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The Owego Free Academy 146th annual commencement was held on Saturday, June 29. Due to inclement weather, again this year, the ceremony was moved indoors to the OFA gymnasium, with overflow seating in the middle school auditorium. The ceremony was live-streamed. The class of 2019 had 163 candidates for diplomas.
The July 4th Celebration in Candor will be held July 4 - July 7, with most events being held at the Candor Ballpark, Rt 96/Spencer Avenue. On Thursday, July 4, the celebration s with a parade starting at 10:00 am on Church Street. The parade’s theme is “The Best of Candor - Past, Present, and Future.” The American Legion Auxiliary Chicken BBQ will be held 11:00 am until gone; cost is $10 per dinner. Music Jam 2019 begins at 11:30 am. The Wheelock Ride - Carnival begins at Noon. On Friday, July 5, the Wheelock Rides - Carinval begins at 6:00 pm. The Zoomobile will be there from 6:00 to 8:00 pm And fireworks will start at dusk (with rain date of Saturday, July 6). On Saturday, July 6, a Kiddie Parade starts at 6:00pm at ambulance garage.
The theme of the parade is “Favorite Movie Character.” Other activies on Saturday include Wheelock Rides - Carnival at 6:00 pm, a juggler at 6:00 pm, a drawing for kids bike (ages 4-16) (you do not need to be present to win) at 7:00 pm, and the Candor Community Chorus at Candor High School at 7:00 pm. On Sunday, July 7, there will be a horse pull at Hill Side Acres Goat Farm, 79 Spencer Road (Rt. 96). Gates open at 8:00 am, the horse pull starts at 1:00 pm. Admission is $7 per person (under 12 free) There will also be soda/water/ concession, Calcutta Auction, 50/50 basket raffles. Wristband, ticket packs, and single tickets for Wheelock Rides will be available every day.
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A Victorian style earring workshop presented by beader SuZ McManums will be held on Saturday, July 27, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, at the Bement-Billings Farmstead Museum in Newark Valley. Participants use two-hole beads, a modern adaptation of a historic style. This is a modern translation created using modern innovations for the type of earrings worn by the Victorian ladies. These are not copies, but are impressions of the style using newer two-hole beads. Beading was a very serious subject to Victorian ladies who had the time to indulge in it themselves or the wherewith to hire a well known beader doing the work for something special. It might be a christening gown, a ball gown, a wedding gown, or mourning garments. Cost is $15 for members of Newark Valley Historical Society, $20 for non members. Scholarships are available. The Bement-Billings Farmstead Museum is at 9241 State Rt 38 in Newark Valley. To register for the workshop, call Leslie at (607) 427-8373 by July 17.
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Free Ice Cream Social - July 18 A free ice cream social will be held on Thursday, July 18, at 6:30 pm at the Park Terrace Community United Methodist Church in Apalachin. Bring your family and friends for an evening of fun, fellowship, and delicious ice cream. There will be activities for the
children, such as a slip & slide and water balloons. Park Terrace Community United Methodist Church is at 30 Glann Road in Apalachin. www.parkterraceumc.net
Rummage & Bake Sale - July 26, 27 The First United Methodist Church of Newark Valley will hold a Rummage and Bake Sale on Friday, July 26, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, and Saturday, July 27, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. A bag sale
will start at Noon on Saturday, July 27. The church is at 63 S. Main Street in Newark Valley. The event will be held rain or shine.
County Legislature Meeting - July 9 The 7th regular meeting of the Tioga County Legislature will be held at 12:00 pm, Tuesday, July 9, in the auditorium of the county office building at 56 Main
Street in Owego. Individuals requiring accommodation or auxiliary aid should call 687-8240.
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The Horseshoe Lounge Playboys On July 5, The Horseshoe Lounge Playboys led by Randy Miritello return to the Depot in Newark Valley for a concert of acoustic backwoods and Americana rocking roots music. The Playboys is a four-piece band and performs mostly original and traditional material that some call Hillbilly dance music. With Randy on guitar, Will Lund on mandolin, Tom Wilmore on bass, Darin Trass on fiddle, and all on vocals, the Horseshoe Lounge Playboys is a high energy band. Bruce Detrick and his Little Big Band On July 12, the Depot welcomes back Bruce Detrick and his Little Big Band for an evening of easy listening to the
Swing Era of music. The Little Big Band will take you back to a time when the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Benny Goodman came to you from your radio and the Lindy Hop and the Jitterbug ruled the dance floors. Bruce’s band has performed throughout the Northeast and their repertoire is extensive, versatile and second to none. The Little Big Band will make you want to stand up, take a partner and jitterbug the evening away. The Depot is on Depot Street in Newark Valley. Doors open at 6:00 pm, entertainment begins at 7:00 pm. Call the Newark Valley Historical Society for more information (642-9516). Tioga County's
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Mobile Food Pantry Food Distribution - July 31 Low to moderate income individuals and families are invited to participate in a Mobile Food Pantry Distribution sponsored by the Apalachin Lions in partnership with the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. The distribution will be held on July 31, from 12:00 Noon at St Margaret Mary Catholic Church parking lot, 110
Pennsylvania Avenue in Apalachin. Bring your own bags or boxes. If you have questions, call the Food Bank of the Southern Tier at (607) 7966061. In addition to The Mobile Food Pantry, the Owego Apalachin Family Reading Partnership will be distributing free children’s books.
Raffle to Benefit Owego Elks Lodge The Owego Elks Lodge #1039 is running a raffle to benefit building restoration projects. Three grand prizes are being raffled off: a Mossburg 930 Deer/ Waterfowl Combo 12 Gauge Rifle, an LG 55-inch 4K Ultra LED TV, and a pair of Schwinn beach bikes. The first ticket drawn on November 1, 2019, will have a choice of these three items, the second ticket gets next choice, and the third winner gets the remaining prize. Winners do not need to be present at the drawing. Tickets are on sale now for $5 per ticket, or buy four and get one free. Tickets are available at the lodge during social hours: Wednesday and Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Tickets can also be purchased from any lodge member. All proceeds from this raffle will
support the Lodge Capital Improvement Fund. The lodge mansion, ballroom, and Emporium need major repairs. The Elks are gearing up to replace the roofs of these buildings, the mansion porch must be rebuilt, and the columns are deteriorating and need to be repaired. Completing these projects will protect the buildings and ensure that the Elks Lodge can continue to support the community with affordable meeting and event space for years to come. The Owego Elks Lodge is located at 223 Front Street in Owego. For more information about this raffle and events , go to the Owego Elks Facebook page, Owego Elks Lodge 1039. You can also email the Elks at ELKSBOOKING@ outlook.com.
Annual Kids Picnic - July 20 The Tioga County Annual Kids Picnic will be held on Saturday, July 20, 12 Noon to 4:00 pm, at Marvin Park in Owego. The event is free for children of all ages. There will be food, drinks, bounce houses, zoo-mobile, tractor-drawn
hayrides, bicycle raffles and much more. The drawing for the bicycles will take place at 3:00 pm. The picnic is sponsored by VFW Post 1371 and its Auxiliary and American Legion Post 401.
Summer Food Program The Owego-Apalachin, Tioga, Spencer-Van Etten, and Waverly School Districts will participate in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Meals will be provided without charge to all children 18-years-old and younger. For more information contact: Owego -Apalachin Central School District:
Sandy Phillips 687-6284; Tioga Central School District: Kristy Roberts 6878006 ext 2; Spencer Van Etten Central School District: Jerry Carr 589-7150; Waverly Central School District: Michelle Dougherty: 565-8214.
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Local Students make Dean’s List at Alfred State The following Tioga County students (listed with their hometown and major) are among those named to the dean’s list at Alfred State College for the spring 2019 semester: Louis Alcantara of Apalachin, Technology Management; Sonia Nunez of Apalachin, Nursing (AAS/BS); Cuyler Kochin of Barton, Cyber Security; John Wells of Barton, Technology Management; Patrick Walmsley of Owego, Heating Ventilation & Air Cond; Danielle Burkhart of Waverly, Nursing (AAS/BS); Amber Laibe of Vestal, Biological
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There will be crafts, stories, songs, and frigid snacks. Bring a T-shirt to decorate for Thursday. St. John’s Church is on Rock Street in Newark Valley.
Newark Valley Summerfest - July 27 Newark Valley Summerfest will be held on Saturday, July 27, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. This is a free, community event, full of fun for the whole family. Events include a parade at 11:00 am, The Great
Duck Race, vendors, music, food, BBQ, games and activities for children, Operation Safe Child, and fireworks. Events will take place at the Village Green, the Depot, and the Trout Ponds Park in Newark Valley.
Christmas in July - July 25 The 2nd Annual Jingle Mingle at Candor Farmers Market will be held on Thursday, July 25, 3:30 to 6:30 pm, at the Candor Town Hall Pavilion.
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TOP DOLLAR PAID: Wanted! Old fishing tackle, lures, reels, etc. Call me first, collector not a dealer so I pay more. John (607) 321-4085 09/19
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Soap for Hope Sets Record
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The Tioga County Rural Ministry (TCRM) offers thanks and gratitude to the many individuals, businesses, groups, and churches who supported its month of May “Soap for Hope.” Thanks to the community’s out-
standing support, TCRM received 5,079 personal care and household cleaning items. These supplies will help TCRM to meet the need for at least several months.
Vestal Library Do you live within the boundaries of the Vestal Central School District? If so, the Vestal Public Library (VPL) reminds you that all residents within the Vestal Central School District do not pay the non-resident fee for a library card. This has been in place since the April 2016 vote established VPL as a School District Library.
The library is also more than just books. There is both juvenile and adult programming, public computers, DVD’s, music CD’s, and much more. For more information, go to www. Vestalpubliclibrary.org or visit the Vestal Library’s Facebook page.
Local Students on Dean’s List at University of Albany The following students have been named to the University at Albany Dean’s List for the Spring 2019 semester: John Ziolkowski of Apalachin Manpreet Duggal of Barton Morgan Kurtz of Candor Tara Snover of Candor Lindsey Diego of Newark Valley
Brady Wisniewski of Newark Valley Rachel White of Richford In order to qualify for this distinction, students at the University at Albany must earn a grade point average of 3.25 or higher during their first semester of study. In subsequent semesters of study, students must earn a grade point average of 3.50 or higher.
Terrace Tavern Celebrates 15th Anniversary
The Terrace Tavern celebrated their 15th anniversary on Sunday, June 27, with a Hawaiian luau and pig roast. The staff was dressed in Hawaiian costumes and patrons were greeted at the door with a Hawaiian flower lei. The celebration started in the early afternoon and lasted through the evening. The Terrace Tavern is located on Route 434 in Apalachin.
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Tioga Downs Casino Resort, the Southern Tier Harness Horseman’s Association, and the Harness Horse Breeders’ of NYS joined together to host the annual “Scholarship Race” for high school seniors. Five local area high schools selected one distinguished graduating senior to participate in the event. The five students met with a horse trainer at Tioga Downs Casino Resort three Saturday’s before the race to ensure safety and understanding of the basics of horse racing. Each student was paired with a driver/ horse team. All five graduates will receive a $1,700 scholarship. The results of the race are: First Place – Megan H. representing Owego Free Academy. She will attend
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$235,708 Awarded to Nonprofits by the Community Foundation for South Central NY Thirty-three organizations in the region received grants totaling $235,708 from the Community Foundation for South Central New York’s Community Fund and special funds, in the spring 2019 competitive grant cycles. More than eighty organizations submitted proposals totaling over $714,690 in funding requests. The successful grants, which were awarded through a volunteer panel and board review process, will be used for a variety of capital projects, operations and programs at the organizations. Tioga County organizations which were awarded grants are: Broome-Tioga BOCES, $15,000 for support of a summer feeding program for students and families in need (Broome/Tioga Counties); Empire State Special Needs Experience, $2,900 partial award to support renovations to handicapped accessible showers (Multiple counties); George P. and Susan Platt Cady Library $600 support for programming and for purchasing new materials for their collection (Tioga); New York Council for Non-Profits, $15,000 for support of the Southern
Tier Capacity program (Multiple counties); Tioga Center CSD, $5,000 in support of their summer program (Tioga); Tioga County Rural Ministry, $3,000 support for personal care items for the food pantry (Tioga); Town of Richford, $500 support for community concert (Tioga). The Community Foundation for South Central New York, a nonprofit organization founded in 1997 and headquartered in Johnson City, encourages and facilitates personal and institutional philanthropy throughout the region by managing 121 funds within the foundation’s endowment that are established by donors to achieve specific charitable goals. From these funds, the foundation has awarded over $15 million in grants to the area’s nonprofits to help address community concerns and improve the quality of life in the region. The Community Foundation serves donors and nonprofits in five New York counties: Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego and Tioga. More information about the Foundation can b e f o u n d o n i t s w e b si t e a t www.donorswhocare.org.
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the fountain’s rededication this August on the fountain’s 105th birthday weekend. The public is cordially invited to all events the weekend of August 23 in Owego. In celebration of the fountain’s return, the hose team will host a gala dinner on Friday, August 23, at VFW Post #1371 on Main Street. Dinner includes an old-fashioned Italian menu catered by Mario’s Pizza with beer, wine, and soda. Commemorative items provided to each attendee include a stainlesssteel beer mug, wooden nickel, and memorial lanyard. Cocktail hour starts at 6:00 pm, with dinner and presentations at 7:00 pm. The Beatles Band will play from 9:00 pm to midnight. Tickets and registration for $25 are available on the hose team website: https:// www.owegohoseteams. com/dinner/ Rededication events are planned for Saturday, August 24, starting with a ceremony at the fountain site in the Court House Square at 9:00 am. A grand firefighter’s parade downtown is scheduled (permit pending) for 10:30 am. A firematic hose race will take place on lower Front Street starting at Noon. The day’s events conclude at the Rainbow Trail with music by The Gents starting at 5:00 pm. Work on the Baker Fireman’s Fountain site has continued with J.O.C. Construction, SDC Concrete, Roy Legurshy of Legursky & Sons, and members of the hose team prepping the site for the stamped Maltese Cross pour that will take place the week of July 8. Stamped concrete in the shape of a Maltese Cross, the worldwide symbol of the fire service, will surround the fountain honoring Owego’s five fallen firefighters. Hulslander Concrete anticipates their work on the stamped concrete to last a week. Following the concrete work, Good Earth Landscaping will be onsite completing the project brick work. A brick walk around will surround the fountain with four 1,000pound stone benches to be placed so visitors may sit and enjoy the fountain. A memorial modeled after the Walk of Honor at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland, will also be put down from Main Street to the fountain. The same brick type used at the Emmitsburg Memorial from Glen Gery Bricks is being used in Owego. More than 540 inscribed bricks have been sold for the memorial walkway. Brick sales will continue indefinitely. The hose team anticipates the project’s completion in late July barring any unforeseen issues. Project status information is available on the hose team website and Facebook page @owegohoseteams.
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2019 Schedule of Summer Workshops July 6 – HTTM Open for Tours Fri & Sat July 12-13 – Felting a Bowl Workshop July 13 – Tours & 2nd day of Felting Workshop Thurs July 18 – Colby Cheese Making Workshop Fri July 19 – Great Wheel Spinning Workshop Astronaut Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot of the first lunar landing mission, poses for a photograph beside the deployed United States flag during Apollo 11 extravehicular activity (EVA) on the lunar surface. The Lunar Module (LM) is on the left, and the footprints of the astronauts are clearly visible in the soil of the moon. Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, commander, took this picture with a 70mm Hasselblad lunar surface camera. While astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin descended in the LM the “Eagle” to explore the Sea of Tranquility region of the moon, astronaut Michael Collins, command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) “Columbia” in lunar orbit. -- photo courtesy of NASA
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It’s July 1969. Richard Nixon is President, Nelson Rockefeller is Governor of New York, and two Americans are preparing to be the first men to walk on the moon. Prince Charles, 20, is invested as Prince of Wales in a ceremony in Caernarfon Castle. The first Marine unit is withdrawn from Vietnam.
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On July 16, Apollo 11 launches from Cape Kennedy with astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, 38, Col. Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., 39, and Lt. Col. Michael Collins, 38. President Nixon declares July 20 the day the astronauts will walk on the moon - to be a national holiday. NY Governor Rockefeller declares July 20 to be a state holiday. On July 20, 1969, while Lt. Col. Collins mans the command module in orbit around the moon, Armstrong and Aldrin pilot the lunar module to the moon’s surface. Armstrong radios Earth, “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.” Armstrong becomes the first man to walk on the moon, and with his first step, he says “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Armstrong spends 2 hours and 14 minutes on the moon’s surface, Aldrin spends 1 hour, 44 minutes. They gather soil and rock samples, and leave behind not only footprints, but the American flag, mementos of 5 fallen astronauts (3 Americans and 2 Russians), a seismometer (to measure moonquakes), a mir-
ror to reflect laser beams from Earth, a recording with messages from 76 of Earth’s leaders, and a plaque which reads “Here men from planet Earth first set foot upon the moon, July 1969 A.D. We came in peace for all mankind.” Russia’s unmanned space probe Luna 15 lands on the moon, about 500 miles from Apollo’s Tranquility Base. On July 21, Armstrong and Aldin take off from the moon in the lunar module, and connect with the command module in orbit around the moon. The Apollo 11 astronauts land in the Pacific Ocean after their 8-day voyage. Locally, the new expressway, Route 17, is open in Tioga County, but still under construction between Vestal and Johnson City. Commuter Airlines offers three round-trip flights per day between Binghamton and Washington. The Ti-Ahwaga Players begin casting for their autumn production of “The Music Man.” There is much local interest in the Apollo 11 mission, especially among employees of IBM-Owego. The computer in the instrument unit of the Saturn rocket that launched the Apollo 11 spacecraft was made at IBM Owego. Movies playing in local theaters include “The Love Bug,” “Goodbye, Columbus,” “The Graduate,” and “True Grit.” Tuesday night TV shows include “Star Trek,” “Get Smart,” and “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir.” Top tunes include “Good Morning Starshine” by Oliver, “Bad Moon Rising” by Creedence Clearwater Revival, and “In the Ghetto” by Elvis Presley. We’re reading “Portnoy’s Complaint by Phillip Roth, and “The Godfather” by Mario Puzo. In downtown Owego, we’re shopping at Cardone’s Men’s Clothing, Harvey’s Dress Shop, Riegel’s Pharmacy, Stack’s Fine Furniture, and McLean’s. And a quart of fresh picked local strawberries costs 69 cents.
Tioga State Bank Opens Branch in Ithaca Tioga State Bank has announced the opening of an additional location at 140 Seneca Way, Suite 200B, in Ithaca, to serve the mortgage needs of its customers. Jessica Boynton, of the Tioga State Bank Mortgage Origination team, will relocate her office to this new location.
Jessica has been a Mortgage Originator at Tioga State Bank since 2015. Prior to joining TSB, she had an additional seven years of experience in mortgage origination. Jessica will be responsible for the origination of residential mortgages for purchase, refinance, or new construction at Tioga State Bank.
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Candor Free Library - July Events Summer Reading Program July 8 - August 21 Candor Free Library’s summer reading program begins Monday July 8 and continues for six weeks through August 21. This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories.” Readers of all ages are encouraged to explore new books and relax with favorite stories. There will be weekly prizes and an end-of-summer drawing for a gift certificate to Barnes & Noble. Planetarium Program July 15, Monday, 6:30 pm at The Congregational Church Kopernik’s portable planetarium will be at the library on Monday, July 15. Explore the night sky while staying cool and dry. The planetarium program begins at 6:30 pm and will be held at the Congregational Church next to the library. “Peter and the Wolf” Wednesday, July 17, 4 pm The woodwind quintet from the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes will present “Peter and the Wolf” on Wednesday, July 17. The symphonic fairy tale for children by Sergei Prokofiev introduces listeners to the flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French horn. Other pieces on the program will include “Sea Shanties” by Malcolm Arnold and “Shepherd's Hey” by Percy Grainger. Space Camp Saturday, July 27, 1pm Astronauts-in-training will make light sabers, space helmets and constellation flashlights, and take home a Universe of stories T-shirt. Program begins at 1 pm. Dan the Snake Man Tuesday, July 30, 6:30 pm Dan the Snake Man will bring a number of species of exotic reptiles that children – and adults – can view, touch, and learn more about.
Moreland the Magician Tuesday, August 6, 6:30 pm Moreland the Magician and his “Universe of Stories” show blends magic, puppetry, comedy, and audience participation while celebrating the fun of reading. He’ll cap it off with a brief magic workshop after the show. Planetary Science Wednesday, August 21 Zoe Ponterio from Cornell SPIF (Spacecraft Planetary Imaging Facility) presents hands-on activities related to planetary science and Solar System exploration. The program is in the evening, time to be determined. Legos, Games, and Adventures Thursdays (starting July 11), 5-6:30pm Summer Lego Club is a great way for kids of all ages to test their design and engineering skills. The Maker Space is well-stocked for creating and experimenting, and there are a couple of circuit kits for emerging engineers to explore. Wireless is always on, so bring your laptop, and there’s a stack of board games on the shelf. Empire Pass The Empire Pass allows free NY State park entry to one carload of friends and family. Patrons may check out the pass for one week. Candor Free Library is at 2 Bank Street just behind the village hall. Library hours are: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays - 2 to 5 pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays - 10 am to Noon, 2 to 5 pm, and 6 to 8 pm; and Saturdays - 10 am to Noon and 2 to 4 pm. For more information, call the library at (607) 659-7258, or visit candorlibrary.blogspot.com, or the library’s Facebook page.
At the Apalachin Library
719 Main Street, Apalachin 625-3333 Hours: Mon, Tue, Thurs 10am-8pm; Fri & Sat 10am-2pm Family Nights Thursdays, 7 pm 7/11 - Ice Cream Sundaes and the Bubble Man 7/18 - Magician David Black 7/25 - Johnny Only 8/1 - Zoomobile Teen Trivia Tuesday, July 9, 7 pm Test your knowledge and win prizes. Come with your own team (3-5 players) or join one here. There will be snacks. Let the librarian know if you are coming.
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Harry Potter Drop In Day Monday, July 29, 10 am - 2 pm Drop in anytime to celebrate Harry Potter’s upcoming birthday with some magical fun. Let the librarian know if you are planning to come. Reader’s Club: Preschoolers through 12th grade July 8 - August 17 Sign up to read a number of minutes that you choose. When you complete your reading, you win an ice cream cone from the Big Dipper. Reader’s Club: Adults July 8 - August 13 Sign up at the desk. Each book you read can be entered into a drawing for a prize. There will be a meeting called “Talking about the Classics” on Tuesday, August 13, at 6:30 pm. Just read one (or more) classics to discuss at the meeting. Refreshments will be served.
Steam at the Library August 8, 15, 22 and 29, 6:30 pm Anyone age 5 and older is welcome to join in. The first night Kopernik will be here doing their program “A Space Program and Air Rockets.” The program will incorporate lots of different STEAM activities including LEGOs.
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