Virtual Program Events

September 2020

Programs for Adults

Thursday 9/3/20 from 6pm-7pm – Historical Book Club

Join our inaugural Historical Book Club virtual session. You will be emailed the link to connect once you register. Dawn will discuss upcoming possible choices and then book-talk The Tumbling Turner Sisters by Juliette Fay.

Summary: “It’s 1919, and the Turners are barely scraping by. When their father loses his job, their irrepressible mother decides that vaudeville is their best chance to make the rent—and create a more exciting life for herself in the process. Traveling by train from town to town, teenagers Gert, Winnie, and Kit, and recent widow Nell soon find a new kind of freedom in the company of performers who are as diverse as their acts. There is a seamier side to the business, however, and the young women face dangers and turns of fate they never could have anticipated. Heartwarming and surprising, The Tumbling Turner Sisters is ultimately a story of awakening—to unexpected possibilities, to love and heartbreak, and to the dawn of a new American era.”

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Saturday 9/12/20 from 2pm- 3pm – True Crime Book Club

Join our inaugural True Crime Book Club virtual session. You will be emailed the link to connect once you register. Dawn will discuss upcoming possible titles and then book-talk No Regrets by Ann Rule. 

Summary: “Two-thirds of the book is devoted to one case, the disappearance of an elderly sea captain from his quiet community of Lopez Island in Washington State. With a novelist’s skill, she brings to life the missing Norwegian mariner, Rolf Neslund, and his difficult marriage to Ruth Myers, who became the prime suspect after he vanished without a trace. Handicapped by the absence of a corpse, the local authorities, inexperienced in homicide inquiries, doggedly persisted over years until justice was won. The richness of this case complements the shorter ones that follow—including the tale of a woman beaten into a coma, a murder victim found months later, and a young bank robber.”

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Tuesday 9/15/20 from 6pm-7pm – Adult’s Take & Make Craft “Fall Wreath”

Design and create your own wreath using our kits! Sign up on Eventkeeper to reserve a “Take & Make” craft kit, containing everything you need to make your wreath!  Register by 2pm on September 15th to pick up your craft kit. Then, log on at 6pm and watch Dawn’s live tutorial and follow along to create your masterpiece! You will be emailed the link to connect once you register. Be sure to sign up ASAP, this program is only open to 10 patrons!

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Thursday 9/17/20 from 6pm-7pm – Fiction Book Club

Join our inaugural Fiction Book Club virtual session. You will be emailed the link to connect once you register. Dawn will discuss upcoming possible titles and then book-talk Motherland by Paul Theroux. 

Summary: “To those in her Cape Cod town, Mother is an exemplar of piety, frugality, and hard work. To her husband and seven children, she is a selfish, petty tyrant. She excels at playing her offspring against each other. Her favorite, Angela, died in childbirth; only Angela really understands her, she tells the others. The others include the officious lawyer, Fred; the uproarious professor, Floyd; a pair of inseparable sisters whose devotion to Mother has consumed their lives; and JP, the narrator, a successful writer whose work she disparages. As she lives well past the age of one hundred, her brood struggles with and among themselves to shed her viselike hold.”

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Wednesday 9/23/20 from 6pm-7pm – New Book Reviews Chat Club

Join our inaugural Adult New Book Reviews Chat Club virtual session. You will be emailed the link to connect once you register. Dawn will promote recent additions to the adult collection through book-talks, and then make further suggestions and chat with you about what you are reading or would like to read.

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Saturday 9/26/20 from 6pm-7pm – Ghost Hunter Barry Pirro Presents “Haunted Happenings: Ouija Boards”

Join guest speaker Barry Pirro in a spooky and chilling virtual session on Haunted Happenings-Ouija Boards. You will be emailed the link to connect once you register.  This talk covers many adult topics- including the 1933 Ouija board murder where a 15-year-old girl shot and killed her father as demanded by the board. Not for kids.

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Tuesday 9/29/20 from 6pm-7pm – Classics Book Club

Join our inaugural Classics Book Club virtual session. You will be emailed the link to connect once you register. Dawn will discuss upcoming possible choices and then book-talk How To Travel with a Salmon and Other Essays by Umberto Eco.

Excerpts from reviews: “Impishly witty and ingeniously irreverent” essays on topics from cell phones to librarians, by the author of The Name of the Rose and Foucault’s Pendulum (The Atlantic Monthly).  

A cosmopolitan curmudgeon the Los Angeles Times called “the Andy Rooney of academia”—known for both nonfiction and novels that have become blockbuster New York Times bestsellers—Umberto Eco takes readers on “a delightful romp through the absurdities of modern life” (Publishers Weekly) as he journeys around the world and into his own wildly adventurous mind.

From the mundane details of getting around on Amtrak or in the back of a cab, to reflections on computer jargon and soccer fans, to more important issues like the effects of mass media and consumer civilization—not to mention the challenges of trying to refrigerate an expensive piece of fish at an English hotel—this renowned writer, semiotician, and philosopher provides “an uncanny combination of the profound and the profane” (San Francisco Chronicle).”

Programs for Kids and Teens

Every Wednesday at 10am: YouTube Story Time
Ms. Robyn will read a new story each Wednesday.  These story time videos will be on the library’s YouTube site and will be posted each Wednesday at 10am.

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Every Thursday: Kids Take n’ Make Craft
Need some new crafts? Each week we will have 10 crafts ready to go in brown paper bags. Each bag will have everything you need to complete that craft! Most crafts are geared for Kindergarten and younger, though they’re cool enough that anyone would enjoy them!

PLEASE be sure to sign up to get a craft bag as we are limited to 10 of each craft.
Thurs 9/3: Jack and the Beanstalk
Thurs 9/10: Fish Bowl
Thurs 9/17: Turtle
Thurs 9/24: Transportation

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Every Friday at 10am: Virtual Baby Time
Virtual Baby Time continues in September! I completely understand that a virtual Baby Time will be much different for our babies, so please don’t fret about any of the obstacles that may come our way. If your little one has the wiggles or isn’t in the mood to play, it is A-OK. Caregivers can come and go from the meeting as needed 🙂

What you’ll need:
A phone, laptop, tablet, or any other device you can set up in front of you without having to hold.
A scarf, small towel, T-Shirt, or any other item we can use for our scarf songs.
A comfy spot (chair or floor) for lap-bounce activities.
The meeting link! Which will be emailed to you the Thursday before the program.

Friday 9/4
Friday 9/11
Friday 9/18
Friday 9/25

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Tuesday 9/8/20 from 6pm-6:30pm Outdoor Story Time On site at the library!
I am so excited to host a live story time again! Story Time will have all of your favorite things – books, songs, dancing, and even a take home craft!

For everyone’s comfort and safety, please observe the following information about how I will be running the program:
The program will be held outside to ensure proper social distancing, if it is raining, there will be no program.
Masks are required to have with you in case of any distancing issues. Parents/guardians are required to stay with their child.
There will be markers of some kind for each family, please do not adjust or move them.
Maximum of 8 participants.
Registration is 100% strictly required

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Saturday 9/19/20 from 11am to 12pm “Bring the Hoopla!” On site at the library!
We are so excited to have Bring the Hoopla at the library! “Bring the Hoopla” allows each participant to find success within their hoop through (hula) hoop instruction that brings the fun back into fitness and builds self-confidence through positive activity, creativity and teamwork. “We create our own story by learning to love ourselves for exactly who we are.”

For everyone’s comfort and safety, we ask that you observe the following information about how we will be running the program:
The program will be held outside to ensure proper social distancing, we have a large overhead tent to provide some shade or shelter from the sun.
Masks are required to have with you in case of any distancing issues. Parents/guardians are required to stay with their child.
Maximum of 8 participants.
Registration is strictly required

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Tuesday 9/22/20 from 6pm-6:30pm Outdoor Story Time On site at the library!
I am so excited to host a live story time again! Story Time will have all of your favorite things – books, songs, dancing, and even a take home craft!

For everyone’s comfort and safety, please observe the following information about how I will be running the program:
The program will be held outside to ensure proper social distancing, if it is raining, there will be no program.
Masks are required to have with you in case of any distancing issues. Parents/guardians are required to stay with their child.
There will be markers of some kind for each family, please do not adjust or move them.
Maximum of 8 participants.
Registration is 100% strictly required