Events for May
Please note: registration is required for programs. To register, visit our website.
 

Monday, May 2, 4:30-5:30 p.m. – Can You Dig It? Join us for a hands-on exploration of how plants grow from seed to leafy stalk. Grubby clothes for class and open windowsill at home recommended.  Grades K-3.

Monday, May 2, 6-8 p.m. – Chess Club Drop-In.Come in and play chess in the hallway. Boards provided.

Tuesday, May 3, 6 p.m. Screening of “How to Cook Your Life”. In this charming and enlightening film a Zen priest and a famous chef teach us how we connect food to the way we live our lives. The chef uses Zen Buddhism to teach about the problem of the disconnection from the physical world and how when you cook you give yourself the capacity to feel human again. Runtime: 94 minutes, Rated PG 13.

Tuesday, May 3, 6:30 p.m. Modern Classics Book Discussion: “Death in Venice” by Thomas Mann. Thomas Mann was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and 1929 Nobel Prize laureate, known for his series of highly symbolic and ironic epic novels and novellas, noted for their insight into the psychology of the artist and the intellectual. Death in Venice, this tale of forbidden love which has long intrigued the reading public, was his early masterpiece. Come discuss! Appropriate for teens and adults.

Wednesday, May 4, 3-5 p.m. Afterschool @ EPL: Gamer’s Club. Snacks provided.

Thursday, May 5, 6:30 p.m. “Little Known Facts about Colonial Lancaster County” with John Brown. Come learn about what makes Lancaster County’s history unique with Lecturer John Brown. In a few short decades of the early 1700’s immigrants from many European countries chose Lancaster County as their home. That diversity made Lancaster County unique, and some of those characteristics endure to this day.

Monday, May 9, 4-5 p.m. – Craft Time! Children grades 3-6 are invited for a special craft time. This month celebrates Memorial Day with a patriotic theme.

Monday, May 9, 6 p.m. Screening of “Bad Day to Go Fishing”. Jacob van Oppen – formerly “the strongest man on earth,” now a washed-up alcoholic – and his crafty manager, Orsini, make good money staging bogus wrestling matches in small South American towns. When this oddball duo arrives in the unassuming village of Santa Maria, business really takes off: the local newspaper sponsors the fight, and the quiet hamlet becomes plastered with posters announcing an open challenge to a worthy adversary. The ever-resourceful Orsini is sure he can find the right opponent to throw the fight, but fishing in Santa Maria yields a bigger catch than he’d hoped for. This film is not rated. Run time: 107 minutes. Spanish and English subtitles.

Monday, May 9, 6-8 p.m. – Chess Club Drop-In. Come in and play chess in the hallway. Boards provided.

Tuesday, May 10, 4 p.m. – Kids Reading Tales to Tailwaggers. Enjoy reading to a dog? Children in grades 1-4 are invited to read a story to a KPET certified dog. Each child may choose stories on his or her reading level lasting for approximately 10-12 minutes of reading. KPET therapy dogs and their handlers will be in the library’s story room. On the sign-up sheet you can indicate if you prefer the first or second half hour slot.

POV logoTuesday, May 10, 6 p.m. – Screening of the POV Film “The Kings of Pastry.” Imagine a scene never before witnessed: Sixteen French pastry chefs gathered in Lyon for three intense days of mixing, piping and sculpting everything from delicate chocolates to six-foot sugar sculptures in hopes of being declared by President Nicolas Sarkozy one of the best. This is the prestigious Meilleurs Ouvriers de France competition (Best Craftsmen in France). The blue, white and red striped collar worn on the jackets of the winners is more than the ultimate recognition for every pastry chef – it is a dream and an obsession. The finalists, France’s culinary elite, risk their reputations as well as sacrifice family and finances in pursuit of this lifelong distinction of excellence. Similar to the Olympics, the three-day contest takes place everyfour years and it requires that the chefs not only have extraordinary skill and nerves of steel, but also a lot of luck.

Wednesday, May 11, 3-5 p.m. Afterschool @ EPL: Wacky Wednesday Teen Cartoon Afternoon. Snacks provided.

Thursday, May 12, 11 a.m. – Fun With Movement. Come join us for a fun time of moving to music. We will be learning how to play some fun musical games as well as using our bodies, scarves and parachutes to move with various types of music. Ages 3-6.

Thursday, May 12, 6 p.m. – Pajama Party Story Time. Join us for a sleepy time party! Come in your jammies with a favorite snuggle friend. Stories, non-hyper snack and games provided. (Ages 4-6.)

pingThursday, May 12, 6:30 p.m. – The Dewey Decimal Club: Nonfiction Book Discussion Group. Join us for a brand new book nonfiction book discussion group! This month’s book is “Biggest Brother: The Life Of Major Dick Winters, The Man Who Led The Band of Brothers” about an Ephrata native by an Ephrata native, Larry Alexander.

Monday, May 16, 3 p.m. – Fantasy Series Book Club. Tweens grades 5-7 are invited to this book-tasting club. This month’s selection is the “How To Train Your Dragon” series.

Monday, May 16, 6-8 p.m. – Chess Club Drop-In. Come in and play chess in the hallway. Boards provided.

Wednesday, May 18, 3-5 p.m. Afterschool @ EPL: Gamer’s Club. Snacks provided.

POV logoWednesday, May 18, 6 p.m. – Screening of the POV Film “My Perestroika.” After the world celebrated the end of the Cold War in the 1980s, a generation of Soviet children faced a new realm of possibilities. Was it liberating or devastating when Gen X Russians learned that the world they had been groomed to inhabit would soon no longer exist? Using previously unseen materials from Russian archives, Soviet television shows, training films and feature films, My Perestroika interweaves the visual world’s records with the narratives of people who came of age during Perestroika.

Thursday, May 19, 6:30 p.m. – Mystery Book Discussion Group. This month’s selection is “Along Came A Spider” by James Patterson. Life changes for Deputy Chief of Detectives Alex Cross when he is drawn into a high-profile case. Two nine-year-old children are kidnapped by a teacher, Gary Soneji, from the prestigious Washington Day School. Maggie Rose Dunne is the daughter of an actress, and Michael “Shrimpie” Goldberg is the son of the Secretary of Treasury. A ransom of $10 million is demanded.

Thursday, May 19, 7 p.m. – Family Story Time. The entire family can participate by listening to stories, singing songs, making crafts and enjoying a snack. The theme of the story time will be announced on the sign-up sheet. (Stories and activities are planned for children 3-7, but older and younger siblings are also welcome.

Monday, May 23, 6-8 p.m. – Chess Club Drop-In. Come in and play chess in the hallway. Boards provided.

Wednesday, May 25, 3-5 p.m. Afterschool @ EPL: Wacky Wednesday Teen Cartoon Afternoon. Snacks provided.

Thursday, May 26, 11 a.m. – Fun With Movement. Come join us for a fun time of moving to music. We will be learning how to play some fun musical games as well as using our bodies, scarves and parachutes to move with various types of music. Ages 3-6.

POV logoTuesday, May 31, 6 p.m. – Screening of the POV Film “Sweetgrass.” An unsentimental elegy to the American West, “Sweetgrass” follows the last modern-day cowboys to lead their flocks of sheep up into Montana’s breathtaking and often dangerous Absaroka-Beartooth mountains for summer pasture. This astonishingly beautiful yet unsparing film reveals a world in which nature and culture, animals and humans, vulnerability and violence are all intimately meshed.

The Ephrata Public Library will host the following programs in March. All events are free and open to the public. However, registration is required. To register, call the library at 717-738-9291 ext. 100 or visit their website at www.ephratapubliclibrary.org.

Wednesday, March 2, 9:30 a.m. – Wednesdays With…Preschool Movie Time. Each session we choose a popular character like Thomas, Franklin or Winnie the Pooh and watch a short movie about that character. The program includes a snack and some fun coloring pages each week. Ages 2-5 with caregiver.

Wednesday, March 2 10:30 a.m. – Homeschooler’s Book Discussion. In this group, a chapter book is read aloud to the group. We will stop periodically throughout the reading to discuss the book and ask comprehension questions. This is a great way to enhance your reading program and to give your children a chance to discuss books and learn from other childrens’ viewpoints. Ages 6-12.

Wednesday, March 2, 4 p.m. – Read Across America. Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Come celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday and Read Across America Day. There will be stories, activities, food and a special visit from the Cat in the Hat. Come see what it’s all about.  Ages 4-8.

Wednesday, March 2, 3-5 – Afterschool @ EPL: Gamers Club. Teens only. Snacks provided

Tuesday, March 8, 4 p.m. – Kids Reading Tales to Tailwaggers. Enjoy reading to a dog? Children in grades 1-4 are invited to read a story to a KPET certified dog. The dogs and their handlers will be in the library ready to listen. Each child may choose stories on his or her reading level lasting for approximately 10-12 minutes. You may choose the 4:00 or 4:30 p.m. time slot.

Tuesday, March 8, 6 p.m. – Modern Classics Book Discussion Group. This month’s selection is “If On A Winter’s Night A Traveller” by Italo Calvino.

Wednesday, March 9, 9:30 a.m. – Wednesdays With…Preschool Movie Time. Each session we choose a popular character like Thomas, Franklin or Winnie the Pooh and watch a short movie about that character. The program includes a snack and some fun coloring pages each week. Ages 2-5 with caregiver.

Wednesday, March 9 10:30 a.m. – Homeschooler’s Book Discussion. In this group, a chapter book is read aloud to the group. We will stop periodically throughout the reading to discuss the book and ask comprehension questions. This is a great way to enhance your reading program and to give your children a chance to discuss books and learn from other childrens’ viewpoints. Ages 6-12.

Wednesday, March 9, 3-5 p.m. – Afterschool @ EPL: Wacky Wednesday Teen Cartoon Afternoon. Snacks provided.

Thursday, March 10, 11 a.m. – Fun with Movement. Come join us for a fun time of moving to music. We will be learning how to play some musical games as well as using our bodies, scarves and parachutes to move with various types of music. Ages 3-6.

Monday, March 14, 4 p.m. – Introduction to Windows 7. Learn some new and cool things about Windows 7. Recommended for people who have just bought a computer or are planning on purchasing a computer.

Tuesday, March 15, 9-11 a.m. – Social Networking for Business. (A Collaboration with the Ephrata Area Chamber of Commerce.) Do your customers check-in at your business on Foursquare? Are you tweeting specials to get them in the door? Are you updating your company’s Facebook to get more traffic? If not, then this is the workshop for you. Join us for this workshop  to not only tell you the advantages of these social networking tools, but also to help you set up your accounts! Space is limited, so register early. Donation: Chamber members: $20, Non-members: $30.

Tuesday, March 15, 6 p.m. – Screening of the Independent Film “1981.” This cheeky, coming-of-age comedy tells the story of 11-year-old Ricardo, who in 1981, struggles to fit in at his new school. With a flare for inventiveness and a desperate desire to impress his classmates, Ricardo weaves a web of untruths, which he must carefully maintain to keep up appearances for his new friends. But when reality finally catches up with him, Ricardo is forced to come to terms with his true self. French w/English subtitles.

Wednesday, March 16, 9:30 a.m. – Wednesdays With…Preschool Movie Time. Each session we choose a popular character like Thomas, Franklin or Winnie the Pooh and watch a short movie about that character. The program includes a snack and some fun coloring pages each week. Ages 2-5 with caregiver.

Wednesday, March 16, 10:30 a.m. – Homeschooler’s Book Discussion. In this group, a chapter book is read aloud to the group. We will stop periodically throughout the reading to discuss the book and ask comprehension questions. This is a great way to enhance your reading program and to give your children a chance to discuss books and learn from other childrens’ viewpoints. Ages 6-12.

Wednesday, March 16, 3-5 – Afterschool @ EPL: Gamers Club. Teens only. Snacks provided.

Wednesday, March 16, 7 p.m. – Aging in Place. One of the most stressful times in a person’s life can be taking care of an aging loved one who is no longer self-sufficient.  Many individuals struggle with understanding what options are available to them and would give anything to receive support, expert advice, and guidance through every step of the process. Join Jessica A. Pavelko, CSA, founder of Pavelko Senior Consulting Services, LLC who will address questions as it pertains to exploring long term care options for yourself or a loved one.

Thursday, March 17, 11 a.m. –  Unleashing the Power of Google. Google is not just for searching! Join us as we explore Gmail, Google Scholar, Google Books and much more! Internet experience and an email address required.

Thursday, March 17, 6 p.m. – Mystery Book Discussion Group. This month’s selection is “Acts of Violets” by Kate Collins.

Thursday, March 17, 7 p.m. – Family Story Time. The entire family can participate by listening to stories,  singing songs, making crafts and enjoying a snack. (Stories and activities are planned for children 3-7, but older and younger children are also welcomed.)

Monday, March 21 & 28, 1 p.m. – Introduction to MS PowerPoint 2007. Learn the basics of MS PowerPoint 2007, including how to use the ribbons and how to create great presentations. A $25 fee covers all class materials and textbook. Prerequisite: Basic knowlege of Windows, the mouse and the keyboard.

Monday, March 21, 4 p.m. – Introduction to Skype. Do you have friends or family living far away? Comminicate with friends, children, grandchildren and people in the Armed Forces through video chat. Prerequisites: Basic Computer and Internet knowledge.

Wednesday, March 23, 9:30 a.m. – Wednesdays With…Preschool Movie Time. Each session we choose a popular character like Thomas, Franklin or Winnie the Pooh and watch a short movie about that character. The program includes a snack and some fun coloring pages each week. Ages 2-5 with caregiver.

Wednesday, March 23 10:30 a.m. – Homeschooler’s Book Discussion. In this group, a chapter book is read aloud to the group. We will stop periodically throughout the reading to discuss the book and ask comprehension questions. This is a great way to enhance your reading program and to give your children a chance to discuss books and learn from other childrens’ viewpoints. Ages 6-12.

Wednesday, March 23, 3-5 p.m. – Afterschool @ EPL: Wacky Wednesday Teen Cartoon Afternoon. Snacks provided.

Thursday, March 24, 11 a.m. – Fun with Movement. Come join us for a fun time of moving to music. We will be learning how to play some musical games as well as using our bodies, scarves and parachutes to move with various types of music. Ages 3-6.

Thursday, March 24, 7 p.m. – Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting. Library advocates are invited to come be a part of our Friends group! Everyone welcome!

Wednesday, March 30, 9:30 a.m. – Wednesdays With…Preschool Movie Time.Each session we choose a popular character like Thomas, Franklin or Winnie the Pooh and watch a short movie about that character. The program includes a snack and some fun coloring pages each week. Ages 2-5 with caregiver.

Wednesday, March 30 10:30 a.m. – Homeschooler’s Book Discussion. In this group, a chapter book is read aloud to the group. We will stop periodically throughout the reading to discuss the book and ask comprehension questions. This is a great way to enhance your reading program and to give your children a chance to discuss books and learn from other childrens’ viewpoints. Ages 6-12.

January Events at the Library

December 13, 2010

Tuesday, January 4, 6 p.m. – Modern Classics Book Discussion Group. This month’s selection is “For Whom the Bell Tolls” by Ernest Hemingway.

Wednesday, January 5, 9:30 a.m. – Wednesdays With…Preschool Movie Time. Each session we choose a popular character like Thomas, Franklin or Winnie the Pooh and watch a short movie about that character. The program includes a snack and some fun coloring pages each week. Ages 2-5 with caregiver.

Wednesday, January 5, 10:30 a.m. – Homeschooler’s Book Discussion. In this group, a chapter book is read aloud to the group. We will stop periodically throughout the reading to discuss the book and ask comprehension questions. This is a great way to enhance your reading program and to give your children a chance to discuss books and learn from other childrens’ viewpoints. Ages 6-12.

Wednesday, January 5, 3-5 – Afterschool @ EPL: Gamers Club. Teens only. Snacks provided.

Monday, January 10, 4 p.m. – Introduction to Ebay. Learn how to buy and sell and how to be safe on an online auction site. Prerequisites: You must have an email and know the password; basic Computer and Internet knowledge.

Monday, January 10, 6 p.m. – Monday Night @ The Movies: Mulan II. Rated G. Mulan gets the surprise of her life when her love, Li Shang, now a General, asks her to marry him.  Before they can walk down the aisle the Emperor assigns them to marry off his three daughters to the enemy Mongols to keep the peace.  Mulan must contend with her conflicted feelings about their arranged marriages as well as dealing with Mushu the meddling dragon that is seeking to break up her impending nuptials.

Tuesday, January 11, 4 p.m. – Kids Reading Tales to Tailwaggers. Enjoy reading to a dog? Children in grades 1-4 are invited to read a story to a KPET certified dog. The dogs and their handlers will be in the library ready to listen. Each child may choose stories on his or her reading level lasting for approximately 10-12 minutes. You may choose the 4:00 or 4:30 p.m. time slot.

Wednesday, January 12, 9:30 a.m. – Wednesdays With…Preschool Movie Time. Each session we choose a popular character like Thomas, Franklin or Winnie the Pooh and watch a short movie about that character. The program includes a snack and some fun coloring pages each week. Ages 2-5 with caregiver.

Wednesday, January 12, 10:30 a.m. – Homeschooler’s Book Discussion. In this group, a chapter book is read aloud to the group. We will stop periodically throughout the reading to discuss the book and ask comprehension questions. This is a great way to enhance your reading program and to give your children a chance to discuss books and learn from other childrens’ viewpoints. Ages 6-12.

Wednesday, January 12, 3-5 p.m. – Afterschool @ EPL: Wacky Wednesday Teen Cartoon Afternoon. Snacks provided.

Thursday, January 13, 11 a.m. – Fun with Movement. Come join us for a fun time of moving to music. We will be learning how to play some musical games as well as using our bodies, scarves and parachutes to move with various types of music. Ages 3-6.

Monday, January 17, 4 p.m. – Introduction to YouTube. Learn how to upload and share videos with friends and family. Prerequisites: You must have an Google account and know the password; basic Computer and Internet knowledge.

Monday,, January 17, 6 p.m. – Monday Night @ The Movies: “The Great Mouse Detective.” Rated G. There’s action, mystery and comedy afoot when super sleuth Basil of Baker Street returns to match wits with his old nemesis, Professor Ratigan in this re-release of the Disney studios 26th full-length animated feature. Featuring music by Academy Award-winning composer Henry Mancini, this delightful, animated comedy-caper follows our hero and he pursues his evil rat rival from the depths of London’s sewers to the dizzying heights of Big Ben’s clock tower. The breathtaking climax is set against the meshing gears of the giant clock, which remains as one of the most complex, innovative and exciting sequences ever attempted in animation.

Wednesday, January 19, 9:30 a.m. – Wednesdays With…Preschool Movie Time. Each session we choose a popular character like Thomas, Franklin or Winnie the Pooh and watch a short movie about that character. The program includes a snack and some fun coloring pages each week. Ages 2-5 with caregiver.

Wednesday, January 19, 10:30 a.m. – Homeschooler’s Book Discussion. In this group, a chapter book is read aloud to the group. We will stop periodically throughout the reading to discuss the book and ask comprehension questions. This is a great way to enhance your reading program and to give your children a chance to discuss books and learn from other childrens’ viewpoints. Ages 6-12.

Wednesday, January 19, 3-5 – Afterschool @ EPL: Gamers Club. Teens only. Snacks provided.

Wednesday, January 19, 5-8 p.m. – Drop-In Valentine’s Day Card Making for Soldiers. Stop by the library and make Valentine’s Day cards for our “adopted” sailors on the USS Abraham Lincoln.

Thursday, January 20, 3 p.m. – Introduction to the Keyboard and Mouse. This course will provide a general overview of using a PC. Little or no computer knowledge is required. Participants will learn the basic parts of a computer, as well as the proper use of basic computer functions such as: powering the computer on and off, using a mouse and keyboard, and highlighting, copying and pasting text.

Thursday, January 20, 6 p.m. – Mystery Book Discussion Group. This month’s selection is “Second Sitting” by Stella Whitelaw.

Thursday, January 20, 7 p.m. – Family Story Time. The entire family can participate by listening to stories,  singing songs, making crafts and enjoying a snack. (Stories and activities are planned for children 3-7, but older and younger children are also welcomed.)

Beginning Monday, January 24, 10 a.m. – Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Computers. This six-part course is designed for people who have never used a computer before. Learn the lingo, master the mouse and keyboard and familiarize yourself with the computer’s desktop – all in a friendly and patient atmosphere. Participants are expected to attend all six classes. A $50 materials fee includes your book for the class and all handouts.

Monday, January 24, 4 p.m. – Introduction to Windows. Learn some new and cool things about Windows 7. Recommended for people who have just bought a computer or are planning on purchasing a computer.

Monday, January 24, 6 p.m. – Monday Night @ The Movies: “Lion King II.” Rated G. This sequel to the blockbuster animated hit follows the adventures of Princess Kiara, firstborn cub of Simba and Nala, and future heir to the kingdom. Kiara’s designated babysitters, Timon and Pumbaa, are no match for the feisty, curious cub, and soon Kiara is off on her own, exploring the forbidden territory known as the Outlands. There, she meets a handsome young lion cub named Kovu, and the two become fast friends. Will Kovu be able to resist his mother’s evil schemes to have a future with Kiara? Should Kiara convince her father to trust Kovu or is that the path to disaster? The very future of the pride depends upon the decisions the young princess must make.

Wednesday, January 26, 9:30 a.m. – Wednesdays With…Preschool Movie Time. Each session we choose a popular character like Thomas, Franklin or Winnie the Pooh and watch a short movie about that character. The program includes a snack and some fun coloring pages each week. Ages 2-5 with caregiver.

Wednesday, January 26 – Library is closed for in-service.

Thursday, January 27, 11 a.m. – Fun with Movement. Come join us for a fun time of moving to music. We will be learning how to play some musical games as well as using our bodies, scarves and parachutes to move with various types of music. Ages 3-6.

Thursday, January 27, 3 p.m. – Introduction to Computers, Part II. This class will explore Windows, the computer operating system, as well as various programs. Participants will learn about the basic elements of Windows including common menus, toolbars and icons. A basic overview of Microsoft Word will provide participants with the skills to create, save and print documents, use features such as Word toolbars, and check spelling and grammar. Prerequisites: How to Use a Mouse and Keyboard course OR familiarity with using a keyboard and mouse.

Monday, January 31, 7 p.m. – African Drumming. Feel like you have traveled to Africa! Come to the library to hear Mark Seaman, owner and operator of Earth Rhythms in West Reading, PA. He is bringing with him many African drums that he will demonstrate. You will also get a chance to play a drum. As a special treat, Mark is bringing along a friend who has made several trips to Africa and will be dancing for us. She is also a talented storyteller. Get a taste of African culture.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:            Penny Talbert, Manager
Office: 717-738-9291 ext. 102
Cell: 610-823-2707
ptalbert@ephratapubliclibrary.org

 

EVENTS FOR NOVEMBER AT THE EPHRATA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Following is a list of events happening at the Ephrata Public Library in November. All events are free (unless otherwise noted) and held at the Ephrata Public Library. Registration is required for all events and can be made online at www.ephratapubliclibrary.or or by calling the library at 717-738-9291 during normal business hours.

Monday, November 1, 11:00 a.m. – Absolute Beginners Guide to Computers (Session 1). This six-part course is designed for people who have never used a computer before. Learn the lingo, master the mouse and keyboard and familiarize yourself with the computer’s desktop – all in a friendly and patient atmosphere. Participants are expected to attend all six classes. A $50 materials fee includes your book for the class and all handouts.

Wednesday, November 3, 9:30 a.m. – Wednesdays With…Preschool Movie Time. Each session we choose a popular character like Thomas, Franklin or Winnie the Pooh and watch a short movie about that character. The program includes a snack and some fun coloring pages each week. Ages 2-5 with caregiver.

Wednesday, November 3, 10:30 a.m. – Homeschooler Book Discussion. This group consists of a chapter book being read aloud to the group. We will stop periodically throughout the reading to discuss the book and ask comprehension questions. This is a great way to enhance your reading program and to give your children a chance to discuss books and learn from other childrens’ viewpoints. Ages 6-12.

Wednesday, November 3, 6 p.m. – Screening of “Motorcycle Diaries. Based on his journal, this film follows the journey of Che Guevara and his best friend Alberto Granado in their motorcycle journey across South America in the early 1950’s.  This trip profoundly affects the adventurous duo and eventually inspires Che to become the leader of the Cuban revolution impacting an entire continent. Rated R. 128 minutes.

Thursday, November 4, 2 p.m. – Introduction to Skype. Communicate with friends, children, grandchildren using this free video chat service. Basic computer and internet knowledge required.

Thursday, November 4, 6 p.m. – Kids and Cultures: Treasures of the World. Grab your passport, pack your bags, and buckle up. We’re headed for a trip around the world–and we’ll be back before the bell rings! Treasures of the World is a fast-paced interactive storytelling program for elementary students featuring folktales from all over the world. Each story contains a virtue and offers a glimpse into the culture from which it comes.

Monday, November 8, 6 p.m. – Screening of “Only When I Dance.” This feel-good documentary follows Irlan and Isabela, two teenagers from the violent favelas of Rio de Janeiro, as they pursue their dreams of becoming professional ballet dancers. This inspiring story takes us from Rio – where their communities must raise the funds to support their ambitions – to exhilarating ballet competitions in New York and Switzerland. It’s a film about their determination to dance, and the price one must pay for talent, ambition and success. English and Portuguese with English subtitles. Not rated. 78 minutes.

Monday, November 8, 6:30 p.m. – Modern Classics Book Discussion Group. This month’s selection is “On the Road” by Jack Kerouac. The most famous of Jack Kerouac’s works is not only the soul of the Beat movement and literature, but one of the most important novels of the century. Like nearly all of Kerouac’s writing, “On The Road” is thinly fictionalized autobiography, filled with a cast made of Kerouac’s real life friends, lovers, and fellow travelers. Narrated by Sal Paradise, one of Kerouac’s alter-egos, On the Road is a cross-country bohemian odyssey that not only influenced writing in the years since its 1957 publication but penetrated into the deepest levels of American thought and culture.

Tuesday, November 9, 2 p.m. – Introduction to Windows 7. Learn some new and cool things about Windows 7. Recommended for people who have just bought a computer or are planning on purchasing a computer. Basic computer and Internet knowledge required.

Tuesday, November 9, 4 p.m. – Kids Reading Tales to Tailwaggers. Enjoy reading to a dog? Children in grades 1-4 are invited to read a story to a KPET certified dog. The dogs and their handlers will be in the library ready to listen. Each child may choose stories on his or her reading level lasting for approximately 10-12 minutes of reading. You can choose with the 4:00 or 4:30 p.m. time slot.

Wednesday, November 10, 9:30 a.m. – Wednesdays With…Preschool Movie Time. Each session we choose a popular character like Thomas, Franklin or Winnie the Pooh and watch a short movie about that character. The program includes a snack and some fun coloring pages each week. Ages 2-5 with caregiver.

Wednesday, November 10, 10:30 a.m. – Homeschooler Book Discussion. This group consists of a chapter book being read aloud to the group. We will stop periodically throughout the reading to discuss the book and ask comprehension questions. This is a great way to enhance your reading program and to give your children a chance to discuss books and learn from other childrens’ viewpoints. Ages 6-12.

Wednesday, November 10, 6:30 p.m. – “Beautiful China” Travelogue. Join Jim Curtis, Ph.D. for this travelogue. The landscapes and gardens of China offer some of the most beautiful sights in Asia—or anywhere else, for that matter. The Yangtze River in the north and the Li River in the south have wonderful natural scenery. (The Li River provided some of the inspiration for James Cameron in making his recent movie “Avatar.”) The gardens of Hang Zhou, the beautifully landscaped and lighted city waterway of Guilin and the scenic caves near Guilin round out this celebration of China’s scenic wonders.

Monday, November 15, 1 p.m. – Unleashing the Power of Google. Google is not just for searching! Join us as we explore Gmail, Google Scholar, Google Books and much more! Internet experience required.

Monday, November 15, 4 p.m. – Story Time with Curious George. George is a good little monkey, but he is very curious. He tries hard to listen to the man with the big yellow hat, but it is not easy. He usually ends up getting himself in trouble. Yet, things always seem to work out in the end. Come meet this cute monkey from the series of books by H. A. Rey. Listen to a story, do some crafts, have a snack and lots of fun. Ages 3-8.

Monday, November 15, 6 p.m. – A Vegetarian Thanksgiving. Intrigued by the idea of a meat-free Thanksgiving? Whether you’re a practicing vegetarian or just curious about the cuisine, come learn about some ways to make delicious vegetarian Thanksgiving meal – on the cheap! Butternut squash, sweet potatoes, corn bread, and of course, turkey -but it’s not what you might expect. To learn more about the menu and to try some samples, please sign up to attend!

Tuesday, November 16, 3 p.m. – Teen Gamers Club. Join us for gaming fun!

Tuesday, November 16, 6 p.m. – Screening of “How to Train Your Dragon.” Meet Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, heir of the Viking chiefdom, but a boy with one very big problem: a hero he is not. “How to Train Your Dragon” is the riotous story of Hiccup’s quest to hunt down the fiercest dragon, bring it into submission, and-hopefully-pass his initiation. Instead, he ends up with the smallest, most ornery dragon-it’s even toothless! Thus begins the hijinx of the world’s most lovable, unlikely hero and a most reluctant beast. Packed with energetic drawings and plenty of action, this boisterous tale is just right for fantasy fans or anyone with a spirit of adventure. Based on the book by Cressida Cowell.

Wednesday, November 17, 9:30 a.m. – Parent/Child Workshop (Session 1). Parent Place Parent/Child Workshops are a five-week series for parents and caregivers of toddlers 12-36 months. Parents can play, read, and interact with their toddlers in a family-friendly setting, equipped with age-appropriate toys, books, games, etc. A different community resource specialist will be available at each session to talk informally with parents about their interests and concerns regarding their child’s development. Participants are asked to attend all five workshop sessions.

Wednesday, November 17, 11 a.m. – Parent/Tot Together Time. Together Time is for parents and toddlers who have already participated in a previous Parent/Child Workshop, as well as other parents with tots, ages 1,2 and 3. Held in our multipurpose room, parents can enjoy toys, puzzles, books, and an art activity and a closing circle time together, while sharing parenting experiences with each other.

Thursday, November 18, 2 p.m. – Introduction to YouTube. Learn how to upload and share videos with friends and family using this free online service. Basic computer and Internet knowledge required.

Thursday, November 18, 6 p.m. – Mystery Book Discussion Group. This month’s selection is “The Serpent’s Trail” by Sue Henry. From an author whose “twists and turns keep you turning the pages” (Denver Post) comes a brand-new mystery series starring Maxie McNabb-an independent retiree whose adventures across the country in her motor home are destined for murderous roadblocks. At 63, Maxie is cruising down the Alaska Highway in her brand-new Winnebago. She’s always been a gypsy at heart-and with her mini-dachshund at her side, and the open road ahead, she’s never been happier. But before her exploration of the Lower Forty-eight gets underway, Maxie needs to figure out who burglarized her friend’s Colorado home-and why. But the closer Maxie gets to solving the puzzle, the more it becomes chillingly clear that her friend’s life isn’t the only one on the line.

Thursday, November 18, 7 p.m. – Family Story Time. The entire family can participate by listening to stories, singing songs, making crafts and enjoying a snack. The theme of the story time will be announced on the sign-up calendar. (Stories and activities are planned for children 3-7, but older and younger children are also welcomed.) Ages 3-7.

Monday, November 22, 6 p.m. – Screening of the Independent Film “Days & Clouds.” Well-to-do, sophisticated couple, Elsa and Michele, have a 20 year old daughter, Alice, and enough money for Elsa to leave her job and fulfill an old dream of studying art history. After she graduates, however, their lives change. Michele confesses he hasn’t worked in two months and was fired by the company he founded years ago. Elsa overcomes her initial shock by pouring extra energy into facing the crisis while Michele, exhausted by an unsuccessful job hunt, lets himself go, alternating between vivacity and apathy. The growing distance between them eventually leads to a break-up. Only when they apart will they realize that they risk losing their most precious possession: the love that binds them. Italian with English subtitles. Not rated. 115 minutes.

Wednesday, November 24, 11 a.m. – Parent/Tot Together Time. Together Time is for parents and toddlers who have already participated in a previous Parent/Child Workshop, as well as other parents with tots, ages 1,2 and 3. Held in our multipurpose room, parents can enjoy toys, puzzles, books, and an art activity and a closing circle time together, while sharing parenting experiences with each other.

Thursday, November 25 & Saturday, November 27 – CLOSED.

Monday, November 29, 6 p.m. – Screening of “Seven Years in Tibet.” In the autumn of 1939, Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer attempts to climb one of the highest peaks in the Himalayas. He and fellow mountaineer Peter Aufschnaiter are captured by allied forces at the outbreak of World War II and imprisoned in a British camp. They manage to escape and find refuge in the sacred land of Tibet, as they set out on foot across the Himalayas to a land forbidden to foreigners in this epic adventure based on a true story. Rated PG-13. 131 minutes.

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