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Get Off the School Bus, Get on the Party Bus - Summertime is at Greenfield Library

Greetings Greenfield Library Blog Readers! 

Summer at the Library has officially begun!  Read about some of the activities planned for early June and start planning accordingly to attend! 

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“Dork Diaries” Author Rachel Renee Russell is Bringing Her Party Bus to the Greenfield Library on June 10! 

On Tuesday, June 10, from 4:00 - 7:00 PM, Rachel Renee Russell, author of the popular children’s book series “Dork Diaries” will be at the Greenfield Library with her “Dork Diaries” Party Bus.  The Party Bus includes a D.J., karaoke, temporary tattoo station, and a photo booth. Meet Rachel Renee Russell and have her autograph your book. Bring your books from home or buy a copy at the event. This author event is sponsored by Boswell Book Company.  For more information, call the Greenfield Library at (414) 321-9595 X104. 

Registration Has Begun for Summer Reading Clubs at the Greenfield Library 

Registration for Summer Reading Clubs runs from June 2 through July 31.  Prizes are awarded from June 23 through August 23.  There are Reading Clubs for all ages!  Pick up a reading log at the library and record time spent reading in order to earn fun, incentive prizes to keep you reading, like free passes to museums and parks.  Readers can also enter drawings to win grand prizes like gift cards to Half Price Books and Greenfield News and Hobby for children, an iPod shuffle or iTunes gift card for teens, and a Kindle for adults.  For more information, call the library at (414) 321-9595 X104. 

Summer Library Programming Kicks Off with a Fun, Family Program, “Tabletop Experiments” on Friday, June 13 

It’s finally summer and the Library has planned lots of fun, family programming, beginning with Karl Debelak’s “Tabletop Experiments” on June 13, at 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM! 

Karl Debelak is an educator-entertainer with years of experience thrilling and education audiences.  He’ll bring us the very best of his exciting science experiments! 

All summer library programs are FREE and do not require registration.  Takes place in the Library Community Room.  For more information about this program, or any of our summer programs, pick up a brochure at the library, visit the website www.greenfieldlibrary.org or call the library at (414) 321-9595 X104. 

History Book Club Takes on a Literary Classic to Remember the World War I Centennial 

The month of June 2014 marks the centennial of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the catalyst that led to the horror of the Great War—World War I.  To remember this anniversary and those that fought in this lengthy and dreadful war, History Book Club will discuss Erich Maria Remarque’s classic novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, heralded as one of the greatest war novels of all-time on June 24 at 7:00pm in the Community Room. 

All Quiet on the Western Front tells the story of Paul Bäumer, a young German who joined the German Army shortly after the start of the war.  Through battles and tribulations, Remarque vividly displays how the war ravaged Paul’s mind and body and affected those around him.  It is a raw and emotional story of not only the battle taking place on the fields of France, but also in the mind of the soldier. 

Reserve your copy online at http://countycat.mcfls.org or by calling the Greenfield Public Library Reference Desk at 414-321-9595 x104.  All are invited to attend, even if you have not read the book but enjoy historical discussion. 

Deep in the Stacks: D-Day 

On June 6, 1944, 70 years ago this past week, the Normandy landings, termed D-Day, occurred.  This was the largest seaborne invasion in history and began the invasion of German-occupied Western Europe by Allied Forces that contributed largely to the Allied victory of the war.  Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day with 875,000 men disembarking into France by the end of June.  Allied casualties on the first day were at least 12,000, with over 4400 confirmed dead.  Despite the high initial death tolls of the invasion, D-Day was a daring necessity for the Allied Powers to infuse a large number of fresh troops into Nazi-dominated Western Europe in order to push to win the war, and it was successful. 

Remember this important day in world history by viewing some of Greenfield Library’s holdings on the invasion. 

ADULT BOOKS 

The D-Day Companion: Leading Historians Explore History’s Greatest Amphibious Assault – ed. Jane Penrose    940.5421 DDA 

Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies – Ben Macintyre    940.54 MAC 

Agent Garbo: The Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-Day – Stephan Talty    940.5 TAL 

The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945 – Rick Atkinson    940.54 ATK 

Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest – Stephen Ambrose    940.5421 AMB 

KIDS BOOKS 

D-Day: They Fought to Free Europe from Hitler’s Tyranny – Shelly Tanaka    J 940.5421 TAN 

D-Day – Milton Dank    J 940.5421 DAN 

DVD 

The Longest Day – DVD LON 

Saving Private Ryan – DVD SAV 

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Thanks for reading and we look forward to seeing you soon at Greenfield Public Library.

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