What's Happening At CCPL
One of the attractions for me in moving to a town east of the Mississippi River has been the anticipation of witnessing the emergence of the Brood 10 Cicadas after seventeen years underground. Sure, we had cicadas in Oklahoma, but they were a mix of annual and periodic cicadas that were emerging in nowhere near the sheer numbers of what this year’s Brood 10 is supposed to be. Our family had a fun experience recently, camping at Whitewater Memorial Park along with thousands of cicadas everywhere we turned. It was a remarkable, exciting, first-time experience for me. But where are our cicadas in Cambridge City and western Wayne County? I hope that they will emerge soon to serenade us with their buzzing calls of love. You can learn all about cicadas on Wednesday, July 7 at 2 pm at the Western Wayne Elementary Gym when a Naturalist from the Cope Center will present “Cicada Tales—the Secrets of Brood 10.”
You can never have enough events about critters, and July is nature month for our Tails and Tales summer reading program. On Wednesday, July 21 at 2 pm, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources will present “Reptiles and Amphibians” with live creatures on site at the Western Wayne Elementary Gym! The Western Wayne Elementary Gym is located at 801 E. Delaware St. in Cambridge City.
The Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program continues through July 31st. You can download the READsquared app to your smart device or point your browser to http://cambridgecitylibrary.readsquared.com/ . You can also pick up a paper log at the library to track your reading. We will hold drawings for cash prizes for pre-K, elementary, mid/high school, and adult categories during the first week of August.
I would like to thank our early Summer Reading donors: Allen Renaker, Mary Ellen Luellen, Peggy Conger, Virginia Parsons, Judy Huddleston, and Elaine Potter. Thanks to DOT Foods for contributing tasty snacks for Summer Reading. We appreciate you all helping to make Tails and Tales Summer Reading possible. If you, too, would like to support the Summer Reading Program by making a cash donation, our mailing address is 600 W. Main St., Cambridge City, IN 47327.
The Richmond Jazz Orchestra concert was rained out last month and rescheduled for Saturday, August 7 at 3:00 pm. Please bring your lawn chairs for this outdoor event! We will provide cold drinks and popcorn.
The Senior Center Book Club will meet, Wednesday, July 28 at 1 pm to discuss News of the World by Paulette Giles. The Senior Center Book Club meets at the Golay Center at 1007 E. Main St. in Cambridge City. You can pick your book up at the Senior Center.
If you need help with a resume, a job search, or other projects on the computer, please call the library at 765-478-3335 to schedule a time to work with Jodi Johnson, retired business teacher.
We welcome families with preschoolers to enroll in our popular 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Registering and logging books for this program is available online through our READsquared app that you can download to your smartphone or tablet. This program encourages families to read 1,000 books with their children before they enter kindergarten. Your child will get a free book from the library to keep after every 100 books read. When your family has read 1,000 books, your child will earn a special prize.
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