Highland Library August 2013
Dear Elizabeth,


Thank you for subscribing to Highland Library's e-newsletter! Here's what's happening: 
Summer Reading: Join us as we wrap up!
Keep reading this summer! We've got programs galore and we're still drawing for weekly prizes for all ages! 

Adults and Teens - Click here for information on joining in the Summer Reading Club.  Our Final Party will be on Monday, August 26 at 5:30pm and will feature Zeemo the Yo-Yo Man!  Please register online.

Kids - Pick up an information packet and join our Reading Club!  Our Final Party will be on Saturday, August 24 at 2:30pm, and will feature Baffling Bill the Magician and an Ice Cream Bonanza! Please register online.
The Highland Library will be closed Saturday, August 31 through Monday, September 2 for the Labor Day holiday.


Events and Programs
Adult Programs
Summer Reading
Sign up at the Adult Desk
Join at the Adult Reference Desk.  Read whatever you like and log what you've read with us.  You'll get a raffle ticket for each title read. We'll have weekly drawings for prizes throughout the summer.
Consumer Reports is available 24/7 from anywhere!  
Click through from our website or on the logo above and enter your Highland Library Card number in the Patron ID box.


Teen Programs
Mon, July 1, 5:30pm
The origins of the ancient Chinese game of Go are shrouded in mystery, but we're going to have fun learning to play!  Thanks to Obed Kandjii for agreeing to teach us! Pizza and pop will be on hand for those who are serious about learning to play. Please register!
Saturday, August 10
12:00 - 2:00pm
We'll be spitting for distance, folks!  Watermelon seeds, nectarine seeds, and cherry pits. Yes, there will be prizes for the winners! Just drop in - no need to register.
Mon, Aug 12, 5:30pm
Pizza and a flick. Please register if you'd like to partake in the nommables!
Climbing Wall
August 13
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Drop in to climb a 25-foot climbing wall! Please wear shoes and socks, and you must be at least 4ft tall to participate.
Thurs, Aug 15,
10:00am - Noon
The last gathering this summer. Drop in for a casual game or two or three or four.
Monday, Aug 19
5:00 - 8:00pm
Bring your cards and battle!  These games won't be cutthroat - you'll still go home with the cards you brought, unless of course you want to trade! Thanks to Travis Trimper for leading this program.
Thanks for joining in with Summer Reading!  Come to the Final Party for more prizes and fun.
Tues, Aug 27
Noon - 8:00pm
Got a 40K army?  Play, paint, or whatever!
We've got tables aplenty and a growing terrain collection.
Open to teens and adults.


Tues, Aug 6, 10:30am
For kids 3-6 years
This week's theme is Gardening. Come for a great time of stories, crafts, games and more!
Thurs, Aug 8, 10:30am
For kids 6-12 years.
Pop Bottle Wormery: Bring some of that dirt aboveground and make a wormery to view worms firsthand. 
Petite Picassos: Baby Art Class
Mon, Aug 12, 10:30am
For babies and toddlers ages 5 months to under 3 years old.  Be sure to wear 'painting'
Tues, Aug 13, 10:30am
Stories and crafts are appropriate for 3- to 5-year olds. Younger siblings are welcome.
Register starting 7/30.
Thurs, Aug 15, 6:30pm
For kids 3-6 years.
All are welcome to this bilingual storytime, with stories shared in English and Spanish. Enjoy favorite stories in a new language and from the voice of a different culture!

Friday, Aug 16, 1:00pm
For kids 6-12 years.
Love Percy Jackson?
Come party with us in mythological fashion!
Register starting 7/29
Aug 21 & 28
1:30pm - 3:30pm
For kids 6 - 12.
This program takes our popular LEGO program a step further by adding a writing element. Students will create a LEGO scene that corresponds to a story they write.
Register starting 8/5

Thurs, Aug 22, 10:30am
For kids 6-12 years.
Fairy Terrarium: Parents are welcome to assist as we make our own fairy home!
Register starting 8/5
Sat, Aug 24, 2:30pm
Celebrate your reading accomplishments with us in this final Summer Reading program!  Baffling Bill will entertain and amaze us with his magic.  After the program, enjoy an ice cream treat.
Register starting 8/5
This program is funded in part by the Michigan Humanities Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs and the Michigan Humanities Council.
Tues, Aug 27, 10:30am
For kids 3.5 to 5 years
Help your child get into the school frame of mind in this program for Kindergarten-aged children.
Register starting 8/12
Summer Study Buddies Program
Wednesday, August 7
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Drop in!
This program is perfect for any student in grades K-5th who desires extra help with reading or math. Drop in any time between 2:30 and 4:00 to practice reading or to play simple games that reinforce math concepts.

Reading Help
Reading is more fun when you read in pairs! Come to the library, grab a book and read to one of our costumed characters, to a furry ear(one of our reader dogs) or to another young student. Reading buddies will vary from week to week.

Math Practice
Take the opportunity to show your child that math can be fun! We will have older students on hand to play games with dice, marbles, dominoes and puzzles: games designed to reinforce simple math concepts and create confidence.



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