‘Build a Bet­ter World!’

Siloam Springs Herald Leader - - NEWS - By Dolores Deuel

Sum­mer read­ing be­gins Mon­day, June 5, at 2 p.m. with a fam­ily movie. Tou­can Jam (Still on the Hill) will be pro­vid­ing the “kick­off pro­gram” on Tues­day, June 6, at 11 a.m. Af­ter the per­for­mance, there will be face paint­ing, mak­erspaces, bal­loon give-away, crafts with Rachel (Girl Scouts), prize draw­ings, and col­or­ing city scenes. Par­tic­i­pants are in­vited to bring their own sack lunch to eat out­side in the court­yard. Wa­ter and Lit­tle Deb­bie snacks will be pro­vided.

Com­ment on Face­book! There will be an in­vi­ta­tion to com­ment about how you can make the world a bet­ter place on Tues­day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those who com­ment will be en­tered into a draw­ing to win a $50 gift card (do­nated by Birra Vino’s Pizze­ria).

Reg­is­tra­tion for Sum­mer Read­ing will go from now through Saturday, July 8. Ev­ery child 3 years old or older may sign up as long as they or their par­ents/ guardians have a li­brary card. These par­tic­i­pants will be el­i­gi­ble for free in­cen­tive prizes. They will also be el­i­gi­ble to sign up for a draw­ing for free North­west Arkansas Nat­u­rals tick­ets. De­tails will be avail­able when par­tic­i­pants sign up. All pro­grams will be free and open to the pub­lic with the ex­cep­tion of the clos­ing cel­e­bra­tion. Sign-up is not re­quired to at­tend the pro­grams.

Mon­days will be “Fam­ily Movie Day” with movies start­ing at 2 p.m. Movies shown will re­late to the theme of build­ing a bet­ter world. Tues­days will be “Fam­ily Day” with the events start­ing at 11 a.m.

• Tues­day, June 6 – Tou­can Jam

• Tues­day, June 13 – Opera in the Ozarks

• Tues­day, June 20 – Kin­der­songs

• Tues­day, June 27 – Didgeri­doo Down Un­der

• Tues­day, July 4 – No pro­gram as the li­brary will be closed for the 4th of July

• Tues­day, July 11 – Su­per Sci­ence of NWA

• Tues­day, July 18 – NHECM (Wildlife Pre­sen­ter)

• Tues­day, July 25 – Clos­ing pro­gram at 10:30 a.m. at the Fam­ily Aquatic Cen­ter. This event is for the fam­i­lies whose chil­dren and teens have read a min­i­mum of 3 hours and have turned in their read­ing logs prior to July 21.

The preschool times will be Wed­nes­days at 11 a.m., Thurs­days at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Ju­lia Wil­son will lead Wed­nes­days and Melody Tay­lor will lead Thurs­days. The ele­men­tary pro­grams will meet on Thurs­days at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and will be led by Delilah Wil­liamson. Leah Humphrey will lead the young adult pro­gram which will meet Thurs­day af­ter­noons at 4:30 p.m.

Adults will also be able to par­tic­i­pate in “Build­ing a Bet­ter World” by at­tend­ing an au­thor event, by par­tic­i­pat­ing in book clubs that fo­cus on this theme, by at­tend­ing the adult event in July and by turn­ing in ti­tles of books you have read dur­ing Sum­mer Read­ing. Cassie Dan­dridge Sel­lick, au­thor of “Pecan Man” will be here Thurs­day, June 15, at 6 p.m. to share about this book, which is the “If All Arkansas Read the Same Book” se­lec­tion for 2016-17. Both of the li­brary spon­sored book clubs have read or will be read­ing this book. Please bring a friend for this event. The Arkansas State Li­brary is spon­sor­ing this au­thor tour.

The Adult Read­ing Group is meet­ing Mon­day, June 12, at 7 p.m. to dis­cuss a Han­nah Swen­son mys­tery. Bak­ery owner Han­nah Swen­son some­times gets to in­ves­ti­gate mys­te­ri­ous deaths in her town of Lake Eden, Minn., in ad­di­tion to bak­ing for the res­i­dents and tourists. We in­vite you to read a Han­nah Swen­son mys­tery of your choice, pre­pare one of the recipes that are in the back of the book and share your Han­nah Swen­son cre­ation and thoughts about the book you read.

The Morn­ing Book Club is dis­cussing “Dead Cat Bounce (Home Re­pair is Homi­cide Se­ries)” by Sarah Graves Tues­day, June 20, at 11 a.m. This is a cozy mys­tery based in a small town in Maine. Jako­bia “Jake” Tip­tree took the plunge from be­ing a Wall Street Bro­ker to a home­owner of a fixer-up­per and dis­cov­ered a dead body in her house.

The Cake, Cookie, and Cup­cake Dec­o­rat­ing Con­test which was ten­ta­tively go­ing to be held in July has been post­poned to a fu­ture date, but we are hav­ing an adult event which will be led by Va­lerie. Come join Va­lerie as she helps us to up­cy­cle T-shirts by cre­at­ing our own bag! Check the web­site, Face­book and the next Li­brary Mus­ings for the date of this event!

The Li­brary has meet­ing space for use by its pa­trons and res­i­dents of Siloam Springs. Please read the up­dated pol­icy that is on the city’s web page or give us a call at 479-524-4236 to find out more de­tails. We look for­ward to in­creased use of these rooms.

Be sure to check out our new book sec­tions and the dis­play ar­eas for ideas of items to check out and to know what whim­si­cal day is hap­pen­ing.

Please visit the Li­brary’s Face­book page at https:// www.face­book.com/SiloamSpringsPublicLi­brary/, the Li­brary’s web­site at http://www.siloam­springs. com/li­brary, or call us at 479-524-4236 for more in­for­ma­tion about what the li­brary has to of­fer.

And as al­ways, we will see you at the li­brary!

— Dolores Deuel is the li­brary man­ager at Siloam Springs Pub­lic Li­brary. The opin­ions ex­pressed are those of the au­thor.

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