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Summer – 2011

One World, Many Stories

This is the theme for the 2011 Summer Reading Program.  A wide variety of activities and programs, all centered around the theme of world cultures, is planned for Pre-Schoolers thru Adults.

SRP 2011 - One World Many Stories

There will also be crafts and activities available in th Emily Pinnick Room during Summer Reading.  These are “Come & Go” activities and can be done on your own schedule.

We will also post the week’s activities on the Bulletin Board page.

Each week, we will focus on a different continent:
Week 1 (May 29-June 1):  Asia
Week 2 (June 6-10):  Australia & Oceania
Week 3 (June 13-17):  Africa
Week 4 (June 20-24):  North & South America
Week 5 (June 27-July 1):  Europe
SPECIAL PROGRAMS FOR EVERYONE:  Each Wednesday in June, starting at 10 a.m., we will have a special program that explores various places in the world.  Each program will last about one hour.June 1 – Fascinating Philippines – presented by Dave Beachy
June 8 – Outback & Down Under in Australia – presented by Debbie Thomas
June 15 – Tanzania, Africa:  An Amazing Place to Live – presented by Tam Raynor
June 22 – Mexico, Munchies & More – presented by Christine McPheter/Meade County Extension
June 29 – Awesome Chemistry Concoctions – presented by Will FriesenLUNCH & LEARN:  This is an activity primarily for adults; however, fifth graders through high school age are welcome to attend.  Bring a sack lunch.  We will watch a video and enjoy an ethnic treat to go along with that video.  We will also provide drinks.   We’ll start at 12 noon each day – each program is on a Thursday.
June 16 – The Taj Mahal – We’ll try Mulligatawny Stew, a curry-flavored soup of Anglo-Indian origin.
June 23 – The Life Cycle of the Honeybee – We’ll have a honey tasting party and try  a variety of honeys from around the world including Buckwheat, Clover, Eucalyptus and White Gold.
June 30 – Native America – This week, we’ll have Indian Fry Bread.  Fry bread is a tradition of the Navajo and comes with a story of great pain and suffering.AN EVENING OF FUN:  Friday, June 10, 6 p.m.For the Adults and Fifth Grade thru High School:  World Cuisine Sampler
Sign up at the library to bring a “dish” from anywhere in the world.  These will be sampled at this evening event.

For the Children:  Movie & Munchies
Since this is Australian Week, we will view a movie in the Emily Pinnick Room based on an Australian adventure.

FAMILY STORY & ACTIVITY TIME:  Every Monday in June at 10 a.m. (lasts about one hour)

We will have a fun time sharing stories from many places in the world and participating in activities.  This story time is geared to the younger crowd (toddlers through fourth grade) but is open to everyone.  If a child is age four or younger, please have a responsible person attend with the child.

FAMILY SCAVENGER HUNT:  This year, the Scavenger Hunt goes from Wednesday to Tuesday each week.  The first hunt begins on June 1.  You need to sign up in order to particpate–just come to the library and pick up your list to begin.

DAN, DAN the MAGIC MAN:  Dan will return to Meade Public Library on Friday, July 8, at 7 p.m. for our Awards Program and Prize Drawings.  Be sure to join us for all of the fun.  Everyone who completes the Summer Reading Program gets a prize and is eligible for the prize drawings.  You must be present to win.


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