The library is accepting book donations again, but they must be printed within the past 5 years or newer, no mold, no dirt, etc. Thank you for your patience, and please join us at the next Friends Book Sale April 5 - 14!
AUTHOR VISIT Local author Maggie Mitchell will be at the library this Thursday, July 30th, at 6 PM to read from and discuss her recently-released adult thriller Pretty Is. This debut novel tells the story of two women who were abducted as children, and what happened after they were rescued. It has been very well reviewed by publications ranging from the New York Times to Publishers Weekly. Copies will be available for sale and signing at the event.
DESSERT Looking for a way to make a splash at a summer picnic or dinner? The library has fancy cake pans and gelatin molds available to borrow. Make a delicious dessert in the shape of your child’s favorite cartoon character or present a stunning flower-shaped confection to your party guests, all with the library’s help.
COMPUTER HELP Need help writing electronic documents, navigating the internet, or using your new eReader? We can help. Drop in tonight (the 28th) or next Tuesday (August 4th) from 6 PM – 7 PM or this Saturday the 1st from 11 AM – 12 PM. Call ahead for an appointment or just bring in your questions.
LIBRARY CLOSED The library will be closed this Saturday, July 25, so the parade can proceed. We hope you’re enjoying the Seaway Festival!
BOOK SALE The book sale will continue until Friday at 5 PM. There will be no bag sale this year. Make sure you stop by this week to stock up on books, DVDs, and more. Weather permitting, there will also be a tent on the front lawn stocked with a sampling of the available materials.
COMPUTER HELP Need help writing electronic documents, navigating the internet, or using your new eReader? We can help. Our next drop-in instructional session will be next Tuesday the 28th from 6 PM – 7 PM. Call ahead for an appointment or just bring in your questions.
AUTHOR VISIT Local author Maggie Mitchell will be at the library next Thursday, July 30th, at 6 PM to read from and discuss her recently-released debut adult thriller Pretty Is. Copies will be available for sale and signing at the event.
BOOK SALE The book sale is here! Stop in any time the library is open from 5 PM this Thursday the 16th until 5 PM on Friday the 24th. Weather permitting, there will also be a tent for sales on the lawn. We have books, DVDs, CDs, jigsaw puzzles, sheet music, and more. Great deals await, so don’t miss it.
TRAINING DAY Calling all Super Heroes! As part of our children’s summer reading program, we’re inviting you to the library this Saturday, the 18th, at 11 AM for a day of training. Pick out a superpower and decide whether you’re going to use it for good or for evil, practice your heroics, and then engage in a water battle against the villains.
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING As part of our summer reading program, we’ll be having a number of special events in July and August. On July 11th we’ll be blasting off in an introduction to rocketry with Edge on Science; Fragile Planet wildlife center will return on July 27th; and we’ll be hosting an ice cream social with the Fire Department on August 15th. Superhero training will be held on July 18th, but if villains are more your child’s style they can try out for the League of Evil on August 22. For children and teens who have a creative side, in the month of August we’re holding a superhero creation contest (ages 5 – 11) and comic book writing contest (ages 12 – 18.) Look for more details as the events approach (or check our website,) don’t forget to sign up for summer reading online or in person (we have prizes big and small,) and save the dates!
BOOK READING Local author Maggie Mitchell will be visiting the library on July 30th at 6 PM to read from her debut thriller Pretty Is. This novel, about two women who shared a terrifying experience as children, is on many of this summer’s must-read lists. Copies will be available for sale and signing after the talk.
MUSIC AND MOVEMENT Toddlers are invited to shake out their sillies every Tuesday at 10 AM. We’ll have music in the air, instruments to play along, parachutes to hide under, and more. Meet other area families and come dance with us!
AUTHOR VISIT Make time to meet local author Glenn S. Guiles this Saturday, June 20th, at 2 PM. Mr. Guiles has written two picture books about Harriet the miniature donkey: A Hug for Harriet and Harriet’s Big Adventure. Come hear these two charming stories read aloud by the man who wrote them, and learn how he was inspired to create his characters.
SUMMER READING Children can now sign up for summer reading. Visit our website for a link to register online. (They will need a parent or guardian’s email.) Once they’ve registered, they can track their books, earn points for prizes, design their own superheroes, and participate in fun activities. Those without computer access can participate using paper reading logs (available at the desk) and will be eligible for the same rewards and raffle tickets. We’ll have a full schedule of superhero (and supervillain) themed programming in July and August. Don’t miss it!
SOCIAL HOUR Our next social hour is tomorrow (Wednesday) the 10th, at 1 PM. Stop by to talk to your neighbors, drink coffee, and munch on treats.
PUZZLES The library provides many ways of meeting new people. If you can’t make the social hour or any of our other programs, you can stop by whenever we’re open to work on a jigsaw puzzle. We almost always have a 500 - 750 piece puzzle set out on a table directly in front of the bay windows by the new books. Anyone can contribute – spend five minutes or an hour hunting down just the right piece, alone or with friends. The library also welcomes donations (with all the pieces and in the original box, please) to help us keep this informal service going.