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Jun
29
Thu
Tween Summer Reading Club
Jun 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Thursday Morning Tween Group @ 11:00 a.m.:  This program is for tweens ages 12-18.  Each participant is encouraged to read books then fill out a reading coupon to turn in that rates the book, and includes a short description of the book.  Prizes will be drawn weekly, including one movie gift card per week.  Each week we will have a fun activity and talk about books!

June 15 – How far can a marshmallow Peep fly across the room?  Find out at the Tween Summer Reading Club!  On June 15 we will build Peep Catapults and let the Peeps fly!

June 22 – What is Rube Goldberg?  Simply it is doing something simple in a very complicated way that is not necessary.   Join us on June 22 and see what kind of Rube Goldberg contraption you can make!

June 29 – I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!  Which brand of vanilla ice cream is your favorite?  Come to the library to taste test several different kinds, them make a sundae!

July 6 – Lets make a color bot, a robot that colors and a solar oven made out of a pizza box.

July 13 – Iron Chef Contest.  How creative can you be with the food ingredients you are given?  Let’s make an edible meal and see who has the best dish!

July 20 – End of Summer Reading Club Party:  We will play games, and celebrate our reading achievements with a pizza party!

 

 

Jul
4
Tue
CLOSED
Jul 4 all-day

We are closed today in observance of Independence Day!  Happy Fourth of July!

Jul
6
Thu
Tween Summer Reading Club
Jul 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Thursday Morning Tween Group @ 11:00 a.m.:  This program is for tweens ages 12-18.  Each participant is encouraged to read books then fill out a reading coupon to turn in that rates the book, and includes a short description of the book.  Prizes will be drawn weekly, including one movie gift card per week.  Each week we will have a fun activity and talk about books!

June 15 – How far can a marshmallow Peep fly across the room?  Find out at the Tween Summer Reading Club!  On June 15 we will build Peep Catapults and let the Peeps fly!

June 22 – What is Rube Goldberg?  Simply it is doing something simple in a very complicated way that is not necessary.   Join us on June 22 and see what kind of Rube Goldberg contraption you can make!

June 29 – I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!  Which brand of vanilla ice cream is your favorite?  Come to the library to taste test several different kinds, them make a sundae!

July 6 – Lets make a color bot, a robot that colors and a solar oven made out of a pizza box.

July 13 – Iron Chef Contest.  How creative can you be with the food ingredients you are given?  Let’s make an edible meal and see who has the best dish!

July 20 – End of Summer Reading Club Party:  We will play games, and celebrate our reading achievements with a pizza party!

 

 

Jul
11
Tue
Kids Summer Reading Club – Game Day
Jul 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Tuesday Morning Children’s Group:  This program is for children ages 3-11.  For every 15 minutes your child reads, or is read to, they fill out a reading coupon and turn it in the Gold Box at the library.  We will have weekly drawings for prizes along with weekly contests such as “Guess How Many” and a “Where is Peninsula is the Lego Man”.  There will be a weekly program on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m.  The schedule is as follows:

July 11 – Game Day – outdoor game activities

July 18 – Talent Show Day and Pizza Party! – Kids get to show off their special talent, and celebrate their reading achievements with an End of Summer Reading Club Party.

The Kids Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Carole Wright Children’s Fund.

Tuesday Evening Book Club
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Tuesday Evening Book Club will be reading these titles January to July 2017.  We meet on the second Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

January 10 – Between the world and me.  By Ta-Nehisi Coates.                         

In a series of essays, written as a letter to his son, Coates confronts the notion of race in America and how it has shaped American history, many times at the cost of black bodies and lives.

February 14 – The Round HouseBy Louise Erdrich

A story of a boy’s coming of age in the wake of a brutal, racist attack on his mother on the Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota.

March 14 – Being mortal:  Medicine and what matters in the end.  By Atul Gawande.

Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end.

April 11 – The improbability of love.  By Hannah Rothschild.

After her boyfriend stands her up, Annie keeps the gift that was to go to him:  a unique painting,  She is then is pursued by art enthusiast who would do anything to get that painting from her.  In her search for the painting’s identity, Annie will unwittingly uncover some of the darkest secrets of European history—as well as the possibility of falling in love again.

May 9 – A moveable feast.  By Ernest Hemingway.

A memoir of Hemingway’s time in France in the 1920s.

 June 13 – The life we bury.  By Allen Eskens.

Joe, a college student, writes a biography of  Carl, an elderly man in a nursing home waiting to die.  Carl was in prison for 30 years, and he agrees to tells his story  to Joe, then Joe sets out to unravel the tapestry of the thirty-year-old murder.

July 11 – Homecoming.  By Yaa Gyasi.

The story of two half-sisters in 18th century Ghana, unknown to each other and how different their lives turn out when one is sold to slavery and the other marries well.

 

Jul
13
Thu
Tween Summer Reading Club
Jul 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Thursday Morning Tween Group @ 11:00 a.m.:  This program is for tweens ages 12-18.  Each participant is encouraged to read books then fill out a reading coupon to turn in that rates the book, and includes a short description of the book.  Prizes will be drawn weekly, including one movie gift card per week.  Each week we will have a fun activity and talk about books!

June 15 – How far can a marshmallow Peep fly across the room?  Find out at the Tween Summer Reading Club!  On June 15 we will build Peep Catapults and let the Peeps fly!

June 22 – What is Rube Goldberg?  Simply it is doing something simple in a very complicated way that is not necessary.   Join us on June 22 and see what kind of Rube Goldberg contraption you can make!

June 29 – I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!  Which brand of vanilla ice cream is your favorite?  Come to the library to taste test several different kinds, them make a sundae!

July 6 – Lets make a color bot, a robot that colors and a solar oven made out of a pizza box.

July 13 – Iron Chef Contest.  How creative can you be with the food ingredients you are given?  Let’s make an edible meal and see who has the best dish!

July 20 – End of Summer Reading Club Party:  We will play games, and celebrate our reading achievements with a pizza party!