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Dinosaur George Comes to Town

Leader Photo Courtesy of Van Alstyne Public LibraryBuy Photo
Leader Photo Courtesy of Van Alstyne Public Library
Leader Photo Courtesy of Van Alstyne Public Library  Dinosaur GeorgeBuy Photo
Leader Photo Courtesy of Van Alstyne Public Library Dinosaur George
Leader Photo Courtesy of Van Alstyne Public Library  Lego Day
Leader Photo Courtesy of Van Alstyne Public Library Lego Day

When we think of dinosaurs, we tend to think of giant animals that roamed the earth when probably no other animal was alive. If you visited our library last Friday night for Dinosaur George (Blasing) you know that is not true. Not only were other animals alive, but not all dinosaurs were giant. Animals such as scorpions and centipedes also lived during the time of dinosaurs. George brought skulls, talons and teeth from dinosaurs large and small and had us all laughing in the aisles with his entertaining, yet educational, presentation. Thanks to the Friends of the Van Alstyne Library and Friends of the Howe Community Library for sponsoring this event.

Monday morning the creative juices were flowing in our children during Lego Day. Buildings, flying machines, vehicles that roll and even whole houses turned up. Next Monday is our last program for this summer. Bring the kids for Big Rig Day. There will be a police car, fire truck, ambulance, pipe and inner-pipe camera and a big truck from Public Works. You do not want to miss the fun.

Teen Council has Movie Night coming up Aug. 22. Watch our web site for more details. www.cityofvanalstyne.us/library

This week’s winner of the Adult Summer Reading Contest is Delores Blevins. Congratulations Delores! One more small prize drawing next week. Then all the names go back into the box for the grand prize drawing on August 21 for a $20 Amazon gift card.

More new books on the shelf for you:

Act of War by Brad Thor

All Lined Up by Cora Carmack

The Family of Jesus by Karen Kingsbury

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

Invisible by James Patterson and David Ellis

The Lost Island: a Gideon Crew Novel by Preston and Child

Orange is the new black by Piper Kerman

The Paleo Kitchen by Juli Bauer

New e-books this month:

Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

No Safe House by Linwood Barclay

Blood Games by Chloe Neill

My Beautiful Enemy by Sherry Thomas

The Last of the Plainsmen by Zane Grey

Edgar Allan Poe: The Selected Works

Hope to see you around the Van Alstyne Public Library.