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Summer Reading, Made Easy

For the hottest new fiction releases, stop by the Fiction desk! Coming on the horizon late June, Holly Chamberlin's "Seashell Season" pulls an emotional punch as Verity Peterson mourns the young daughter she wishes back into her life. In July, one of my personal favorites, Jane Green returns with "Falling: A Love Story" which details the gradual love story of Emma and Dominic. After Emma moves to a beach house in Connecticut, moving from friends to lovers happens for Emma as naturally as the changing seasons. Then, for a story on the nature of identity, mid-July brings Maggie O'Farrell's "This Must Be the Place". After an American professor flees to Ireland and falls in love with an enigmatic woman, he is eventually forced to re-examine old ties along with the new family he has created. Late-July, a title that I'm looking forward to is Jennifer Close's "The Hopefuls". Young love is tested and a recent transplant to D.C. must examine the bond she has made with her mate and her new friends. Finally, in August, Louise Miller's book entitled, "The City Baker's Guide to Country Living" introduces us to a purple-haired pastry chef who flees the city for Vermont and her uneasy transition to country life. Sounds like a lot of stories about re-examinations of self and places. Hopefully, you can find enough room in your beach bag for all of these wonderful titles!

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Bye, Bye Tantrums: Parenting Program

Everyone's child has done it at one time or another . . . thrown an epic tantrum.  It can happen at home or in a public place.  When it happens, it's stressful and exhausting.  And, sometimes, it's embarrassing.  Would you like to learn how to end tantrums forever?  Of course you would!  Register for Bye, Bye Tantrums, a parenting seminar presented by Rachel Raybin, M.S. Ed. on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.  This FREE program will impart lessons learned from managing almost 20,000 preschoolers in 17 years.  Participants will also have an opportunity to purchase the cards developed by the presenter.  For more information, take a look at Rachel's website.  To register for the event, you can give us a call at 444-7830 or visit the library website.

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Book It! 5K: Our Summer Reading Kick-off Event at Veterans Park

We're just a week away from our Book It! 5K.  This year, the library’s Summer Reading programs will be focusing on health and fitness. The Friends of the Hoover Library are helping the library to celebrate this year’s theme with our first ever 5K race to raise money and awareness for all that the Hoover Library offers. The Book It! 5K will take place on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Hoover’s beautiful Veterans Park at 4800 Valleydale Road, adjacent to Spain Park High School. This professionally developed cross-country course will take you around the lake and forested areas of the park. Devon Hind, head coach of track and field at Hoover High School, will MC our race. It begins at 8 a.m and will be digitally timed. Runner awards will be presented at 9:30 a.m.  Click here for more information or to register to run.

The Kids Summer Reading kickoff begins immediately after at 10 a.m. with field day games, inflatables, crafts and snacks. There will also be a BMX Trickstars stunt bike expo at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.  plus a chance to register for summer reading before the official start date.  The cost for all this fun?  It's free, free, FREE!  Don't miss it!  Mark your calendars today for May 21, 2016!