Summer reading program coming to a close
International Falls Public Library
Whew! How did we get to the end of July already? It seems that summer just started. But Friday is August 1st and that means only two more weeks of the adult and teen summer reading programs. All book slips must be in prize envelopes/boxes by Friday, August 15th. Tomorrow, Thursday, July 31st at 10:30 am we are showing the moving “The Black Cauldron” with popcorn included. Tomorrow is also the very last day for kids to turn in hours read for a t-shirt. If your child has read ten hours this summer then stop by the library or give us a call and talk to the junior room about ordering a shirt for your child.
The first week of August will bring Al Eizenveldt to the library to present “Imagination Workshop” on Tuesday, August 5th at 1pm. Come explore your imagination, writing and more through prompts and exercises, for ages 6 and up. This is an excellent opportunity for any with creative kids to allow them to explore their creativity. Chess club continues on Wednesday afternoons from 1:30 – 2:30. Enjoy the free lunch at Backus, play hard at open gym then come over to the library and work your brain hard.
Stories in the Park continue Wednesday nights at 6 pm on the 8th Ave green space. Tonight, July 30th we’ll have stories about large cats, Wednesday, August 6th we’ll read about elephants and we’ll finish up summer storytime on Wednesday, August 13th with stories about Australian animals. That night is also the third Active Streets night and we’re looking at having a story walk.
Thursday, August 7th at 12:30 pm is the summer reading picnic. This is your first chance to pick up summer reading t-shirts and we’ll be serving hot dogs, sloppy joes, kool-aid, potato chips, pickles and ice cream. Join us for a fun afternoon.
Wednesday, August 13th at 1:00pn Z puppets will present “The Secret Life of Puppets” for ages 6 and up to explore the power of imagination through puppets. Thursday, August 14th at 10:30 am we’ll show the movie “Dumbo” with popcorn of course.
The week of August 18th will bring two musical concerts to the library. On Tuesday, August 19th at 1pm jazz guitarist Briand Morrison will play and share about the song writing process, stories behind the songs he writes and answer questions about making a living as a musician. This concert is for ages 12 and up. Encourage any musical teens in your life to attend. Then on Thursday, August 21st at 3pm the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra duo of Nixon Bustos on bass and Melanie Sever on flute will present the music and culture of Latin America. The DSSO concerts have all been excellent and wonderful for all ages.
Don’t forget about crafty Tuesdays, a different craft project each week available all the hours the library is open.
Finally, finish up August with the movie “Pippi Longstocking” with popcorn on Thursday, August 28th at 10:30am.
Pictures and Pens
"Pictures and Pens – Year 3!" The library’s program to encourage both photographers and writers in their craft. Each month we will post a theme for writers and photographers to work with. Writings of less than 1,000 words and 8x10 photographs will be accepted up to the last day of each month the library is open. A winning writing and photograph that best capture the theme will be selected with each winning entry receiving a $50 prize. After we have selected twelve photos and stories we will print them together in a small book. Everyone is eligible to enter these contests (although if you win one month, you are not eligible the next month). For more information, visit the library blog, or contact Diane at the library.
The July theme is "Freedom."