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By Catherine O’Flynn Kate founded her detective agency Falcon Investigations with the help of the children’s book “How to Be a Detective,” given to her by her father. She and her toy Mickey the Monkey monitor the neighborhood and the Green Acres shopping center looking for suspicious activities and possible cases. But one day she disappears and the prime suspect is a young man from the neighborhood who was last seen with her. Nearly 20 years later, a security employee at Green Acres sees a young girl from a surveillance camera, late at night, in an area of the building off-limits to the public. With the help of a woman who works at the shopping center, he tries to find the young girl. Unsure of whether the girl was real or a ghost, the two employees uncover secrets and recognize personal losses as they search for the identity of the girl on the camera. O’Flynn takes a heart-breaking subject - the disappearance of a child - and crafts a sensitive, imaginative story with moments of humor and a wallop of an ending. Using an inventive style and bittersweet tone, she captures different kinds of loss and the manifestations of grief.

Reviewed by Deanna Street CCPL Readers’ Advisory Librarian

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

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Aug.1 through Aug. 26

Learn about watercolor painting as Carmel artist Linda M. Bachofner paints and shows her artwork at the World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery (40 W. Main St.). Bachofner, whose artwork has been accepted by the Indiana Watercolor Society and the Hoosier Salon, is also a past president of the Carmel Arts Council. She incorporates her 28 years of watercolor studies into her Carmel studio. Call 317844-6033 for more information.

Aug. 1 through Aug. 31

Rodney Reveal will exhibit his watercolor and oil artwork at the Carmel Clay Public Library (55 4th Ave., SE.) during scheduled library opening hours. Call 317984-4531 for more information. For listing in the Carmel Arts Calendar, e-mail Doreen Squire Ficara, executive director of the Carmel Arts Council, at by the 18th of the prior month.

What’s a Great Library Worth to You? 10 f o r 10 C a m p a i g n

The Carmel Clay Public Library is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in the current building, located at 55 Fourth Avenue SE. As the Library Foundation joins in this celebration and looks ahead to the next 10 years (and beyond), we have asked the community to help us ensure that your Library serves you and your fellow residents now and into the future. The Foundation greatly appreciates the donations made by the following donors June 10-16: Jean Alexander William V. Anderson Lawrence & Ruth Arany Mary J. Baker Elizabeth Berhane Vincent Bournique Mimi & Terry Brookie E. Joan Burt Marjorie C. Camp Bill & Linda

Campagna Jamie Campbell The Campbell Family Pattie & Andy Chester Donna Christoff Barbara A. Clifton Mr. & Mrs. Christian Conville Alice Curnow John & Harriet Darcy Lorrie DaVega

Linda Davis & Bruce Braden Dorothy B. DeVilbiss Gene & Dorinda Dick Myrna L. Dowden In Memory of Leann Flynn Mike & Sharen Edwards Jack & Nancy Engledow Alan & Carole Erickson Joseph & Lyda Fiedoral

Nancy Foerster Judy Ford Michael T. Gale Julie Gearing James & Terry Goggan The Gohmann Family Tom & Jo Dee Grau Hilda Hadley Joseph Hammons Don & Sherry Hanlin David & Patricia Haskett Ryan & Michelle Haught Laurie Huckstep Dr. & Mrs. Michael Kellams John W. Kirk Eleanor Kraus Dr. & Mrs. Robert Kravitz Michele S. Lassaux Nancy Lawhorn

Howard Levitin Elizabeth L. Lindner Li Ma Connie May Joyce A. McComiskey Elizabeth McKee Timothy McMeekan Larry & Verda Moran T.G. Morgan Peter & Margaret Murphy Mr. William F. Murphy Roxanne Murray Teresa Noice Shirley Osborne Jim & Kathy Patterson Ruth Peters Gretchen Peterson Kirk & Monica Prosser Jane Rhodes Wanda Robbins Anne Rudy

A special thank you to Children’s Summer Reading sponsor Case Handyman & Repair

Capi Scheidler John & Pat Schuler David & Cheryll Shiplett Jennifer Skjodt Todd & Patricia Smith Cheryl Smolecki Glenn & Carol Stoup Marlene Tran Mark & Liz Urbanowski Jon Watson Anna Weisenberger David W. Williams Swathi Williams Kristina & Gerald Wiseman Frances Wolff Wenjuan Wu

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