On Monday, July 16, join the summer program for "The Mystery of the Library" with a new, entertaining special of magic, storytelling, puppetry and audience participation. Put on your thinking caps with Rocky the Detective Raccoon and Dave as they lead young readers on a magical clue hunt that will reveal a secret message at the end of the program.
Chris Collins proudly presents Inspector Iwannano and "The Case of the Missing Mom." Join the summer reading crowd on Monday, July 23, at 1 p.m. in the Community Room of the library for more laughter, fun, and magic.
Get a Clue and show your creativity with mystery crafts. Join the fun when the summer reading program features craft activities on Tuesday afternoons at 2 p.m. in the Community Room of the library.
The Junior Detective Reading Club meets on Wednesday afternoons at 3 p.m. A Harry Potter "Pre-Release" party will be held on July 20 from 8-10 p.m. at the library. The YA Harry Potter Birthday Party and book discussion is scheduled for Tuesday, July 31.
The Get a Clue summer reading program's closing party is planned for Friday, July 27 at 1 p.m. in the Community Room of the library, with the all-family party scheduled for that evening at 5 p.m.
For more information on these activities, please stop by the library or call 677-7060.
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 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 July 16, 2007, are:
Audio Book: Body Surfing, by Anita Shreve.
Business: Goal Free Living, by Stephen M. Shapiro.
Fiction: A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, by Marina Lewycka.
Good News: The Cross Examination of Oliver Finney, by Randy Singer.
Horror: Ferocity, by Stephen Laws.
Mystery: Two Little Girls in Blue, by Mary Higgins Clark.
Non-Fiction: Eat-Pray-Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert.
Pre-Pub: Interred With Their Bones, by Jennifer Lee Carrell.
Romance: Rabbit Heart, by Colleen Hitchcock.
Science Fiction: The Android's Dream, by John Scalzi.
Teen: Confessions from the Principal's Chair, by Anna Myers.