Library Corner: Mid-Summer’s Dig July 9
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This week begins the last month of our summer reading program activities. It always seems that the Fourth of July marks the halfway point of summer vacation.

There are many activities for adults, children and teens planned here for July. If you haven’t signed up for “Groundbreaking Reads,” our adult summer reading program, do so soon. All books that you have read beginning in May will count to your summer total. Just read 12 books and complete your reading log and get a chance to win some great prizes.

Attending our adult programs will also get you a chance in the end-of-summer drawing. On July 16, “Dig Into Your Treasures” will be presented by Walter Presswood, antique dealer. He will appraise and value treasures brought in this evening beginning at 7 p.m.

On July 22, the Ducktown Basin Museum will present a program on “Mining: environmental impact and remediation in the Basin area.”

The Children’s program will be having a Mid-Summer’s Dig Day on July 9 from 3 to 4:15 p.m. for ages 3 through 11. Join us in the library parking lot as we dig for treasures and explore construction machines. This is a floating program; come and leave whenever you like as long as it’s between 3 and 4:15 p.m. Kona Ice will be available as part of a Children’s Room fundraiser.

There is still room available for the Creative Discovery Museum program on fossils and rock for those ages 11 through 13 on July 16 in the Community Room at 4:30 p.m. Reservations are required for this event. Just call or stop by the Children’s Room Desk.

Even though there are no computer classes held in July, we will be having EBook Reader workshops. July 13 will be for Kindle readers from noon to 2 p.m.; July 19 from noon to 2 p.m. will be for Barnes & Noble Nooks; and from 2 until 4 p.m. for those with Android devices. All Apple devices will be covered July 27, from noon to 2 p.m. Call or stop by the Non-Fiction desk to reserve your seat to learn how to download free books from the library’s R.E.A.D.S. service.

If you are interested in learning basic Chinese, there is a class starting at the library on July 23 and continuing through Oct. 10 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. Call the Non-Fiction Desk to reserve a spot.

The library will be closed on the Fourth of July in observance of the Holiday.

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