Saturday, July 28, 2007

Friends of the Library Book Sale ~ August 17th & 18th

Early Bird Sale Friday August 17th from 5:30 to 8:30 in the Daniels Room. Admission is free to all current Friends and $10 for the general public. Feel free to come into the library to complete a membership form and pay at your chosen membership level anytime between now and the evening of the Early Bird Sale to take advantage of this membership benefit.

The Book Sale continues on Saturday August 18th from 9 am to 4 pm. Between 3 and 4 pm we offer the "Buck a Bag" sale - your last bur very inexpensive opportunity to add wonderful books to your home library.

Don't forget to donate books, DVDs, and CDs to the sale. And if you'd like to volunteer, just call the library at 525-4411.

The Summer Reading Program for preschoolers and elementary students is up and running with more than 50 children enrolled this year. Our theme is Reading Roadtrip USA. For every three visits to the library, children get a small prize as well as being entered into our raffle for the summer reading program finale on August 15th (read more about this below). Ask Ms. Kennedy
about special games and projects you can do around the Reading Roadtrip theme. She has lots of ideas.

Summer Movies for Kids

Wednesdays at 3:30 we show movies for younger children.
Thursdays at 3:30 we show movies more appropriate for middleschoolers and

Here's the August schedule:

Wednesday August 1: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (the version with
Gene Wilder)
Thursday August 2: Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World

Wednesday August 8: The Great Mouse Detective
Thursday August 9: Napoleon Dynamite

Read, Ride & Dine Raffle

Don't forget, if you're in 6th grade to 12th grade, for every library book you read you get to enter our raffle to win a limousine ride and dinner for two in Keene. Ask for details at the library. Thanks to Adventure Limousine, Applebee's and The Friends of the Library for making this possible. We will draw the name of the winner at our summer reading program finale on Wednesday August 15.

Wednesday August 15th at 7:00 pm
Summer Reading Program Finale!
The Tanglewood Marionettes present "The Fairy Circus"

Founded in 1993 the Tanglewood Marionettes is a national touring marionette theater based in New England. Their repertoire consists primarily of classic tales performed by skilled puppeteers who have spent many years perfecting their art. The Fairy Circus features over twenty beautifully hand-crafted marionettes and is a showcase for turn-of-the-century-style trick puppetry. The puppets will dance, play instruments, juggle, contort, transform, and fly through the air with the greatest of ease, all to the best-loved music of favorite composers! Recommended for all ages. Children who have participated in the library's summer reading program should stay after the show for their summer reading program certificates, as well as the raffle drawing and prizes. We will also draw the winner for the Read, Ride & Dine Raffle. Refreshments.

Coming in September...

Tuesday September 4 at 7:00 pm
First Tuesday Book Club

The book club begins again so be sure to come in and pick up your book club book in early August! September's book is The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar. It is a beautifully written and powerful book.

Tueday September 11 at 7:00 pm
Mindfulness Meditation

A five-week series of Mindfulness Meditation classes led by Pamela Erdmann will begin Tuesday September 11 at 7:00 pm. Meditation has been shown to help decrease stress, anxiety and even mild depression. If you haven't tried it, here's your chance! Please register in advance by calling the library at 525-4411. Pamela Erdmann is a Senior Instructor at the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical School.

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