Summer Reading Finale; It’s Going To Be Magical!

The youths of Red Wing have been busy reading this summer.  Participation in our reading program has been excellent, and attendance at our programming has been even higher than last year.  This flurry of activity has made the time fly by.  The end of July will herald the end of the program, but not to worry; we’ve saved one of the best for last.  The Magic of Isaiah will be presented at the library on Tuesday, July 26th, at 10:30 am in the Foot Room.

Isaiah Foster is a skilled magician, but he is also a gifted entertainer; one who knows how to make an audience laugh, gasp, and delight all through his show.  With over 1,000 performances under his belt, Isaiah is in high demand for events of all kinds and we couldn’t be happier than to have him here at the library to bring our magical summer to a close.  Load the family into the car and join us on July 26th!

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Harry Potter Trivia Contest

harry-potter-play-jk-rowlingPotterheads, Harry heads, Potterphiles; we know who we are!  The entire Harry Potter fandom has been breathlessly awaiting the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and it’s almost here!  J.K. Rowling wrote the story as a play to be performed on stage.  Its world premiere is in London’s West End on July 30th.  Not able to hop the pond and go see it?  No worries, the library has got you covered.  Enter our Harry Potter Trivia Contest and you can win one of two copies of the script!  Open to kids in grades 2-12, fill out the form online or pick one up the next time you’re at the library.  Here’s a peek at the story line to get you motivated:

The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

Sounds awesome, right?  Then fill out your form for a chance to win today!

David Housewright To Speak

housewrightMark this one on your calendars; David Housewright is coming to the library on Saturday, July 16th, at 10 am in the Foot Room.

Haven’t heard of David Housewright?  Then you are in the mystery-reading minority!  Former President of the Private Eye Writers of America, Housewright is a Minnesota author of crime fiction whose work has won an Edgar Award as well as three Minnesota Book Awards.  He is the bestselling author of the Mac McKenzie series as well as many other tales of mayhem in the Midwest.  With 18 books and counting under his belt, Housewright knows the ins and outs of publishing and will share his insights on how to get started, find inspiration, and weave dastardly tales that keep readers coming back.  Join us for an intriguing hour with one of the mystery writing best!

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Fluff Club’s July Book

Cover image for Just listen / a novel by Sarah Dessen.Do you remember reading a book when you were a teen that really resonated with you?  A book that somehow spoke the truth about an aspect of your life and gave you the inspiration to change it?  These are the things author Sarah Dessen thinks about when she writes.  She’s penned twelve books, mainly for young adults, and has developed a devoted following for her efforts.  The Fluff Club will be reading her novel, Just Listen, for the month of July.  It’s a book about telling your own truths, and the painful realization that as perfect as someone’s life can appear on the outside, their reality is often something altogether different.  Just Listen’s theme will resonates with readers of all ages and make for an excellent discussion at the Fluff Club’s July meeting on Thursday, July 14th, at 6 pm in the Foot Room.  Can’t make it to the July meeting?  Here’s what they’ll be reading next:

First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen-Thursday, August 11th

Bookends by Jane Green- Thursday, September 8th

Rule by Jay Crownover- Thursday, October 13th

Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George- Thursday, November 10th