Our Summer Reading Program is well underway with the kids of La Conner. If your child (or grandchild) has not signed up, get them in soon so they get in on the wonderful prizes we have this year. For programs this week we have preschool storytime at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Hairytown Museum; and for the middle school kids a special showing of the movie National Treasure at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Lincoln Theater. Pickup a schedule of events at the library and join in the fun.
For the adults come in and check out one of these new titles:
Always by Nicola Griffith. Aud Torvingen is flying to Washington. She has inherited her father's holdings and must deal with a Seattle real-estate manager who is robbing her blind. She also needs to see her wealthy, diplomat mother and meet her new stepfather. Interspersed are flashbacks of the women's self-defense class she'd taught back home in Atlanta--with unforeseen and deadly results.
Cat in a Red Hot Rage by Carole Nelson Douglas. Electra had volunteered for security at the Vegas convention of the Red Hat Sisterhood. The crime du jour occurs when Pink Lady Oleta Lark (an under-50 Red Hatter) is strangled with a purple scarf that Electra earlier happened to help her tie. Oleta was another ex-wife of Electra's third ex-husband, Elmore Lark. Eager to prove Electra's innocence, Temple and Midnight Louie swing into action with the help of Electra's fellow Red Hatters and some clever cats.
Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris. In this funny debut, a group of copywriters and designers at a Chicago ad agency face layoffs at the end of the '90s boom. Indignation rises over the rightful owner of a particularly coveted chair. Gonzo e-mailer Tom Mota quotes Walt Whitman and Ralph Waldo Emerson in the midst of his tirades, desperately trying to retain a shred of integrity at a job that requires a ruthless attention to what will make people buy things.