In This Issue - Oakwood Public Library


In This Issue - Oakwood Public Library
July 2016
Author Visit July 28: Kate Klise
“And so, we end with a
beginning. Because
Pictured at left: Author
Kate Klise will visit the
Oakwood Public Library
District on July 28, 2016.
every ending is really a
beginning. All you need
is a house that's old and
creaky ... filled with lots
You might notice this issue of our monthly newsletter to be a
little one-sided. We are very excited to welcome such a
magnificent writer to our library in just a few short weeks!
Kate Klise is native to Peoria, Illinois where she grew up
with now popular YA author, James Klise and the illustrator of
many of her works, M. Sarah Klise. If memory serves me
well, it seems still other siblings are poets and even the father
was well-published at one time (let’s confirm all of this in
person). The point is, this is quite the talented family!
of books ... a cat ... a
person who's willing to
try again ... someone
who promises never to
leave ... and most
important of all ... a little
Hope.” ~ Kate Klise
More than that, if you come to our special presentation on
July 28, you’ll quickly discover just how generous this awardwinning author of more than thirty books truly is.
Not to mention, she’s very excited to meet each and every
one of you! The presentation will begin at 5:30 pm in our
conference room. Due to limited space, you’ll need a ticket,
which will be given away beginning July 1. Please note, if you
don’t receive a ticket you can still meet the author at the book
sale and signing, to begin right around 6:30 pm.
Joel Shoemaker, Library Director
Tammi Helka, Assistant Director
Chelsey DeYoung
Renate Eck
Ellen Howie
Joan McMillen
Belinda Smith
In This Issue
Kate Klise
Fun Stuff to Do
This Month
Harry Potter
Outdoor Games
Book Review
Fun Stuff To Do This Month:
VIDEO GAMES Thursdays, 10:30 am—6:30 pm
SENIOR COFFEE HOUR Fridays @ 10:00 am
ADULT COLORING CLUB Wednesdays, July 6 and 20 @ 5:30 pm
CRAFTERNOON Saturday, July 9 @ 12:00 pm
OUTDOOR GAMES Monday, July 11, 11am—5pm
WATERMELON EXPLOSION Monday, July 11 @ 1:00 pm
DUCT TAPE TUESDAYS July 12 and 26, 10:00 am—2:00 pm
KIDS BINGO Wednesday, July 13 @ 11:00 am
THE OPLD READ Monday, July 18 @ 6:00 pm
MUSEUM OF THE GRAND PRAIRIE Tuesday, July 19 @ 1:00 pm
READING TO DOGS Wednesday, July 20 @ 1:00 pm
RONALD McDONALD Friday, July 22 @ 1:00 pm
TWEEN/TEEN TECH TIME Saturday, July 23 @ 12:00 pm
MONSTER PENCIL HOLDER Monday, July 25, 11:00 am—5:00 pm
ADULT BINGO Tuesday, July 26 @ 6:00 pm
ANIMAL ATHLETES Wednesday, July 27 @ 1:00 pm
KATE KLISE VISIT Thursday, July 28 @ 5:30 pm
Saturday, July 9 @ Noon
Sharing Secrets of Three-Ring Rascals
(NOTE: In anticipation of our upcoming author visit, following is a book review written by Joel and published in the NewsGazette, June 19, 2016)
I have a secret.
Turns out, the same is true of the entire cast of characters involved in the latest installment of the Three-Ring
Rascals, "Secrets of the Circus." Published in May, this is the fifth book in a delightful series, guaranteed to please
children of all ages.
Sir Sydney's Circus consists of a crow, two mice, a lion, a cat, an elephant and, of course, the Famous Flying
Banana Brothers. This is consistent in all of the books of this series.
As if that wasn't enough, this time we are also introduced to a thieving packrat, a pen-palling pig, a farmer down
on his luck (the pig's owner) and the evil corporation that threatens to ruin the day, Prinkle's Pork Chops.
President Penelope Prinkle is calling Iowa farmer Fred Farley's debt due. The only way for Farley to pay the debt
is to sell Pablo, his beloved pig. Pablo isn't ready to, shall we say, convey culinary creation, so he runs away. Soon
enough, of course, he finds refuge as a part of Sir Sydney's family, thanks to his pen pal Gert, a member of the
travelling circus.
Meanwhile, Farley doesn't want to sell Pablo but finds himself with no alternative. When he discovers his prized
possession has run away, the greater dilemma becomes escaping the inevitability of losing his farm outright,
when Prinkle ruthlessly declares that Farley must pay or lose his farm.
The debt is $5,000. That just happens to be top prize of the pig race at the fair.
That's where everything comes to a climax. The Iowa State Fair to be precise, which, incidentally makes this the
perfect read for us, both geographically and seasonally speaking!
Magnificently illustrated and composed of letters, newspaper articles and clever dialogue crammed with
calembour, this book will tantalize youngsters. In the meantime, it will reinforce values such as friendship and
selflessness and even teach some rudimentary mathematics on the way.
Can you keep a secret?
Kate Klise, author of this lovely book in addition to more than 30 others and the recipient of over 120 national,
state and local honors, is visiting the Oakwood Public Library District on July 28.
Details are available on our website ( and we are overjoyed to be able to provide
the opportunity for everyone to meet such a prolific and gracious talent.
So there. The secret is out.
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