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Adult Cool Chats at the Wakarusa Public Library

by Shondra Brown on May 30, 2015

Do you enjoy camping or visiting State Parks?  Join us at our Adult Cool Chats program (grade 9 – adult) on Thursday, June 11, at 10:00 a.m. at the Wakarusa Public Library.  Feel free to bring pictures to share of your favorite park or camping location, and we will also be sharing and comparing our stories with each other!  Registration is required for this event.

Our next library board meeting will be on Friday, June 12, at 7:45 a.m.  The public is welcomed to attend. 

Does your Young Adult (grades 6-8) have leftover auction bucks from a previous Summer Reading Club?  If so, they will want to shop our YA Store from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 12, and/or Monday, June 15, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Previously earned auction bucks may be redeemed at this time for prizes; two more store times will occur until the end of June, when the auction bucks will become obsolete. 

Preschool Story Hour is a program for registered children ages 3 – 5 years old.  Tuesday, June 16, at 10:15 a.m., children will hear a story about “letter” heroes and participate in an activity and/or craft, including, “Max” by Bob Graham.  Registration is required for this event.

If your Young Adult (grades 6 – 8) enjoys talking about books, they’ll want to register for our YA Cool Chats program to be held on Tuesday, June 16, at 2:00 p.m.  Participants will hear some “cool” recommended titles, share what they’ve been reading, and take part in a scavenger hunt within the library! 

Tiny Tots Story Hour will take place on Wednesday, June 17 at 10:00 a.m. and is geared towards children ages 1 – 2 years old.  Registered participants will learn about colors in “Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes” by James Dean.  Watercolor paints will be used, and registration is required.  Children must be accompanied by an adult for this program.

Children grades K – 5 will want to sign up for our School Age Special to be held on Wednesday, June 17 at 2:00 p.m.  Registered participants will take part in the second installment of our Super Hero Academy, “Holy Super Powers, Batman” (Part II).  Students will decipher their alter ego, hear a story about a hero, make a super hero cape, and receive their very own super hero id badge!

“Five Peas in the Pod” is currently running on our Dial A Story Line at 862-4441.    Callers will hear how each pea has a mission, one more important than the rest.


New Fiction Books

“Beach Town” by Mary Kay Andrews

“Heaven and Earth” by Nora Roberts

“Independence Day: A Dewey Andreas Novel” by Ben Coes

“A Matter of Heart” by Amy Fellner Dominy

“Miracle at Augusta” by James Patterson

“The Summer’s End” by Mary Alice Monroe

“Swept Away: A Sixteenth Summer Novel” by Michelle Dalton

“Trauma” by Michael Palmer


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