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Youth Ages 10+ Invited to WildWorks

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We will hold our next WildWorks hangout for youth this Thursday, August 27, 4:00-6:00pm at the library (515 W. College Avenue, Silver City). WildWorks is a space for teens/tweens ages 10+ to hang out, experiment, build, and create. We have Lego robots, 3D drawing, electrical experiments, games, crafting, and more. This free activity happens on second and fourth Thursdays of each month. Come by the library anytime between 4 and 6pm on those days–no registration required.

Basic Computer Classes Begin August 17

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WNMU’s Adult Education Services will be offering free basic computer classes at the library throughout the fall. The classes will be offered in four-week series. The first series runs August 17 through September 9. Classes will be Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00pm. It’s a good idea to register ahead of time just in case the classes fill up; call Adult Education Services at 575-574-5101 for details.

Adult Education Services offers many other classes at Watts Hall, 500 E. 18th Street (corner of Swan and Highway 180) in Silver City. These include computer classes, high school equivalency test prep, and English for speakers of other languages. Contact them at 575-574-5101 or aes@wnmu.edu for more information!

Super Summer Reading – Thank You

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2015 summer reading program! Our superhero end-of-summer-reading party was a success. Many certificates were given, many ice pops were eaten, and many prize winners were drawn. Thank you to our brave superhero guests for taking the time to visit.

The summer reading program is made possible by the efforts of the Friends of the Library, numerous volunteers, special presenters, and partners like the Southwest Festival of the Written Word, 101 Things for Youth to Do in Grant County, and Aldo Leopold Charter School (who organized the 2015 Summer of Science).

Parents and caregivers: please take a moment to give feedback about the summer reading program! Complete the survey here. Libraries all across New Mexico gather feedback about summer reading from parents and caregivers, so that we can all serve our communities better. Thank you!

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Superhero Party

Celebrate the completion of summer reading at the library on Friday, July 24, 2:00pm! We will hold a Superhero Party for all ages with special guest heroes. Everyone is invited! There will be awards and prize drawings for summer reading participants who completed their reading logs. There will also be food. Come in your hero costumes!

Thank you to the Friends of the Library, all of our hard-working volunteers, our partners, our special presenters, and everyone who made this year’s summer reading a huge success!

Staff wear superhero costumes: two Batgirls, Captain America, and Supergirl

Popular CLAYplay Workshops Return

In collaboration with the Silver City CLAY Festival, area libraries will be offering CLAYplay workshops for children in grades 3-6. This is the third year that the libraries have hosted the popular workshops, led by experienced clay artists. This year’s theme is “Exploring our Hispanic heritage.” Workshops at the Silver City Public Library will be held July 28-31, 2015, 10:00 -11:30am each day. Each class is limited to 15 students, so be sure to pre-register by calling us at 575-538-3672 or stopping by the library information desk (we are located at 515 W. College Avenue, Silver City).

View the full schedule of workshops at all participating libraries below.

CLAYplay Youth Workshops. Each class is limited to 15 students. Please call to register. "Exploring Our Hispanic Heritage." Monday, July 27, 2015: Ages 8+ and adults with Beth Menczer: Gila Valley Library 10:00-11:30am and 1:00-3:00pm, call 575-535-4343. Tuesday, July 28, 2015: 3rd-6th graders with Zoe Wolfe: Silver City Public Library 10:00-11:30am, call 575-538-3672. Bayard Public Library 2:00-3:30pm, call 575-537-6244. Wednesday, July 29, 2015: 3rd-6th graders with Zoe Wolfe: Silver City Public Library 10:00-11:30am, call 575-538-3672. Bayard Public Library 2:00-3:30pm, call 575-537-6244. Thursday, July 30, 2015: 3rd-6th graders with Zoe Wolfe: Silver City Public Library 10:00-11:30am, call 575-538-3672. Bayard Public Library 2:00-3:30pm, call 575-537-6244. Friday, July 31, 2015: 3rd-6th graders with Zoe Wolfe: Silver City Public Library 10:00-11:30am, call 575-538-3672. Bayard Public Library 2:00-3:30pm, call 575-537-6244.

Summer Reading Activities July 14-17

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Tuesday, July 14, 10:30am: Storytime (all ages)

Wednesday, July 15, 10:30am: Make it! Grant County Community Health Council craft (limited to 35 participants, all ages)

Wednesday, July 15, 4:00pm: Lego Club (ages 4+)

Thursday, July 16, 10:30am: Storytime (all ages)

Thursday, July 16, 5:00pm: Movie (all ages)

Friday, July 17, 2:00pm: WildWorks youth hangout with guided project Digital Cosplay (ages 10+)

 

Friday, July 17 is the last day to bring your reading logs to the library and redeem prizes! The sixth and final prize drawings for youth and adult summer reading will be this week.

For a full activities schedule and details, visit the Summer Reading Program page.

Summer Reading Activities July 7-10

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Here’s what’s happening this week for summer reading!

Tuesday, July 7, 10:30am: Storytime (all ages)

Wednesday, July 8, 10:30am: Make it! Open Art (limited to 35 participants, all ages)

Wednesday, July 8, 4:00pm: Lego Club (ages 4+)

Thursday, July 9, 10:30am: Storytime (all ages)

Thursday, July 9, 5:00pm: Movie (all ages)

Friday, July 10, 2:00pm: WildWorks youth hangout with guided project Topology Magic (ages 10+)

The fifth prize drawings for youth and adult summer reading will be this week.

Summer Reading for all ages (0-18 and adults) starts June 3 and ends July 17. You can register throughout the summer. Keep track of your reading with a reading log, review slips, or bingo sheet, (depending on your age group) and win prizes! For a full activities schedule and details, visit the Summer Reading Program page.

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