Summer programs at Northmont Branch Library

Donna Brown

Donna Brown

The Northmont Branch Library continues to collect food for FISH (Friends in Service for Humanity) food bank here in Englewood. Bring any non-perishable food items and put them in our designated tub. We also have a collection box for glasses for the Lion’s Club where you may bring unused glasses for those who need them.

We always have a book sale going at the branch. The money from this book sale stays with the Northmont Branch Library and helps to fund different items for the branch. Come; look through some really interesting books, and other items and support your branch library. Prices range from 50 cents to $5. There is a half-price sale on all items through July.

Adult programs in July and August are “Doctors of Dayton” Angie Hoschouer takes a look back at the doctors, physicians, surgeons, dentists and others in the medical profession in the City of Dayton from its beginning to the mid-twentieth century on Thursday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the city council chambers.

“Get Your Affairs in Order” will be Monday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m. L. John Hartmann, author of ‘Getting Your Affairs in Order,’ will share information on simple ways to prepare for the future, including financial and estate planning strategies.

“Woodland Indoor Mausoleums” is on Thursday, August 11 at 6:30 p.m. Construction on the Mausoleum began in 1968 and was completed in 1970. Today, more than 5,500 persons rest peacefully in this community building that houses alcoves of unique stained glass windows in woodland themes from literature and poetry, a beautiful Mosaic tiled wall and magnificent European marble. Angie Hoschouer will lead us on a visual tour that will visit each of the windows and talk about their theme as well as visit Dayton’s notables resting within.

“Genealogy Consultation” is on Thursday, August 18 from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Are you new to genealogy or inexperienced and need some help organizing your search and finding resources? One-on-one appointments with the genealogy librarian are available by pre-registration. These sessions are intended to be 45 minutes long and may use free web sites and the Ancestry Library Edition database. Registration is required and can be done between July 18 – August 18 by calling the library during this time.

The adult book discussion book for this month is “Playing for Pizza” by John Grisham. A former American football star joins the Parma Panthers to play football in a small town in Italy. We will discuss this book on Thursday, July 14 at 2 p.m.

The August adult book discussion book is “The Aviator’s Wife” by Melanie Benjamin. Anne Morrow was a pioneering pilot and writer as well as the wife of the celebrated pilot Charles Lindbergh. This historical novel explores their marriage spanning the 1920s to the mind-1960s.

This will be discussed on Thursday, August 11 at 2 p.m.

The books for these discussions are available at the adult information desk at the Northmont Branch Library.

The Summer Challenge for all ages began on Wednesday, May 18 and will end on Saturday, July 30. The last day will welcome an Ice Cream Social as we celebrate all the babies, children, teens, and adults who have read throughout the summer. The Ice Cream Social will be from 1 – 2 p.m.

Teen programs are for grades 7-12 only and are on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. this summer. July 13 will be the “Teen Gaming” where teens come in and play board games or games on the Wii. Come and enjoy being with other teens and working together.

June 20 will see teens do a “Perler bead craft” at 4 p.m. Create fun and colorful art using perler beads! Create a design of your own or use a provided template. Make a unique creation or make something based on a favorite character. The choices are all yours!

July 27 will be the “Teen Book Club” where you spend the month reading a specific book and then come and discuss it with the group. As always food will be available.

There will be no Teen programs in August to allow staff time to prepare for the fall sessions.

Babies and Books for ages 0-3 with adults on Wednesdays or Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. Preregistration is required as space is limited.

Story Time is for ages 3-5 with adult on Wednesdays or Thursdays at 10 a.m. No registration is required for this program in the summer.

Paws to Read will be on Mondays through July. This program begin at 11 a.m. Come and allow the children to read to the dogs from the Miami Pet Therapy Association.

Book Lunch is every Tuesday through July at 12:15 p.m. Bring your lunch, listen to stories, and participate in a mystery activity. Dessert will be provided. For Ages 6-10. Registration is required.

Every Thursday at 1 p.m. this summer will be a “special program”. July 7 is “On Your Mark, Dance” for those entering 3rd – 5th grade only. Girls and Boys, begin with Aerobic warm-ups and Stretches. Fill the space in your body with all types of creative movement and dance. Move to the music of some of today’s well known recording artists. Exercise while you Dance.

July 14 all ages can come enjoy a “Training Day with the Northmont Thunderbolts.” Calling all football fans. Several Northmont High School Thunderbolt players will be here to throw the ball around, run passes and more.

July 21 we will have “Fun & Games.” Come “get your game on! Bowling, Corn Hole, Parachute and much more.” Fun for the whole family.

The last of the Thursday special programs for the summer will be on July 28 and will be a T-shirt decorating. Decorate a T-shirt for the Summer Challenge theme “On Your Mark, Get Set!” Bring your own pre-washed white T-shirt and we will provide the stencils and fabric markers.

“Family Book Club” will be on Thursday, July 7 and July 21 at 7 p.m. Begin reading a preselected book and enjoy light refreshments. Registration is required.

There will be no children’s programs in August so that the Children’s Librarians can prepare for the fall quarter.

All programs are completely free and open to the public. A sign language interpreter can be arranged for any program by calling 463-BOOK (2665) at least one week in advance.

For more details on programs come to the Northmont Branch, see the Program guides (available at the library), or visit the Library’s website at Library hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 9:30 a.m. -8:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Donna Brown Brown

Donna L. Brown

Northmont Library

Reach the Northmont Branch Library at (937) 496-8950. The library is located at 333 W. National Road to the rear of the Englewood Government Center.