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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
Join us to discuss this quirky and poignant novel about an ordinary journey of an ordinary man.  Harold Fry is convinced that he must deliver a letter to an old love in order to save her, meeting various characters along the way and reminiscing about the events of his past and people he has known in his life.
Date and time: Wednesday, July 20, 7:30–8:30 p.m
Location: Cardinal Room
Summer Reading Discussion
Watchmen by Alan Moore
This award-winning graphic novel takes on the “what if” questions about when a society no longer accepts vigilante justice. Whether you’re new to graphic novels or a seasoned pro, there is sure to be a lively discussion as we dive into pop culture, the ambiguity of being a hero, and all that is Watchmen. For teens and adults.
Date and time: Tuesday, August 9, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
What’s Better: The Book or The Movie?
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Discuss the fantasy adventure novel Life of Pi by Yann Martel and the film of the same name, directed by the award-winning Ang Lee. As the Patel family sets sail from India, tragedy strikes: a terrible storm wrecks their freighter, leaving the teenager Pi as the only human survivor. His only companion? A Bengal tiger who managed to climb aboard the same lifeboat. The two must learn to coexist, adrift at sea, if they are both to survive.
Date and time: Monday, August 22, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
Science Fiction
Redshirts by John Scalzi
When was the last time science fiction made you laugh and cry? Join us to discuss Redshirts, the 2013 Hugo Award-winning novel. Observe the peripheral crew of the starship Intrepid as they tire of risking their lives while the senior officers avoid the danger. Can they figure out a way to survive?
Date and time: Wednesday, August 24, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Fireplace Area

Bring your little one into our world of abstract impressionism and experimentation with art. We may get a little messy, so wear play clothes. For ages 2–3.
Dates and time: Tuesdays, June 28 and July 5, 12, 19 and 26
Time: 10:30–11 a.m.
Location: Lindsey Room
Drop in

Extend your celebration of superheroes and comics in four unique hands-on art studios. On each date, the Marketplace will be transformed by a different visiting artist. Stop by to watch them work, ask questions and try your hand at superhero and comic-themed projects designed for all-ages to enjoy. Explore different mediums and leave inspired to create! Join us for one or all, and drop in anytime during the session. Best for ages 6+.

Date and time: Sunday, July 10, 1–5 p.m.
Presenters: Mary Anne and Steve Dishon
Create pop art, clay self-portraits in the style of Roy Lichenstein.
Date and time: Friday, July 22, 2–6 p.m.
Presenter: Paupers Art Guild
Superhero/Manga instruction
Date and time: Thursday, August 11, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Presenter: Johnny Sampson
Drop in for a demonstration of  "gag" cartoon creation.

Join radio historian and Those Were the Days host Steve Darnall for a "super" evening of sounds from the past, featuring some of the many heroes who made their way from comics to radio—and a few who started on radio and went on to conquer the world.
Date and time: Thursday, June 30, 7–8 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Thanks to the more than 600 people who came out on Saturday, June 18 for our first FanCon, a five-hour, library-wide celebration of all things comic and pop culture. All ages turned out, many dressed as their favorite superhero characters, and enjoyed comic-themed activities including meeting comic book artists to participating in drawing workshops, storytimes, DIY crafts, gaming competitions and taking photos with costumed characters from Star Wars and the Ghostbusters. Read more in the Daily Herald or check out the fun on Instagram.

Palliative medicine provides pain and symptom management while enhancing quality of life and is appropriate at any age and any stage of illness, even during recovery treatments. It can help individuals gain strength, better tolerate treatments, and live longer and more fulfilling lives. Mary Helen Ekstam of JourneyCare will discuss palliative medicine and how it is used.
Date and time: Wednesday, June 29, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room

Join us for fun in the sun at area parks this summer. Drop by for a 20-minute storytime and browse in the bookmobile. In case of bad weather, the storytime will be canceled, but the bookmobile will still be available. Bookmobile stops from 11 a.m. to noon. Storytime is at 11:15 a.m.
Pioneer Park at the corner of Fairview and Fernandez
Tuesdays, June  21, 28 and July 5, 12, 19, 26

Frontier Park in the northwest corner of the parking lot
Wednesdays, June  22, 29 and July 6, 13, 20, 27


The library has expanded its weekend hours, remaining open until 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, and opening the library an hour earlier, at 11 a.m., on Sundays. 

The pilot program, scheduled to run through the end of 2016, will extend weekend hours based upon a recent survey of library customers which indicated many residents wished the library offered more hours on the weekends. Use of the library during these times will then be evaluated before 2017 hours are set.

"These expanded hours stem from the fact that people's lives are busier than ever, and we want to make it as convenient as possible for them to visit the library," said Executive Director Jason Kuhl.

The $125,000 pilot program, which began on March 19, was approved as part of the library’s 2016 budget to provide extra funding to staff the library.

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