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Summer Hours are in effect – the library will be closed on Sundays until September 11, 2016

What's Happening at C. H. Booth Library

Adult Makers Series: Simple Electrical Upgrades

Tuesday, June 28th at 7:00 pm in the CHB Maker Space on the 2nd floor. Want to give rooms a new look or a simple upgrade? Rich Reynolds will teach us to replace the switches or outlets in our homes, using simple hand tools.

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Sing, Dance and Play with Al DeCant

Thursday, June 30th at 3:30pm in the library meeting room. up.  Al DeCant, AKA the singing principal, has entertained thousands of young people through his high energy musical programs.

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Creative Writing Summer Camp 2016

Meets Thursdays from 3:30-5:30 pm for rising 6th & 7th graders Meets Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 pm for rising 8th & 9th graders (July 7, 14, 21, 28 & August 4)   This peer group is for young people who love to write  and enjoy meeting with other creative types.   Must plan on attending all 5 meetings.  Led by Aimee Pokwatka -- teacher, author & editor. Aimee received her MFA in creative writing from Syracuse University, where she also taught ...

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Mystery in the Library - Interactive Theater for Teens

  Friday, July 8th from 2:30-4:45 pm The other night in the library, when many characters were out of their books enjoying a sojourn in the night air a crime was committed, grim and grave! As a result his majesty Henry VIII - that famous monarch from the English history books - has disappeared.  Gathered are the characters who were present at the time of the nasty deed.  Fortunately Master Sherlock Holmes is here to investigate, so ...

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Mini Makers

Drop by the children's story hour room for creative fun! Explore a variety of art mediums Friday, 1-3pm:  July 8th - August 5th.  For ages 3-8 with an adult.

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Tinker Lab

Drop by the story hour room for creative play Saturday afternoon from 1-3pm:  July 9th-August 6th using Legos, blocks, play dough or board games.  For ages 3-8 and a parent.

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WeDo 2.0 Open house

Stop by the children's story hour room on Monday, July 11th at 5:30pm for a hands-on demo of Lego WeDo 2.0.  Design and build with Legos, then learn how to program your creation using Scratch.

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Introduction to Irish Dance

Professional dancers, Craig and Christina, from the Ashurst Academy of Dance will teach Irish Dance on the following Monday afternoons:  July 11th, July 18th and August 1st in the library meeting room. Ages 3-5 meet 2:30-3:00pm/ages 5 and up meet 3:30-4:00pm. Register online for each class individually.

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Selling Skills for Non-Sales People

Tuesday, July 12th, Noon-1:00pm Our monthly Brown Bag Business Hour continues with this special presentation by management instructor Jon Barb.  This seminar is designed to give you the skills necessary to feel comfortable selling your products, services and ideas both inside and outside of your organization.   The Brown Bag Business Hour is held on the second Tuesday of the month in the library’s Meeting Room.  No registration necessary.  Bring your lunch and business cards!  Offered in ...

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Aspiring Fashionistas! - Two Classes to Up Your Sewing Skills

Get ready for Project Runway by learning how to embellish a t-shirt with applique, reverse applique or ruffles on  Tuesday, July 12th from 2-4 pm. Please bring a solid color t-shirt that has been washed and IRONED to class. Make your own huggable cool emoji pillow on Tuesday, July 26th from 2-4 pm. To complete your project you will need a 16" pillow form. Professional seamstress, Colleen Bell will teach two sewing classes for kids in grades ...

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Ready, set Kindergarten

Former kindergarten teacher, Randi Rote has developed a series of workshops designed for the child entering kindergarten this fall on Tuesday mornings at 10am in the children's story hour room:  July 12th-August 2nd. Register online for each workshop.

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Creative Writing for Adults

A series of five classes for adults. Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 in the Antiques Room. July 12,19.26 and August 2,9. Got something you’re working on? Something you’d like to be working on? Now’s your chance! Wally Wood will be teaching this workshop, the goal of which is to help you complete a short story in five weeks, and to help you think about the stories, novels, and memoirs you read in the future in ...

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On your mark, get set...WRITE!

Tuesday, July 12th, at 2:00pm join Paula Brinkman in the story hour room and exercise your writing and drawing skills using the Mad Libs format. For ages 6-9.  Register online.

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Soccer Skills for Little Feet

Instructor and soccer coach, Tony Viscuso will introduce young children to basic soccer skills while promoting coordination and cooperative play Wednesday afternoons:  July 13th  -August 3rd. Ages 2-4 meet from 3:00-3:30pm/ ages 5-6 meet from 3:30-4:15pm in the library meeting room.  Register online.

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Be Inspired by famous artists

Randi Rote will lead a series of art workshops Thursday afternoons at 2:00pm in the children's story hour room:  July 14th through August 4th. Create your own masterpiece in the style of a different artist each week.  For ages 7-10.  Register online.

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Athletes of the animal kingdom

Animal Embassy will bring a variety of amazing animal athletes on Friday, July 15th at 3:30pm in the library meeting room.  For ages 4 and up.  Register online.

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Unique Tie-Dye Creations

  Tuesday, July 19th from 4-5:30 pm for ages 10 and up Come and try a unique tie-dye technique without a mess. This activity combines chemistry and art. Create a simple pattern of dots, shapes and lines with permanent ink pens applied directly on a t-shirt or whatever cotton item you bring. Using a dropper, you'll drip rubbing alcohol on the design and let chemistry do its work. Participants should bring a light colored clothing item to ...

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Mr. Magic

will perform his unique brand of magic, Thursday, July 21st at 3:30pm in the library meeting room for ages 4 and up. Register online.

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Mad SCIENCE

presents, "Marvels of Motion, " Thursday, July 28th at 3:30pm in the library meeting room for ages 5-9. Watch as they harness the power of gravity, centrifugal force and inertia using jet packs and rocket-propelled cars. Register online.

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Quidditch For Muggles

Tuesday, August 2 from 2:30 - 5 pm No magical powers necessary! Just grab your broom and come to the meeting room to learn how to play the most watched and loved sport among wizards. We'll have snacks, we'll have prizes and we'll talk about the The Cursed Child, the new Harry Potter drama. For grades 5 and up. Please register here!

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Watercolor Basics II

A Four-Session Class. Tuesdays at 6:30 pm in the Meeting Room August 30th, September 6th, 15th & 20th NOTE: this is a repeat class to accommodate people unable to get into the first one. It is not a continuation toward advanced techniques. This course of four lessons is designed for the beginner, or someone wanting to re-learn the basics of watercolor. In the first class, Instructor Kristine Humber will teach us  to mix colors from the primaries, ...

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