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Summer Reading, ‘plethora of programs’ at library

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Summer Reading is officially underway and there’s a plethora of programs running throughout the summer. On Wednesdays, there are special programs at 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The first one that will kick off the festivities is perennial favorite Andy Mason. He’ll be giving a special concert where he’ll perform new songs and classics like “Everybody Likes Pizza”. Free to attend, but limited to 150, this is first come, first served, so arrive early and grab a ticket.

Wind chimes are the featured craft at the two weekly craft series. Tween Crafts are every Thursday at 2:30 p.m. and will be utilizing old CDs to up-cycle the old into something creative and new. This is for 10-, 11- and 12-year-olds only and space is limited. Fridays at 10 a.m. is Friday Fun Kids Crafts for ages 3 and up, and this first one will feature colorful wind chimes. Teens will also have a chance at crafting on Monday, June 11 at 5:30 p.m. with their own make-and-take project. For more information you can call 575-622-7101, visit 301 N. Pennsylvania and the website at https://roswell-nm.gov/405/.

Book Talk by Matthew Gormley
Reference Librarian

Popular comic book writer Charles Soule shines with his first novel “The Oracle Year”. This book would be a good pick for fans of writers such as Joe Hill, Stephen King, Kevin Hearne and Jim Butcher. With its fast-paced action, this book will keep you reading late into the night.

Will Dando is a musician living in New York. Like many other musicians that move to New York he is very good — however, being very good is not always good enough in a big city where all the best musicians from across the county come to make it big. After years of trying, Will has come to the conclusion that the fame he sought when he was younger is not going to happen. Still, he is doing OK. He is getting by playing fill-in shows with big name bands and regular gigs with friends, but Will’s life takes a turn he would never have seen coming when he wakes up one day with the knowledge of 108 events that will come true no matter what he does. In a world where knowledge is power, Will finds himself one of the most powerful people on the earth. With the help of his friend Hamza, Will sets up a website to let the world know some of what is coming. Hidden behind his alias as the Oracle, Will and Hamza set out to make themselves rich.

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But as the saying goes, “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility” (Stan Lee) and as Will and Hamza are making themselves rich, they are making others in power very nervous. From the president of the United States to one of the country’s leading televangelists, Will, in his guise as the Oracle, has made some very powerful enemies.

With legions of devout followers, cyber spies and even an assassin grandmother trying to find out the Oracle’s true identity, Will must move fast to try to stay ahead of them and maybe save the world while he is at it. If you like the sound of this book you should come down to the Roswell Public Library and check it out.