Both the Children’s Summer Reading Program and the Teen Summer Programs are in full swing. 

Check out the events and times in the library’s June brochure or online at

The teen program in the Cumberland Room B at 1 p.m. June 18 is entitled Galaxy Painting with Lynne Looney. Registration is required.

The Plateau Brass will perform at noon June 19 in the Cumberland Meeting Room. Come cozy up to a July 4 preview.

What’s Happening

Thursday, June 13 — “Welcome to Medicare” class, Plateau Conference Room, 9 a.m.

Children’s Summer Reading Movie, “The Cat From Outer Space” [G], Cumberland Meeting Room, 2 p.m.

Friday, June 14 — Origami Group meeting, Obed River Room [112], 1 p.m.

Saturday, June 15 — Beginning guitar class, Cumberland Meeting Room A, 10 a.m.

Free health-building seminar, Cumberland Meeting Room, 10:30 a.m.

Intermediate guitar class, Cumberland Meeting Room A, 11 a.m.

Monday, June 17 — Children’s Summer Reading Craft for ages birth-6 and Summer Science for ages 7-11, Cumberland Meeting Room, 1 p.m. Registration is required.

Children’s Summer Reading Craft for ages birth-6 and Summer Science for ages 7-11, Cumberland Meeting Room, 2 p.m. Registration is required.

Teen Movie Night for ages 12-18, “The Force Awakens” [PG-13], Cumberland Meeting Room, 4:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, June 18 — Traveling Science Show, Fairfield Glade Community Center, 9:30 a.m.

KidBits Storytime and crafts, Children’s Library Carousel, 10 a.m.

Teen Summer Program for ages 12-18, Galaxy Painting with Lynne Looney, Cumberland Meeting Room B, 1 p.m.

Tuesdays at the Movies, “First Man” [PG13], Cumberland Meeting Room A, 2 p.m.

Wednesday, June 19 — Ewe Can Knit experienced needle workers group, Plateau Conference Room, 10 a.m.

Stamp Collectors Group meeting, Obed River Room [112], 11 a.m.

The Plateau Brass noon concert, Cumberland Meeting Room

Great New Books

This Land is Our Land: An Immigrant’s Manifesto by Suketu Metha. In one brief, fierce volume, the author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist Maximum City pairs a searing, well-documented indictment of anti-immigrant rhetoric and practice and a vigorous celebration of immigration and its many benefits. Impassioned and compelling, this important book illuminates the bewildering, tragic contradictions between the realities and the nativist perceptions of human movement across borders.

My Life as a Rat by Joyce Carol Oates. Violet Rue Kerrigan was once the adored youngest of seven children, but when at age 12 she inadvertently reveals the role her older brothers played in the murder of an African American boy, she is cast out by both family and church. As the novel says, “A painful truth of family life: the most tender emotions can change in an instant. You think your parents love you but is it you they love, or the child who is theirs?”

Cannabis and CBD for Health and Wellness by Aliza Sherman and Dr. Junella Chin. A safe, comprehensive, and easy-to-use guide to using cannabis, including CBD and THC, to ease chronic and acute health issues such as pain, insomnia, inflammation, depression, anxiety, grief, stress and more, from a founder of a global cannabis wellness network and an osteopathic physician.

City of Lights by Elizabeth Gilbert. Kicked out of Vassar for mediocre grades, 19-year-old Vivian Morris is sent to 1940 New York City to live with Aunt Peg, who owns the bright-lights, falling-down Lily Playhouse. There, Vivian meets freewheeling theater types and comes to understand the untrammeled life she wants to lead.


One strong workout hikes metabolism for days. 

A recent study showed that metabolism-influencing brain neurons stay active for up to two days after a single workout. 

Those changes lasted longer with more training. The neurons are associated with reducing appetite, lowering blood glucose levels and burning more energy. 

This means that taking a day or two off from exercise does not harm long-term fitness routines, as long as the workout before the time off is sufficiently intensive.

Stingy Schobel Says

Use rewards programs at online travel sites if you are not committed to a particular hotel brand. 

Expedia offers Add On Advantage, allowing customers to add a discounted hotel stay after booking a flight, car or vacation package through Expedia. Hotel room savings can be up to 43%. 

Hotel Tonight offers Today’s Daily Drop, which works similarly but requires you to accept the deal within 15 minutes. Ebates Travel Thursdays offers 10% cash back on hotels booked through the site’s portal. offers 10 mile per dollar spent for holders of Capital One Venture and Capital One VentureOne rewards cards. 

Check sites for terms and conditions, which vary and may change anytime.

Library Laugh

What kind of shoe does a frog wear? 

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