First Posted: 8/5/2014
The relaxing days of August are upon us and what better place to unwind than at your Back Mountain Memorial Library. When the increasingly warmer temperatures slow you down, keep in mind that several of your daily errands can be completed by stopping at the library.
If you’re looking for a last-minute gift for someone special or a unique vase for your fresh-cut flowers, visit the Library Gift Shoppe. Its new location is directly facing our front foyer doors, conveniently placed in the front of the Reference Room. It includes a beautiful display of collectibles, unusual dishes and vases and so much more. Everything is priced to sell and you may be surprised to see the array of “just to have it” items available.
Planning quick summer dinners? Stop by the Library’s Farmers Market which is held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. The farmers offer fresh produce, baked goods, breads and everything else you might need for a quick healthy meal.
Did you know that the library is also an essential stop on your “get ready for vacation” list? Whether you’re looking for an audiobook on CD to enjoy in your car as you travel or a light summer beach read, the library can provide both. We also sell gently-used, newer paperbacks for just 50 cents that you can pack in your suitcase and not worry if you leave it behind.
Also, if you prefer going on a “staycation.” stop by and pick up a few DVDs to relax with in the comforts of your own home!
Remember that the library’s Slightly Read Bookshop is currently on its summer schedule. For the remainder of August, the Bookshop will only be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the Farmers Market.
It’s also vacation for the Bookshop volunteers; therefore, the Bookshop cannot accept donations of books until it resumes its regular weekly hours on Wednesday, Sept. 3.
If you’re looking for some close to home, family friendly entertainment , be sure to check out the upcoming performance of the children’s theater group, “Take the Stage.” Their next show, “Commedia Puss and Boots” will be held at 6 p. m. on Friday, Aug. 15 and Saturday, Aug. 16 outside on the library grounds. Tickets may be obtained on the evening of the performance.
SUMMER READING ACTIVITIES
Reminder to parents of “scientists”: It’s now time for participants in the library’s summer reading program, Fizz, Boom, Read to show their reading log and pick up their prize.
Don’t forget to “save the date” for the Summer Reading Final Party and Chemistry Fair to be held fro 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Aug. 14 in the auction area of the library. Attend this free party and be a “chemist” if you reached your reading goal and have some fun with experiments, crafts, games and refreshments.