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Book about baseball, dads a good catch

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“The Dad Report: Fathers, Sons, and Baseball Families” by Kevin Cook

c.2015, Norton, $26.95, 272 pages

Every night, just after supper and all summer long, your father wanted to play catch.


Kenosha Public Library launches summer reading program

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School’s out for summer, and if you haven’t done it already, we encourage your child to participate in the Kenosha Public Library summer reading program by signing up at the library or simply by registering online at mykpl.info.

Children can get prizes for reading books and here are a few new titles that are on our shelves to encourage even your most reluctant reader to read this summer.

Library has resources for Spanish speakers learning English

The Kenosha Public Library has many books and multimedia packages for adult English language learners as well as native speakers who wish to refresh grammar, usage and writing skills.

Library cardholders also have free in-house and remote access to “Transparent Language Online,” a comprehensive instruction database with lessons for more than 95 languages, plus beginning English units for speakers of 27 languages, including Spanish.

Important book about children’s grief could use better illustrations

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“A Sky of Diamonds: A Story for Children about Loss, Grief and Hope” by Camille Gibbs

c.2015, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, $19.95, 48 pages

Author sees similarities in upscale New York humans and chimps

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“Primates of Park Avenue” by Wednesday Martin

c.2015, Simon & Schuster, $26.00, 256 pages

Books about ghosts, spirits may turn you into a believer

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Do you believe in ghosts? You may after reading some of the creepy new non-fiction selections here at the Kenosha Public Library.

“Haunted Stuff” by Stacey Graham explores the possibility that some of the most innocuous of inanimate objects, such as dolls, furniture, or other collectibles found at any thrift store or garage sale, may carry the spirits of former owners.

Fairytale mashup hits the mark

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“Spelled” by Betsy Schow

c.2015, Sourcebooks $9.99, 352 pages

Bright colors, sweet story make truck book shine

“Buster the Little Garbage Truck” by Marcia Berneger, illustrated by Kevin Zimmer

c.2015, Sleeping Bear Press, $14.99, 32 pages

Rolling Stones fan? These books may give you some satisfaction

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When the Rolling Stones were formed in 1962 no one could have anticipated that in the year 2015 they would be one of the biggest rock and roll bands in music history. But that is exactly what happened.

The band’s longevity adds to their mystique and makes them the subject of endless fascination. They have become rock and roll icons not only for their music but their personal lives as well. As with all icons they have been the subject of much scrutiny.

Enjoy international cuisines with these slow-cooker recipes

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A slow cooker is one of America’s favorite appliances. They come in many sizes and have more features than they did decades ago but still offer cooks energy efficient, time-saving ways to prepare flavorful meals while engaged in other activities.

Their popularity is reflected in the size of the library’s collection for this type of equipment: over 90 books and over 30 free e-books in Wisconsin’s Digital Library.

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    Such a fabulous Fourth

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    Kenosha threw America a weekend birthday party, and it was a lakefront bash with thousands filling the city’s beaches, parks, harbor and open fields to celebrate.

    WestoshaMarket has successful debut

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    BRISTOL — Cars rolled into the parking lot in a steady stream Saturday morning for the opening of the WestoshaMarket in Bristol

    News briefs: Man flees through parking lot

    A man stopped by a Kenosha County Sheriff’s deputy for a driving with a suspended license Friday afternoon tried to flee by driving through the Walmart parking lot in Somers at a high rate of speed.

    Bike parade a hit in Paddock Lake

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    PADDOCK LAKE — From the young to the young at heart, all ages came out Saturday for the annual July 4 Paddock Lake Bike Parade.

    Budget amendment could directly benefit Somers

    When Somers needed sewer and water hookups from the city of Kenosha for development, approval came with strings attached.

    That History Column: Remembering the blazing summer of 1916

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    Where did Kenoshans go when it was hot as blazes before the invention of air-conditioning?

    Artifact of the Month: Brass oil cans

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    A pair of brass oil cans are the artifacts of the month for July at the Kenosha History Center.

    Event briefs: Program set on Great Lakes Caucus

    SOMERS — The Great Lakes Legislative Caucus, its goals and achievements will be the topic at Monday’s meeting of Adventures In Lifelong Learning.

    New program to replace SAGE

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    Many steamed after late GOP budget change to open records

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    A plan that would shield lawmakers and the governor from open records scrutiny is just an “update of where open records laws are going,” according to Assembly Speaker Robin Vos.

    Libertyfest lights up the skies

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    TWIN LAKES — Groups of locals and out-of-towners alike arrived at Lance Park early Friday to lay claim on the grassy area near the shoreline of Lake Mary — a prime location for the Libertyfest fireworks display.

    Voelz of Kenosha ready to mark 100 years

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    Lauretta Voelz, born in Kenosha on July 6, 1915, will celebrate her 100th birthday on Monday with a 2 p.m. party at Brookdale of Pleasant Prairie, 7377 88th Ave.

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    SILVER LAKE — Not all Silver Lake village officials Wednesday felt allowing residents to keep a few backyard chickens is a cockamamie idea.

    Traveling Tap makes splashy debut

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    With a snip of a water-blue ribbon, a flourish of biodegradable confetti and a toast of crystal clear Kenosha tap water, the Traveling Tap debuted Friday morning.

    LakeView teen elected to national board for SkillsUSA

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    A Pleasant Prairie teen is serving on a national board for a student technical and career skills organization.

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    A 51 year-old woman was found dead in a car in the 4700 block of Sheridan Road at 3:20 a.m. Thursday.