Words on Wednesday: "The Optimist’s Daughter"

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Set in the South, this story explores class, death and values through the conflict between Laurel, a middle-aged daughter of a judge, and her stepmother Fay. Join us to discuss this Pulitzer-Prize winning novel.

Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library a month before the discussion.

Location: 
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room

T.O.: "The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp" Book Discussion & Terrarium Make

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Raccoon brothers Bingo and J'miah are the eyes and the ears of the Sugar Man Swamp. Unfortunately, catastrophic news is afoot! World-class alligator wrestler Jaeger Stitch wants to drain the swamp and turn it into the Alligator World Wrestling Arena and Theme Park. When the raccoon brothers team up with twelve-year-old Chap Brayburn, the struggle begins to save the swamp, and all of the other animals that call it home. Join us for a discussion of this imaginative book, with a terrarium craft to follow. For kids going into 4th, 5th, or 6th grade.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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T.O.: Flora and Ulysses Book Discussion & Journal-Making Craft

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Comic book-obsessed, self-defined cynic Flora Belle Buckman's life is forever changed after rescuing a squirrel from a vacuum cleaner. However, this rodent turns out to be far from typical--he begins to exhibit astonishing feats of flying and strength, and has a gift for writing poetry as well! Join us for a discussion of this 2014 Newbery Medal winner, with a journal-making craft to follow. For kids going into 4th, 5th, or 6th grade.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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Lego Club

Friday, July 18, 2014 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

We supply plenty of these popular building blocks so your kids can have creative fun making structures of all shapes and sizes! All ages welcome.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch
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