Wishing you all a very safe and happy 4th of July!
Our Summer Programs for children continues through July.The Summer Reading Program is open to all children, pre-school through age 14, and the Summer Activities Program is for children going into grades 1 through 5. The Summer Activities Program takes place on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Parents may register their children by visiting the library in person. Registration is required for both programs. For more information, pick up a brochure on our summer programs when you visit the library, or visit our Events Page.
Wednesday Storytime continues throughout the summer at 10:30 a.m. and is aimed at toddlers and preschoolers. Join us each week to listen to stories, sing songs, play games and do simple crafts. On July 6th, join Miss Sallie for stories and crafts about kites; on July 13th, join guest storyteller Miss Jenny from Kalmiopsis; on July 20th join Miss Sallie for stories and activities about picnics; and on July 27th Miss Jenny returns for more stories.
For the adults, there will be two programs this month. On Saturday, July 9th, at 10:30 am, our “Gardening & Community” series continues with “The Buzz on Bees”. Presenter Russ Rose will discuss the fascinating world of the honeybee and bee keeping. Russ and his wife have been bee keepers in the Brookings and Smith River area for the past ten years. In 2007, they started their business My Honey’s Produce selling local honey to various stores in our area. They now manage fifty three hives.
On Thursday, July 14th, from 6:00 to 7:30pm, Crescent City artist Sherryl Griffin will demonstrate using kelp in art. Sherryl first learned how to create crafts from local bull kelp after taking a course at Flora Pacifica back in 2009. She will show how to create household and art objects such as candle holders, flower vases, lamp shades and picture frames from kelp.
New on the Shelf
Among the many new additions to the library’s DVD collection are the following documentaries:
Metamorphosis: The Beauty and Design of Butterflies
All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records
Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
Touch the Wall: A Story of Competition and Fierce Friendship
The Seven Five
Amy: The Story of Singer Amy Winehouse
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
Code Black: A Provocative Portrait of the American Health Care System
The Day the 60s Died: the Kent State Shootings
1971: The Year a Few Ordinary Citizens Took on the FBI
Flamenco, Flamenco: A Musical Journey through the Song and Dance of a Dynamic Art Form
Operation Sussex: the Story of One of the Most Important Intelligence Operations of WWII
Janis: Little Girl Blue: The story of Janis Joplin
Cartel land: the stories of two modern vigilante groups and their shared enemy: the Mexican drug cartels
Lost soul: the doomed journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau
The Internet’s own boy: the story of Aaron Swartz
More new additions to the DVD collection can be found by visiting our online catalog and selecting “New Titles”
Additions to the New Books collection include:
End of Watch, by Stephen King. The conclusion of the Bill Hodges trilogy.
Foreign Agent, by Brad Thor. The counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath searches for an informant who compromised an American mission in Syria.
The Girls, by Emma Cline. In the summer of 1969, a California teenager is drawn to a Manson-like cult.
Here’s to Us, by Elin Hilderbrand. Sparks fly as a celebrity chef’s ex-wives pile into a small cabin in Nantucket to join his widow for the reading of his will.
Before the Fall, by Noah Hawley. After a private jet crashes, a firestorm of media madness ensues.
The Last Mile, by David Baldacci. In a sequel to Memory Man, Amos Decker, a detective with an extraordinary memory, helps the F.B.I. investigate the case of a convicted killer who wins a last-minute reprieve.
The Emperor’s Revenge, by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison. Juan Cabrillo teams up with a former C.I.A. colleague to thwart a plan involving the death of millions and international economic meltdown.
Barkskins, by Annie Proulx. The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist traces the destruction of the world’s forests over 300 years as it follows the descendants of two families.
The House of Secrets, by Brad Meltzer. The host of a conspiracy TV show is dead, his daughter is injured and has lost her memory, and questions proliferate.
Grit, by Angela Duckworth. A psychologist and consultant argues that passion and perseverance are the keys to success.
Five Presidents, by Clint Hill with Lisa McCubbin. A retired Secret Service agent discusses his experience with presidents from Eisenhower to Ford.
Grunt, by Mary Roach. The science that attempts to overcome the challenges soldiers face.
But What if We’re Wrong?, by Chuck Klosterman. Imagining the contemporary world as it will appear to those for whom it will be the distant past.
Tribe, by Sebastian Junger. How modern society’s loss of the sense of belonging — now achieved mostly in the military and in disasters — has led to income inequality, incivility and mental disorders like PTSD.
Art and New Displays
In the Large Meeting room, the display, “All Over the Place,” features the art work of Pete Chasar.
In the lobby Display Case will be a display for the 24th Annual Southern Oregon Kite Festival which takes place Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17, at the Port of Brookings-Harbor. Also, be sure to check out the display in the children’s area which features entries from this year’s Young Poets’ Contest. This year’s theme is Kites.
The library will be closed Monday, July 4th, for Independence Day.