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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Heros, Open Mic Poetry, ReadBox, ArtBoxes and Big July Booksale

Busy summer, busy people, busy library! Here are some of the things you can enjoy over the next few weeks @ your Boscobel Library... 

Thursday, June 18th Speak the Word! at TLC
We're throwing another poetry party for better or verse with our friends at Timber Lane Coffee, 934 Wisconsin Ave., Boscobel. This Thursday, June 18th from 6 - 8 pm we'll be hosting Speak the Word!, an evening of open mic poetry and  creative reading out loud for teens and adults. All readers, writers, poets, songwriters, lyric talkers and listeners welcome.  Bring your own original work (all creative writing welcome, not just poems), a friend's work, a favorite poem or borrow one of ours to share. Poetry books available on site. Fun, drama & inspiration for all. Stage fright removers available. Catch yourself thinking- aloud!  
We'd like to make this a regular monthly event and expand it to include other creative arts like drawing, photography & music to name a few. In the style of the great 19th and 20th century Parisian salons that hosted lively gatherings of writers, artists and thinkers all together enjoying each other's ideas and talents and great food and drink, we'd also like to bring together the creative people in our community.  We'll  be bringing the library Artbox kit and sketchbooks this week too, so if you're feeling inspired or just curious, stop on by.  Have questions? We have answers at 608-375-5723
 Summer Library Programs"Every Hero Has a Story", Summer Library Program is held every Wednesday morning 10-11 am, for children of all ages and runs though August 1st. Registration for SLP is still open; weekly attendance, while encouraged,  is not required to participate in the summer reading program and all families are welcome.. Age-specific weekly programs are available for children from birth through 6th grade. This week the kids will be making  their very own Super Hero costumes...up. up and away!
In addition to our "Every Hero" programming, there are several   DIY drop-in anytime programs for teens and adults: Try out our "Read Box" book selection, write a review and win a chance at Blaine Theater ticket; or investigate the stories of teenage heros who have made a difference in the work. If you like to doodle, want to relax or just feel creative, check out one of our "Art Boxs"  which will include art supplies and age leveled, growun-up "coloring" books, including Zentangles, "Art Therapy", "Art Garden Treasure Hunt" and more. Even if you're not comfortable drawing, these shared, highly detailed and gorgeously drawn books will let you color and create beautiful works of art. When the books are fully colored, several of them  will be put on display in the library at the end of the summer and will become part of our permanent collection so that people can check out and see the beautiful works created by their neighbors!  There's an amazing amount of creativity hidden in every community and household and we're excited to see who we can "draw out" in Boscobel to come color our books this summer!
Big July BooksaleMark your calendars, Big Annual Library Booksale  will open July 9th - 11th this summer. We are now looking for booksale volunteers to set up and tear down the sale and to volunteer during booksale hours. Sign-up sheet is now available at the library. Please call or stop by the library if you are interested, thank you! If you have items to donate, please call the library first before bringing materials. Our storage room is about to overflow, thank you!

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