July Book Club Selections

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Jun 242017
 

Mystery Book Group

Saturday, July 1 at 10:30 AM -Pick Your Patterson!- Library Reading Room

This month we invite you to read ANY of James Patterson’s mysteries.

Community Book Group

Monday, July 10 at 11:15 AM – The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls – YMCA Community Center

Summary from Goodreads:”It is 1970 in a small town in California. “Bean” Holladay is twelve and her sister, Liz, is fifteen when their artistic mother, Charlotte, takes off to find herself, leaving her girls enough money to last a month or two. When Bean returns from school one day and sees a police car outside the house, she and Liz decide to take the bus to Virginia, where their widowed Uncle Tinsley lives in the decaying mansion that’s been in Charlotte’s family for generations.

An impetuous optimist, Bean soon discovers who her father was, and hears stories about why their mother left Virginia in the first place. Money is tight, and the sisters start babysitting and doing office work for Jerry Maddox, foreman of the mill in town, who bullies his workers, his tenants, his children, and his wife. Liz is whip-smart–an inventor of word games, reader of Edgar Allan Poe, nonconformist, but when school starts in the fall, it’s Bean who easily adjusts, and Liz who becomes increasingly withdrawn. And then something happens to Liz in the car with Maddox.”

Paranormal Book Group

Saturday, July 29 at 10:30 AM –  The Ocean at the End of the Lane by  Neil Gaiman – Library Reading Room

Summary from Goodreads: “Sussex, England. A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. He hasn’t thought of Lettie in decades, and yet as he sits by the pond (a pond that she’d claimed was an ocean) behind the ramshackle old farmhouse, the unremembered past comes flooding back. And it is a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a small boy.

Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper and resonated in unimaginable ways. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie—magical, comforting, wise beyond her years—promised to protect him, no matter what.”

June Movie

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Jun 172017
 

A grieving man receives a mysterious, personal invitation to meet with God in The Shack, based on the best-selling novel.

Friday, June 23 at 1 PM

Saturday, June 24 at 10 AM & 1 PM

Conference Room (Downstairs)

Rated PG-13

June Family Movie

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Jun 102017
 

A popular toy version of Batman fights crime alongside his new teenage sidekick in the animated comedy The LEGO Batman Movie.

Saturday, June 17 at 1 PM

Rated PG

Conference Room (Downstairs)

Play-K Program

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Jun 082017
 

Get ready for kindergarten at Play-K!

 Play-K is a special 6 week storytime for children preparing to attend school (age 4.5-5.5).

Parents are permitted to observe, but unlike our other storytimes, Play-K is structured to model the types of teacher-student interactions that children will encounter in school.

 Each week, we’ll practice raising our hands, waiting to be called on, letters, numbers, weather, days of the week, and more!

After our 30 minute circle time, parents are encouraged to join their children in thematic creative play for the final 15 minutes.

In order to ensure that each child receives attention, each session has a limit of 10 children.

We’ll be offering two sessions to best accommodate our families:

Mondays at 2:30 PM – July 10 – August 14

Tuesdays at 4:30 PM – July 11 – August 15

Please RSVP for your preferred session by Thursday, July 6.

In the event that a session has fewer than 3 children “enrolled,” it will be canceled.

This program is made possible by a Cruise into Kindergarten Grant through the State Library of Pennsylvania.