Saturday, July 26, 2008

Dave Rudolf Party

Last night was the library's Get in Game Concert to mark the end of summer reading. The library was happy to welcome Dave Rudolf who put on a great show for the whole family.

Even though Summer Reading has come to an end you still have until August 11th to turn in your completed book logs. Thanks to everyone who came out to the library this summer!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Extra! Extra! More Storytimes and Fun

Next week is the last week of summer reading. There's a lot going on at your library, celebrating all of our great summer reads!

There will be regularly schedule storytimes, Wednesday Lunch on the Lawn, and Thursday afternoon craft.

Also, we've newly added two story times. We hope you can come!
  • Monday July 21, 3 PM - Stories on the Lawn - our preteen volunteers will be reading stories for kids age 3 - 8

  • Tuesday July 22, 7 PM - Pajama Storytime (feel free to come in your pj's, but you don't have to!)

Plus! Don't forget, next Friday July 25, at 7 PM, Dave Rudolf will be performing at the library. Dave is a musician, comedian, and self-described goofball! This will be an all-ages, highly interactive, FUN show.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Lunch on the Lawn - Field Hockey

Today RFPL was glad to welcome Abbey & Emma from the OPRH Field Hockey Team. They taught us about Field Hockey, showed us some of their moves, and then taught us how to play!

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

OPRF Volleyball Players at the Library

Today we were lucky to have 2 members of the OPRF Girl's Volleyball team join us for lunch on the lawn. Hannah and Sarah told us about their experiences playing volleyball and those who came out got a chance to practice with girls.

Join us again next week at noon for Lunch on the Lawn with more local athletes.
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Come in & Create

On Thursday afternoons at 1 pm come to the library for a chance to CREATE! Last week we made collages, join us this week to create a spiral mobile.
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Toddler Time

Join us Thursday mornings at 10 am for Toddler Time with Miss Ellen. Each week there will be something new and fun to do at the library!
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Thursday, July 3, 2008

About a Book - The Green Glass Sea

The Green Glass Sea tells of two girls: Dewey and Suze. Dewey loves to invent and build things - things like radios, robots, and other "gizmos". Like most people in town, Suze thinks Dewey is really strange, but when Dewey's father goes away and she has to move in with Suze's family, the two form an unlikely but strong friendship. Sounds like an ordinary enough story....

But, it isn't ordinary after all. The Green Glass Sea takes place in a town called Los Alamos in the 1940s, during World War II. Los Alamos was a secret place in the middle of the desert, where some of the most brilliant scientists from all over the country were sent to live with their families and work on a top secret mission - to build and test the atomic bomb. This is where Dewey and Suze live their story, and even they don't realize the nature of the project their parents are working on and how it will change the world.

Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for historical fiction, this is a fascinating novel which will provoke much thought and discussion. This is also a Reading Olympics pick for Fall 2008, so get an early start!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Lunch on the Lawn

This week for Lunch on the Lawn, two basketball players from OPRF high school, Aaron and Zach, came to talk to the library about Basketball. The players discussed a history of the game, how to play and then they taught the children some moves. Everyone had a fun time learning about this great sport. Come to next week's Lunch on the Lawn and see for your self!!