What's Happening at the Library: June 18-22, 2019

June 18, 2019


Kids Book Club • 2:00 PM
Read a book from one of our favorite series! Registration required. (Ages 5-8)

Decorate Your Space • 4:00 PM
Do you like to draw, or just want to hang out and watch others who do? Stop by, try your hand at drawing your favorite space or sci-fi scene, and we’ll hang it around the YA book section! (Ages 13-18)


3rd Thursday AM Book Discussion • 10:00 AM
This month we’ll be discussing The Sinister Pig by Tony Hillerman. Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

Mark Wood Fun Show • 10:30 AM
This entertaining show uses comedy, magic, juggling, and audience participation to show the importance of reading. This is a free, ticketed event. Tickets will be given out 30-minutes prior to the start of the show. (All ages)

Kids Science Club • 11:30 AM
Perform fun science experiments! This will be a combined club. (Ages 5-8)

3rd Thursday PM Book Discussion • 4:00 PM
This month we’ll be discussing Southernmost by Silas House. Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

Solar System Sun Catchers • 6:00 PM
Stop by to make your very own solar system sun catchers! These plastic objects can be painted to resemble the sun and our own planetary system, and then placed on your windows to catch sunlight! (Ages 18+)


Star Wars Original Trilogy Movie Marathon • 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Watch the original trilogy of the epic space-opera about a rebellion against an evil empire that began a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Popcorn will be available. All movies are Rated PG.

Universe of Stories Writing Workshop (Part 2) • 2:00 PM
Learn how to write a speculative fiction short story, prepare a manuscript for submission, and how to self-publish. Led by local author Paul Stansbury, this four-part workshop will walk you through the writing process for publication. (For adults & teens ages 16+.)

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What's Happening at the Library: June 16-17, 2019

June 14, 2019


Sci-Fi Tabletop Games • 1:00 PM
Play new and classic sci-fi games with your peers. Refreshments served. (Ages 13-18)

Adult D&D (Group 2) • 1:00 PM
Come play the greatest role-playing game ever created, in a social group setting. Create fantastic characters and take them, alongside your allies, through stories, battles, and challenges limited only by an open set of rules, and your imagination! Refreshments and gaming supplies provided, or bring your own. No experience needed but sign up is required. See our front desk for details. (Ages 19+)


Baby Lapsit • 10:30 AM
Join us for stories, song, nursery rhymes, and finger play! Six week series. Please register at the Library. (Ages birth-18 months and their caregivers)

Kids Yoga • 11:00 AM
Learn yoga to promote health and relaxation taught by Lindley Zanolli. Mats will be provided or you are welcome to bring your own. (Ages 3-8)

Kerbal Space Race • 4:00-6:00 PM
Learn about gravity, orbit, and space travel with the award-winning game Kerbal Space Program. Run your own space program and experiment with ship designs to reach orbit, moons, and new planets. Compete or team-up with your friends to see how far you can soar! (Ages 9-18)

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This Week at the Library: June 11-14, 2019

June 11, 2019


Honey Hill Farm Petting Zoo • 10:30 AM
Meet 10 different animals! (All ages)

Kids Book Club • 2:00 PM
Read a book from one of our favorite series! Registration required. (Ages 5-8)

MiB: Alien Target Practice • 4:00 PM
Take on alien invaders in this Nerf shooting range. (Ages 13-18)


Kids Science Club (5/6) • 10:30 AM
Perform fun science experiments! (Ages 5-6)

Kids Science Club (7/8) • 11:30 AM
Perform fun science experiments! (Ages 7-8)

Planet Explorer • 2:00 PM
Create a 3-D planet then try different methods of viewing it. (Ages 9-13)

Coloring & Conversation • 6:00 PM
Combat stress at this coloring club for adults. (Ages 18+)

Evening Book Club • 6:30 PM
This month we'll discuss I Am Legend by Richard Matheson


Virtual Field Trip: International Space Station • 2:00 PM
Enjoy a behind the scenes tour of the space station by someone who lives there! (All ages)


Classic Games Club • 2:00 PM
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon playing classic games like Chess, Scrabble, Yahtzee, and more. (All ages)

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Universe of Stories: Writing Workshop

June 7, 2019

The library will host the first session of a four-part sci-fi writing workshop on Saturday June 8 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Led by local author Paul Stansbury, participants will learn how to write a speculative fiction short story and prepare a manuscript for submission. Anyone, whether a novice or published writer, will enjoy the workshop.

At the end of the workshop series, the written stories will be published in a collection of short stories that will be added to the library's collection.

Attendance at all four sessions is recommended. Workshops will be held at the Library on these select Saturdays: June 8, 22, 29, & July 13.

(For adults and teens ages 16 and up.)

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Great American Swing Dance

June 5, 2019

The Great American Swing Dance has become an annual tradition during the Great American Brass Band Festival.

On Thursday, June 6 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. the Library will host this family-friendly event in the Library Park. The dance provides an evening of great music and fun, and is always well attended even when the weather doesn’t cooperate.

The event will feature a swing dance lesson given by Wes Bratcher from 7:30 to 8:00 p.m., followed by the Swing Dance from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. Music for the dance will be provided by The Walnut Street Ramblers.

Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and their dancing shoes. The swing dance lesson, dance, and concert are free and open to the public. (In the event of rain, the lesson and swing dance will be held in the Library Lobby.)

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