Nature Tots with Katie Struss, the Buena Vista County Naturalist will be here to talk about cool nature themed topics! Nature Tots is the second Wednesday of the month and starts at 10:30am and goes to about 11:30am. This program is geared towards 2-4 year-olds but younger and older children are welcome to come with an adult. Katie will talk about plants, read a story, have a craft, and finish with a snack. We will also be planting special butterfly garden plants so wear old clothes.
Although business has been slow lately for P.I. Kinsey Millhone, she's reluctant to take on the case of locating Beverly Danziger's sister Elaine Boldt. It's a small matter that Beverly should be able to handle herself. So why is she enlisting Kinsey's services? Beverly claims she needs Elaine's signature on some documents so that she can collect a small inheritance. But the whole affair doesn't sit well with Kinsey. And if there's something she's learned in her line of work, it's to always follow your instincts… Things take a turn for the worse when a stranger vandalizes the home of one of Elaine's neighbors and another neighbor turns up murdered. With her reputation and career on the line, Kinsey risks all to find a missing woman and a killer who's waiting in the shadows to strike again…
We conclude the 1950s portion of our Great Directors Series with Alfred Hitchcock's 1959 classic, North by Northwest. Starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint and James Mason, North by Northwest is an American thriller whose electrifying plot turns on a case of mistaken identity: Roger Thornhill, a innocent man (Grant), is pursued across the United States by agents of a mysterious organization. Thornhill is trying to prevent government secrets from being smuggled out of the country by the insidious group, and they make attempts on his life. North by Northwest is numbered among the essential Hitchcock pictures. The movie will begin at 1:00 PM and light snacks will be served.
This month's CommUnity Book Club selection is Allen Esken's suspenseful and award-winning debut novel. College student, Joe Talbert, interviews care home resident and Vietnam veteran, Carl Iverson, for a class writing assignment. He soon learns that Carl has been in jail and is paroled to the nursing home because his health is rapidly declining and he has been given a short amount of time to live. As Joe's interviews continue, he has a harder and harder time reconciling Carl's alleged violent past with the heroic veteran he is getting to know, and seeks to uncover the real truth about Carl's past before it's too late. Contact the library to obtain a copy of this book and join in the discussion.
The library will be open extended hours tonight for a special event for adults. Our Midsummer Celebration will be comprised of adult coloring and a puzzle contest. To participate in the puzzle contest pre-registration is required and space is limited. Please contact the library to register a team of up to four adults. There will be door prizes for both the coloring and puzzle contest that complement our summer reading theme, "Build a Better World." The puzzle contest will also feature prizes for our winners. Contact the library for more information.
This month we are reading Drama by Raina Telgemeier:
Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school's production of Moon Over Mississippi, she can't really sing. Instead she's the set designer for the drama department stage crew, and this year she's determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a middle-school budget. But how can she, when she doesn't know much about carpentry, ticket sales are down, and the crew members are having trouble working together? Not to mention the onstage AND offstage drama that occurs once the actors are chosen. And when two cute brothers enter the picture, things get even crazier!
Building Blunders” introduces children to the marvels of engineering and explores the role of failure as a tool to build even better things. Through hands-on demonstrations, children will learn about building blunders that topple, tilt or twirl – and what engineers can learn from those blunders.
The Science Center of Iowa’s Science @ Your Site outreach program brings fun, engaging experiments to schools and libraries across Iowa. This program highlights the importance of science learning and experimentation beyond the classroom and reflects SCI’s mission to engage and inspire Iowans along their journey of lifelong science learning.