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Summer Reading Party: Fizz, Boom, DANCE!

RecessJamsThursday, July 31, 2:00 p.m.

Calling all Summer Readers! Midnight Entertainment is back to pump up the party with Recess Jams! This program encourages children  to get up and move with great music and  fun dance activities including the Hokey Pokey, Freeze Dance and many more! Reading certificates will be available for all of our “Fizz, Boom, Read” participants and the raffle winners of the prize bundles will be announced.

Music! Dancing! Snacks! Refreshments! Fun!

We look forward to seeing you at the library!

Friday Morning Movie

mups“Muppets in Space”

Friday, August 1, 10:30 a.m.

At long last, the secret of the Great Gonzo’s origin is revealed! As Gonzo and his friend Rizzo hit the road in search of their roots, Gonzo makes a shocking discovery: his parents are space aliens from another galaxy. After announcing this news on Miss Piggy’s talk show, Gonzo finds himself the subject of a dark and mysterious government conspiracy. In time, Gonzo is forced to choose: should he hop on board the UFO and sail off to live with his family, or stay on Earth with the friends he knows and loves?

Rated G-88Minutes

Stuffed Animal Sleepover Slideshow

1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN GRADUATE!

Aiden MitchellCongratulations to our first graduate of the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program, Aiden Mitchell!  He has enjoyed 1,000 books since joining the program in December and will enjoy many, many more books for years to come!  WAY TO GO!

Is your child in our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program? This ongoing early literacy program encourages families and caregivers to read 1,000 books aloud with their young children before they enter Kindergarten. Any child from birth until he/she starts kindergarten is eligible to register. Reading together helps your child develop important pre-reading skills that provide a solid reading foundation – a key to scholastic and learning success.

Stop by the Children’s Dept. today to learn more or click here!

Adult Recipe Club

recipeNext meeting: Tuesday August 5th, 6:00-7:00 PM
(Club meets the first Tuesday of each month)

Calling all cookbook lovers & food enthusiasts! The library’s new recipe club is looking for members! Gourmet chef skills are not required- it’s a great way to learn from others and share your best tips while testing out fun new recipes!

Our next meeting will be a summer harvest party! Bring anything that is currently in season and a copy of the recipe to share with the group!

Registration is required for participation in this group. Join us any time!

FOGL Meeting

friendsAugust 7, 2014 5:30-6:30 PM Special Meeting for all Friends of the Library!

The Friends of Oscar Grady Library will hold a special member meeting on August 7, 2014 at the library from 5:30-6:30 PM. All current Friends members are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

If you are not a Friend of the library, here is your chance to join us. Pick up an application at the circulation desk. The Friends are doing great things for the patrons of the Oscar Grady Library. Summer Reading program prizes, the Adult Luncheon, the Lego Club, and 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten-just to name a few. Here is your chance to get involved!

Meeting Purpose: the Friends have the opportunity to consider some new fundraising ideas to help the library expand services and do more for the community. We will discuss a couple of new fundraising ideas put forth at the annual meeting in April 2014. You will hear about ideas the Library Director, Jen Gerber, has for the library. This is your chance to get involved.

Library Lego Lab-Children Ages 7 and Older

legoWed. August 13th,  3:30-4:30pm    

(Lego Lab will take place on the second Wednesday of each month)

Do you love to build with Legos? Come join other Lego fans for our Library Lego Lab and see what you can dream up! We’ll provide all the Legos, you bring your imagination.

This will be an open format club so stop in any time between 3:30pm and 4:15pm; just make sure to give yourself enough time to finish your project.

Registration is required. Sign up today in person or over the phone.

We look forward to seeing you at the library!

Adult Book Discussion

kitchen house

Tuesday August 26th, 6:30 pm

The Kitchen House By Kathleen Grissom

Orphaned during her passage from Ireland, young, white Lavinia arrives on the steps of the kitchen house and is placed, as an indentured servant, under the care of Belle, the master’s illegitimate slave daughter. Lavinia learns to cook, clean, and serve food, while guided by the quiet strength and love of her new family.

Limited copies of this book will be available at the circulation desk. All are welcome to attend!