Kirby Library Lists July Events

Please register for programs by calling the MS Kirby Library at 570-474-9313 or visiting us at 35 Kirby Avenue, Mountaintop,

5 Sense Walk Nature Walk: Explore the MS Kirby Library’s nature trail on July 8 at 6:30pm with Herb King. Touch the earth, hear the wildlife, taste the air, feel the textures, & view the colors of nature on a 3/4 mile walk at a slow pace. For all ages, rain or shine!

Lego Club: Join us on Saturday, July 12 from 1—2:30pm. We provide the Legos, you enjoy free Lego play with new friends! For ages 2 –11.

Adult book club: On July 12 at 1pm, we’ll discuss The House Girl by Tara Conklin.

From House

Girl, the historical fiction debut by Tara Conklin, is an unforgettable story of love, history, and a search for justice, set in modern-day New York and 1852 Virginia. Weaving together the story of an escaped slave in the pre-Civil War South and a determined junior lawyer, The House Girl follows Lina Sparrow as she looks for an appropriate lead plaintiff in a lawsuit seeking compensation for families of slaves. In her research, she learns about Lu Anne Bell, a renowned prewar artist whose famous works might have actually been painted by her slave, Josephine.

Featuring two remarkable, unforgettable heroines, Tara Conklin’s The House Girl is riveting and powerful, literary fiction at its very best.

Finger & Hand Percussion: Join Herb King on Wednesday, July 16 at 6:30pm to make music with your hands! For all ages.

Teen Yoga: Free Yoga classes for teens entering grades 6 –12 with Terry Tokach of Mountain Yoga. Every Thursday at 10am up to and including July 17. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat or blanket.

Binghamton Zoo Mobile: See real live animals at the library on July 22 @ 6pm! This educational family program is sponsored by The Friends of the MS Kirby Library.

Children’s Book Club: July 26 @ 1pm For ages 7 –11! Kids can pick up July’s selection, Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh, at the circulation desk.

Eleven year old Harriet lives in New York City with her beloved nanny and parents. Harriet is an aspiring writer and spy who enjoys a routine life. However, when her nanny abruptly leaves and her classmates find Harriet’s secret notebook, her life is turned upside down.

Teen Book Club: On July 22 @ 6:30pm we’ll discuss the YA Urban Fantasy City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. This is the first installment in the Mortal Instruments series.

When Fifteen Year Old Clary witnesses a murder at New York City’s Pandemonium Club, she inadvertently enters a world of evil spirits, angels, demons, and shadowhunters.

Tornados, Thunder, & Lightning: Herb King will lead this educational and fun program for all ages on Saturday, July 26 at 2pm. Learn about weather with new friends at the library!

Bridges in the Air: Explore your inner engineer! Build bridges using varied, recycled materials at the library on July 29 at 2pm!

Bedtime Math Pajama Party: For ages 6 –9 on July 29 at 6pm. Get your kids to love math like they love playtime with this fun and educational program. Kids will get to solve tangram puzzles, do some wacky bedtime math problems, and make their own dominoes. We encourage kids to wear their pajamas! All materials are provided by Bedtime Math, a non-profit organization that makes recreational math a part of kids’ everyday lives.

Summer Reading Continues

Summer reading for ALL AGES continues at the MS Kirby Library. It’s never too late to register for the children’s, teen, or adult programs. We reward you for doing what you already love to do: READING! Visit our website, kirbylib.orgfor more

information on all of our summer reading programs.