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Summer Reading Wrap Up Party

DEARBORN,Mich. – Dearborn residents are invited to participate in the Dearborn Public Library’s 2014 Summer Reading Wrap Up Party, on Thursday, Aug. 7.

At 6 p.m., Candy Band kicks off the event with a performance on the North Lawn.  Participants are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs for the outdoor concert. In case of rain, the event will move indoors to the auditorium, but seating will be limited.

At 7 p.m., Josh Malerman will be reading from his first book, Bird Box. Due to content, this event is intended for mature audiences.  Attendees will be entered in a drawing for a copy of Bird Box autographed by the author.

At 7:30 p.m., the grand prize winners of summer reading will be announced by Mayor John B. “Jack” O’Reilly, Jr.  All summer reading participants who complete this year’s goal of logging seven hours by Aug. 1 are eligible for the grand prize drawings.

The Candy Band is a punk rock band designed specifically to appeal to children. It is composed of four Detroit area moms who were tired of what they deemed wimpy music for kids. They took a stand, and in 2003 formed The Candy Band, playing punk covers of nursery rhymes, movie themes and other children’s favorites, along with original tunes.

Josh Malerman is the lead singer and songwriter for the rock band High Strung.  He is also a Ferndale resident who recently published his first book with Harper Collins. Josh’s debut novel, “Bird Box,” is described as an “edge-of-your-seat horror thriller with the exquisite terror of classic Stephen King.”

Visit the library’s website,, or stop by the Henry Ford Centennial Library, Bryant Branch Library, or Esper Branch Library for more information.

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