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July-August 2015 Newsletter

July/August 2015

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, Lora Pierce.  The Akron Library welcomes Lora Pierce to the staff.  

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

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


Library story times continue through July.  Hero themes continue for show and tell.

July 7, Tuesday 10:30  – READING HEROES, Salute your favorite HERO!

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

July 23, Thursday 10:30 - SMALL TOWN HEROES, Who is your local hero and why
JESTER PUPPETS      Registration for the final program begins July 14
(Sponsored by Bill and Dotty Zales)

Any child entering school this fall is eligible to read Akron Library books and win prizes.  Don’t let those last dog days of summer get you down.  Read exciting library books and win prizes.  Stop at the library anytime in August for more information.

10 Great Reasons to Visit Your Library this Summer
 1. Borrow books, books on CD and  magazines
 2. Research
 3. Study
 4. Buy Books
 5. Borrow Movies
 6. Book Discussions
 7. Kids Stuff
 8. Internet Access, computers and free WiFi
 9. Local Business and Artist Promotion
10. Socialize


New Fiction

FINDERS KEEPERS by Stephen King.  Sequel to Mr. Mercedes.
ALL THE SINGLE LADIES by Dorothea Benton Frank.  Three friends in South Carolina’s Lowcountry grapple with the challenges of being unmarried.
14TH DEADLY SIN by James Patterson. When a video of a shocking crime surfaces, it casts suspicion on a San Francisco detective's colleagues. THE FIXER by Joseph Finder.  A laid-off reporter investigates his ailing father’s past after he discovers millions of dollars hidden in the old man’s house.
GATHERING PREY by John Sandford.
MEMORY MAN by David Baldacci.  
THE BONE TREE by Greg Iles.  
YOUR NEXT BREATH by Iris Johansen.
LAST ONE HOME by Debbie Macomber.
PERFECT MATCH by Fern Michaels.
THE SECOND SISTER by Marie Bostwick.
BREATH OF SCANDAL by Sandra Brown.
SOLITUDE CREEK by Jeffery Deaver.
THE ENEMY INSIDE by Steve Martini.
THE GUEST COTTAGE by Nancy Thayer.
THE SUMMER’S END by Mary Alice Monroe.
COUNTRY by Danielle Steel.
THE RUMOR by Elin Hilderbran.
WILDFIRE IN HIS ARMS by Johanna Lindsey.
BLUEPRINTS by Barbara Delinsky.
GREYSTONE SERIES by Meredith Kennon.  Four book series in larger print.  #1 Almost Enough, #2 At Willows Edge, #3 Return to Greystone, and #4 Gown Shop on Regent Street.

New Non-Fiction

THE CHINA MIRAGE: the hidden history of American disaster in Asia by James Bradley.
HOPE: a memoir of survival in Cleveland by Amanda Berry.
FIRST LADIES: presidential historians on the lives of 45 iconic American Women.
IT’S A LONG STORY: my life by Willie Nelson.
WAR BONDS: love stories from the greatest generation by Cindy Hval.
AMERICAN WIFE: love, war, faith and renewal by Taya Kyle.
PIONEER GIRL: the annotated autobiography by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
50 CHILDREN: one ordinary American couple’s extraordinary rescue mission into the heart of Nazi Germany by Steven Pressman.
THE TRAIN TO CRYSTAL CITY: FDR’s secret prisoner exchange program and America’s only family internment camp during World War II by Jan Jarboe Russell.
A FIGHTING CHANCE by Elizabeth Warren.
THE WRIGHT BROTHERS by David G. McCullough.

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

July 21 – SISTERLAND by Curtis Sittenfeld. Fiction. Kate, a suburban mom and her identical twin sister, Violet, both have psychic abilities. Viola embraces them while Kate does her best to hide them.

August 18 – TIPPING POINT: how little things can make a big difference by Malcolm Gladwell.  Non-fiction.  That magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire.


The Johnson Junior 4-H club will share several of their award-winning projects from the Plymouth County Fair on the library bulletin board in August.