Monday

Sing-A-Book My Baby: 9:30 a.m.

Be a participant in the Summer Reading Celebration this year. They are doing things a little differently this year by having lots of cool prize give-a-ways! July 29 will be water days: wear your swimsuit; bring sunscreen and a towel.

Tuesday

Book Sprouts Story Time: 10 a.m.

Be a participant in the Summer Reading Celebration this year. They are doing things a little differently this year by having lots of cool prize give-a-ways! July 30 will be water days: wear your swimsuit; bring sunscreen and a towel.

Wednesday

Tator Tot Time: 10 a.m.

Be a participant in the Summer Reading Celebration this year. They are doing things a little differently this year by having lots of cool prize give-a-ways! July 31 will be water days.

New Fiction

“The Flight Portfolio” by Julie Orringer

In 1940, Varian Fry traveled to Marseille carrying three thousand dollars and a list of imperiled artists and writers he hoped to help escape within a few weeks. Instead, he stayed more than a year, working to procure false documents, amass emergency funds, and arrange journeys across Spain and Portugal, where the refugees would embark for safer ports. His many clients included Hannah Arendt, Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, and Marc Chagall, and the race against time to save them is a tale of forbidden love, high-stakes adventure, and unimaginable courage.

“Confessions of an Innocent Man” by David Dow

Rafael Zhettah relishes the simplicity and freedom of his life. He is the owner and head chef of a promising Houston restaurant. A bachelor, content with having few personal or material attachments that ground him. Then, lightning strikes. When he finds Tieresse sitting at one of his tables, he also finds his soul mate and his life starts again. And just as fast, when she is brutally murdered in their home, when he is convicted of the crime, when he is sentenced to die, it is all ripped away. For Rafael Zhettah, death row is not the end. It is only the beginning. Now, with his recaptured freedom, he will stop at nothing to deliver justice to those who stole everything from him.

“Lost and Wanted” by Nell Freudenberger

Helen Clapp’s breakthrough work on five-dimensional space-time landed her a tenured professorship at MIT; her popular books explain physics in plain terms. Helen disdains notions of the supernatural in favor of rational thought and proven ideas. So it’s perhaps especially vexing for her when, on an otherwise unremarkable Wednesday in June, she gets a phone call from a friend who has just died. That friend was Charlotte Boyce, Helen’s roommate at Harvard. The two women had once confided in each other about everything. But as the years passed, Charlie became more elusive, and her calls came less and less often. And now she’s permanently, tragically gone. As Helen is drawn back into Charlie’s orbit, she is forced to question the laws of the universe that had always steadied her mind and heart.

– Descriptions provided by publishers

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