Hula Hooping and Ice Cream
As soon as school gets out on Tuesday, June 15, head over to the library for outdoor hula hooping with Wildkat Hoops. Kat Suwalski is a certified hula hoop teacher (and yoga instructor and personal trainer) who helps us laugh and move and dance and stretch and exercise and express ourselves. We’ll provide the hula hoops and the ice cream. Let the summer begin! Tuesday, June 15, 12:30-1:30
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AdorableAdoptable Animals at Dakin Humane Society are reading. What are you reading?
Tail Tales Video: Learn about a local wild animal and we will share a book from the library’s collection.
Web Cams: Amazing animals in action – beware, you might get addicted!
Name that Tail Contest: Correct answers entered into a weekly drawing. Win a gift certificate from a local business: $5 – Northfield Creamie. $5 – Erving Station. $10 – Cameron’s Winery. $10 – Four-Star Brewery
Movies at the Drive-In Every Wednesday at dusk, July – August, enjoy a movie on the big screen! Each week, we’ll give away… 20 adult tickets (age 15+), 10 child tickets (age 7-14), and 3 food vouchers worth $12 each. Get on the list for each movie as soon as you can. First we’ll give them away to families that haven’t received any free tickets yet this summer, but if there are still tickets available on Tuesday then we’ll give them to you even if you’ve already received free tickets. Email Matt (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you and your family want to go.
Even if you don’t get free tickets from the library … if you show your active card from a participating library at the drive-in then you’ll receive the discount price for these 6 Wednesday movies as scheduled or on their rain dates. Discount price is only $3 for an adult (age 15+), and only $2 for a child (age 7-14). Regular price, without an active card from a participating library, is $15 adult, $13 child. Children 6 and under are always free at the Northfield Drive-In.
June 30 The Secret Life of Pets (PG, animated) – All you ever wanted to know about…the secret life of pets. Family comedy.
July 7 Ratatouille (G, animated) – Fast-paced comedy about a very entertaining rat chef in Paris.
July 14 Babe (G, live action) – Babe is a pig raised by sheepdogs. He’s got the gift of gab, as do the other talking animals in this classic.
July 21 Fantastic Mr. Fox (PG, animated) – Unique and funny, for adults and kids, based loosely on Roald Dahl’s novel.
July 28 How to Train Your Dragon (PG, animated) – Great action in this tale of a young Viking who decides to befriend rather than hunt the dragons.
August 4 Fly Away Home (PG, live action) – Heart-warming tale of father and daughter attempting to lead a flock of orphaned geese on their southward migration.
Stuffy Sleepover at the Library
Drop off your stuffed animal at the library any time today, and pick it up any time on Saturday to find out what kinds of adventures it had overnight. P.S. We’re looking for a few fun teenagers to babysit the stuffies Friday night. Friday, July 16
For older teens and adults, join local teacher Lis McLoughlin to write an animal tale memoir out of your own life story. Come to the workshop with an idea of a non-human animal that you feel close to. Saturday, July 24, 10:00am-12:30pm
How to Raise Chickens
Live and in person, learn the basics of raising chickens in your yard, with Maeg and Sarah from Silver Fox Farm. If the timing is right you can meet some of their chickens. Friday, July 30, 6:30-7:30pm
Celebrate the Summer Library Program’s Tales and Tails with the return of Trivia Night at the Northfield Golf Club pavilion. Teams of 1-6 players; 3 rounds of 10 questions; lots of laughs; some questions about animals; heckling encouraged; alcohol available for purchase from the Golf Club. Friday, August 6, 6:00-7:30pm
Trail Tales Stroll along the Library Trail (just north of the library) throughout the summer, and read the picture books that will be on display there. Provided by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Program.
Challenge Cards. Have fun completing as many of these challenges as you can. Print these or stop by the library to pick up a set of the 4 challenge cards.