On June 20, we had a presentation by Joe Schwanebeck from the Science Center of Iowa. This was part of our summer reading program. Children attending enjoyed watching several experiments some of them producing very loud sounds.
We have had a good summer program this year, with over 100 children signed up. Program participants have until July 7 to turn in reading sheets. Those who complete at least eight hours of reading will receive coupons for free movie rentals or ice cream at Truncks, and a free book from a selection. Everyone who completes at least one hour of reading has a chance at winning various prizes in a drawing.
Reading is not just for kids! We have monthly book discussion groups that meet at Westview on the third Wednesday of the month. On July 18, the afternoon group will meet at 4:00 to discuss the book The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry. The evening group will meet from 7:00 to 8:00. Their selection is Beside a Burning Sea by John Shors. Both groups are open to anyone interested in reading for pleasure and discussing among friends. If you would like to take part and need a copy of a book, contact the library.
Joe Schwanebeck from the Science Center of Iowa using an audience member for a demonstration.
Photo by Jessica Larsen