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Sign up for Summer Reading with Julia at the North Adams Library!
Summer Reading Goals:
- Ages 0 – 9: Read 30 books or 400 pages
- Ages 10 – 17: Read 3 books or 600 pages
- Ages 18 and up: Read 4 books or more
Summer Reading Events:
Join us at the North Adams Library on Monday, August 21 at 1:00 p.m. for an Eclipse Viewing Party!
Before the eclipse begins, kids are invited to make crafts at the library, and learn more about the solar eclipse. We’ll make galaxies in a bottle, or decorate a galaxy t-shirt. Please bring your own t-shirt to decorate.
“On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible in the continental United States. This total eclipse will only be visible on a narrow track stretching across the United States from Oregon to South Carolina. No other country will get to see the total eclipse this time.
The rest of the United States and other parts of North and Central America will see a partial eclipse, in which the Moon covers only a portion of the Sun. A partial eclipse is interesting, but nowhere near as awe-inspiring and memorable as a total eclipse. A partial eclipse is also dangerous to look at without something to protect your eyes from the Sun’s damaging rays.”
Join us at the North Adams Library, where we’ll learn more about the solar eclipse, craft a galaxy in a bottle, make galaxy T-shirts, learn about viewing an eclipse safely, and then don eclipse-viewing safety glasses to watch the solar eclipse outside the library. Call Tosh at 937-386-2556 for more information. Read more at Starnet Libraries.
Join the North Adams Library Library Adult Book Club on the last Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. to discuss our title of the month at the North Adams Library. On August 31, we’ll discuss The Dollmaker by Henriette Arnow. Pick up a copy at the library desk in advance and read along with us.
The Dollmaker was originally published in 1954 to immediate success and critical acclaim. In unadorned and powerful prose, Harriette Arnow tells the unforgettable and heartbreaking story of the Nevels family and their quest to preserve their deep-rooted values amidst the turmoil of war and industrialization. When Gertie Nevels, a strong and self-reliant matriarch, follows her husband to Detroit from their countryside home in Kentucky, she learns she will have to fight desperately to keep her family together. A sprawling book full of vividly drawn characters and masterful scenes, The Dollmaker is a passionate tribute to a woman’s love for her children and the land.