Flag Day Craft

Replicate the layout of the American flag or design your very own stars and stripes. We'll provide all the materials you need to create red, white and blue paper extravaganzas! Best for ages 3+.

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Southern Fiction: The Secret of Magic

Whether you are from the South and want to go back or if you've always wanted to live there, these books will satisfy that yearning with stories of the history and bravery that many of us wonder if we possess. This month we will read The Secret of Magic by Deborah Johnson. What secrets and lies do these folks of Mississippi have, and will they come to light?
Copies of The Secret of Magic will be available at Maze Branch a month before the discussion. Library book discussions are open to all who are committed to reading and talking about books.

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Southern Fiction: Queen Sugar

Whether you are from the South and want to go back or if you've always wanted to live there, these books will satisfy that yearning with stories of the history and bravery that many of us wonder if we possess. This month we will read Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile
What would you do with 800 acres of Louisiana sugarcane?

Copies of Queen Sugar will be available at Maze Branch a month before the discussion. Library book discussions are open to all who are committed to reading and talking about books.

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Read & Reflect - Mountains Beyond Mountains

In medical school, Paul Farmer found his life's calling: to cure infectious diseases and to bring the lifesaving tools of modern medicine to those who need them most. In Mountains Beyond Mountains Pulitzer Prize winning author Tracey Kidder takes you from Harvard to Haiti, Peru, Cuba, and Russia as Farmer changes people's minds through his dedication to the philosophy that "the only real nation is humanity". A true story about a gifted man who loves the world and has set out to do all he can to cure it. All are welcome to attend.

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Chicago on the Cheap (Summer Edition)

Ever felt it was too expensive to go out and enjoy
the fine entertainment of Chicago? Learn how to
use online and print resources to find free and
discounted admission to events and attractions
in Chicago. We'll fine tune our search for your
personal interests. Register beginning May 20th.

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Introduction to Chicago Flyfishing

Curious about flyfishing? Join us for a discussion on how to best get into the sport, learn about places to fly-fish around Chicago, and watch a demonstration on fly-tying. No experience necessary.

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French Conversation Hour

Join French Conversation Hour to keep up your French language skills through open conversation with other French speakers. Whether you speak enough to hold a basic conversation, or you can rattle off long stories, all are welcome. No class, no formal lesson - just practice for current French speakers.

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Kids Craft: Ladybugs

How many spots does a ladybug have? As many as you want! Join us as we use paint to transform rocks into these pretty insects. Best for ages 3+.

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Forts & Catapults

Calling all miniature engineers! Join us for some fantastic fort-building and friendly fire as we create and launch with various recycled materials! Best for ages 4+.

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Kids Improv Workshop

Calling kids (1st-4th grade), for improvisational drama games! Never acted before but always wanted to try? Looking for a way to build your sharing and cooperation skills? Come join us for fun and games that are sure to test your quick-thinking skills. And remember, in improv, everyone wins! Warning: hilarity will ensue...

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