- July Newsletter - 

Stay up-to-date with all of the exciting happenings going on at Whelden this month.
We look forward to seeing you!

Upcoming Events  

Hyannis Golf Club
Thursday, 10/18/18, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Open the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month through November
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m

Wednesday Night Tech Q&A
Call to sign up for 30-minute blocks
Available between 2:00-8:00 P.M.
Stitching at Whelden

Stop by during the 2nd or 4th Wednesday of each month between 2:00-4:00 pm for an informal get-together. Come to knit, crochet, sew or enjoy any other type of needlecraft. Bring a project and work in the company of our cozy library. 

Beginners welcome!

The Children's Room 

Whelden Book Corner 

- Staff Picks -
What we're loving this month...

Highly Recommended:
Vaseem Khan's Baby Ganesh Agency Investigation Mystery Series

{Submitted and Adapted by Ellen Russon}
Vaseem Khan's delightful Baby Ganesh mystery series set in Mumbai, India, is an absolute reading pleasure. Lead protagonist Inspector Chopra stays determined to pursue justice even though he has had to retire early from the police force. He is aided in his mission by a baby elephant named Ganesha, who turns up on Chopra's doorstep and becomes a central figure. The heart-warming stories touch upon social issues, corruption, and crime in Mumbai. Inspector Chopra is endearing, and the stories are gripping, humorous, clever, emotional, sensible, imaginative. The Mumbai setting and fascinating cast of characters make the series extra enjoyable. The four (so far) books in the series are best read in chronological order, and they get better and better. For a description of each book and the plot, see: https://vaseemkhan.com/ For an interesting guest post by Khan on the Mystery Fanfare blog, see:  https://mysteryreadersinc.blogspot.com/2018/06/murder-at-grand-raj-palace-why-crime.html 
"Outstanding"-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Wildly inventive ... a great warmth and wisdom infuse this and the other Baby Ganesh books."
-Booklist (starred review) on The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star
"Smoothly combines an affable lead, a seemingly impossible crime, and an endearing and highly unusual sidekick-a baby elephant named Ganesha.... Fans of Alexander McCall Smith will find a lot to like." -Publishers Weekly on The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown
"An entertaining feel-good read in the tradition of Alexander McCall Smith.... utterly charming."
-The Guardian
on The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra
"The deep love for Mumbai and its people - warts and all - that Inspector Chopra shares with his creator infuses the novel from the beginning. The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra is certainly a delightful and uplifting crime caper, but it also comes with an edifying dose of serious social comment, with many of Chopra's preoccupations mirroring those of his creator."
-The Bookseller
on The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra
VASEEM KHAN "first saw an elephant lumbering down the middle of the road in 1997 when he arrived in India to work as a consultant. It ... served as the inspiration behind his series of crime novels. Khan returned to the UK in 2006 and now works at University College London for the Department of Security and Crime Science" (amazon.com). Khan's first book, The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra, was a Times Bestseller and an Amazon Best Debut. The second in the series, The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown, won the 2017 Shamus Award for Best Original Private Investigator Paperback.
- This Month's Display -
To complement our participation in this year's Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival, we have a wonderful array of Garden Design Books available. In addition, our own Mary Howe, who is having her garden featured this year, has generously offered to sell a variety of Iris.
Please stop by to place your order. Orders will be ready within two days. 
(50% of all proceeds to benefit the Library!)

- For Kids & Youth  -
Happy Summer Reading!  After a fun Barnstable Kickoff Party (ABOVE) for the 2018 Summer Reading Program, we are ready to provide most, if not all, of the newest books on the Barnstable School's Reading Lists. Come in before they are all gone! Or use your CLAMS mobile app to request the books you want for your summer reading!

Our new Lego Club is blossoming into a fun space for kids to come make friends and bring friends to build with the Library's Lego collection! Please come any Friday between 11:00 and 1:00! This is geared for children above five years of age due to choking hazards.

Many thanks once again to the 'Dig & Delve' Garden Club
for decorating our mantel this month.
Thank you, Linda Kervin and Anne Klickstein, for  two lovely arrangements!  

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