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Summer Programs - for Adults, 2023

No matter how old you are, we have events for you here at the library this summer! In keeping with the national summer reading theme that we've adopted, "Find Your Voice," many of our events for grown-ups relate to that idea. Rona Levanthal, a master storyteller will provide both a storytelling workshop and her own performance. James Crews, a Vermont poet, will again teach a workshop about writing (and reading) - this time for self-compassion. Also on the creative side, we are hosting a terrarium-making workshop (one for teens and one for adults). All three workshops require registration, so sign up soon if you plan on attending! (Most other adult programs do not require signing up).

We are also showing two films this summer about people who "found" their voices, and changed lives doing so. Walk the Line is a film about music legend Johnny Cash and the love of his life, June Carter; and Public tells the story of an act of civil disobedience in the Cincinnati Public Library that turns into a standoff with police. Both films are Rated PG-13, and snacks and A/C will be provided.

And there's more! Late-Night Stargazing was postponed and will now take place on Sunday, July 9th, at 9pm with Williams College astronomer, Dr. Kevin Flaherty, and his students. The library will be closed that evening, so it should be dark enough to see the sky really well - but in the case of storms or too much cloud cover the event will be cancelled. Stay tuned!

Finally, once again there will be Book Bingo between now and August 31st. Print or pick up a copy of the bingo card at the library, read and fill it out, return it to us and you will be entered to win a prize. Need reading suggestions? Come on in and ask us about the many ways you can find titles just right for you. We have several print lists here of staff picks, lists of best books of 2022, and the monthly book review publication, BookPage, both in print and online. We also provide a database designed just to help people find books based on all kinds of criteria, called Novelist Plus. It's subscription-based, but free with your library card.

We look forward to seeing you at the library this summer!

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