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Sherlock with Scott Monty

Join Scott Monty, Editor in Chief, Founder and Co-Host of I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere a website devoted to news and information about Sherlock Holmes in popular culture. Scott will share his passion for Sherlock Holmes as a character and discuss the evolution of this beloved character in popular culture. Join us June 25 at 7:00 PM.

Stitchers Anonymous - June

Join other handcrafters for an evening of sharing and learning. All ages and stages are welcome at this informal gathering on Monday June 8 at 7:00 PM in Group Study Room A. Bring your own project, yarn and needles. 

ELL Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers, June Thursdays and Fridays (Library closed 6/19)  9:30 AM to 11:00 AM in the Purple Room. 

ELL Book Club

Advanced English Language Learners — join us to read and discuss books in English. Books will be discussed until finished. Meets at 12:00 NOON in the Community Room Friday, June 12th and 26th. 

Nonfiction Book Group June 2015

Bootstrapper: from broke to badass on a northern Michigan farm by Mardi Jo Link — When Link and her husband of 19 years call it quits, she is left with cash-flow problems and a looming divorce. She makes a seemingly impossible resolution: to hang on to her in northern Michigan farm and continue raising her three boys on well water and wood chopping. Armed with a sense of humor and three resolute accomplices, Link confronts blizzards and foxes, wrangles rampaging poultry, and withstands any blow to her pride to preserve the life she wants. Join us Saturday, June 13.

Adult Writers' Group - June 2015

Interested in writing? Join other adults to share your work, get feedback and discuss the craft of writing. We will meet at 2:00 PM on:
  • Saturday, June 13
  • Saturday, June 27 (Cancelled)

Lunch and a Book - June

The fault in our stars by John Green — Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten. The Fault in Our Stars brilliantly explores the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love. Join us Thursday, June 11 at noon.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion June 15

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, July 20  at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to discuss:

Orange is the new black: my year in a woman's prison by Piper Kerman — With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith College alumna is now inmate #11187-424, one of the millions of people who disappear "down the rabbit hole" of the American penal system.

Special Needs Storytime

Please join us on Saturday, June 13 at 4:00 PM in the Community Room for Count Me In. This is a sensory-friendly storytime filled with stories, songs and sign language especially designed children with developmental delays and disabilities. This program has been funded through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant.

This program is wheelchair accessible.

Military Dogs

The grieving family who lost their son serving in Afghanistan adopts his military service dog, Max. Max opens nation-wide on June 26.

Navy SEAL dogs: my tale of training canines for combat by Mike Ritland

Stubby the war dog: the true story of World War I's bravest dog by Ann Bausum

Team dog: how to train your dog—the Navy SEAL way by Mike Ritland, with Gary Brozek

Tuesday tucks me in: the loyal bond between a soldier and his service dog by Fmr. Captain Luis Carlos Montalván, USA with Bret Witter ; photographs by Dan Dion

Until Tuesday: a wounded warrior and the golden retriever who saved him by Luis Carlos Montalván with Bret Witter

Adult Coloring Party

Come and experience the latest trend in relaxation, adult coloring books! Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and helps promote overall wellness. Coloring pages from books designed especially for adults as well as colored pencils and crayons will be provide. Join us Monday July 6th at 7:00 PM

Connect Your Summer 2015 Swag Station

Attention 2015 Connect Your Summer Participants! Stop by the library on one of the dates listed below to support our community partners and reward yourself for your summer reading participation. The CYS Swag Station will feature coupons and other treats donated to the library in support of the CYS program. The Swag Station will be available during library hours on the following dates:

  • Wednesday July 8
  • Monday July 18
  • Thursday July 23
  • Monday July 27
  • Friday August 7

All items are available on a first come first serve basis while supplies last. Limit one reward per CYS participant.

2015 Summer Movie Madness

Join us as we show fun movies throughout the summer.  You may bring your own pillows, snacks, and/or blankets to cozy up. Plus, we have air conditioning for those hot summer days :) Show times and films will be as follows...
  • Tuesday, July 7, 2:00PM - Penguins of Madagascar - Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world as we know it.   (rated PG)
  • Friday, July 24, 2:00PM - Big Hero 6 -  The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes. (rated PG
  • Thursday, August 13 - TBD

     

NHS Homework Help Ends May 21st

NHS students are here to provide 3rd-12th graders free homework help. If you're interested in getting tutored:
  • You must be in 3rd through 12th grade
  • If you're under 12, your parent must remain in the library
  • You must bring the assignment and any other needed materials

Days and Times

  • Monday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the East Wing
  • Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the East Wing
  • Thursday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the East Wing

There will be no tutoring during school closures, library closures, and snow days.  Tutoring ends May 21st.

Homemade Pet Toy Program

Dog ToyDo 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 on July 22nd at 7:00pm as we show you how to make awesome homemade pet toys out of things lying around your home. Durable, inexpensive and brain-teasing toys that will be sure to delight any pet. Registration is required.

Mark Twain's Previously Unknown Writings

Mark TwainMark Twain, Father of American Literature, and author of famous works such as Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and the Adventures of Tom Sawyer, has more to offer us readers. Scholars in California have recently discovered a series of writings written by Twain when he was a 29-years old journalist in San Francisco. Read more about this story in this article.

Healing Meditation with Sister Jyotsna Patel

On Friday, May 22 from 3:00-5:00PM, Brahma Kumaris presents Sister Jyotsna Patel. Sister Patel has dedicated her life to spiritual service for over 30 years.  Her words are filled with spiritual wisdom and she touches the hearts of every person she meets. Come practice healing through meditation with this special afternoon leader.

New Book Club in a Bag Kit

The all-girl filling station's last reunion: a novel [kit] by Fannie Flagg — Spanning decades, generations, and America in the 1940s and today, The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion is a fun-loving mystery about an Alabama woman today, and five women who in 1943 worked in a Phillips 66 gas station, during the WWII years. Like Fannie Flagg's classic Fried green tomatoes at the Whistle-Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg, this is filled to the brim with Flagg's trademark funny voice and storytelling magic. CPL's Lunch and a Book Group gave this title 4 stars out of 5. Note: This kit contains 10 copies of the title.

High Interest - Low Readability

Looking for some interesting books that aren't too difficult to read? check these out:

The ultimate Minecraft comic book: a graphic novel. Volume 1, The curse of Herobrine by Herobrine Comics


Bone: tall tales by Jeff Smith ; with Tom Sniegoski ; color by Steve Hamaker


Iron Man. Enter the dragon by writer, Fred Van Lente ; penciler, James Cordeiro ; inker, Scott Koblish ; colorist, Martegod Gracia ; letterer, Nate Piekos ; cover artist, Michael Golden


Creatures from Planet X! by Yale Stewart


Beware the Inquisitor! by written by Lisa Stock


Rutabaga the adventure chef. 1 by Eric Colossal

King of the Blues, Legend B.B. King

The world mourns B.B. King, legendary blues artist, who died at the age of 89 at his home in Las Vegas. If you'd like to learn more about the highly-acclaimed artist, try one of the following resources.

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