On Saturday, April 21st, the Valatie Free Library hosted John Gray of Channel 10 News who spoke about his children’s book, God Needed a Puppy. He kept his audience spellbound as he described why he wrote the book, the trials he encountered while trying to publish it and the amazing (to him, but not to his listeners) number of copies sold to date. Not only did his listeners learn about publishing a book, but they thoroughly enjoyed his very humorous account of adopting his most recent dogs. The dog lovers in the room, and I think we all were, appreciated his rescue of and giving a home to hard-to-place dogs. It was a very enjoyable afternoon, and all are looking forward to welcoming Mr. Gray and one of his four-legged friends to the Valatie Free Library after the publication of his next book.