Just a reminder that our APL Presents Comic Book Workshop with Mike Jordan is coming up on July 14th & 21st. Teens who like to draw and/or write and are between the ages of 12-18 are invited to be a part of the staff for this special summer issue of APL Presents. This program requires pre-registration, and teens registering must be available on both dates. There are still a few spots available. To register, go to the program calendar or call the Reference Desk at 333-6640, ext. 4.
“When Jennifer Teege, a German-Nigerian woman, happened to pluck a library book from the shelf, she had no idea that her life would be irrevocably altered. In the book, she discovers a horrifying fact: Her grandfather was Amon Goeth, the vicious Nazi commandant. This is the story of Teege’s quest to unearth and comprehend her family’s history.”
“Joseph Bannister should have been immortalized in lore—his exploits more notorious than Blackbeard’s, more daring than Kidd’s. But his stories, and his ship, have been lost. If Chatterton and Mattera succeed, they will make history—it will be just the second time that a pirate ship has been found and identified.”
“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.