By Jolene Kronschnabel

Planet 51 is the movie showing at the library at 1:15 PM on Thursday, August 1. American astronaut Captain Charles “Chuck” Baker lands on Planet 51 thinking he’s the first person to step foot on it. To his surprise, he finds that this planet is inhabited by little green people who are happily living in a white picket fence world, and whose only fear is that it will be overrun by alien invaders…like Chuck! There will also be popcorn and games for you and your friends.

On Friday, August 2, the library has crafts to make for Summer Reading. Design garden pictures, string birdfeeders, paint a flowerpot, and construct a magic wand from 1 to 5 PM that afternoon. If you haven’t been in to admire the Summer Reading Art Show, do stop soon. Some pretty creative artists have been at the library and are sharing their masterpieces with our patrons. In the movie Tangled, the magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is. This movie is playing on Thursday, August 8, at 1:15 PM at the library.  Enjoy popcorn and games too with your friends.

The library is planning a Nook Class. Learn how to use the NEIBORS program to borrow free eBooks and audio books from the library on your Nook.  Please sign up at the library if you are interested.

August is Children’s National Vision and Learning Month.  If the kids haven’t been reading on a regular basis this summer you may want to check out a few books from the library to get them up to speed for the start of school, which is only a couple of weeks away.