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June book club

The next meeting of the Solon Area Book Club will be Tuesday, June 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the library. Members will be reading mysteries of their choice and sharing their impressions with the group. Check out a book by your favorite mystery writer and come and share it with fellow readers.
All interested adult readers are welcome to attend. For questions about the book club, please contact Joyce at jebarta@southslope.net.

Audio book additions
All three books of the series, “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E L James are now available in the audio book format as well as another of Robert B. Parker’s, Spenser novels titled “Lullaby.” The James Patterson novel, “11th Hour” and “Stolen Prey” by John Sandford round out the latest additions to the audio shelf.

New non-fiction books
“Shape Workshop for Quilters” by Katy Jones, Brioni Greenbergy, Tacha Bruecher and John Q. Adams is a perfect resource for all quilters. The authors share their secrets to quilting success as well as quilt blocks, patterns and instructions for making full-size quilts. Marisa McClellan shares more than 100 recipes for jams, jellies, pickles, chutneys, salsas and more in her latest book, “Food In Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round.”
“Alcoholics Anonymous– 4th Edition, The Story of How Many Thousands of Men & Women have Recovered from Alcoholism” by AAWS contains the full, original text describing the AA program as well as personal stories. This reference is the most widely used resource for millions of individuals in recovery.

Summer Reading Program
Monday, June 18, starts the third week of the Summer Reading Program. The Pajama Storytime on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. will be themed, “Look Whoooo’s Reading” for ages two through five year olds. Teen on Tuesdays at 2 for fifth grade and up will have “Hunger Games” activities. See if the odds are in your favor when you enter the arena. The teen group thoroughly enjoyed the “America’s Next Top Monster” activity according to Jen Leveck, youth services librarian. “Everyone had so much fun decorating one person in their group as the monster.”
Tuesday evening, June 19, at 6:30 p.m. Family Night, the Grout Museum will be on hand with a program “The Grout Museum’s Bubble Demonstration.” Why are bubbles round? What is needed to make a giant bubble? Join in on family night for this lively program.
Wednesday’s Afternoon Adventurers will be reading a story and doing a craft about personal planetariums at 1:30 p.m. All first through fourth graders are invited to this activity.

T-shirt challenge
Many SRP participants have already finished the activity sheet for the T-shirt challenge. Anyone wishing to complete the activity sheet to receive a T-shirt should be aware that sizes are going fast so complete and turn in the sheets as soon as possible.

Adult Summer Reading Program, too
The special Adult Summer Reading Program is for adults, 18 and older. Each time an adult finishes a book; their name can be entered into a drawing at the circulation desk. Some of the prizes are tickets to the Old Creamery Theatre, gas cards, movie passes and a gift certificate to a local restaurant.
Bridge Community Bank is helping sponsor this program.

A big thank you from Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Solon Public Library would like to thank everyone who made the 21st annual Solon garage sale day such a success. The weather was great and shoppers found lots of treasures on June 1 and 2 at the 66 registered sales. If you held a sale, but did not register this year, please consider registering your next sale. City-wide sale day is always the first Saturday in June. All of the money collected in registration fees is used on advertising and any left over goes to the library, so it’s a great benefit to the community for just a few dollars. Area businesses also profit from the increased traffic in town. If you have comments or suggestions about the registration process that you felt hindered you from registering your sale, please let us know. Email comments or suggestions to SolonLibrFriends@aol.com. Thanks also to all who donated items for the friends garage sale– over $135 was made from those items for the benefit of the library.
Additionally, all leftover items from the Memorial Day weekend book sale have now been responsibly recycled and we are accepting donations for our next used book sale, which will be Feb. 2, 2013.