June, 2023

"I wonder what it would be like to live in a world
where it was always June." 
L. M. Montgomery

Upcoming Events...

Library Garden Day - Saturday, June 3rd at 10
Bring rakes, brooms, dandelion diggers, dustpans and brushes
and anything else we might need to freshen up the grounds and plant our gardens.
We'll have muffins and drinks to keep you going!

Plant Sale!
Mon,  June 5th, 10-1,  Wed,  June 7th, 1-5  and Sat,  June 10th, 10-1
We will have an assortment of plants, bushes, herbs, and perennials
for sale in front of the library.
Please make a selection and give these plants a good home.
If you are able to donate some plants please bring them to the library the morning of June 5th.

Donuts with Dad - Saturday, June  17th, 10-12
Invite Dad to come to the library!
While Dad is touring the library, selecting books, and enjoying his donut,
you will have a chance to make your favorite Dad a very special Father's Day card.

Summer at Last Fest - Saturday, June 24th starting at 9 am

Save this date for the best book sale ever - also,
baked goods, activities for kids, music and a lots of fun!
This will be the perfect day to sign up for Summer Reading!
PS If you have books to donate, get them to us!!!

 Family Time at the Library...
Mondays, June 5, 19, 15, 26  10 until noon...
Join us  downstairs in Merrill Hall for storytime, crafts, play, and yoga
and outside when the weather permits.
Each week a new story and fun craft! 

Summer Reading Fun and Challenges for All Ages!
Summer Reading will officially begin on Monday, June 26th
and continue through to the last day in July!
New books,  activities, challenges and fun each week!

New Reads for June!

Favorite Authors, New Offerings!

Coben, Harlan -  I Will Find You  (As Lee Child says, "Coben never lets you down!")

Connelly, Michael - Desert Star (Harry Bosch is back)

Gabaldon, Diana - The Outlandish Companion
(a compendium of all things Outlandish)

Heller, Peter - 2 new titles for those of us who enjoyed The River
Celine and Guide

Miller, Sue - Monogamy  (Love, marriage, family, happiness and sorrow)

Patterson, James - Triple Cross (Alex Cross is back!)

Smith, Alexander McCall - The Sweet Remnants of Summer
(The 14th adventure with Isabel Dalhousie)

New Reads by New Authors (to us)

Bird, Sarah - Last Dance on the Starlight Piers.
(Ms. Bird takes us back to the dance marathons during the
Great Depression. Meet Evie Grace Devlin who starred on the stage as a toddler.)

Griffiths, Elly - The Crossing Places
(A new mystery series begins - we have 1-4 waiting for you and more to come!

LeHane, Dennis - The Given Day
(#1 in the Coughlin Mystery series set in Boston at the end of World War One
and... we have #2 and #3 of this trilogy!)

Searles, John - Her Last Affair
(Three story lines woven into an exciting ending)

A Few New Non-Fiction Offerings

Davis, Jennifer Pharr - Becoming Odyssa  Have you every wanted to hike the Appalachian Trail? This might be your chance to enjoy the trip while sitting at home.

Fletcher, George P - Our Secret Constitution, How Lincoln Redefined American Democrary
Written in 2001, this books also reflects on the 2000 election and seems to be quite relevant today,

Foster, Walter - The Art of Drawing People
(This book is an excellent resource for artists of all skill levels and features instruction from four experienced artists plus a wealth of inspiring images to copy and admire)

Curren,  Thomas  S - All  Join Hands, Dudley Laufman and the New England Dance Tradition
(Dudley Laufman is a treasure  in the world of contradance.
BJ, you are 1st!)

Gentili Keith - White Mountains State
(A four year journey hiking New Hampshire's 48 highest peaks)

McCullough, David- The Johnstown Flood   On May 31, 1889,
a dam burst  sending a wall of water through Jamestown killing more than 2000 people.
It was a tragedy that became a national scandal.

McCullough, David -  The Great Bridge, The Epic Story of the
Building of the Brooklyn Bridge  
This is the story of one of the  greatest engineering feats of all time.... fourteen years of construction, lives lost, political empires fell and
public emotion constantly  threatened the project.

Open Monday 10-1, Wednesday 1-5 and Saturday 10-1 

Reach Susan at sturbyne@rumneylibrary.org and/or Jane at jkelso@rumneylibrary.org