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Library Talk – July 13, 2017

Library Talk, July 13, 2017

Seems as if I just finished writing promotional info for the Summer Reading Program, and here it is, the last week of official activities—fear not if you haven’t finished the reading log—that part of the SRP goes on until the beginning of school. The t-shirt delivery has been a bit of a problem this year, and we are truly sorry—we expect them in soon, and hope that you will enjoy them, as we know quite a few kids are close or have already met their summer goal (Good job!).

Last week I had mentioned what was going on 70 years ago for the 4th of July celebration. I revisited 1947 for popular books, and for the year the following titles were the top New York Times bestsellers:  Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis, Moneyman by Thomas Costain, Gentleman’s Agreement by Laura Z. Hobson, Lydia Bailey by Kenneth Roberts, House Divided by Ben Ames Williams and B.F.’s Daughter by John Marquand.  I didn’t realize that Gentleman’s Agreement had been made into a movie with Gregory Peck and Dorothy McGuire in the same year—a big hit, won several Oscars and tackled anti-Semitism, a brave move back then. All of the books are available in the system as is the movie on DVD.

Books that we have on order due out later this month or early August include: Linda Castillo’s Down A Dark Road with sheriff Kate Burkholder, Sandra Brown’s suspenseful Seeing Red, Sue Grafton’s Y is for Yesterday, Debbie Macomber’s Any Dream Will Do, Michael Connelly’s The Late Show, introducing a new character, detective Renee Ballard, Marcia Muller returns with Sharon McCone in The Color of Fear, Stuart Woods’ Stone Barrington is back in Barely Legal and many more late summer ‘beach reads’ filled with action, suspense and/or romance will soon be in our collection. A reminder that even if a book isn’t out yet, you can place a hold on the title to be higher up the list than waiting until you see it at a bookstore or Kroger’s or hear the author talk about it.

Matthew