We at Groton Library would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who participated this year with our summer reading program. We had a lot of fun bringing you shows and crafts and hope you had a lot of fun reading, crafting, and watching. We’ll do it again next year because we do it every year, but in the meantime, don’t forget the point of the program: never stop reading! We owe a lot of thanks to all participants, to everyone who helped out, and to the Community Arts Partnership for helping us put on the shows.
The library’s next big event is the booksale. This event coincides with Old Home Days so it is the 21st of August from 9 to 2. Come and buy books at low prices to expand your collection. All the proceeds help the library buy new items to share with the community. We could also use some help with various aspects of the sale, especially if anyone with a large vehicle would care to help us move any leftover books down in to Ithaca. You can contact John at the library for more info.
We also have a couple of programs this month. The first is on August 19th at 7pm. Pat Curran, the Horticulture Educator from Cornell Cooperative Extension will be providing answers to any questions the community may have about gardening in the area. Whether you are an advanced gardener or a beginner, she will do her best to help. She can even do a limited number of pH tests on soil samples if you bring one in. This event is free and open to the public.
The second is on the 26th, also at 7pm. The presentation is called “Runaway Realities” and it is being presented by Bridges for Youth and Families. This presentation will discuss the truths of being young and homeless in America and in Tompkins County in an effort to keep families together or reunite youth and their families. This event is also free and open to the public.
One more item – I have been asked as library director to participate in this years MDA Lockup to raise money to fight children’s nuerological disorders. I’ll be locked up in “jail” and hoping people can raise my “bail” to let me out. All the money raised goes to develop treatments, provide equipment, or send suffering kids to camp. If you can not donate, that is fine, but if you can, you can do so at this link: https://www.joinmda.org/MyLockup/MyHomepage/tabid/167237/Participant/director/Default.aspxand
Lastly, I just wanted to mention that this year’s community read is “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep” by Philip K. Dick. This is an honored piece of science-fiction and the basis of the movie “Blade Runner”. You can grab a copy to read at the library!
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