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August 2017


2017 Summer Reading Program*

Sign up any time! The last day to pick up prizes is August 26th, 2017.

All ages can earn and win fabulous prizes for participating! Enjoy free events like magicians, jugglers, clowns, movies, and more all summer long. More info here.

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PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

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A Volunteer Fair! Interested in volunteering? Find out what volunteer opportunities are available from these great organizations: Clark County Food Bank, Human Services Council, Meals on Wheels People, Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue, and YWCA Clark County. Saturday, August 5th at 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Come any time!
BJ the Clown*: For kids! Monday, August 7th at 2:00 p.m.
Soap Carving for Teens*: Soap and tools provided. Come be creative! Sign-up required. Call 360-567-5510 to sign-up. For teens in 7th-12th grades. Tuesday, August 8th at 2:00 p.m.
Solar Eclipse Explained: An informal presentation by John Dvorak, author of MASK of the Sun. How can I watch the eclipse safely? Why all the fuss? What will I actually see during the eclipse? A graduate of Camas High School (1969), John Dvorak received his bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Washington and his doctorate in planetary geophysics from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California. He worked for 16 years for the United States Geological Survey studying volcanoes, which included Mount St. Helens in 1980. He then spent 20 years operating a telescope at the top of Mauna Kea in the Hawaiian Islands. He is the author of three books. Saturday, August 12th at 2:00 p.m.
Presto the Magician*: For kids! Monday, August 14th at 2:00 p.m.
Duct Tape Crafts for Teens*: All supplies provided! For teens in 7th-12th grades. Tuesday, August 15th at 2:00 p.m.
Steve's Creature Feature*: A reptile show for kids! Saturday, August 19th at 2:00 p.m.
Solar Eclipse Party*: Free souvenir glasses, food vendors, kids crafts and activities, live stream inside. The street will be closed; bring your lawn chairs. Co-sponsored with City of Camas Parks & Recreation. Monday, August 21st at 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. (the eclipse starts at 9:06 a.m., will be at maximum at 10:19 a.m., and ends at 11:38 a.m.).
Book Swap for Kids and Teens: Trade your used books (or CDs/DVDs) with others and take home as many items as you bring! Free! Saturday, August 26th at 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Come any time.
Teen Zine Club*: Join us in the Teen Room. A chance for you to work alone or collaboratively on zines, comics, artist books, or other paper projects in the library. We have staplers, scissors, Sharpies, adhesives, book and magazine scraps, and a photocopier. Grades 7-12 welcome. Every first Wednesday of the month at 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monthly Board Game Night: Come play board games with others. We will provide the games, or bring your own. Scheduled one Friday each month throughout 2017. Adults 18 and older please. Friday, August 11th at 6:30 p.m.

Summer Movies*: On our big screen, with popcorn! Free! Every Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. during the summer. Full list of movies is here.

Simply Write: A writer's support group. On the veranda every second Tuesday of the month from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Pokemon Club: Kids, come trade and share your Pokemon interests! This program is a community/library partnership. Every second Thursday of the month at 4:00 p.m. 
The Lego Club*: A gathering for Lego lovers of all ages. A new "Librarian’s Challenge" every month, free play, and thousands of Lego bricks and minifigs. No sign-up is required. Every third Thursday of the month at 4:00 p.m. 

STORYTIMES*

Songs, rhymes, dancing, fingerplays, and books

Baby Storytime: for ages infant or 1. 20 minutes. Thursdays at 10:30 or 11:30 a.m.

Toddler Storytime: for ages 2 or 3. 30 minutes. Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 11:00 a.m., or 11:45. Craft day is Wednesday, August 16th.

Preschool Storytime: for ages 4 or 5. 30 minutes. Fridays at 10:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. Bring something for show-and-tell! Craft day is August 18th.

ASL Storytime: for infants through age two. 20 minutes. Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. 

Russian Storytime: for infants through age 5. Mondays at 10:30 a.m.

Spanish/English Storytime: 30 minutes. Mondays at 11:30 a.m. No Storytime on 8/7.

BOOK DISCUSSIONS

Story Explorers*: A NEW book discussion group for 2nd-3rd grades and their parents! How it works: Sign out a special copy of the book before the meeting. You both read the book. You both come to the meeting, and then keep your copy of the book for good, free! There will be snacks and an activity. The next meeting will discuss Please Write in This Book by Mary Amato on Tuesday, September 26th at 6:30 p.m. Books will be made available for pick-up in late August.
Page Turners*:A book discussion group for 4th-6th grades, and their parents. How it works: Sign out a special copy of the book before the meeting. You both read the book. You both come to the meeting, and then keep your copy of the book for good, free! There will be snacks and an activity. The next meeting will discuss The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau. Date and time TBA. Books will be made available for pick-up in mid-August.
No 2 Readers Read the Same Book*: A book discussion group for adults. Read The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, and come to the discussion on Tuesday, August 1st at 6:00 p.m. Pick up a copy of the following month's title at the meeting, or at the library's service desk after the group meets.
Mystery and Mayhem*: A book discussion group for adults. Read The Long and Faraway Gone, by Lou Berney, and come to the discussion on Tuesday, August 8th at 6:00 p.mPick up a copy of the following month's title at the meeting, or at the library's service desk after the group meets.

Programs marked with an * are generously sponsored in part by The Friends and Foundation of the Camas Library (FFCL).


BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

Next meeting will be Thursday, August 3rd at 6:30 p.m. Open to the public.

FRIENDS & FOUNDATION OF THE CAMAS LIBRARY (FFCL) MEETING

Thursday, August 15th at 5:30 p.m. Open to the public.

The FFCL will be selling used books at the Camas Farmer's Market on July 19th, August 2nd, and October 4th. Mark your calendars!


ON DISPLAY IN THE LIBRARY

Psychics, Swindlers & Con Artists, The Dog Days of Summer, Books Set in Australia, and more!

Be sure to play the I Spy game interactive display in the adult non-fiction room. This will end on the last day of August; enter to win the random drawing.

SECOND STORY GALLERYUnderwater Around the World

Photographs of sea creatures in exotic diving locales by James H. Smith. There will be a First Friday reception on August 4th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The exhibit is open during regular library hours.


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