New Hartford's Martin Memorial Library
ACTIVITIES THIS SUMMER:
Watch here for additions, as we keep thinking of more fun things to do together.
We're planning a very BIRD- and PRAIRIE-LOVING summer. Look at our display of new and old books for all ages that focus on birds and bird habitat.
FOR PRE-TEENS, TEENS, AND ADULTS:
Register at least one week in advance in the library or via phone or email: (319) 983-2533 email@example.com
- May 19, 5:00- 7:00 PM --- Crochet an afghan! We’ll cover the basics: slip knot, chaining, and single crochet, which can make a warm afghan. You may bring a skein and a hook of matching size or use what we have. Instructor: Lindsay Stanley
- June 23, 5:00-7:00 PM ---Art Journaling, journal using art techniques. Instructor: Carol Hedberg
NEW: Book Club sign-up on the table inside, or call us.
Suggested first book: Where The Crawdads Sing, followed by a journey to view the mid-July release of the film version.
😎 Each event will be followed by optional extra time for refreshments and discussion. 😎
June 16, 6:00-7:00 PM NRSC presents Lasagna Gardening. Come and learn an easy-on-the-knees, weedless gardening method.
June 29, 6:00-7:00 PM Former Executive Director of Blackhawk County Conservation Board, Vern Fish, presents his findings from participating in a bird study which requires paddling by canoe to remote Ontario, Canada's, Wabadongang Noopming Forest. We can follow his 25 day trip via a satellite phone feed with videos and photos, and hear the story from him as soon as he returns to Iowa. We'll learn about the boreal nesting sites of our beloved birds that seasonally pass through Iowa. As president of Friends of the Wabakimi, a group that advocates for the protection of their habitat, Vern will work with Ontario Nature to gather information about bird populations, which are indicators of habitat health.
July 14, 6:00-7:00 PM Photographer/Blogger Kenneth Heiar will share his presentation showcasing the beauty of nature.
FOR CHILDREN and THEIR GROWN-UPS:
(under age 8 must be accompanied by someone over 14)
Summer Reading Program:
Read Beyond the Beaten Path--
find wildlife, bird, and prairies
May 17-27 Registration
June 7-11 WEEK #1 Bring in reading log footprint after June 9 and get a prize.
June 14-18 WEEK #2 Bring in reading log footprint after June 16 and get a take-n-make craft.
June 18 Grout Museum Program on Saturday (with Oobleck!) 10:30AM to 11:15AM.*
June 21-25 WEEK #4 Bring in reading log footprint after June 23 and got a take-n-make craft.
June 28-30 WEEK #5 Bring in your reading log footprint after June 30 and get a prize.
July 16 Breakfast at the library on Saturday for all who participated for all 4 weeks, 9:30AM to 10:00AM.
Summer Thursdays at the Library, 2022
Birds and Prairies
Each Thursday in the summer Kids Book Club and Pre-teen Advisory Board present a library book read aloud, presentation, snack, and maker activity from 1:00 to 3:00.
*Children who attend at least 3 summer activities receive a t-shirt.
***** , 1:00 - 3:00 PM Pocket Prairie ecosystems with AmeriCorp presenters, day TBA
June 30, 1:00 - 3:00 PM Each child will build a bird feeder to take home and fill it with a seed mix we concoct.
July 7, 1:00 - 3:00 PM We'll be busy with paper arts, including birdy birthday cards and papermaking with prairie seeds in it that can be planted at home.
July 14, 1:00 - 3:00 PM Puppeteer Charlene Heiar will teach us about Iowa birds using stories and puppets.
July 21, 1:00-3:00 PM The Butler County NRSC will help us learn about soil health with interactive fun science and art.
July 28, 1:00 - 3:00 PM SOAR will teach us about Iowa raptors with a visit from a hawk and an owl.
Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (coffee at 10:00)
Friday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM