Big Spring Herald Weekend

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Howard County Library is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the computer room closes at 5:30 p.m.

You may reach us at 432-264-2260 and our fax number is 432-264-2263.

Please visit our website at http://howard-county. ploud.net and our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/howardcoli­brary for more informatio­n about our services and any updates.

The Science Spectrum is back again this week! Join us on Friday, July 16 at 10:30 a.m. in the children's room, this event is free and open to all ages. Learn about rainforest preservati­on and resource conservati­on with the Science Spectrum. We will have regular Storytime on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the children's room. Code Club is on Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. Did your child finish a reading log page? Come by the front desk and ask for another page. Children have a chance to win a prize if they log in the most minutes read. Reading logs are due Friday, July 23 by 6 p.m.

Registrati­on for Summer Reading Program is free and open throughout the summer. Visit our webpage and Facebook page for calendar updates and informatio­n.

This week's reviews are fiction audiobooks. Angela's graduate school days at MIT come to an abrupt end when she uses her hacking skills on another student's computer in 1st Case (AUCD F PAT J) by James Patterson. Yet her mentor, Eve Abajian, arranges a new beginning for her, as an intern in the FBI'S Boston field office. Her new supervisor, Assistant Special Agent in Charge William Keats, one of only two agents in the Northeast to make his rank before the age of 30, sees in Angela a fellow prodigy. But Angela's skills come with a natural curiosity, which is also a dangerous liability. With little training, Angela is quickly plunged into a tough case: tracking murderous brothers who go by the Poet and the Engineer. When Keats tells her to "watch and listen," Angela's mind kicks into overdrive. The obsessive thinking that earned her A's on campus can prove fatal in the field.

After solving two murder cases in their hometown of Lachlan, Florida, Sara Medlar, her niece Kate and their friend Jack need a change of scenery in A Forgotten Murder - Medlar Mystery #3 (AUCD F DEV J) by Jude Deveraux. Sara arranges for them to visit an old friend of hers in England. Upon arrival at Oxley Manor, a centuries-old estate that has been converted to a luxury hotel, Kate and Jack quickly realize that Sara is up to something. They learn that Sara has also invited a number of others to join them at Oxley.

When everyone assembles, Sara lets them know why they are there. Decades earlier, two people ran off together from Oxley and haven't been heard from since, and Sara wants to solve the case. As the people who were there the night the two went missing, the guests find themselves cast in a live mystery-theater event.

In reenacting the events of that night, it becomes clear that everyone has something to hide and no one is safe, especially when the discovery of a body makes it clear that at least one of the people who disappeare­d was murdered. Sara, Jack and Kate are once again at the heart of a mysterious case that only they are able to solve. But someone is willing to continue to kill to keep the truth about Oxley Manor buried, and none of the guests are safe.

When female remains are discovered in the hills of Georgia, FBI agent Kimberly Quincy recruits Sergeant D.D. Warren and survivor-turned-avenger Flora Dane to join her federal taskforce in When You See Me - Detective D.D. Warren #11 (AUCD F GAR L) by Lisa Gardner. Have they at last unearthed the truth about Flora's kidnapper? Or have they opened a door to something indescriba­bly worse? It soon becomes clear that nothing in the small town is what it seems. Who can the taskforce trust? Who should they fear most? All the while, hidden from sight, one young woman fights to stay alive. Robbed of her voice years ago, she has one chance to reach out to Kimberly and D.D., to be seen by someone who can help her, and to exact revenge for all the evil she's witnessed. With the girl's life hanging in the balance, Kimberly and D.D. must summon their skills to crack the most disturbing case of their careers while Flora must confront her own nightmaris­h past once and for all. Powerful people thought they could get away with anything. They are about to be proved wrong.

A video of Deputy Eve Ronin's off-duty arrest of an abusive movie star goes viral, turning her into a popular hero at a time when the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is plagued by scandal in Lost Hills - Eve Ronin series #1 (AUCD F GOL L) by Lee Goldberg.

The sheriff, desperate for more positive press, makes Eve the youngest female homicide detective in the department's history. Now Eve, with a lot to learn and resented by her colleagues, has to justify her new badge.

Her chance comes when she and her burned-out, soon-to-retire partner are called to the blood-splattered home of a missing single mother and her two kids.

The horrific carnage screams multiple murders, but there are no corpses. Eve has to rely on her instincts and tenacity to find the bodies and capture the vicious killer, all while battling her own insecuriti­es and mounting pressure from the media, her bosses, and the bereaved family. It's a deadly ordeal that will either prove her skills or totally destroy her.

“The point of reading is to appreciate the narrative, appreciate the beauty of the language, and the particular­s of how you got to that point of appreciati­on really doesn't matter so much.” – Daniel Willingham

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