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Teen and Mother Co-Authors a Hit!

Cinderskella Cover Little Dead Riding Hood cover

On Friday, July 18th we enjoyed hearing from Teen Author Bethanie Borst, and Amie Borst, her mother and Co-author of the new, nationally acclaimed “Cinderskella”.  They tolds us how they began writing books together, and gave many hints about the process.  We laughed through the telling of their mistakes and successes.  It was an inspiration to those present- especiallly to aspiring young authors!  The next book in their series, “Little Dead Riding Hood”, is currently in publication.  Kids and Teens, visit Amie’s website for more book-writing guidance and inspiration!  Keep an eye out for more author talks in our Canal Street Author Series!



Summer Reading Program!

If you haven’t already registered for this year’s program, registration information and packets are available downstairs at the Library.

Here’s a list of events scheduled for the next few weeks (click on our calendar link to the right or the Summer Reading Program box above for an extended schedule):

Thursday, July 24th

1:30pm: Jester Jim – Juggling, balancing & beatboxing: this show is packed with fun and excitement for ages 4 and up.
3:30pm: Fizz, Boom Science! – Be a super scientist and do some fun & fizzy experiments. Ages 4-8. Registration is required; please register at the Service Desk.

Friday, July 25th

10:30am: Toddler Tales – listen to stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, music & instruments, crafts & free play.
3:30pm: Tweeny Crafts – A fun, more challenging craft project for kids ages 9-12. Space is limited; registration is required. Please register at the Service Desk.

Tuesday, July 29th

10:30am: Babies & Books – enjoy a story, finger plays, flannel board nursery rhymes, music, craft & free play.
2pm: Teen Group – The Triple T’s – Friends, food and fun. Cool off while watching movies, listening to music or just talking about life.

Wednesday, July 30th

2pm: Animal Embassy – Learn about the life of an animal scientist and meet all kinds of animals! For ages 4 and up.

dogreading 4pm: Doggie Tales – Stop by and read a book to Hannah, a yellow lab therapy dog.

Thursday, July 31st

1pm: Craft Corner – Fun crafts to make and take home for ages 4-8. Registration required.

Friday, August 1st

10:30am: Toddler Tales – listen to stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, music & instruments, crafts & free play.
beaker1:30pm: Explosive Science - be a super scientist and watch things go fizz & boom! For ages 9-12. Registration required.



Scheduled Board Meetings*

Board of Trustee Meetings (4th Wednesday) 6:30pm
Roxanne Pecora, President

Research and Development Committee- (1st Tuesday) 6:00pm- No August Meeting
Margaret Phelan, Chair

Finance Committee: next meeting Thursday, August 21st at 5:30pm
Kathy Milhaven, Treasurer

Governance & Personnel Committee (2nd Tuesday) 4:00pm
Chris Griggs, Chair

Buildings & Grounds Committee – (2nd Tuesday) at 6:30pm
Earl Johnson, Chair

*All meetings are at the Library unless otherwise noted

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