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June - August 2013

www.dentonlibrary.com

(940) 349-8752

Guest Performers & Special Events

Guinness World Record-holding juggler David Slick in his exciting variety act!

Friday, June 7 South Branch Library North Branch Library Emily Fowler Library

11 am 2 pm 4 pm

*Due to limited seating & fire code regulations, these programs will require tickets to attend. Free tickets will be handed out one hour before the program.

Splish Splash StoryTime, Jugglers, Zooniversity, Critterman, Art Classes Puppets, StoryTimes, Storm Troopers, Fossils from the Heard Museum, Magician: Gerald Edmundson, Denton Community Theatre, Lego Builders Club, Sharks, Science Adventures Bike Parade, Book Clubs, Zombies, Duct tape, Library Larry Live, Crafts Classes Computer Classes, Texas Trivia, Philosophy How to get Organized Couponing, Hauntings, Writing & More! Look inside to find out what else is happening at the Library for children, teens, and adults.

June 6 - August 2

Volunteer at the Library

2013 Summer Reading Club Read 20 minutes a day for 30 days. Win prizes, books, & more! Registration starts June 6! The Summer Reading Club is an opportunity for participants of all ages to read for fun & earn prizes as they complete their reading goals. Prizes include free books, a party at the Denton Water Works Park, & much more. The Club is co-sponsored by the Texas State Library & Archives Commission, Denton Municipal Electric, & the Friends of the Denton Public Libraries. Participants can join the reading club at any time between June 6 & August 2.

We are searching for very special individuals who wish to share their knowledge, skills, & time by becoming volunteers. Our volunteers play an important role as partners in the Library's mission to enrich & advance the community by providing quality materials & services of educational & leisure value. Volunteer application packets are available online at www.dentonlibrary.com or at any library location.

For a complete schedule of all library events, visit www.dentonlibrary.com. North Branch Library

Emily Fowler Central Library

South Branch Library

3020 North Locust St.

502 Oakland St.

3228 Teasley Ln.


For Children - Guest Performers Goldirocks and the Three Dinosaurs*

Fuzzy, Furry, & Fun Special summer programs include: Animals, Magicians, Scientists, and much more!

Join us for a rockin’ good time with puppeteer Sandy Shrout for a prehistoric twist on this classic tale! All ages welcome. Seating is limited & free tickets will be available starting an hour before show time on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tues. 06/25 Fri. 07/12

Emily Fowler Library North Branch Library

4 pm 4 pm

Denton Community Theatre Roadshow* Sign up for the Summer Reading Club & watch David Slick, Guinness world record-holding juggler, perform his exciting comedy-variety act! Seating is limited & free tickets will be available starting an hour before show time on a first-come, first-served basis.

DCT presents “Dig into Reading!” Enjoy this high-energy, highly interactive mix of stories, songs, & poems presented by the Denton Community Theater. Made possible by the Texas Commission on the Arts. Best for ages 3 & up. Seating is limited & free tickets will be available starting an hour before show time on a first-come, firstserved basis.

Fri. 06/07 Fri. 06/07 Fri. 06/07

Tues. 07/09 Tues. 07/16 Thurs. 07/18

Summer Reading Club Kickoff with David Slick*

South Branch Library North Branch Library Emily Fowler Library

11 am 2 pm 4 pm

Emily Fowler Library South Branch Library North Branch Library

Critterman: Extra Furry*

Heard Museum Mobile Field Investigation:

Critterman is coming & he’s bringing some furry friends (no scales). Seating is limited & free tickets will be available starting an hour before show time on a first-come, first-served basis. Ages 6 & up.

Fossils and Dinosaurs*

Tues. 06/11

Emily Fowler Library

3 pm

Zooniversity* Live Animals! Meet a variety of animals in this educational, interactive program. Ages 6 & up. Seating is limited & free tickets will be available starting an hour before show time on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fri. 06/14 Wed. 07/10

North Branch Library South Branch Library

3 pm 3 pm

Library Larry Live It’s summer, so that means it’s time for Library Larry Live! Come sing, laugh, read, & learn at one of three live performances featuring the puppets from Library Larry’s Big Day. Enter a drawing for prizes, do a craft, & get ready to boogie with Library Larry, Emmy Lou Dickenson, Mr. Chompers, & special guests. Fun for the whole family!

Tues. 06/18 Thurs. 06/20 Wed. 07/24

Fowler Branch Library South Branch Library North Branch Library

3 pm 3:30 pm 3 pm

Reading is Magic!* Magician & sleight-of-hand artist, Gerald Edmundson, is ready to wow you with his entertaining magic show! Seating is limited & free tickets will be available starting an hour before show time on a first-come, first-served basis. Fri. 06/21

South Branch Library

*Ticketed Event Seating is limited & free tickets will be available starting an hour before show time on a firstcome, first-served basis.

4 pm

3 pm 4 pm 3 pm

Join us for an interactive investigation on dinosaurs, how fossils are created, & why they are important. Best for ages 5 & up. Seating is limited & free tickets will be available starting an hour before show time on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Thurs. 06/27 Fri. 07/19

North Branch Library South Branch Library

3 pm 3 pm

Star Wars Celebration Calling all Star Wars fans! Come visit with characters from a galaxy far, far away. Meet members of the 501st Legion in authentic costumes (bring your cameras). Dress as your favorite character & enjoy Star Warsthemed snacks & crafts. Registration is not required, but supplies for crafts may be limited. All ages. May The Force be with you!

Tues. 07/23 Emily Fowler Library

6:30 pm

Whirled on a String* Be amazed by yo-yo World Champion, Valerie Oliver. She will demonstrate the spinning arts of yo-yo, spin top, & Spinabolo. Seating is limited & free tickets will be available starting an hour before show time on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fri. 08/02

South Branch Library

4 pm

Read to Rover Does your child struggle with reading & need low-stress, non-judgmental reading practice this summer? Give your child an opportunity to read one-on-one with a trained, certified therapy dog. Sign up for our Read to Rover program made possible by a partnership with the Therapy Pals of Golden Triangle. Parents or guardians will need to register their children in person & sign a permission slip. Available at all three libraries but days & times vary by location. Space is limited & registration is required. Call 349-8752 to find out more. For children reading on their own; ages 6-11.


For Children All events are without charge & available on a first-come first-served basis unless pre-registration is required. Due to limited seating & fire code regulations, some events will require tickets to attend. Tickets will be available 1 hour before the event. Please call 349-8752 if you or your child need special accommodations to participate. (Groups of 6 or more, please call for special arrangements.)

Summer Reading Club Kickoff with David Slick* Sign up for the Summer Reading Club & watch David Slick, Guinness world record-holding juggler, perform his exciting comedy-variety act! Seating is limited & free tickets will be available starting an hour before show time on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fri. 06/07 South Branch Library 11 am Fri. 06/07 North Branch Library 2 pm Fri. 06/07 Emily Fowler Library 4 pm

LEGO Builders Club

Art Explorers

Love building with LEGOS? Build on the monthly theme or just make an awesome creation. All LEGOS provided by the library (please don’t bring your own.) Ages 6 & up.

Have fun while learning about art & artists. We will read a story, look at & discuss artwork, & create our own works of art at each program. This program is best for children ages 6-8. Please call 349-8752 to register.

Sat. 06/08 & 07/13 Fri. 06/21, 07/19, & 08/16 Emily Fowler Library

4 pm

Critterman: Extra Furry* Critterman is coming & he’s bringing some furry friends (no scales). Seating is limited & free tickets will be available starting an hour before show time on a first-come, first-served basis. Ages 6 & up.

Facts from Fiction – The Science of Stories

Tues. 06/11 Emily Fowler Library

Join us in investigating the natural world described in popular children’s fiction. Explore hands-on activities that combine science & literature: solar-powered toys, mysteries of optical illusions, owl pellet dissection, & more! Program conducted by UNT Chemistry Professor, Amy Petros. Parents & teachers interested in STEM disciplines welcome. Reading of featured books is NOT required. Best for those entering grades 4 - 8.

Bring your toddler (ages 12-24 months) for this evening Toddler Time that promotes literacy, social interaction, & caregiver bonding.

06/07 Scumble by Ingrid Law 06/14 Mysterious Benedict Society by Trent Lee Stewart 06/21 Wonder by R.J. Palacio 06/28 Guardians of Ga’Hoole by Kathryn Lasky Fri. North Branch Library 3:30 pm

3 pm

Twilight Toddler Time

Tues. 06/11, 07/09, & 08/13 Emily Fowler Library

6:30 pm

Mommy and Me Yoga Join Registered Yoga Teacher, Lisa-Elena Furrh, for a mother/baby bonding yoga class. This class is a mix of yoga stretches & exercises for mother & baby. The class is best for newborns to almost crawling infants. Participants should bring a yoga mat/towel to practice on, & a baby blanket, burp cloth, & toy for baby. Space is limited, call 349-8752 to register.

Wed. 06/12, 06/19 & 06/26 South Branch Library

10 am

Weekly Classes for Children

06/12 Diego Rivera – sidewalk chalk murals 06/19 Oops Art 07/10 Alexander Calder – stabiles 07/17 Jackson Pollack – splatter painting Wed. North Branch Library 3 pm

Father’s Day Cards Show dad that you love him by hand-crafting a unique card. For children & teens of all ages.

Thurs. 06/13 North Branch Library Fri. 06/14 Emily Fowler Library Fri. 06/14 South Branch Library

Zooniversity* Live Animals! Meet a variety of animals in this educational, interactive program. Ages 6 & up. Seating is limited & free tickets will be available starting an hour before show time on a firstcome, first-served basis.

Fri. 06/14 North Branch Library Wed. 07/10 South Branch Library

Wear your pajamas & bring your favorite stuffed friend for stories, songs, & puppets just before bedtime.

Tues. 06/18 & 07/30 Emily Fowler Library

StoryTime

Splish Splash StoryTime

Join us for interactive preschool classes that use stories, songs, & puppets to build early literacy skills & prepare children to learn to read. For children ages 1-5 & their caregivers.

At Water Works Park

Toddler Time

Wed. Emily Fowler Library Thu. South Branch Library Fri. North Branch Library Sat. South Branch Library

Participate with your toddler in these special classes that promote literacy & social interaction through stories, songs, & toddlerappropriate activities. For toddlers 12-36 months & their caregivers.

Afternoon Adventure Club

Tues. North Branch Library Tues. South Branch Library Wed. Emily Fowler Library

Tue. North Branch Library Thu. South Branch Library Thu. Emily Fowler Library

9:30 am 10:30 am 9:30 am

7pm

June 10– August 3

Bring your baby to these infant classes that promote infant & caregiver bonding through stories, songs, & activities. For infants birth to 18 months & their caregivers.

9:30 am 9:30 am

3 pm 3 pm

Pajama StoryTime

Mother Goose Time

Tues. South Branch Library Fri. North Branch Library

3 pm 4 pm 4 pm

11 am 10 & 11am 11 am 10 am

Go on amazing journeys through stories each week. Listen to a story, then create a craft or conduct an experiment in this hands-on workshop for kids K-3rd grade.

3 pm 3:30 pm 4:30 pm

Join us for a special StoryTime in the Children’s Play Pool. Admission is waived, but participants will be limited to the Children’s Play Pool & must leave the park by 10:45 am. Co-sponsored by Denton Parks & Recreation Aquatics.

Fri. 06/14 - 07/26 Water Works Park

10 am


For Children B.O.Y.S. - Boys Only Yucky Stories Calling all boys ages 7 to 10 years old! We’ll read & talk about funny, yucky, and gross stories. Each month we’ll feature a new book & exciting activity. Ages 7-10.

06/20 Harry the Poisonous Centipede by Lynne Reid Banks 07/18 NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue and Defense Society by Michael Buckley 08/15 The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan Thurs. Emily Fowler Library 6:30 pm

Reading is Magic!* Magician & sleight-of-hand artist, Gerald Edmundson, is ready to wow you with his entertaining magic show! Seating is limited & free tickets will be available an hour before show time on a first-come, first-served basis. Fri. 06/21 South Branch Library 4 pm

No More Diapers! StoryTime Your children are welcome to wear diapers to this fun-filled StoryTime, but they may not want to after we read potty training stories, sing potty-time songs & see our diaper-less puppet friends! For ages 1-5 & their families.

Sat. 06/22 North Branch Library

10 am

Goldirocks and the Three Dinosaurs* Join us for a rockin’ good time with puppeteer Sandy Shrout for a prehistoric twist on this classic tale! All ages welcome. Seating is limited & free tickets will be available starting an hour before show time on a first-come, firstserved basis.

Tues. 06/25 Emily Fowler Library Fri. 07/12 North Branch Library

4 pm 4 pm

It’s a Girl Thing! A book club for moms and daughters! Join us for refreshments and book discussion. Best for girls ages 9 - 12.

06/26 Wonder by R.J. Palacio 07/17 Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead 08/21 Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls Wed. South Branch Library 4 pm

Heard Museum Mobile Field Investigation: Fossils and Dinosaurs*

Art Adventures: Oil Pastels & Watercolor

Join us for an interactive investigation on dinosaurs, how fossils are created, & why they are important. Best for ages 5 & up. Seating is limited & free tickets will be available starting an hour before show time on a first-come, firstserved basis.

Everyone needs a little art in their life. Draw your favorite jungle animals with black oil pastels & bring them to life with watercolors. Supplies are limited; call 349-8752 to register. Ages 8-12.

Thurs. 06/27 North Branch Library Fri. 07/19 South Branch Library

3 pm 3 pm

Bike Parade Decorate your bikes & then go on a bike parade. Great for bikes, tricycles, bikes with training wheels, & scooters! Wed. 07/03 South Branch Library 10 am

Toddler Dance Party Bring your toddler to dance & sing to silly songs. We’ll Hokey Pokey, Shake Our Sillies Out, & Boogie all morning long! For ages 1-4.

Sat. 07/06 Emily Fowler Library

10 am

Denton Community Theatre Road Show*

3 pm 4 pm 3 pm

Superhero Mega-StoryTime Come & listen to superhero stories, sing superhero songs, & see your puppet friends too. The StoryTime will be followed by crafts & activities. Dressing like your favorite superhero is optional, but encouraged. Best for ages 2-5.

Sat. 07/13 North Branch Library

3 pm

Science Adventures What happens to water when you freeze it or ice when you melt it? Investigate different physical reactions with interactive scientific experiments. Space is limited, so call 349-8752 to register. Ages 8-12.

Sat. 07/20 Emily Fowler Library

4 pm

Learn to Draw! Learn how to draw with the Young Rembrandts! Seating is limited, pre-registration is required. Call 349-8752 to register. Ages 7-12

Tues. 07/23 South Branch Library

3 pm

Star Wars Celebration

DCT presents “Dig into Reading!” Enjoy this high-energy, highly interactive mix of stories, songs, & poems presented by the Denton Community Theatre. Made possible by the Texas Commission on the Arts. Best for ages 3 & up. Seating is limited & free tickets will be available starting an hour before show time on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tues. 07/09 Emily Fowler Library Tues. 07/16 South Branch Library Thurs. 07/18 North Branch Library

Wed. 07/17 Emily Fowler Library

10 am

Calling all Star Wars fans! Come visit with characters from a galaxy far, far away. Meet members of the 501st Legion in authentic costumes (bring your cameras). Dress as your favorite character & enjoy Star Wars-themed snacks & crafts. Registration is not required, but supplies for crafts may be limited. All ages. May The Force be with you!

Tues. 07/23 Emily Fowler Library 6:30 pm

Preschool Play and Read Help your child’s early literacy skills while having fun as a family! This come-and-go program offers children age-appropriate games, activities & crafts that assist in developing pre-reading skills. For children ages 3-5 & their caregivers.

Sat. 07/27 & 08/24 North Branch Library 10 am-12 pm

Library Larry’s Big Day

Library Larry Live

You can watch this award-winning show every day at 7 am & 4 pm on Verizon channel 38, Charter channel 26, & Grande channel 12. Watch the current episode any time at www.librarylarry.com. June/July: Mr. Chompers has a story idea he thinks belongs in the newspaper. Follow the puppets on a visit to the Denton Record Chronicle and see if they end up on the front page! August/September: This episode is full of silly fun, books, music, and a visit to KNTU, the radio station of the University of North Texas.

It’s summer, so that means it’s time for Library Larry Live! Come sing, laugh, read, & learn at one of three live performances featuring the puppets from Library Larry’s Big Day. Enter a drawing for prizes, do a craft, & get ready to boogie with Library Larry, Emmy Lou Dickenson, Mr. Chompers, & special guests. Fun for the whole family!

Tues. 06/18 Fowler Branch Library 3 pm Thurs.06/20 South Branch Library 3:30 pm Wed. 07/24 North Branch Library 3 pm


For Teens

Join us for

Wed. Emily Fowler Library 11 am Thu. South Branch Library 10 & 11am Fri. North Branch Library 11 am Sat. South Branch Library 10 am

Teen Volunteer Training

Teen Crafting Club

Come learn all you need to know to volunteer at the library this summer. Teens must complete this class in order to volunteer at the library.

Come cool off, hang out, & get creative! Space is limited, registration required: 349-8752. Best for tweens & teens ages 11 – 18.

Mon. 06/03 Emily Fowler Library Thurs. 06/06 South Branch Library Mon. 06/10 North Branch Library

2pm 2 pm 7pm

June 10 - August 3 For children ages 1-5 & their caregivers.

We Love You, Scooby-Doo! Celebrate your love for everyone’s favorite crime-busting canine at our We Love You, Scooby-Doo Party. Enjoy games, crafts, snacks & help solve a mystery! Come in costume or as yourself! Space is limited, please call 349-8752 to register. Best for children ages 5-10.

Sat. 07/27 North Branch Library

3 pm

Whirled on a String* Be amazed by yo-yo World Champion, Valerie Oliver. She will demonstrate the spinning arts of yo-yo, spin top, & Spinabolo. Seating is limited & free tickets will be available starting an hour before show time on a first-come, firstserved basis.

Fri. 08/02 South Branch Library

4 pm

Shark Attack! Get ready for Shark Week by showing off your shark knowledge & maybe learning something new about these misunderstood fish. We will read shark stories, make shark crafts, & have all sorts of ferocious fun. Best for ages 6-8.

Tues. 08/06 North Branch Library

3 pm

Dork Diaries – Dork Day Celebration! Dork Diary Fans, are you ready to “Let Your Inner Dork Shine Through?” Nikki Maxwell invites you to celebrate Dork Day! Come Dorkify your life & celebrate all things dorky. Enjoy games, karaoke, crafts, & snacks! Space is limited, please call 349-8752 to register. Best for children ages 7-10. Thurs. 08/08 North Branch Library 3 pm

Ready for Kindergarten StoryTime Is your child entering Kindergarten? Then come celebrate the beginning of their school years with stories, songs, rhymes, & puppets. This program is best for children entering Kindergarten & their families.

Sat. 08/10 North Branch Library

10 am

Cowboy StoryTime Howdy, pardners! Join us for this cowboythemed StoryTime with stories, songs, puppets, & crafts to help celebrate the North Texas State Fair & Rodeo. For ages 1-5.

Wed. 08/21 Emily Fowler Library

11 am

Babysitter’s Workshop Attend this workshop, presented by the Denton Fire Department, & become a certified babysitter. Learn great babysitting strategies, emergency procedures, & more! This program is for teens, ages 12 to 18. Call 349-8752 to register.

Tues. 06/11 South Branch Library Wed. 06/26 Emily Fowler Library Sat. 07/13 North Branch Library

2-5 pm 2-5 pm 2-5 pm

3 pm

LEGO Mania for Teens Relive your childhood & create something spectacular out of LEGOs! All LEGOs provided by the library (please don’t bring your own). Ages 12 & up.

Tues. 06/25 Emily Fowler Library

6:30 pm

Zombie Invasion

Teen Advisory Board Help plan & run library programs. Discuss books, movies, & music. Write reviews, make book trailers, work on service-related projects, earn community service hours for school, & more! This program is for teens ages 11-18. For more information call Juli at 349-8741.

06/11, 07/09, 08/13 Tues. North Branch Library

Wed. 06/19 - Glass Vases Mon. 06/24 - Upcycled Wall Art Thurs. 07/11 - Jewelry Tues. 07/23 - Artistic Smash Books Tues. 08/06 - Zentangle Wed. 08/14 – Back to School Blast North Branch Library

6:30-8 pm

Man of Steel Week

Learn to draw Superman or your own superhero from local comic artist Brandon McKinney. Beginning & intermediate level artists can learn tips & techniques for drawing comic characters. All who attend will be entered into the Man of Steel drawing to be held at the party on 06/13 (must be present to win).

3 pm

Man of Steel Party Are you a Superman fan? In anticipation of the newest Superman movie, Man of Steel, we are hosting an afternoon of Superhero Antics! Enjoy themed crafts, trivia, games, snacks, plus a chance to win a Man of Steel-themed prize. Best for teens ages 10-18.

Thurs. 06/13 North Branch Library

Fri. 06/28 Emily Fowler Library

4 pm

Teen Think Tank Teens, bring a friend & come brainstorm ideas for teen programs at Emily Fowler Library. Cupcakes will be provided. Space is limited, call 349-8752 to register. Ages 12 & up.

Thurs. 07/11 Emily Fowler Library

11 am

The Art of Duct Tape

Superhero Drawing Class

Tues. 06/11 North Branch Library

Get ready for a Zombie invasion! Learn zombie survival tips then join the zombie herd by creating your own zombie makeup. Space is limited, call 349-8752 to register. Ages 12 & up.

3 pm

Use duct tape & your imagination to create your own stylish mask. Supplies are limited, so call 349-8752 to register. Ages 12 & up.

Fri. 07/12 Emily Fowler Library

3 pm

Go Geocaching! Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunt with GPS devices that can be done anywhere. Experience first-hand this exciting outdoor sport & learn how to find a hidden cache. Fun for teens & families. A few GPS devices will be available, but bring your own if you have one. Come early if you need help getting your device set up. Space is limited, call 349-8752 to register. For ages 10 & up.

Sat. 07/27 Emily Fowler Library

9:30 am

Pirate Cinema – Short Film Creation Create your own short film using random video clips. Make a statement, a piece of art, or just have fun. Be clever, be funny, or be downright ridiculous. Come learn how to rip clips from legal sites & weave them into an awesome short film you will be proud to show off. Snacks will be provided to feed your creativity!

Wed. 07/31 North Branch Library

3-5:30 pm


Craft Classes

Join a

Crafters’ Corner Amazing YA Book Club Do you love reading teen books but are no longer a teenager? Join this book club for adult fans of young adult literature. Discuss great YA books with like-minded adult readers. For more information email Stacey.Irish-Keffer@cityofdenton.com or call 349-8718.

06/04 The Book Thief by Markus Zusak 07/02 The Fault in Our Stars by John Green 08/06 Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare Tues. Emily Fowler Library 7 pm

Thu. Emily Fowler Library

A monthly book club for the Mystery fan. Join us for exploration into new & mysterious themes. For information & reading suggestions call 349-8776 or email Terri.Gibbs@cityofdenton.com

06/06 Saddle Up: Mysteries with western style 07/04 No meeting 08/01 Mystery Revisited: Rereading an old favorite Thurs. Emily Fowler Library 7 pm

Romance in the Stacks Book Club Join this fun Romance Book club to talk about your favorite author or find someone new and exciting to read. Sweet snacks provided. For lists of suggested titles or more information call 349-8796.

7 pm

B.O.Y.S. - Boys Only Yucky Stories Calling all boys ages 7 to 10 years old! Join the yuckiest book club ever! We’ll read and talk about funny, yucky and gross stories. You won’t have to sit still while we talk because you will be too busy with funny, gross or downright bizarre projects. Each month a we’ll feature a new book and exciting activity. For more information email Laura.Douglas@cityofdenotn.com or call 349-8749.

06/20 Harry the Poisonous Centipede by Lynne Reid Banks 07/18 NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue and Defense Society by Michael Buckley 08/15 The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan Thurs. Emily Fowler Library 6:30 pm

Join us in investigating the natural world described in popular children’s fiction. Explore hands-on activities that combine science & literature: solar-powered toys, mysteries of optical illusions, owl pellet dissection and more! Program conducted by UNT Chemistry Professor, Amy Petros. Parents & teachers interested in STEM disciplines welcome. Reading of featured books is NOT required. Best for those entering grades 4 - 8. For more information email Juli.Gonzales@cityofdenton.com or call 349-8741.

It’s a Girl Thing! A book club for moms and daughters! Join us for refreshments and book discussion. Best for girls ages 9 - 12. For more information call 349-8752 or email Rebecca.Ivey@cityofdenton.com.

06/26 Wonder by R.J. Palacio 07/17 Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead 08/21 Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls Weds. South Branch Library 4 pm

You know the basics, now move forward with your knitting. Supplies to bring: 1 16 inch long size 10 US circular needle; 1 16 inch long size 8 US circular needle, an extra circular needle size 8 US or smaller (any length) & 5 oz of worsted weight cotton (Sugar n' cream, Peaches & Creme, Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton or similar). We are going to make a tote bag. Pattern supplied. Please call 349-8752 to register.

Thursdays 06/06, 06/13, 06/20, & 06/27 Emily Fowler Library 9:30-11:30 am

Create a Jacob’s Ladder Book Create a book based on the Jacob’s ladder toy, which consisted of wooden blocks held together with string or ribbon, so when held by one end the blocks appeared to cascade down the string. Participants can create a written or graphic story. All materials will be provided. Class size is limited. No charge to attend, but registration is requested. Call 349-8752 to register. For ages 12 & up.

Fri. 06/28 North Branch Library

10-11:30 am

Bookmaking for Beginners

Facts from Fiction – The Science of Stories

06/07 Scumble by Ingrid Law 06/14 Mysterious Benedict Society by Trent Lee Stewart 06/21 Wonder by R.J. Palacio 06/28 Guardians of Ga’Hoole by Kathryn Lasky Fri. North Branch 3:30 pm

9:30-11:30 am

Intermediate Knitting

Death & Dessert

06/17 Diane Palmer 07/15 Sarah MacLean 08/19 Maya Banks Mon. North Branch Library

Join in the fun at this weekly get-together of local crafters. Bring in your favorite craft to work on while sharing patterns, tips, & general conversation with like-minded people. No registration necessary

Make a simple sewn book to draw or journal in. All materials will be provided, but supplies are limited. Please register by calling 349-8762, or email Leslie.Couture@cityofdenton.com. For ages 15+.

Sat. 06/29 Emily Fowler Library

Friends of the Denton Public Libraries

BIG Book Sales Admission is $1 per person or free for Friends members. Most items cost 50 cents or $1. Patrons can also buy a book bag for $15 & fill it up with books at no additional charge. Proceeds benefit the Denton Public Library programs, materials & equipment.

Saturday 08/10 & 11/09 North Branch Library 10 am - 4 pm

10:30 am


For Adults Weekly Classes

Genealogy Classes Beginning Genealogy

Chess Night

Interested in researching your family history, but not sure how to start? Let us show you how. Learn the basics of genealogical research, including gathering information, using genealogical forms, basic sources, and staying organized, as well as the resources available at the library. Seating is limited. Please call 349-8752 to register .

Players of all ages & skill levels welcome.

Sat. 06/15

If you write fiction or creative non-fiction, check out this group. For ages 17 and older. For information, please visit www.sites.google.com/site/ northbranchwriters

Emily Fowler Library

3-5 pm

Free Online Genealogy Resources Learn how to locate free, hard-to-find genealogy materials online. Discover search techniques to access genealogical and historical websites that may contain the answers to your most difficult family history questions. Seating is limited. Please call 349-8752 to register .

Sat. 07/13

Emily Fowler Library

2-4 pm

Genealogy and Social Media Increasingly, genealogists are using social media such as Facebook and YouTube to assist them in their research. Join us as we discuss the major social media outlets and the exciting ways they can be used for genealogy. This class will last approximately two hours. Seating is limited. Please call 349-8752 to register.

Sat. 08/10

Emily Fowler Library

3-5 pm

Basic Excel 2007 Use spreadsheets to present and figure numerical information. Must know how to use a mouse, save & retrieve files in Microsoft Windows, and be able to attend both sessions. Call 349-8752 to register.

Wed. 06/26 & Fri. 06/28 (2 part class) South Branch Library 2-3:30 pm

Introduction to Computers For people just starting out. Covers terminology, working with a mouse, & using Windows. No experience necessary. No charge to attend this class, but registration is requested. Call 349-8752 to register.

06/03, 06/04, 06/05 (3 part class) North Branch Library 6:30-8:30 pm

Introduction to the Internet Covers e-mail, searching, using links, & evaluating information found on the Internet. Must be able to use a mouse, & be able to attend both sessions. Call 349-8752 to register.

Wed. 08/28 & Friday 08/30 (2 part class) South Branch Library 2-3:30 pm

Tue. North Branch Library

7-8:45 pm

Exploring Philosophy Join ongoing discussions of time honored philosophical questions with Dr. Eva H. Cadwallader, Professor of Philosophy, Emerita. No charge to attend. No registration needed. *Exploring Philosophy will be taking a vacation break beginning June 12 through July 3. Program will resume July 10. For information, call 349-8752.

7-8:30 pm

SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)

Sat. 08/17 South Branch Library 2-4:30 pm

SCORE is a nonprofit partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration that provides one-onone business counseling at no cost. If you have business questions, call to make an appointment with the local SCORE counselor. Each session lasts about an hour. Reservations are required. Call 349-8752 to make an appointment.

Job Searching on the Internet

Wed. South Branch Library

Learn about sites that list available jobs, and using social sites to help with job searches. Must know how to use the Internet. Call 349-8752 to register.

Conversation Club

Introduction to Windows XP

Now you can make an appointment for more in -depth assistance with things like: setting up email accounts, online job applications, building a resume, finding information in databases, & downloading to your e-reader or other personal device. Call 349-8752 or make an appointment at www.dentonlibrary.com.

6-8:45 pm

North Branch Writers’ Critique Group

Wed.* North Branch Library

Technology Classes

Book a Librarian

Mon. North Branch Library

If you can use a mouse & are just starting to learn the computer, this is the class for you. Covers terminology & using Microsoft Windows. Participants must be able to use a mouse. Call 349-8752 to register.

Wed. 07/31 South Branch Library 2-3:30 pm

Power Point Create eye-catching presentations. Must know how to use a mouse, save & retrieve files in Microsoft Windows, and be able to attend both sessions. Call 349-8752 to register.

Sat. 07/06 & Sat. 07/13 (2 part class) South Branch Library 2-3:30 pm

Working with Word Write all types of documents, from letters to research papers. Must know how to type, use a mouse, save & retrieve files in Microsoft Windows, and be able to attend both sessions. Call 349-8752 to register.

Tues. 06/04 & Wed. 6/05 (2 part class) South Branch Library 2-3:30 pm

Using a Computer Mouse How does a mouse work? Why does a computer have extra keys? Come practice the basic skills that will get you ready to work with a computer. Call 349-8752 to register.

Wed. 08/14 South Branch Library 2-3:30 pm

9 & 10 am

All speakers of English as a second language are invited to meet at the Library to practice conversational English in a relaxed, informal setting. This is not a class, & the participants should come ready to talk & have fun. Conversation Club is a great place to learn commonly-used idioms, practice your conversation skills, & learn American vocabulary. All ages & levels of proficiency are welcome! Thu. Emily Fowler Library 7-8 pm

ESL & GED Classes English as a Second Language (ESL) & General Education Development (GED) classes are offered by the Denton ISD Adult Education Department at North & Fowler Libraries. Please call 369-0091 for times & locations.


For Adults Denton Herb Society Presents:

Magazine Recycling Day

Lectures on growing, propagating, & medicinal properties of herbs. No charge to attend. No registration needed. For more information, call 349-8752.

What happens to old magazines? They end up in the magazine exchange! It is the perfect place to find vintage & specialty magazines, pictures for projects, something new to read, or a place to share magazines from home. We will have a craft table set up to explore creative ways to reuse those old magazines. Magazines left over after the event will be recycled as part of the effort to keep Denton green. Fun for all ages.

06/01 Dakota R. Lemme-“Survival Sprouting” Herbs & Wheatgrass 07/06 Heather A. Taylor-How to make Herbal soaps & scented candles 08/03 Mary E. Smith LCH, LMT-“Foreign & Domestic Teas” Sat. North Branch Library 10 am-12 pm

New Perspectives on Historic Hauntings Ty Phillips, Vice President of The Texas Parapsychology Society & Texpart Paranormal discusses the history of ghost hunting & classic cases of hauntings. New possible explanations will be explored as these cases are reexamined from modern perspectives. Please join us as we revisit past hauntings with modern day minds. Co-sponsored by the Texas Parapsychology Society.

Sun. 06/02

Emily Fowler Library

2-3 pm

Diabetes Academy Learn about managing diabetes. Topics covered include basic diabetes information, healthy eating, staying active, & preventing complications. Presented by Susan Meeke, a Novo Nordisk Diabetes Educator.

Wed. 06/19, 07/24, & 08/14 Emily Fowler Library

4:30-5:30 pm

Sat. 08/31

Emily Fowler Library

Couponing without the Crazy Stephanie Erwin will show you how to make big cuts to your grocery, restaurant, retail, & entertainment budgets with coupons & sales. Topics covered will include myths about couponing, terminology, store policies & organization, as well as a step-by-step process for implementing saving strategies into your life sanely & efficiently. If possible, bring a flash drive in order to receive some helpful digital files. Call 349-8752 to register.

Bookmaking for Beginners

Sat. 08/03

Make a simple sewn book to draw or journal in. All materials will be provided, but supplies are limited. Please register by email Leslie.Couture@cityofdenton.com or call 349-8762. For ages 15+.

Remote Viewing Workshop

Sat. 06/29

Emily Fowler Library

10:30 am

Organizing 101: Basic Steps to an Organized Life Do you spend more than 20 minutes looking for important documents? Are you embarrassed to have anyone over? If you answered yes, join us & learn how to organize any space in your home by using 3 basic steps & products that you already own. Reanna Wallace of Blissfully Organized will share the secrets of getting organized & keeping it that way. Call 349-8752 to register.

Sat. 06/29

Emily Fowler Library

2-4 pm

Mediumship in all its Mediums Michael John Weaver the Director of the Texas Parapsychology Society will present information on mediumship from the historical physical mediums to the current practice of Instrumental Transcommunication. Please join us as we explore the past, present, & possibilities of the mediums of mediumship. Co-sponsored by the Texas Parapsychology Society.

Thurs. 07/11

Emily Fowler Library

7-8 pm

Learn how to locate free, hard-to-find genealogy materials online. Discover search techniques to access genealogical and historical websites that may contain the answers to your most difficult family history questions. Seating is limited. Please call 349-8752 to register .

Emily Fowler Library

2-4 pm

Texas History for the Trivia Buff Are you interested in Texas history? There are many interesting & fun facts about the Lone Star State. Tom Tweeddale will discuss little-known facts about Texas history, from the Texas Revolution through Reconstruction. Call 349-8752 for more information & to register.

Sat. 07/20

South Branch Library

Learn about sites that list available jobs, and using social sites to help with job searches. Must know how to use the Internet. Call 349-8752 to register.

South Branch Library

The Texas Parapsychology Society presents a training workshop on Remote Viewing. Remote Viewing is a novel perceptual discipline for gaining information not available to the ordinary physical senses. This workshop will cover the history, methods, & scientific findings of Remote Viewing. We will actively explore using different methods of Remote Viewing. Please join us as we explore the mind’s perceptual potential. Co-sponsored by the Texas Parapsychology Society.

Sun., 08/04

Emily Fowler Library

2- 4 pm

Homebound Library Service Denton Public Library’s Homebound Service makes library materials available to Denton residents who are unable to visit the library due to illness, disability, or age. Those who qualify can borrow books, DVDs, & music CDs by mail. All items come with a prepaid return postage label. To learn more about the service, ask at any Library location or call 349-8752.

The Denton Public Library currently offers personalized, one-on-one reading instruction from trained tutors for adults 18 & older. Applications for the program are available at any Library location. Tutoring & tutor training are free of charge. The program is limited to adult residents of Denton County. If you are interested in becoming a tutor or know someone who might benefit from the Literacy Program, please call WyLaina Polk at 349-8774 for more information.

2 pm

Job Searching on the Internet Wed. 07/31

Emily Fowler Library 10 am -1:30 pm

Literacy Program

Free Online Genealogy Resources

Sat. 07/13

10 am-4 pm

2-3:30 pm

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