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It doesn’t seem possible, but June – that pivotal sixth month of the year, is already here.  And with it comes our new Summer Hours:  M-W-F. 9 to 1; T – TH, 3 to 7, and Saturday, 9 to 1.  Please take note of these.  Also, the Summer Reading Program, called Superheroes, is in place.  Two very special programs will be held in June; on the 19th, the EMS Truck will be at the Library at 11 AM.  All the youngsters will get a close-up view.  And on the 26th, also at 11 AM, Lori Madsen will present a program.  There will be a continuation of programs on this theme in July – please check for details later.


The Featured Authors for June are Janette Oke, a well-known Christian writer, and Robert B. Parker, who writes western/mysteries.


Check out the movie display.  Here are movies that are very rarely (if ever) checked out, and most of us probably aren’t even aware they are available.  You may find one that you have really wanted to see – or one that you have never heard of, but it looks interesting.  Be brave – try it out, and give us your review.


Our new movies this month include two films from the Twilight Saga; a film based on an old classic book, The Mill on the Floss; Paddington, a Disney farce; Still Alice, an Oscar winner for Julianne Moore and her touching performance as a victim of Alzheimers; and Selma, an excellent film about Martin Luther King Jr.


New books include the book that has been proclaimed the ultimate “beach read” for 2015, “Beach Town” by Mary Kay Andrews.  I have not yet read it, but it has received accolades from all quarters.  We also have the latest from Ann Rule,”Lying in Wait and other true stories”; Fern Michaels, “Double Down”; CliveCussler, “Piranha” Rita Mae Brown and her trusty cat in “Tail Gait” and especially for Moms & Dads, from Carol Van Klompenburg, “When The Kids Are Home From School”.  There are many more on the “New Books” shelves.


June is known to be a month of weddings, and the Staff has arranged a very nice display on this subject.  Don’t miss it.


A word for all who are interested in the Library – we need Board Members.  We will be losing two of our dedicated members, and need more people who want to see the Library continue its excellent service to the Community.  Joan Curbow, Board President, and Julia Behm, Board Secretary, are leaving.  They will be deeply missed. Please think it over and consider joining our ranks.  There is one requirement – you must live within the City limits of Alta.  If interested, &/or want more information, just contact City Hall.


In the meantime, summer will officially arrive on June 21, so enjoy – and keep reading.


                                                          Ciao                 Joyce

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