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Library Happenings – Busy month offers much with READing Paws return (Feb. 18, 2015 issue)

Because the library was closed on Presidents’ Day, the monthly meeting of our American Girl Club was postponed until Monday, Feb. 23. Since that happens to be the day our Lego Club is scheduled to meet, both clubs will convene on the same day and at the same time, but in different parts of our building. Both meetings will begin at 6 p.m. and last until 7:30. It will be a busy night, but Miss Kristy and Miss Cindy have great programs planned. You won’t want to miss them.
Be sure to check our Unicoi County Public Library Kids and Teens Facebook page for the latest news on our programming for young people and updates about the new children’s books we have ordered.
READing Paws Dogs Return
It may not feel like spring quite yet, but the winter hiatus is over. The READing Paws dogs will return to the library Saturday, Feb. 28.
Do the young children in your life enjoy books, or are they reluctant readers? It is vitally important for beginning readers to practice the skills they are learning. Many children enjoy reading to their parents, grandparents and siblings, but some are self-conscious. They are afraid they will mispronounce new words or be embarrassed that they read slowly.
That is when it is especially helpful to read to a dog. Dogs care only about attention and companionship, so a child can relax and relish the experience of reading when her audience has four legs and a furry coat. Even when a child is not shy about reading aloud, it is just plain fun to read to a dog.
If your child would like to try it, come to the library on Saturday, Feb. 28. READing Paws dogs will be here between noon and 1 p.m. Reading Education Assistance Dogs are registered therapy animals that volunteer as reading companions for children, along with their owner/trainers. Each dog’s time is divided into four 15-minute appointments. If you are interested, call the library at 743-6533 to reserve a time slot or to get more information.
Spotlight Book
Jonathan Kellerman’s 30th Alex Delaware novel considers “Motive.” A woman is brutally stabbed with a butcher knife and evidence points to her violent ex-boyfriend, who is a chef. The fact that a romantic dinner for two was set on her kitchen table only serves to strengthen the case.
The problem facing Delaware and homicide lieutenant Milo Sturgis is that the chef has an alibi. When a businesswoman is murdered after meeting with her divorce lawyer, the mystery deepens. Her husband also has an alibi and the police find another meal for two waiting at her home.