Pet the Cat Party for Kids, Book Club for Tweens and Video Gaming for Adults
For kids:  Pete the Cat is one of the world’s favorite felines, and now youngsters from two to six years old are invited to a special Pete party on Saturday, July 18 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.  Join us for stories, activities and snacks.

For tweens:  If you’re in the fourth-eighth grades, like to read and enjoy sharing what you read with friends, the Super Readers’ Book Club is for you.  Please join us on Monday, July 20 from 2-3 p.m. when we’ll be discussing “Sky Raiders” by Brandon Mull.

For adults:  Who says video games are just for children?  Adults are welcome to practice your video gaming skills on Wednesday, July 22 from 4-5 p.m.

As always, all these library events are free.

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 with the link on our 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 tweens book club
If you’re in the fourth-sixth grades, like to read and share what you read with friends, the Super Readers’ Book Club is for you.  Please join us on Monday, July 20 from 2-3 p.m. when we’ll be discussing “Sky Raiders” by Brandon Mull.

Free movie Fridays
Join us July 17 and 24 for movies and popcorn – 10 a.m. for kids, noon for seventh-12th graders and 3 p.m. for adults.  Our contract does not allow us to identify the movies in the media, but you can pick up the kids, teen and adult activities calendars in the library with the film names or give us a call at 264-2209.

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 Ninja Turtle art for teens
On Wednesday, July 22 teens in the seventh-12th grades will create a squishy ball that looks like your favorite ninja turtle 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.

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.  Note: No Tech Time on July 23.  A more formal session requiring advance registration is iPad Intermediate on Monday, July 20 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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 recently 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.

“Tom Clancy’s Into the Fire” is the latest in the Op-Center thriller series.  “Robert B. Parker’s Kickback” by Ace Atkins is the latest in the Spenser series.  “Finders Keepers” by Stephen King is a suspense story.  “The Fixer” by Joseph Finder is a thriller.  “Piranha” by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison is an Oregon Files adventure.  “Blueprints” by Barbara Delinsky tells of a mother-daughter TV team.  “Radiant Angel” by Nelson DeMille is a John Corey thriller.  “Our Souls at Night” by Kent Haruf follows an older couple in the fictional Holt, CO.

Thrillers and mysteries
“Signal” by Patrick Lee is a thriller in the FBI agent Calvert and ex-Special Forces Calvert series.  “The English Spy” by Daniel Silva is the latest in the Gabriel Allon mystery series.  “Death in Brittany” by Jean-Luc Bannalec launches a new Commissaire Dupin.  “The Silenced” by Heather Graham is the latest in the Krewe of Hunters series.  “The Cartel” by Don Winslow is the second book in the drug lord series.

“Kiss Me” by Susan Mallery is a romance.  “Looking through Darkness” by Aimee and David Thurlo is set in the Navajo Reservation.

“Bulls before Breakfast” by Peter N. Milligan is a memoir of two brothers who ran the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.  “The Indestructible Houseplant” by Tovah Martin describes and pictures 200 beautiful plants that everyone can grow.

Large print
“Lords of an Empty Land” by Randy Denmon is set right after the Civil War.  “Trial at Fort Keogh” by Charles G. West, “Two-Dollar Pistol” by Brett Cogburn, “Terror of the Mountain Men” by William W. And J.A. Johnstone, “Mesa Grande” by Ralph Cotton and “The Legend of Caleb York” by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins are westerns.  “Pretty Boy” by Bill Brooks tells of the FBI’s most wanted Pretty Boy Floyd.  “Don’t Be a Stranger” by John D. Nesbitt is a western.

Music CDs
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 bluegrass, classical, jazz, rock and more for your enjoyment.

Thanks to our donors
For books and materials this week, we thank Lisa Brown, Kasey Climie, Gloria Flynn, Bob Lecour, Lisa Locke, Sue Macaskill, Jim Mathison, Barbara Ogletree, Tozi Rubin and our anonymous donors.  We also are grateful for a generous donation from Sepp and Tanice Ramsperger in honor of Bob and Carole Howard for their continued support of the library.

Quotable Quote
“I’ve learned that you should keep your words both soft and tender, because tomorrow you may have to eat them.” – Andy Rooney (1919-2011), American radio and TV writer.

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