“With piercing clarity, Philip Kotler explains 14 major problems undermining capitalism, including persistent poverty, job creation in the face of automation, high debt burdens, the disproportionate influence of the wealthy on public policy, steep environmental costs, boom-bust economic cycles, and more. … Confronting Capitalism delivers a heartening message: We can turn things around.”
“This is the extraordinary story of Geoffrey Pyke, an inventor, war reporter, escaped prisoner, campaigner, father, educator–and all-around misunderstood genius. … and in 1942 convinced Winston Churchill to build an aircraft carrier out of ice. … It is only now, more than sixty years after his death, that Pyke’s story can be fully told.”
That old childhood idea of running away with the circus sometimes actually works out for the best. Young Kathleen did just that in the 20’s leaving Oregon for Europe. She learned to dance, ride ostriches, tame sharks, and fell in love with the elephant keeper. This is the story of her adventures around the world.
No worries! Stop by the Reference Desk (2nd floor) to sign up for this summer’s Reading Program, “Unmask!”
Keep a Reading Log, fill out an Activities Sheet, and attend our summer programs. There are lots of prizes for participation and chances to win 1 of 4 finale prizes, which will be awarded on August 14th!
Want to know more about this program? Take a peek at this slideshow for some additional info!
Exercise your mind, muscles, character and your superpowers at our drill stations to earn your Champion Character Superhero Certificate! Come make superhero masks, capes and crafts, listen to a story and earn your superhero status on Tuesday, July 21st at 1 pm in the Androscoggin Room. Come join the fun. This program is best for school aged children. Costumes are encouraged, but not necessary.
Thursday,July 16th @ 1pm Michael Parent, Lewiston native and renowned storyteller-singer, offers a program of stories and songs based on the theme “Every Hero Has A Story.” Michael’s stories will explore such questions as, “Where do Heroes Come From?” and “What are Unsung Heroes?” We hope you will join us for this wonderful free program.
Peggy by Anna Walker
When a serendipitous wind sweeps up Miss Peggy, an unassuming hen, and relocates her to a big city, a wild adventure is sure to ensue! Kids and adults will love the quirky fun that Peggy experiences as she tries to find her way home. The soft paintings depicting city life and Peggy’s excursion showcase smile-provoking experiences such as shoe shopping, popcorn eating and nesting in a furniture store! This book encourages the readers to chat about travel and tourism, chance, safety and resourcefulness. Appropriate for children in preschool.
A Piece of Cake by LeUyen Pham
Similar to the classic Golden Books, kids and adults alike will appreciate this new spin on a classic “mouse tale” with its bright colors and warm expressions personified in these charming animals. Pham’s easily identifiable story elements and illustrations not only support Common Core State Standards but also serve as a resource to demonstrate character qualities such as bigheartedness, creativity, and innovation. Appropriate for children ages 4+
Underworld: Exploring the Secret World Beneath Your Feet by Jane Price.
Descend to another underexposed habitat full of interesting and curious things! Prepare to be visually spellbound and dazed with the descriptions of the network of systems and mazes beneath our feet! Find out how these complexities existing under a city work and help meet the needs of those residing above. Appropriate for children of all ages!
Watch the Sky by Kirsten Hubbard
Jory is fairly well adjusted for the company he keeps. His stepfather, Caleb has strict rules to which he adheres and prophesizes that because the end is coming, you must be prepared and therefore NEED to constantly look for the signs. Jory’s escape route from this reality is via school and his friends. Unfortunately, Caleb announces to Jory’s family that the time has arrived and final measures need to be made. Find out what the family is preparing for, what the danger is, what Caleb’s plans are, and what choices Jory makes in this page-turner! Appropriate for kids ages 8+