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By the Book

PRINCETON — Sunday, Aug. 10, Young Adult/Children’s Book Club will meet at 2:30 p.m. in Flour House Bakery and Coffee to discuss “Escape from Camp 14” by Blaine Harden. Anyone is welcome to join the conversation.

Monday, Aug. 11, the Monday Night Movie begins at 6:30 p.m. and will feature a Kansas girl and her dog who are whisked by a tornado to a magical land. Mistaken for a powerful sorceress, she must join with three other misfit adventurers and take on a green-skinned witch before she can find her way home.

Wednesday, Aug. 13, the Widmark Wednesday Movie begins at 6:30 p.m. and will feature a complete innocent who is drawn into a web of secrecy and government secrets when a girl carrying a mysterious package gets into a taxi with him. When she is later murdered, he becomes the chief suspect and goes on the run. Also Wednesday, the Chicks with Sticks knit-crochet group meets at 6:30 p.m. at the library. All newcomers are welcome.

Thursday, Aug. 14, the Friends Book Club will meet at 4 p.m. and discuss “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn. All are welcome to join the conversation. Also Thursday, the Wild with Words — Creative Writing Group led by Martha Brunell will meet at 6:30 p.m. All levels of writers are welcome.

SPRING VALLEY —Try Reading the Old Fashion Way is the title of a Library Services and Technology Act Grant the Richard A. Mautino Memorial Library has received from the Illinois State Library. The grant has helped purchase new young adult books. So far, the library has added 135 young adults reads to its collection, with many more being ordered in the future. Some of the authors purchased include Amanda Hocking, Susane Colasanti, Maggie Stiefvater and Jennifer Armentrout.

Many series of books were bought such as Christopher Pike’s “Thirst” series; Mary E. Pearson’s “Remnant Chronicles” series; Richelle Mead’s “Bloodlines” series and Marissa Meyer’s “Lunar Chronicles” series.

Stop by the library to check out the new selection of young adult books and give the library staff more suggestions for titles.

BUDA — The Mason Memorial Public Library has new books for summer reading. New titles include, “Mr. Mercedes” by Stephen King, “Invisible” by James Patterson and David Ellis, “Face Off” by Emilie Richards, “True Love” by Jude Deveraux, “A Perfect Life” by Danielle Steel, “The Matchmaker” by Elin Hilderbrand, “The City” by Dean Koontz, “The All-girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion” by Fannie Flagg.

For young adults, the library now has “Four! A Divergent Collection” by Veronica Roth.

New DVDs include “The Lego Movie,” “Heaven is For Real,” “Rio 2,” “Lone Survivor,” “Soul Surfer” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

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