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A publication supported by the Friends of the Salem Public Library June 2008 2008 Summer Reading Club A Night of Mystery with Marcia Muller (Sharon McCone series) Catch the & Bill Pronzini (Nameless Detective series) Reading Bug 7 p.m. Thursday, June 26 Loucks Auditorium June 3– September 7 Everyone is going buggy this summer! Tickets: $5 in advance/$7 at the door Sign-ups for “Catch the Reading Bug,” On sale NOW at all Library Circulation Desks the 2008 Summer Reading Club, begin Tuesday, June 3 at Salem Public Library, Between them, San Francisco-based authors Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini have West Salem Branch, on the Bookmobile written more than 100 well-regarded, eagerly awaited mystery novels. The pair, who or online at www.salemlibrary.org. are married and have co-authored several books, has each received the highest honor After kids sign up, they can start tracking given to an American mystery writer - the designation of Grand Master of the Mystery the time they spend reading books, Writers of America. Muller received the honor in 2005. Pronzini was honored in May. magazines or any reading material of Now, they will honor Salem Public Library with a visit to talk about their extensive their choice. There are special incentives writing life, popular characters, and life together. for the ﬁrst time readers come back to check in, and a tote for each child who Muller has written 25 mystery novels featuring San Francisco private investigator reads 10 hours. Throughout the summer, Sharon McCone. The most recent, The Ever-Running Man was published in July participants earn Book Bucks and drawing 2007 to rave reviews. She is also the author of Cape Perdido (2005) which was tickets to buy or try to win prizes at the selected by The Washington Post as one of the best mysteries of 2005. end of the summer. Pronzini has published close to 70 novels, including 33 of his popular “Nameless This program is for everyone from babies Detective” series books. The 33rd, Fever, was released on May 27. His work has and toddlers who need grownups to read been translated into 18 languages and published in nearly 30 countries. His suspense to them to teens who are ﬁnishing 12th novel, Snowbound, was the recipient of the Grand Prix de la Litterature Policiere as grade! the best crime novel published in France in 1988. Of course, there is also a summer full This event is part of the Modern Voices Author Series, sponsored by the Salem of special programs for kids of all ages. Public Library Foundation. Books will be available for purchase at the event through a Everyone is invited to come join the fun. partnership with The Willamette Store. Library catalog and information 24/7 — online at www.salemlibrary.org Page 2 SALEM PUBLIC LIBRARY CENTRAL LIBRARY Books for Dessert 585 Liberty St. SE Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane P.O. Box 14810 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 3 Salem, OR 97309 Anderson Room A www.salemlibrary.org Discussion Leader: Robin Beerbower email: email@example.com U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels is sent to investigate the unlikely disappearance of a patient from a highly secure hospital for the criminally insane. As a dark story unfolds, sinister clues suggest strange experimentation and possible cover-ups on the island, opening the door to an unexpected and powerful conclusion. Books for Dessert is a book discussion group organized and led by Salem Public Library staff members. Meetings are free and open to the public, and new members are always welcome. More information is available at 503-588-6052 or www.salemlibrary.org. Books for these discussions are available for checkout from a Salem Public Library book kit, funded by the Salem Public Library Foundation. Book kit books can be checked out through the Information/Reference Desk on the main ﬂoor of the Central Library. HOURS Mid-Valley Travel Club Monday ...................................CLOSED Rio de Janeiro — Corcovado, Copacabana, Cariocas & Contradictions Tuesday-Thursday ......... 10 a.m.-9 p.m. 7 p.m. Thursday, June 12 Loucks Auditorium Friday & Saturday .......... 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday ................................. CLOSED* Rio is a city of contradictions: vast wealth adjacent to squalid poverty; stunning artistic *Summer hours. and natural beauty; a vibrant street economy; and a diverse and surprisingly harmonious Sunday hours resume September 7 racial and cultural mix. Presenters Dick and Jane Groff explore Rio de Janeiro, with its many dimensions and contradictions. They will show their climb up Corcovado Mountain to Cristo Redentor; the fabled Guanabara Bay; the cable cars to Sugarloaf Mountain; and CONTACT INFORMATION the Sambadrome, one of the world’s largest parade venues. Their stay included colonial Renewals churches; a tropical produce market; and the world’s largest, urban tropical rainforest, Circulation followed by a vibrant evening of Samba, a warm-up for the world’s most extravagant During library hours ..... 503-588-6060 Carnival. 24-hour Automated ...... 503-589-7740 TRAVEL SKILLS TOPIC: Bed & Breakfasts (11th in the continuing series on Alternative Divisions Accommodations). The discussion will be introduced by Cherie Bennett. Reference/Information .... 503-588-6052 Meetings of the Mid-Valley Travel Club are free and open to the public. More information is Youth Services ................ 503-588-6088 available at the club’s website www.midvalleytravelclub.org. Computers/AV Center..... 503-588-6165 Administration ................. 503-588-6071 Publisher Salem Public Library Foundation Proud sponsor of the May Friends of the Salem Public Library Modern Voices Author Series Designer & Editor appearance by Marc Acito and Gert Boyle Sonja Somerville, Look for information about future author events firstname.lastname@example.org at www.salemlibrary.org Masthead Printing Be part of these and other important projects at Salem Public Library. City of Salem Printing and Make a donation to the Salem Public Library Foundation today. Reprographics Division Learn more at www.salemlibrary.org or by calling 503-588-6071 SALEM PUBLIC LIBRARY Page 3 Diverse Cultural Traditions Other Library Programs in Historical and Contemporary China 7 p.m. Thursday, June 5 Anderson Rooms A&B Classic Poetry Group China has been known to the west for a few hundred years, but its civilization has a rich 7 p.m. Thursday, June 5 5,000-year history. While China is recognized as a rising economic power in today’s world Plaza Room market, its diverse cultural tradition throughout history is little known to the U.S. public. This group shares favorite poems Presenters Dr. Juwen Zhang and Dr. Xijuan Zhou will provide an outline of China’s from the great tradition of British and complex belief system, composition of the ethnicity, evolution of the language, and the American poetry written before the cultural tradition in the country’s modernization. First World War. Dr. Xijuan Zhou is Associate Professor of Religious Studies, and Chair of the Department Each member brings a handful of of Religious Studies at Willamette University. Her current research is on Folk Beliefs and poems to read aloud to the group. Practices in Xinjiang, China. More information is available from Dr. Juwen Zhang is Associate Professor of Chinese Language and Culture, and Director of Wendell Buck at 503-588-6217. the Center for Asian Studies at Willamette University. His current research is on the Rites of Passage in Chinese Societies and Filmic Folklore. Socrates Café This presentation is free and open to the public. Light refreshment and snacks will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 24 provided. The program is co-sponsored by the Center for Asian Studies at Willamette Anderson Room B University (www.willamette.edu/centers/cas/), the Chinese Cultural Association and More information is available Language Academy (www.salemchineseacademy.org), Salem Public Library, and the from Travis at 503-269-5810 or Chinese communities of Salem. DragonRiderHP@gmail.com or More information is available from Wei Anderson at 503-581-5365 or weianderson@ Sharon at 971-240-0665. comcast.net. Literary Discussion Group 1 p.m. Wednesdays Plaza Room Writers Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (WYTTs) 12:30 p.m. Thursdays Plaza Room WYTTs members write novels, short stories, memoirs, poetry, etc. The group offers participants a chance to read and listen to other people’s work and challenges. Members are willing to critique if desired. More information is available from Gladys Bryson at 503- 588-9035. Scrabble Club Now oﬀering local classes or distance education 6 p.m. Wednesdays with a Bachelor of Arts in Metaphysics with Plaza Room Ministerial Ordination or Life Coach Option. Salem Chess Club 1-5 p.m. Saturdays Please visit www.centerforinnerawareness.org West Salem Branch or contact The weekly chess club welcomes Established in 1992. Rev. Patricia Roller everyone from beginners to experts. (503) 990-3617 Instruction is provided. Information is 3892 Lancaster Dr. NW for more information. Salem, OR 97305 available at salemchessclub.tripod.com. Page 4 SALEM PUBLIC LIBRARY Who Knew? FRIENDS OF THE Rafﬂe Questions Posed Recently to Salem June’s Rafﬂe comes from the 10,000 Public Library Reference Librarians LIBRARY Villages store in Salem which has Q. Worldwide, how many acres of Email: email@example.com donated the book The Bittersweet forest are destroyed every day? www.salemfriends.org World of Chocolate. This book features recipes, chocolate history, and A. The State of the World’s Forests production. 2007, published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, reports that the world’s forest Store Special area decreased by 7,317,000 hectares The Store Special is just in time for the per year between 2000-2005. This equals Summer Reading Program! Children’s about 49,000 acres per day. The website and young adult books are 2-for-1. for the FAO is www.fao.org. There’s sure to be something that ﬁts every “reading bug.” Q. What the heck is a hectare? A. A hectare is a unit equal to 10,000 Featured Item square meters. To convert this New to the newsletter each month, measurement into something more the Friends Bookstore is featuring a common to the U.S., Google provides single book or a collection of books. a handy tool for converting weights, June features the book Michelangelo: measures and currencies. When the Friends Bookstore Architect by Giulio Carlo Argan and phrase 1 hectare in acres is entered as Inside at the Central Library Bruno Contardi. Filled with black & white photos and sketches, it is a book that a search on Google, it tells us that one hectare equals 2.47105381 acres. It will 585 Liberty St. SE has to be seen to be believed. even solve mathematical equations that HOURS are entered as searches. Monday .................................CLOSED Q. The plot of the 2007 ﬁlm There Tues.-Thurs. ...... 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Will Be Blood seemed familiar. I can Fri. & Sat............ 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. remember reading something years Sunday ............................... CLOSED* ago that had a similar plot. Is it based * Sunday hours resume September 7 Summer Reading Club T-shirts on a book? For the second year, the Friends Information.................... 503-362-1755 Bookstore is offering Summer Read T- A. According to the Bookreporter.com website, the ﬁlm, which earned Daniel Salem Public Market shirts for sale at $7 each. Day-Lewis an Oscar for Best Actor, was June 21, 2008 is the date reserved There are a limited number of T-shirts, based on Upton Sinclair’s 1927 novel Oil! for the Strawberry Shortcake Feed at with the choice of the design for the Bookreporter.com is a great place to ﬁnd Salem Public Market on 12th & Rural. “Catch the Reading Bug” childrens’ lists of books that have been made into The Friends are featured with a table of Summer Reading Club theme or the movies, plus book recommendations and books, as are the Master Gardeners and “Metamorphosis” teen Summer Reading lists of book award winners. the Audubon Society. Club theme. Q. How many bridges are there in Admission to the event is the donation Booked! Oregon? of a couple of cans of food to beneﬁt Marion-Polk Food Share. It’s a fun day, June 19 — A. No one collects more statistical data a good cause, and a chance to sample Friends of the Library Board Meeting than the federal government, and the some delicious strawberry shortcake 6:30 p.m. in Plaza Room U.S. Statistical Abstract (REF 317.3 Stat) made from local berries. June 21 — presents a sampling what is gathered. Friends table at the Strawberry According to data in the Abstract from Silent Auction Shortcake Feed at Salem Public the U.S. Federal Highway Administration, The month’s item, The Little Women Market Ofﬁce of Bridge Technology, in 2006 there Treasury by Carolyn Strom Collins & were 7234 bridges in Oregon, 24.7% Christina Wyss Eriksson, is beautifully July 18-20 — of which were judged to be “deﬁcient or illustrated & packed with history and Friends table at the Salem Art Fair in obsolete.” tidbits from the books. Bush Park SALEM PUBLIC LIBRARY Page 5 Catch the Reading Bug WEST SALEM BRANCH at the West Salem Branch 395 Glen Creek Road NW The 2008 Summer Reading Club kicks off at the West Salem Branch on Tuesday, June Salem, OR 97304 3. Kids from preschool through high school are invited to sign up and record the time they www.salemlibrary.org spend reading or listening to stories. Each hour counts toward a Book Buck to be spent email: firstname.lastname@example.org in the Reading Club Store at the end of the summer, or a prize drawing ticket to try to win one of the great prizes donated by local businesses. Be a Bug Hunter June 1-30 West Salem Branch As part of the 2008 Summer Reading Club, the display case at the branch will be set up with an assortment of all things buggy! Any Summer Reading Club member who can ﬁnd all of the ones on our list will be rewarded with an extra ﬁve prize drawing tickets for Summer Reading Club prizes. HOURS Monday .................................. 12-8 p.m. Marvelous Mondays Tuesday-Friday ........................ 1-6 p.m. Special crafts and peformances at the West Salem Branch Saturday ........................ 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Advance tickets are required. Tickets are available two weeks before each Sunday ...................................CLOSED program at the West Salem Service Desk in person or by phone at 503-588-6301. For information call ......... 503-588-6301 Going Buggy! Angel Ocasio 2 p.m. Monday, June 23 “komedy 4 da kids” Preschool Storytime The Summer Reading Club kicks off with 2 p.m. Monday, July 14 1:30 p.m. every Wednesday an afternoon of bug crafts — from mobiles Physical comedy, jokes, juggling, object West Salem Branch to necklaces. balancing, and magic are all part of Angel’s Every Wednesday afternoon, children wonderful presentation. ages 2 1/2 to 6 are invited to a The Reptile Man preschool storytime, offering a fun half 2 p.m. Monday, June 30 Greta Pederson hour of stories and a special craft. The Richard Ritchey a.k.a. The Reptile Man 2 p.m. Monday, July 21 group is small, so interaction is high. always delivers, riveting audiences with his Greta Pederson delivers a lively sing-along Sign-ups are not necessary. show-and-tell style delivery of information session ﬁlled with irresistible songs and about an array of reptiles and amphibians. wild percussion instruments. Having won It’s a chance to get to know snakes of all awards for her two music CDs, Music is Books Kits for Area sizes, including a king cobra, a rattlesnake, and a giant python! Magic and Friendship Stew, Pederson Book Clubs also has appeared on national radio and television. Salem Public Library Foundation, the Oregon Center for the Book, and the Lego Party Salem Public Library have teamed up to Two sessions! develop a group of Book Club Kits now 1 & 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 28 available to area book clubs. Participants team up to help build a Lego Each kit offers 10-12 copies of a single city cooperatively in this popular annual book, author information, and suggested program. Lego prizes will be given away discussion questions. during each program. CWERKS presents ... Kits are available for use on a ﬁrst-come, ﬁrst-served basis. Reservations for kits “The Grasshopper & the Ants” Bug BINGO can be arranged at the Salem Public 2 p.m. Monday, July 7 2 p.m. Monday, August 4 Library Reference Desk in person or by CWERKS is a lively local entertainment The buzz is already building around a fun phone at 503-588-6052. troupe who will involve and amuse opportunity to win paperback books with the audience during this interactive A current list of available kits can be found a special “buggy” version of the classic online at www.salemlibrary.org. performance. BINGO. Page 6 SALEM PUBLIC LIBRARY Youth Programs Family Festival of the Arts Summer Performers for Kids Family-friendly shows on Wednesdays at the Central Library All performances are scheduled in Loucks Auditorium. Seating is limited. Tickets are required to attend these programs. Free tickets are available beginning at 10 a.m. for performances on the same day. Doors open 15 minutes before each performance. Tickets will be valid until 10 minutes before performance time. At that time, those without tickets will be admitted if seats are available. SPECIAL EVENING SHOW! Henrik Bothe The Reptile Man 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 16 Wednesday, June 25 Henrik’s mind-boggling act delights Richard Ritchey a.k.a. The Reptile Man kids of all ages. His antics include always delivers, riveting audiences comedy, juggling, plate spinning, and with his show-and-tell style delivery of a straitjacket escape while riding a information about an array of reptiles unicycle. and amphibians. It’s a chance to get to know snakes of all sizes, including a king cobra, a rattlesnake, and a giant python! Illusions of Anderson Magic Show 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 2 This magic show features hilarious bits Children’s Educational of comedy and dazzling magic routines Theater presents ... performed by magician William Scott “High School (Non) Musical” Anderson. In addition, there will be lots 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 22 of opportunity for audience participation and even some mind reading! 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 23 1 p.m. Thursday, July 24 Angel Ocasio “komedy 4 da kids” 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 30 Actors in Action presents ... “Tom Sawyer” Music in Action 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. with Rich Glauber Wednesday, August 6 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 9 Oregon Shadow Puppet Rich Glauber will have toes tapping Theatre presents ... during this highly participatory sing- “Thumbelina” along concert. Wednesday, August 13 SALEM PUBLIC LIBRARY Page 7 “Read to Me Club” Preschool Carnival 10 a.m.-12 noon Tuesday, June 3 Anderson Rooms A&B NOW IN THE Preschoolers especially are invited to jump into the Summer DISCOVERY ROOM! Reading Club with both feet. As part of a fun annual tradition, Salem Public Library offers a roomful of carnival games The Good, the Bad perfect for the younger set. Each preschooler who joins the and the Bugly: “Read to Me Club” will receive 10 tickets to play the games and get started on a summer of bug-related reading fun. Bugology for This event does replace the regular Tuesday morning Kids! storytime for that week. More information about the carnival or the Summer Reading Club is available at 503-588-6088. Terrific Tuesdays Special programs for kids of all ages Pre-registration is required at the Youth Services Reference Desk in person or by phone at 503-588-6088. Part of the “Catch the Reading Bug” Summer Reading Club, this exciting Bug Ugly Extravaganza Diary of a Worm new Discovery Room sponsored by 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 24 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 22 Comcast offers an insider’s view of the Anderson Rooms A&B Anderson Rooms A & B world of bugs. Kids create some lovely ugly bugs using Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin, Visitors are invited to view the live egg cartons, paper and other recycled illustrated by this summer’s featured butterﬂy pavilions and try to spy the materials to make some fun buggy crafts. illustrator, Harry Bliss, is the inspiration for walking sticks living among the twigs this program. Kids will listen to the story, they so closely resemble. There are Going Buggy! create a worm puppet and play games mix-n-match bugs to create, an “I Spy” 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 1 based on this hilarious book. garden ﬁlled with bugs to see, bug Anderson Rooms A&B costumes to dress up in, and a beehive open for visitors and exploration. Salem school teacher and nature lover Maureen Foelkl shares intriguing facts Once kids have learned their bugology, about bugs including the walking sticks they are invited to trace and color bugs and Madagascar hissing cockroaches to take home and build a bug creation she’ll be bringing along. Participants will from their own imaginations. Book BINGO Returns then create a cricket habitat and take home a pet cricket. 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 29 Anderson Rooms A&B Discovery Room Hours Buggy Decor Insect Olympics * Tuesday through Saturday 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 8 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 5 10 a.m.-12 noon and 3-5 p.m. Anderson Rooms A&B Anderson Rooms A&B Tuesday, Wednesday & Kids will be busy as bees making these Thursday evenings crafts to decorate their rooms with lady Playing with Bugs 6:30-8:30 p.m. bug wind chimes, butterﬂy mobiles, bug 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 12 magnets and more! Anderson Rooms A&B * Closed Thursday and Friday mornings for reserved class visits. If Talent Search THE AUDITIONS no class is scheduled, the Discovery 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 15 Auditions for youth ages 18 and younger Room will be open to the public. Loucks Auditorium will be held by appointment only: Calling all talented kids! By popular 12 noon-4 p.m. Thursday, June 26 This Summer Reading demand, the Youth Talent Show is back 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, June 27 Club Discovery Room is and everyone is invited to attend. Anyone Auditions can be scheduled with underwritten by a special 18 years old or younger may audition for beginning June 1 with Linda at 503-588- the show. grant from Comcast. 6088. Page 8 SALEM PUBLIC LIBRARY Friday Film Fest Thursdays for Teens Free family ﬁlms at the Central For students in Middle or High School Library. All shows are scheduled Registration for all programs is required at the Youth Services in Loucks Auditorium. Seating is Reference Desk in person or by phone at 503-588-6088. limited and available on a ﬁrst- come, ﬁrst-seated basis. Hobby Gaming with Alternative Fashion Show Borderlands Games 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24 Friday Film #1 (96 minutes; Rated G) 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 3 Loucks Auditorium 1 p.m. Friday, June 27 Anderson Rooms A&B Calling all fashion designers: Here is a A misﬁt ant named Flik tries to save his colony from a greedy gang of Staff from Borderlands introduce an array chance to shine! Teens are encouraged grasshoppers in this computer- of hobby games. Hobby games engage to come with a unique, self-designed animated comedy. players on deeper levels than other games costume/outﬁt designed using creative and encourage academic play, artistic materials such as duct tape, plastics, Friday Film #2 (90 minutes; Rated PG) expression, team work and create a packing materials, garbage bags, boxes, 1 p.m. Friday, July 11 sense of community. Games will include CDs, vintage clothing, fabrics, etc. Then, Warhammer, Dungeons and Dragons, it’s time for everyone to strut their stuff Barry B. Benson, a bee who just across the stage and be judged on their graduated from college, decides to Magic the Gathering, and The Settlers of Catan. creative design abilities. sue humans for stealing honey in this animated comedy. Participants will be judged in the following categories: Cosplay Costumes, Plastics Friday Film #3 (83 minutes; Rated PG) and Packing Materials, Vintage Garments 1 p.m. Friday, July 18 and Fabrics, and Mixed Media. Woody Allen provides the voice for Z-4195, a misﬁt worker struggling with Pizza Tasting Contest the day-to-day drudgery who wants to 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31 be an individual in a world populated by Anderson Rooms A&B drones and dullards. Who doesn’t love pizza? Pizza enthusiasts Friday Film #4 (108 minutes; Rated G) are invited to gather, taste and judge. The Morphing a Book group will sample the best several local 1 p.m. Friday, July 25 When a down-on-his luck race car 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 10 pizzarias have to offer and pick favorite driver meets Herbie, a rather emotional Anderson Rooms A&B crust, cheese, sauce, and best overall white Volkswagen, they ﬁnd themselves pizza! Not just for scrapbookers! Budding artists on the bumpy and hilarious road to of all types will take an old book and success and romance. make it into a new creation using different mediums and craft items. Participants Friday Film #5 should bring personal photos, if desired, (113 minutes; Rated G) and lots of artistic imagination. All other 1 p.m. Friday, August 1 supplies will be provided. This classic story based on the beloved book by E.B. White brings us the Emo Party charming tale of Fern, her young pet 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 17 pig Wilbur, and the special spider who Loucks Auditorium saves Wilbur from the chopping block. Gaming Party This multi-part program will be perfect Friday Film #6 for any teen. The evening begins with a 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, August 7 (80 minutes; Rated PG) poetry slam open to all participants who Anderson Rooms A&B 1 p.m. Friday, August 8 bring emotional poems to read to the What could be more exciting than an group. Next, it will be time for chocolate evening of playing games! Players are Friday Film #7 personality tests and chocolate taste- invited to bring their game systems and E (91 minutes; Rated PG) testing contests. Finally, everyone is or T rated games to share and compete invited to grab a sock and miscellaneous against each other. Board games will also 1 p.m. Friday, August 15 craft items and make emo sock puppets. be available to play. SALEM PUBLIC LIBRARY Page 9 Regular Weekly Programs Youth Book Groups STORYTIMES Book Detectives Book Club Salem Public Library offers eight storytimes each week, welcoming infants, toddlers, My Robot Buddy by Alfred Slote and families. No registration is needed for these programs. 2-2:45 p.m. Saturday, June 21 Preschool Storytime Brainy Babies Children’s Activity Room 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays Bebés Super-Inteligentes Kids entering 3rd-5th grade this fall and 10:30 a.m. Saturdays 1:30 p.m. miércoles/Wednesdays who love to read will ﬁnd a perfect match Children’s Activity Room Children’s Activity Room with this group. Children and a favorite adult both read the book in advance, then Preschoolers will learn and laugh at Scientists have discovered infancy is come to play a game and talk about what this storytime that offers 30 minutes of the best time to start learning multiple they read. stories, songs, ﬁlms, and ﬁngerplays. languages. Brainy Babies is a bilingual Stories and activities are geared for storytime for babies from birth-18 months. In June, members new and old are invited children ages 3-6. Adults do not need to speak Spanish to to discuss My Robot Buddy by Alfred participate. Slote. Jack Jameson asks for a robot Family Bedtime Storytime Los cientíﬁcos han descubierto que for his birthday so he has someone to aprender múltiples idiomas se empieza play with, but neither he nor his parents 7 p.m. Tuesdays anticipate the complications of adding the Children’s Activity Room mejor durante la infancia. Cuentos Bilingües para Bebés es para bebés entre perfect son to their household. Children of all ages are invited for 30 el nacimiento y 18 meses. Los adultos no Program sign-ups and copies of the next minutes of stories, songs, and ﬁlms. necesitan hablar inglès para participar. book to be discussed are available at the Children may come in PJs and bring a Youth Services Reference Desk in person teddy bear or other bedtime companion. Cuentos En Español/ or by phone at 503-588-6088. Spanish Family Storytime Infant/Toddler Storytime 6:30 p.m. miércoles/Wednesdays 10:15 & 11 a.m. Wednesdays Book Chat Children’s Activity Room 10:30 a.m. Fridays* Habrá cuentos en español para toda la Uglies by Scott Westerfeld Children’s Activity Room familia. Los programas incluirán cuentos 4-5 p.m. Saturday, June 21 These special storytimes start building y canciones en español para niños de Children’s Activity Room a foundation for literacy. Geared to todas edades. Book Chat offers a great way for teens parents with infants aged birth through Families are invited to a storytime that will and parents to learn about each other’s 30 months, these 30-minute programs be conducted in Spanish. The programs view of the world. This book discussion include simple stories, songs, ﬁngerplays, will include stories and songs for children group is for youth in sixth grade and and other activities. of all ages. older accompanied by an adult (Mom, * This weekly storytime session is interpreted for the hearing impaired. Dad, a grandparent, or other signiﬁcant grown-up). Kids and adults read the same book in preparation for the meeting, then Read to a Pet share ideas and viewpoints in a positive, supportive atmosphere. 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 28 Children’s Room In June, the group will discuss Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. Before their sixteenth Read to a Pet offers a chance for children to try the most birthdays, when they will be transformed relaxing, non-threatening way to practice reading out loud into beauties whose only job is to have a — reading to a dog or cat. The visiting furry friends have great time, Tally’s best friend runs away been trained and certiﬁed by the Willamette Humane and Tally must ﬁnd her and turn her in, or Society as therapy animals and are mellow and friendly. never become pretty at all. Some of the dogs are also trained for search and rescue. Program sign up and copies of the next The pets visit the library the last Saturday of each month book to be discussed are available at the from 1-2:30 p.m. Children may drop in or register in Youth Services Reference Desk in person advance at 503-588-6088. or by phone at 503-588-6088. Page 10 SALEM PUBLIC LIBRARY Art Display Customer Service Award Rose Marshall Cynthia Thiessen June 1-30 Salem Public Library Reference Main Floor Central Library Librarian Cynthia Thiessen is an Oregon native who grew up in Eugene with her two sisters and Mennonite parents. Her two grown sons, Alex and Hudson, both attend college. As a young woman, Cynthia lived for a year in Chile, where she perfected her Spanish. Patrons and staff of the Salem Public Library now beneﬁt from her bilingual abilities in English and Spanish. Cynthia has lived in a variety of places throughout the U.S. with her family, including Missouri and Hawaii. In Hawaii, they lived “off the grid” (using a generator for power) on the Big Island in the town of Volcano. Cynthia is also an intrepid home improver and has many wonderful stories of her do-it-yourself projects. Cynthia earned a bachelor’s degree in music and anthropology at Claremont College in California and a master’s degree in ethnomusicology at the University of Washington. This month’s featured artist, Rose As an adult, she studied violin again and practiced many hours to achieve her goal of Marshall, lives in Albany with her family becoming a concert violinist. She spent one summer in Scotland studying Scottish ﬁddle and is currently a student at West Albany music. She is now a concert violinist and plays with the Newport Symphony Orchestra. High School. She generously shares her extensive knowledge of music with both patrons and staff. Her brilliant eye for beauty ﬁrst became Cynthia received her Masters in Library Science online from the University of Arizona apparent at the early age of three when in Tucson. She has worked at Salem Public Library for about ﬁve years, beginning on she received what she remembers as her a part-time basis. Her interests lie in Oregon history, foreign languages, and of course, ﬁrst, and not to be last, tiny, red plastic music. She attended the Guadalajara International Book Fair in Mexico City to learn more camera. about materials in the Spanish language. Over the passing years, Rose has become Cynthia passionately supports the rights of individuals and underserved groups and cares what some have referred to as “the eyes deeply about uncovering the truth. Many library patrons have beneﬁted from her skilled of every beholder.” Now 17, with the world research and persistent inquiry in the areas of government beneﬁts and services. in a snapshot ahead of her, she continues to pursue her undeniable passion for photography and its inﬁnite possibilities. “Without a ribbon of doubt Rose is and has been since a child, destined and determined to imprison the world with it’s unseen allure and artistry, one showcase at a time,” says fan Justin Bellshaw. SALEM PUBLIC LIBRARY Page 11 Salem Public Library Bookmobile Schedule June 2008 NORTH Englewood West Apartments 1068 Park Ave. NE 1st & 3rd Wednesday 1:15-1:45 p.m. June 4, 18 Highland Area Highland & Myrtle St. NE 2nd & 4th Friday 3-4 p.m. June 13, 27 Lansing Area Lansing & Sunnyview St. NE 2nd & 4th Thursday 3-3:45 p.m. June 12, 26 Northgate Neighborhood Felina & 32nd Place NE EVERY TUESDAY 2:45-4 p.m. June 3, 10, 17, 24 NORTHEAST Copper Creek Mobile Estates Kale Road NE 1st & 3rd Wednesday 3:30-4:30 p.m. June 4, 18 Lancaster Gardens Apartments 3695 D St. NE 1st & 3rd Wednesday 2-2:45 p.m. June 4, 18 Lancaster Village 4138 Market St. NE 2nd & 4th Thursday 1:15-2 p.m. June 12, 26 Royalty Area Royalty & Castle Dr. NE 2nd & 4th Thursday 4-6 p.m. June 12, 26 The Springs @ Sunnyview 1940 45th Ave. NE 1st & 3rd Wednesday 12:30-1 p.m. June 4, 18 SOUTHEAST Colonia Libertad Apartments 2920 Saddle Club St. SE 2nd & 4th Wednesday 3:30-4:30 p.m. June 11, 25 Lakeside Village Mobile Home Park 3110 Turner Rd. 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S 2nd & 4th Saturday 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. June 14, 28 CENTRAL Jason Lee Manor/Willson House 1551 Center NE 2nd & 4th Friday 2-2:30 p.m. June 13, 27 WEST Salemtowne 2900 Oakcrest Dr. NW 1st & 3rd Friday 2:15-2:45 p.m. June 6, 20 Harritt Elementary School Area Linwood St. & Ammon St. NW 1st & 3rd Friday 3-4 p.m. June 6, 20 All Bookmobile stops are open to the public. For more information or to request books or other items from the Bookmobile, call 503-588-6163 or visit online at www.salemlibrary.org YOUR BEST SOURCE OF INFORMATION ABOUT SALEM PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS AND PROGRAMS. BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE FRIENDS OF THE SALEM PUBLIC LIBRARY. Friends of the Salem Public Library Non-Proﬁt P.O. Box 14810 Organization Salem, OR 97309 US Postage PAID SALEM OR PERMIT NO 425 Inside This Issue Modern Voices Author Series ........... 1 Library Book Discussion Groups ...... 2 Other Adult Program Information ...... 3 Friends of the Library News.............. 4 West Salem Branch News ................ 5 Summer Reading Club ..................6-8 Other Youth Programs ...................... 9 Customer Service Award ................ 10 Bookmobile Schedule ..................... 11 Salem Public Library meeting rooms are available for rent Plaza Room — Capacity: 20 West Salem Branch Meeting Room Capacity: 30 Anderson A or B — Capacity: 40 Anderson A&B — Capacity: 80 Loucks Auditorium — Capacity: 285 Additional fees apply for the rental of audio-visual equipment. For a complete fee schedule, visit us online at www. salemlibrary.org or contact Library Administration at 503-588-6071. All reservations are handled through the Library Administration ofﬁce. 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