July 17th Newspaper Column

July is just zooming by with all the programs and special events we’ve been having at the library. And the next few days are no exception – movies, book sales, naturalists, crafts, LEGOs, stories, chemistry, and a baseball-loving rattlesnake all are part of the mix. Here’s how.

Film enthusiasts Noah Nofz and Elizabeth Ferrington have developed a summer “big screen worthy” film series, which kicks off this Thursday evening at 6:30. Alfred Hitchcock’s 1959 thriller North By Northwest kicks off the screenings in our air conditioned, mosquito-free meeting room. We’ll have the popcorn ready.

The Friends are having a “We can’t believe how many books we have!” book sale on Saturday, July 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There are lots of terrific, gently-used titles to pick from for readers of all ages and interests.

Next week brings naturalist Stephanie Feuerstein to the library for a Monday morning program on Wisconsin wildlife. This presentation is part of our summer reading program for kids, but will be appropriate for and interesting to all ages. A completely different kind of wildlife will be on hand here Wednesday morning at 10:45 when Fang (the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers mascot) visits the library in support of his reading club. Come for crafts, stay for Fang – Wednesday morning at the library will be great fun.

And lastly, a heads up about a fantastic family program we’re having next Thursday night, July 24th. The Science Alliance is coming to the library with the family show “Close Encounters of the Chemical Kind.” This highly interactive program delighted 70+ children last summer, so we asked them to return this year. The show begins at 6:30 p.m.

I hope you can join us for one or more events this week. See our full calendar at www.greenlakelibrary.org