This Week at Chatham County Libraries – June 22 – 26

Pittsboro, NC – Do you have a hero? If so, we want to hear about them. This year’s theme for Summer Reading is “Every Hero Has a Story.”  We would love to hear from the community, children and adults, on who your hero is and why.

Every Hero has a storyStop by Chatham Community Library and fill out our short “Every Hero Has a Story” form located at the Circulation Desk and leave it with us. We will display all the stories in our Lobby Display Case over the summer for everyone to read. We look forward to hearing about your hero!

Tuesday, June 23
10am                   Preschool Story Time
11am                   Summer Reading Program
3pm                     MS Word Basics, part 2. Participants must be comfortable using a computer. Reservations required. Contact the Reference desk at 919-545-8086.
4pm                     Book Club for Kids Ages 9-11
6pm                     Discussion of Walden Series, Pt 2. Join us for a three week lecture series on Walden with a fresh approach to the eclectic mind of Thoreau and a look into his enigmatic spirit.  Each evening will include a reflective practice and a renewed understanding of the idea of simplicity.  Attendees will participate in the exploration of Walden. This series will be led by Jeshua Pacifici. Retired from Virginia Tech after 31 years of English instruction, Jeshua is eager to share his love for literature and H. D. Thoreau. If you missed last week, that’s okay. The series is designed for each class to be able to stand alone.

Wednesday, June 24
1pm                      Wellness Wednesday for Kids. This week is Taekwondo with Master Misael.

Thursday, June 25
9-12 &1-3pm     Genealogy Assistance. Reservations suggested. Contact the Reference department at   919- 545-8086 to make an appointment.
2pm                     Cool Off With a Movie at CCL. Special time today!
A mysterious criminal mastermind has stolen one of the pyramids in Egypt, sparking a fit of jealous envy in evil genius Gru, who hasn’t managed to make headlines since he and his minions swiped the Times Square JumboTron years back. Ever since Gru was a little boy, he dreamed of going to the moon. Now, if Gru can just build a rocket and get his hands on a powerful shrink-ray, he can cement his reputation as the greatest thief who ever lived by stealing the Earth’s satellite right out of the sky. But immediately after Gru heists the shrink-ray, the cunning super-nerd Vector swoops in and snatches it right out of his hands. Now, in order to claim the moon, Gru must first reacquire the weapon from Vector. Armed with the knowledge that his nemesis has a mean sweet tooth, Gru adopts cookie-selling orphans Margo, Agnes, and Edith and commissions a new line of cookie robots from the evil Dr. Nefario, his personal weapons specialist. But as Gru and his diminutive yellow minions prepare to carry out the biggest heist in history, something strange happens. Gru discovers that the three little girls who have come into his life are much more than simple pawns. They actually seem to care about Gru, and it turns out the scheming evildoer makes a pretty good father. When Gru realizes that his upcoming moon mission clashes with a ballet performance by the girls, he must decide what’s more important — being a present parent or cementing his nefarious reputation once and for all. Rated PG

Friday, June 26
9:30am                   Toddler Story Time
10:30am                 Preschool Story Time

Saturday, June 27
1pm                         Flow Circus- Back by popular demand, one of the summer’s favorite acts. Paul Miller will entertain you with his humor, juggling, magic, balloon sculpting, and the history of the circus!
The Real Super Power – Play! Not all superheroes are born with special powers. Join performer Paul Miller of Flow Circus as he learns that super skills like juggling and magic can be mastered by finding resources, setting goals, and practicing. One book starts him on a playful journey that leads to a lifetime of fighting boredom. For more information contact Children’s Services at 919-545-8085.
2:30pm                   Flow Circus Workshop. Space is limited to 25 so reservations are required. Contact Children’s Services at 919-545-8085.

Wren Library, Siler City
Wednesday, June 24
10:30 am               Preschool Story time
11am                      Wren Summer Reading
12pm                      Wren Summer Reading

Goldston Library, Goldston
Thursday, June 25
10:30 am              Preschool story time
11:30am               Goldston Summer Reading