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Library News (June 1, 2011)

Summer Reading Program Events:

Opening Celebration: Saturday, June 4, 2 to 4 p.m. Mark your calendars. You are invited to the Opening Celebration for the 2011 Summer Reading Program. Enjoy cake, register for programs, and be entertained by the Ogg Creek String Band. This year, for the first time, programs are being offered for all age groups: Little Explorers (preschool), One World, Many Stories (K-5), You Are Here! (6, 7 ,8) and Novel Destinations (high school through adult).  The summer will be filled with programs, projects and presenters. For the first time ever, there will be pen pals from England, and a read-a-thon to earn money to benefit libraries in Asia and Africa (the "room to read" program). Be part of the fun.

Preschoolers: Little Explorers, Story and Crafts:  Zak the Yak by John Wood Tuesday, June 7, 1:30 p.m.

K-5:  One World, Many Stories, Puzzlemania, Tuesday, June 7, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Work together to put together a puzzle.  Puzzles will be given away.

Room to Read: Wednesday, June 8, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Summer Reading Program: One World, Many Stories (Grades K-5). Students, take a break from your summer vacation to read for a good cause. Get sponsors for reading and donate the money you raise to "Room to Read." This group provides funds to Asian and African libraries to have books translated into native languages.

Simple Origami: Thursday, June 9, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Learn the Japanese art of folding paper. Take home a rice pot container made out of paper.

Grades 6-8: You Are Here. Origami, Monday, June 6, 3 to 4 p.m. Learn the Japanese art of paper folding. Take home an animal made out of paper.

High School and Adults:  Novel Destinations, Create Origami, Monday, June 6, 7 to 8 p.m. Learn the Japanese art of paper folding.  Take home an animal made out of paper.

Regular Events: 

Technology Thursday: Internet Basics, Thursday, June 2, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Are you nervous about surfing the web?  Find it challenging to locate useful and trustworthy information online?  Don't be. In Internet basics, you will learn the essentials required to cruise the net with confidence and use search engines like a pro.

Genealogy: Saturday, June 4, 12 to 4 p.m. Genealogist Jackie Marler will be available to help you explore your family's history. Bring your projects or just ask questions.

Knitty Giddy: Tuesday, June 7, 6:30 p.m. If you are an experienced knitter, take along your projects and knit; if you are a new knitter, take your size 8 to size 10 needles and a skein of yarn and you will receive help getting started. Fun, relaxed group.

Special Storytime with Cookie Mouse: Thursday, June 2, 6:30 p.m. Visit the library to listen to stories and meet Cookie Mouse. Don't forget to take your camera to take pictures of this favorite character.

Friday Morning Movie: The Care Bears Exercise Show and the Cheer of the Jungle, Friday, June 3, 10:30 a.m. Enjoy Care Bear fun. (Rated E, Lionsgate, 24 min)

The library is located at 109 3rd St. E., in the Lodoen Community Center. Phone inquiries can be made by calling 433-5460.