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Library to host book discussion to "work children's minds'

Library to host book discussion to "work children's minds'

April 20th, 2012 in News

If your child is a fan of mysteries and puzzles, they may want to be at the Callaway County Public Library on April 28.

From 11 a.m. until noon, the library is hosting a book discussion of "The Puzzling World of Winston Breen" - the first in a series of books by Eric Berlin featuring the puzzle-loving Winston Breen and his friends that includes "The Potato Chip Puzzles" and the upcoming "The Puzzler's Mansion," set to be released on May 10.

Children's librarian Jerilyn Hahn said they decided to host the event after "The Potato Chip Puzzles" was chosen as a Mark Twain Award nominee last year, increasing the popularity of the books.

"It's a great book to do a program on because the whole series revolves around puzzles and games," Hahn said. "Not only can we have the book discussion, we can work on puzzles of our own."

Hahn said one of the main projects she and the children in attendance will work on is a SOMA cube. A SOMA cube is a puzzle comprised of 27 smaller pieces in seven shapes that can be put together in 240 different ways to make one large cube or other shapes.

"The publisher has a website for the books, so we're going to have some of those extra puzzles as well," she said. "The kids in the books hang out at a pizza parlor, so we're also going to have pizza."