Reading clubs promising to be exciting
The Delaware County District Library’s Summer Reading Clubs for children, tweens, teens and adults kick off next Saturday, and it’s promising to be a big event. The theme this year is “DREAM BIG, READ” and the library staff has organized dozens of intriguing, exciting, educational and fun programs for all ages.
Kick-Off Parties for kids will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 9 at the Ostrander Branch, at 2 p.m. June 9 at the Orange Branche, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 10, concurrently at the Delaware Main and Powell branches. The parties feature jugglers, magicians and lots of information on the upcoming programs. Throughout the summer, children can attend programs that feature the Columbus Zoo, the Turtle Lady, Gator Dave, Lyn Ford, Zak Morgan, Mr. Puppet and the Perkins Observatory.
The line-up of summer programs for teens includes everything from Bad Movie Night to Library Mini Golf to dance parties, yoga and cheese and chocolate. There is even a zombie survival event planned.
And adults don’t need to feel left out. The Adult Summer Reading program begins on June 9, too. As with children and teens, when you read a certain number of books, you are rewarded with a prize and your name is entered into a grand prize drawing.
Visit delawarelibrary.org for details on all of these programs, or pick up the summer quarterly newsletter and calendar, “Check It Out,” at any library location for a complete list.
If you’re looking for something good to read this summer, check out these books that will be available during the month of June. Happy Reading!
• Amy, My Daughter by Mitch Winehouse. Written by her best friend — her father — this candid account of the life and legacy of Amy Winehouse, filled with never-before-seen photos and spanning her entire career, goes beyond her public persona, revealing the woman behind one of the greatest talents of our time.
• Cemetery John: The Undiscovered Mastermind Behind the Lindbergh Kidnapping by Robert Zorn. The son of a conspiracy insider profiles the criminal partnership behind the unsolved kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh’s infant son, drawing on personal documents, previously unseen photos and new forensic evidence to reveal what the author believes actually happened.
• Dead Scared by S. J. Bolton. Going undercover as a vulnerable college student when a suspicious rash of suicides occurs at Cambridge University, DC Lacey Flint finds her tragic past and insecurities rendering her a more susceptible target than she realized.
• Do Nothing!: How to Stop Overmanaging and Become a Great Leader by J. Keith Murninghan. Outlines a revisionist approach to management that instructs business leaders to think positively and become more effective by adopting a policy of non-interference for high performers, facilitating without micromanaging and creating a culture of independence and trust.
• The Letter: Meditations on Love, Loss, and Life by Marie Tillman. Marie Tillman tells her story of how she moved on with her life after her husband, football player Pat Tillman, was killed in Afghanistan.
• Little Century by Anna Keesey. After she moves near the lawless frontier town of Century, Oregon, to become a homesteader, 18-year-old Esther Chambers finds herself in a full-out range war, and becomes conflicted when her love for Ben Cruff, sworn enemy of the cattlemen, tests her loyalty to her cousin, the rancher Ferris Pickett.
• Little Night by Luanne Rice. Estranged from the sister who refused to testify against an abusive husband and caused her to serve time in jail, Clare pursues a quiet life as a nature blogger in Manhattan only to be approached by her niece, Grit, with whom she confronts a painful shared history.
• Mission to Paris by Alan Furst. Arriving in Paris on the eve of the Munich Appeasement in 1938, Hollywood star Frederic Stahl is unwittingly entangled in the region’s shifting political currents when he discovers that his latest film is linked to the destinies of fascists, German Nazis and Hollywood publicists.
• Redshirts by John Scalzi. Enjoying his assignment with the Xenobiology lab on board the prestigious Intrepid, ensign Andrew Dahl worries about casualties suffered by low-ranking officers during away missions before making a shocking discovery about the starship’s actual purpose.
• Sarah Thornhill by Kate Grenville. A final entry in the trilogy that began with the best-selling The Secret River continues youngest daughter Sarah’s efforts to uncover the Thornhill family’s hidden legacy, which is complicated by the brutal origins of her father’s fortune and Sarah’s maturing love for handsome Jack Langland.
• Winner Take All: China’s Race for Resources and What It Means for the World by Dambisa Moyo. A report on China’s aggressive global crusade to secure natural resources offers insight into the way commodity markets work while profiling China’s economic development goals and how they are influencing international markets.
• XO by Jeffery Deaver. Catapulted into sudden fame by her beauty and talent, country pop artist Kayleigh Towne turns for help to Special Agent Kathryn Dance to stop a sadistic stalker who is targeting the people closest to the singer.
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