This Month In History

·        July 7 The United States annexes Hawaii. (1898)*
·        July 20 – Astronaut Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to walk on the moon.  (1969)*
·        July 21 – Jesse James and his gang rob their first train. (1873)*
·        July 22 – Bank robber John Dillinger is shot to death by FBI agents as he left the Chicago’s Biograph movie theater. (1934)*
·        July 25 – During the Spanish-American War, the U.S. invades Puerto Rico which was a Spanish colony.  (1898)*
·        July 26 – Mickey Mantle hits his first “Grand Slam.” (1956)*
·        July 26 – The beginning of Fidel Castro's revolutionary "26th of July Movement." (1953)**
·        July 27 – An armistice is signed by U.S. and North Korean delegates ending the Korean War. (1953)**
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Yuki '16 will be reading this summer, even though 
John Green's The Fault In My Stars isn't his first choice!



Read Around the World

Here is a neat use of Google Maps called Novels on Location.  The list of novels totals over 500 titles. The idea behind Novels on Location is to help readers find novels according to the story's geographical settings. When you visit Novels on Location you can find novels by clicking on the placemarks that you see or by using the location search bar in the upper, right corner of the site. If you want to contribute to Novels on Location you can do so very quickly by simply entering a location then entering the title and author of your favorite book set in that location.



Duncan '17 will spend some time 
with books this summer.
We can't wait to hear his favorite!


Elephants Never Forget

Inspired by “Rosie” in Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants I chose other books about elephants and found the topic amazing.  Elephants readily show compassion for each other and for humans who treat them with kindness.  They are intelligent, can travel long distances and can be trained to do heavy physical work as in The Elephant Company.  They can also show brutal anger toward those who treat them badly. I have yet to read a story about elephants that I wouldn’t recommend.  
Sue Donnelly


Super Summer Family Fun!

Great Websites for Kids, is an online American Library Association resource that features links to high-quality websites of interest to children 14 years of age and younger, organized into diverse subject headings such as animals, art, history, literature, and sciences. 
One new site is BugGuide, an online community of naturalists who enjoy learning about and sharing their observations of insects, spiders, and other related creatures....


Reunion Weekend

Caila ~ Class of 2010 visits the library.
She shared 2 favorite book titles from her senior year.
Bel Canto by Ann Pratchett and 
Diana Wynn Jones's Howell's Moving Castle.


This Month in History

June 3 – After abdicating the English throne, the Duke of Windsor marries American divorcee, Wallis Warfield Simpson. (1937)**
June 4 – Chinese soldiers open fire on student protesters in Tiananmen Square. (1989)**
June 5 – Presidential hopeful Robert F. Kennedy is assassinated in Los Angeles. (1968)*
June 6 Woman’s rights advocate Susan B. Anthony is arrested and fined for voting in Rochester, New York. (1873)*
June 6 D-Day, the largest amphibious landing in history, begins as Allied forces land on the beaches of Normandy, France. (1944)**
June 9 – Disney’s Donald Duck makes his debut. (1934)*
June 17 - The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York City. (1885)*
June 25 – Sioux and Cheyenne Native Americans leave only one survivor as Lt. Col. George Custer and the 7th Cavalry are vanquished at the Battle of the Little Big Horn known as “Custer’s Last Stand.”(1876)**

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Peter '18 shows some interest in 
Zak Ebrahim's book Terrorist's Son.
Listen to the author as he explains how he chose peace.

Zak Ebrahim: I am the son of a terrorist. Here's how I chose ...
If you're raised on dogma and hate, can you choose a different path? Zak Ebrahim was just seven years old .



Alana '16 recommends some favorites 
including Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas and 
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.