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Shuttle to auction offered

Auction excitement and summer reading are making the Back Mountain Memorial Library the place to be this summer!

The 63rd Annual Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction will be held July 9, 10, 11 and 12 on the library grounds. The booths will open each day at 4 p.m. with nightly auction bidding beginning at 6 p.m. It is only two weeks away, so make plans now to attend!

The Emanuel Bus Line will provide free continuous shuttle service to the auction grounds from the vacant lot, adjacent to the Dallas Shopping Center (near Senator Lisa Baker’s office). Shuttle service will be available beginning around 5 p.m. each night of the auction.

Bookshop temporarily closed

Also, a reminder that the Slightly Read Bookshop is now temporarily closed to prepare for the auction but will be open (including the popular Used Book Tent!) each night of the auction.

After the auction, beginning on Saturday, July 18, the Slightly Read Bookshop will only be open on Saturdays during the summer. Its hours on Saturdays will also temporarily change to 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Limited library hours

The library will be open for limited hours (from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) on Thursday, July 9; Friday, July 10; and Saturday, July 11. Regular hours will resume on Monday, July 13.

Watercolor program

The next presentation in our “Be Creative @ Your Library” Summer Reading Program will be “Watercolor with Jill” from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30. Watch Jill Vanderhook of Dallas create a watercolor masterpiece after which children may try their hand at painting their own watercolor. Pre-registration is required by calling the library at 675-1182.

Reading groups

Parents are reminded that the first meeting of both the Donuts and Discussion group and the Young Adults Book Discussion will be at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 29.

The group’s second meeting will be held on Monday, July 13. The second selected book for the Donuts & Discussion group is “Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule” by Harriette Robinet. The second selected book for the Young Adult group is “An Abundance of Katherines” by John Green.

Also, our Relax and Read program for ages 12 to 18 will run from June 15 to August 13. This is a reading and reviewing summer reading program for teens who love to write. These teens may read books of their own choosing and write short reviews of these books.

Please call the library at 675-1182 to register for any of these programs.

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