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Atlanta magician extraordinaire Arthur Atsma is returning to Hoover Library!  His show weaves cutting edge, fast paced, astonishing sleight of hand magic with mentalism.  Get ready for tricks with cards, coins, comedy, and audience participation. After the show, you'll want to try YOUR hand at magic.  Visit the Kid Zone nonfiction shelves.  Look for Dewey Decimal number 793.8.

Arthur Atsma
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
10:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 21, 2018
10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Seating in the Library Theatre is restricted to 250 guests.  All guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis by library staff.  All parties must be present to be seated.  Saving seats is not allowed.  Please arrive early to ensure your spot!

The escape room craze has hit summer reading . . . again!  Teens in grades 7-12 will have another chance to Breakout of the Hoover Library on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 6:30p.m.   You and your team will be locked in a room with a scenario and have 45 minutes to solve a series of riddles, decipher the clues and find the key to escape! The scenario is a surprise, but it's funny!  Register online or by phone (444-7826).  

Think you know everything there is to know about 2000-2010?  Prove it at 2000's Trivia on Monday, June 11, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.  Your team will have 45 seconds to talk and get your answer to the moderator at the front of the room.  If your team knows the most about that decade, you will be proclaimed the winners!  And nothing is more satisfying than the thrill of victory.  This event is open to rising 7th-12th graders.  Sign up online or by phone (444-7826).

This new novel comes complete with its very own playlist.  There's a song for each character.  Learn more about the author's approach to making music integral to the story by reading this article on Underline.

The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk (March 6, 2018)
YA  WOO  NEW BOOK (also available as ebook)

Loss pulled Autumn, Shay, and Logan apart. Will music bring them back together?  Autumn always knew exactly who she was: a talented artist and a loyal friend. Shay was defined by two things: her bond with her twin sister, Sasha, and her love of music. And Logan has always turned to writing love songs when his real love life was a little less than perfect. But when tragedy strikes each of them, somehow music is no longer enough. Now Logan is a guy who can't stop watching vlogs of his dead ex-boyfriend. Shay is a music blogger who's struggling to keep it together. And Autumn sends messages that she knows can never be answered.  Despite the odds, one band's music will reunite them and prove that after grief, beauty thrives in the people left behind.

It's always a hit, so we're bringing it back for our first teen event of Summer Reading 2018.  Sign up for our Mario Kart Tournament on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.  Play Mario Kart on the Wii against your friends and fellow gamers on the big screen.  The victor will win a prize.  You can register online or by phone (444-7826).  The tournament is open to rising 7th-12th graders.


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Teen Volunteer Guidelines

Volunteer applications are taken year round, but opportunities are available on a limited basis. During the school year times are available for special programs only. Applications will be held on file until opportunities arise. Volunteers are needed more during the summer to help with the library’s Summer Reading Program.