June is a busy and exciting time at Spencer Public Library. The Adult Summer Reading Program –Build A Better World has begun and we encourage you to join. In fact, tell your friends, co-workers, and family that they could win fabulous prizes by reading books, attending adult Spencer Public Library programs, or writing book reviews. The library will have eight prize drawings throughout June and July with the grand prize being a Kindle Fire! So, sign up for the Adult Summer Reading Program today! Not only will you have a chance to win prizes, but the programming is superb.
In June we offer DIY Club: Time To Tidy. Before you build a better world, start with your home. Librarian, Robin Munson, will show you how to declutter your house using the KonMarie method of tidying up. Marie Kondo is a Japanese organizing consultant and author who wrote the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.
We will be watching the movie, A United Kingdom starring Rosamund Pike. Inspired by true events, A United Kingdom is a Romantic Drama based on a true story. In the 1940s, Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana shocks the world when he marries a white woman from London. A perfect movie for our SRP theme Build a Better World.
All aboard for an Iowa rail adventure! Rudy Daniels, retired professor, author, and railroad historian, will present Trains Across Iowa. Learn about the past, present and future of the Hawkeye State’s railroads and explore Iowa’s unique position in the construction of the first transcontinental railroad. Sponsored by Humanities Iowa.
Retired Canadian Pacific Railway Conductor and historian, Dennis Wilson, will present The Orphan Train History. They have been called nurseries on wheels, mercy trains, and baby trains, but it was the name given by a New York Times reporter, Orphan Trains, that stuck. Join us for an informative talk on an underrepresented time in Iowa history.
It’s time for Maker Fest! Maker Fest is a festival of invention and celebration of the Maker movement. Maker Fest is an all-ages gathering for STEAM activities. Learn how to make bath bombs, roll sushi, and color like a pro. Fun for all ages!
For Book to Movie we will be watching the film, The Namesake based on the 2003 novel by Jhumpa Lahiri. The Namesake is the story of a man and his family, his life and hopes, loves and sorrows as he comes to grips with his cultural identity as a young American with Indian immigrant parents. This is a fictional story you won’t want to miss. Our next book to movie will be The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham.
Like always, we have had tremendous community support from businesses in Spencer. Look for our current SRP sponsor list in this newsletter and be sure to thank them for their support of your local library. I hope everyone has a great summer! Happy Reading!