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Bandera Library Happenings

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The Summer Reading Program is starting next week! This year’s theme “Tails and Tales” is highlighting stories about animals. Join us for eight weeks of arts and crafts, games, music, prizes, and of course fun and engaging reading. Contact the library to register your kids ages 4 to 12.

Do you have a teen who loves reading in your house this summer? The Library is looking for teen volunteers to help with a project developing the Junior Fiction collection of the Library. Have your teen contact the Library Director at 830-796-4213 if they are interested.

Friday, June 25, we have an author visit and book signing with Texas author Ben English. Ben has written four books each informed by his vast life experiences and his love of history.

Check out his books on his website www.benhenglish.com. Ben will be here Friday from 10 a.m. to noon.

Later on in the day on the 25th, the library will host a fall prevention talk in the Downstairs Meeting Room. Learn strategies to help prevent falls both at home and when out and about. Call the Library at 830-796-4213 to register for this event.

Laura Lippman has a new thriller out called “Dream Girl.”

After sustaining serious injuries in a freak accident, novelist Gerry Anderson finds himself stuck in a hospital bed in his glamorous high-rise apartment.

His only companions are two health home aides who are not that interested in anything other than doing their jobs. Late one night, the phone rings and the caller is claiming to be “the real Aubrey.”

Aubrey is the name of a character from Anderson’s successful novel titled “Dream Girl.” The only problem is – there is no Aubrey. Anderson made her up for the story.

Possible explanations begin reeling around his mind. It could have been one of his ex-wives playing a sick prank on him. Or possibly his more recent ex-girlfriend who would stop at nothing to be back in his life.

What makes matters worse is that no one seems to believe Anderson that the call was real. As his drifts in and out of consciousness caused by his pain medication, Anderson is terrified he can no longer determine what is real and what is a figment of his imagination.

On the phone, Aubrey promised to visit him and insinuated he owes her something.

What that is and what this all can mean is a mystery to Anderson.

The Bandera Library is open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Curbside service is still available for checkouts and business services. Free Wi-Fi is available 24/7. Check out our website www.banderacountylibrary.org for all up-to-date information.

Happy tales, y’all.

Mauri Guillen Fagan is the Director of the Bandera Public Library.