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New Adult Fantasy  

The novels of bestselling author, Jim Butcher have become synonymous with action-packed urban fantasy and nonstop fun.  In the continuing saga of Harry Dresden, his girlfriend has left Chicago for her newly acquired taste for blood, he can't pay his rent, he's alienating his friends, and he can't recall the last time he took a shower.  When it seems things can't get any worse, in saunters the Winter Queen of Faerie with an offer Harry can't refuse in Summer Knight.  Other novels, in the Dresden Files, include Storm Front, Fool Moon, Dead Beat, and Turn Coat.

New York Times bestselling author, Mercedes Lackey, is back with an enchanting new tale in The Five Hundred Kingdoms series.  In Princess Rosamund's realm, happiness hinges on a few simple beliefs:  for every princess there is a prince, the king has ultimate power, stepmother's should never be trusted, and bad things come to those who break tradition.  But in Lackey's latest read, The Sleeping Beauty, there is a new moral to the story, sometimes a princess has to create her own happy endings.
 
Upcoming Events and Activities  

Libraries are places of opportunity.  They help people of all ages and backgrounds to lead better, more satisfying lives. People can access the Internet, check out a book or video, participate in a summer reading program, join a book discussion group, the list is endless.

Fall Storytime Sessions will resume on Monday, Sept. 13. The Preschool program is scheduled on Mondays from 6:30 to 7 p.m. and 7 to 7:30 p.m., and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. (please note corrected times). The Toddler program is planned for Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11 a.m., 6 to 6:30 p.m., and 6:30 to 7 p.m.  Sign up your child soon to ensure a space in the time slot to fit your schedule.

The America's Book Review BookPage for August is available for patrons. Pick up your copy at the circulation desk.
 
Weekly Online 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.  The Online Book Club is asking it's readers to write and tell what they enjoy about this special library.  E-mails can be sent to Susan@DearReader.com.  

The following selections for the week of Aug. 23 are:

AUDIO BOOK: The Tourist, by Olen Steinhauer.

BUSINESS:  Showing Up For Life, by Bill Gates.

FICTION: Between Two Queens, by Kate Emerson.

GOOD NEWS: The Blue Enchantress, by M.L. Tyndall.

MYSTERY: Acts of Mercy, by Mariah Stewart.

NON-FICTION: Eating, by Jason Epstein.

PRE-PUB:  Please check on-line for this week's selection.

ROMANCE: Getting Lucky, by Elaine Barbieri.

SCIENCE FICTION: No selection for this week.

TEEN: The World We Live In, by Susan Beth Pfeffer.

THRILLER:  No selection for this week.

The following selections are for the week of Aug. 30:

AUDIO BOOK:  No selection for this week.

BUSINESS:  Ignore Everybody, by Hugh MacLeod.

FICTION: Sweet Misfortune, by Kevin Alan Milne.

GOOD NEWS: The Six-Liter Club, by Harry Kraus.

MYSTERY: What Remains of Heaven, by C.S. Harris.

NON-FICTION: The Chris Farley Show, by Tom Farley, Jr. & Tanner Colby.

PRE-PUB:  Please check on-line for this week's selection.

ROMANCE:  Divorced, Desperate, and Deceived, by Christie Craig.  

SCIENCE FICTION: Enigma, by C. F. Bentley.

TEEN: The Bad Queen, by Carolyn Meyer.

THRILLER:  Jack Wakes Up, by Seth Harwood.

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