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Head to the Library in July

Posted July 03, 2013 in Community Blogs, Johnston

Embedded FrogSummer’s halfway through, but there is still plenty of summer fun to be had at Johnston Public Library. Check out some of our fantastic Summer Reading events in July for all ages:

Iowa Jones & the Raiders of the Lost Books will be at the library on July 11 at 1:00 pm. Family entertainer, Chris McBrien will combine puppets, ventriloquism, stories and magic at this comedy presentation. All ages are welcome; no registration is required.

Sharelle Byars Moranvillle, author of The Hop and Over the River, will stop by the library on July 16th at 1:30pm for an author visit geared towards teens.  Moranville will talk about her books and show aspiring writers how to “dig for details.” Tweens and young teens, ages 10 and up, are encouraged to read at least one her books before the program. Johnston Public Library will have extra copies of The Hop available for check out this summer. Registration for this program begins July 9th; please call the library at 515-278-5233 to register.

Adults, we didn’t forget about you. Johnston Public Library Adult Book Club meets the second Thursday of every month from 6:30 to 7:45pm for a lively book discussion. Join fellow book lovers this month on July 11th to discuss Jennifer Egan’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, A Visit from the Goon Squad. This novel tells the story of Bennie Salazer, a disenchanted music producer, and the myriad of people that weave in and out of his life. This experimental book is sure to generate diverse opinions and great discussion. Books are available at the circulation desk while supplies last.

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