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Solon Public Library

Display window

With the Summer Reading Program winding down the display window “Alchemy, Science, and Magic: Potions Classroom at Hogwarts” has reached the end of its time and Toni is working hard on her next project. The new window will be called “Whistle-stop: love song to the railroad” and will be dedicated to Joe Turkal. This window will be a celebration of the history and literature of the American railroad. To make this the best display possible, Toni is currently looking for several items to add to the collection of unique and historically relevant objects she has already collected.
She is looking for any railroad related items you might have, especially ones that are specific to Solon; Solon railroad photos; a railroad calendar; an old Sears catalog; a pocket watch with chain; an old visor;
a small black metal fan; or an old doctor’s bag or satchel.
If you have any of the above items and wish to have them displayed, please contact the library 319-624-2678 or Toni 319-644-2777.

Meal and a Movie

July’s Meal and a Movie program will take place Aug. 1 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The movie will be “Ladies in Lavender,” the story of two sisters that befriend a mysterious foreigner who washes up on the beach of their 1930s Cornish seaside village.
The movie is free, but registration is required for the catered meal and costs $7.50 for an entrée, vegetable, and dessert. The movie follows the meal and usually begins around noon. Call Sandra Hanson at 319-624-2710 to register, or sign up at Old Gold Dining.

Summer Reading Program

The end of the children’s Summer Reading Programs are fast approaching. So if you are trying for a specific prize or you want to earn a super cool T-shirt, make sure you’re reading and completing your activity sheets. All reading logs and T-shirt sheets need to be in by Saturday, July 26.

Adult Summer Reading

If you are participating in the Adult Summer Reading program by reading three books from our display case, make sure to fill out your forms and put it in our special Adult Summer Reading prize drop box by 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 26. Enter soon if you are interested in winning gift cards to local restaurants.

Dates to remember

Storytime: Every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. for children ages two through five. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.
Meal and a Movie: 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on, usually, the last Friday of the month (Aug. 1). The movie is free, but registration is required for the catered meal and costs $7.50 for an entrée, vegetable, and dessert. The movie follows the meal and usually begins around noon. Call Sandra Hanson at 319-624-2710 to register, or sign up at Old Gold Dining.
Scrabble Challenge on July 30: Last Wednesday of each month kids will meet after school from 3:30 until 5:30 p.m. Adults will meet 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Bring your own snacks and Scrabble dictionary.
LEGO® Club on Aug. 4: The first Monday of every month this program is from 6 until 7 p.m.
Early out on Aug. 21: We will be showing “The LEGO® Movie.” This program will run from 1:45 until 3:15 p.m.
Early out on Aug. 28: Activity: make your own fingerprint notes. This craft program will run from 1:45 until 2:45 p.m.