Check It Out

Activities at the Library

�One World, Many Stories� is the theme of this year�s Summer Reading Program.  In keeping with the world theme, children are invited to check out a little stuffed animal for one week.  During that week the child should read about a foreign country, take an imaginary vacation to that country, write a note on a postcard (provided by the library) about their adventure with their stuffed friend, and draw a picture depicting a famous landmark or area representing the country.  Returned postcards will be displayed on a world map in the Community Room throughout the summer.

 The library�s summer reading adventures includes an adult program, Cultural Clips Film Festival, young reader and young adult reader programs, and preschool and toddler storytime sessions.  For more information, pick up a Check It Out Newsletter and Calendar of Events pamphlet at the circulation desk.  This summer is going to be your greatest adventure yet!

Join the library staff for a reading program kick-off with a Bon Voyage Party on Thursday, June 2 between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.  Pick up your travel bag with a passport and reading log, pack your activity suitcase, make an international bead bracelet, and share treats.

Summer Story Time Info

Preschool story time is open to children ages 3 � 5 years only.

The days and times are Mondays from 6:30 to 7 p.m. and 7 to 7:30 p.m.

Wednesdays from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.

Thursdays from 10:30 to 11 a.m. and 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.

Toddler sessions are for children from 1 to 3 years old and are scheduled for Tuesdays.

The hours are 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. and 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.

 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 7 p.m.

There are no fees for these programs, but registration is required as space is limited.

Sessions begin the week of June 6 and run through the week of July 25.

Cultural Clips Adult

Film Festival

The Cultural Clips Adult Film Festival starts on Wednesday, June 8 with a showing of The Joy Luck Club, that details the life histories of four Asian women and their daughters as they reflect and guide each other.  The film starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the library.

Weekly Online Book Club

The DearReader.com Book Club offers many selections to Internet patrons.  Each book runs for five days, Monday through Friday.  Some genres offer selections every other week.  Check out this service by registering at the library�s Web site, http://vpl.sdln.net and clicking on the book club icon.  The Online Book Club is asking it�s readers to write and tell what they enjoy about this special library service.  The features for the week of May 30, 2011 are:

AUDIO BOOK: Please check on-line for this selection.

BUSINESS: Pricing for Profit: How to Command Higher Prices for Your Products & Services, by Dale Furtwengler.

FICTION: Miss New India, by Mbharati Ukherjee.

GOOD NEWS: In the Company of Others, by Jan Karon.

MYSTERY: The Paramour�s Daughter, by Wendy Hornsby.

NON-FICTION: Spent, by Avis Cardella.

PRE-PUB: Please check on-line for this selection.

ROMANCE: Willow, by Linda Lael Miller.

SCIENCE FICTION:  Galileo�s Dream, by Kim Stanley.

TEEN: The Amaranth Enchantment, by Julie Berry.

THRILLER: On Borrowed Time, by David Rosenfelt.

CLASSIC UPCOMING BOOK FOR MAY: Iola Leroy, by Frances Ellen Watkins.

New Adult Non-Fiction Collection

�Having Children After Cancer,� by Gina M. Shaw.  A guide to make informed choices before and after cancer treatment and build the family of your dreams.

�The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet,� by Karin Knight and Tina Ruggiero.  A recipe book of more than 200 delicious and nutritious foods for baby.

�Pretty Neat,� by Alicia Rockmore and Sarah Welch.  A guide offering simple methods to reduce stress and realize that perfection isn�t necessary.

�Defusing Angry People,� by Kevin Fauteux.  A practical tool for handling bullying, threats, and violence.

�The Write Start�, by Jennifer Hallissy.  A guide to nurturing your child�s writing at every stage from scribbling to forming letters and writing stories.

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