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Summer Homework For Adults

Launching on July 5 we will offer a unique service, “Preserving Memories.” Bring your VHS videos (remember them?) to the library and we will help you convert them to DVD format. This is ideal for patrons who do not want to lose images and sounds from personal events and celebrations of the past.

Call ahead to make an appointment so that a staff member will be ready to assist you. Now, won’t this be more fun than cleaning out the attic or garage?

Then, the theme for this year’s adult summer reading program is “Pulitzer at 100.” Read selections from 100 years of winning journalism, fiction and non-fiction. Weekly, grab a new “read,” get your card stamped and enter a raffle for an end-of-program prize.

Summer Fun-No Homework-For Kids Whatever the Age

The 24th annual summer reading game for kids will begin Monday June 27. You know the drill, read to your heart’s content, enter into a reading log to qualify for prizes and sign up for programs. Goldie-oldies include art workshops with Helen and Jackie and new for middle age students is a robotics club with Lego Mindstorms EV3. Laptops will be provided. Pre-registration is a must.

And, for the young of spirit, if not of years, we will have Senior Art Workshops in July.

Gas Prices May Be Down

But there must be some days you will be home and searching for an activity? Don’t forget we have museum passes to many area institutions with new this year the New York Historical Society and the Stamford Museum and Nature Center. So take a solo stroll through the Brooklyn Museum on a hot sultry day or grab the family for a day in NYC featuring a trip to the Intrepid.

It’s All About The Real Estate

Architecturally and visually seamless is the word, but did you notice we now have a 3rd (!) Quiet Reading/Meeting Room on the main floor? These rooms can be booked up to three times a week for two hour sessions. And then, of course, there is the deck…..(wi-fi and electric outlets are available on all of these sites.)

Lighter Fare

I know, last newsletter I cited some heavy titles on social issues and  promised lighter fare for this edition. Try Graham Swift’s Mothering Sunday, a feminist Cinderella set in the 1920’s in a Downton Abbey type setting. On DVD we just purchased Vinyl a TV show about drugs, sex and music in the 1970’s. Ah, the good old days.

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