Bake Off fun for all ages next Wednesday
Baking enthusiasts of all ages – kids, tweens, teens and adults – are invited to a free Bake Off session next Wednesday, August 12 from 2-3:30 p.m.

Participants will have fun designing the most efficient pizza box oven that uses solar energy and can cook a deluxe creation in the least amount of time. The necessary items will be supplied. No advance registration is required.

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.

New teen advisory group

Join us today (Thursday, August 6) from 4-5 p.m. for the first meeting of a new teen advisory group where we want to listen to your fun and innovative ideas for programs for the seventh-12th grades. The second meeting is set for Thursday, August 20 from 4-5 p.m.

Annual Book Sale

Save the date for the Annual Book Sale – Friday, August 21 from 5-8 p.m. for members of The Friends, who enjoy a potluck, short meeting and first access to the sale items; and then Saturday, August 22 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. for the general public.

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 August 11 we will discuss “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern. If you need a copy, please contact Meg Wempe. No registration required.

Free Otaku Club

Otaku Club for teens who admire Japanese culture and crafts like anime and manga takes place Monday, August 10 from 2 – 3 p.m. Characters welcomed. Snacks provided.

Free movie Fridays

Join us tomorrow, August 7 at noon for popcorn and a movie suitable for teens and kids. Our contract does not allow us to identify the movies in the media, but you can pick up the activities calendars in the library with the film name and its rating. (PG or PG-13).

Free LEGO Club

LEGO Club for kids aged 6-13 meets Saturday, August 8 from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Bring your creativity – the LEGOs are provided.

Free teen gaming

Join us Tuesday, August 11 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 baby/toddler time

This time is a half hour of playtime and socialization for you and your little ones on Saturdays from 9:30 – 10 a.m. Come meet other children and parents — we’ll pull out games for all to share. 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 covers blogs and websites on Monday, August 10 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 purchased IndieFlix, a streaming movie service that gives library patrons unlimited access to more than 7,500 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. Also, PBS content is now live on the IndieFlix website where you will find programs such as “Mister Rogers & Me,” “The Day Carl Sandburg Died,” “The Science of Healing,” “Saving the Ocean,” “Forgotten Ellis Island,” “Ken Burns’ The Address” and “Kind Hearted Woman.” You can access IndieFlix through the Downloadable Content icon on our library website.


“Breaking Bad” is the complete third season. “Astral City: A Spiritual Journey” is based on the novel “Nosso Lar” (Our Home). “Naked in Ashes” is set in India. “Undefeated” is a sports movie that won the 2011 Academy Award for best documentary. “Los Lonely Boys Texican Style” is a live concert from Austin. “Three Mo’ Tenors” is the PBS broadcast. “The Sword in the Stone” is the Disney film. “The Three Musketeers” and “The Four Musketeers” is a two-DVD set. “The Last of His Tribe” tells of the final survivor of the Yahi tribe. “Get Smart” is the complete first season. “The Golden Age of Musicals” contains 10 movies.

Thrillers and mysteries

“Speaking in Bones” by Kathy Reichs is the latest in the Temperance Brennan series. “The Tournament” by Matthew Reilly starts with a worldwide chess tournament in 1546. “The Redeemers” by Ace Atkins is the latest in the author’s Deep South series. “The Forgotten” by Heather Graham is the latest in this paranormal investigators series. “The Other Son” by Alexander Soderberg is the second in the trilogy focusing on a family crime syndicate. “Nemesis” by Catherine Coulter is the latest in the FBI Sherlock/Savich thriller series. “Tom Clancy Under Fire” by Grant Blackwood is the latest in the Jack Ryan Jr. series.

Other novels

“Ever After” by Jude Deveraux is the third book in the Nantucket Brides trilogy. “The First Confessor: The Legend of Magda Searus” by Terry Goodkind is a fantasy set centuries before the author’s Sword of Truth series. “Pretty Baby” by Mary Kubica begins when a woman brings a teenager and her baby home. “Thrill Me” by Susan Mallery is a romance.

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 blue grass, classical, jazz, rock and more for your enjoyment.

Thanks to our donors

For books and materials this week, we thank Diane Davis, Julie Fox, Byrd Kirkpatrick, Bamma Laizure, Walt and Kim Moore, Jim and Joan Reynolds, Jeff Versaw and our many anonymous donors.

Quotable Quote

“I’m not young enough to know everything.” – Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Irish author, playwright and poet.


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