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Adult Summer Reading Program at the Library


The Sidney-Richland County Library will be hosting a summer filled with adult events, activities, and reading challenges!

Throughout the Reading Program, adults are encouraged to “read on their own terms, on their own time, and in their own way.” Each week, adults will have up to five ways to participate. These ways include posting to Twitter or Facebook using the library’s hashtag, submitting a book review to the library, attending a library event, accepting the weekly reading challenge, or filling out a questionnaire about a book. For each item a participant completes, they will receive a ticket that will be entered in a drawing for various prizes. The summer reading program will focus on two themes this month:  gardening and healthy recipes.

Join the library on Thursday, June 5th at 5:00 to learn about Sidney’s new community garden. Tim Fine from the Richland County Extension will be available to explain how the garden works and to answer questions. On Saturday, June 7th at 11:00, adults are invited to create their own seed starters by recycling toilet paper rolls. On Tuesday, June 10th at 11:00, adults can craft their own seed bombs for planting. On Thursday, June 12th at 5:00, adults are invited to learn how to make their own seed tape, perfect for storing seed and planting in straight rows. On Tuesday, June 17th at 11:00, adult participants will learn how to craft birdhouses using recycled tin cans. On Saturday, June 21st at 11:00, participants can come in to create their own wind chimes. All events are free and all materials will be provided. For each event attended, participants will have their name entered in a drawing.

On Wednesday, June 25th at 5:00, join the library and meet Dale Speiser of the Sidney Chiropractic and Diet Center for a discussion about how food affects your body. The library will be hosting a recipe swap twice a week from June 23rd through July 17. Swaps will take place either at 11:00 or 5:00 and focus on a different healthy food as the base of the recipe. To participate in swaps, simply create your recipe and bring several written copies of the recipe. Everyone will have a chance to try new foods and bring the recipes home. For each swap attended, participants will have their name entered in a drawing.

Other events during the summer include adult classes on Wednesdays at 5:30. The classes include: how to blog and twitter (June 4th), renting montanalibrary2go ebooks on iPads (June 11th), and Windows8 (July 2nd and 9th). The library will be showing the film Much Ado About Nothing, based on Shakespeare’s humor play on Thursday, July 3rd from 7-9. A paper marbling craft will be available on Saturday, July 12th at 11:00.

All events and activities are free and open to the public. Please contact the library at 406-433-1917 or check in at our Facebook page (Sidney/Richland County Library) for dates, time, and other information.


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