August at Buchanan District Library
Shared with permission from Buchanan District Library monthly newsletter
“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.“Frederick Douglass
SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2022:
Summer Reading is winding down—thank you to all those who participated! We have broken our previous records (from 2019) for number of participants and amount of reading logged for both the youth and adult programs. Well done everyone!
Saturday, July 30 was the last day to log reading!
Don’t forget to redeem your rewards! Last day to redeem rewards is August 13, but don’t wait too long or you may miss out!
Top readers for the Children’s program were announced at the last Stop, Lunch, and Listen Rock’n’Roll Beach Party on Thursday, August 4 at 12pm. Adult top readers were to be announced the week of August 4 on the library’s social media pages.
For more info, go to: https://www.buchananlibrary.org/programs/summer_reading.
We’ll be taking a break from new Beanstack challenges until fall, but you can log your reading in Beanstack year round even when there isn’t a library challenge! Make your own challenge to see how long you can keep up your reading streaks, or with your friends to see who’s on top of the leaderboard each week.
Again, thank you everyone for participating and making this year’s Summer Reading Program awesome!
ONE BOOK ONE BUCHANAN
OUR SECOND-ANNUAL COMMUNITY-WIDE IS HAPPENING NOW!
Wednesday, August 31, at 6pm
Our popular One Book | One Buchanan program is back for a second year! In partnership with One Buchanan, this event brings our town together to read one book over the summer and then get together for a discussion at the Common. This year the book is High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out by Amanda Ripley. Books are available now at the library and as part of our digital collection. The discussion event will take place on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 6:00pm.
Click here to sign up to receive a free copy of the book (for you to keep!).
Funding is provided in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library of Michigan.
ADULT CRAFT CLASSES:
WOOD DISC PAINTING
Thursday, August 18, 11am-12pm
Friday, August 19, 5:30-6:30pm
Join Jen to make a paint-by-numbers masterpiece on a wood disc! Space is limited and registration is required. Sign up in the library or by calling 269.695.3681.
PROGRAMS FOR KIDS & TEENS:
SATURDAY STORYTIME – AT THE FARMER’S MARKET!
Saturday, August 13 at 10:30am
Join Ms. Jen (a real-life lefty!) to celebrate Lefthanders Day with stories and a craft!
WHAT WE’RE READING:
THELMA IS READING…
Peter Ash came home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with only one souvenir: what he calls his “white static,” the buzzing claustrophobia due to post-traumatic stress that has driven him to spend a year roaming in nature, sleeping under the stars.
But when a friend from the Marines commits suicide, Ash returns to civilization to help the man’s widow with some home repairs. Under her dilapidated porch, he finds more than he bargained for: the largest, ugliest, meanest dog he’s ever encountered…and a Samsonite suitcase stuffed with cash and explosives.
As Ash begins to investigate this unexpected discovery, he finds himself at the center of a plot that is far larger than he could have imagined…and it may lead straight back to the world he thought he’d left for good.
CHERYL IS READING…
AS YOU WISH
The Princess Bride has been a family favorite for close to three decades. Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the top 100 Greatest Love Stories and by the Writers Guild of America as one of the top 100 screenplays of all time, The Princess Bride will continue to resonate with audiences for years to come.
Cary Elwes was inspired to share his memories and give fans an unprecedented look into the creation of the film while participating in the twenty-fifth anniversary cast reunion. In As You Wish he has created an enchanting experience; in addition to never-before seen photos and interviews with his fellow cast mates, there are plenty of set secrets and backstage stories.
With a foreword by Rob Reiner and a limited edition original poster by acclaimed artist Shepard Fairey, As You Wish is a must-have for all fans of this beloved film.
ASHLEY IS READING…
SCIENCE IN KING TUT’S TOMB
One of the most well-known pharaohs from ancient Egypt was King Tut. Did you know that science played a big role in acient Egypt? Find out how the Egyptian pyramids were engineered. Learn about the science behind King Tut’s mummy. And discover how modern technology helps us learn more about King Tut’s life and death.
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.
ELECTRIC LAWN MOWER
This 40v electric push lawn mower provides the power you need with up to 45 minutes of runtime on a fully charged 4.0Ah battery. The battery completely charges in 120 minutes. A lightweight 16” cutting deck allows for easy maneuvering through small to medium yards (up to ½ acre) more efficiently. Easy push button start and lighter weight make it a great choice for your lawn.
CLICK HERE to learn how to become an LoT patron at the Buchanan District Library!
Thank you for being part of the Buchanan District Library!
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