Altamont Library Notes for Thursday, August 8, 2013

You could make the case that summer was a richer, busier, more closely compacted time than winter. More goes on. There are more choices. More opportunities.

The Altamont Free Library bears this out. There will be so much to do in the coming summer days and evenings.

Walk the Walk

Pictures of long ago Egyptians carved on their terms make it look like they’re walking in a special way all their own. Part of it might be the headdresses. On Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 10:30 a.m., kids of all ages will be making their own versions of these headdresses. The makers will then show off their products, and stroll in style: Egyptian style.

Neck and neck

The jewelry we choose helps to show who we are. It’s unique, and most often carefully picked out. Kids 10 and older are invited to a special event at the library on Friday, Aug. 9, at 3:30 p.m.  We’ll be making glass pendant necklaces. We hope they turn out as special and one of a kind as the people that make them.

Dig this place

On Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 3:30 p.m., library goers will be checking out the sort of fun that can be had with a metal detector.  We’ll see what we can find. And we’ll ask and speculate about what our findings tell us about Altamont, perhaps, if we’re lucky, an earlier Altamont.

Garden tour

Enjoy a few of the more interesting, more colorful, more experimental summer gardens in the village.  The date is Tuesday, Aug. 20.  Meet at the library at 7 p.m.

Reading celebration

Local kids have been enjoying books for many weeks, participating with fervor in the annual summer reading program.  Now it’s prize and pay-off time.  Jackie the Magician will host a grand party, doing a fabulous mix of magic, stand-up comedy, ventriloquism and juggling.  That’s on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 3:30 p.m., at the village offices on Main Street.  It’s bound to be fun, almost as fun as reading itself.

Lyme disease

The news seems to be getting worse. All the more reason to learn all you can about this summertime sickness; how it’s transmitted, where you might be exposed to ticks, and how to properly remove one, and more.  The program is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 22, starting at 7 p.m.  Call the library at 861-7239 to sign up.  A minimum of 8 sign-ups are necessary.