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Library Happenings – Still time to join reading event (July 1, 2015 issue)

Our Summer Reading Program for kids is now in its third week, with the spotlight shining on superheroes. In fact, we hope to have a large number of young superheroes visit the library today. It’s not too late to get your children in on the fun. Wednesday is an exceptionally busy day during the six weeks of our Summer Reading Program because three different age groups meet today.
Children who will be attending Pre-K and kindergarten gather from 10:30 to noon, first and second grades meet from 3 to 4:30 p.m., and third and fourth grades come from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Parents or guardians may register kids on the day of the program, so come on down! It is not required, but if they have superhero costumes, let them wear them.
Holiday Closure
Because the Fourth of July falls on Saturday this year, the library will be closed on Friday and Saturday, July 3 and 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. There will not be a Friday Family Fun Day event this week because of the closure. We wish you fine weather, delicious cookouts and a safe and happy holiday weekend!
Coming Up Next Week
Next week we will give villains and sidekicks their moment of glory. If you’ve ever felt sorry for them because they don’t have the title role, then reconsider. Sidekicks get to hang out with the coolest guys around. And if they make a mistake, the hero is sure to get them out of trouble.
Meanwhile, supervillains enjoy all the perks of power. As Ben Kingsley observed in the supervillain-themed Super Bowl commercial for Jaguar, “Oh, yes, it’s good to be bad.” If you’ve never seen the commercial, be sure to check it out on YouTube. It has more impressive acting and production values than many television shows.
Hot as a Firecracker
Even if I couldn’t see a calendar, I could tell it’s nearly the Fourth of July. We have so many new books this week that it would be a shame to mention just one. If you favor suspense, then let me recommend “Truth or Die” by James Patterson and Howard Roughan or “The Melody Lingers On” by Mary Higgins Clark.
If you prefer romance, then “Country” by Danielle Steel or “Ever After” by Jude Deveraux, the conclusion to the Nantucket Brides trilogy, might be the one for you. “Wicked Charms”, a Lizzy and Diesel novel by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton, is a rollicking treasure hunt for the legendary Stone of Avarice.
And finally, if you crave Christmas in July, Janet Dailey’s “Long, Tall Christmas” is tailor-made for you. Happy reading!