SYRACUSE —The Bicentennial Battle is over. The battle began May 31 at the Syracuse Library when teams began to sign-up. Teen readers competed against adult readers to see which group would be the first to read 200 books. The teens were ahead for the first couple of weeks, but as more adults entered the contest the teens lead began to slip. At 12 p.m. on July 5 the 200 book came back and the adults won the battle. The teens ultimately lost because of numbers and some of their bigger readers just weren’t recording their books. Programming director, Becky Brower, says that she would like to see the results if the contest was run differently and hopes to see a rematch next year. Participants in the winning group will be notified of a date and time for an appetizer social and special movie showing.
The comedy play, A Little Hut in the Woods, will be performed on July 30 at the conclusion of the summer reading program. Children that want to act in the production should attend practices on Fridays at 2 p.m. A sign-up sheet is available in the children’s department or by calling 574-457-3022. Families are invited to a planetarium trip to look at the night sky in the middle of the day at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19. Those attending need to show up at the Wawasee Middle School a few minutes before 2 p.m.
At 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 25, Scott Workman will be performing an acoustic guitar concert at the Syracuse Library. Save the date and attend a concert by a virtuoso.