Altamont Library Notes for Wednesday, June 12, 2019

It’s almost here! This coming Friday, June 15, please join us for our eagerly anticipated annual Chicken BBQ fundraiser.

Our regular crew of volunteer chefs will not be cooking this year, instead leaving the hard work to Wagon Train BBQ, but we’ll still be breaking out the library’s chicken costume for the occasion. Every $12 ticket ($13 the day of the BBQ) gets you a dinner that includes a half-chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, roll, drink, and a cookie — and best of all, all proceeds go to benefit Altamont Free Library.

Pick up your dinner any time between 5 and 7 p.m. and, once you’ve got your dinner, you can either take it home with you or spread out on the lawn in Orsini Park with your friends and neighbors and listen to live music in the gazebo!

“Sulfur Springs” discussion

Please join us for a meeting of our newest book club, which is focused exclusively on mysteries! We’ve got members interested in every subgenre from intense psychological thrillers to low-key cozy mysteries and every type of mystery in between.

If you love a good whodunit, please join us on Thursday, June 20, at 7 p.m. as we try to crack the case of “Sulfur Springs” by William Kent Krueger.  Next month will be “The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon” by Alexander McCall Smith, part of the ever-popular No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series.

Teen Cook-Off

Teens, looking to test out your cooking skills? If so, join us Saturday, June 22, at 1 p.m. for our first ever Teen Cook-Off. Ingredients and utensils will be provided; all you have to do is bring your creativity and a fun apron if you have one!

Please sign up at the front desk and let the library know ahead of time about any dietary restrictions. Ages 13 and up, please.

Summer Reading liftoff

Are you ready for another summer full of games, crafts, puzzles, and reading adventures?

If you are, join us Friday, June 28, at 5 p.m. for the kickoff , or should we say liftoff, party for the 2019  Summer Reading Program.

Pick up your Summer Reading Bingo Card, and join us for games, crafts, and snacks. This year, our Summer Reading Program is all about space, so join us to blast off into an awesome summer!

Juice & Jammies​ Story Time

On Friday, June 28, at 7 p.m., put on your pj’s and join Ms. Erika for a pre-bedtime story, snack, stretch, and craft!

This easygoing story time will be just the thing to prepare your kiddos to count sheep. Please register ahead of time. Please note: This will be the final Juice & Jammies Story Time until September.

Brock cards

Back in 2009, while the library renovation was still ongoing, the library held a bicycle race as a fundraiser, and esteemed local artist Mary-Ann Brock created a beautiful, and colorful painting of it.

Ten years later, we’re pleased to be able to offer note cards featuring a reproduction of that painting, made up for us Jim Gardner of Enterprise Printing and Photo, and donated by the Honorable James Gaughan.

These cards, which we’re selling for four for $5, will brighten anyone’s day, while benefiting your favorite library. It’s a win-win!