101 N. Main St., 658-4312
Mim Eberly will be the guest story teller Friday at 11 am. Eberly’s theme will be ABC’s. She will be reading the book, “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” by Bill Martin Jr. and other alphabet stories. Summer Story Time is for the whole family and is held on Fridays at 11 am. Register at the children’s desk. Other themes coming up are: Favorite Foods, Farm Animals, Growing Things and Families. Thanks to a DEKKO Foundation grant, each family attending a story time will take home a new book to add to their home library.
Mark’s Ark program
Mark’s Ark is the next special event for the summer reading clubs. The program will include discovering interesting facts about animals that dig. The program is scheduled for Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Milford Community Building.
The Milford Public Library will be closed Thursday for the Fourth of July holiday and will re-open Friday at 10 a.m.
Whisper the dog
Whisper the dog is coming back to the library. He will be here July 13 from 10 a.m. to noon. Children can relax on the giant bean bag chair and read to Whisper for 20 minutes. Sign-up in the children’s department.
Call the dial-a-story 658-9540 to hear this week’s story.
505 W. Vistula St., 848-7458
The library will be closed for the Fourth of July holiday Thursday.
Calling All Crafters
The Calling All Crafters group will meet at 6 p.m. July 9. Those attending should take their current project.
Soul, Ink writing group has put together a variety of stories, essays and poems that our local authors are proud to announce are available at the library. A copy of the local authors’ work it is available for $5.
The group provides constructive criticism and empathetic support for writers at all levels. All ages and genres welcome. The next meeting will be Wednesday at 6 p.m.
The Book Club’s next meeting will be July 12 at noon. Our selection is “The Cat Who Played Post Office,” by Lilian Jackson Braun. Copies will be available at the circulation desk.
The Friends of the Library will sponsor the Books & Cookies Sale during Homecoming week. The sale will run from July 11 from noon to 7 p.m.; July 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and July 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To arrange to donated cookies call 848-7458.
601 S. Fifth St., 533-9531
537-0241, Children’s Services
534-6650, Audiovisual Services
Storytime Express! will not meet this week due to the 4th of July holiday.
Children’s summer reading program
All ages through grade five may sign up to read, or be read to, and win some great prizes this summer. All books read at Funday Monday and weekly Storytime Express programs count toward the goal. Watch for our weekly “Make It, Take It” craft projects in July. Call the Children’s Department at 537-0241 for details.
This week children may create their own superhero mask and cape. All materials will be provided, free of charge.
Through July 20 teens are invited to experience what teen life was like old-school style as we cruise through the decades from the 1950s to the 1990s. Teens in grades six through 12 may register for this retro reading program in the library lobby. Call the library at 533-9531 for more information.
Punk & New Wave: from the underground to the airwaves! Today from 3 to 4 p.m. at the GPL Auditorium the stripped down tunes of the punk garage bands to the MTV phenomenon of the New Wave artists will be featured. Teen may learn about some of the top 1980s artists and how they inspired trends in music, fashion, and culture. Call the library at 533-9531 to register.
Coming July 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. is “Charmed for Sure.” Teens may make a bracelet with a shrink-dink pendant. Call the library at 533-9531 to register.
Friends book sale
On July 18 from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. the Friends of the Library will host a book sale featuring cookbooks, travel, large print, biographies, antique, business, children’s, newer fiction and nonfiction books.
101 E. Winslow St., 825-5601
The library will be closed due to the Fourth of July holiday.
The movie “The Guilt Trip,” starring Barbara Streisand and Seth Rogen, will be shown at 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Summer reading program
Wednesday at 10 a.m. the summer reading program topic will be “Fireworks Fun without the Fire: science experiments that go boom.” If the weather is rainy and the event has to be canceled, the announcement will be made on Facebook and the library’s home page.
Teen library graffiti
On Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. children are invited to paint the library walls to show their support for the Summer Reading Program.
Yak, Snack and Read
The second Yak of the summer is scheduled for July 9. At 1 p.m. the group will be discussing “The Last Camellia,” a novel by Sarah Jio. The evening group will discuss Wallace Stegner’s “Angle of Repose,” at 7 p.m. To register go online to the library’s website.
On July 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. the Teen Summer Reading Program will sponsor Humans vs. Zombies. This will be an intense outdoor game. Nerf guns and “sock” grenades will be provided. To use your own Nerf gun, check with Kelsey.
124 N. Elkhart St., 862-2465
Story Hour will be held July 9 at 10:15 a.m. The theme will be “Under Construction.” Children ages 3 to 5 years old will hear stories about what happens at a construction site. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a craft. Registration is required.
An E-book class for children will be held July 9 at 2 p.m. This is an opportunity for children in grades three to eight to learn about downloading books from Overdrive to their personal e-reader device. Registration is required.
“The Great Cupcake Excavation” will be held July 10 at 2 p.m. for children in grades kindergarten through five. Using a set of provided “tools,” participants will dig into a cupcake and discover what is inside. Registration is required to attend.
Summer reading program
Young Adult readers in the Summer Reading program have been collecting “library bucks” and will have a chance to bid on items at the Young Adult Auction July 12. Doors will open at 12:45 p.m. so that participants may view the auction items. The auction will begin at 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
The Historical Room of the library is always seeking donations of family genealogy information, old pictures and other items from the Wakarusa area to add to the collection. Call 862-2465.
“The Coyote and the Blackbirds” is the Dial A Story selection for this week. Hear the tale of cunning blackbirds as they trick a coyote. This story can be heard by telephoning 862-4441.
New Young Adult Books
“Survivors: A Hidden Enemy” by Erin Hunter; “Michael Vey: Rise of the Elgen” by Richard Paul Evans; “Paperboy” by Vince Vawter; “The Language Inside” by Holly Thompson; “Back Before Dark” by Tim Shoemaker.
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