Online Programs

Online Programs

This year, our summer programs will be online. Check out our offerings here.

Seasonably Good: Berries and Cherries
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June is the month for strawberries, blueberries and cherries. The library is offering an online program with ideas for how to prepare these summer fruits to enjoy now and through the year. Ages 13 and up.

 

College Reading Strategies (offered via Zoom)
Tuesdays June 16, 23 and 30 from 7 to 7:45 pm

Reading assignments can seem overwhelming in the first year of college, regardless of whether you've taken AP courses and consider yourself an avid reader. This online 3-session workshop series on developing and practicing reading strategies for college is offered by Dr. Kelly Whitcomb, who provides reading workshops for students at a local college. We'll cover topics such as how to read textbooks and take effective notes for tests, how to read whole books for discussions and papers, and how to develop skills to skim for important information. Participants should plan to attend each of the three 45-minute sessions. Ages 16 and up. Register online or by calling the Library.

Celebrating Acts of Kindness (offered via Zoom)
Thursday, June 18 from 7 to 7:45 pm

Join us online to share and celebrate "Acts of Kindness" you've seen or done during these turbulent times. This program is meant to celebrate the positive acts done or still being done to help others during the pandemic and the recent unrest in our country. Be prepared to celebrate and share positive acts and comments with the group. Participants should plan for the session to last 45 minutes. Ages 18 and up. Register online or by calling the Library. 

Spice Up Your Mealtimes: Easy and Healthy World Cuisines
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Does the quarantine have you looking for different ways to prepare those foods you bought for your pantry and freezer? Let's talk about healthy and easy ways to spice up our mealtimes with cuisines from around the world. Whether you like things mild or hot, with meat, seafood or vegetarian, there are plenty of tasty dishes that can add variety to your meals even if you're relying on frozen and canned vegetables. Ages 13 and up. 

Family Time Capsule
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Need a fun activity for the whole family? Making a family time capsule is a creative and fun activity that brings the entire family together. Share your family's past with the future, while remembering the fun activities your family has shared. Click here (PDF, 914 KB) for the time capsule sheets. 

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book!) Group (offered via Zoom)
Thursday, June 25 from 7 to 7:45 pm

Bring your own book to a book club meeting on Zoom. Share the book you're reading or have read with other participants. Since this is our first virtual book club meeting, books for this session can be from any genre. Sessions after the first one will have a theme/genre focus for book discussions. Be prepared to talk about the book, theme/genre, author, story line, characters, and give a recommendation to others who may want to read the book. Ages 18 and up. Register online or by calling the Library. 

Tasty and Healthy Plant-Based Burgers
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Looking for alternatives to meat burgers for the Fourth of July and other summer grilling? There are plenty of tasty plant-based alternatives to ground meat. The library is offering an online session with recipes and tips for making your own plant-based burgers that are tasty and healthy and probably less expensive too! Ages 13 and up.

"Imagine Your Story" Summer Reading Get Together (offered via Zoom)
Wednesday, July 8 from 7 to 7:45 pm

Join us on Zoom on Wednesday, July 8 for a Summer Reading Get Together! Share your summer learning progress and experiences, including your reading time, progress towards Challenge Badges, and Badges already received. We'd love to hear what you've been reading! Participants should be registered for the Summer Reading program. Register online or by calling the Library.

BYOB Fiction/Narrative Book Group (offered via Zoom)
Tuesday, July 14 from 7 to 7:45 pm

Bring your own Fiction/Narrative Book to a book club meeting on Zoom. Share the Fiction/Narrative book you're reading or have read with other participants. Participants should be prepared to talk about the book, theme/genre, author, story line, characters, and give a recommendation to others who may want to read the book. Ages 18 and up. Register online or by calling the Library.

Sleeping Beauty: A “Once Upon Online” Performance by Popcorn Hat Players
Tuesday, July 21 - Access the video from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Click here for the link to the program. The password is FRED2121.

This show is performed in the true spirit of Popcorn Hat Players with interactive fun for all ages and includes a pre-show Sing Along with Erin that highlights the “5 Rules of COVID-19.” You can also “Make Your Own Wand” and create your very own magic wand to use during your viewing of the show. Loosely based on the beloved classic, this adaptation of SLEEPING BEAUTY will have you “spinning” with laughter. Join our bumbling and fumbling Narrator-Turned-Prince, as he tries his best to rise to heroic heights to save the Princess and the sleeping village caught in the spell cast by Fairy Sour Puss! Modern word play and audience participation make this story a sure hit with the entire kingdom. Click here to learn the Sing Along song (The 5 Rules Of COVID; to the tune of 12 Days of Christmas) ahead of time. Check out "How to Make Your Own Magic Wand" (PDF, 600 KB) so you can make a wand before the show and then use it during the performance!

College Time Management for On-Campus Students (offered via Zoom)
Tuesday, July 21 from 11 to 11:45 am

Are you starting college soon or have you already started college and are concerned about how to manage your time? Finding time to get your coursework done while also working,  participating in clubs and organizations and finding time to relax and sleep can be a challenge. The library is offering a virtual 45-minute session for students who will be on-campus full-time to discuss strategies that can help you better manage that precious resource of time. Ages 16 and up. Register online or by calling the library.

BYOB Myths/Fairy Tales Book Group (offered via Zoom)
Tuesday, July 21 from 7 to 7:45 pm

Bring your own Myth/Fairy Tale Book to a book club meeting on Zoom. Share the Myth/Fairy Tale book you're reading or have read with other participants. Participants should be prepared to talk about the book, theme/genre, author, story line, characters, lesson learned, and give a recommendation to others who may want to read the book. Ages 18 and up. Register online or by calling the Library.

"Imagine Your Story" Summer Reading Get Together (offered via Zoom)
Thursday, July 23 from 7 to 7:45 pm

Join us on Zoom on Thursday, July 23 for a Summer Reading Get Together! Share your summer learning progress and experiences, including your reading time, progress towards Challenge Badges, and Badges already received. We'd love to hear what you've been reading! Participants should be registered for the Summer Reading program. Register online or by calling the Library.

College Note-Taking (offered via Zoom)
Tuesday, July 28 from 11 to 11:45 am

Note-taking is a skill that requires more than just good typing or penmanship. How do you know what to take notes on for quizzes, tests and papers? What is the best way to organize your notes? The library is offering a 45-minute virtual session with Dr. Kelly Whitcomb who offers academic support at a local college. Join us for a session of strategies and tips to improve your note-taking. Ages 16 and up. Register online or by calling the library.

BYOB Memoir/Autobiography Book Group (offered via Zoom)
Tuesday, July 28 from 7 to 7:45 pm

Bring your own Memoir/Autobiography Book to a book club meeting on Zoom. Share the Memoir/Autobiography book you're reading or have read with other participants. Participants should be prepared to talk about the book, theme/genre, author, story line, characters, lesson learned, and give a recommendation to others who may want to read the book. Ages 18 and up. Register online or by calling the Library.

Seasonably Good: Peaches and Nectarines
Video Available on Monday, August 3

Anyone who's eaten a well-ripened local peach or nectarine knows that these fruits should be enjoyed when they're in season locally. The library is offering a virtual program with cooking demonstrations to offer ideas of how to enjoy these fruits immediately and even save some for later. Whether you like sweet or savory foods, we have ideas for everyone. Ages 13 and up.

College Time Management for At-Home Students (offered via Zoom)
Tuesday, August 4 from 7 to 7:45 pm

Are you starting college soon or have you already started college and are concerned about how to manage your time? When you're studying from home, setting aside time to get your coursework done while also working, tending to home and family and finding time to sleep can be a challenge. The library is offering a virtual 45-minute session for full-time and part-time students who are living at home to discuss strategies that can help you better manage that precious resource of time. Ages 16 and up. Register online or by calling the library.