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August 2017

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Whew! What a great/crazy summer!

We could not be more pleased with our Summer Reading Program turnout.
Thanks to everyone who came out to a program, visited the library's website, or logged books or hours this summer. 
And a HUGE thanks to our SRP sponsors. We couldn't have done it without them!
Middleton Heat & Air, Diamond Lakes Federal Credit Union, US Stations Hot Springs, The Friends of the Garland County Library, The Briggs Family, Walmart Foundation, Mark's Mobile Information Technology Services, Independence HealthCare, Merritt Wholesale Distributors, Lauray's Diamond Center, and Alliance Rubber Company.

         Garland County Library will host the inaugural meeting of a new book and discussion club, Dead Star Society, on August 12th at 10 a.m. The first meeting will focus on the death (and life) of Elvis Presley.  

            “While it might sound a little morbid, there’s something fascinating about celebrity deaths, especially the spectacular and shocking ones like Princess Diana or Elvis,” said Karen Covey, the library’s Circulation Supervisor. “We’re hoping that people will come to reminisce about Elvis and have a lively discussion about his life and death.”

            The book “Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley” by Peter Guralnick will be discussed along with details about Elvis’ life.  

            “It’s a great and heartbreaking book,” said Covey.  “It’s the second volume of his biography, after ‘Last Train to Memphis.’  I’d encourage people to read both volumes, but we’re concentrating on the second one, which picks up after Elvis leaves the army.”

            The discussion will be followed by a screening of the 1970 documentary, “Elvis: That’s the Way It Is.”
Join essential oils expert, Karah Clark, for an introduction on the best essential oils for keeping your skin healthy. 
Saturday, August 26th at 2:00 p.m.
Registration required.
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