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The Library will close at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, July 1st and will remain closed from Saturday, July 2nd through Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. Summer hours resume Tuesday, July 5th.
The sun is warm and school is out - you know what that means! It’s time for Summer Reading at the WPL! This year the Children’s Room has two fantastic new programs so kids of all ages (babies included!) can join in the fun. Please call or stop by the Children’s Room with any questions. We look forward to seeing you this summer!
Rookie Readers: A Family Read-Together Program Just for Preschoolers
Get off the bench and learn to love reading with some of your favorite characters!
Booked Solid: A Summer Reading Program for Students Entering Grades 1-6
Join us for a summer program that is BOOKED SOLID with challenging riddles, games, brainteasers, and of course, reading!
Friday, June 24th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room
In a city inhabited by anthropomorphic animals who have abandoned traditional predator/prey roles in favor of civilized coexistence, uptight rabbit police officer Judy Hopps is forced to work with charismatic fox con artist Nick Wilde to crack a major case involving the mysterious disappearance of some carnivorous citizens. Rated PG.
Wednesday, June 29th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
Hook: A Memoir is a gripping story of transformation. Without excuse or indulgence, author and educator Randall Horton explores his downward spiral: from unassuming Howard University undergraduate, to homeless drug addict, international cocaine smuggler, and incarcerated felon. Then he shows us the redemptive role that writing and literature played in helping him reclaim his life. Please join us for this special author event as Mr. Horton shares his story. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Randall Horton is the recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award, the Bea Gonzalez Poetry Award and a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship in Literature. He teaches at the University of New Haven.
Thursday, June 23rd at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
Scientists predict we may lose half the species on the planet by the end of the century. They believe we have entered the sixth major extinction event in Earth’s history. Number five took out the dinosaurs. This era is called the Anthropocene, or ‘Age of Man’, because the evidence shows that humanity has sparked this catastrophic loss. Join us to view the film and share in a discussion immediately following. Refreshments served. Scott Gray and Sonya Wulff will introduce the film and lead the discussion.