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Excellent! Interesting look at the Boxers Rebellion!
graphic-novel and ya

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Picture of the 4 age specific art designs for Summer Reading 2014 as put out by the Collaborative Summer Library program




We'd again like to thank everyone for participating in Summer Reading 2014; the numbers are in, and in case you were wondering:

446 people signed up for Summer Reading:
57-Babies-age 5 (non-Kindergarten)
152-Kindergarten-5th grades
76-6th-12th grades
231 people (of all ages) finished, which is roughly 51% of participants

We held 73 programs over 6 weeks, with1,787 attending programs!

And as always: IT TAKES A VILLAGE!; again we thank all of our donors, as well as local organizations for your assistance in making this an amazing summer!

Ada Fire Department
Ada/Liberty Ambulance
Ada Police Dept.
Ada Schools
Armstrong Air & Space Museum
Artists Boutique on Main
Charter Realty
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Cinncinnati Bengals
Cole Humphrey Insurance
Cole Motor Sales
Columbus Museum of Art
Community Health Professionals
Community Market
Lee & Jan Downing Family
Fat Jack's, Lima
Fine Touch Furniture
Freed Center, Ohio Northern University
Hancock Wood Electric Community Trust
Hardin County Communit Foundation
Jalapenos Mexican Grill
Junior Civic League, Ada Chapter
Keith's Hardware
Kewpee Burgers, Lima
Kiwanis Club, Ada Chapter
Klear Family
John Knight
Liberty National Bank
Lion's Club, Ada Chapter
Marathon Petroleum
McDonald's, Ada
Mid-Ohio Energy Community Fund, Inc.
Mustard Seed, Bluffton
Ohio Northern University
Padrone's Pizza
Poling Family
Quest Federal Credit Union
Red Lobster, Lima
Shannon Theater, Bluffton
Subway, Ada
Taco Bell, Ada
VFW, Ada Chapter
Village of Ada
Walmart, Kenton
Wilson's Sporting Goods




TWEEN (4th-6th grades) BOOK GROUP:

Friday, August 1st, 4p.m.

Chasing Vermeer, Blue Balliett

Cover of the juvenile book Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett--shows two kids looking for clues around artwork.




When a book of unexplainable occurences brings Petra and Calder together, strange things start to happen: Seemingly unrelated events connect; an eccentric old woman seeks their company; an invaluable Vermeer painting disappears. Before they know it, the two find themselves at the center of an international art scandal, where no one is spared from suspicion. As Petra and Calder are drawn clue by clue into a mysterious labyrinth, they must draw on their powers of intuition, their problem solving skills, and their knowledge of Vermeer. Can they decipher a crime that has stumped even the FBI?"



September Flora & Ulysses, Kate DiCamillo
October Doll Bones, Holly Black
November Where the Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls
December A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens




TEEN (8th-12th Grades) BOOK GOUP:


Cover of the

Can I See Your ID: True Stories of False Identities


Thursday, August 21st, 4p.m.


"True crime, desperation, fraud, and adventure: From the impoverished young woman who enchanted nineteenth-century British society as a faux Asian princess, to the sixteen-year-old boy who "stole" a subway train in 1993, to the lonely but clever Frank Abagnale of Catch Me if You Can fame, these ten vignettes offer riveting insight into mind-blowing masquerades. Graphic panels draw you into the exploits of these pretenders, and meticulously researched details keep you on the edge of your seat. Each scene is presented in the second person, a unique point of view that literally places you inside the faker's mind. With motivations that include survival, delusion, and plain, old-fashioned greed, the psychology of deception has never been so fascinating or so close at hand."




September *Bring a book you've enjoyed reading to share with the group*
October We Were Liars, E. Lockhart
November Unwind, Neal Schusterman
December Dash and Lily's Book of Dares, Rachel Cohn, David Leviathan


Book Discussion Group


Cover art for Deborah Blum's The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York

Join us on Tuesday, August 5th at 7p.m. to discuss:


The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Science in Jazz Age New York,
Deborah Blum


"A fascinating Jazz Age tale of chemistry and detection, poison and murder, The Poisoner's Handbook is a page-turning account of a forgotten era. In early twentieth-century New York, poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime. Science had no place in the Tammany Hall-controlled coroner's office, and corruption ran rampant. However, with the appointment of chief medical examiner Charles Norris in 1918, the poison game changed forever. Together with toxicologist Alexander Gettler, the duo set the justice system on fire with their trailblazing scientific detective work, triumphing over seemingly unbeatable odds to become the pioneers of forensic chemistry and the gatekeepers of justice."




September The Cuckoo's Calling, Robert Galbraith
October In Cold Blood, Truman Capote
November The Good Lord Bird, James McBride
December Readers Choice:
*Bring a book you've enjoyed reading around the holidays to share with the group*



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