July means it's time for Read, White and Blue
at the Middleborough Public Library
Library Lines               July  2018
Summer Reading Programs for All Ages Continue through August 30

Our annual Summer Reading Programs for kids, teens and adults kicked off in June and run through Thur., Aug. 30. 

Go to www.midlib.org to register and log your reading and challenge activities.  Great prizes for all ages!

Twangtown Paramours to
Perform at the Library  
Help us celebrate our music-themed 2018 Adult Summer Reading Program with an evening concert by the Nashville-based Twangtown Paramours at 6:30 p.m., Tues., July 10 in a performance that will delight audiences of all ages.
Their music has been called "sophisticated Americana" and is a hybrid of the Nashville and Austin music scenes. Mike Lewis and MaryBeth Zamer, who make up the husband-and-wife acoustic duo, are known for their well-crafted and award-winning songs, top-notch lead singing and fine harmonies. 
"We hope that some of our songs make you feel something or think about something you hadn't before, and that others simply make you smile," say Mike and MaryBeth.
The Twangtown Paramours are currently working on their third album. Their last record was released to radio in 2012 and reached #2 on the Folk DJ Chart.
This concert is free and open to all ages, and is supported through the generosity of the Wilfred M. Silvia Trust.
It's Ukulele Day at the Library!

Ukulele instructor Julie Stepanek joins us for Ukulele Day at the Library, on  Tues., July 17.

Instructional sessions will be held for all age groups according to the following schedule:
Kids -- 11:00 am. to noon
Teens -- 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Adults -- 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Registration IS required, as class size is limited. Call the Library at 508/946-2470 or stop by to enroll.
Ukulele Day is s upported through the generosity of the Wilfred M. Silvia Trust.
Drumming Workshops 
for all Ages
Were you one of the lucky ones who danced to the fabulous drums of the Cape Cod African Dance & Drum (CCADD) group on June 16 for our Summer Reading kickoff event?
Well then, you'll understand how excited we are to be offering drumming workshops for all ages, presented by the members of CCADD.  They'll be returning to the Library on Thurs., July 19  with this schedule:
Kids -- 2:30 to 3:30  p.m. 
Teens -- 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Adults -- 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Registration IS required, as class size is limited.  Call 508/946-2470 or stop by the Library.

This program is supported through the generosity of the Wilfred M. Silvia Trust.

Mosaic Workshops for 
Kids, Teens and Adults

Join us on Thurs., July 26, as artist and instructor Leslie Doherty will present three mosaic workshops for all ages, according to the following schedule:
Kids (ages 5-11)-- 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (plexiglass suncatchers)
Teens (ages 11-18) -- 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. (small tile trivets or plaques)
Adults (ages 18+) -- 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (mirrors)
Doherty, artist and owner of the Amesbury-based Ways of Color, has more than 25 years of experience designing, creating and teaching stained glass art.
Registration IS required, as class size is limited. Call 508/946-2470 or stop by the Library.
This program is supported through the generosity of the W ilfred M. Silvia Trust.

Lip-Sync Showcase

Kids and teens can show off their charisma, creativity, and love of music at the Library's epic Lip-Sync Showcase on  Tues., July 31 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Participants can choose to perform (you don't have to actually sing!) or watch as a spectator.  Sign up to perform a song by a solo act, duet, or group by July 24.  When you register, also include the name of the song, which should be four minutes or less in length.  All songs are subject to approval.  
Really jazz it up by using costumes and props (optional) to help make your performance stand out.  One lucky performer or group will win a $40 Amazon gift card.  Refreshments will be provided.
Stop by the Library,  call us at 508/946-2470, or email Amanda Meyer at ameyer@sailsinc.org to register.

This program is supported through the generosity of the Wilfred M. Silvia Trust  and the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library.  
More Programs for Children in July

Visit midlib.org for more information about the following programs:
  • Unlikely Strummers Ukulele Band performs at the Library on Mon., July 2,  6:30 p.m.
  • Brown Bag Books every Tuesday in July at 1:00 p.m.
  • "Under the Sea" Mural Opening on Mon., July 9, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
  • Reptiles Rock animal show on Thurs.,  July 12, 1:00 p.m.  Space is limited.  Free tickets available for pickup on July 11.  This program supported through the generosity of Mutual Bank.
  • Voices of the Orchestra program on Wed. July 11, 18 and 25, at 2:00 p.m.  For kids 5 and up.
  • Book Swap at the YMCA on Sat., July 14, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • And so many more!  Check the Library's summer reading brochure or website calendar for details.

Adult Summer Reading

We hope you're working hard to log and record your library and music challenges, since we've got great prizes to award at the program's end.  

Look for the glass display case in the Library to check out our prizes.  We've got gift certificates donated by these generous local eating establishments: Charred Oak Tavern, Fisher's Pub, The Main Ingredient, and Persy's Place. 

In addition, The Cabin has donated a $30 gift certiifcate to the lucky winner of our rock band t-shirt contest.  Check program rules for more information and rock on!  
Visit this link to get started:   Click here!
Did You Know...

The Middleborough Public Library is a FamilySearch Affiliate Library? 

This affiliation provides you with access to more than two billion digitized records, including 400 million images currently not available to the public outside this Library or the few Family Search history centers around the country.

All patrons visiting FamilySearch.org will receive a prompt to register for a free account or to sign into their existing account to search records.  PLEASE NOTE: You must use one of the Library's public computers to access the full range of databases.  Signing in from any other computer or device will limit the number and scope of files available to you.

This Month's Marvelous Museum Pass

The Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich offer 100 acres of family fun, including three galleries and expansive gardens. You'll find an American Folk Art collection, a vintage carousel, American automobiles from the brass age to the present, and traveling exhibits the family can enjoy together.

Visit the country's most comprehensive collection of hydrangeas, more than 1,000 varieties of daylilies, hostas, herb, hosta, and heather gardens, and more than 1,000 varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers along beautiful and easily walked paths.

Families with young children will be delighted by Hidden Hollow a two-acre dry kettle hole where children can climb stepping stumps, navigate log balance beams, construct forts, create nature-inspired art, build with blocks, dig in sand, experiment with water, make music, engage in sensory investigation with plants, and more.

Each  pass admits up to two adults (12+) and four youths (3-11) for half the regular admission price. Admission applies to all museums, grounds and gardens, but not the aerial adventure park or other ticketed programs.

Please remember you may pick up your pass any time during the three days before your visit, and return it by closing time the day following your visit.   Click here to view the passes available and reserve yours today!

Thanks to the Friends of the Middleborough Library for providing the financial support for the Heritage pass, and many other passes.    

This newsletter is brought to you thanks to the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library.

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