NORTH WEBSTER — Magician C.R. Ryan and sons bring cosmic magic to North Webster Community Public Library with his Out of This World Magic Show at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17. Rocketed with humor, illusions and audience participation, the magic show is a Summer Reading Program event open to all children and their families.
During North Webster Adventures 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 18, kids discover the world of birds from wildlife rehabilitator Maria Waltz and her bird friends. Then, the kids can have fun with space aliens as they move through four activity stations during Friday Family Food and Fun on July 19. Advance registration is required to attend one of three sessions offered at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 and 2 p.m.
In the Adult Services Department, computer consultant Ian Crighton concludes his Geek Speak Computer Consulting Series 1 p.m. Thursday, July 18. In this final class, he will discuss mobile computing including smart phones and tablets. The class is free and open to the public.
In her second Herb Class 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 20, Janette Stackhouse demonstrates how to use fresh herbs in making teas and smoothies. This class is also free and open to the public.
Those who enjoy writing are encouraged to attend Writer’s Corner 10 a.m. the third Monday each month. On July 15, the group will share their essays about the lake. Next month’s writing assignment will be to write about an illness.
Later that day at 5:30 p.m. Adult Summer Book Club gathers to discuss “The Woman Who Smashed Codes” by Jason Fagone. The August book selection, “When the Men Were Gone” by Marjory Herrera Lewis, will also be available. Set in 1944, it’s a historical novel based on the true story of a high school teacher who breaks tradition to become the first female high school football coach in Texas. Pick up a copy at the Circulation Desk and join the discussion Aug. 19.
Tickets are currently on sale for a Library Dixie Cruise Fundraiser 4:45 p.m. Monday, July 29, for the library’s Building and Sustainability Fund. For $25 per person, ticket holders can enjoy a cruise around Webster Lake on the historic Dixie Sternwheeler and be treated to a banana split after the cruise on shore at the North Webster Park pavilion. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the library circulation desk or from any Library Board of Trustee member with a limited number available. All proceeds go to help build the new North Webster Library.