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May - June 2015 Newsletter

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May/June 2015
 
LIBRARY HOURS

Tues. through Fri. 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday – 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Monday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The Staff
Jeannie Frerichs, Mary Campbell

 
Volunteers
Lisa Clarey, Pat Dennison,
Sally Miller, Carol Pies, Nancy Tindall

The Board
Mindy Smykle, Niki Knapp, Dotty Zales,
Ryan Schuknecht, Kerry Barrett


LIBRARY PROGRAMS
SUMMER READING PROGRAMS

To Parents and Children Caretakers, keep your children’s minds active and help them enter school in the fall ready to learn and ready to succeed by having them join the Akron Library’s Summer Reading Program.  We librarians will be happy to help find the right books. We hope that you and your family will discover the treasures of your library. Research shows that an early introduction to books and involvement in reading programs make a difference in a child’s life!  The Akron Library has two programs, one for children and another for teens.

The children’s reading program, ages 3 years to 5th grade, at the Akron Library,EVERY HERO HAS A STORY is set to begin Tuesday, May 26th.  Register for the 6-week reading program.  Read or be read to from books at the library.   Play games and win prizes.   
   
The teen program, UNMASK, is for readers 6th grade and older.  Find the hero within and celebrate everyday heroes.  Power up with books because reading is mighty!   Read Akron Library books and complete interesting projects to win great prizes.   

 
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New Non-Fiction

LIVE RIGHT AND FIND HAPPINESS (although beer is much faster): life lessons and other ravings from Dave Barry by Dave Barry.  
GOOD CALL: reflections on faith, family, and fowl by Jase Robertson.
DEAD WAKE: the last crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson.
THE 20/20 DIET: turn your weight loss vision into reality: 20 key foods to help you succeed where other diets fail by Phillip C. McGraw.  
GHOST BOY: the miraculous escape of a misdiagnosed boy trapped inside his own body by Martin Pistorius.
BEING MORTAL: medicine and what matters in the end by Atul Gawande.
YOU CAN DATE BOYS WHEN YOU’RE FORTY: Dave Barry on parenting and other topics he knows very little about by Dave Barry.
GOING GYPSY: one couple’s adventure from empty nest to no nest at all by David James.
CAKE MY DAY!: eye-popping designs for simple, stunning, fanciful, and funny cakes by Karen Tack.
UNOFFICIAL DOCTOR WHO: the big book of lists by Cameron K. Mcewan.
4 P.M. COUNT: a journal from Federal Prison Camp Yankton
100 THINGS EVERY HOMEOWNER MUST KNOW: how to save money, solve problems, and improve your home.
GOD, BUNS, GRITS, AND GRAVY by Mike Huckabee.
SO THAT HAPPENED by Jon Cryer.
THE BOYS IN THE BOAT: nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel Brown.


New Fiction

BILLY BOYLE: a World War II mystery by James R. Benn, first 5 books in the series.   Donated by Cynthia Anderson in memory of her father, Elmer Anderson
THE PROMISE OF PALM GROVE by Shelley Shepard Gray.
COLD BETRAYAL by Judith A. Jance.
ENDANGERED by C. J. Box.
THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN by Paula Hawkins.
MRS. GRANT AND MADAME JULE by Jennifer Chiaverini.
BREAKING CREED by Alex Kava.
NYPD RED 3 by James Paterson.
THE LOVE LETTERS by Beverly Lewis.
DOUBLE FUDGE BROWNIE MURDER by Joanne Fluke.
SOMEONE IS WATCHING by Joy Fielding.
THE CAVENDON WOMEN by Barbara Taylor Bradford.
THE STRANGER by Harlan Coben.
CHASING SUNSETS by Karen Kingsbury.
HOT PURSUIT by Stuart Woods.
MIRACLE AT AUGUSTA by James Patterson
EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES by Lisa Scottoline.
THE BOOTLEGGER by Clive Cussler.
THE DREAM LOVER by Elizabeth Berg.

Akron Book Club-3rd Tuesday-4 p.m

May 19– A Higher Call by Adam Makos.
An incredible true story of combat and chivalry in the war-torn skies of World War II.   

June 16 – My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira. ALL IOWA READS 2015.
An enthralling historical novel about a young woman’s struggles to become a doctor during the Civil War.


SUMMER STORY TIMES
All programs are on Tuesday EXCEPT the opening show.  Wear or bring something for show-and-tell. Please preregister up to one week in advance for the shows with ***special guests***.

***June 3, 10:30 a.m. WEDNESDAY
LIBRARY HEROES – Bring us your favorite story!
Special guest, STEVE ‘N TV’s
SUPER HEROES FOR READING SHOW!***


Tuesday June 9, 10:30 or 1:00    FARM HEROES – Bring something that helps a farmer do his job!
        
Tuesday June 16, 10:30 or 1:00 TINY HEROES – Bring something small but mighty!

***Tuesday June 23, 10:30 or 1:00   
YOU MIGHT BE A HERO –Dress like a HERO!
Special guest, Lisa Laird –
Pockets Full of Fun!***

***Tuesday June 30, 10:30 a.m.    
TALENTED HEROES – Bring your favorite talent!  Special Guest, Magician Rick Eugene***

    
Tuesday July 7, 10:30 a.m.       
READING HEROES – Salute your favorite hero!

Tuesday July 14, 10:30 a.m.       
ANIMAL HEROES – Bring an animal hero!

Tuesday July 21, 10:30 a.m.  FAMILY HEROES – Who is your family hero and why?!