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How does reading color your world? Join the Library's Summer Reading Program 2021 for a celebration of reading, programs and all things colorful.

Stylized illustration of table with lamp and two cups with saucers, two chairs with read seats, cat Book Group Reads:  
Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

Zoom meetup: Wednesday, June 16, 7:00-8:00 pm
Heartwarming, wistful, mysterious and delightfully quirky, Toshikazu Kawaguchi’s internationally bestselling novel explores the age-old question: What would you change if you could travel back in time? The title is available in print and audio through the library and as an eBook or eAudiobook on the hoopla Digital platform. Space is limited. Registration is required for all participants to receive the ZOOM meetup information. For 16+.

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Embroidery Craft: The Great Wave of Kanagawa

Registration Deadline: June 11
ZOOM Meetup: Wednesday, June 23, 7:00-8:00 pm 
Using satin stitch and back stitch, create your own version of this classic work of Asian art—The Great Wave of Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai. Space is limited. Registration with a library card is required for all participants to receive craft kit materials and Zoom meetup information. For 16+.

Photo of pink straws, green and orange Play-Doh, two marblesTry It! Tuesdays: Marble Maze Kit

Tuesday, June 15, 4:00 pm on Facebook
Starting Wednesday, June 9, pick up a Marble Maze Kit then join Miss Melissa Tuesday, June 15, 4:00 pm on Facebook to learn how to engineer a marble maze using everything in your kit, plus a baking sheet from your kitchen!

Reading Rocks! A Music, Bubble and Comedy ShowIllustration of green turtle holding orange guitar, stack of books, and bubbles

Thursday, June 17, 11:00 am
Color Your World with a LIVE high-energy music and comedy show for all ages! Reading Rocks! encourages reading and a love of books by engaging children (and adults!) with songs, comedy, bubbles, and music technology. Best of all, it’s inclusive for all children, including those on the autism spectrum. Each song is designed to help them learn, dance, sing, and have fun, all while learning why reading is so important for their future and a great way to spend their free time. Registration is required (one per household) to get the link to participate in this program.

Traveling Lantern—Rainbow Lizard

Actor dressed as a colorful peacock stands outside under a tree holding a paintbrush and palletWeek of June 20-26
Pablo Del Peacock (the famous portrait artist) is trying to paint a picture of beautiful Monique Gecko, but every morning she arrives a different color and he has to begin all over again. He and his friend, Fatima Flamingo (taking a break from her Flamenco lessons), search for answers. When they solve the mystery and Pablo learns about Monique’s diverse heritage, he decides to paint his new masterpiece using all the colors of the rainbow. Registration is required (one per household) to receive the link to join the program. The filmed performance will be accessible to watch at participants’ convenience any time between Sunday, June 20 and Saturday, June 26.

Try It! Tuesdays: Dino Excavation Kit 

Tuesday, June 22, 4:00 pm on Facebook
Photo of child's hand brushing particles away from small dinosaur bones embedded in block of clayBecome a paleontologist this week! Starting Wednesday, June 16, pick up a Dinosaur Excavation Kit, then join Miss Melissa on Tuesday, June 22, 4:00 pm on Facebook to learn how to carefully extract some dinosaur bones from hard clay removed from a recent dig site! 

Fist holding ball of colorful water beadsTry It! Tuesdays: Water Bead Stress Ball Kit

Tuesday, June 29, 4:00 pm on Facebook
This week, chill out with a Water Bead Stress Ball Kit! Join Miss Melissa on Facebook to learn how to make your own soothing water bead ball. Kits will be available starting Wednesday, June 23, while supplies last.

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