, agriculture, medical traditions and more, on the second Saturday of the month.


“Plain and Simple Windows 8” is an easy guide to help you get things done with Windows 8. “Contagious” by Wharton marketing professor Jonah Berger reveals the power of word-of-mouth and social transmission toward popularity of things and ideas. “The Dairy-free and Gluten-free Kitchen” by Denise Jardine provides 150 recipes. “Cooking for Your Gluten-Free Teen” offers recipes that teens will like for snacks and meals.

Mysteries and thrillers

“Storm Front” by Richard Castle is a thriller is the latest in the series featuring Derrick Storm.

“The Kill Room” by Jeffrey Deaver is the latest in the mystery series featuring forensics expert Lincoln Rhyme. “The King’s Deception” by Steve Berry is a thriller set in England. “The Bookman’s Tale” by Charlie Lovett begins when a bookseller finds a portrait that looks amazingly like his dead wife. “Until She Comes Home” by Lori Roy is a suspense story about a pair of seemingly unrelated murders. “Circle of Shadows” by Imogen Robertson is the fourth installment in this historical suspense series.

“The Heist” by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg is a new series featuring a female FBI agent. “Red Sparrow” by Jason Matthews is a thriller written by a veteran CIA officer. “Let the Dark Flower Blossom” by Norah Labiner is a thriller set in Chicago. “The Natanz Directive” by Wayne Simmons and Mark Graham is the latest in the Jake Conlan thriller series.

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“The Apple Orchard” by Susan Wiggs is about a woman who makes her living restoring stolen treasures to their rightful owners. “Brannon Brothers: Triumph” by Janet Dailey is a romantic mystery. “The Engagements” by J. Courtney Sullivan covers four marriages over 100 years. “Silken Prey” by John Sandford is the latest in the mystery series featuring Lucas Davenport. “Zero Hour” by Clive Cussler and Graham Bown is the latest in the Kurt Austin adventure series. “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini is about the choices and loves of families.

“Looking for Me” by Beth Hoffman is a mystery. “Ordinary Grace” by William Kent Krueger tells of a young man discovering the enduring grace of God. “Deeply Odd” by Dean Koontz is the latest in the Odd Thomas supernatural series. “The Broken Places” by Ace Atkins is the latest in the action series featuring U.S. Army Ranger Quinn Colson. “Pirate Alley” by Stephen Coonts tells of a cruise ship captured by Somali pirates. “The Time Between” by Karen White unveils secrets that help heals the relationship between two sisters.

Other new novels

“The Last Original Wife” by Dorothea Benton Frank follows a woman who leaves her society life in Atlanta for Charleston, her beloved hometown. “Trains and Lovers” is the latest by Edinburgh author Alexander McCall Smith. It also is available on CD. “Bad Monkey” is the latest humorous mystery by Carl Hiaasen set in Florida. “Burdens of the Dead” by Marcedes Lackey, Eric Flint and Dave Freer is the second book in an epic fantasy. “Tosca Lee” by Ted Dekker is book three in the Book or Mortals series.


“Camp Nowhere” and “A Jungle Adventure” appear on one DVD. “The Man from Colorado” stars Glenn Ford and William Holden. “Big Fat Liar” is rated PG. “District 9” is a sci-fi action thriller. “Adventures in Babysitting” is an adventure comedy. “The Hidden Fortress” is an adventure story by Akira Kurosawa. “Warm Bodies” is a zombie love story. “The Emperor’s Club” stars Kevin Kline. “Transamerica” tells of a conservative transsexual who learns she is the parent of a 17-year-old son. “Anne of Green Gables” is the Kevin Sullivan movie production of this brilliant childhood book.

“Just Cause” stars Sean Connery and Laurence Fishburne. “Quartet” stars Maggie Smith and is directed by Dustin Hoffman. “A Perfect Getaway” is a thriller about an island vacation. “Stuck” is a psychological thriller. “Star Trek Nemesis” is the latest in this adventure series. “Ike: Countdown to D-Day” stars Tom Selleck. “Koyaanisqatsi” and “Powaqqatski” are the first two installments of the apocalyptic “Qatsi” trilogy. “The Bucket List” stars Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. “Every Time We Say Goodbye” set in World War II stars Tom Hanks. “Reality of Love” is a reality show love story. “Radio Flyer” is a magical story about children who transform their wagon into a flying machine. “Made of Honor” is a love story starring Patrick Dempsey.

Thanks to our donors

For books and materials this week, we thank Joy Allen, Livia Lynch, Jim Miner, Janet Santopietro and several anonymous donors.

Quotable Quote

“When all men think alike, no one thinks very much.” — Walter Lippmann (1889-1974), American writer, reporter, political columnist and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner.


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This story was posted on July 12, 2013.