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Summer Reading Kick-off

The library is holding a “Summer Reading Kick-off Party” for children entering kindergarten through grade five at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 27. Children can sign up for the summer reading program and celebrate with ice cream sundaes.

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The Summer Reading Program encourages reading through interactive activities—and incentives. Kindergarten through grade two receive a prize for every five books read and logged in their Summer Reading Log, up to 20 books. Grades three through five receive a prize for every four hours of reading time logged in their Summer Reading Log, up to 16 hours. To be eligible for the Grand Prize of a gift certificate to Books on the Common, readers must also fill out an activity-based “Bingo Board.”

“Brown Bag Films” Celebrate History

The library’s “Brown Bag Films” series celebrates history in July. At 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, a viewing of the documentary, “Apollo 11,” commemorates July’s 50th anniversary of man’s first walk on the moon. This new documentary includes never-before-seen footage and audio recordings that take you straight into the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission as astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins embark on their historic trip. In addition, attendees can also see a preview of an upcoming PBS miniseries, “Chasing the Moon,” an in-depth look at those involved in the historic “race to the moon.”

At 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, the library is showing the film “On the Basis of Sex.” It tells the true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and her early cases that dealt with discrimination “on the basis of sex” that resulted in historic decisions and led to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court associate justice.

Viewers are encouraged to bring a snack or bag lunch.

Space-Related Library Programs

The Summer Reading theme this year is “A Universe of Stories,” so the library staff has a number of space-related programs to tie into that theme.

At 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 1, there is an “Alien Slime” program for children entering kindergarten through grade five. Make bright green slime.

Also at 4:30 that day, teens in middle school and high school are invited to build and launch “Soda Bottle Rockets.” Use a recycled plastic soda bottle and build a blast off platform1then mix a concoction of household ingredients that will cause a reaction to propel the soda bottle sky high. Rain date for Bottle Rockets is July 2.

Help Make “Courage Capes” for Hospitalized Children

The library has a batch of “Courage Capes” that need to be decorated for donation to the young children who are patients at Northern Westchester Hospital. There will be a decorating session at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, for adults and/or teens and older children looking for community service work. The capes have been cut out by the weekly Stitch Together group and are ready to be decorated with superhero insignias.

Library Closed July 4

The library will be closed on Thursday, July 4, but will be open with regular operating hours on Friday, July 5.