What do you geek?
International Falls Public Library
The library has started a fun campaign to encourage us all to consider, remember, re-discover what makes us excited. The library wants to know what you are passionate about. It has been a very long year and it is time to focus our energies on what we love, what makes us excited about getting up and going through our day. Stop by the library and share with us your passions and let us help you discover more.
Thursday, July 24th (tomorrow) at noon the Zinghoppers will perform thanks to the Arrowhead Library System support of summer reading. Put your paws up for the Zinghoppers award-winning educational and entertaining show developed just for libraries celebrating this 2014 Summer Reading Program theme! Utilizing state of the art sound and video projection, the Zinghoppers band invites your kids to join us for an interactive movie and musical concert journey to the zoo where they'll experience lots of animals up close and personal. Along the way, we'll also celebrate books and reading! Fun, fresh and fully interactive - this show encourages audience participation and kids will be dancing, singing and zinghopping along!
Adults and teens, Tuesday, July 29th come and sit down with a standup comedian at 6pm. Have you always wanted to be a comedian? Wondered how to get started? Come learn the basics of stand-up comedy and writing funny stuff. This is a great opportunity to learn from someone who has been earning a living for over twenty years by telling jokes and more.
Don’t forget about Stories in the Park in Wednesdy evenings at 6pm at the 8th Ave green space through August 13.
Two weeks until the youth summer reading deadline for turning in ten hours read or listened to. Thursday, July 31st is the last day we can record hours read for a t-shirt. So if your summer reading has slacked off in the last couple of weeks, now is the time to renew your interest, finish up those last few hours and let us know that you and your children have recorded ten hours read for a free t-shirt. “Paws to Read” and keep your brain active. Remember we have summer reading programs for all ages, so make summer reading a family event.
The library currently has a subscription to ValueLine Online. This is a valuable resource for anyone investing and paying attention to stocks and the stock market. We had a number of requests for the online service and are giving it a try, however we are not seeing enough usage from community residents to keep this resource beyond our one-year trial. If you invest and want access to ValueLine Online, please call the library (or stop by) for information about accessing this valuable resource or it will go away.
The art in our lobby has changed. Our current exhibit is water colors by Kat Ruelle and Kathy Fluke, come enjoy the wonderful nature paintings through the end of August.
Pictures and Pens
"Pictures and Pens – Year 3!" The library’s program to encourage both photographers and writers in their craft. Each month we will post a theme for writers and photographers to work with. Writings of less than 1,000 words and 8x10 photographs will be accepted up to the last day of each month the library is open. A winning writing and photograph that best capture the theme will be selected with each winning entry receiving a $50 prize. After we have selected twelve photos and stories we will print them together in a small book. Everyone is eligible to enter these contests (although if you win one month, you are not eligible the next month). For more information, visit the library blog, or contact Diane at the library.
The July theme is "Freedom."