Check It Out

Check It Out
Best Selling Authors

Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins have teamed up again for a third novel in the Countdown to the Rapture. Without warning, millions disappear and are welcomed into the unspeakable presence of God, while on Earth some realize what has happened, what they've lost, and what they've missed. The darkest days lie ahead for those left behind in The Rapture.

Robert B. Parker is on the trail of another Sunny Randall mystery. Sunny, the Boston P.I., with a personal life as tangled as that of her clients is hired on as a bodyguard to a rising starlet. Blue Screen could just be the murder mystery that proves to be Sunny's undoing.


On a freezing December night in New York City, two people are brutally murdered. Cold Moon, by best selling author, Jeffery Deaver, brings back the renowned criminologist and quadriplegic Lincoln Rhyme.

Morgan Llywelyn, author of the best selling books, Druids and Lion of Ireland, writes a haunting sequel to a phenomenal epic. When Caesar invades the homeland of the druid tribe, the Carnutes, they are forced to flee to a green island at the end of the world. The Greener Shore is a superb saga of an amazing time and wondrous ways.

DearReader.com Book Club

The DearReader.com Book Club offers many selections to Internet patrons. Each book runs for five days, Monday through Friday. Some genres only offer selections every other week. Check out this service by registering at the library's Web site, http://vpl.sdln.net and clicking on the book club icon. Online patrons can find the club at www.supportlibrary.com/su/su.cfm?x=470596. The following selections for the week of June 19 are:

AUDIO BOOK: Trophy House, by Anne Bernays.

BUSINESS: Satisfaction, by Chris Denove and James D. Power IV.

FICTION: The Snow Fox: A Novel, by Susan Fromberg.

GOOD NEWS: The Color of the Soul, by Tracey Bateman.

HORROR: Tales, by H.P.Lovecraft.

MYSTERY: Hard Truth, by Nevada Barr.

NON-FICTION: Natalie Wood, by Gavin Lambert.

PRE-PUB: Please check Book Club site for this week's selection.

ROMANCE: The Long Way Home, by Sarah Storme.

SCIENCE FICTION: Sliding Scales, by Alan Dean Foster.

TEEN: Chloe Leiberman (Sometimes Wong), by Carrie Rosten.

Library Activities

Calendar CLAWS, PAWS, SCALES, & TALES! – Upcoming Activities

Story Teller Margie Reitsma will be entertaining on Monday, June 19 at 1:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Join us on Tuesday, June 20 for craft activities. The weekly Whiskers Reading Circle will start at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21.

The Advanced Reading Program for Young Adults from sixth grade through high school is also underway. Readers in this group must individually read a minimum of 2,000 pages to receive an incentive prize and be able to enter for the grand prize. The summer goal for the entire group is 72,000 pages.

If this goal is reached the entire group will enjoy a special activity on Aug. 1. The next program, Mythological Creatures, is planned for Thursday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Learn about mythological animals that have been used throughout history and create you own special creature. Check the calendar for more special events happening during the summer.

Adults can also participate in the Summer Reading Program by reading five books between June 5 and July 28. Everyone who completes the program will be entered for a grand prize drawing.

Scrabble Scrimmage is scheduled for Saturday, June 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Community Room. Scrabble enthusiasts and amateurs are invited to participate and improve your knowledge through this enjoyable event. Extra Scrabble boards are welcome.

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