July Free Events at the Library

Summer Reading Program

Children of all ages can join the Library Summer Reading Program. The program encourages kids to keep up their reading skills over the summer and to visit the library to find new and exciting books to read.  Drop by the Library anytime to pick up Summer Reading Program materials, reading-related goodies, and a schedule of fun summer programs.

Summer Fun Programs for Children: Wednesdays, 3–4 p.m.

June 29:      Obstacle Course w/Carrie

July 6:         Frisbee Free-for-all

July 13:        Yoga w/Vivian

July 20:        Dance Party w/Zoe

July 27:        Hopscotch and Hula-Hoops

August 3:    Judo w/Morgan

August 10:  Theatre Games w/Double Edge

August 17:   Paper Airplane Party

 

New Selections at the Library

 

Children’s Picturebooks

Duck Duck Porcupine! by Salina Yoon

The Moon’s Almost Here by Patricia MacLachlan

Nobody Likes a Goblin by Ben Hatke

Splashdance by Liz Starin

This is My Dollhouse by Giselle Potter

Thunder Boy Jr  by Sherman Alexie

With Any Luck I’ll Drive a Truck  by David Friend

Woodpecker Wants a Waffle by Steve Breen

 

Fiction

All Summer Long by Dorothea Benton Frank (“Sassy southern fiction”)

As Good as Gone by Larry Watson (Great western storytelling)

Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure  by Nancy Atherton (Mystery)

Autumn Princess, Dragon Child  by Lian Hearn (Fantasy)

Barkskins  by Annie Proulx (Historical fiction)

Before the Fall  by Noah Hawley (Suspense)

The Cavendon Luck by Barbara Taylor Bradford (Historical saga)

Enchanted Islands by Allison Amend (Historical fiction/Galapagos Islands)

End of Watch  by Stephen King (Horror/suspense)

A Game for All the Family  by Sophie Hannah (Suspense)

Green River Falling by R.J. McMillen (Canadian mystery)

Here’s To Us  by Elin Hilderbrand  (Beach read extraordinaire)

A Hero of France by Alan Furst (WW II Suspense))

Homegoing  by Yaa Gyasi (Historical saga/Ghana and Civil War America)

The Island House by Nancy Thayer (Summer romance)

Killer Deal by Sofie Sarenbrant (Swedish mystery)

Seven Days Dead by John Farrow (Canadian mystery)

The Summer Guest by Alison Anderson (Historical fiction about Anton Chekhov)

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler  (Literary Drama)

What We Become  by Arturo Perez-Reverte (Romantic suspense)

Widowmaker by Paul Doiron (Suspense)

 

Nonfiction

Garden Revolution: how our landscapes can be a source of environmental change  by Larry Weaner

Gardening for Butterflies by the Xerces Society

Grunt: the curious science of humans at war  by Mary Roach

The Hour of Land: a personal topography of America’s national parks by Terry Tempest Williams

Jefferson’s America: the President, the purchase and the explorers who transformed a nation  by Julie Fenster

Knit, Hook and Spin: a kid’s activity guide to fiber arts & crafts by Laurie Carlson

Misunderstood: why the humble rat may be your best pet ever  by Rachel Toor

New England Bound: slavery and colonization in early America  by Wendy Warren

Tribe: on homecoming and belonging  by Sebastian Junger

Voyager: travel writings  by Russell Banks

The Water-Saving Garden  by Pam Penick

 

DVDs

Call the Midwife, Season 5 (BBC)

Eye in the Sky  (Helen Mirren)

The Finest Hours  (Chris Pine & Casey Affleck)

Grantchester, Season 2  (BBC)

Hello My Name is Doris  (Sally Field)

Midnight Special  (Sci-fi w/Michael Shannon & Kirsten Dunst)

Race  (Jeremy Irons & William Hurt)  

Where To Invade Next  (Michael Moore)

Zootopia (Disney Animation)