The summer season is winding down but the fun is still hot, hot, hot at the Fuquay-Varina Community Library. Join us for the wrap-up of our Summer Reading Program with exciting events planned for school age kids and teens. While you’re here, check out our summertime displays for adults and kids of all ages.
Taking that last beach vacation? You’ll need a few “Summer Sizzlers” from our display. Here are a few tempting titles.
- A Death in Summer by Benjamin Black
On a sweltering summer afternoon, newspaper tycoon Richard Jewell—known to his many enemies as Diamond Dick—is discovered dead by a shotgun blast. But is it suicide or murder? For help with the investigation, Detective Inspector Hackett calls in his old friend Quirke, who has unusual access to Dublin’s elite.
- The Last Summer (of You and Me) by Ann Brashares
Sisters Alice and Riley reunite with their childhood friend, Paul, at the beach community where they spent summers growing up, but a blossoming romance between Alice and Paul, a serious illness, and a dark family secret force the trio to leave their innocence behind.
- Heat Rises by Richard Castle
In the third book of the New York Times bestselling Nikki Heat series, Richard Castle continues the story of NYPD Homicide Detective, Nikki Heat. The bizarre murder of a parish priest at a night club pits Nikki against New York’s most vicious drug lord, an arrogant CIA contractor, and a shadowy death squad out to gun her down. And that is just the tip of an iceberg that leads to a dark conspiracy reaching all the way to the highest level of the NYPD.
- Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie
A flirtatious young bride is strangled to death while vacationing, and only Poirot can unravel the woman’s strange secrets.
- The Blood Red Indian Summer: a Berger and Mitry Mystery by David Handler
When a famously volatile and suspended NFL superstar linebacker and his entourage decide to spend his season in exile in bucolic Dorset, Des Mitry is put on the spot. And when his 17-year-old sister-in-law washes up on Mitch Berger’s beach, barely alive, Des is on the case.
- Firewall by Andy McNab
This is the third Nick Stone novel. Nick is a British ex-SAS (special forces) operative. After cash-hungry Nick Stone agrees to pry a Russian mob boss from his fortified hotel room in Helsinki and drag him back to St. Petersburg, he finds himself in the middle of a Russian offensive to re-launch the Cold War.
- The Fire: a Novel by Katherine Neville
2003, Colorado: Alexandra Solarin is summoned home to her family’s Rocky Mountain hideaway for her mother’s birthday. Thirty years ago, her parents, believed that they had scattered the pieces of the Montglane Service around the world, burying with them the secrets of the power that comes with possessing it. Alexandra arrives to find that her mother is missing, and that a series of strategically placed clues indicates that something sinister is afoot.
What’s new in adult audio books
How about an audiobook for that drive to the beach or the mountains? Just grab one and go.
- One Summer by David Baldacci
- White Hot by Sandra Brown
- The Island by Elin Hilderbrand
- Running Hot by Jayne Anne Krentz
- Hot Ice by Nora Roberts
Youth programs – Toddlers, Preschool, School Age and Teens
Our Storytime programs are wrapping up in August, but we’ll be back! Toddler and Preschool Storytimes will resume on Thursday, September 6.
Baby Storytime, 15 minute lap time program for moms and babies, every Wednesday at 10:15 a.m., August 1
Toddler Storytime, for toddlers ages 1-3, Thursday at 10:30 a.m., August 2
Preschool Storytime, for preschoolers ages 3-5, Thursday at 11:30 a.m., August 2
See spot read
- Read with a furry friend – certified therapy dogs, Saturday, August 4 at 10:30 a.m.
School age adventures - Grade 5 and younger
Dream Big-Talent Show:
- Show us your talents at our traditional end of the summer talent show. Please preregister and let us know what talent you will be presenting, Thursday, August 2 from 3-4 p.m.
Teen programs - Grades 6 to 12
Jean Pocket Purse:
- Turn a pocket from an old pair of jeans into a cute fringed purse. All materials provided, August 1, 2012 at 3 p.m.
Youth main display
Splish, splash, it’s off to the beach for one more great weekend in the ”Sun and Surf.”
Easy Books (E)
- Lucky and Squash by Jeanne Birdsall
Lucky and Squash are next-door neighbors and best friends. If only their owners would fall in love and get married, Lucky and Squash would be brothers… . The pups devise a plan to run away to get them to meet, fall in love, and marry. Their journey takes them to the beach, the city, and then to a scary forest.
- Traction Man and the Beach Odyssey by Mimi Grey
Traction Man, the can-do action toy, and his faithful pet, Scrubbing Brush, are headed to the Wide Ocean. Adventure is on the horizon for our daring duo, along with new challenges - and new friends to meet.
- How Will We Get to The Beach? by Brigitte Luciani
The reader is asked to guess what Roxanne must leave behind (ball, umbrella, book, turtle, or baby) as she tries various means of transportation to get to the beach.
- An Island Grows by Lola M. Schaefer
An island is born and as it grows, lava flows, waves pound, sands mound, and life thrives.