Minecraft Summer Camp

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Jun 202016

As part of our new Digital Literacy Initiate, the library will be hosting a Minecraft Club for local youth. Funding for this project comes from anonymous donations that will support a myriad of technology projects for all ages. Stay tuned as we roll out more projects this year.  The program is held Saturdays, July 2 through August 6 from 10:00-11:30.minecraftclub
Minecraft is an online game where you dig (mine) and build (craft) different kinds of 3D blocks within a large world of varying terrains and habitats. In this 6 week program, participants will engage in different challenges set by the instructor. The challenges are fun and designed to utilize the STEAM principles of science, technology, engineering, art and math. The program will be hosted on the library’s private server so you don’t have to worry about your children interacting with people outside of our program.

Tales for Tails

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Jun 182016

Every Saturday this summer, you can come to the library to read to service dogs from 11:00-noon. It’s a great way to encourage reluctant readers or those with low confidence in their reading.

The dogs who participate in Tales for Tails have been tested by Therapy Dogs International (TDI). TDI was formed in 1976 so that dogs could be tested, certified, insured and registered as volunteer Therapy Dogs. It is the oldest registry for Therapy Dogs in the United States and strives to improve and expand the relationship between TDI, institutions and individuals in need of emotional service dogs. If you’re interested in getting your dog started in TDI there are a few things to look for in your dog. First, TDI states that a Therapy Dog is born not made. They believe that temperament is inherent and even though you can teach good manners, poor or marginal temperament will surface in times of stress. They look for dogs that are outgoing and friendly to all people. The dog should tolerate other dogs of both genders and be non-aggressive to other pets. If your pet meets these criteria then you can get more information at www.tdi-dog.org.

Pop-Up Library @Latte

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Jun 142016

pop-upDo you need help downloading the library apps? Do you want to learn how to download the library catalog app so you can place holds and renew items from your smart phone or tablet? Have you gotten started on downloading the Overdrive app but can’t seem to download the free ebooks and audiobooks with your library card? Did you know that you can read digital magazines online? Come to the Latte Lounge on Friday, June 17th at 10:00. Enjoy the best coffee in town and look for HML’s Pop-Up Library. We’ll show you how to make the most of the free resources at the library.

Guided Eyes for the Blind Program

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Jun 132016

guided eye dogOn Tuesday, June 28 from 6:00 pm—7:30 pm meet Amy Blechman a Guiding Eyes for the Blind trainer and her puppy. Hear the children’s story “I Can Be Yours Eyes” about Felicia and her teenage trainer. Children will learn how to behave around a working guide team and there will be an opportunity for questions following the presentation.  Registration is required. Call 432-1980 to register.