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an illustration of books floating in space with text '100 books of summer'
Ready to step into a universe of stories? We're challenging children and families to join us in 100 Books of Summer, a reading challenge sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Worcester! Stop by the Children’s Room to pick up a tote bag (while supplies last) with a list of 100 of our favorite children’s books. Read all 100, or mix and match with some of your own favorites, and turn in your completed list to register for a pizza party celebration on Thursday, August 15th at 6:00 pm! The deadline for registration is Thursday, August 8th. Click here for the list.

freshly grilled chicken with text 'cookbook club - july 31st'
Summer is in full swing at the Cookbook Club! Join us on Wednesday, July 31st at 6:30 pm to enjoy great conversation and summer recipes from the grill. This month participants will choose a recipe from Martha Stewart's Grilling: 125+ Recipes for Gatherings Large and Small and Sweets & Treats with Six Sisters' Stuff: 100+ Desserts, Gift Ideas, and Traditions by Six Sisters. Cookbooks are available at the library for checkout. Registration is required.

a mini golf putter and golf ball on a green with text 'library mini golf - august 13th'
Game on! Children and adults of all ages are invited to attend a fun and challenging afternoon of Mini Golf at the library! Drop-in on Tuesday, August 13th from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm, check in upstairs in the Baker Room to get your putters and instructions, and set out on the library mini golf course! The last tee off time is at 5:45 pm; the course will take about 30-45 minutes to complete. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by their caregivers. This FREE program is sponsored by the Friends of the Conant Public Library. No registration is required for this program.

an artistic silhouette of a mountain range with text 'one book, one town'
Join us for a town-wide read of the New York Times best-selling memoir Educated by Tara Westover. Educated is a story of self-invention and the struggles of breaking away from everything you’ve ever known, including those closest to you, in order to find your own way. Copies of the book are available at the library for check out. There will be one last discussion at the library on Thursday, July 25th at 6:30 pm. No registration is required.

members of 'toe jam puppet band' performing before a crowd in a park with text 'toe jam puppet band - august 21st'
Jam out with Toe Jam Puppet Band! We will be sponsoring a free concert on Wednesday, August 21st at 6:30 pm, as part of the Sterling Department of Recreation’s Summer Concert Series at Sterling Memorial Park. The Toe Jam Puppet Band is a hands-on children’s entertainment group that encourages both kids and adults to get up, dance, and sing along! All ages are invited to attend. No registration is required.

a woman holding a hand-knit pair of children's booties with text 'parent's night out book club - august 6th
Take a night off with a good book and great discussion! The Parent’s Night Out Book Club will be reading The Secrets of Midwives, a story following three generations of midwives, by Sally Hepworth for the meeting on Tuesday, August 6th at 6:30 pm. Copies of the book are available at the library for check out. No registration is required.

rows of books on library shelves with text 'adult summer reading program - august 1st through august 29th'
The 15th Annual Adult Summer Reading Program begins August 1st and will run through August 29th. Visit the library to check out reading materials (adult books and audiobooks) and receive a raffle ticket. Local businesses are offering wonderful prizes for the raffle, including gift certificates to local restaurants and bakeries, massages, miniature golf, movie tickets, and gift baskets. Happy reading!

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