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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:
Students, join Sherry at the Peebles Library on Saturday, August 19 at 1:00 p.m. for Back to School Sundaes and Safety! We’ll draw the prize winning names in our Rise and Shine back-to-school giveaway of study lamps and alarm clocks. ACSO Deputy Mark Brewer will stop by to talk about ways to stay safe as you head back to school. Choose your own toppings and eat an ice cream sundae. See you at the library!
Join us at the Peebles Library on Monday, August 21 at 1:00 p.m. for an Eclipse Viewing Party: “Total Eclipse of the Sun”!
“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 Peebles Library, where we’ll learn more about the solar eclipse, paint a sun catcher and build a galaxy in a bottle, learn about viewing an eclipse safely, and then don eclipse-viewing safety glasses to watch the solar eclipse outside the library. Call Sherry at 937-587-2085 for more information. Read more at Starnet Libraries.
Join the Peebles Library Bibliophiles Book Club on the third Monday of each month at 4:00 p.m. to discuss our title of the month at the Peebles Library. On August 21, we’ll discuss The Greatest Short Stories of Leo Tolstoy. Pick up a copy at the library desk in advance and read along with us.
The Russian novelist and moral philosopher Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) ranks as one of the worlds great writers, and his War and Peace has been called the greatest novel ever written. The purpose of all true creative art, he believed, is to teach. But the message in all his stories is presented with such humour that the reader hardly realises that it is strongly didactic. The seven parts into which this book is divided include the best known Tolstoy stories. God Sees the Truth, but Waits and A Prisoner in the Caucasus which Tolstoy himself considered as his best; How Much Land Does a Man Need? depicting the greed of a peasant for land; the most brilliantly told parable, Ivan the Fool these are all contained in this volume.
Join Hoxworth Blood Center for a blood drive at the Peebles Library on Tuesday, August 22 from 12:00 til 5:30 p.m. Donations from healthy adults are urgently needed to provide life-saving medical care. Please call 1-800-830-1091 in advance to schedule your appointment to donate blood, or schedule your appointment online. All types welcome!