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Nancy's Notes -June 23, 2016

Summer reading program, “The Pursuit” by Janet Evanovich with Lee Goldberg, “Katherine of Aragon” by Alison Weir.

We’re seeing a lot of traffic in the library this summer. Young people  are using computers, I-pads, Legos, and even checking out a few books!

Children ages 2-prek are invited to participate in activities each Wednesday between 3:00 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.

Students k-3 (or older if they’d like to attend) will meet on Friday afternoons from 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Missy also has a reading log available to young readers. Once it’s filled they will receive a prize.

Come to the library on June 30 when the ISU Insect Zoo will be presenting the Bug Olympics. The program will follow our Ready, Set, Read theme. Their presentation is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. in our community room.

        It seems as though all the prolific writers are now using co-authors. Janet Evanovich has written her latest, “The Pursuit”, with Lee Goldberg. Nicolas Fox is an international con man, thief, and one of the top ten fugitives on the FBI’s most-wanted list. Now he has been kidnapped from a beachfront retreat in Hawaii. What the kidnapper doesn’t know is that Nick Fox has been secretly working for the FBI. It isn’t long before Nick’s covert partner, Special Agent Kate O’Hare, is in hot pursuit of the crook who stole the con man. The trail leads them through Europe and pits Nick and Kate against their deadliest adversary yet: Dragan Kovic, an ex–Serbian military officer. He’s plotting a crime that will net him billions and cost thousands of American lives.

           I have always been intrigued by the lives and wives of Henry VIII so my interest was piqued when “Katherine of Aragon” by Alison Weir, was on the order list. A princess of Spain, Catalina is only sixteen years old when she sets foot on the shores of England. The youngest daughter of the monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella, Catalina is a sought after as a prize for a royal marriage. Arthur, Prince of Wales, and heir to the English throne, has won her hand. But tragedy strikes and Catalina, now Princess Katherine, is betrothed to the future Henry VIII. She must wait for his coming-of-age, an ordeal that tests her resolve and turns her into a virtual prisoner.  Katherine’s patience is rewarded when she becomes Queen of England. The affection between Katherine and Henry is genuine, but forces beyond her control threaten to tear her marriage and the nation apart. Henry has fallen under the spell of Katherine’s maid of honor, Anne Boleyn. Now Katherine must be prepared to fight for her legitimacy.
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