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July 24, 2019, 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Whiton Room
July 24, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whiton Room
For Maureen Stanton’s proper Catholic mother, the town’s maximum security prison was a way to keep her seven children in line (“If you don’t behave, I’ll put you in Walpole Prison!"). But as the 1970's brought upheaval to America, and the lines between good and bad blurred, Stanton’s once-solid family lost its way. A promising young girl with a smart mouth, Stanton turns watchful as her parents separate and her now-single mother descends into shoplifting, then grand larceny, anything to keep a toehold in the middle class for her children. No longer scared by threats of Walpole Prison, Stanton too slips into delinquency—vandalism, breaking and entering—all while nearly erasing herself through addiction to angel dust.
Body Leaping Backwack is the haunting and beautifully drawn story of a self-destructive girlhood, of a town and a nation overwhelmed in a time of change, and of how life-altering a glimpse of a world bigger than the one we come from can be.
July 24, 2019, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM @ Children's Department
Prevent the summer slide and keep your reading skills sharp by reading to an eager listener. One of our five listening teams will be here each Wednesday morning through August 14 to listen to readers.|REGISTRATION
July 24, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room
Books, Bounces, and rhythmic activity ensure that this engaging Storytime for babies (0 to 14 months) and their caregivers is the perfect environment for building your baby’s foundation for lifelong reading. Babies will be introduced to familiar rhymes and songs as well as the opportunity to mingle with other babies and their caregivers. Following the program, families are invited to socialize and play with the library’s collection of toys.
July 24, 2019, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Activity Room
Reduce & recycle! Kids will make art from books using discarded copies. Book Art is a unique style of paper folding that transforms seasoned books into a fun decoration. For kids 9+
July 24, 2019, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Activity Room
“Stand on the Sky” is an exquisitely written, uplifting middle grade debut by acclaimed author, Erin Bow, about a young girl who defies her family's expectations in order to save her brother and become an eagle hunter. Program is for rising 4th and 5th grade students. Registration is not required. Read the book, invite a friend and join us for an engaging discussion.
July 24, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Activity Room
For teens only in grade 6 and up. Looking for someone to play Magic: The Gathering with? Look no further! Come spend the afternoon playing a great game and making new friends! Magic newbies, beginners, and experts all welcome! There will be snacks. No registration necessary.