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May
24
Wed
Wednesday Afternoon Book Club
May 24 @ 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.

 

 

May
29
Mon
CLOSED
May 29 all-day

We are closed today in observance of Memorial Day.

May
30
Tue
Register for Summer Reading Club: ALL AGES!
May 30 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Sign up day is on Tuesday, May 30

Stop in the library to register for Summer Reading Club starting May 30!  The Theme this year for all ages is Build a Better World!  Special registration activities for the kids will take place 10:30am-Noon on May 30, but anyone can register for a Summer Reading Club Welcome Kit at any time during library hours after May 30.  Summer reading club is divided into three groups.

 

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 “Guess Who/What”.  There will be a weekly program on Tuesday Mornings at 10:30 a.m. starting on June 6.  The schedule is as follows:

June 6 – Mad Science – interactive science fun!

June 13 – STEM day – Science, technology, engineering and math games and discovery

June 20 – A visit from the Akron Zoo

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.

 

Thursday Morning Tween Group:  This program is for tweens ages 12-18.  Each participant is encouraged to read books then fill out a reading coupon rating the book, and writing a short description of the book.  There will be a weekly program on Thursdays at 11a.m. starting on June 8 with You Get to Decide, where the participants help Miss Chris plan what programs/activities they would like to do over the summer.  Save these dates:

June 8, 15, 22 & 29

July 6, 12, & 20

 

Adult Summer Reading Club is for readers 18 and up.

Why let kids have all the summer reading fun?  The Peninsula Library is here to help grown-ups celebrate Summer Reading with Book Bingo for Adults! Take your reading game to the next level with categories such as “Read a book with a one word title” and “Read a book published the year you were born.” Win Bingo and you could win a prize by submitting your name for one of our monthly drawings.  Books may be read, listened to or downloaded.  When you register on May 30, you will receive a welcome kit and two Book Bingo Cards.

How it works:  Collect a card at the library, and make a bingo: up-and-down, side-to-side, or diagonally.  Bring the Bingo card back to library to enter for a chance to win a prize. Entry forms are available at the Circulation Desk.

  • Monthly drawings June 30 and July 31.
  • All entries must be submitted before July 31.
  • No limit on the number of entries.

Only one prize per participant.

For book suggestions, check out Fantastic Fiction Website at www.fantasticfiction.com, pick up a copy of Book Page, a book review magazine available at the library, or ask at the circulation desk for recommendations.  This program is sponsored by The Friends of the Peninsula Library

 

Jun
1
Thu
Classic Movie Night
Jun 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The African Queen.  (United Artists, 1951, 105 minutes)

Jun
6
Tue
Kids Summer Reading Club: Mad Science
Jun 6 @ 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. starting on June 6.  The schedule is as follows:

June 6 – Mad Science – interactive science fun!

June 13 – STEM day – Science, technology, engineering and math games and discovery

June 20 – A visit from the Akron Zoo

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.

 

 

Surfs Up!
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Surfs Up!

Bill Brauning will return to kick off the summer with a program about Beach Music!  Early 1960’s pop music was influenced by a completely original West Coast style of music called Surf music, primarily instrumental in it’s early form. Early groups playing this sound were The Ventures, Dick Dale, The Safaris,  then later, The Beach Boys and Jan and Dean. Come soak in the sun with  this truely American sound.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Peninsula Library.

 

Please call the library or email us to reserve a seat!

Phone:  330-657-2291

Email:  info@peninsulalibrary.org