Go Wild Science and Reading Program

Children in grades kindergarten and up are welcome to join us Monday, July 8 @ 1:30 pm or 3 pm for a Julian Franklin Production. This high energy variety show Includes magic tricks, puppetry, jokes and science. We begin stamping hands a half hour before the show. Seating is limited.

Independence Day... 4th of July

                                                                   

Fireworks and barbecue… is that what it’s all about?  That’s the celebratory part of the day we attempt to remember our country’s freedom from foreign rule; Independence Day or also known as The 4th of July.  Americans come together and continue what  began in 1776, that … “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”  (from The Declaration of Independence) We will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2013,  and reopen on Friday, July 5. Celebrate and enjoy your holiday!

 

Teen Programs at Maud Marks

Thanks to everyone who came out last week for the Maud Marks Zombie Prom!  We had lots of fun trying out different crafts, eating graveyard cake, and taking photos.

Our next teen summer program is decoupage on July 11 at 3pm.  We’ll decorate boxes and all materials are provided. See you there!

We Had Our Cake!

Congratulations to all the wonderful ladies that participated in the cake decorating class last week.  We all had a great time and some beautifully decorated cupcakes were the result.  Some of you asked me for the frosting recipe that I used in the class.  I'm glad to share it with you.  This is a good recipe to crumb coat and frost your cake. Remember to always sift your powdered sugar at least once before you mix it with the other ingredients.

Karen's Cake Frosting

1/2 cup + 2 TB shortening (I use Crisco), 2TB butter, 1/3 cup milk (whole milk will make your frosting creamier), 4 cups powdered sugar. 1 tsp vanilla flavoring, 1/2 tsp almond flavoring, 1/4 tsp lemon flavoring. You can tweak the flavorings to get the flavor you like. I also use 1 TB meringue powder to give the frosting more crust.

Aloha Summer!

It's summer!  What are your travel plans for these lazy months?  What about a (virtual) trip to Hawaii?  Join us next Tuesday night at 7 PM as Dora Morton takes us all around paradise.  Discover Hawaiian Island Volcanoes National Park, the vibrant shores of Waikiki Beach, the dramatic cliffs of the Napali Coast on Kauai, and more! We can't wait to find out all these Pacific islands have to offer and see the incredible beauty from right here in our air conditioned library.  Seating for this and most programs is limited, so click here to register for this or other programs at the library.