Library Column for June 7, 2017

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Summer Reading is here! We are ready for one and all to read this summer. Read (and listen) every day! The junior room has lots of activities to explore all summer long. Each week we put out a new craft, puzzle, game, scavenger hunt, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activity and wordless book writing activity. We also have plenty for adult and teens to do. Come play a game, color a picture or work a jigsaw puzzle up in the old community room area of the library. Spend some time relaxing before picking out a book or magazine to read, an audiobook to listen to and a movie to watch.

Summer reading can be anything you like. Expand your boundaries and try something different this summer. You might be surprised at what you discover. Try A Lady in Disguise by Sandra Byrd for historical fiction set in England in the 1880’s. Miss Gillian Young takes a job as the new principal costume designer for the renowned Theatre Royal on Drury Lane following the mysterious death of her father, an officer of the Metropolitan police. Soon she is in disguise, trying to save her life and reveal her father’s killer.

The Peculiar Miracles of Antoinette Martin by Stephanie Knipper is set on a flower farm in Kentucky and centers on an autistic child with a special gift. Sisters Rose and Lily Martin were inseparable, but Lily’s daughter’s demands and needs drove Rose away until her sister becomes ill.

Ha Jin, National Book Award winner has a new book entitled The Boat Rocker and features a Chinese reporter living in New York write explosive exposes that make him legendary among the Chinese diaspora and feared by Communist officials. Then he goes one step too far and soon everything he hold dear is on the line.

What do you believe about love? Is it just a chemical reaction or is there something magic that happens between two people? Some Kind of Magic by Mary Ann Marlowe is a witty smart look at modern relationships through the eyes of Eden Sinclair, a biochemist and Adam Copeland, international ‘rock god.’ Is Adam really interested in Eden or is it just a ‘seduction by science?’

Jodi Taylor is the author of the multi book series “The Chronicles of St. Mary’s” with the first book called Just One Damned Thing After Another. This time-travelling series features historians who ‘investigate major historical events in contemporary time.’ Now imagine the bumbling history professor and you might be closing in on the truth of these stories. One wrong move and history will fight back, but it also isn’t just history being fought.

Local writers are always of interest and we have LeeAnn Meer’s first foray into publishing with The Tree Folk of Tilson Bay a book of poetry. Or read the essays of Mike Lein in Firewood Happens: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness in Minnesota’s Northwoods. Or grab one of several editions of Minnesota’s Lost Towns before heading on the road this summer.