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Summer Reading Program Planning in Full Gear
Special points of interest:
Summer Reading Kickoff Party—June 1
Family Movie Day—June 6
Book Club—June 11
Father’s Day Craft—June 14
Teen Craft & Movie—June 20
Dig a Little Deeper with the Ruins—June
Inside this issue:
Fun Van Meets Mondays 2
Teens Invited to Movie Day 2
Book Club Meets Monthly 2
More Summer Activities Planned 7
Register for Father’s Day Story Time 7
Take Advantage of Holds Service 8
A Wealth of Information Awaits You
June 2013 Volume 1, Issue 6
The Word About Town Coolidge Public Library
The library staff is busy preparing for all of the
Summer Reading Program events and you won’t
want to miss any of it. The theme is Dig into
Reading and we are unearthing some great activi-
ties. The kickoff party will be Saturday, June 1, at
Noon. Come to the Coolidge Youth Center to
hear Indiana Bones. Indy will thrill us with his
unique storytelling abilities by combining arche-
ology, action, adventure, ancient legend, mythol-
ogy, and folklore. Indy’s stories will appeal to
students as well as adults.
Early registration for the Summer Reading Pro-
gram begins on Tuesday, May 28. This gives par-
ents a chance to get their kid’s reading logs before
the program officially starts on June 3. The pro-
gram ends July 23. Summer Reading Program
calendars are available at the library and on the
website at www.coolidgeaz.com/library. Pick up
a calendar so you can attend all of the events!
Family Movie Day kicks off Thursday, June 6, at
3 p.m. with Gnomeo and Juliet. Garden gnomes,
Gnomeo (voice of James McAvoy) and Juliet
(voice of Emily Blunt), have as many obstacles to
overcome as their quasi namesakes when they are
caught up in a feud
With plastic pink fla-
mingos and lawn-
mower races in the
mix, can this young
couple find lasting
will be provided.
The summer will also
be full of crafts, book clubs, story times, and spe-
cial events for all ages. There will be a weekly
preschool story time for kids up to age 4 on
Wednesday mornings at 10:15, and a family story
time for kids up to age 7 on Friday mornings at
10:15. There is no need to register for these
events, just meet in the children’s area. Remem-
ber, children must be accompanied by an adult.
While all ages are welcome to attend either event,
the stories and activities will be geared for spe-
cific ages. Join us also for a weekly drop-in craft
on Monday afternoons at 4 p.m. A youth must
have an adult with him or her for the duration of
(continued—More Summer Activities Await You—page 7)
Even though we are busy with Summer Reading Program events, the Fun Van continues to meet through the sum-mer. Families with children ages 5 and younger are invited
to learn new pre-literacy skills with the Fun Van on Monday mornings from 9:30 – 11:30.
The Fun Van is funded through First Things First
and uses the “Parents as Teach-ers” curriculum to help children get ready to read.
The Coolidge Public Library is excited to host this program.
Larry, the child of lower-middle-class white parents, and Silas, the son of a poor, single black mother, became pals in the late 1970s. Then tragedy struck: Larry took a girl on a date, and she was never heard from again. Larry never confessed, but all
The next book club meeting takes place on Tuesday, June 11 at 5:30 p.m. To sign out a book club se-lection, visit the li-brary before the meeting date. You need to have a valid contact number prior to sign out—a library card is pre-ferred.
eyes rested on him. The incident broke their friendship, then Silas left town. Twenty years later Larry, a solitary me-chanic, and Silas, who has returned as a constable, cross paths again, as an-other girl disappears.
Snacks and drinks are provided.
Fun Van Continues Through the Summer
Adult Discussion Group Meets Monthly
Teens Invited to Craft and Movie Day
watch this blockbuster
When newcomer Lena
arrives in the small
town of Gatlin she
quickly captures the
attention of Ethan,
who only wants to es-
cape what he views as
a boring and dead end
town. Together, they
uncover dark secrets
about their respective
families, their history
and their town.
This event is only for
students ages 12 and
older. We will watch
the movie and make
a Beautiful Creatures
craft. Of course there
will be snacks too.
Have you read the
Series by Kami Garcia
and Margaret Stohl?
The first book has
been turned in to a
movie and the movie
has just been released
on DVD. Come to the
Teen Craft and Movie
Event on Thursday,
June 20, at 2 p.m. to
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Author: Tom Franklin
Apache Junction’s Fun Van visits
Coolidge Public Library
Teens Only—6/20 2 p.m.
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Light—A Gone Novel—Young Adult Fiction By Michael Grant
It's been over a year since every person over the age of fourteen disappeared from Perdido Beach, CA. Battles have been fought—against hunger and lies and plague, and epic battles of good against evil. Now the gaiaphage has been re-born as Diana's malicious mutant daughter, Gaia. Gaia is endlessly hungry for destruction. She yearns to conquer her nemesis and then bend the entire world to her warped will. As long-standing enemies become allies, secrets are re-vealed and unexpected sacrifices are made. Will their attempts to save them-selves and one another matter in the end, or will the kids of Perdido Beach per-ish in this final struggle? Light, the sixth and final book in the Gone series by Michael Grant, creates a masterful and arresting conclusion to life in the FAYZ.
Raising the Bar—Juvenile Nonfiction By Gabrielle Douglas
I started gymnastics back when I was six, but I never imagined my life would become this amazing—or this crazy! I’m loving every minute. Since winning two gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics, I’ve appeared on TV shows, traveled to amazing places, and watched my entire life transform. At the same time, I have to find time for schoolwork, practicing new gymnastic routines, and well, sleep. Balancing everything has meant a lot of hard work—but it’s so worth it. Get to know the people in my life—old and new—who have helped me reach my dreams, and see what it’s been like to wow the world. I’m thank-ful for everything I have and can’t wait to share my world with you!
Goofballs The Mysterious Talent Show Mystery—Juvenile Fiction By Tony Abbott
The Badger Point School is holding a talent show, and the Goofballs—sleuths Jeff, Mara, Kelly, and Brian—are set to be its stars. That is if the show even hap-pens, with problems and mysteries at every turn. A giant pink tuba goes miss-ing, the costumes are all the wrong size, and the talent show's director disap-pears before the cast's eyes. Good thing that the Goofballs are expert detec-tives. Funny, punny, and full of fun, this latest case in the Goofballs series will be eagerly devoured by old and new fans, alike. Check out all four books in this series at the library.
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Step of Faith—Adult Fiction By Richard Paul Evans
The fourth journal of Evans’ Walk Series follows Alan Christoffersen who lost his heart when his wife was killed in an accident almost one year ago. He lost his trust when his business partner stole his advertising business. He lost his home when the bank took his house. So Alan decided to leave his painful memories behind and walk from Seattle to the farthest point on the map, Key West, but in St. Louis, he is forced to stop.
Now, diagnosed with a brain tumor, Alan must go to Los Angeles for treatment. He is surrounded by those who care most for him: his father, who is happy to have him home; Falene, who has been by his side through his most difficult times; and Nicole, who helped him recover from a mugging in Spokane. Alan
alienates them all, and resumes his journey in angry loneliness. The people he meets as he walks the dusty southern back roads have lessons to teach Alan about accepting love. He just has to have faith that life can be worth living again. The Gate Thief—Adult Fiction By Orson Scott Card
In this sequel to The Lost Gate, bestselling author Orson Scott Card continues his fantastic tale of the Mages of Westil who live in exile on Earth. Danny North is still in high school, yet he holds in his heart and mind all the stolen outselves of thirteen centuries of gatemages. The Families want to kill him if they can’t control him. He is far too powerful. On Westil, Wad is now nearly powerless—he lost everything to Danny in their struggle. Even if he can survive the revenge of his enemies, he still must make peace with the Gatemage Daniel. When Danny took that power from Loki, he also took the responsibility for the Great Gates. And when he comes face-to-face with the mages, Bel and Ishtoreth, he will come to understand just why Loki closed the gates all those centuries ago.
My Crocodile Does Not Bite—Picture Book By Joe Kulka
It is the day of the annual pet show at school. When Ernest shows up with his gigantic but harmless-looking crocodile, prissy classmate Cindy Lou immedi-ately begins to harp that everyone will get bitten, to which Ernest protests, “my crocodile does not bit.” As Ernest shows off the many talents of his crocodile, he is a big hit with everyone except Cindy Lou. The jealous girl’s behavior esca-lates to the point where it seems inevitable that something bad will happen.
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Waiting to be Heard—A Memoir—Nonfiction By Amanda Knox
Amanda Knox spent four years in a foreign prison for a crime she did not com-mit. In the fall of 2007, 20-year-old Amanda left Seattle to study in Italy, but her life was shattered when her roommate was murdered in their apartment. After a controversial trial, Amanda was convicted and imprisoned. But in 2011, an appeals court overturned the decision and vacated the murder charge. Free at last, she returned home to the U.S., where she has remained silent, until now. With intelligence, grace, and candor, Amanda Knox tells the story of her har-rowing ordeal—a labyrinthine nightmare of crime and punishment, innocence and vindication—and of the unwavering support of family and friends who tirelessly worked to help her win her freedom.
Vegetable Literacy: Cooking and Gardening with twelve families from the edible plant kingdom, with over 300 deliciously simple recipes—Nonfiction By Deborah Madison
America's authority on vegetarian cooking reveals the surprising relationships between vegetables, edible flowers, and herbs. Understanding these connec-tions help home cooks see everyday vegetables in new light. Madison has been at the vanguard of the vegetarian cooking movement for over 30 years, em-boldening millions of readers to cook simple, elegant, plant-based food. This is her crowning achievement: a celebration of the diversity of the plant kingdom, and an exploration of the relationships between vegetables, edible flowers, herbs, and familiar wild plants within the same botanical families.
10 Buildings that Changed America—Nonfiction By Dan Protess
10 Buildings that Changed America tells the stories of ten influential works of architecture, the people who imagined them, and the way these landmarks ushered in innovative cultural shifts throughout our society. From American architectural stalwarts like Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, to modern revolutionaries like Frank Gehry and Robert Venturi, this book examines the most prominent buildings designed by the most noteworthy architects of our time. Also profiled are Americans less noted for their architectural acumen, but no less significant for their contributions to the field. Thomas Jefferson, a self-taught architect, is profiled for designing the iconic Virginia State Capitol.
America's first major public building forged a philosophical link between America and the world's earliest democracies.
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Lean In—Audio Book Nonfiction By Sheryl Sandberg
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, has become one of America’s most galvanizing leaders. Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women’s voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, ex-plains the root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential. She urges women to take risks and seek new challenges, to find work that they love, and to remain passion-ately engaged with it at the highest levels throughout their lives.
World War Z—Audio Book Fiction By Max Brooks
The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time. Brooks tells the story in the haunting and riveting voices of the men and women who witnessed the horror firsthand.
Arrested Development—DVD TV Series (Seasons 1-3 available)
The Bluth clan lives a life of excess, funded by the family credit card and paid for by patriarch George whose fortune came from the tract home development business. Oldest son George, nicknamed Gob, is an “illusionist” of minor impor-tance who has anger management issues. Youngest son, Buster, wastes his days taking obscure graduate school courses. Daughter Lindsay is a vain socialite. The only sane family member is Lindsay’s twin brother Michael, who is a wid-ower. Just as Michael decides to wash his hands of the family, he is forced to step up and aid his family in adjusting to new lives. New episodes were released on Netflix May 26. Since its debut in 2003, the se-
ries has received widespread critical acclaim, including six Emmy Awards and one Golden Globe. It has attracted a cult following, including several fan-based websites. Time listed it among the magazine’s “100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME” in 2007.
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The library staff has excavated
even more fun summer activi-
ties. You won’t want to miss
anything! Besides the kickoff
(June 1), Fun Van (Mondays),
drop-in crafts (Mondays), and
Story Times (Wednesdays &
Fridays), we have several other
Dig a Little Deeper with the Casa
Grande Ruins—Tuesday, June
25 at 2 p.m. (Coolidge Youth
Center) - Come and see how our
ancestors turned pictures into
stories. Try your hand at it too.
Unearth Great Family Movies—
Tuesdays, June 6 and July 11 at
3 p.m. Enjoy a movie with
friends at the library. We will
watch Gnomeo and Juliet on
June 6 and Holes on July 11.
But wait, the fun doesn’t
stop there! We have planned
a special 4th of July Craft on
Monday, July 1, at 4 p.m.
You’ll have a crackin’ good
time. Then, bring your teddy
bear to Story Time on
Wednesday, July 10 at 10:15,
for our Teddy Bear Picnic.
Watch for more announce-
ments too. Our End of Sum-
mer Reading Party is at the
Coolidge Youth Center on
Friday, July 26, at 2 p.m. You
won’t want to miss this
surprises may await you!
And don’t forget to keep
reading. Pick up your read-
ing log on May 28. Keep
track of your reading from
June 3 to July 23. Be
sure to turn in your
log by July 23rd.
You will receive
prizes along the
way and a big prize
at the end of sum-
mer if you reach
More Summer Activities Await You
It’s Time to Celebrate Father’s Day
Pick up your
so you can
attend all of the
Kids, come make something special
Kids of all ages are welcome, but the craft will be best for children ages 3 to 12. We will have coloring pages for younger children.
Registration is re-quired for this event because it is usually one of our
Join us at the library for a special story time event as we celebrate Dads on Friday, June 14, at 4 p.m.
Our Dad themed stories and songs will be followed by snacks and a fun craft.
biggest events of the year. Registra-tion opens May 28. Remember, chil-dren must be ac-companied by an adult.
The Coolidge Public Library helps all residents address the desire for self-directed personal growth and development opportunities throughout their lives by providing materials, programs, and services to meet the citizen’s recreational needs.
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