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Summer reading begins on June 10

Posted May 15, 2013 in Community Featured, Downtown

The Dig Into Reading summer reading program runs from June 10 through July 20.

This year’s program offers children and teens so much more than the usual book logs to track reading; it’s a dynamic challenge reflecting the all-encompassing aspects of reading and literacy in our lives. We challenge teens to earn badges with activities like checking out books, attending programs, investigating the library’s online resources and answering trivia questions. We invite children to listen to stories, make up and tell stories and draw pictures of characters from their favorite books. And we ask parents to read nursery rhymes, sing songs and do finger plays like “The Itsy-Bitsy Spider” with their babies and toddlers. Be sure to stop by the library to sign up for this summer’s reading adventures.

Central Library events
Writers Workshop
Monday, June 3 at 5 p.m.
Meeting Room 1
Join us for an informal writers’ workshop. Share samples of your work and receive feedback from other writers.

Japanese Cultural Idiosyncrasies
Tuesday, June 11 at noon,
Meeting Room 1
Dr. Sachiko Tamura Murphy will discuss many interesting differences in Japanese society, culture and etiquette. Attendees are invited to bring their own lunches. The Iowa International Center is proud to present this series of monthly forums. For more information, visit

AViD Author Mary Jane Clark
Monday, June 17 at 7 p.m.
Meeting Room Wing
Mary Jane Clark’s books have been published in 23 languages and have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly and other national bestseller lists. Clark developed KEY News, a 12-novel fictional television news world where the characters go out into the world to cover stories and get involved in mystery and suspense. The novels include “It Only Takes a Moment” and “Dying for Mercy.”

Artsy Smartsy Book Sale
Thursday and Friday, June 27 and 28, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, June 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Making room for new books, we have purged our collections and will hold a special sale. You will find large coffee table books, art and artists, photography, fashion, architecture, automobiles, sports, sheet music, classical CDs, vintage magazines, and much more.

*The Central Library will be open June 29 and 30 only for the book sale. Library services will not be available.

Central Library
1000 Grand Ave. • 283-4152
Mon. – Wed.: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thur. – Fri.: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 1 – 5 p.m.
Pick-up window hours:
Mon. – Fri.: 4 – 6 p.m.

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