Back for the second year are Instant Scratch Offs for the Teen Summer Reading Program (grades 6-12). Every day you visit the library and check out books, choose a scratch ticket for a chance to win a prize. Prizes include gift cards, art supplies, candy, books, movie passes and much more. The last day of this program is Aug. 13. Non-winners may enter to win the grand prize at the end of summer. One Scratch Off per person per day.
It’s time to sign up the kids for “A Universe of Stories,” this year’s Summer Reading Program at the Weiss Community Library. The program is aimed at children ages Pre-K through 5th grade, but parents and grandparents enjoy it, too! Our first of five programs is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, June 13, with Travelling Lanterns Theatre Co. performing “My Mother the Astronaut.” The three remaining Summer Reading Programs will be held Thursdays at 10 a.m. on June 20, June 27 and July 11.
Also on Thursday evening, June 13, at 6:30 p.m., Joe Timmerman, a local astronomy buff, will present Getting Started in Amateur Astronomy. This will be a great program for the entire family! You can learn how to get started in astronomy by just using your eyes or binoculars.
On Thursday, June 27, at 1 p.m. children in grades 3-6 may make Fourth of July Cards at the library with creative card artist Marty Zych. Class size is limited to 10, so please sign up!
To honor the first moon landing, a series of space-oriented films and programs are being offered this summer. Monday Movie Matinees are: June 24 “Contact” (rated PG), July 8 “Galaxy Quest” (PG), July 22 “Martian” (PG), Aug. 12 “Star Wars: A New Hope” (PG), and Aug. 26 “Apollo 13” (PG). All movies are free and include popcorn.
A special showing of “First Man,” which is about the moon landing, will be shown at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20. Registration is not required.
A special family event on Aug. 9 called “Star Lab — Indoor Planetarium,” will require pre-registration due to limited space. Watch for more information to come, or call the library at (715) 634-2161 for details.
Everyone is welcome to stop in the library to see other ongoing programs noted on the white board or, to pick up “save the date” notices at the circulation desk.