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Dress Funny to Connect Your Summer

Kathie getting ready for Crazy Hat Day.

All next week, join the CPL staff in dressing fun, and earn badges during the last week of Connect Your Summer too! Just come to the library in spirit-appropriate attire on the following days:

Day Theme Badge
Monday, August 8 Animal Clothing Animal Lover
Tuesday, August 9 Crazy Hat Entertainent
Wednesday, August 10 Pajamas Dreamer
Thursday, August 11 Mis-match Artist
Friday, August 12 Dress Like a Tourist Traveler

Adventures in Masks

Kids, have you ever seen a mask that made you laugh, or scared you, or made you think, "What is that?" Masks are a tradition in many cultures. They are used in ceremonies, for celebrations, or for decoration. Here's your chance to make your very own scary, funny or adventurous mask.

Who: Children, ages 5-9, with a caregiver
When: Monday, August 8, 1:00-1:45PM
Where: Library Community Room
Registration begins Monday, July 25.

Teen International Cook-Off

Do you want to show off your culinary skills? Monday, July 18, at 2:00PM teens going into grades 7-12 can bring 25 samples of your best homemade cultural dish for our judges to sample and rate on creativity and taste. Dishes must be homemade and you must include the recipe. If you sign up as a cook, you may not sign up as a judge. Registration begins July 4th.
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Fun in the Garden Storytime

Children, ages 5 and under, and caregivers, join us Monday, June 27 at 10:00AM for a family storytime all about gardens. We will share stories of vegetables and flowers outside by the library garden (weather permitting). We will also make a beautiful craft and enjoy a special treat. Registration begins Monday, June 13.

Books for Artists

Books for Teen Artists

How to draw animation by Christopher Hart

How to draw comics the marvel way by Stan Lee and John Buscema

Scared!: how to draw fantastic horror comic characters by Steve Miller and Bryan Baugh

Making wire jewelry: 60 easy projects in silver, copper & brass by Helen Clegg & Mary Larom

Art in the streets by Jeffrey Deitch, Aaron Rose, Roger Gastman

Art for Young Readers

The art book for children by text by Amanda Renshaw and Gilda Williams Ruggi

How to read a work of art by Laura J. Hensley

Art that moves: animation around the world by John Bliss

Exploring the life, myth, and art of India by Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad

Art & Max by David Wiesner

Shojo fashion manga art school: how to draw cool looks and characters by Irene Flores


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