August Adult Programs

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Jul 312017

Writers’ Group

Thursday, August 10 & August 24 at 5:30 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Prompts for 8/10:

  1. A character is moving to another city. She visits her favorite public place and sees something that makes her want to stay. Describe this in 500 words, using third person POV (he/she). Then rewrite in first person, using ‘I’.

Why: Rewriting third person scenes (especially emotional ones) in first person helps you find your character’s voice. You’re telling the reader what your character thinks as your character, not an observer. When you rewrite in third person (if you prefer this POV), some of this immediacy will carry over.

  1. A character is being chased by a villain or villainous group through an abandoned warehouse. Describe their fear and lucky escape in 500 words or less. Rewrite the piece from the viewpoint of the villain(s).

Why: Rewriting a protagonist’s scenes from the antagonist’s perspective can help you create a more realistic sense of threat, since you will be able to picture the protagonist as well as antagonist’s movements and psychological state clearer.

8/24 is a free write.

Senior Bingo

Thursday, August 10 at 2 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Win some prizes in this FREE bingo game.

Wednesday Walk

Every Wednesday at 10 AM – YMCA Community Center

Join us for a walk to CVS in Bellevue and back.

Drawing Club

Every Thursday at 4:30 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Work on a drawing or coloring project in a supportive environment with other enthusiasts.

All skill levels welcome!

August Book Club Selections

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Jul 292017

Mystery Book Group

Saturday, August 5 at 10:30 AM – The Last Time I Saw Her by Karen Robards- Library Reading Room

Summary from Goodreads: “In this world, Dr. Charlotte “Charlie” Stone skillfully probes the twisted minds of incarcerated serial killers to better understand what makes them tick, and to help nab those who remain at large. But in the next world, Charlotte’s ghostly lover — convicted killer Michael Garland — is facing death yet again. It seem the only way Charlie can snatch Michael from the jaws of oblivion is by proving his innocence. And this dead man’s dead ringer may just be the key.

A mysterious stranger has turned up in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, and Charlie is shocked to realize he could be Michael Garland’s identical twin. But she suspects the resemblance is only skin deep — and that behind the handsome face may lurk the perverse mind of a killer. While using all her keen profiling gifts, Charlie risks her life to discover the shocking secret that will clear Michael’s name.”

Community Book Group

Monday, August 14 at 11:15 AM – A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick – YMCA Community Center

Summary from Goodreads:”He placed a notice in a Chicago paper, an advertisement for “a reliable wife.” She responded, saying that she was “a simple, honest woman.” She was, of course, anything but honest, and the only simple thing about her was her single-minded determination to marry this man and then kill him, slowly and carefully, leaving her a wealthy widow, able to take care of the one she truly loved.

What Catherine Land did not realize was that the enigmatic and lonely Ralph Truitt had a plan of his own. And what neither anticipated was that they would fall so completely in love. ”

Paranormal Book Group

Saturday, August 26 at 10:30 AM –  Midnight Crossing by Charlaine Harris – Library Reading Room

Summary from Goodreads: “Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and Davy Road. It’s a pretty standard dried-up western town.

There’s a pawnshop (someone lives in the basement and is seen only at night). There’s a diner (people who are just passing through tend not to linger). And there’s new resident Manfred Bernardo, who thinks he’s found the perfect place to work in private (and who has secrets of his own).

Stop at the one traffic light in town, and everything looks normal. Stay awhile, and learn the truth…”

August Children’s Programs

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Jul 282017

Block Party

Saturday, August 12 at 10 AM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Children ages 3-6 are invited to play with over 300 blocks, animals, people, and vehicles.

Block play builds STEAM, motor, and social skills.

Our program is made possible by a Block Party Grant from the State Library of Pennsylvania.


Play-K Circle Time

Tuesdays at 4:30 PM through August 15 – Children’s Room

Get ready to cruise into kindergarten with this special storytime for incoming preschool and kindergarten students (ages 4-5)!

Children practice following directions, turn taking, and other school skills while building vocabulary in a more structured setting than our regular storytimes.

We also have plenty of time to play with educational toys that relate to each week’s theme.

August 1: All Around Town

August 8: Let’s Go Shopping

August 15: Amazing Pets

Our program is made possible by the State Library of Pennsylvania.


Read with Ally – NEW TIME!

Thursday, August 10 & 24 at 4:00 PM – Children’s Room

Animals are wonderful, non-judgmental listeners.

Certified reading dog Ally loves to hear stories read aloud by children!

August Story Time Themes

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Jul 272017

Here are our storytime themes for August.

August 1: Measure Up

August 7 & 8: Let Your Garden Grow

August 15 & 16: Back to School

August 21 & 22: Wheels on the Bus

August 28 & 29: Cuddly Critters


Mondays at 10:30 AM: Preschool Storytime  (ages 3-5)

Tuesdays at 6:30 PM: Family Storytime  (all ages)


We also offer Books & Babies every Wednesday and Friday at 10:30 AM for our youngest patrons (0-24 months).

Mother Goose on the Loose (for age 3 and under) is every Friday at 11:30 AM.

July Movie

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Jul 152017

A single man raising his math prodigy niece is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.

Friday, July 28 at 1 PM

Saturday, July 29 at 10 AM & 1 PM

Conference Room (Downstairs)

Rated PG-13