Below is a list of programs for kids and adults, scheduled to take place in the library’s Ottinger Room. All events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required unless otherwise noted. Additional programs for kids (like storytime and book groups) and ongoing exhibitions can be found here:
AUGUST 6 | YOUNG ADULT PROGRAM
Movie and Pizza Finale of Teen Summer Reading Game
Teens, watch Need for Speed (PG-13), starring Aaron Paul and Dominic Cooper. Along with this blockbuster movie, there’s pizza, prizes, refreshments and book giveaways. The evening is open to any student in grades 7 and up, whether they participated in the Summer Reading Game or not. Those teens who did join in the summer reading fun, bring your paperwork and pick up your special reward–a Black Cow gift certificate. 7th grade and up. Wednesday, August 6, 6:30 p.m.
AUGUST 9 | FAMILY PROGRAM
Zoology for Kids with Animal Embassy
Celebrate the conclusion of the Summer Reading Game with a program for the whole family. Get “eyeball-to-eyeball” with live Animal Ambassadors representing ecosystems from around the globe. Whether they have fur, feathers, fins or scales, all animals play an important role in their environment. Animal Embassy uncovers mysteries of biology, as we learn about classifications and habitats by taking an up-close-and-personal look at our beautiful, fascinating and unusual animal visitors. Saturday, August 9, 11:00 a.m.
AUGUST 13 | SILENT MOVIE
The Thief of Bagdad, with Jesse Beller, Pianist
Aladdin step aside! Swash-buckling Douglas Fairbanks as Ahmed, the Thief of Bagdad, does it all: recovering hidden treasure, fighting a fire-breathing dragon, riding a winged horse–and a flying carpet. All this and more is done by the mischievous pickpocket to win the hand of an Arabian princess, played by Julanne Johnston. Pianist Jesse Beller accompanies the classic silent film (1924, color-tinted) with original live music. Come experience this action-packed Arabian Nights fantasy with the thrill of Fairbanks’ gymnastic stunt work and Beller’s incomparable musical improvisation. Wednesday, August 13, 7:30 p.m.
AUGUST 20 | YOUNG ADULT PROGRAM
The Amazing Spider-Man 2What could be better than a cool movie on a hot summer afternoon? Come see “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” (PG-13) – starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Fox – as soon as it is released on DVD. We’ll supply the popcorn. All teens welcome! Wednesday, August 20, 3:00 p.m.
Readers by Rob Shepperson
Readers, an exhibit of Rob Shepperson’s paintings on shaped plywood, will be on display in the Ottinger Room through July.