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It is Hot Out There

A very sad, hot dog was left in their car while the humans were using the library today when the temperature outside was well over ninety degrees. This means it is a good time to share a friendly reminder from the folks at Homeward Bound Rescue League. Please do not leave your pet in the car, at the library or anywhere else.

Summer-themed Card Making

Create a fun summer-themed card using pre-cut on shapes Monday, August 6th from 2:00 to 3:00 PM.

English Language Learners Evening Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers the first and third Wednesdays 7:00 to 8:30 PM in the Purple Room

English Language Learner's Day Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteer Judy Elliott, July Fridays from 9:30 to 11:00 AM in the Purple Room.

Lanyard Making

Saturday July 7, 2:00 to 3:00 PM make a colorful, attractive, fun beaded necklace or Lanyard to hold your work ID badge.

Not the Typical Self-Improvement Book

This is how: proven aid in overcoming shyness, molestation, fatness, spinsterhood, grief, disease, lushery, decrepitude & more — for young and old alike by Augusten Burroughs — According to Amazon.com reviewer Mari Malcolm: In writing and in life, Augusten Burroughs has repeatedly summoned the courage to grab the wolves of his past by their foaming muzzles and peer into their wild eyes until he owns them — and because of this, he's survived nearly every horrific experience a person in a modern-day, first-world country could face and emerged as an astonishingly well-adjusted person. After turning his profoundly messed-up early life and its alcoholic aftermath into six harrowing, uplifting memoirs — including Running with Scissors and Dry — Burroughs lost interest in writing about himself.

Evening English Language Learner's Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers the first and third Wednesdays 7:00 to 8:30 PM in the Purple Room

English Language Learner's Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteer Judy Elliott, June Fridays from 9:30 to 11:00 AM in the Purple Room.

Lunch & a Book — June 2012

On Thursday June 14 at noon we'll be discussing:

Blood, bones, & butter: the inadvertent education of a reluctant chef by Gabrielle Hamilton. Before Gabrielle Hamilton opened her acclaimed New York restaurant Prune, she spent twenty fierce, hard-living years trying to find purpose and meaning in her life. Above all she sought family, particularly the thrill and the magnificence of the one from her childhood that, in her adult years, eluded her. Blood, Bones & Butter is an unflinching and lyrical work.

A small book that packs a punch

The sense of an ending by Julian Barnes — According to Heller McAlpin, "Julian Barnes has finally won a Man Booker Prize, and I'm glad it's for The Sense of an Ending, his elegant, deceptively simple, quietly devastating moral tale about the self-serving vagaries of memory over time. Taking its title from Frank Kermode's 1967 critical study of the relationship of endings in fiction to apocalypse and death, this compact, multilayered story is the kind of book that bears re-reading.

Evening English Language Learner's Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers the first and third Wednesdays 7:00 to 8:30 PM in the Purple Room. 

English Language Learner's Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteer Judy Elliott, May Fridays from 9:30 to 11:00 AM in the Purple Room.

Evening English Language Learner's Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers the first and third Wednesdays 7:00 to 8:30 PM in the Purple Room. 

English Language Learner's Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteer Judy Elliott, April Fridays from 9:30 to 11:00 AM in the Purple Room.