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Newsletter - Welcome to Summer!


Ah, summer. A time to kick back and enjoy the finer things in life - like all the programs coming up at the library!

First up is a free acting workshop for kids tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday, June 18) courtesy of the fine folks at Missoula Children's Theatre. They're in town to help local students put on "Snow White," but are taking time out from rehearsals to introduce kids to some tricks of the acting trade. Stop by at 1:00 for fun and theatre games.

The library's annual ice cream social is slated for Sunday, June 23rd, and this year the Friends are adding to the fun by holding a flash book sale at the same time: 1-4:00 p.m. Come for the books and stay for the ice cream (or vice versa). While you're here, get the kids signed up for the summer reading program.

We are sometimes asked why libraries make such a big deal about summer reading programs. There are a few answers - it gives kids something interesting to do during the summer. It draws folks into the library that otherwise don't come in much. We get photos in the paper. But the main reason is because kids who read during the summer maintain (and maybe even improve) that essential skill. No summer slide for our program participants! Reading is key to success in school, and in life. And if we can make it fun at the same time, so much the better.

Lest the grown-ups start to feel neglected, let me assure you that July is jam packed full of programs and activities for all ages. From the Civil War to polkas, barrel making to magic, wild animals to LEGO club, there's bound to be something that catches your fancy. Find all the details here.

I'm looking forward to seeing you!

Linda DeNell, Director
Caestecker Public Library

Tuesday, 6/18 - Free acting workshop for kids ages 8-12 (or so), 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, 6/20 - LEGO club moves to it's summer time, 10:00 a.m.

Sunday, 6/23 - Annual Ice Cream Social and Summer Reading Program sign-up, 1-4:00 p.m. 

Sunday, 6/23 - Friends "flash" early summer book sale, 1-4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, 6/25 -
"Planning for College with EdVest" presentation on Wisconsin's 529 college savings plan, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, 6/27 - LEGO club, 10:00 a.m.

Monday, 7/1
- Summer Reading Program special performers Casey and Greg, 10:00 a.m.  

Thursday, 7/4
- The library is closed today - Happy Independence Day!

Friday, 7/5 - Author James O'Brien talks Chicago baseball and signs copies of his book History 1, Cubs 0 at 1:00 p.m. 

Can one man really be both Abraham Lincoln and Mark Twain in only 90 minutes? If that man is Dave Ehlert, the answer is YES!
 Abe Lincoln,
 Mark Twain, and
 the Civil War  
Performer Dave Elhert, who appeared here as Mark Twain in February, 2012, will portray
both Abe Lincoln and Mark Twain and show how a Union President and Confederate deserter fought against slavery and racism in pre- and post- Civil War days.  Come and enjoy 90 minutes of historical drama, humor, and education. Join us at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8th for a one-of-a-kind experience. 
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