NORTH WEBSTER — Stevens Puppets brings the arts to the North Webster Community Public Library with an adaptation of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 24.
Featuring hand-carved marionettes, colorfully painted scenery and Celtic music by Adrian von Ziegler, the story is set in an enchanted Alaskan forest where a family of bears learns lessons of respect, kindness, humility and forgiveness. This is a free summer reading program event open to all children and their families.
The next day at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 25, kids will have the opportunity to learn about the weather from Mike Lewis of the National Weather Service Station during North Webster Adventures. Family Movie Time will follow with two showings at noon at 3 p.m. of a movie about puppies in space. The movie is rated G with a one hour 24 minute runtime. Free popcorn will be served.
A full day of activities is slated for Friday, July 26, starting with Make It-Take Crafts that will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Then, therapy dogs Echo and Suzie will be at the library for reading sessions with children from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The 15-minute private reading sessions are by appointment only and must be scheduled in advance at the youth services desk. Teens can also meet for Games and Goodies from 2 to 4 p.m.
The last day to receive prizes in the summer reading program is Saturday, July 27. Kids need to turn in their summer reading credits by that date to get the prizes they have earned.
In the Adult Services Department, Voyager Book Club will discuss science fiction books at 10 a.m. Monday, July 22. Each participant reads and shares a book of their choice within the assigned genre. Next month the group will be reading and discussing suspense books.
Rice is the food focus for Revolving Recipe Round-Up at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23. Patrons are invited to prepare a dish made with rice and bring it for sharing and sampling along with the recipe. The library provides table service and coffee.
Tickets are still available for the library’s Dixie Cruise fundraiser Monday, July 29. The cruise sails at 4:45 p.m. For $25 per person, patrons can cruise around Webster Lake on the historic Dixie Sternwheeler and enjoy a banana split after the cruise at the Webster Park pavilion. Tickets can be purchased at the library circulation desk or from any Board of Trustees member. All proceeds go to the library’s building and sustainability fund to help build the new library facility.