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Art From Panama

The Panamanian children's art exhibit is currently on display.  If you have time, stop by the book drop windows and take a moment to look at the colorful landscapes, still life, portraits, and other artistic works.  Don't forget, on November 17th at 2:00 pm, we will have a very special guest here to discuss Panamanian culture.  There will also be coloring pages and other activities available at the end of the program.  See you there!

Discover Panama

Did you notice how quickly the display case changed?  During October and November we are spotlighting Panama.  On November 17th at 2:00 pm, we will have a special guest here to discuss the life and cultural traditions of the Panamanian peoples.  If you don't know much about Panama then I invite you to come and discover what the beautiful South American county has to offer.  Also, be on the lookout for a Panamanian children's art exhibit which will be featured on the book drop windows.

Interested in Art?

Did you happen to hear about the woman who purchased a painting by Renoir from a flea market for $7?  Interested in the ornate frame, she considered disposing of the canvas, which has greatly appreciated in value since the initial purchase.  The library is a wonderful place to find out about artists like Pierre-Auguste Renoir.  Already know a little about Impressionism but want to learn about other artistic movements like Modernism or Cubism?  Peruse our arts section located in the non-fiction 700s area and gain some insight into the world of fine art.  Not able to find what you are looking for?  We can always request items which are not in our current collection.

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Bulletin Boards

Although the summer sun has faded the once colorful bulletin boards throughout the library, I am pleased to say that new ones will be replacing them soon.  We will be putting up information about the National Hispanic Heritage Month, special children’s programs, Gwen's new and upcoming book clubs, and much more.  You can also learn about all of our programs through our online events calendar.  If you have any suggestions or creative ideas for our boards, feel free to leave a comment below.

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Summer is almost over!

Want to get out of the heat or take a break out of your busy summer schedule?  Catch a free film at our Family Movie Night.  The last two movie nights will be held on August 22nd and 29th.  The movies will be shown in the meeting room and show times start at 4:00 pm.

Don't forget that the end of summer also means the end of our tech tutors program.  If you haven't had a chance to learn a bit more about checking out e-books and e-audiobooks then I encourage you to come by and speak to our electronic experts.  The last two tech tutor sessions will be on August 18th and 25th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.


Game Day Frenzy Update

The end of summer is rapidly approaching!  For those who haven’t been able to make it to a Game Day Frenzy, August 6th will be your last chance.  It will be held in the meeting room from 4:30-5:30 pm.  All are welcome so stop on by and play some games.  Have any suggestions for cool ipad games?  Write a comment and let me know.

Learn About Mehndi and Henna

Are you interested in a body art that isn't as permanent as a traditional tattoo?  If so, then Mehndi might be for you.  On Thursday, July 19th from 10:30am to 12:30pm, we will have a special guest here to discuss the traditions surrounding the practice of Mehndi as well as the art itself.  She will also be applying Henna to those interested.  Any participating individuals will need to sign a permission slip prior to the demonstration.  We hope to see you there!

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What Should I Read?

Gwen's whatcha readin' posterStill scouring the library for a good book to read this summer?  Stop by Gwendolyn's Whatcha Readin' poster and peruse the many patron-submitted sticky notes.  Have a suggestion of your own?  Feel free to write it on a purple post-it and add to our growing collection.

Want a recently published item or just want to know what books are popular? New books as well as the current best sellers list can be found near the magazine and newspaper area.  Also, be on the lookout for Gwendolyn and Jason’s picks in the adult biographies and nonfiction sections.

If any blog readers have suggestions for good reads, please add them in the comments section.

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