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Library Happenings – Audiobooks perfect for long trips, doing chores

By Angie Georgeff

August already! If you are scrambling to fit in one last trip before school starts again, be sure to stop by the library before you hit the road. Not only do we have books for all ages and interests, we have audiobooks to help you while away the miles on that upcoming road trip. If yours is a family vacation, we have a selection of books on compact disc that should appeal to a broad range of ages. J. K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series, Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island” and Ransom Riggs’s “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” are just three examples.

If you are traveling with younger children, Michael Bond’s “A Bear Called Paddington” or Frances Hodgson Burnett’s “The Secret Garden” and “A Little Princess” might be good choices. Of course, if winged monkeys and other fantastic creatures are not too frightening for your tots, L. Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” is considered a classic for very good reasons. Children may be surprised by the differences between the book and the 1939 movie and that could spark a conversation.

While audiobooks are great for long trips, they also can ease a commute or make household chores seem less tedious. Audiobooks check out for two weeks just like print books, so you’ll have time to get home before the item is due. If not, please call us at 743-6533 to extend your checkout. Happy listening!

Spotlight Book

Lauren Weisberger’s “When Life Gives You Lululemons” is a sequel to “The Devil Wears Prada,” featuring Emily Charlton, former assistant to the “devil” herself, Miranda Priestly.  Emily is now an image consultant in Hollywood. She has enjoyed great success on the Left Coast, but lately she has encountered some setbacks. Returning to New York, Emily seeks sympathy from her friend Miriam, a successful Manhattan attorney who is taking time off to spend with her children in the wealthy suburb of Greenwich, Connecticut.

As it turns out, Miriam’s friend and neighbor, former supermodel Karolina Hartwell, has need of an image consultant. A dubious charge of driving under the influence has her gorgeous face gazing out of all the tabloids. As if that were not enough, her husband, a senator with presidential aspirations, has been repeatedly photographed in the company of the glamorous daughter of the current president. A connection to the White House could be a boon to the future candidate. Even though the suburbs are not Emily’s milieu, she joins Miriam in an effort to salvage Karolina’s reputation.

Readers of “The Devil Wears Prada” will be happy to know that Emily is not the only character from Devil that reprises her role in “Lululemons.” Miranda Priestly also puts in an appearance, which should please fans of both novels.