Youth Summer Reading Program 2018
Registration opens on Monday, June 25th!
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summer reading 'libraries rock' log-in banner with text 'grades 5 to 12'

boston's 'jungle jim' trapped in a bubble with text 'summer reading kick-off - june 28th'
 
Kick off summer reading with Jungle Jim’s hilarious 80’s Rock the Library Balloon Magic Show! On Thursday, June 28th at 10:30 am at the First Church in Sterling, join balloon wrangler Jungle Jim for a free, exciting, and laughter-filled balloon magic show. All ages are invited to attend and watch as Jungle Jim combines comedy, 80’s classics, and of course, balloons, into a truly tubular show. Sponsored by the Friends of the Conant Public Library.

man meditating on the beach at dusk with text 'meditation - begins may 7th'
 
The library is hosting a free meditation program at the Sterling Senior Center at 36 Muddy Pond Road. Meditation will be held on Mondays at 6 pm now through June 25th. There will be no meeting on May 28th in observance of Memorial Day. Adults of all ages are invited to attend. No registration is required.

hand-sewn t-shirt with text 'learn to sew: t-shirts - begins july 26th'
 
The library will be offering a summer sewing session for adults - Learn to Sew a T-Shirt!  Join instructor Cathie Ryan for this 4-week program, where participants will learn to sew their own t-shirt. Students will need to supply their own materials, and after the first week are asked to bring their own sewing machines for use in class. Classes meet Thursday evenings from 5:30 - 7:30 pm beginning on July 26th. Registration is required.

rubber duckies dressed as 80's rockers with text 'duckies rock! - august 7th'
 
These duckies really rock! On Tuesday, August 7th at 6:30 pm at the Sterling Senior Center, Kulina Folk Art will teach a free soap making workshop. Each participant will make their own rocker rubber duck soap creation. The program is for adults and children ages 9 and up; children age 9 must be assisted by their caregiver. Registration is required and opens on Monday, July 2nd at 10 am. Duckies Rock is sponsored by the Friends of the Conant Public Library.

red wagon filled with books on the beach with text '100 books of summer'
 
Ready for a reading adventure? We're challenging children and families to join us in 100 Books of Summer, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Worcester! Beginning on June 25th, just 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 special pizza party celebration at the end of the summer. Click here to watch a video about the 100 Books of Summer. 

backdrop of the maine woods with text 'one book, one town'
 
Join us in a town-wide read of The Stranger in the Woods! The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine, relatively close to civilization, for 27 years without being discovered. Christopher Knight lived a secluded life as he braved brutal winters and struggled to survive. The Stranger in the Woods challenges readers to think about what makes them happy and living the life they want to live. Join us for a book discussion at the Sterling Senior Center on Wednesday, July 18th at 1:00 pm and on Wednesday, August 1st at 6:30 pm at the library.

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