This has been a great summer filled with exciting events at the Abington Community Library as we celebrate heroes of all kinds. More fun is on the way, so be sure and stop by to register for programs, classes and clubs for all ages.
When Summer Reading Clubs for kids, teens and adults come to a close on Aug. 7, the library has one more big event to close out the summer: a Heroes and Villains Party. The library will open after hours from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8 for this special program. All ages are welcome and registration is required. Bring the whole family and play games, eat food and have fun with friends. Create your own comic strip and superhero identity. Play strategy board games and bring your camera for all kinds of photo ops.
Take your picture with a Star Wars villain from the 501st Legion. Children may get their faces painted by Happy Faces. Teens and adults may get their caricatures drawn by artist Tom Harrington. Children should bring their completed yellow reading logs to receive their certificates and prizes for completing the Summer Reading Club. Prizes will be available for kids throughout the month of August.
Will you be a hero or a villain? Dress up as your favorite character for the chance to win a prize in the Costume Contest. Take a picture in the photo booth. Buy a costume, create a costume or re-purpose a costume. If you come with a group, why not choose a group costume?
Congratulations to all who have participated in Summer Reading Clubs. We are looking forward to celebrating with you at the Heroes and Villains Party.
Check out some of the newest novels for adults available at the Abington Community Library:
• “The Chapel” by Michael Downing
Art, history and Italy come together in this moving love story.
• “Oh! You Pretty Things” by Shanna Mahn
A novel of the glitz, glamor and heartbreak of Hollywood.
• “Paris Red” by Maureen Gibbon
A young girl in Paris in 1862 meets the mysterious and wealthy artist Édouard Manet.
• “The Patriot Threat” by Steve Berry
Retired intelligence agent Cotton Malone must track a series of clues through historical documents to reveal the truth behind a secret that threatens to change the world.
• “Soil” by Jamie Kornegay
An environmental scientist moves his young family to Mississippi in pursuit of a dream that turns into a nightmare.
• “The Winter Family” by Clifford Jackman
A thrilling, allegorical tale of the American West that follows a family through generations.
Laura Gardoski is head of children’s services at Abington Community Library. Reach the Abington Journal newsroom at 570-587-1148 or email@example.com.