This week at the Chatham County libraries – Week of July 6, 2015

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.

Stop 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, July 7
10am                   Preschool Story Time
11am                   Summer Reading Program
6:45pm               Tuesday Evening Book Club. This month’s book is All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.
From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighborhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure’s agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall. In another world in Germany, an orphan boy, Werner, grows up with his younger sister, Jutta, both enchanted by a crude radio Werner finds. He becomes a master at building and fixing radios, a talent that wins him a place at an elite and brutal military academy and, ultimately, makes him a highly specialized tracker of the Resistance. Werner travels through the heart of Hitler Youth to the far-flung outskirts of Russia, and finally into Saint-Malo, where his path converges with Marie-Laure. Doerr’s gorgeous combination of soaring imagination with observation is electric. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Ten years in the writing, All the Light We Cannot See is his most ambitious and dazzling work.

Wednesday, July 8
1pm                      Wellness Wednesday for Kids. This week is Zumba with Tanja Cole.
4-5pm                   Drop-in Computer Assistance. 1-on-1 help with specific questions for 15-20 minutes.

Thursday, July 9
9-12 &1-3pm     Genealogy Assistance. Reservations required. Contact the Reference department at  919- 545-8086 to  make an appointment.

Megamind1pm                     Cool Off With a Movie at CCL.  Notorious Metro City villain Megamind becomes an unlikely savior to the troubled metropolis after defeating beloved do-gooder Metro Man and creating a new opponent who refuses to play by the rules. He was only an infant when his parents loaded him into an emergency escape pod and jettisoned him into space just as their planet was being sucked into a black hole. His destination: planet Earth. Meanwhile, another slightly more wholesome baby sets out on the same trajectory. But while the latter will ultimately land in the home of a wealthy couple and grow up to become Metro Man, hero of Metro City, poor Megamind finds his fate taking the opposite course when his pod crashes in a prison yard, leaving him to be raised by convicts.  Rated PG
1pm                    Daytime Book Club for Adults. Reading the same book as the Evening Book Club.

Friday, July 10
9:30am                   Toddler Story Time
10:30am                 Preschool Story Time
1pm                         Summer Reading Performance.-Bright Star Touring Theater- Folk songs and folktales from across America come to life in this musical-filled adventure. Bright Star has created a vibrant and energetic show that seamlessly blends fantastic regional stories with classic American folk songs, from Shenandoah to Shady Grove.
6pm                         Teen Night

Saturday, July 11
2pm                         Summer Book Club and Project for Adults. Join us as we learn to create a charming fairy garden! We’ll be reading Miniature Gardens: Design and Create Miniature Fairy Gardens, Dish Gardens, Terrariums, and More-Indoors and Out by Katie Elzer-Peters. As we read, we’ll work on our own individual fairy gardens to share in photographs at the end of the book club. 4 Sessions: July 11, July 18, August 8, and August 15, 2015
Space is limited to 10 people so registration is required. Call 919-545-8084 to register.

Wren Library, Siler City
Wednesday, July 8
10:30 am               Preschool Story time
11am                      Wren Summer Reading
12pm                      Wren Summer Reading

Goldston Library, Goldston
Thursday, July 9
10:30 am              Preschool story time
11:30am               Goldston Summer Reading