June at Buchanan District Library
Used with permission from Buchanan District Library monthly newsletter
SUMMER READING AT THE LIBRARY!
Readers of all ages can join the Buchanan District Library for Oceans of Possibilities this summer and be rewarded for reading!
SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2022:
Summer Reading is almost here, and that means prizes, programs, and more at YOUR library! Keep reading to learn about everything happening for kids, teens, and adults at the library this summer.
- Log your reading June 10–July 30
- online via Beanstack (click here for help using Beanstack) or
- by paper (ask at the Front Desk)
- Children through 17 years:
- Reading and completing activities earns you Reading Rewards, which are redeemable for prizes! Redeem them weekly or save them for a bigger prize! Top readers in each age category will earn awards; winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony August 4 at 12pm.
- Every 5 books you read earns you a free book and a chance to win a prize! Completing activities in Beanstack earns you additional chances! Top readers will also earn prizes.
- Dates to remember:
- Registration starts June 1 (on Beanstack or in-library)
- First Day to log reading/activities is June 10
- Last Day to log is July 30
- First day to redeem rewards is June 17
- Last day to redeem rewards is August 13
- Awards Ceremony is August 4 at noon
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT KID’S SUMMER READING
STOP, LUNCH, & LISTEN!
Thursdays at Noon on the Common
June 16 – August 4
Stop, Lunch, & Listen is back! Every Thursday at noon from June 16–August 4, join us for a great variety of shows and activities for kids and families.
June 16 | David Van Dyke
June 23 | Nerf Games
June 30 | Potawatomi Zoo
July 7 | Spray Day
July 14 | Cameron Zvara Magic
July 21 | Big City Truck Day
July 28 | Mad Science Detroit
August 4 | Rock & Roll Beach Party
Bring a picnic and enjoy the show (except on Spray Day, then maybe skip the picnic and bring lots of towels)! Thank you to the City of Buchanan for partnering with us on these events.
PROGRAMS FOR KIDS & TEENS:
SATURDAY STORYTIME – AT THE FARMER’S MARKET!
Saturdays at 10:30am, June 11 & 25, July 9 & 23
Join Miss Jen for a special Storytime at the Farmer’s Market! Look for us on the lawn, or inside the library if it is rainy.
Wednesdays at 10:30-11:30am
June 15 – August 3
Music, songs, dance, and stories! Recommended for ages 2–6 but families with children of all ages are welcome. Look for us outside on the Common stage, or inside the library if it is raining.
UKULELE CLUB FOR KIDS!
Tuesdays at 2:00pm, June 21 – August 2
For kids 8 to 12 years old. Kids will learn the basics of playing a ukulele to kickstart their own musical journey! Space is limited and registration is required. Sign up in the library, by calling 269.695.3681, or by clicking HERE.
Ukulele provided by the Library!
CRAFTS FOR KIDS:
TAKE & MAKE CRAFTS:
WATER BOTTLE SEA CREATURES
Pick-Up begins June 1
Each kit contains a water bottle and various art supplies. Use recyclable materials around your home to make a one-of-a-kind sea creature! Return your creature to the library by June 30 to be displayed and entered into a contest.
SCRATCH ART FISH
Pick-Up begins July 1
Help us decorate the library for our ocean theme. Pick up a scratch art fish and return it so we can display it during Summer Reading
No need to sign up! Kits are available first come, first served in the library.
MAKE A MERMAID SUGAR SCRUB
Tuesday, June 14 at 1:00pm
Make your own natural body scrub with a mermaid twist! Perfect for dry skin from all that time in the summer sun and lounging by the pool. Recommended for tweens and teens. Space is limited and registration is required. Sign up in the library or by calling 269.695.3681.
MAKE A BOT!
Friday, June 17 at 11:00am
Join Ms. Jen to make a robot sculpture from old electronics. The robot will be a cool art piece for you to display in your home.
MAKE A RECYCLED T-SHIRT BAG
Tuesday, June 21 at 10:00am
Do you have a beloved old t-shirt that is too small or worn? Bring it to this program and repurpose it into a cool bag! Recommended for tweens and teens. Space is limited and registration is required. Sign up in the library or by calling 269.695.3681.
Friday, June 24 at 11:00am
Ready to build your own lighthouse? Come learn facts about lighthouses and hear a story about them too. Then you get to build your very own lighthouse!
MAKE RECYCLED PAPER BEADS
Tuesday, June 28 at 1:00pm
One way we can keep our oceans clean is to recycle! Participants will create their own beads out of junk mail and recycled paper. Recommended for tweens and teens. Space is limited and registration is required. Sign up in the library or by calling 269.695.3681.
MEET THE ARTIST: SAMUEL ROBERTSON
Creator or THE ILLUSTRATED OLD TESTAMENT
Wednesday, June 8, at 6pm
Minneapolis-based artist Samuel Robertson completed 257 paintings to illustrate a modern imagining of the Old Testament, and now after 8 years the 520 page hardcover book comes out in May. Join Samuel to hear about his inspiration for this project and insights from his work. This program is in partnership with the Buchanan Art Center, hosted at the Buchanan District Library. Light refreshments will be served.More information about Samuel Robertson can be found at http://www.misterrobertson.com/
Tuesdays at 4pm, June 21 – August 2
Learn the basics of playing a ukulele to kickstart your own musical journey! Space is limited and registration is required. Sign up in the library or by calling 269.695.3681, or by clicking HERE.
Ukulele provided by the Library! This session is for ADULTS.
ADULT CRAFT CLASSES:
Thursday, June 23, 11am-12pm
Friday, June 24, 5:30-6:30pm
Create a beautiful summer décor piece with Jen! Using sea shells and hot glue we will make a monogram into a sea themed adornment for your home. Space is limited and registration is required. Sign up in the library or by calling 269.695.3681.
“We are of opinion that instead of letting books grow moldy behind an iron grating, far from the vulgar gaze, it is better to let them wear out by being read.”
WHAT WE’RE READING:
LAURA IS READING…
DIAL A FOR AUNTIES
JESSE Q. SUTANTO
What happens when you mix 1 (accidental) murder with 2 thousand wedding guests, and then, toss in a possible curse on 3 generations of an immigrant Chinese-Indonesian family? You get 4 meddling Asian aunties coming to the rescue! When Meddelin Chan ends up accidentally killing her blind date, her meddlesome mother calls for her even more meddlesome aunties to help get rid of the body. Unfortunately, a dead body proves to be a lot more challenging to dispose of than one might anticipate—especially when it is accidentally shipped in a cake cooler to the over-the-top billionaire wedding that Meddy, her Ma, and her aunties are working, at an island resort on the California coastline. It is the biggest job yet for their family wedding business—”Don’t leave your big day to chance, leave it to the Chans!”—and nothing, not even an unsavory corpse, will get in the way of her aunties’ perfect buttercream-cake flowers.
JEN IS READING…
FIRST, WE MAKE THE BEAST BEAUTIFUL
The Chinese believe that before you can conquer a beast, you must first make it beautiful.
Sarah Wilson first came across this Chinese proverb in psychiatrist Kay Redfield Jamison’s memoir An Unquiet Mind, and it became the key to understanding her own lifelong struggle with anxiety. Wilson, bestselling author, journalist, and entrepreneur has helped over 1.5 million people worldwide to live better, healthier lives through her I Quit Sugar books and program. And all along, she has been managing chronic anxiety.
In First, We Make the Beast Beautiful, Wilson directs her intense focus and fierce investigating skills onto her lifetime companion, looking at the triggers and treatments, the fashions and fads. She reads widely and interviews fellow sufferers, mental health experts, philosophers, and even the Dalai Lama, processing all she learns through the prism of her own experiences.
DANI IS READING…
THIS BOOK IS FULL OF SPIDERS
Originally released as an online serial where it received more than 70,000 downloads, John Dies at the End has been described as a “Horrortacular”, an epic of “spectacular” horror that combines the laugh out loud humor of the best R-rated comedy, with the darkest terror of H.P. Lovecraft. The book went on to sell an additional 60,000 copies in all formats. As the sequel opens, we find our heroes, David and John, again embroiled in a series of horrifying yet mind-bogglingly ridiculous events caused primarily by their own gross incompetence. The guys find that books and movies about zombies may have triggered a zombie apocalypse, despite a complete lack of zombies in the world. As they race against the clock to protect humanity from its own paranoia, they must ask themselves, who are the real monsters?
NEW! myLIBRO App
Buchanan District Library now has an app!
Now it’s super easy to search our catalog, reserve and renew items, checkout eBooks and digital audiobooks, stay informed about library events, and more! Here’s how to get started:
Download the myLIBRO app
– Go to your app store and download the myLIBRO app.
Set up your account
– Search for Buchanan District Library and log in with your library card number and phone number (PIN).
– Add family members by swiping sideways on the blue account box and tapping “Add library card.”
– To switch accounts, swipe to the account you wish to use and tap “Activate” in the top left of the blue account box.
Questions? Visit our website, stop by the library, or give us a call at 269.695.3681.
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ON OUR WEBSITE
ARE WE MISSING SOMETHING??
Did you know you can request materials for the library to purchase? To make a request, log into your LIBRARY ACCOUNT (in the upper right-hand corner, use your library card number and 10-digit phone number), click on the Reserves/Requests tab, and click the request link.
70MM TELESCOPE & TRIPOD
Explore the stars and the moon with this beginner telescope! Set it up in your backyard or take it on a camping trip in its travel bag. It also includes an adapter to easily connect a smart phone to the telescope to capture images or videos to share with family and friends.
CLICK HERE to learn how to become an LoT patron at the Buchanan District Library!
STORYWALK ON THE PRESERVES
March 21 – June 21
Take a Walk, Read a Book!
Chikaming Open Lands is hosting StoryWalk on the Preserves again this year! Check out four different stories at four different area parks from March 21 through June 21. Buchanan’s StoryWalk is at Burns Prairie Preserve on Mt. Zion Rd. Learn more here.
Check it out!
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Thank you for being part of the Buchanan District Library!
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