August 1, 2014

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Summer Reading Begins June 13
Explore the world of science with this summer’s themes, “Fizz Boom Read!” for children and “Spark a Reaction” for teens. Enter to win a family membership to ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center when you register for the summer reading program.
Take the Summer Reading Challenge
Keep track of the amount of time you spend reading, including books, magazine, and audios. Win free books and raffle tickets. For children and teens. Starts June 13.
Pet Parade and Summer Reading Kickoff
Saturday, June 21, 10:30 a.m. Dress in a costume and bring your pet or stuffed animal for a parade around the library. All ages welcome. Prize drawing for a Shelburne Farms family membership. (No pets in the library, please).
Summer Story Time Series
Tuesdays, 11 a.m. Starts June 24. Stories and a craft. All ages.
Dottie the Bookmobile
June 24-Aug. 28. Williston and St. George. See our website for complete listing.

Coming in July:
Vermont Lake Monsters Baseball Players: Tuesday, July 8, 10:30 am. All ages.
Project MICRO: Wednesday, July 9, 2-3 pm. Ages 5 and up. Pre-register.
Nature’s Night Lights with Kristen Littlefield: Friday, July 11, 11 a.m. All ages. Pre-register.
Wire Sculpture: Wednesday, July 16, 2 p.m. Ages 11 and up. Pre-register.
Very Merry Theatre: Thursday, July 17, noon. All ages.
LEGO Day: Monday, July 21, 1-3 p.m. All ages.
E-textiles: Make it Glow! Wednesday, July 23, 1-4 p.m. Ages 11 and up. Pre-register.
Toy Hacking: Wednesday, July 30, 1-4 p.m. Ages 11 and up. Pre-register.
Build a Balloon Car: Thursday, July 31, 2-4 p.m. Ages 8 and up. Pre-register.

Programs for adults
Shape and Share Life Stories
Monday, June 16, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Learn to craft engaging stories from life experiences. Led by Recille Hamrell.
Brown Bag Book Club
Friday, June 13, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Meet others who love to discuss books. This month we will discuss “Beautiful Ruins” by Jess Walter. Books available at the front desk. Coffee, tea, juice and dessert provided.
Vermont Reads “Wonder”
All month. Join in our town wide read of “Wonder” by R. J. Palacio. Stop by any time and pick up a copy of the book. Sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council.

New in Adult Fiction
“Written in my own Heart’s Blood” by Diana Gabaldon. The eighth novel in the Outlander saga has all the elements fans of Gabaldon look for—mystery, intrigue, love and time travel.
“Mr. Mercedes” by Stephen King. In his first traditional-style private detective novel, King introduces readers to Bill Hodges, a hardboiled detective intent on solving the case of a mysterious driver who intentionally drove his car into a crowd of people.

New in Adult Audio Books
“Michael Jordan; the life” by Roland Lazenby. The life and struggles of one of America’s all-time favorite basketball stars is examined in this in-depth biography.

New in Youth Audio
“Divided” by Elsie Chapman. Recommended for listeners ages 12 to 17, this futuristic tale is the sequel to the young adult novel “Dualed.”

New in the Picture Books
The Youth Room librarians have been busy ordering a long list of fabulous titles for their littlest patrons.

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