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SPINNING A YARN ABOUT BASEBALL page 3 READING & RIDING

AUDIOBOOKS AND VACATION TRAVEL page 4 TUNE IN AT THE LIBRARY

A NOTEable SUMMER FOR MUSIC page 5 ALICE C. SABATINI GALLERY

summer readers are winners

Seventh-Day Adventist students receive grand championship reading trophy for 2011 from their teacher/principal Sara Henninger.

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ids love the prizes they earn for reading: a free book, bowling passes, ice cream and chocolate, among other rewards. Parents love knowing that their kids’ test scores won’t fall off when school resumes. Sign up the whole family for summer reading at summerfest.tscpl.org. There you can also see the grand prizes up for grabs to some lucky readers. Children’s reading skills begin to dry up when the educational “faucet” is turned off over the summer. Your library helps prevent that backwards slide. Keeping reading skills sharp is as easy as picking up a book or magazine for 15 minutes per day during the summer. How do we know it works? In partnership with three local schools, we studied students’ reading test scores pre- and postsummer reading. We found that 80 percent

of summer reading participants read at or above grade level when they returned to school. Developing good reading skills leads to success in other subjects as well. “Reading is part of everything you do,” said Leah Anderson, one of two homework coaches at the library. “Even when children are working with math problems, reading concepts are being used.” Teachers will have sharper students, and schools may earn ultimate bragging rights. Schools with at least 10 percent of their student body participating earn a trophy. Schools with 25 percent or more of their students reading receive a trophy and prize pack of books. “Once kids have reached middle school – could be earlier – and we continued on page 15 see READERS

A CUT ABOVE ART EXHIBIT FOR CHILDREN page 6 EBOOKS IN LIBRARIES

SIGN THE PETITION FOR EBOOKS page 6 LIBRARY TRUSTEE MELISSA MASONER

MARKET PLACE OF IDEAS page 7 ON THE ROAD

THE LIBRARY ON WHEELS page 8 FREE COMPUTER CLASSES

YOUR LIBRARY SCHEDULE FRIDAY FLICKS

MONDAY FARMERS MARKET June-July schedule starts on page 10


this summer

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ven though the ability to read is a few years off, your baby is capable of grasping reading skills right now. Make sure to mark the milestones as your 0to 1-year-and-6-month-old takes his or her first steps to becoming a reader. Participation in our summer Bee a Reader program sets the foundation for becoming a lifelong reader.

We know you moms and dads are busy, so we’ve made it easy to participate with an online program at summerfest.tscpl.org and we will provide buzz-worthy reading prizes to encourage early literacy skills.

1 If your child hasn’t gotten a library card, this will be your first step. Fill out a Read With Me library card application and get a free t-shirt for baby. Already have a library card for you our your child? Skip to step 2. 2 Surf over to summerfest.tscpl.org to sign your tot up for summer reading. There you may download a Bee a Reader reading tracker (also available at the library) to get on your way to raising a reader. 3 On the tracker, you’ll see that we’ve come up with some fun and easy ways to build reading skills – such as how to hold a book properly and even how to clap to a beat. By to Sign Your Pre-Reader Up accomplishing items on the tracker, you are taking baby steps toward literacy. for Summer

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5 Moving beyond summer, register for library programs that set the stage for developing a love of reading later in life. Regular programs like our educational and interactive storytimes are, for many, the gateway to becoming a reader for life. Programs like Baby Bookworms build skills to help your child get ready to attend school. See page 13 for kids’ programs. We also hold annual special storytimes to observe occasions like April’s Week of the Young Child and November’s Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week. 6 Parents can research their own raising-a-reader activities. Check out books, DVDs and magazines, like Jackie Silberg‘s Baby Smarts: Games for Playing and Learning and 125 Brain Games for Toddlers and Twos and Johnson and Johnson’s Your Baby From 6 to 12 Months. You will find the Parenting collection in the Kids Library – just ask for a tour!

4 As your child reaches certain milestones, bring him to the library to get his prizes, including his own book to keep and a canvas tote to carry it in – plus a chance at the grand prize, a handmade baby blanket. Achieve 10 literacy skills and receive a booklet of rhymes

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Achieve another 10 literacy skills and receive the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear At the conclusion of 30 activities or skills you earn a Bee a Reader tote bag 2

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While John Grisham is best known for his legal thrillers, for the past 10 years he has branched out and written in several additional genres. In his latest book, Calico Joe, Grisham takes his first crack at a novel about baseball.

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Below Stairs is an unvarnished account of a young girl’s life of service. A truly fascinating slice-of-life, Margaret Powell’s mem oir shares what life was really like as the lowliest servant of them all. Margaret’s mother told her a life of domestic service meant good foo d, lodgings, and money to call your own, but the 15-year-old kitchen maid started having serious reservations from the beginning of her service. The hard work was ghastly, of cou rse, because life as a kitchen maid mea nt you were the servant to the other serv ants, generally being treated as less tha n human. The only hope was that by watching and helping the cook you might rise from the lowest servant to the highest and become the cook yourself. - Julie Nelson

Calico Joe switches back and forth between two different narratives that take place 30 years apart. One follows the story of Joe Castle (aka Calico Joe) who takes the major leagues by storm in 1973. His career is cut short when he is hit by a pitch by Warren Tracey, who was known to throw at batters on purpose. The other narrative follows Paul, the son of Warren, who has had to live with the knowledge that his father hit Castle on purpose. Paul attempts to set up a meeting between the reclusive Castle and his father who has always denied that he threw at Castle on purpose. Calico Joe hits all of the major themes that you find in a great number of baseball novels. It’s a quick and fun read. - Thad Hartman

read more on the digital branch www.tscpl.org

Laughing Matters@ your Junior library

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Bring the family

mon | jun 11 | 2 pm see page 14 for more information TOPEKA & SHAWNEE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY CONNECTNOW

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AUDIOBOOKS @your

Arrive at your vacation destination in a good mental state. Audiobooks can make miles fly by. Here are some new audiobooks (for adults and families) we think you’ll like listening to on your summer road trip.

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Stolen Prey by John Sandford (13.75 hours)

The Boy Who Owned the School by Gary Paulsen (2 hours)

Game Changers by Mike Lupica (4 hours) LISTEN TO AN AUDIOBOOK ON YOUR WAY FROM TOPEKA TO...

Ghost Knight by Cornelia Funke (6 hours)

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Royals Game Tallgrass Prairie Reserve Rolling Hills Zoo Fort Scott Cowtown Kansas Cosmosphere Boot Hill Museum Kansas Chalk Pyramids Cimarron National Grassland

The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection by Alexander McCall Smith (9 hours)

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ouring the library’s Travel Neighborhood to choose your next destination – a quiet getaway or an action-packed adventure – is a smart way to plan a trip and save money. It’s also a fun place to browse. What can you expect to find? Popular guidebooks by Lonely Planet, Frommer’s, Fodor’s, Moon Handbooks, National Geographic and Let’s Go are scattered throughout this geographically organized collection. For an outdoor-focused getaway, choose to visit a National Park detailed in National Geographic’s new Guide to National Parks of the United States. Woodall’s North American campground directory is a great source for RVers. For pet-friendly places to stay, Traveling with Your Pet: The AAA PetBook lists AAAapproved lodging. Road trippers will appreciate Rand McNally’s Road Atlas for US, Canada and Mexico, shelved at the end of the travel section. Nontraditional guides such as Graphic USA: An Alternative Guide to 25 US Cities written and TOPEKA & SHAWNEE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY CONNECTNOW

researched by artists living in those cities, and Discover Native America, an exceptional historical and cultural overview of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah, offer unique perspectives that will enhance your experience. Marci Penner’s 8 Wonders of Kansas! Guidebook is a must-have for Kansas travelers. Travel bags for destinations such as Kansas City, Minnesota, Chicago and even Alaska can be reserved and checked out for three weeks. Thinking about a European vacation? Lonely Planet’s Europe on a Shoestring: Big Trips on Small Budgets is a good starting point. If Paris is your dream getaway, look at Blue Guide’s Paris to learn about the famous museums, art and architecture you’re about to explore. Reduce cultural barriers and check out the phrase books for languages such as 4

German, French and Italian. These easy-totransport books are at the beginning of the travel section. Destination-challenged? Spend time flipping through the books on the Places to Go shelves for inspiration. Travel memoirs are often adventurous and make good beach reads. Many can be found in the Travel Stories section. Some authors I suggest are Jeffrey Tayler, Bill Bryson, Kira Salak and Tim Cahill. Armchair travel enthusiasts should pick up a copy of Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust to Go: Recommended Reading for Travelers, Vagabonds, and Dreamers, the Best American Travel Writing series, or watch a DVD about a place that intrigues you. Take a trip to the library this summer, save money on planning expenses, and share your stories with us! –Kim Sain

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live music AT THE LIBRARY ALL SUMMER LONG

usic fans, mark your calendars. Summer brings an impressive lineup of entertainers to delight young and old alike. Fans of past American Idol winner Carrie Underwood will love Megan Leigh, a Kansas native who brings her country music stylin’s to the library Wednesday, June 27 at 4pm. Catch her

act while you can; this artist’s star is rising fast.

For a “classic” experience, try the Sunflower Music Festival Saturday, June 9. Enjoy chamber music as young musicians from the Blanche Bryden Sunflower Music Institute impress us with their mastery of instruments. For classical music on a Steinway grand piano, attend Playful Pianists, featuring recitals by students 11 to 22 years old who earned spots in the University of Kansas’ prestigious International

The Sal Cruz Drumline (Cruzline) features 30 teens, freshmen to seniors, drumming and dancing during three performances on June 6 (see page 13). Members must meet criteria including good grades and attitudes. They practice at night and on weekends and perform more than 100 times a year.

Institute for Young Musicians. Saturdays all summer long, drop by at 10am to hear Kyler Carpenter play guitar and tell stories for your family. Take the entertainiment home! Hundreds of CDs can be checked out from our collection or download music from www.tscpl.org. Click “Music Downloads” under the Find Stuff tab.

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Kaw RekaiveKarnsRasowing Club Top Help fill the library’s shelves with books. Your gift of at least $35 helps add rows of books to the collection. Being a member is something you’ll be proud of – providing more bestsellers, more books for your children, and more ebooks to download. To join the Buy a Book Club, contact The Library Foundation today at 785-580-4498 or donate online at foundation.tscpl.org. TOPEKA & SHAWNEE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY CONNECTNOW

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Get a library card if you don’t already have one.  Go to summerfest.tscpl.org and click on the reading program 

that corresponds to your age and/or your kid’s age. There are four age categories from birth to adult.

Read from May 28–July 27 and earn prizes and a chance at our grand 

prizes, including a Kindle Fire™ or Nook Tablet.™ Visit the library or a bookmobile for prizes and ask a librarian for ideas on what to read next.

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Ap Cut Above

In the City | Béatrice Coron

ALICE C. SABATINI GALLERY’s 11TH annual ART EXHIBIT FOR CHILDREN

aper snowflakes and paper dolls – everyone remembers creating these charming crafts as a child. And just as you have grown up, so has the medium of paper cutting. See for yourself at A Cut Above, a paper cut exhibit showing at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery June 1–July 13. The exhibit features renowned artists Béatrice Coron, Angie Pickman, Clay Rice, Cindy Ferguson and Nikki McClure, who have taken the art form to new heights.

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Despite being an art exhibit for children, the modern, whimsical, intricately cut silhouettes will leave children and adults awe-struck. Look deep into the art for hidden surprises, like a dinosaur in a living room depicted in one of Coron’s pieces. Play in our shadow puppet theatre and create a paper puppet to call your own.

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At the front of the gallery be sure to visit the teen-curated exhibit, featuring items with a dream and nightmare theme. Students from area high schools have been meeting with gallery staff for months to plan this exhibit. Opening reception is just in time for the June 1 ArtWalk. Hone your child’s artistic skills by signing him or her up for our free art classes (see page 11 and 13), including Silhouettes as Art, where teens make life-sized sillouettes of themselves for display in the library during summer. Teens enjoy the hands-on aspects of our World, Art and You series. It’s on hiatus for the summer, but look for times and dates for that program in our Aug./Sept. schedule. In addition to our events, many books, magazines and DVDs are available for checkout to explore the world of art making, whatever your skill level.

Take-out Meals Packaged and ready to go. Inquire for meal availability. One day’s notice please.

Sign the petition at ebooksforlibraries.com

Meat and Cheese Tray.................... $50 (3 Meats and 3 Cheeses with Crackers)

ooks are our brand. We love them, and so do you. Unfortunately, our ability to invest in ebooks is being hampered, and thus, so is your access to ebooks at the library.

Fruit Tray or Vegetable Tray........... $40 Lasagna, 12-inch pan............................. $19

Some of the largest publishing companies are adding restrictions and price increases, or simply not selling ebooks to libraries at all. We’re not standing idly by waiting for publishers to decide the best business model for ebooks in libraries. We’re petitioning publishers now for change, and we invite you to the cause.

Meatloaf, 2 pounds............................... $12 BBQ Beef........................................... $8/lb.

Be heard. Share your voice at ebooksforlibraries.com and send this link to readers you know. Once we hit 10,000 signatures, we will mail the petition to publishers.

Mini Cinnamon Rolls....................... $9/doz.

Signing it will encourage publishers to work with libraries to: • Provide digital content to libraries. • Allow libraries to have access to books in all formats. • Develop a business model that allows publishers and authors to thrive while ensuring that libraries can continue to serve readers and build collections for our communities. TOPEKA & SHAWNEE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY CONNECTNOW

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meet the trustee

DIY@your library

your Home Improvement project center

Melissa Masoner

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o-it-yourself TV shows make repairs look so easy, and all their home improvement projects are finished in just 30 minutes. But for those of us who need a little more time and help on how to do these projects, turn off the TV and come to the library’s Home Neighborhood. Hundreds of books, manuals, magazines, building plans and DVDs are waiting to help you get started. Located in the West Wing of the library, a Home banner beckons you to discover the tried-and-true expert resources that will help you to repair, to renovate and to remodel your home. . Librarian Marta Miles is the Home Neighborhood specialist. She is available for consultation on your projects. She also posts blogs on www.tscpl.org where do-it-yourselfers will find useful tips. Marta is also involved in planning home improvement programs at the library and in the community. Whether your projects are inside or outside the house, the library is a wonderful source for your home management needs. If this summer is when you are finally ready to build the deck of your dreams, you’ll have the option of watching the DVD Basic Decks Construction & Finishing by Dean Johnson, or using the Better Homes and Gardens Decks: Step-by-step Instructions or following your dreams using Deck Designs (pictured) by Steve Cory. There are many more books and DVDs to choose from, and you can check them out for three weeks, which is definitely more realistic than TV’s 30-minute makeovers!

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elissa Masoner knows Topeka and Shawnee County is home to a great library. Through her work on the library’s Board of Trustees, she helps ensure the library remains a muchbeloved gathering place and resource for the community.

Looking into the next decade, she hopes the library continues to showcase the “best of our democracy,” she said. “With every visit I feel democracy in action. Not only is it a marketplace of ideas but also a place where every one of any age or stage is accepted and respected. Overall, the library is the people’s place, a pillar of and for our entire community.”

FROM THE BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

The Rangers’ Guide to HISTORY with

A lifelong Topeka resident and library cardholder, Masoner now fosters an early love of libraries in her grandchildren.

Dave Schafer & Thom Rosemblum

National Park Rangers give you the inside stories. Tue | Jun 26 | 7:00–8:00 pm Elisha Scott, Colored Lawyer of Topeka

“Taking the grandchildren to the Kids Library is so much fun. I’m excited about the gift of the Dr. Robert and Frankie Best Parman sculpture that shows a child and a beloved dog reading together on a bench,” she said, adding “the new planet gallery is awesome!”

Mon | Jul 30 | 7:00–8:00 pm Linked by Fate and Friendship: Harry S. Truman & Lyndon B. Johnson

Though the changes to the building are impressive, she knows it’s the people who make the library special. A woman of many questions, Masoner especially appreciates the librarians. “They act like there is no dumb question.” She fondly recalls her childhood librarian Sheila O’Conner Reidel, who was “everpresent, welcoming, happy and helpful.”

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Masoner’s library advocacy spirit started young. As a girl she recalls her parents advocating to save the original library building on the Statehouse grounds. She currently serves as the board’s secretary and chairs the library’s new advocacy committee. She is also pursuing a doctorate in education leadership from the University of Kansas. Read more from Melissa Masoner at www.tscpl.org/about/board-of-trustees TOPEKA & SHAWNEE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY CONNECTNOW

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We’re coming to your neighborhood

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summer reading program. We’re even at one of the city’s largest employers, Stormont-Vail HealthCare, delivering books and other materials through a pilot program called Library @ work.

We take the library on the road to 46 preschools, summer camps and other locations, spreading literacy and encouraging participation in our

The Adventuremobile, loaded with materials strictly for kids, offers a new animal each week. Grab a Critter Club card and get it stamped every time you visit. The Adventuremobile makes 12 stops throughout the county each week, including a stop at the Kansas

ho wants to be inside during the summer? Not us! We’re going to be where you are this summer, creating some fun by bringing you the books, the critters, the convenience and the excellent library service you want, where you want it.

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Children’s Discovery Center (see schedule on opposite page). Regular bookmobiles are cruising through your neighborhood, too. With 16 stops, there’s sure to be one close to your home or workplace (see page 15 for schedule).

crew visits 52 different sites every two weeks. When you see us out in the community, say hi and remember to sign up for summer reading.

For those citizens who are physically unable to get to the library, we make it easy to participate in summer reading. Our Red Carpet 8

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adventuremobile

a new storyteller every week

May 29–August 3

meet 10 cool critters in 10 weeks

Join the Fun at these Locations

12:45 PM - 3:15 PM Susanna Wesley 7433 SW 29th St Tue 8:45 AM - 10:00 AM Salvation Army Day Care 1320 SE 6th St

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1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Shawnee North Community Center 300 NE 43rd St Wed 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Christ the King Childcare Center 5973 SW 25th St 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM YWCA 225 SW 12th St

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Thu 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Most Pure Heart of Mary 1750 SW Stone

a new craft every week

a new activity every week

12:45 PM - 3:15 PM YMCA Southwest Branch 3635 SW Chelsea Dr Fri 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Education & Quest Credit Unions 3623 SE 29th St 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM Kansas Children’s Discovery Center 4400 SW 10th Ave

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10:15 AM - 11:30 AM Auburn Community Center 121 W 11th St, Auburn

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Stout Elementary School 2303 SW College

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Mon 8:45 AM - 9:30 AM Security Benefit Academy 1 Security Benefit Place

OUR ing reach Ye d a e r r m m u s goals at

Hear TCTA’s Shannon Reilly and other celebrity readers make the story come alive!

Join the Critter Club!

A new animal each week awaits you on the Adventuremobile. Hop aboard, get your membership card and let the adventures begin!

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tuesdays &thursdays

10am | June 5–July 26

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C ALENDAR OF EVENTS

JUNE june 1 friDay Word: Tables, Tabs Homework Assistance Internet Introduction Cars 2 Horton Hears a Who

9:30 am C 1:00 pm K 1:00 pm C 2:00 pm M 6:30 pm M

june 2 saturday Drop-In Computer Training 9:30 am C Sail into Summer Fun 10:30 am K Gaming for Adults 2:00 pm A June 3 sunday R.E.A.D. Dogs

2:00 pm K

june 4 monday Monday Farmers Market Dreaming up a Challenge E-Mail with Yahoo Silhouettes as Art Homework Assistance Double Dueling Bugs of Kansas Editing Digital Photos

8:00 am A 1:00 pm K 1:00 pm C 2:00 pm T 3:00 pm K 4:00 pm T 6:30 pm K 7:00 pm C

june 5 tuesday Tot Time 9:30 am K Readapalooza 10:00 am K Stories & Crafts 10:00 am K Tot Time 10:30 am K Google It 1:00 pm C Drop-In Computer Training 3:30 pm C Small Business Orientation 6:00 pm BU International Film 6:30 pm M Tot Time 6:30 pm K

june 6 wednesday Sal Cruz Drumline Sal Cruz Drumline Dreaming up a Game Facebook for Beginners Homework Assistance Gadget Drop-In How to Start a Business Sal Cruz Drumline

9:30 am K 11:00 am K 1:00 pm K 1:00 pm C 3:00 pm K 3:30 pm C 6:00 pm BU 6:30 pm K

june 7 thursday Baby Bookworms Readapalooza Stories & Crafts Baby Bookworms Zoo Animals Live Baby Bookworms Excel: Introduction Rain Barrels Gardens

9:30 am K 10:00 am K 10:00 am K 10:30 am K 3:45 pm K 5:30 pm K 7:00 pm C 7:00 pm A

june 8 friday Free ebooks Dreaming up Creativity Look It Up on the Internet Classic Film The Muppets Homework Assistance Charlotte’s Web Teen Board Game Night

9:30 am C 1:00 pm K 1:00 pm C 2:00 pm M 2:00 pm M 3:00 pm K 6:30 pm M 7:00 pm T

june 9 saturday Saturday with Kyler Shadow Puppet Theatre Guys Read Sunflower Music Festival

10:00 am K 11:00 am AR 2:00 pm K 2:00 pm MU

june 10 sunday Author Buttrfli Jones R.E.A.D. Dogs

2:00 pm B 2:00 pm K

june 11 monday Monday Farmers Market Dreaming up a Challenge Literature with Lunch Laughing Matters Junior Homework Assistance Pajama Storytime Teen Writing Group

8:00 am A 1:00 pm K 1:30 pm B 2:00 pm T 3:00 pm K 6:30 pm K 7:00 pm T

june 12 tuesday Tot Time 9:30 am K Journaling 10:00 am A Readapalooza 10:00 am K Stories & Crafts 10:00 am K Tot Time 10:30 am K Drop-In Computer Training 3:30 pm C See Me Save 6:00 pm A Tot Time 6:30 pm K Easy Star Gazing 7:00 pm A june 13 wednesday Dino O’Dell Dino O’Dell Cut, Copy and Paste Dreaming up a Game Homework Assistance Gadget Drop-In Dino O’Dell

9:30 am K 11:00 am K 1:00 pm C 1:00 pm K 3:00 pm K 3:30 pm C 6:30 pm K

june 14 thursday Baby Bookworms Readapalooza Stories & Crafts Baby Bookworms Word: Graphics No Couch Potatoes Baby Bookworms Cooking by the Book Excel: Lists

9:30 am K 10:00 am K 10:00 am K 10:30 am K 1:00 pm C 3:30 pm T 5:30 pm K 7:00 pm B 7:00 pm C

june 15 friday Taming Your Mouse Musical Storytime Dreaming up Creativity Happy Feet 2 Homework Assistance Winnie the Pooh

9:30 am C 10:00 am K 1:00 pm K 2:00 pm M 3:00 pm K 6:30 pm M

june 16 saturday Beatrice Coron Artist Saturday with Kyler

10:00 am AR 10:00 am K

june 17 sunday R.E.A.D. Dogs

2:00 pm K

june 18 monday Monday Farmers Market Dreaming up a Challenge Murder Mystery Event Homework Assistance Double Dueling Word: Graphics

8:00 am A 1:00 pm K 2:00 pm T 3:00 pm K 4:00 pm T 7:00 pm C

june 19 tuesday Beginning Windows 9:30 am C Tot Time 9:30 am K Readapalooza 10:00 am K Stories & Crafts 10:00 am K Tot Time 10:30 am K Editing Digital Photos 1:00 pm C Drop-In Computer Training 3:30 pm C Tot Time 6:30 pm K june 20 wednesday Poppin’ Penelope Word: Introduction Poppin’ Penelope Dreaming up a Game Excel: Introduction Homework Assistance Gadget Drop-In Poppin’ Penelope

9:30 am K 9:30 am C 11:00 am K 1:00 pm K 1:00 pm C 3:00 pm K 3:30 pm C 6:30 pm K

june 21 thursday Baby Bookworms Internet Introduction Readapalooza Stories & Crafts Baby Bookworms Baby Bookworms Conscious Discipline Word: Mail Merge

9:30 am K 9:30 am C 10:00 am K 10:00 am K 10:30 am K 5:30 pm K 6:30 pm A 7:00 pm C

june 22 friday E-Mail with Yahoo Dreaming up Creativity Rio Homework Assistance Tangled

9:30 am C 1:00 pm K 2:00 pm M 3:00 pm K 6:30 pm M

june 23 saturday Saturday with Kyler Shadow Puppet Theatre Smash Bros Tournament

10:00 am K 11:00 am AR 12:00 pm T

june 24 sunday R.E.A.D. Dogs So Many Books

2:00 pm K 3:00 pm B

june 25 monday Monday Farmers Market Dreaming up a Challenge Glow Science Homework Assistance PowerPoint Teen Writing Group

8:00 am A 1:00 pm K 2:00 pm T 3:00 pm K 7:00 pm C 7:00 pm T

june 26 tuesday Do You HULU? 9:30 am C Tot Time 9:30 am K Readapalooza 10:00 am K Stories & Crafts 10:00 am K Tot Time 10:30 am K Drop-In Computer Training 3:30 pm C Tot Time 6:30 pm K Elisha Scott, Colored Lawyer 7:00 pm A

june 27 wednesday Jim Cosgrove Jim Cosgrove Dreaming up a Game Homework Assistance Gadget Drop-In Singer Megan Leigh Jim Cosgrove

9:30 am K 11:00 am K 1:00 pm K 3:00 pm K 3:30 pm C 4:00 pm T 6:30 pm K

june 28 thursday Baby Bookworms Facebook for Beginners Readapalooza Stories & Crafts Baby Bookworms No Couch Potatoes Baby Bookworms Topeka Genealogy

9:30 am K 9:30 am C 10:00 am K 10:00 am K 10:30 am K 3:30 pm T 5:30 pm K 7:00 pm A

june 29 friday Cut, Copy and Paste Dreaming up Creativity Dolphin Tale Homework Assistance

9:30 am C 1:00 pm K 2:00 pm M 3:00 pm K

june 30 saturday Beginning Genealogy Saturday with Kyler Angie Pickman Artist

9:30 am A 10:00 am K 3:00 pm AR

A new way to search the catalog is coming in late May at catalog.tscpl.org.

A=A D U LTs AR=a rt B=B O O K S BU=B U S I N E SS C=co m p ute r K=K I D S [bir th-11 years] M=M OV I E S MU=M U S I C T=T een s [12-18 years] Journaling with Words and Images

Conscious Discipline

Sports Trivia

■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

■ Menninger Room 206

■ Hughes Room 205

■ Marvin Auditorium 101AB

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ADULT Gaming for Adults [18 and older]

If you love games and you need a new challenge, join us on the first Saturday of each month as we play unusual board games. Bring your own or play ours.

Explore personal writing and illustrated journals through writing exercises and appreciating others’ examples. Discover further techniques during open discussion. New writing prompts and image ideas online at www.tscpl.org/tag/journaling.

June: War-related video games on Wii and Xbox

June’s theme: Travel & Exploration

July: Puzzle-themed video games

July’s theme: Focus on Nature

Monday Farmers Market

See Me Save

Sat

Jun 2 Jul 7

2:00–5:00 pm

2:00–5:00 pm

This small market offers the highest quality seasonal produce that is locally grown, along with Kansas wheat bread, Native Kansas plants, fresh herbs, bedding plants, and cut flowers. ■ West Parking Lot, 10th & Garfield

Jun 4–Oct 8

8:00–11:30 am

Rain Barrels and Rain Gardens

See a demonstration on preparing a rain barrel for use in your yard from the Master Gardeners. Then find out how to maximize your landscape features and conserve water by creating a rain garden. See all the beautiful plants associated with this type of garden. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

Thu Jun 7

7:00–8:00 pm

Tue

Jun 12 Jul 10

Achieve a more peaceful home environment. Learn effective and fun ways to connect with your children using Conscious Discipline techniques. Presented by staff from ChildCare Aware of Northeast & North Central Kansas. Registration required. Call 580-4565. Thu Jun 21

10:00–11:30 am 10:00–11:30 am

Tue

Jun 12

■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

Tue

Jun 12

■ Shawnee County Extension Office, 1740 SW Western Ave.

Jun 26

■ Marvin Auditorium 101B

Thu Jun 28

7:00–8:45 pm

Beginning Genealogy

See which annuals, perennials and shrubs will do well with limited watering. This class will be held at the Extension Office so that afterwards you can walk through the Xeriscape Garden maintained by the Master Gardeners. Thu Jul 19

7:00–8:00 pm

Topeka Genealogical Society

Bob Wandell, a member of the Sons of Union Veterans and a history enthusiast, talks about his ongoing project to identify and document all Civil War veterans buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101B

Thu Jul 26

7:00–8:45 pm

Get started in genealogy and learn how to use the print and online resources. Receive a pedigree chart and other helpful forms for keeping records as you research your family tree. Registration is required. Limit 10. Call 580-4540.

7:00–8:00 pm

■ Anton Room 202

Sat TOPEKA & SHAWNEE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY CONNECTNOW

7:00–8:00 pm

David Toland and other staff from the Topeka LDS Family History Center, present What’s New at FamilySearch.org.

Learn how to use your eyes and binoculars to view the night sky from your backyard. Handouts will be useful for watching the Kansas sky over the next three months. Note: This is the last time this program will be held because the instructor is graduating with his doctorate.

3:00–5:30 pm

■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

Topeka Genealogical Society

Easy Star Gazing

Jul 14

Low Water/Drought Tolerate Plants

Tue

6:00–8:00 pm

Sat

Elisha Scott, Colored Lawyer of Topeka

This program revolves around Scott’s life as one of the state’s most noted attorneys, and cases where he fought to win fair treatment for all Kansas school children. Presented by the National Park Service rangers from Brown v. Board of Education.

Learn where to find coupons, how to get freebies, how to earn rewards/cash online and how to maximize your savings at grocery and drugstores. Let Michelle Gee, Circle of Moms online community, help you start your money-saving journey. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101A

6:30–7:30 pm

Knock out the competition at our Sports Trivia – 100 questions in 10 categories from all over the sports world. Up to 8 people per team, with prizes awarded to the top teams. Doors open at 2:30 pm. Registration required. Call 580-4540 or email nhohl@tscpl.org.

10

Jun 30

9:30 am–12:00 pm JUNE–JULY 2012


C ALENDAR OF EVENTS

JULY july 1 sunday No scheduled library events today july 2 monday Monday Farmers Market Dreaming up a Challenge Dark Chocolate Delight Homework Assistance Double Dueling Free eBooks

8:00 am A 1:00 pm K 2:00 pm T 3:00 pm K 4:00 pm T 7:00 pm C

july 3 tuesday Tot Time 9:30 am K Readapalooza 10:00 am K Stories & Crafts 10:00 am K Tot Time 10:30 am K Drop-In Computer Training 3:30 pm C International Film 6:30 pm M Tot Time 6:30 pm K july 4 wednesday Library closed july 5 thursday Baby Bookworms Readapalooza Stories & Crafts Baby Bookworms Taming Your Mouse Zoo Animals Live Baby Bookworms

9:30 am K 10:00 am K 10:00 am K 10:30 am K 1:00 pm C 3:45 pm K 5:30 pm K

july 6 friday Beginning Windows Dreaming up Creativity The Smurfs Homework Assistance

1:00 pm C 1:00 pm K 2:00 pm M 3:00 pm K

july 7 saturday Saturday with Kyler Gaming for Adults

10:00 am K 2:00 pm A

july 8 sunday No scheduled library events today july 9 monday Monday Farmers Market Dreaming up a Challenge Word: Introduction Literature with Lunch Black Light t-shirts Homework Assistance Pajama Storytime Beginning Windows Teen Writing Group

8:00 am A 1:00 pm K 1:00 pm C 1:30 pm B 2:00 pm T 3:00 pm K 6:30 pm K 7:00 pm C 7:00 pm T

july 10 tuesday Tot Time 9:30 am K Journaling 10:00 am A Readapalooza 10:00 am K Stories & Crafts 10:00 am K Tot Time 10:30 am K Drop-In Computer Training 3:30 pm C Tot Time 6:30 pm K Author Debra Stufflebean 7:00 pm B july 11 wednesday The La La’s Sneak, Peek and Read Word: Tables, Tabs Sneak, Peek and Read The La La’s Dreaming up a Game Internet Introduction Homework Assistance Gadget Drop-In The La La’s Sneak, Peek and Read

9:30 am K 9:30 am K 9:30 am C 10:30 am K 11:00 am K 1:00 pm K 1:00 pm C 3:00 pm K 3:30 pm C 6:30 pm K 6:30 pm K

july 12 thursday Baby Bookworms 9:30 am K Excel: Introduction 9:30 am C Readapalooza 10:00 am K Stories & Crafts 10:00 am K Baby Bookworms 10:30 am K E-Mail with Yahoo 1:00 pm C No Couch Potatoes 3:30 pm T Baby Bookworms 5:30 pm K School Readiness Roundup 6:30 pm K Cooking by the Book 7:00 pm B Word: Introduction 7:00 pm C july 13 friday Excel: Lists Dreaming up Creativity Google It Classic Film Kung Fu Panda 2 Homework Assistance Teen Board Game Night

9:30 am C 1:00 pm K 1:00 pm C 2:00 pm M 2:00 pm M 3:00 pm K 7:00 pm T

july 14 saturday Saturday with Kyler Kirigami Guys Read Pianists Around the World Sports Trivia

10:00 am K 11:00 am AR 2:00 pm K 3:00 pm MU 3:00 pm A

july 17 tuesday Word: Mail Merge 9:30 am C Readapalooza 10:00 am K Stories & Crafts 10:00 am K Drop-In Computer Training 3:30 pm C

july 15 sunday No scheduled library events today july 16 monday Monday Farmers Market Dreaming up a Challenge Learn Self Defense Homework Assistance Double Dueling Excel: Introduction

8:00 am A 1:00 pm K 2:00 pm T 3:00 pm K 4:00 pm T 7:00 pm C

july 18 wednesday Magician T.A. Hamilton Cut, Copy and Paste Sneak, Peek and Read Sneak, Peek and Read Magician T.A. Hamilton Dreaming up a Game Homework Assistance Gadget Drop-In Magician T.A. Hamilton Sneak, Peek and Read

9:30 am K 9:30 am C 9:30 am K 10:30 am K 11:00 am K 1:00 pm K 3:00 pm K 3:30 pm C 6:30 pm K 6:30 pm K

july 19 thursday Baby Bookworms Readapalooza Stories & Crafts Baby Bookworms Look It Up on the Internet Baby Bookworms Do You HULU? Drought Tolerate Plants

9:30 am K 10:00 am K 10:00 am K 10:30 am K 1:00 pm C 5:30 pm K 7:00 pm C 7:00 pm A

july 20 friday Musical Storytime Dreaming up Creativity Facebook for Beginners Diary of Wimpy Kid Homework Assistance

10:00 am K 1:00 pm K 1:00 pm C 2:00 pm M 3:00 pm K

july 21 saturday Drop-In Computer Training 9:30 am C Saturday with Kyler 10:00 am K Gadget Drop-In 11:00 am C

july 22 sunday So Many Books

3:00 pm B 8:00 am A 1:00 pm K 2:00 pm T 3:00 pm K 7:00 pm C 7:00 pm T

july 26 thursday Baby Bookworms Readapalooza Stories & Crafts Baby Bookworms PowerPoint No Couch Potatoes Baby Bookworms Facebook for Beginners Topeka Genealogy

9:30 am K 10:00 am K 10:00 am K 10:30 am K 1:00 pm C 3:30 pm T 5:30 pm K 7:00 pm C 7:00 pm A

july 23 monday Monday Farmers Market Dreaming up a Challenge Creatures of the Night Homework Assistance Excel: Lists Teen Writing Group

july 24 tuesday Taming Your Mouse 9:30 am C Readapalooza 10:00 am K Stories & Crafts 10:00 am K Word: Graphics 1:00 pm C Drop-In Computer Training 3:30 pm C

july 27 friday Word: Introduction Dreaming up Creativity Puss in Boots Homework Assistance Trivia Night

9:30 am C 1:00 pm K 2:00 pm M 3:00 pm K 6:30 pm A

july 25 wednesday Beginning Windows Wings of Love Sneak, Peek and Read Sneak, Peek and Read Wings of Love Dreaming up a Game Editing Digital Photos Homework Assistance Gadget Drop-In Open Mic Night Wings of Love Sneak, Peek and Read

july 28 saturday Biggest Storytime Ever! Dream Big Games Smash Bros Tournament Trivia Afternoon

10:00 am K 10:00 am K 12:00 pm T 3:00 pm A

july 29 sunday Author Gladys L. Hargis

2:00 pm B

july 30 monday Monday Farmers Market Homework Assistance Truman and Johnson Word: Mail Merge

8:00 am A 1:00 pm K 7:00 pm A 7:00 pm C

9:30 am C 9:30 am K 9:30 am K 10:30 am K 11:00 am K 1:00 pm K 1:00 pm C 3:00 pm K 3:30 pm C 4:00 pm T 6:30 pm K 6:30 pm K

july 31 tuesday Internet Introduction 9:30 am C Readapalooza 10:00 am K Stories & Crafts 10:00 am K Drop-In Computer Training 3:30 pm C

renewal hotline 580-4424

A=A D U LTs AR=a rt B=B O O K S BU=B U S I N E SS C=co m p ute r K=K I D S [bir th-11 years] M=M OV I E S MU=M U S I C T=T een s [12-18 years] Trivia Night @ your library®

Enter as a team of 5-8 friends, coworkers or family members working together to answer 100 questions from 10 categories. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams! Doors open at 6 pm. The Millennium Café will be open until 6:45 pm. Registration required, begins June 1. Call 580-4540. ■ Marvin Auditorium

Fri

Jul 27

6:30–9:00 pm

Trivia Afternoon @ your library®

Enter as a team of 5-8 friends, coworkers or family members working together to answer 100 questions from 10 categories. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams! Doors open at 2:30 pm. The Millennium Café will be open. Registration required, begins June 1. Call 580-4540. ■ Marvin Auditorium

Sat

Jul 28

3:00–5:30 pm

Kirigami [teens & adults]

ART A Cut Above

Bring your family to the 11th annual art exhibit for children. Artists Angie Pickman, Clay Rice, Béatrice Coron, Cindy Ferguson and Nikki McClure cut holes in paper, making shadows, silhouettes and shapes. The scenes tell delightful stories with lots of surprises. Supported by the Sabatini Endowment. Look for art programs tied to this exhibit in the Kids section.

■ Marvin Auditorium 101A

Sat

Béatrice Coron, an internationally famous artist, combines the art of the silhouette with whimsical stories, fairy tales, and commentary on contemporary life to create intricate paper and Tyvek cutouts. Ask questions of this TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) lecturer, originally from France and now working in New York. ■ Marvin Auditorium

■ Topeka Room 204

Sun Jun 10

TOPEKA & SHAWNEE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY CONNECTNOW

May 17 June 21 July 19 Aug 9 Sept 20 Oct 18 Nov 15 Dec 20

2:00–3:00 pm

Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer is a collection of stories written in Middle English verse at the end of the 14th Century and told as part of a storytelling contest by a group of pilgrims as they travel together. Discussion focuses on The Wife of Bath, The Miller’s Tale and The Reeve’s Tale.

10:00–11:00 am

Angie Pickman, papercut artist, helps you make shadow puppets and shares how she makes her charming video animations. Materials provided. Pickman’s a Kansas artist who studied in New York City. Jun 30

7:00–8:00 pm

Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule

Literature with Lunch

Papercut Demo and Talk [teens & adults]

Sat

Thu Jun 14

Like a Tree is a story about a woman who suffers sexual childhood abuse and how that abuse shapes her life as she journeys from victim to victor. Also discuss Song of Sally (poetry) and other novels. Books available for sale and signing after the talk.

Artist’s Talk [kids and adults]

■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

■ Anton Room 202

11:00 am –12:00 pm

BOOKS

June 1–July 13

Jun 16

Jul 14

Cooking by the Book is a bookclub just for cookbook lovers. Join us as we discuss salad cookbooks and sample great recipes.

Kansas Author Buttrfli Jones

■ Sabatini Gallery

Sat

Cooking by the Book

Learn the art of ancient Asian paper folding and cutting techniques. Registration required. Call 580-4515.

■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

Mon Jun 11

4:00 pm 4:00 pm 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 4:00 pm 4:00 pm 4:00 pm 4:00 pm

1:30–3:00 pm JUNE

3:00–4:30 pm

11

Menninger Room Menninger Room Menninger Room Marvin Auditorium Menninger Room Menninger Room Menninger Room Menninger Room

SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI

SAT

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Library Closed

JULY

SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI

SAT

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

JUNE–JULY 2012


So Many Books, So Little Time

Discuss Thank You For All Things by Sandra Kring. At 12, Lucy Marie McGowan already knows she’ll be a psychologist when she grows up. And her quirky and conflicted family provides plenty of opportunity for her to practice her calling. Registration required. Books provided. Call 580-4540. ■ Menninger Room 206

Sun Jun 24

3:00–4:30 pm

Literature with Lunch

Read and discuss Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry, a 1985 Pulitzer Prize-winning Western novel, which focuses on the relationship of several retired Texas Rangers and their adventures driving a herd of cattle from Texas to Montana. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

Mon Jul 9

1:30–3:00 pm

Kansas Author Debra Guiou Stufflebean

A French Huguenot Legacy is based upon the author’s own heritage as a descendant of Protestants who fled France in the 17th Century in hopes of finding religious freedom in America. Learn how to research your own religious roots using the library’s resources. Books for sale. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101B

Tue

Jul 10

7:00–8:00 pm

Cooking by the Book

Hey cookbook lovers, join this book club that indulges you with cookbooks and other culinary titles. Part of the fun is getting to sample the recipes. ■ Anton Room 202

Thu Jul 12

7:00–8:00 pm

So Many Books, So Little Time

Discuss Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. Sarah, a Jewish 10-year-old girl desperate to protect her brother, locks him in a cupboard—and is never able to come back for him. Sixty years later an American journalist wants to hear Sarah’s story. Registration required. Books provided. Call 580-4540. ■ Menninger Room 206

Sun Jul 22

3:00–4:30 pm

Kansas Author Gladys L. Hargis

You Live Forever details the author’s near-death experience, who she met and the hope she was given to share for easing the pain of separation from family and friends. Books available for sale. ■ Topeka Room 204

Sun Jul 29

2:00–3:00 pm

Linked by Fate and Friendship Harry S. Truman & Lyndon B. Johnson

Go back in time and eavesdrop on history-making telephone conversations between these two presidents. Presented by National Park Service Ranger Dave Schafer, from Brown v. Board of Education, who worked at Truman’s house in Missouri and Johnson’s ranch in Texas. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

Mon Jul 30

7:00–8:00 pm

Business Small Business Orientation

Prospective entrepreneurs find various Topeka resources for starting their own businesses. Presented by the Washburn Small Business Development Center. ■ Menninger Room 206

Tue

Jun 5

Prospective entrepreneurs learn steps to starting a new business, including legal structure, business plans and financial projections. Presented by the Washburn Small Business Development Center. Wed Jun 6

Excel: Lists

Google It

Thu Jun 14 Fri Jul 13 Mon Jul 23

Search for pictures, videos, maps and stuff to buy on the Internet. See your home with Google Maps. Use Google Docs for word processing, spreadsheets and more.

6:00–7:30 pm

How to Start a Business

■ Menninger Room 206

Beyond The Basics

Take the following classes whenever you feel ready for more challenging projects. These classes are presented at a faster pace than the beginning classes. To register, call 580-4606 or e-mail class@tscpl.org.

Tue Fri

Jun 5 Jul 13

1:00–2:30 pm 1:00–2:30 pm

Look It Up on the Internet

Learn to use the library’s online catalog and some electronic resources available from the library or from home.

6:00–8:00 pm

COMPUTER CLASSES

Fri Jun 8 Thu Jul 19

To register for the free classes, call 580-4606 or e-mail class@tscpl.org. All classroom computers have Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2007.

Facebook for Beginners

Sign up for a Facebook account and learn the basics of this popular social networking site. Be sure to bring your e-mail address and password.

■ All classes in the Computer Training Center.

Beginning Classes

Wed Thu Fri Thu

Designed for the new computer user and presented at a relaxed pace. Try taking the classes in the order listed for a good, basic understanding.

Wed Jun 13 Fri Jun 29 Wed Jul 18

9:30–11:00 am 1:00–2:30 pm 9:30–11:00 am

Learn to draw shapes, use clip art, WordArt, and text boxes.

Learn about the keyboard, desktop, icons, start button, task bar, calculator and WordPad.

Thu Jun 14 Mon Jun 18 Tue Jul 24

9:30–11:00 am 1:00–2:30 pm 7:00–8:30 pm 9:30–11:00 am

Learn to crop, rotate, resize, reduce red eye, play with color and use special effects on your digital photos using Google’s Picasa, free online software you can download to your computer.

Learn to set margins and tabs, change fonts, spell check, select text, save and delete files. Jun 20 Jul 9 Jul 12 Jul 27

Mon Jun 4 Tue Jun 19 Wed Jul 25

9:30–11:00 am 1:00–2:30 pm 7:00–8:30 pm 9:30–11:00 am

Create dynamic presentations. Learn to insert slides, add text, graphics, transitions and animations.

Learn basic Internet functions and visit some interesting sites. Jun 1 Jun 21 Jul 11 Jul 31

Mon Jun 25 Thu Jul 26

1:00–2:30 pm 9:30–11:00 am 1:00–2:30 pm 9:30–11:00 am

Learn to set tabs, construct tables and use columns. Fri Jun 1 Wed Jul 11

9:30–11:00 am 9:30–11:00 am

Excel: Introduction to Spreadsheets

Learn to address, compose, reply to and forward messages.

TOPEKA & SHAWNEE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY CONNECTNOW

7:00–8:30 pm 1:00–2:30 pm

Word: Tables, Tabs & Columns

Email With Yahoo! Mail Mon Jun 4 Fri Jun 22 Thu Jul 12

7:00–8:30 pm 1:00–2:30 pm 1:00–2:30 pm

PowerPoint

Internet Introduction Fri Thu Wed Tue

1:00–2:30 pm 7:00–8:30 pm 1:00–2:30 pm

Editing Digital Photos

Word: Introduction to Word Processing Wed Mon Thu Fri

1:00–2:30 pm 9:30–11:00 am 9:30–11:00 am

Word: Graphics

Beginning Windows Jun 19 Jul 6 Jul 9 Jul 25

1:00–2:30 pm 9:30–11:00 am 1:00–2:30 pm 7:00–8:30 pm

Using Microsoft Word, learn to select text, cut, copy and paste.

Learn the proper way to hold and move the mouse. Learn about check boxes, radio buttons, scroll bars and more.

Tue Fri Mon Wed

Jun 6 Jun 28 Jul 20 Jul 26

Cut, Copy & Paste

Taming Your Mouse

Fri Jun 15 Thu Jul 5 Tue Jul 24

1:00–2:30 pm 1:00–2:30 pm

Learn about cells, columns, rows, AutoSum, simple functions or formulas and page setup features.

1:00–2:30 pm 9:30–11:00 am 1:00–2:30 pm

Thu Wed Thu Mon

12

Jun 7 Jun 20 Jul 12 Jul 16

7:00–8:30 pm 1:00–2:30 pm 9:30–11:00 am 7:00–8:30 pm

Familiarity with basic Excel is required for this class. Learn the basics of data lists or tables. Create field names, sort lists and link worksheets. 7:00–8:30 pm 9:30–11:00 am 7:00–8:30 pm

Word: Mail Merge & Mailing Labels

Create mailing labels, envelopes, personalized form letters and directories by combining a data list with Word. Thu Jun 21 Tue Jul 17 Mon Jul 30

7:00–8:30 pm 9:30–11:00 am 7:00–8:30 pm

Do You Hulu?

Explore current trends for entertainment on the Internet including YouTube videos, Hulu television and movies, webcams, museum tours and more. Tue Jun 26 Thu Jul 19

9:30–11:00 am 7:00–8:30 pm

Free eBooks @ your library®

Learn how to use your eReader with our free ebook services. Learn how to bB, and transfer ebooks to your Sony eReader, Barnes & Noble Nook, Kindle, Kobo eReader, Pandigital Novel, or iPad. Registration required. Call 580-4606 or email class@tscpl.org. Fri Jun 8 Mon Jul 2

9:30–11:00 am 7:00–8:30 pm

Gadget Drop-In

Bring your eReader, tablet computer, cell phone, smart phone or MP3 player to a Gadget Drop-in. We try to answer your questions and give some tips on how to make your gadgets more useful and fun. Come and go anytime during the session. Registration required. Call 580-4606 or email class@tscpl.org. And, be sure to let us know what gadget you will bring. Wed Wed Wed Wed Wed Wed Sat Wed

Jun 6 Jun 13 Jun 20 Jun 27 Jul 11 Jul 18 Jul 21 Jul 25

3:30–5:00 pm 3:30–5:00 pm 3:30–5:00 pm 3:30–5:00 pm 3:30–5:00 pm 3:30–5:00 pm 11:00 am–12:30 pm 3:30–5:00 pm

Drop-In

Practice new computer skills, learn to use a mouse or get a little help with computer problems. This is also a good time to learn more advanced techniques, learn to use a scanner, or work on job applications and resumes. Questions about your laptop? Bring it in. Come and go anytime during the session. Registration NOT required. Sat Tue Tue Tue Tue Tue Tue Tue Sat Tue Tue

Jun 2 Jun 5 Jun 12 Jun 19 Jun 26 Jul 3 Jul 10 Jul 17 Jul 21 Jul 24 Jul 31

9:30–11:00 am 3:30–5:00 pm 3:30–5:00 pm 3:30–5:00 pm 3:30–5:00 pm 3:30–5:00 pm 3:30–5:00 pm 3:30–5:00 pm 9:30–11:00 am 3:30–5:00 pm 3:30–5:00 pm

JUNE–JULY 2012


Blockbuster Wednesday Sal Cruz Drumline

KIDS Friday Flicks [all ages]

It’s showtime for the whole family every Friday during June and July from 2:00–4:00 pm. Movies are held in The Edge. See film listing in the Movies category.

Sail into Summer [all ages]

Build a boat and race it down a raingutter track in our Amazing Boat Race. Visit with kids who sail, learn from Safe Kids Shawnee County and talk boat safety with the U.S. Coast Guard. See a real sailboat and talk to folks from the Shawnee Lake Yacht Club. Sink a boat, play games and create fun nautical crafts. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101A, Story Zone, Lingo Story Room, outside

Sat

Jun 2

10:30 am –1:30 pm

R.E.A.D. Dogs [all ages]

Dogs are man’s best friend, but a child’s best listener. Grab your favorite book and read to the Reading Education Assistance Dogs. These dogs are registered therapy animals that volunteer at the library with their owners. ■ Story Zone

Sun Jun 3, 10, 17, 24

2:00–3:00 pm

Dreaming up a Challenge [5–12 years]

Don’t let your brain fall asleep this summer. How much do you remember from the school year? Challenge your friends, meet the Homework Center coaches and play the trivia challenges they’ve dreamed up. ■ Homework Center 121D

Mon Jun 4, 11, 18, 25 Mon Jul 2, 9, 16, 23

1:00–3:00 pm 1:00–3:00 pm

Bugs of Kansas [all ages]

See a bug collection and learn more about beetles, butterflies, spiders and other bugs that live in and around Topeka, including live exotics. Presented by Janeen Walters, the Topeka Audubon Society. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

Mon Jun 4

7:00–8:00 pm

Stories & Crafts [3–5 years]

Stories, songs and activities that encourage a love of reading and help develop school skills. Each session counts for 30 minutes toward kids’ summer reading goal. A different craft activity each week. We’ve changed location for the summer, but you and your kids can expect the same fun times. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

Tue Thu Tue Thu

Jun 5, 12, 19, 26 Jun 7, 14, 21, 28 Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Jul 5, 12, 19, 26

10:00–11:00 am 10:00–11:00 am 10:00–11:00 am 10:00–11:00 am

Readapalooza [grades 2–5]

Grab some carpet and let us entertain you with stories that will leave you wanting more. Different hosts will read fun and intriguing books. Each session counts as 30 minutes of credit toward completing your summer reading goal. Shannon Reilly, Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy, will be our first reader. Be prepared to enjoy his wit and sense of humor as you listen to a story. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101AB

Tue Thu Tue Thu

Jun 5, 12, 19, 26 Jun 7, 14, 21, 28 Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Jul 5, 12, 19, 26

Guys Read Club [7–12 years]

They’re loud, fun and energetic! Sal Cruz’s summer drumline entertains you with a variety of thunderous percussion instruments: quads, snare and bass drums. Families with kids that can take the noise and excitement will love this local talent.

■ Lingo Story Room 121

■ Marvin Auditorium – Doors open 15 min. prior to performance.

Sat Sat

Dreaming up a Good Game [5–12 years]

Plus, craft time. Registration required. Call 580-4565.

Wed Jun 6

Wed Jun 6, 13, 20, 27 Wed Jul 11, 18, 25

■ Lingo Story Room

Mon Jun 11 Mon Jul 9

1:00–3:00 pm 1:00–3:00 pm

Wed Jun 13

9:30–10:00 am 10:30–11:00 am 5:30–6:00 pm 9:30–10:00 am 10:30–11:00 am 5:30–6:00 pm

Jun 8, 15, 22, 29 Jul 6, 13 , 20, 27

Wed Jun 20

1:00–3:00 pm 1:00–3:00 pm

■ Sabatini Gallery

10:00–11:00 am 10:00–11:00 am

Sat

Shadow Puppet Theater Presents! Part I [8–12 years]

Jun 9

Wed Jul 11

10:00–10:30 am 10:00–10:30 am

Jun 23

9:30–10:30 am 11:00 am–12:00 pm 6:30–7:30 pm

School Readiness Roundup [3–5 years]

Participate in activities that help prepare your child for kindergarten. Learn about the Kindergarten Readiness Checklist used by local schools. This program is cosponsored by Capital Area Smart Start & ChildCare Aware. Registration required. Call 580-4565. ■ Lingo Story Room 121

Thu Jul 12

6:30–7:30 pm

Blockbuster Wednesday Magician T.A. Hamilton

9:30–10:30 am 11:00 am–12:00 pm 6:30–7:30 pm

Hamilton combines his superb comedic talents with exquisite sleight of hand and sleight of mind. Watch as he tosses in a healthy dose of hilarious ventriloquism. This show is great for families with kids who love some major mystery and illusion. ■ Marvin Auditorium – Doors open 15 min. prior to performance.

Wed Jul 18

11:00 am–12:00 pm

9:30–10:30 am 11:00 am–12:00 pm 6:30–7:30 pm

FRIENDS ANNUAL BOOK SALE SEPTEMBER 14, 15 & 16

Learn about the multicultural art form of shadow puppetry. Make a puppet with moveable joints. Registration required. Call 580-4515 Sat

■ Marvin Auditorium – Doors open 15 min. prior to performance.

Learn the art of storytelling through the multicultural art form of shadow puppetry. Use puppets, scenery and props to help. Registration required. Call 580-4515.

■ Story Zone and Lingo Story Room

■ Sabatini Gallery

This whimsical female duo brings a new style of music and harmonies to the kid’s music scene. Parents and children will love singing and dancing to such old-time favorites as Footloose, Red Red Robin and The Twist. Jill Simpson and Kim Grassman will have you on your feet and rockin’ to the beat.

9:30–10:30 am 11:00 am–12:00 pm 6:30–7:30 pm

Shadow Puppet Theater Presents! Part II [8–12 years]

Join Kyler and friends as they treat your whole family to a wiggly, giggly good time. Jun 9, 16, 23, 30 Jul 7, 14, 21

Blockbuster Wednesday: The La La’s

■ Marvin Auditorium – Doors open 15 min. prior to performance.

Stories and Music with Kyler [all ages]

Sat Sat

Wed Jul 11, 18, 25, Aug 1 9:30–10:00 am 10:30–11:00 am 6:30–7:00 pm

Witness one of the most talented balloon artists in the country as she takes the stage with a wildly entertaining comedy magic show. Penny’s unique sense of humor, unparalleled twisting speed, and encyclopedic balloon knowledge will have families with elementary-age kids wowed.

3:45–4:30 pm 3:45–4:30 pm

Get your creative energy flowing with art and craft projects. Let Leah or Tracie, our Homework Center coaches, guide you through some original cut-andpaste experiences.

Fri Fri

■ Lingo Story Room

Blockbuster Wednesday Poppin’ Penelope

Dreaming up Some Creativity [5–12 years]

■ Homework Center 121 D

Bubbles and books, wiggles and songs! Early literacy exercises for toddlers and adults to enjoy together. Registration for the four-week session begins 9am, Wednesday, June 23. Call 580-4565.

6:30–7:00 pm 6:30–7:00 pm

Kyler sings, plays the guitar, and reads entertaining books for your family.

■ Story Zone Fri Jun 15 Fri Jul 20

9:30–10:30 am 11:00 am–12:00 pm 6:30–7:30 pm

Sneak, Peek & Read [18–24 months]

Musical Storytime for Everybody [all ages]

Zoo Animals Live [all ages]

Thu Jun 7 Thu Jul 5

Wed Jun 27

■ Marvin Auditorium – Doors open 15 min. prior to performance.

Meet some of the Topeka Zoo animal residents up close as Rachel Kilian, Education Specialist, helps you separate animal fact from fiction. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101B

■ Marvin Auditorium – Doors open 15 min. prior to performance.

Play, dance and sing with Dino O’Dell (Kevin Dolan). Enjoy some of his best hits including Itty Bitty Monsters, The Peanut Butter Pond, The Pizza Polka, and Worms They Really Hit the Spot. Families with preschoolers and young elementary-age kids will love Dino.

Entertaining our youngest readers with stories, songs and bounces. Thu Jun 7, 14, 21, 28 Thu Jul 5, 12, 19, 26

2:00–3:00 pm 2:00–3:00 pm

Blockbuster Wednesday: Dino O’Dell

Baby Bookworms [0–18 months] ■ Lingo Story Room 121

Jun 9 Jul 14

Kid-rocker Jim Cosgrove is back with his high-energy, interactive program loaded with laughter, singing and dancing for families with elementary-aged children. Join the act as Jim performs his original songs and shares his box of instruments from all over the world. Come early for the best seats.

9:30–10:30 am Pajama Storytime [3–5 years] 11:00 am–12:00 pm Wear your pajamas to the library! Bring along a fuzzy 6:30–7:30 pm friend and your blanket. Stories, songs and finger plays.

Pick your player piece, shuffle those cards and roll the dice. Give a new or classic board game a whirl. Bring along a friend to play against or try to out-strategize one of our Homework Center coaches, Leah or Tracie. It’s fun. ■ Homework Center 121D

Blockbuster Wednesday: Mr. Stinky Feet

Hey dudes who love to read! Let’s hang out, read the same book, talk about it, and do some other fun stuff based on the book. Yes, of course, snacks will make an appearance. Registration required. Call 580-4565.

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Blockbuster Wednesday Wings of Love

Yvonne Patterson introduces families with elementaryaged kids to many of her talented feather friends such as naughty Tiki Toco Toucan. Watch parrots play basketball, bowl, skate, spell words and raise the flag. A lory hip-hops, break-dances and drives a firetruck. Be amazed by Patterson’s graceful owls. ■ Marvin Auditorium – Doors open 15 min. prior to performance.

Wed Jul 25

9:30–10:30 am 11:00 am–12:00 pm 6:30–7:30 pm

Dream Big Game Day! [parents & kids]

Stop by throughout the morning and have some extreme fun playing really big games. Try these on for size: giant dominoes, huge checkers, enormous bowling, mammoth Connect Four and gargantuan card games. ■ Lingo Story Room, Family Zone

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Jul 28

10:00 am–12:00 pm

Biggest Storytime Ever! [all ages]

Dream big with us as we present our longest storytime ever. Stories and songs will be going on all morning. Drop by anytime to hear Kyler, his library friends and local celebrities read fun stories to conclude our Summerfest program. ■ Story Zone

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Jul 28

10:00 am–12:00 pm

Homework Center [5–18 years]

Homework coaches help kids with questions and assignments. ■ Homework Center 121D

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1:00–5:00 pm

MOVIES Friday Flicks [all ages]

It’s showtime for the whole family every Friday during June and July from 2:00–4:00 pm. Movie listings are subject to change. ■ The Edge

Jun 1 – Cars 2 Jun 8 – The Muppets Jun 15 – Happy Feet Two Jun 22 – Rio Jun 29 – Dolphin Tale Jul 6 – The Smurfs Jul 13 – Kung Fu Panda 2 Jul 20 – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Jul 27 – Puss in Boots

A Storybook Film Series: Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! [all ages]

Classic Film: The Magnificent Seven

■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

Fri

Jun 8

Sunflower Music Festival [all ages]

Talented young musicians from the Blanche Bryden Sunflower Music Festival Summer Institute delight us with a performance of inspiring chamber music. ■ Marvin Auditorium 101AB

2:00–5:00 pm

Sat

A Storybook Film Series: Charlotte’s Web [all ages]

Fri

Jun 8

6:30–8:30 pm

■ Marvin Auditorium 101C

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Jun 15

6:30–8:30 pm

■ Marvin Auditorium

Jun 22

Mon Jun 4

Bring your cards and pit your wits against other Yu-GiOh and Magic players in tournaments for both games. ■ The Edge

International Film: The Fifth Horseman is Fear

Mon Jun 4, 18 Mon Jul 2, 16

Fri

Jun 1

Teen Board Game Night [12–18 years]

■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

■ The Edge

Tue

Jul 3

If you’ve never been chased by zombies, escaped from a haunted house or triumphed at world domination, here is your chance. Play some of our board games to curb your appetite for perilous exploration and world conquest. They’re more fun than the real thing.

6:30–8:45 pm

Fri Fri

Classic Film: Murder on the Orient Express

When murder occurs aboard the Orient Express, detective Hercule Poirot agrees to interview all aboard the famous train’s Calais coach, hoping to find the killer of an American millionaire before the local police arrive. 1974 | color | 127 minutes ■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

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Jul 13

Jun 5

7:00–8:00 pm 7:00–8:00 pm

The youth off-shoot of the popular Laughing Matters Improv Comedy Troupe from Topeka Civic Theater offers comic sketches and games based on audience suggestions. Laughing Matters Junior has humor that appeals to everyone. Bring your whole family for some fun with these super-talented comedians.

2:00–5:00 pm

■ The Edge

Mon Jun 11

2:00–3:00 pm

Teen Writing Group [12–18 years]

Become acquainted with the night. Explore the dark through creative writing as we tackle new styles, forms and genres.

6:30–8:30 pm

■ The Edge

Mon Jun 11, 25 Mon Jul 9, 23

Set in 1918, 17-year-old Riyo is sent from Japan to Hawaii to be a mail-order bride. However, her future husband is at least 25 years her senior and marriage is now out of the question. © Miramax | Japan | 1995 | Rated PG-13 | 98 minutes Tue

Jun 8 Jul 13

Laughing Matters Junior [all ages]

International Film: Picture Bride

■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

4:00–6:00 pm 4:00–6:00 pm

A powerfully presented story of an apathetic Jewish physician who agrees to harbor a fugitive underground fighter in Nazi-occupied Prague and who goes on a search for morphine to nurse the man’s wounds. © Orion | Czechoslovakia | 1966 | 100 minutes | B&W | unrated

Watch how Horton the Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his jungle neighbors who refuse to believe it exists. 2008 | Rated G | 86 minutes ■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

2:00–4:00 pm

Double Dueling: Yu-Gi-Oh [11–18 years] Magic: The Gathering [14+ years]

6:30–8:30 pm

7:00–8:00 pm 7:00–8:00 pm

No Couch Potatoes Needed [11–18 years]

Physical Therapist Natalie Sykes leads you in stress-relieving aerobics, martial arts or meditative exercises. Learn to make or choose healthy snacks at each program.

6:30–8:45 pm

■ The Edge

Thu Jun 14, 28 Thu Jul 12, 26

A dead body has been discovered at a construction site, and it’s up to you to find the murderer. Examine clues and inspect the crime scene and other locations to eliminate suspects and identify the killer. Bring your deductive powers to the library to nab the offender before he or she strikes again. ■ Marvin Auditorium

Mon Jun 18

National Smash Brothers Tournament [12–18 years]

Gamers get ready! Let’s Smash our way to the top in this series of national tournaments set against libraries across the country. ■ The Edge

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See how chemical reactions can turn everyday ingredients into amazing glowing creations. ■ Marvin Auditorium

Mon Jun 25

2:00–3:00 pm

Country Pop Singer Megan Leigh [all ages]

No tickets required to see Megan Leigh, a music artist who is often compared to country superstars Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift. Megan pulls inspiration from her own life experiences to bring songs to her fans that they can relate to. Check out her music at meganleighofficial.com. ■ The Edge

Wed Jun 27

4:00–5:00 pm

Dark Chocolate Delight [11–18 years]

Calling all chocolate lovers! Make your own delicious chocolate creation, play fun chocolate-themed games, and win treats in a chocolate trivia contest. ■ Marvin Auditorium

Mon Jul 2

2:00–3:00 pm

Black Light T-shirts [11–18 years]

Everybody loves a black light. Create an amazing effect with black t-shirts and fluorescent paints that will wow everyone! ■ Marvin Auditorium 101AB

Mon Jul 9

2:00–3:00 pm

Own the Night: Learn Self Defense [11–adult] Learn practical self defense moves and empower yourself. Mr. Moore, a fifth degree black belt instructor from Midwest Martial Arts School, will help you protect yourself using empowering martial arts moves in an eastern tradition of respect, discipline and humility. Please wear athletic clothes. ■ Marvin Auditorium

Mon Jul 16

2:00–3:00 pm

Creatures of the Night Party [11–18 years]

Admit it. You’ve been waiting for an excuse to dress up as a zombie, or a vampire or some other midnightlurker. That’s why we’re having this party, to satisfy your secret cravings. So stagger or fly to the library for snacks and ghoulish party games in this festival of the creepy. ■ Marvin Auditorium

Mon Jul 23

2:00–3:00 pm

Open Mic Night [12–18 years]

Move your band out of the garage and onto a stage. Get the crowd giggling with your comedic talents or dancing to your beat. Whatever your talent, we have a place for you. Come to our casual Open Mic Night and perform if you wish. ■ The Edge

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Glow Science [11–18 years]

Come learn and create your own life-size silhouette for display in The Edge hallway as part of Summerfest. Will you be skateboarding, dancing or just hanging out with the other “shadows”? You are only limited by what you can imagine. Registration required. Call 580-4565.

Discover a fresh twist on the classic Rapunzel tale in this exciting movie. Bandit Flynn Rider and Rapunzel set off on a fantastic journey with two surprising side-kicks. 2010 | Rated PG | 100 minutes Fri

3:00–4:00 pm

Silhouettes as Art [11–18 years]

A Storybook Film Series: Tangled [all ages]

■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

Jul 14

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Delight in this new tale of Winnie the Pooh and friends. Eeyore has lost his tail again and his friends must help him and save Christopher Robin, too. 2011 | Rated G | 63 minutes Fri

2:00–3:00 pm

Enjoy this world-class opportunity to hear young musicians from around the globe. This special performance is brought to you by young pianists attending the 2012 International Institute for Young Musicians at the University of Kansas.

A Storybook Film Series: Winnie the Pooh [all ages]

■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

Jun 9

Playful Pianists from Around the World

Enjoy E.B. White’s classic story of Wilbur the pig and Charlotte the spider and their imaginative plan to keep Wilbur around on the farm. 2006 | Rated G | 96 minutes ■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC

Murder Mystery Event [11–18 years]

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Peasants living in a small Mexican farming village hire seven gunfighters to defend them from a ruthless group of bandits. As the bandits’ next raid approaches, the peasants and gunfighters work together to defend the village. 1960 | color | 128 minutes

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see they are not liking school or they’re struggling, it’s most likely because they are struggling with the basics of reading,” said Tracie Hundley, who coaches students with Leah in the Oveson-Campbell Homework Center.

New this year is the Bee a Reader program for pre-readers. The program encourages parents and their children to do 30 literacy-promoting activities (see page 2).

Summer “break” shouldn’t be a break from reading, she added, no matter how busy a family’s summer gets. We make it easy to get credit for reading. Attendance at our Readapalooza storytime (see page 13) counts toward summer reading goals. Reading magazines, web pages or listening to audiobooks counts too – which may encourage that reluctant reader in your family.

Library cards are required for participation, though children may be signed up under a parent’s card. Our librarians are standing by to serve your summer reading needs. Anyone who is unable to register online can simply ask a librarian at the desk or use the Ask a Librarian function on www.tscpl.org.

“One of the best ways for children to become enthusiastic about reading is by watching their parents model the way,” said LeAnn Petrie, Youth Services supervisor. Adults also reap rewards in the summer reading program. Each adult who reads eight books receives a free Jersey Mike’s sub. Those who keep the pace of a book each week are entered to win weekly prize drawings. All reading for all age ranges must be tracked online at summerfest.tscpl.org and completed by July 27.

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