Summer Reading

5/28/19

FAMILY BOOK CLUB This Thursday the 30th at 5 PM we’ll be discussing Roald Dahl’s Matilda and, since we can’t move things with our minds, trying to move things with magnets instead.  Curious new families are always welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUNE EVENTS  Children ages 7 and up can make a pinwheel on Wednesday the 12th at 4 PM, and children ages 5 and up can bring their own item of clothing to tie-dye on Saturday the 22nd at 1 PM (in the park, weather permitting.)  Movie Night, featuring everyone’s favorite plastic building blocks, will be Thursday the 20th at 5:30 PM.  Our Family Book Club selection for June is Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson.  We’ll be making t-shirts and inventing our own roller derby names on Thursday the 27th at 5 PM – new families are always welcome.  For adults, we’re making book-page roses on Thursday the 13th at 2 PM and holding Social Hour on the preceding Wednesday the 12th also at 2 PM.  Drop-in computer help will be on Saturdays the 1st and 15th from 11 AM – 12 PM and Tuesday the 25th at 6 PM.

 

SUMMER READING  Sign-ups start this week.  Drop into the library to pick up a reading log and check out the awesome prizes we have for toddlers through teenagers.  This year’s theme is A Universe of Stories, so look for fun space-themed programming in July and August.

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8/28/18

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.

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7/3/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Louise Erdrich is an award-winning author and poet whose works often highlight life on a fictional Chippewa reservation in North Dakota.

 

HOLIDAY  The library will be closed tomorrow the 4th for Independence Day.  Have fun, celebrate, and stay safe!

 

SUMMER READING  Beginning this week we’ll have summer reading challenges and raffles for all ages.  Stop into the library to find out how to participate

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6/19/18

WRITER OF THE WEEK  Octavia E. Butler was a visionary writer of science fiction.  She drew inspiration from her local library and from the conviction that she could write better stories than the ones showcased by the then-popular B-movies.

 

SUMMER READING  Now that school is winding to a close, don’t forget to keep your children reading over the summer break.  We have prizes and raffles – featuring a variety of musical instruments – for children and teens who fill up their reading worksheets.  Stop in for the details.

 

COLORING CIRCLE  Join us for our monthly coloring circle for adults.  Bring your supplies or use ours and enjoy a relaxing hour making art in good company this Thursday the 21st at 2 PM.

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6/6/17

WORD OF THE WEEK  Quire: originally four sheets of paper folded in half twice, making sixteen pages; now refers to a stack of 24 or 25 sheets (which is one-twentieth of a ream of paper, or 500 sheets)

 

CRAFTS  We’ll be hosting a class for adults introducing a very simple painting technique this Thursday the 8th at 2 PM.  Next Thursday the 15th at 5 PM will be a family craft featuring salt dough.

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8/2/16

WEEKLY QUOTE  “The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning.” – Natalie Babbitt, American author, in Tuck Everlasting

 

AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS  Celebrate this month with Ogden Nash, Isabel Allende, Ray Bradbury, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.  Their books and more are on display next to Sophie’s tank, waiting for you to discover them.

 

WATER GUN PAINTING  Children can come make a beautiful mess on our lawn this Saturday the 6th from 1 – 2 PM (weather permitting.)  Bring your old clothes and your creative spirit.

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6/7/16

WEEKLY QUOTE “Summer is not obligatory.  We can start an infernally hard jigsaw puzzle in June with the knowledge that, if there are enough rainy days, we may just finish it by Labor Day, but if not, there's no harm, no penalty.  We may have better things to do.” – Nancy Gibbs, American journalist

 

SOCIAL HOUR  Social Hour is tomorrow, Wednesday the 8th, from 2 – 3 PM.  Join your neighbors for coffee, treats, and conversation.

 

BEADING  Come in to learn how to make a napkin holder with wire and beads next Monday the 13th at 3 PM.  All materials are provided, and there is no cost to attend.  If you would like to see additional crafting classes at different times, please offer your suggestions to library staff.

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8/25/15

FALL WREATH RAFFLE  Summer isn’t over yet, but we all know that Fall is around the corner.  Enter our new raffle to spruce up your home with some Autumn color this coming season: we have three hand-decorated wreaths available to win.  Tickets are 50 cents each or three for $1 and can be purchased at the main desk.  The raffle will run through Friday, September 11th.

 

SUMMER READING  This year’s summer reading program will end on Monday, August 31st.  All books must be read, prizes claimed, and raffle entries entered by that date. Comic books and superhero designs must also be submitted by the end of the month.  We hope everyone had fun, and we’re already looking forward to next year’s program!

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7/14/15

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.

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