July 2022

When I got [my] library card, that was when my life began

-Rita Mae Brown

New Book Spotlight

Beach Reads Galore!

The best summer books will make you feel like you're basking in the sun no matter what the weather's doing and all the new novels from your favorite summer authors have arrived!

Click on the book cover to place a hold!

New! Hellosaurus on hoopla BingePass

Designed by early childhood experts for kids ages 2-8, Hellosaurus is now available on hoopla BingePass. One hoopla Instant borrow provides access to the entire app for 7 days!

Click here to borrow Hellosaurus

Upcoming Programs

5 Things Every Woman Should Know to Retire With Confidence

Wednesday, July 13 at 6:00 pm on Zoom 

Click here for more information and to register

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#OwnVoices Book Club meets this month on Zoom

Tuesday, July 19 at 7:00pm.

We're discussing "I am My Own Wife,"

and welcoming Special Guest, Lucas Crigler.

Click here for more details and to register

Shout for libraries! Shout for the young readers who use them!

 -Patrick Ness

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More Summer Fun!

Tuesday, July 5th


Ocean Bingo! Quick Rounds of Bingo, marking off five ocean creatures in one line on your card. We will be using descriptions instead of the names to add a challenge to our game! Fun Treasure Chest prizes courtesy of our friends at Toys Ahoy.

Tuesday, July 19th


Sand Art and Presentation by the CT DEEP’s Susan Quincy. Before you head off to the beach, walk a trail, or work in your garden, let’s take some time to look at……SAND! Some sand you can build with and some you cannot. Sand can be many colors and textures, based on where it is found. Learn sand’s story and a get a real feel for SAND.

Thursday, July 28th


Valley Libraries Present: Acrobat Li Liu! Deep River, Ivoryton, Chester and Essex Libraries have teamed up to bring you the amazing Li Liu on the lawn of the Deep River Public Library! Born in China, Li Liu has wowed audiences with her acrobatic feats all over the world. She's performed with many troupes and circuses, including Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey. This is a can't-miss, family friendly show that will wow you! We will hold this program on the Deep River Library lawn. Please bring your own blanket or chairs.

Click here for more goings-on in the Children's Room

Book Clubs

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July 19


Hell and Other Destinations

by Madelaine Allbright

July 19 2022

7:00pm on Zoom

I am My Own Wife

a play by Doug Wright

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July 15


Murder at the Breakers

by Alyssa Maxwell

When I discovered libraries, it was like having Christmas every day.

-Jean Fritz