A kung fu master must train an entire village of pandas in this animated action/comedy.
Conference Room (Downstairs)
Here are our storytime themes for July.
July 5: Let’s Move!
July 11 & 12: Race to the Finish
July 18 & 19: Dive In!
July 25 & 26: Dance Your Heart Out
Mondays at 10:30 AM: Preschool Storytime (ages 2.5-5)
Tuesdays at 6:30 PM: Family Storytime (all ages)
We also offer Books & Babies on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 AM for children up to 24 months!
And don’t forget to read to our canine friend Allie on Saturday July 9 & 23 at 2 PM!
Mystery Book Group
Saturday, July 2 at 10:30 AM – Blackberry Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke – Library Reading Room
Summary from Goodreads: “It’s been a sleepy summer for the folks of Lake Eden, Minnesota. In fact, it’s been a whole four months since anyone in the Swensen family has come across a dead body. And that means Hannah Swensen can finally focus on her bakery. . .or can she? Life is never really quiet for Hannah. After all, her mother’s wedding is a little over a month away and guess who Delores put in charge of the planning? Yet just when Hannah believes her biggest challenge will be whether to use buttercream or fondant for the wedding cake, she accidentally hits a stranger with her truck while driving down a country road in a raging thunderstorm. Hannah is wracked with guilt, and things get even worse when she’s arrested. . .for murder! But an autopsy soon reveals the mystery man, his shirt covered in stains from blackberry pie, would have died even if Hannah hadn’t hit him. Now, to clear her name, Hannah will have to follow a trail of pie crumbs to track down the identity of the deceased, find a baker who knows more about murder than how to roll out a perfect pie crust–and get herself to the church on time. . .“
Community Book Group
Monday, July 11 at 11:15 AM – The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri – YMCA Community Center
Summary from Goodreads: “The Namesake takes the Ganguli family from their tradition-bound life in Calcutta through their fraught transformation into Americans. On the heels of their arranged wedding, Ashoke and Ashima Ganguli settle together in Cambridge, Massachusetts. An engineer by training, Ashoke adapts far less warily than his wife, who resists all things American and pines for her family. When their son is born, the task of naming him betrays the vexed results of bringing old ways to the new world. Named for a Russian writer by his Indian parents in memory of a catastrophe years before, Gogol Ganguli knows only that he suffers the burden of his heritage as well as his odd, antic name.
Lahiri brings great empathy to Gogol as he stumbles along the first-generation path, strewn with conflicting loyalties, comic detours, and wrenching love affairs. With penetrating insight, she reveals not only the defining power of the names and expectations bestowed upon us by our parents, but also the means by which we slowly, sometimes painfully, come to define ourselves.“
Paranormal Book Group
Saturday, July 23 at 10:30 AM – Covet by J.R. Ward – Library Reading Room
Summary from Goodreads: “Redemption isn’t a word Jim Heron knows much about—his specialty is revenge, and to him, sin is all relative. But everything changes when he becomes a fallen angel and is charged with saving the souls of seven people from the seven deadly sins. And failure is not an option.
Vin DiPietro long ago sold his soul to his business, and he’s good with that-until fate intervenes in the form of a tough-talking, Harley-riding, self-professed savior. And then he meets a woman who will make him question his destiny, his sanity, and his heart—and he has to work with a fallen angel to win her over and redeem his own soul.”
Looking for something to do this summer? Come to Teen Time every Tuesday (6-21-8/9) at 2 PM!
Make a craft, play a game, and hang out with your peers.
6/21: Life-size Coloring
6/29: Live-action Pac-Man & Make-your-own Pac-Man Game
7/5: Mario Kart & Make-your-own Mushroom Pins
7/12: Trivia Contest
7/19: Live-action Clue
7/26: Jedi vs. Sith & Make-your-own Star Wars Bookmarks
8/2: Don’t Blink with Dr. Who (Craft TBA)
8/9: Tabletop Quidditch & Make-your-own House Robes
Conference Room (Downstairs)