June is a busy and exciting time at Spencer Public Library. The Adult Summer Reading Program –Libraries Rock! 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 – CD Coasters. Recycle old CDs by turning them into colorful coasters. This project will be a wonderful addition to your summer table.
The Spencer Public Library will bring you four musical programs in June. Starting off is Mike Anderson, Musical Instruments, Music, and Stories of the Civil War. Folk singer, Storyteller, Musician, and Music Historian, Mike brings the music of the American Civil War to life using Civil War era instruments of the men who fought the war. Mike will use the banjo, mountain dulcimer, jaw harp, bones, and other handmade instruments to bring the songs alive and lead the audience in the singing of the classics. Fun for all ages!
Then, join us and the Sacred Heart Bell Choir. They will be here to demonstrate and let you try your hand at bell ringing. A great program for all ages. Next, Hanna Cesario and her ukulele performs Jazz Standards. Minnesota native, Hanna has redefined the way we think of the ukulele. Hanna brings forward a refreshing approach to both a timeless instrument and a timeless genre, jazz. She dives deep into every song giving purpose to each phrase, each note, each word, and everything in-between.
Finally, join the Spencer Ukulele club to learn how to play the ukulele! Ages 8 to adult welcome. We will have some ukuleles to borrow, but we encourage you to bring your own.
For Book to Movie we will be watching the film, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress based on the 2000 semi-biographical novel by Dai Sijie. The story depicts two teenage boys assigned to re-education through labor in a small village near Tibet during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Our next book to movie will be The Orchid Thief/Adaptation by Susan Orlean.
We will be watching the movie, The Greatest Showman is fantastic musical inspired by the story of P.T. Barnum and celebrating the birth of show business. Starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, and Michelle Williams, this is a bold and inspirational movie you won’t want to miss.
Don’t miss Aimee’s Tech Talks. Aimee will answer the question What is the Cloud? Learn how to use cloud storage, sync across devices, sync photos, organize receipts, and create automatic reminders!
We will be kicking off July with Makey Makey Music Night. This is a fun tech filled night where we explore circuits and conductivity with Makey Makeys. We will be making a piano with bananas and drums with spoons. Open to all ages!
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!