All “programs” are listed in (1) Things to Do weekly article, and (2) our web site CALENDAR.
== Baby story time is back at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays.//All ages Kids Storytime, Wednesdays At 10:30 p.m.
==“Water is Life” == Learn the humor and ancient wisdom of the First Nations. Ojibwe performer, Dennis Swiftdeer-Paige, will lead circle dances, animal impressions, stories, songs, flute playing, drumming, and sharing of the Medicine bag. July 14, 6:30 p.m. – sponsored by Library but takes place in Sandstone Park (no need to register; open to all ages)
==“Nature Travel, 5 weeks in Bostwana” July 17 Leslie Larson, Lyons, at 7pm. Exciting safari and gorgeous photographs. (see below)
== Busy Readers bi-monthly book club 7/7/22: Book author (over Zoom) talk and Q&A (next one in September) See Adult Librarian for name of next book.
==Movie Mondays, June through August, 1 p.m., in Community Room. Seniors are welcome and encouraged to join; but open to all adults. (eg, “The Loneliest Whale,” “Endless Summer”(classic), “Pete Seeger, the Power of Song.”)
==”Oceans of Possibilities,” Summer Reading Program, thru July 31st. Adults and kids. Register online at BEANSTALK. Ends July 31st. See DETAILS. Kids and adults have separate prizes; and one is a $100 gift card to the local business.
==Teen Night at the Library, Fridays at 7 p.m. — a variety of offerings, games, movies, karaoke and more.
==Weekly “sealife/ocean” related workshops for children and tweens.
7/21 “From River to Ocean,” This program explores the connections we all have with our water, nearby waterways, and our oceans. We will discuss the functions of watersheds, 7/26 “The Truth About Sharks.”
==The monthly Art-Trading-Cards group is having an outing this month, July 16th. They will resume art card exchanges in August; always the third Saturday at 12:30 p.m., at the library. For more information on doing these mini-pieces-of-art for trade, go to ARTICLE.
**PLUS Many more “regularly scheduled” programs… go to : LIBRARY
“Nature Travel, 5 weeks in Botswana” July 17 Leslie Larson, Lyons, at 7pm.
We spent 5 weeks on safari in Botswana and another two wandering around on our own afterward (not included in this program unless there is time). As a naturalist of sorts, I always try to put in information about nature in different places,” said Leslie.
It’s a PowerPoint presentation of photographs, with supporting video footage. Viewers will enjoy the beautiful and fun photographs, as well as walk away with some educational information about the wildlife. They will also learn about how to find a relatively inexpensive safari provider, and what to expect from the guide, and the accommodations, and transportation.
Library Tech Help
say farewell to the tech staff person at the library Dana Peterson. She got a job with the state library doing data coordination and web development. Sounds like a good challenge to match her skills that did so much for the Lyons library, and setting up their web site. We send her good wishes for success!
==HELP WANTED: The Lyons library is looking for a “technology coordinator.” Contact them for more information.
== COMPUTER HELP Available (handled by a savvy volunteer) == do you have a problem with your computer? The Lyons library is offering “tech help — drop-in tech support on Tuesday afternoons from 2-4pm. Begins July 5th. No appointment necessary. Note, they will not help you install software, design newsletters, or such major items. They will be giving you tips on things, like how do I use a “touch pad”? Or how do I respond to an email? You can bring in your portable computer, or use one of the library’s computers.