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Library Happenings – Film planned for Family Fun Day (July 22, 2015 issue)

Our Summer Reading Programs are now in their final week. Our youth activities will focus on “The Hero inside Me,” while our adult program will turn the spotlight on our “Family Heroes.” This week’s Family Fun Day will feature an awesome family film which will be shown at the library. Participants of all ages are invited to join us at 3 p.m. for the movie and refreshments.
Our “grand finale” for SRP 2015 will be the library’s game booth at the Back to School Carnival. Local churches, businesses, and community organizations have teamed up to give Unicoi County students a last taste of summer along with a great start to the school year. The carnival’s primary purpose is to distribute free backpacks filled with school supplies to every Unicoi County school child who will be entering grades K through five this fall. The booths with food, games, face painting and inflatables will be the icing on the cake. This event will be held at the National Guard Armory in Erwin from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 25. Bring your young students for a jump start on the school year!
Genealogy Workshop
Talk about good timing! Last week a patron asked me when we would be offering another genealogy workshop. I was happy to tell him “next Thursday,” which now is tomorrow, July 23. Join us at 6 p.m. to learn how you can get started discovering the heroes on your family tree. It’s easier than you probably imagine – and so much fun!
New Books
It’s the middle of July and it’s hot.Perhaps that accounts for the titles of two of our newest releases. In “The Naked Eye,” Iris and Roy Johansen’s Kendra Michaels is framed for murder by a serial killer who bears a grudge against her. t’s not surprising he isn’t happy with her.
Kendra was primarily responsible for his conviction and apparent execution. In Stuart Woods’s “Naked Greed,” Stone Barrington plays the Good Samaritan and finds himself in increasingly hot water as he is pursued by a motley crew of thugs from Maine south to Key West.
Is it a prequel, a sequel or neither? Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman” was the original version of the story of Jean Louise “Scout” Finch and her father Atticus. When an editor who read the novel was intrigued by the scenes of Scout as a young girl, she suggested that Lee rewrite the story from Scout’s point of view.
Lee’s second book became the classic “To Kill a Mockingbird” and the first was forgotten for 55 years. Since “Watchman” is set some 20 years later than “Mockingbird,” it may read like a sequel.