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From the desk of Alison Gibson, Director
Generally we think of high water more as an early ‘spring thing’, but as this photo shows, the river can sneak up on us even in the summer. This photo was taken for the June 22, 1989 Ripley Bee, with the walkway to the Ripley Boat Club under water. Paul Gifford was preparing to row out to the club to check on conditions. Water had crested on Monday, so they were hoping to be open by the coming week-end!
This week is a pretty big release week for new books, especially in the fiction section. We’re adding Fern Michaels’ Proof (Lost & Found series), Danielle Steel’s Resurrection (she’s offering a new book every other month—so…if you like her writing and haven’t read one in a few months, you might be behind!), Peg and Rose Play the Ponies by Laurien Berenson is the next in her mystery series featuring senior sister-in-laws—both author and this mystery are in Kentucky. Catherine Coulter continues her FBI thriller series in Flashpoint, Karen Robards explores ​tracking a serial killer in Berlin in 1943—danger on all sides! Tracy Chevalier’s novel the Glass Maker follows several generations of Murano glass families. If you’ve been reading Sherry Thomas’ Lady Sherlock mystery series, the latest A Ruse of Shadows is now out.​ All have the potential of being a good summer read, as well as our thousands of other titles. We encourage you to try a new author, find out if your favorite author has anything new, pick up a free copy of the BookPage for suggestions… escaping into a different time, a different viewpoint or different setting is easy with a book!
Next Wednesday, July 3rd at 11:00, the Ripley Library is planning a fun ‘Campout Adventure’ to celebrate our 6th event of our Summer Reading Program. Held down at the Lion’s Club shelter along the river, there will be demonstrations as well as food. FYI, we will be closed on Thursday, July 4th.