Excite Your Mind with Upcoming Events
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue, Nov 20th
Silly science? But isn’t science serious? Not at this program! We’ll read some seriously silly scientific stories and test our funny bones with some fun science experiments.
Grades K4-K5. Registration begins November 1st.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon, Nov 26th
What would you have in your dream house? 100 rooms? A 5 story waterslide? A movie theater? We want you to dream big at this no-school art program!
All ages. No registration required.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thu, Nov 29th
Quilling is a centuries-old craft that involves rolling narrow strips of paper and arranging the rolls to make a design. Learn the simple skill and make something amazing.
Grades 3rd-5th. Registration opens November 1st.
Color of the Sun
Wed, Dec 5th
The murder of a newspaper reporter during a 1967 riot pulls two of his colleagues deep into the contentious issues of race in America and into the secrets of a troubled inner city family. Did a nine-year-old boy pull the trigger? Alternately solemn and irreverent, Douglas Armstrong’s Color of The Sun looks back at an era when the civil rights movement rocked the social underpinnings of a nation, including old-boy, newspaper journalism. Gabe Harden and Scott Patterson return in the second of Armstrong’s Life on The Sun series.
Boswell Book Company will be on hand with books for purchase.
From our Blog
November 15, 2018
Hygge (hoo-guh) is the Danish word for the mood of being cozy, comfortable, and wellness. It is the time of year for hygge when we light candles to stave off the darkness of winter and wrap up in a fuzzy blanket against the cold. Why not add a book to your hygge?! There is a genre of books called “cozy mysteries” that I think would be perfect for practicing hygge. A cozy mystery is a subgenre of crime fiction where the violence is toned down, the detective is an amateur, and the suspect remains unknown until the very end to allow the reader to figure out, or try to, the “whodunit”. Think of Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple for example. So wrap your kids up in a warm blanket and reach for one of these kid-friendly cozy mysteries!
November 8, 2018
When you walk into the library or a bookstore have you ever had to stop and think, did I read this? Do I own this? I’ve accidentally purchased a book I already own and haven’t read, I’ve been stopped by a book cover and thought ‘I have to read this’ only to discover I’ve already checked it out from the library. In order to combat this and save everyone involved some time and money, I’ve started to track my reading. It’s difficult to create a new habit but I’ve found pleasure in being able to look back and see what I’ve accomplished for the year. From the time I joined Goodreads my challenge has been to read more than twelve books a year. This year it was twenty and I’m sitting at twenty-six. Not only has tracking my reading encouraged me to read more but it has pushed me to explore other genres and formats. Have you ever thought about tracking your reading? There are plenty of outlets, Goodreads, Libib, Microsoft Excel, and of course the good old-fashioned pen and paper.