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Folks are beginning to find the library again and, I’m happy to say, everyone has been understanding about the new “rules” that are in place until things move toward normal. Please continue to be patient with us. We’re still happy to see you in the library!
Our summer programs will begin June 15. Come by the library that week and grab an activity bag to take home and create some really fun things. On Tuesdays, beginning June 16, Preschool Story Time will be held at Caldwell Park. Join Miss Natalie for some summer stories.
The remaining books on the June Library Reads List include The Last Flight by Julie Clark. “Claire and Eva both have reasons for wanting to disappear, so when they happen on each other at the airport, they decide to take the other person’s flight. However, when one of the planes crashes, the danger they thought they were leaving isn’t far behind. This one’s for readers who enjoyed The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine and The Passenger by Lisa Lutz.” (6-23) Lora Brugerman
Popular author, Emily Giffen, returns with The Lies that Bind. “Cecily is fresh off a breakup and meets a ‘too good to be true’ stranger in a local dive bar. This one’s for fans of Me Before You by JoJo Moyes.” (6-2) Stephanie Hall
In Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert, “Dani and Zaf have been low-key flirting forever when a gallant moment is turned into a viral video and the pressure is on for these two to become a couple. This is a fabulously fun take on a classic romance trope, the fake relationship. This is for fans of The Wedding Date and The Kiss Quotient.” (6-23) Jessica Trotter
The final book on this month’s list is The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennet. “Centering on two twin light-skinned black girls who grew up in a strange town in the Jim Crow south, this book explores racism, sexism, and familial relationships through the interweaving storylines of vivid and complicated characters. This is for fans of Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson.” (6-2) Pamela Gardner
Staff reads this month include The Bird Way—A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think by Jennifer Ackerman. After reading this book, you might feel that being called a “Bird Brain” isn’t really that bad.
Natalie gives Warsaw Protocol by Steve Berry a mixed review. Cotton Malone returns as a “recalled” Justice Department agent. Through twists and turns, Malone solves the mystery. This probably isn’t Berry’s best book.
Jeanette read Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore and said that it’s a really good but “dark” story set in Odessa, Texas, in the 1970s. The oil boom is about to happen and with it comes an evil that is hard to pin down. Told by alternating points of view, the women in this book come through with great character and strength.
Jeanette just began the new book, Simon the Fiddler, by Paulette Jiles. Jiles wrote the popular News of the World, which will soon be a movie starring Tom Hanks as the Captain. The Captain travels from city to city making a living by “reading” the news aloud. If you haven’ read News of the World, check it out. It’s a good one.
Our listening librarian, Lavonne, gave a big thumb’s up to David Baldacci’s newest book, Walk the Wire. She said it will keep you guessing until the very end.
Stay safe and read a good book!
Helen Thompson | Director - Mount Pleasant Library