WRITER OF THE WEEK  Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, daughter of feminist philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft and wife of poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, is best known for writing Frankenstein, considered by many to be the first science fiction story.


CHILDREN’S CRAFT  Have a child going back to school soon?  Bring them in to make a door hanger for their room to let you know when they need quiet while doing their homework.  The craft, targeted at ages 5 – 10, is this Wednesday the 29th at 2 PM.


FAMILY BOOK CLUB  This month we’re reading Jinx by Sage Blackwood and making our own living terrariums.  New families are always welcome, so join us this Thursday the 30th at 5 PM.



WRITER OF THE WEEK  Ogden Nash was a writer of humorous poems, observations, and one Broadway musical.


DECORATE PENCILS  Your children may not be ready to go back to school, but they can come and personalize their own pencils in preparation this Wednesday the 22nd at 2 PM.  This craft is for ages 7 – 12.


LOCKER MAGNETS  Teens can drop in to make magnets for their lockers (or anywhere else that’s magnetic) this Thursday the 23rd at 2 PM.



WRITER OF THE WEEK  Gail Parent has written for some of television’s best comedy shows, from The Carol Burnett Show to The Mary Tyler Moore Show through The Golden Girls.


MAKE MUSIC  Children ages 7 – 12 can learn about the science of sound and make a variety of musical instruments to take home this Wednesday the 15th at 11 AM.


ADULT COLORING  Join us for relaxation, color, and camaraderie this Thursday the 16th at 2 PM.  All materials will be provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library.


MOVIE NIGHT  Come watch a recent Steven Spielberg film filled with 1980s pop culture references and sci-fi action this Thursday the 16th at 5:30 PM.  Popcorn and drinks are provided.



WRITER OF THE WEEK  Sara Teasdale was an American poet acclaimed for her use of language and her ability to evoke emotion with those simple, clear words.


TODDLER CRAFT  Stop in with your toddler to make them their very own play dough out of ordinary kitchen ingredients this Wednesday the 8th at 11 AM.


SOCIAL HOUR  Our monthly Social Hour is taking place this Wednesday the 8th at 2 PM.  Drop by for coffee, treats, and conversation.


CHILDREN’S CRAFT  Have a bored child at home?  Help us spruce up some paper clips and turn them into bookmarks this Thursday the 9th at 11 AM.


WRITER OF THE WEEK  Korean-American Chang-Rae Lee has written on subjects ranging from the struggle between cultural assimilation and sense of self in Native Speaker to the search for hope in dystopia in On Such a Full Sea.


BOOK SALE  The summer book sale has ended.  Thank you to everyone who bought, sold, or set up books on behalf of the Friends.  Please look for our next sale in the Fall.


AUGUST EVENTS  Next Wednesday the 8th at 11 AM, toddlers can make their very own play dough.  Older children can make bookmarks out of paper clips on the 9th at 11 AM, join us to experiment with making music on the following Wednesday the 15th also at 11 AM, create their own personalized pencils on Wednesday the 22nd at 2 PM, and finally on the last Wednesday of August make a sign letting everyone know when they’re doing their homework.  Teens headed back to school can make magnets to decorate their lockers on Thursday the 23rd at 2 PM.  Families can enjoy Movie Night on Thursday the 16th and our Family Book Club (featuring Jinx by Sage Blackwood and the chance to build your own terrarium) on the 30th.  For adults we have Social Hour on the 8th, a watermelon-y craft on the 9th, and a Coloring Circle on the 16th.  Drop-in computer help will be available on Tuesdays the 7th and 28th from 6 – 7 PM and Saturdays the 4th and 18th from 11 AM – 12 PM.


WRITER OF THE WEEK  Alexandre Dumas père was the author of The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo, among many many other novels, plays, and nonfiction works.


BOOK SALE  The Friends of the Library Summer Book Sale continues Monday – Friday this week.  Prices will be $1 for a hardcover, 25 cents for a paperback, 50 cents per CD, and $1 for DVDs.  We also have puzzles, games, and magazines.  The last day (Friday the 27th) is the bag sale: $4 for as many books as you can fit into the bag we provide (and you can buy multiple bags.)  Proceeds from the sale fund programming and other purchases throughout the year, so come out to support the library and pick up some great deals. 


LIBRARY CLOSED  The library will be closed this Saturday the 28th.  Enjoy the parade and other Seaway Festival activities!



WRITER OF THE WEEK  Erle Stanley Gardner – who in fact studied and practiced law – created not only the well-known Perry Mason series but also a number of other characters, spanning private detectives, thieves, and district attorneys, under various pseudonyms while writing for the pulp magazines of the 1920s through the 1950s.


BOOK SALE  Doors open on the Friends of the Library Summer Book Sale this Thursday the 19th at 5 PM.  Friends of the Library (including those who join on the spot) receive a 50% discount for the first night, but the sale continues through Thursday the 26th – including Sunday the 22nd during the fun festival.  Prices start at $3 for hardcover books and $0.75 for paperbacks and decrease the following days, with a bag sale on Friday the 27th.  Proceeds from the sale fund programming and other purchases throughout the year, so come out to support the library and pick up some great deals.  We have books, CDs, DVDs, and more.


VISIT AUSTRALIA  Join us for Didgeridoo Down Under today the 17th at 4 PM to learn about Australian music and culture.



WRITER OF THE WEEK  Oliver Sacks was a neurologist whose narrative-based books exploring various aspects of medicine, particularly the workings of the brain, won popular and academic acclaim.


SOCIAL HOUR  Join us for cookies, coffee, and conversation this Wednesday the 11th at 2 PM.


ADULT CRAFT  This month we’ll be making decorative stamped cocktail napkins.  All materials are provided courtesy of the Friends, so just bring yourself and a friend this Thursday the 12th at 2 PM.


BOOK SALE  Mark your calendar – the next Friends of the Library book sale starts next Thursday the 19th at 5 PM and will go through Seaway Festival until Friday the 27th.


KIDS’ FESTIVAL  Next Sunday the 22nd the Friends will be partnering with the Remington Museum to bring you three hours of family fun.



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