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Jun
27
Tue
Kids Summer Reading Club – Duke Otherwise: music and mayhem
Jun 27 @ 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:

June 27 – Duke Otherwise – music and mayhem!

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.

Jun
28
Wed
Wednesday Afternoon Book Club
Jun 28 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

The Wednesday Afternoon Book Club meets on the 4th Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.  Here is the list of books to be read January thru June 2017.

January 25 – Destiny of the Republic: A tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a president.  

By Candace Millard.  (Nonficton)

The story of James Garfield’s rise from poverty to the American presidency, and the dramatic history of his assassination and legacy

February 22 – Everything I never told you.  By  Celeste Ng.   (Fiction)

A gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another.

March 22 – Reader’s Choice on a biography about Mae West.  (Biography)  Suggested titles:

Mae West:  An icon in black and white.  by Jill Watts.

Mae West.  By George Eels and Stanley Musgrove.

She always knew how:  Mae West a personal biography.  by Charlotte Chandler.

Becoming Mae West.  by Emily Wortis Leider.

April 26 – Big Little Lies.  By Liane Moriarty.  (Fiction)

A story about three different women, each at a crossroads.  Little Big Lies tells about ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.

May 24 – The Round House.  By Louise Erdrich.  (Fiction)

A story of a boy  on a Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota who is on the cusp of manhood and looking for justice and understanding in the wake of a terrible crime that upends and forever transforms his family.

June 28

Neverhome.  By Laird Hunt. (Fiction)

The story of Ash Thompson during the battle for the South during the Civil War. Through bloodshed and hysteria and heartbreak, she becomes a hero, a folk legend, a madwoman and a traitor to the American cause.

 

 

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.