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In This Newsletter:
* Curbside Service Continues * Summer Reading Challenge  * * History of Veggies Talk  * Border Crossings Book Discussion Series * Creativity Challenge * Fairy Story Hour & DIY Flower Fairy Kit * Story Walk in the Town Forest  * New Additions to Our Collection * Free Online Resources

CURBSIDE SERVICE CONTINUES

We are continuing to offer curbside service for pickups and returns on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2-5 pm. We are happy to assist with copying, printing and other technology needs.  Please see the FAQ on our website for answers to all of your questions.

SUMMER READING CHALLENGE

It's not too late to join our Summer Reading Challenge! It's open to everyone - kids, teens and adults! Calling all book lovers of Topsham and Corinth -come get the Challenge Board of your choosing - read, do activities, attend events (depending on your board) and then come in and get your prizes! 
Turn in completed boards for the Grand Prize Drawing at our Grand Finale Event on August 29th.
Follow this link to print out your Challenge Board- https://blakememorial.org/summer-reading-challenge-announcement/
Click here to get the map!
or come pick them up in the library foyer at any time.

Wolf Peaches, Poisoned Peas & Madame Pompadour’s Underwear

Join us on Wednesday, July 22nd at 5 pm via Zoom.
Science and history writer Rebecca Rupp will discuss the stories behind many of our favorite garden vegetables, among them the much-maligned tomato and potato, the (mostly) popular pumpkin, and Vermont’s dynamic duo of kale and Gilfeather turnip. Find out why a lot of us don’t like beets, how a 17th-century pirate named the bell pepper, how carrots won the Trojan War, and how George Washington was nearly assassinated with a plate of poisoned peas.

Email khotellingbml@gmail.com to get the Zoom link.

BORDER CROSSING BOOK DISCUSSION

Join us on Friday, July 31st @ 4:30 pm as we continue our Border Crossings discussion series with The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen - a collection of short stories about the hardships and dreams of migrants caught between two worlds, that of their Vietnamese homeland and adopted country. Discussion will be led by Suzanne Brown. Email khotellingbml@gmail.com for Zoom link.

This series is arranged by the Vermont Humanities Council and is free and open to the public.

ALL BOOKS NOW AVAILABLE TO PICK UP DURING CURBSIDE SERVICE (MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS 2-5 PM). 
 
And the last discussion in this series to put on your calendar:

Friday, August 28th @ 4:30 pm on Exit West by Mohsen Hamid

CREATIVITY CHALLENGE:

Imagine Your Character.....
If you could be a character in a story who/what would you be? What would you look like?

Would you have superpowers?

Draw, write and/or create a comic about your character.

Turn your creative piece into the library to get a FREE ICE CREAM CONE from Kai's Cones!

Let your creativity flow!

We look forward to seeing what you come up with. All ages welcome to participate.

Pieces will be POSTED IN OUR ONLINE GALLERY!

Go to our website (link above) to get the Imagine Your Character documents with instructions and templates - https://blakememorial.org/imagine-your-story-a-creativity-challenge-for-all-ages/
 

FAIRY STORY HOUR and FLOWER FAIRY CRAFT KIT - AUGUST 7th 10 AM

Join us as we read some magical fairy books and learn how to make your own fairy house outside.
After the story hour come by the library to pick up a DIY flower fairy kit.
Make a fairy house outside, put your flower fairy inside it and send us a photo - we will post them in our Online Gallery.
Then, bring your Flower Fairy along on our Story Walk on August 22nd.

STORY WALK/FAIRY HOUSES IN THE TOWN FOREST! August 22nd

Read a book as you walk along the path in the FX Shea Town Forest.  As you stroll down the trail, you will find the the pages of a children's book, one by one, set up on stakes for you to read.
Enjoy the outdoors, exercise, and read a book all at the same time!
Saturday, August 22nd join us to hike and read together and then build your own fairy house along the path. If you made a Flower Fairy from the library craft kit - bring it along for your walk!
The Story walk will be set up from August 22nd to the September 5th for you to continue to enjoy after the event.

RECENT ADDITIONS TO OUR COLLECTION
Mystery/Thriller:


Fiction:

Non-Fiction:

Memoir:

Early Reader Series:

We now have the entire JUV Real McCoy Series:

Young Adult Fiction:

The 2020-21 Vermont Middle-Grade Children's Book Award Books Are In!! (formerly known as Dorthy Canfield Fischer -DCF Book Awards):

YA Green Mountain Book Awards 2020-21 are in!!

DVDS:
Free Online Resources Available to All Vermonters

During the pandemic, Tumblebooks is offering FREE access to their many children and adult offerings. These include free access to ebooks, audiobooks, lesson plans, videos and games for kids. For adults, they offer free audiobooks plus a whole section of audio romance novels. No checkouts, holds or bulky downloading – it’s all available instantly. Just go to our website and get started - https://blakememorial.org/free-access-to-tumblebooks/.

ListenUp! Vermont offers audio and e-books for download to your device. Thousands of books for all ages are available here. All you need is an internet connection and your library patron ID and password. To get started, visit the ListenUp! Vermont sign-in page. Need help accessing audio and e-books? Click here for the help page with useful guides or contact us.
All Vermonters have access to a wealth of online resources provided by the Vermont Online Library (VOL). The VOL offers a wide array of electronic databases on a variety of topics geared to a variety of age levels, for both generalists and specialists. These resources are available 24 hours-a-day via the internet (to access VOL out-of-state, a password is required; please contact us for details). You can also access VOL from our website: www.blakememorial.org.
 
LearningExpress Library provides a comprehensive selection of academic and career-related solutions available in one platform. It includes skill-building in reading, writing, math, and science, college admissions exams, occupational licensing tests, workplace skills improvement, career exploration, and much more. The subscription includes Job & Career Accelerator, a job and career platform where job seekers can explore occupations, find career matches based on interests and skills, search for jobs and internships, search for scholarships, write winning resumes and much more. Also included is a computer skills center, where one can learn the fundamentals of using a computer, the Internet and popular software applications with these self-paced, easy-to-use online tutorials —in beginner to advanced levels. To access LearningExpress, go here: https://blakememorial.org/explore-research/
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