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The Bookshelf: Five things to do at the library before Kate Racculia's visit this Fri.

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Here are 5 Things you can do with your library card this week in anticipation of author Kate Racculia’s visit this Friday.

ATTEND: Meet the Author: Library After Hours Friday February 28

Let’s celebrate the conclusion of Winter Reading! Kate Racculia, author of “Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts” and “Bellweather Rhapsody,” will present. Q&A and book signing to follow.

READ: “The Westing Game” by Ellen Raskin

This children’s comic mystery classic was a major influence on Kate Racculia’s writing.

WATCH: “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World!”

When a goofy assortment of motorists unexpectedly learn the whereabouts of a stolen fortune, they speed off on a side-splitting, car-bashing race for the loot in this 1963 comedy masterpiece starring a veritable who’s who of acting legends including Milton Berle, Mickey Rooney, Sid Caesar and Ethel Merman.

LISTEN: “Our Boston: Writers Celebrate the City They Love” on Hoopla

Boston area writers from Dennis Lehane to John Updike share essays about the town that was home to Kate Racculia and features in her novel “Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts.”

EXPLORE: The Queen of mysteries, Agatha Christie on HOOPLA. Lesser known short stories, classic novels and even her most famous detectives, Poirot and Miss Marple are all available to read, listen to or watch on Hoopla. Always free and always available on Hoopla with your library card!

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