The NASA New Horizons probe was launched January 19, 2006. After several years, it reached Pluto and spent the summer of 2015 studying the dwarf planet at a distance closer than any spacecraft before. The probe traveled closest to Pluto on July 14, 2015 and continued on to study more of the Kuiper Belt. Learn more about the far reaches of our solar system with these resources.

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It's National Don't Step on a Bee Day. Take some time to learn about bees, the work they do, and why they're a necessary part of our lives.

The bee : a natural history by Noah Wilson-Rich
Also available in: e-book

Fire up the grill and test out some new recipes to celebrate National Grilling Month.

Weber's ultimate grilling by Jamie Purviance

British author Eric Arthur Blair was born June 25, 1903. He published his first book in 1933 using the pen name George Orwell. Find out more about George Orwell and explore his politically-charged writing with these titles.

1984 : a novel by 1903-1950 George Orwell
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If you're looking to fill the long wait until the next Star Wars movie is released, check out some of these great stories from the Star Wars Universe.

Last shot by Daniel José Older
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Bollywood Film Festival

Celebrate the start of Diwali with a Bollywood Film Festival. Bring some snacks and come for all or part of the day. All are welcome, no registration.

10:00 AM: 3 Idiots 
From the moment he arrives at India's most prestigious university, Rancho's outlandish schemes turn the campus upside down-along with the lives of his two newfound best friends. Together, they make life miserable for 'Virus, ' the school's uptight and heartless dean. 

1:00 PM The Lunchbox 
A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's lunchbox delivery system leads to a connection between a young housewife to an older man.

3:00 PM Chakde! India

Kabir Khan (Shahrukh Khan), the unfairly-disgraced ex-captain of the Indian National Men's Hockey Team, redeems himself by coaching the squabbling, newly-created, National Women's Hockey Team to World Cup victory.

[Bollywood tent by uncoolbob is licensed under CC by 2.0]

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Homemade Pet Toys

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Do you ever feel exasperated when you buy your pet a brand new, expensive, toy and they’d rather play with the box it came in? Join us as we show you how to make awesome homemade toys for your furry friends out of things you can find around the house. This program is open to all ages and families are encouraged to attend. No registration required.

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Adult Coloring & Craft Club

This post contains suggestions for how to earn your Animal Lover: On the Scene and Be Creative: On the Scene badges.
Learn more and earn badges on the Connect Your Summer page.

Please join us to make some cute, creative pet toys for your furry friends from items you can find around the house. Supplies provided. Coloring will also be available.  No registration required. 

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Folk Songs, Love Songs and Lullabies from Around the World

Listen to CPL librarian Tara Scott sing a variety of songs from the U.S.A., Italy,
Germany and the British Isles on
Saturday, August 8 at 3:00 pm. During her free time Tara sings soprano with the Plymouth Oratorio Society as both a choir member and soloist, and enjoys taking private voice lessons. Today's piano accompaniment will be performed by Haehyun Park. No
Registration required. All ages are welcome.

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