The summer reading programs have winded down this month. Adults have two more days to get their tickets into the library for drawings. The High Readers Party was a bowling feat. Participants in the Murder Mystery say it was a smashing success. Our last event of the summer will be on Friday, August 10 where those individuals who earned t-shirts and certificates can pick them up beginning at 2 p.m. lasting till 3:30 p.m. They can be claimed any time after that as well.
In the month of July, the library hosted a weekly space-themed film. The library received a NASA Summer of Innovation Mini-Grant this month from the National Space Grant Foundation with the plan to continue this theme with a six-week program during the fall (from September through October) to educate on the wonders of NASA. The weekly sessions will be geared toward middle school aged children. During this period, we will be presenting programs and activities that will incorporate aspects of the NASA Summer of Innovation modules.
Sessions in store during the fall will include Mars vs. Earth where we will compare the two planets showing the physical differences and similarities between the planets and taking a look at the lore between the two planets in popular culture. What is the fascination with Mars? Discussion will be focused on the events of NASA and its mission to Mars, in particular the Mars Rover Curiosity.
A Space Food program will also be held. We will make Asteroid Potatoes and examine foods that were taken into outer space such as Tang and Freeze dried food. Nutritional value and the physical demands of eating in space will be examined.
Space Rocks! Meteorite Game will spark curiosity about the universe and reinforce a better understanding of the origins of meteors, meteoroids, and meteorites. To discover why space does indeed rock!
The library will have a speaker from the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson. By focusing on the human story of space exploration, they will entertain and educate as they present. We anticipate that the program will enlighten and have a positive effect in our community.
Lone Wolf” by Jodi Picoult will be discussed.
The library will have an award-winning acoustic duo Stephanie Bettman and Luke Halpin on Tuesday, August 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. They create a “fully acoustic, delightfully eclectic sound that is far greater than the sum of it[s] parts. Together they weave a spell that takes the audience from up tempo down home fiddlin’, to soulful sorrowful ballds, to super hooky folk/pop. You’ll be hooked from the first fiddle line to the last sweet harmony.”
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