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August 2017

Summer Storytimes

August 10 @ 10:30 am
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Weekly on the same day until August 10, 2017

Summer Storytimes, 10:30am, July 5 to August 10                                                                                                                                             Wednesdays ~ 2 & Unders  Thursdays ~ 3’s to 5’s  

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PAWS for Reading!

August 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

PAWS offers elementary school children the opportunity to practice their reading skills by reading aloud to a trained therapy dog. A dog is a loving and attentive audience — another fun reason to visit the Library! Children are empowered to become the teachers, learning vocabulary and comprehension as they explain a story to a new canine friend. Our methods are based on those pioneered by the National R.E.A.D. Program (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) http://www.therapyanimals.org/R.E.A.D.html) The dog handlers are available for…

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Animal Moves

August 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Friday, August 11, 11-noon, Animal Moves, active musical storytime with Ms. Jenn, @Gazebo, ages 5 & unders . . . jump, crawl, dance, pretend and move . . . parachute fun, too. Ice Cream Social to follow

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PAWS for Reading!

August 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

PAWS offers elementary school children the opportunity to practice their reading skills by reading aloud to a trained therapy dog. A dog is a loving and attentive audience — another fun reason to visit the Library! Children are empowered to become the teachers, learning vocabulary and comprehension as they explain a story to a new canine friend. Our methods are based on those pioneered by the National R.E.A.D. Program (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) http://www.therapyanimals.org/R.E.A.D.html) The dog handlers are available for…

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Magic on Tuesdays!

August 15 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for the weekly Magic gathering at the tables outside the Teen Space.  We start at 3 p.m., and will play as long as the games last (usually until about 6 p.m.) 

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Storywalk Series (pond)

August 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

#9 Tuesday, August 15th 3p-4p (Ponds) Leaders: TBD, Garreth Helm Location: Sewell Pond, Arrowsic Nature Topic/Focus: Sewell Pond has seen a dramatic decline and resurgence in recent years. The pond was decimated by phosphorous until very recently. Stricter environmental regulations have brightened the pond’s future. Children will learn about common pond creatures such as turtles, waterfowl, fish, and amphibians (similar to the Oak Grove Cemetery Storywalk). Under close supervision, children will attempt to collect and identify specimens. Books: Creekfinding: A…

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Movie Milestones: “The Dirty Dozen”

August 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

During World War II, a rebellious U.S. Army Major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers. Lee Marvin heads an all-star cast that includes Charles Bronson, Ernest Borgnine, Jim Brown, John Cassavetes, Telly Savalas, George Kennedy, and Robert Ryan. 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of this acclaimed war film.

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Kids Origami-Making

August 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wednesday, Aug 16, 3-4:00pm, Ashley’s Origami-Making, ages 7 & up, limit 10, @Community Room, sign up required per session

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Storywalk Series (seashore)

August 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

#10 Wednesday, August 16th 3p-4p (Seashore) Leaders: Marina Mackinnon, Garreth Helm Location: Fort Popham, 219 Popham Rd, Phippsburg Nature Topic/Focus: After listening to a story about birds found on the shore, children will accompany experts on a walk along the beach and identify seabirds. Children will discuss the importance of seabirds in the ecosystem, learn how they differ from other types of birds, and discuss how pollution and global warming threaten the survival of these animals. Children will also learn…

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Knitting Circle

August 16 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day

This is not a library event. For more information, call Dawn Nadeau at 607-0575.

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