Still Time to Enjoy Summer Reading Program
This year’s free Summer Reading Program is well underway, running until July 31 – and it is not too late for you to sign up. Register at your library or online at our website’s homepage. Summer reading activities are open to everyone from babies to adults. As well, summer reading participants should mark your calendars for a free, all-ages closing party on July 31 starting at 5:30 p.m.
Detailed summer reading schedules are available at the library. We urge you to pick them up and keep them handy so you don’t miss any of these free, fun events.
Also, reading logs are now available. Please register online and print off a reading log. You do not have to be registered with Summer Reading to participate in the fun library programs.
Activities calendars available
To be sure you don’t miss any of the free activities available to you and your families at your library, we encourage you to pick up a copy of the events calendar each month. There are three versions – kids (includes tweens), teens and adults.
Free movie Fridays
Please note: No movies on July 10 because the room is booked for a special meeting. Movies resume July 17.
Free book club for adults
Our adult book club meets the second Tuesday of each month from 2-3 p.m. to discuss alternating fiction and nonfiction titles. On July 14 we will discuss “House of Rain: Tracking a Vanished Civilization Across the American Southwest” by Craig Childs. If you need a copy, please contact Meg Wempe. No registration required.
Free teen gaming
Join us every Tuesday from 4 – 5:30 p.m. for fun for teen gaming fans in the 7th-12th grades. Practice your skills on the Wii and Xbox as well as board games.
Free pop art for teens
Wednesday, July 15 teens in the seventh-twelvth grades will paint your favorite villain pop art style from 2-3:30 p.m.
Free preschool fun
Preschoolers and their families are invited to an hour of stories and music every Wednesday from 10 – 11 a.m. There will be a Preschool Talent Show on Wednesday, July 15 so the session will go until 11:30 a.m.
Free Superhero Academy
Kids entering first-sixth grades are invited from 1-2:15 p.m. every Thursday this month to build costumes, learn about the science of superheroes and enjoy super activities.
Free baby/toddler time
This event is a half hour of stories, songs and fingerplays for you and your little ones on Saturdays from 9:30 – 10 a.m. Learn easy tips on how to include literacy skills in everyday family life. Recommended for children from six months to three years of age.
Free technology classes
Meg Wempe is available for the highly popular Tech Tuesdays and Thursdays sessions 10-noon Tuesdays and 3-5 p.m. Thursdays. Drop in with your technology questions. A more formal session requiring advance registration focuses on Skype Basics on Monday, July 13 from 10:30 a.m. – noon.
Free programmed Nooks
Reminder: We have nine Nooks and three tablets programmed for your e-reading pleasure. The eight adult content e-readers contain either fiction or nonfiction bestsellers. The four youth e-readers contain books for children, juniors and young adults.
Free downloadable movies
For your viewing pleasure, we have just purchased IndieFlix, a streaming movie service that gives library patrons unlimited access to thousands of award-winning and popular independent shorts, feature films and documentaries from more than 50 countries – on your device, PC or Mac, with no apps needed. You can access IndieFlix through the Downloadable Content icon on our library website.
Free downloadable books
We have added four more current New York Times bestseller downloadable e-books to our 3M Cloud Library. Three are women’s fiction: “All the Single Ladies” by Dorothea Benton Frank, “Country” by Danielle Steel and “The Santangelos” by Jackie Collins. One is a military adventure: “Tom Clancy’s Under Fire” by Grant Blackwood. Access these e-books at our website by clicking on the 3M Cloud Library icon on the home page of our website. While there, browse through a multitude of other adult, juvenile and children’s books, both bestsellers and classics.
“Fight the Future” is a time shift story. “My Cousin Vinny” and “Taking Woodstock” are R-rated comedies. “Breaking Bad” and “Penny Dreadful” are the complete first season of these TV series. “Interstellar” and “Galaxy Quest” are sci-fi films. “Spy Kids” plus the second and third films in the series are on one DVD. “Walt Disney’s Underdog” is a family film. “Seventh Son” is an epic fantasy. “Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” is the conclusion of the Hobbit trilogy. “Muscle Shoals” is the true story of a small town with a big sound. “Fury” stars Brad Pitt. “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” is the story of the world’s greatest sushi chef.
Thrillers and mysteries
“The President’s Shadow” by Brad Meltzer starts with the discovery of a buried arm in the White House Rose Garden. “Cash Landing” by James Grippando is based on the true story of an airport heist. “Truth or Die” by James Patterson features an attorney and a journalist. “Wicked Charms” by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton starts with a mummified bootlegger. “Invasion of Privacy” by Christopher Reich is a suspense story involving cutting-edge surveillance technology.
“The Invasion of the Yearling” by Erika Johansen is the second volume in the fantasy trilogy. “Luckiest Girl Alive” by Jessica Knoll is about a teen who totally reinvents herself. “The Little Paris Bookshop” by Nina George follows the owner of a floating bookstore.
“Make Something Up” by Chuck Palahniuk is a collection of 22 stories and a novella.
“We’re Still Here Ya Bastards” by Roberta Brandes Gratz documents how the people of New Orleans rebuilt their city after Katrina. “The Lost Girls” by John Glatt tells the story of the three girls kidnapped and kept hidden for more than a decade. “Missoula” by Jon Krakauer explores acquaintance rape from the viewpoint of several women. “A Lucky Life Interrupted” is a memoir by Tom Brokaw. “Peter O’Toole” by Darwin Porter and Danford Prince is a biography of the actor. “Allen Klein” by Fred Goodman is the biography of the music industry manager of the Beatles, the Stones and more. “Mercury Detoxification Simplified” by William W. Rasmussen explores the health effects of mercury and what to do about it.
“Piranha” by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison is the latest in the Oregon Files adventure series. “Winter at the Door” by Sarah Graves is a mystery. “The Second Sister” by Marie Bostwick and “Our Souls at Night” by Kent Haruf are women’s fiction. “Dry Bones” by Craig Johnson is a Longmire mystery. “Robert B. Parker’s Kickback” by Ace Atkins is a Spenser mystery. “Texas Tough” by Janet Dailey is the latest in the Tylers of Texas series. “Trauma” by Michael and Daniel Palmer is a medical mystery.
Come in and take a look at the wide variety of music CDs we have available to borrow, thanks to donations from patrons like you. You’ll find blue grass, classical, jazz, rock and more for your enjoyment.
Thanks to our donors
For books and materials this week, we thank Connie Chubbuck, Dana Dellmore, Marty Margulies, Kristal Fortune, Sue Macaskill, Dick Robbins and several anonymous donors.
“I’ve learned that when you harbor bitterness, happiness will look elsewhere.” – Andy Rooney (1919-2011), American radio and TV writer.