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July Events:
Snakes Alive! Wed. 6 at 6:30.
Magic the Gathering Club Sat. 9 at 2:00.
Alastair Moock Family Concert Wed. 13 at 6:30.
Teen Sport Story Photo Workshop Thur. 14 at 3:00. 
Wildkat Hoops Wed. 20 at 6:30.
Teen & Adult Pastel Workshop Thur. 21 at 6:00.
Fairy Boat Building Sat. 23 at 10:30.
This-A-Way Mezudio Wed. 27 at 6:30.
Thur. 28 at 3:00 -or-  Sat. 30 at 10:30.
Monarch Butterfly Program Sat. 30 at 1:00.
In this issue
Teen News
Children's Room
Book Groups
Community Read
Ongoing Programs
Closed: Sat. July 2 through Mon. July 4.
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Summer programs are underway and registration is open. Don't miss out on photography workshops, pastel painting, CAD workshops, sword games, and a cooking workshop.  You don't need to register for the Frisbee show, or Martial Arts with Tashi Deb Mahoney, just show up and bring along a friend. See the entire schedule here.     
MAGE [Minecraft & Assorted Games for Everyone] meets Tues. from 5:00-7:00. Bring your laptop and your active Minecraft membership. No Griefing, Ever!
All the school summer reading titles are out on display, ready to go.  Details are here on the Informed Teens blog. 
For more information contact the Young Adult Librarian, Kim Claire   978-468-5577 or .  
Summer Reading has begun!  Swing by to get your reading log, schedule of events, and see what's new in the children's room. There are weekly story programs and science workshops, as well as an incredible array of family events every Wed. evening. Act now to reserve a spot for the Photo Safari on Sat. 16 and Museum of Science's 'Blizzard' engineering workshop on Aug. 8.

Keep an eye out as you travel around the towns this summer - can you spot our 'Munch Bunch' in local businesses and offices?  Every week they'll change location, so if you see Burnie, Slice & Thumbelina, stop in and record your sighting to enter our raffle. Contest begins July 11 and runs to Aug. 19.

For questions contact Lorraine Der, Children's Librarian: 978-468-5577. 
The Book Clubs  
Wednesday Night Book Club The group is skipping July and will regroup August 3rd for Herman Koch's The Dinner.
Literary Luncheon on hiatus for the summer, instead, join us for the 
Adult Summer Reading program. The first book is Loco Motive and meets Tue. 12 at 11:00. Next the group heads to Australia on Tue. 26. 
Community Read Announced
The Hamilton-Wenham Library's 8th Community Read, features award-winning author Gary D. Schmidt's Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy.  Winner of both the Newbery Honor and Printz Honor awards, this work of young adult historical fiction is based on the destruction of a hardscrabble, interracial community that inhabited Maine's Malaga Island until 1912. Copies are available in print, audio and ebook. There are book discussion groups meeting in the fall, as well as a visit from the curator of the Maine State Museum presenting stories about, as well as artifacts from, Malaga. Gary D. Schmidt will speak on Lizzie Bright, the Buckminster Boy and 9/11 on the evening of Thursday, Oct. 27 at Gordon College. A Gordon College alumnus, class of '79, Dr. Schmidt is a prolific children's and young adult author of 13 books and two scholarly research publications. He has been awarded the Newbery Honor twice, the Printz Honor, as well as being a finalist for the National Book Award in 2011 for the sequel to the Wednesday Wars, titled Okay for Now.
Ongoing Programs
Coloring for Adults every Monday 5-8 on the second floor, materials provided
Bridge (some experience req.): Mon. 10-12, Wed. 10-12, Fri. 1-4:30
Knitting: Mon. 12-2:30
Breast Cancer Support Group: 1st & 3rd Mon. 6-7:30
Cribbage: Thur. 10-12