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Solon Public Library

New books

“The Boston Girl” by Anita Diamant. Eighty-five-year-old Addie tells the story of her life to her 22-year-old granddaughter, who has asked her “How did you get to be the woman you are today?” She begins in 1915, the year she found her voice and made friends who would help shape the course of her life. From the one-room tenement apartment she shared with her parents and two sisters, to the library group for girls she joins at a neighborhood settlement house, to her first, disastrous love affair, Addie recalls her adventures with compassion for the naïve girl she was and a wicked sense of humor.
“Flesh and Blood” by Patricia Cornwell. In this 22nd Scarpetta novel, the master forensic sleuth finds herself in the unsettling pursuit of a serial sniper who leaves no incriminating evidence except fragments of copper. The shots seem impossible, yet they are so perfect they cause instant death. The victims appear to have had nothing in common, and there is no pattern to indicate where the killer will strike next.
“No Fortunate Son” by Brad Taylor. When veteran operator Pike Logan and partner Jennifer Cahill receive a letter from Blaisdell Consulting– the umbrella cover company for their real employer, a top secret counterterrorist unit called the Taskforce– they expect orders for their next mission-impossible tasking. Instead, they learn that their latest actions have gotten them fired, despite having saved thousands of innocent lives. Pike’s shock and fury is redirected when their commander, Colonel Kurt Hale, asks him and Jennifer for help with a personal matter: His niece Kylie, an exchange student in England, has gone missing. Neither Pike nor Jennifer understands how critical her disappearance will become.

Holiday hours

The library will be closed on Dec. 24 and 25 for the Christmas holiday. The library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31 and will be closed Jan. 1 in celebration of New Year’s Day.

Holiday drawing

Reagan Busby was the winner of the holiday drawing sponsored by Friends of the Solon Library. She won a 53-inch stuffed teddy bear. Thank you to the Friends of the Solon Library for sponsoring this yearly drawing.

Library foundation raffle

Tickets are now available for a Solon Library Foundation raffle. With the purchase of a $5 ticket, you have a chance to win a $200 Kalahari gift card or a gift basket filled with other fabulous prizes. The drawing will be held March 1– just in time for spring break!

Foods for Fines

The Solon Public Library will forgive outstanding fines with a donation of one nonperishable food item for every $1 in fines. This period of “Food for Fines” will run all of January 2015. The food donations will go to the Solon Food Pantry.
The pantry needs the following donations: Canned meats (chicken, tuna, ham), canned fruit (fruit cocktail, pineapple, pears), juices, soups.
Items not needed: Tomato soup, canned corn or green beans.
Please, no expired items. This “Food for Fines” program does not apply to lost materials or fines above $20.

Dates to remember

Storytime: Every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. for children ages two through five. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.
LEGO Club: LEGO Club meets the first Monday of the month from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Early-Out Jan. 8 Movie: “Dolphin Tale 2” rated PG 107 minutes. This program will run from 1:45 to 3:15 p.m.
Early-Out Jan. 15: BINGO. This program will run from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m.
Early-Out Jan. 22: LEGOs. This program will run from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m.
Early-Out Jan. 29: Craft: make your own puzzle. This program will run from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m.