Cameron Zvara presents MAGIC!!!

Hey friends! He's WOW'd us before and is back again with two shows! Join us either in the morning OR afternoon for FUN with Comedy Magician & Entertainer, Cameron Zvara! Cameron’s show is filled with magic, comedy, juggling, music, and TONS of audience participation. You won’t want to miss out!

 

Upcoming sessions

Monday, July 29 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Monday, July 29 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Community Room

Macramé Beginner's Workshop

Do you remember making friendship bracelets at summer camp? If so, you’re already on your way to tying macramé. If not, this workshop if for beginners, so you can learn something completely new. Come learn macrame basics that will allow you to make wall hangings, wedding arches, jewelry, headboards and more and leave the class with a plant hanger. We will provide plants or feel free to bring your favorite to tie around. Please be prepare to stand for the majority of the workshop. This program is for adults 18 and older. Registration is required.

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, June 22 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Friends' Activity Room

New this month in the Large Print collection are a variety of romance, mystery, and thriller titles. A few are featured below, with additional new titles available in the Large Print collection at the Library.

Sunset beach [large print] by 1954- Mary Kay Andrews
Also available in: print | audiobook

Pull up a lounge chair and have a cocktail at Sunset Beach - it comes with a twist. Drue Campbell's life is adrift. Out of a job and down on her luck, life doesn't seem to be getting any better when her estranged father, Brice Campbell, a flamboyant personal injury attorney, shows up at her mother's funeral after a twenty-year absence. Worse, he's remarried - to Drue's eighth grade frenemy, Wendy, now his office manager. And they're offering her a job. It seems like the job from hell, but the offer is sweetened by the news of her inheritance - her grandparents' beach bungalow in the sleepy town of Sunset Beach, a charming but storm-damaged eyesore now surrounded by waterfront McMansions. With no other prospects, Drue begrudgingly joins the firm, spendingher days screening out the grifters whose phone calls flood the law office. Working with Wendy is no picnic either. But when a suspicious death at an exclusive beach resort nearby exposes possible corruption at her father's firm, she goes from unwilling cubicle rat to unwitting investigator, and is drawn into a case that may - or may not - involve her father. With an office romance building, a decades-old missing persons case re-opened, and a cottage in rehab, one thing is for sure at Sunset Beach: there's a storm on the horizon. 

Queen bee : a novel by Dorothea Benton Frank
Also available in: print | audiobook

Beekeeper Holly McNee Kensen quietly lives in a world of her own on Sullivans Island, tending her hives and working at the local island library. Holly calls her mother The Queen Bee because she's a demanding hulk of a woman. Her mother, a devoted hypochondriac, might be unaware that she's quite ill but that doesn't stop her from tormenting Holly. To escape the drama, Holly's sister Leslie married and moved away, wanting little to do with island life. Holly's escape is to submerge herself in the lives of the two young boys next door and their widowed father, Archie.

Her world is upended when the more flamboyant Leslie returns and both sisters, polar opposites, fixate on what's happening in their neighbor's home. Is Archie really in love with that awful ice queen of a woman? If Archie marries her, what will become of his little boys? Restless Leslie is desperate for validation after her imploded marriage, squandering her favors on any and all takers. Their mother ups her game in an uproarious and theatrical downward spiral. Scandalized Holly is talking to her honey bees a mile a minute, as though they'll give her a solution to all the chaos. Maybe they will.

Queen Bee is a classic Lowcountry Tale--warm, wise and hilarious, it roars with humanity and a dropperful of whodunit added for good measure by an unseen hand.

Lit Lab Live!

Lit Lab Productions are amazing literacy and literature celebrations that happen monthly throughout the school year. They are designed to engage children aged 4-9 in everyday activities that will promote language comprehension, literacy awareness and lifelong learning. This summer as we round up all of our activities from last year and present fun, educational activities celebrating reading, writing, talking, play, and music as tools to promote literacy in your child's world. This program is recommended for kids aged 4-9.   

Upcoming sessions

Monday, August 12 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room

 

If you enjoyed reading about Saige Copeland or Tenney Grant, two American Girl characters who believe in the importance of art and music, you might enjoy these other books about the arts. 

Fiction

Confusion is nothing new by Paul Acampora

Fourteen-year-old Ellie Magari's mother left shortly after Ellie was born, and now her mother has died, and Ellie does not know exactly how to feel about that. She is determined, with the help of her friends in the marching band (where she plays the glockenspiel), to make some kind of connection with her mother's memory.

 

Did you miss our Music Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions so you can create your own tuneful storytime at home, complete with songs and stories.

Don't need a full storytime? Borrow a rhyme when you need a short distraction, or check out these materials and spend a few minutes reading together.

From Storytime

Because by Mo Willems

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