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Check it out @ the Library August 15th

Play Hungry: The Making of a Baseball Player by Pete Rose. Big Sky by Kate Atkinson. Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok. Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner.

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Play Hungry: The Making of a Baseball Player by Pete Rose.  From baseball’s Hit King to a lifetime ban from the sport he loved, Pete Rose has experienced the highs and lows of sports fame.  Rose shares the story of his journey to the top and his incredible fall from grace.  Infused with wry humor and honesty, Play Hungry is a love letter to the national past time.

Big Sky by Kate Atkinson.  Looking for a fresh start, Jackson Brodie relocated to a quiet seaside village with his teenage son and aging Labrador.  The town seems pleasant, and working a basic cheating husband case is simple enough.  However, lurking beneath the quaint veneer is a shocking darkness and a mystery with links to Jackson’s past.

Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok.  Too young to remember the time her older sister spent with other relatives due to her immigrant parents lack of funds, Amy has always looked up to her big sister Sylvie.  When Sylvie travels to the Netherlands for a last visit to their ailing grandmother, she disappears shortly after.  Sylvie always looked out for Amy, now faced with newly discovered secrets, its Amy’s turn to help her sister.

Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner.  Two sisters grow up in 1950s Detroit, Jo the tomboy rebel and Bethie the pretty good-girl destined for stardom.  Through trauma and tragedies, both sisters diverge from their predicted paths, Bethie becoming a counterculture wild child and Jo slipping quietly into the role of wife and mother.  Years down the road, both find themselves missing something in life and seeking their happily ever after.

Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand.  For the Levin family, summer means spending time at their grandmother’s home in downtown Nantucket.  However, in the summer of 1969 nothing is the same, with family spread far and divided by the troubles of the times.  One stranded in Boston, one swept up in the tide of the civil rights movement, another serving in Vietnam and the youngest all alone with a caring but out of touch grandmother, each with their own worries and hiding their own secrets. 

Happening @ the Library

The Clarion Public Library will be celebrating the 10-year anniversary of our expansion on Sunday September 15th from 1-3pm.  The library has been established for 111 years!  We invite you to share what the library means to you by September 10th as we get ready for our anniversary celebration. 

Join us for a Back to School Bash on Friday August 23rd!  From 3-4 pm all kids heading back to school are invited to come to the library and end the summer with a party! We will have snacks, games, ice cream and a photo booth, so come have some fun before school starts again!

Come visit us at the library Monday from 10 am to 8 pm, Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday 9 am to noon. You can also visit our Facebook page-Clarion Iowa Public Library or our website

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