Please note that the library will be closed on Sundays now through Labor Day weekend

PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

Our summer series of outdoor concerts continues with Gerard and Diane Barros performing songs of Carole King on Wednesday.  The concert will take place rain (Lundt Room) or shine (library lawn).  Summer reading programs for children, teens and adults are going strong.  There is still time for children to earn prizes and invitations to our fabulous Summer Reading Picnic; for teens to win a grand prize – iPad Mini; and for adults to win their own prizes – gift cards to local restaurants.  Happy reading to a

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MONDAY, JULY 23

Rock Painting for Teens – 3:30 pm

Grades 6 to 12, registration required.

Paint a rock with an inspirational message or to look like your favorite animal.  We will provide all the materials, just bring your creativity!

Ⓒ Chess for Kids

Group 1 – 4 pm.  Players with little or no experience with chess.  Suggested ages 6 to 8.

Group 2 – 5 pm.  Players who can finish a game with checkmate.  Suggested ages 8 to 10.

Registration required.

This summer’s classes, led by Chess Expert Sean Finn, take place twice a week.  The last class on July 25 will be a tournament for both groups, starting at 3 pm.

TUESDAY, JULY 24

Drop-In Storytime

For preschoolers and their caregivers.  No registration required.

10 – 10:30 am.  Ages 2 & younger

10:30 – 11 am.  Ages 3 & up.

College Essay Workshop for Teens with Alisha Davlin – 3 to 5 pm

For students entering Grade 12 or 11.  Registration required.

This is the last class in the series.  Objective:  Brainstorm, draft, and complete the Common Application Personal Statement.  As a former admissions essay reader, Ms. Davlin knows what makes for a competitive college essay.  You want the reader to connect with your voice, to know you, and most importantly – to remember you.  This course offers you the chance to improve your essay writing so you can stand out from the crowd.

Ⓒ Make a No-Sew Princess Cupcake with Miss Polly – 4 pm

Tuesdays, July 10, 17 & 24 – 4 to 5 pm

Ages 5 & Up                Limit:  8 children

Registration required.

Make a fun, no-sew Shopkins-style Princess Cupcake in this 3-week class!

Ⓒ Art Kids Academy: Musical Compositions – 4 pm

Ages 7 to 12                Limit:  25 children

Registration required.

Learn about instruments, musical words and the basics of music in this art project inspired by all things melodic.

Ⓒ The Actor’s Craft – 7 pm

Tuesdays, July 17, 24 & 31; August 7 & 14 – 7 to 8:30 pm

Learn the craft of acting from Bill Sorvino of the celebrated Sorvino acting family.  Students will learn the basics of the Meisner method.  They will gain basic skills, knowledge and experience in the craft of acting for stage and screen.  Once the skills are formed, there will be scene work culminating in a showcase performance for the students who have attended all classes.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25

Drop-In Storytime

For preschoolers and their caregivers.  No registration required.

10 – 10:30 am.  Ages 3 & younger

10:30 – 11:15 am.  Ages 4 & up.

Book Group:  Uncommon Type: Some Stories – 1 pm

The library book group will discuss Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  You may pick up a copy at the Information Desk.

Ⓒ Chess for Kids – Tournament 3 to 6 pm

The tournament is the culmination of this summer’s classes.  Students from both groups will play in the Lundt Meeting Room.

Ⓒ Stitch a Beast Boy Character with Miss Polly – 4 pm

Wednesdays, July 11, 18 & 25 – 4 to 5 pm

Ages 6 to 10                Limit:  8 children

Registration required.

Sew a cool Beast Boy from the new Teen Titans movie in this 3-week class!

Ⓐ One Fine Tapestry: A Carole King Tribute – 7 pm

Gerard and Diane Barros will salute the legendary singer/songwriter Carole King and perform her great solo hits as well as classics she wrote for other artists including the Drifters, the Shirelles, the Chiffons, the Beatltes, and James Taylor.  The concert will be held on the library’s lawn (you may bring a chair or a blanket).  In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the Lundt Meeting Room.

THURSDAY, JULY 26

Music with Carolyn Dempsey – 10 or 10:45 am

For preschoolers and their caregivers

Move, shake, dance and sing to Carolyn’s guitar music!

Ⓒ Art Kids Academy: Kandinsky Rhythm – 4 pm

Ages 7 to 12                Limit:  25 children

Registration required.

Create an abstract painting inspired by classical music while learning about Wassily Kandinsky.

Cinema214: Ready Player One (PG-13, 140 min.) – 7 pm

In the year 2045, people can escape their harsh reality in the OASIS, an immersive virtual world where you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone--the only limits are your own imagination.  OASIS creator James Halliday left his immense fortune and control of the Oasis to the winner of a contest designed to find a worthy heir.  When unlikely hero Wade Watts conquers the first challenge of the reality-bending treasure hunt, he and his friends--known as the High Five--are hurled into a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS and their world.  Join us for this nostalgic thrill ride!  Refreshments will be served.  Sponsored by Friends of the Library

FRIDAY, JULY 27

Rock Candy Cupcakes for Teens – 3:30 pm

Ages 12 & Up, registration required.

Decorate cupcakes to look like candy rocks and use fondant and icing to make a geode you can eat!

SUNDAY, JULY 29

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