Library Column for June 23, 2023

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Summer reading continues with programs at the library next week being crafting time for teens and adults (younger welcome with an adult) from 11am – 1 pm on Tuesday. Bring your current project and spend time working. Everything is easier with support. Libratory happens on Wednesday at 11am for elementary students, storytime is Thursday morning at 10:30 for the under 8 crowd and Big Play on Friday is for families with children under 10.

We were able to work with the Playful City Lab and their program Hive Mechanics to create a unique opportunity to text with a sculpture. The next time you visit the library, spend a few minutes visiting one of our seasonal sculptures and learn more about the sculpture by texting with it. Let us know what you think.

Next Friday, June 30th is the last day to turn in Time capsule sheets. Our new stairs on the courtyard entrance have a large hole leading underneath them and we’ve gotten permission to put a time capsule in there. We want everyone to fill out an information sheet about themselves and the world around them before we seal it up and put it under the stairs for hopefully twenty years.

True crime aficionados will find Vanished in Vermillion : The real story of South Dakota’s most infamous cold case by Lou Raguse to be suspenseful and full of riveting details. Two seventeen year old girls seem to vanish off the face of the earth in May 1971 as they went to an end of the school year party.

If you like thrilling, suspenseful fiction then try Murder at Haven’s Rock by Kelley Armstrong builds on her successful series set in Rockton, the town for fresh starts. Detective Casey Dalton and her husband Sheriff Eric Dalton set out to create another place for people who need to disappear. But before the town is even built, two have disappeared. Can they figure out what’s happening before more vanish?

The Kind Worth Saving by Peter Swanson was recommended by one of our patrons as a can’t put it down, even if you need to sleep kind of book. Joan shows up at P.I. Henry Kimball’s office seeking help to prove her husband’s infidelity but he soon finds himself investigating what happened to two bodies found in an uninhabited suburban home for sale.

What happens if you move Sherlock Holmes to 1943 London? One possibility is The Devil’s Blaze by Robert J. Harris. Can Holmes stop a series of seemingly impossible high-profile assassinations. Prominent members of the military and science community are bursting into flames and being incinerated. Is it a new German terror weapon or is Moriarity, mastermind of a vast criminal empire on the move again.

Or maybe you want to read Enola Holmes and the Elegant Escapade by Nancy Springer. Finally, two powerful young adult novels for all The Cartographers by Amy Zhang and The Minus-One Club by Kekla Magoon, both dealing with life, love and grief.

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