Summer Reading Closing Program

Comic Magician Jerry Frasier

2016 Read – For the Win!

Fun and laughs happen fast when comic magician, Jerry Frasier, comes to thJerry Frasier Pice library! With a jolt of imagination and amazement, Jerry encourages all ages to exercise their magical minds. This national entertainer wows audiences all over the country, from New York to L. A. and everywhere in between. Described as a comedy Houdini, Jerry’s distinctively energetic magic is fun for the whole family! Everyone will be involved in the craziness! A lucky volunteer from the audience may even float on air…no wires…no forklift…no kidding!

 

*Notice: Due to fire code restrictions, tickets will be required at designated locations. Contact the library for date tickets (free) will be available.

 

Tuesday, August 2

  • 10:00 am – Aitkin Public Library *tickets necessary – available at the library starting July 26
  • 1:00 pm – Mille Lacs Lake Community Library *tickets necessary– available at the library starting July 26

Wednesday, August 3

  • 10:00 am – McGregor Public Library *tickets necessary– available at the library starting July 26
  • 1:30 pm – Milaca Community Library
  • 3:30 pm – Princeton Area Library *tickets necessary– available at the library starting July 26

Thursday, August 4 

  • 10:00 am – Chisago Lakes Area Library *tickets necessary– available at the library starting July 27
  • 1:00 pm – Hinckley Public Library *tickets necessary– available at the library starting July 27
  • 3:00 pm – Rush City Public Library

Monday, August 8

  • 10:00 am – Mora Public Library *tickets necessary– available at the library starting July 30
  • 1:00 pm – Cambridge Primary School Multipurpose Room
  • 3:30 pm – North Branch Area Library *tickets necessary– available at the library starting July 30

Tuesday, August 9

  • 10:00 am – Wyoming Area Library *tickets necessary– available at the library starting July 30
  • 1:00 pm – Sandstone Public Library *tickets necessary– available at the library starting July 30
  • 3:30 pm – Pine City Public Library *tickets necessary– available at the library starting July 30

 

The Summer Reading Closing Program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

SYNC Audiobooks Week 12

Meet two internationally famous Africans who faced colonial and post-colonial societies in their homelands with history-changing words instead of weapons.  Download and listen to the eAudiobooks Nelson Mandela’s Mandela: An Audio History and Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart today.

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Available for a Limited Time
Remember — grab these titles before they are replaced by a new pairing on 7/28/2016! While the download time is limited, your listening time is not. Once you have downloaded the MP3 files, the audiobook is yours to keep.

New to SYNC? Learn more to get you started!

Thank you to HighBridge Audio and Recorded Books for providing this week’s titles.

SYNC eAudiobooks Week 11

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e.E. Charlton-Trujillo’s heroine, Fat Angie,  seems to have enemies on every side now that her sister has been captured while serving in Afghanistan. Bullies at school, a bullying mother at home, and a reality becoming much less acceptable to Angie than her carefully guarded hopes that her sister will come home have put her into an emotional tailspin. What pulls her out of the wobble isn’t a quick fix of food, however. Instead, she makes her way forward when she notices, and then befriends, that interesting new girl at school and finds unexpected success on the basketball court.

Paired with this is Melina Marchetta’s On the Jellicoe Road. Taylor can manage on many fronts: she’s the school leader who keeps both the townies and the local boys’ school at bay and presents an air of steady confidence. Her world has been shaken, however, by the disappearance of the woman who found her when Taylor’s own mother abandoned her as a child. Looking for answers–about the disappearance now and her mother’s abandonment then–Taylor dives into a 20-year-old story about another group of kids in this same place.

A big step in every maturing teen’s social and emotional life is figuring out how to persevere when tough going and a sense of isolation have both descended at the same time. We meet Angie and Taylor at that point and each girl’s story shows a way through to the other side.

(Adapted from How to Rescue Yourself by Francesca Goldsmith)

Available for a Limited Time
Remember — grab these titles before they are replaced by a new pairing on 7/21/2016! While the download time is limited, your listening time is not. Once you have downloaded the MP3 files, the audiobook is yours to keep.

New to SYNC? Learn more to get you started!

Thank you to Brilliance Audio and Bolinda Audio for providing this week’s titles.