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Nancy's Notes - July 2, 2015

“The Liar” by Nora Roberts, “A Dog’s Gift” by Bob Drury

People are still enjoying looking at the historical displays in the library. We have now named a few more faces from yesteryear. Stop in and take a look, I will leave the displays up for a couple more weeks.
        Don’t forget to mark our summer activities on your calendar. They will start on July 8 and continue each Wednesday through the end of July. Each program will begin at 1:00 p.m. Blank Park Zoo will be here the first week followed by local heroes on July 15, Grout Museum on July 22, and a Super Hero party will be our finale on July 29.  All local children are invited to attend. All preschoolers must be accompanied by a responsible party.
        Nora Roberts fans will enjoy, “The Liar” the story of Shelby Foxworth, a young widow. After her husband Richard’s death Shelby finds out he was not the person she thought he was. Richard, the father of her child, moved her from Tennessee to Philadelphia and bathed her in luxury. After his drowning death, she finds he has left her in crippling debt. When she tracks down his safe-deposit box, she finds cash, a gun, and multiple IDs with Richard’s picture and other men’s names. Shelby finds out the man she loved isn’t dead, he never existed.
        Who can resist a good dog story? Bob Drury has written, “A Dog’s Gift” which is the story of inception of the organization, Paws4People. A decade ago, former military counterintelligence officer Terry Henry joined his daughter, Kyria, on a trip to a nursing home in order to allow its residents to play with their family dog. Terry was astounded by the transformations that unfolded before his eyes. Soon after, Terry and Kyria started their service dog organization, Paws4People, with the goal of pairing dogs with human beings in need of healing, including traumatized and wounded war veterans and children living with physical, emotional, and intellectual disabilities. The book follows the journey of pups bred by the organization from their loving, early training to an emotional event that Terry and Kyria have christened "the bump," where each individual service dog chooses its new owner.
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