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Crafts

Bunraku Puppet Making for Kids

Saturday February 17, 2018: 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Downtown Library: Secret Lab
Grade 3-8

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Blog Post

50th Anniversary of The Outsiders

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 4:28pm by manz

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the novel The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton, which she started to write at the age of 15. Fifty years, and never out of print, the book is still relevant and read today, touching many generations.

It’s a coming of age tale narrated by Ponyboy, a teen living in small town Oklahoma with his two brothers. Living on the poor side of town and known as Greasers, they and their friends face daily run-ins with the kids from the other side of town – the Socs.

In 1983 a film version of The Outsiders directed by Francis Ford Coppola was released, starring many up and coming young actors who got their break in the film. In 2005 a new version of the film was released, which includes additional scenes that add to the story. The intense behind-the-scenes casting process also included is priceless.

Reading and watching as a kid in the 80s, it was one of the first films and books that had a profound effect on me.

Stay gold, Ponyboy, stay gold.

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Public Event

Data Visualization with Processing

Friday September 29, 2017: 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Downtown Library: Secret Lab
Grade 6 - Adult

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Public Event

Event Lighting Petting Zoo

Friday July 14, 2017: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Westgate Branch: West Side Room, Westgate Branch: Meeting Room B, Westgate Branch: Meeting Room A
Grade 6 - Adult

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Blog Post

Summer Game Spectacular Spectacular Countdown- T Minus 1 Day!

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 3:14pm by evelyn

HOLY JUMPIN’ JIMINY, BATMAN! It’s almost time for the Summer Game Spectacular! We are so excited over here that we can barely stand it! Except we have to stand it, because we have to get ready to host all of you at the most AMAZING EVENT OF THE SUMMER! In fact, we might just call this the most amazing event of any summer! What about the Olympics, you ask? Ha! Do the Olympics have Mini Ping Pong? No! They just have regular ping pong AKA table tennis AKA no fun at all! Burning Man? Does Burning Man have GIANT CONNECT 4? I don’t know! Maybe! They have a lot of weird stuff. BUT you’d have to fight off 65,000 dusty hippies to play it and that would be NO FUN! Lollapalooza? More like Yawnapalooza!

So now that we’ve convinced you that no other event is even worth thinking about going to, why should you come to the Summer Game Spectacular? Well, do you like the CIRCUS? Even better, a CIRCUS with no trained animals, so you don’t have to feel guilty about loving it!? OF COURSE YOU DO!

What about games? Do you like games? Of course you do! You’re not a monster! Unless you are one of our friendly picnicking monsters, in which case, welcome! In either case, where else are you going to see AN ENTIRE BASEBALL FIELD jam-packed with our amazing outdoor game collection?!

Also, what does your face look like RIGHT NOW? Is it as plain as plain oatmeal? As plain as a low-salt saltine? Come get it painted by a WORLD CLASS FACE PAINTER and worry no more!

Did all that talk of oatmeal and low-salt saltines (can you believe that’s even a thing?!!) make you hungry? Why don’t you hop outside and order some delicious food from a foodtruck? Oh there’s no food truck right outside your door? NEVER FEAR! Come to the Summer Game Spectacular and eat your heart out!

And how about points? We KNOW you love points! And badges! Well look no further! The Summer Game Spectacular will boast not one, not two, but FIVE badges! Just think of all the AMAZING ITEMS you’ll be able to buy from the Summer Game Shop with all those points!

So have you gotten all of this?! We’re inviting you to a HUGE PARTY where you can PLAY GAMES, WATCH A CIRCUS, HAVE YOUR FACE PAINTED, and then earn points to spend on COOL PRIZES?! No library would be crazy enough to do all of that! It would be just TOO MUCH FUN! Or maybe… it would be JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF FUN!

From 1:00 - 4:00 PM come one, come all, to party with us at the Summer Game Spectacular, this Saturday, July 15th, at Veterans Park! We'll be at the baseball field and the softball field closest to the dirt parking lot off of Maple, next to the Skate Park. WE CAN’T WAIT!!!!

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Public Event

Heirloom Apple Tasting

Friday October 13, 2017: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Westgate Branch: West Side Room
All Ages

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Crafts

Halloween Costume Swap

Sunday October 22, 2017: 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Downtown Library: Secret Lab, Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
All Ages.

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Public Event

NaNoWriMo "I Wrote a Novel, Now What?" with Natalie Bakopoulos

Saturday December 2, 2017: 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Westgate Branch: West Side Room
Grade 9 - Adult

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Writing & Publishing

NaNoWriMo Kick Off Party!

Saturday October 28, 2017: 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Westgate Branch: West Side Room
Grade 6 - Adult

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Crafts

Sharpie Dyed Coasters

Saturday November 18, 2017: 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Pittsfield Branch: Program Room
Grade 6 - Adult