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Registration for Summer Fun Reading Club and Programs begins next week. Come and sign up for summer fun. Programs will be held in the library all month and then in July we’ll have Take and Makes. Also, be sure and watch for Story Walks in the parks. And, by the way, something spectacular is taking shape in the garden.
The Book Sale of the Century, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, will be held June 24-26 at the Civic Center. We’re still taking donations of gently used books, CDs and DVDs. Call us from the parking lot and we’ll help you unload.
Back to the June Library Reads list. The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict is “both history and homage to the Morgan Library, one of the world’s greatest private libraries. It is also the story of a young African-American woman named Belle posing as a white woman of Portuguese descent. This is for fans of Fiona Davis’s historical novels.” (6-29) Jennifer Winberry
The Queer Principles of Kit Webb is by Cat Sebastian. “Lord Holland is being blackmailed and will do anything to get back his mother’s book of secrets that has been stolen by his father. He hires a reformed highwayman for one last job. This is for readers who enjoyed The Vicar and the Rake and A Fashionable Indulgence.” (6-8) Chris Fly
I’m waiting for To Sir, With Love by Lauren Layne. “This one’s a modern take on You’ve God Mail set in New York City. Gracie is running her family’s champagne boutique while Sebastian and his family are trying to buy out the building. The results are cute times two that would certainly make Nora Ephron proud. This is for fans of Jennifer Cruisie and Talia Hibbert.” (6-29) Amy Mehrie
The Woman They Could Not Silence: One Woman, Her Incredible Flight to Freedom, and the Men Who Tried to Make Her Disappear is by Kate Moore. “In 1860, Packard was committed to an insane asylum by her husband with no evidence of any condition other than she disagreed with him on some issues and spoke her mind. Moore deftly presents Packard’s story of her confinement and subsequent trial and crusade to improve women’s legal standing. Give this book to those interested in stories of trailblazing women, legal thrillers, and even true crime.” (6-22) PJ Gardiner
Zakiya Dalila Harris’s new book is The Other Black Girl. “Nella, an editorial assistant at Wagner Books, is excited when another Black girl is hired at her publishing company. But after a mysterious note turns up on her desk that warns her to ‘Leave Wagner Now’, she is left questioning who could want her gone. Provocative and suspenseful, this genre-bending book is perfect for fans of When No One is Watching and the movie ‘Get Out’. (6-1) Erin Shea
Things are rapidly returning to normal in the library and we’re thrilled to see lots of “old” faces and many new ones, too. We’re still doing curbside service, so if that works best for you, just give us a call.
Happy reading and we’ll look for you in the library or curbside!
Helen Thompson, Director - Mount Pleasant Public Library