Perry Public Library: July Events

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AJ Garcia, 2, looks on while fellow cousins Ian Perez and Jayden Garcia play with their balloon swords during Kidsfest. Balloons will be one of the free kids activities the Perry Public Library has planned for Saturday, July 6 during the Sesquicentennial Celebration. PHOTO BY ALLISON ULLMANN/THE PERRY CHIEF

Teen Summer Reading: MOONday Movie Matinees - July 1, 8, 15

As part of the 2019 Universe of Stories Teen Summer Reading Program, free MOONday Movie Matinees will be offered at 3 p.m. on Monday, July 1, 8 and 15 in the library meeting room. We will enjoy snacks and camaraderie, as we watch films in keeping with our theme. Teens are encouraged to sign up for the summer reading programs to read books, earn prizes, and attend some great programs and events!

Library Closed for Independence Day - July 4

The library is closed Thursday, July 4, to observe the Independence Day holiday.

Friends Sesquicentennial Scavenger Hunt - July 1-6

The Friends of the Perry Public Library have organized a Sesquicentennial Scavenger Hunt for adults and children for July 1-6, highlighting points of interest around Perry. Participants may pick up an information sheet at Perry Public Library - and return it to the library during open hours for a sesquicentennial temporary tattoo when completed! Please note that the library is closed Thursday, July 4 and closes at 2 p.m., July 6.

Teen Summer Reading: Final Frontier Fridays - July 5, 12, 19

Teens participating in the Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program are invited to attend Final Frontier Fridays, at 3 p.m. in the library large meeting room. The July programs, on Friday, July 5, 12 and 19, are: Make an Alien (Registration required for this event only!), Mystery Program and Rocket Car Races, respectively. It’s not too late to sign up and join in the fun!

Sesquicentennial Celebration Kids Activities at the Library - July 6

Perry Public Library will sponsor free Kids Activities from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, as part of our community Sesquicentennial celebration. Face Painting, Toby the Balloon Dude, Absolute Science, Bubbles, Lost in Space Water Table, Giant Jenga, Giant Connect 4, Thumbprint Craft, Photo Booth, Buzz and Woody movie characters and more will entertain the whole family! Please note: the library will close early, at 2 p.m., to accommodate street and stage activities on Railroad Street.

Quarterly Classics Book Club Meeting - July 9

The July meeting of the Quarterly Classics Book Club is at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 9, at the Carnegie Library Museum. The selected title for discussion is “Three Men in a Boat, to Say Nothing of the Dog” by Jerome K. Jerome. Interested readers are invited to join the group for one meeting - or all year. Discussion leader is Jill Cook.

Children’s K-5 Summer Reading: Absolute Science - July 11

Children in kindergarten through fifth grade who are registered for the Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program are invited to attend the Absolute Science program, at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 11, in the library large meeting room. Don’t miss the fun, as Absolute Science returns to Perry to take us on another scientifically fabulous adventure!

Adult Summer Reading: All About Drones - July 11

Brian Eiteman will be our guest for an adult summer program: All About Drones, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11. We will meet in the library large meeting room and Brian will share his expertise on drone mechanics and operations. Weather permitting, we may spend time outdoors, observing and flying a drone with Brian’s assistance. Everyone is invited to join us for this free event. No registration is needed!

Monthly Book Club Meeting - July 16

The Perry Public Library Monthly Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16 in the Clarion Room of the Security Bank Building, 1102 Willis Ave., to discuss “Behold the Dreamers” by Imbolo Mbue. Books are available at the library for interested readers. Discussion leader is Library Director Mary Murphy and newcomers are always welcome!

Teen Summer Reading: Shoot for the Moon Finale - July 20

Don’t miss the Teen Summer Reading Shoot for the Moon after hours finale, at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, at the library. We will enjoy food, fun, games and hold the grand prize drawings!

Children’s Summer Reading Finale (Pattee Park) - July 25

Bring lawn chairs and blankets and join us for the children’s summer reading finale, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 25 at Pattee Park. Ken Keffer, Outreach Coordinator from Dallas County Conservation, will be with us to share stories of outdoor adventures, and we will blow bubbles, enjoy S’mores and hold our grand prize drawings at this event. Two lucky winners will receive copies of one of Ken’s books! You need not be present to win the grand prizes, but we hope you’ll join us at the park for a fun evening.

Adult SRP Finale: Game Night - July 29

The adult summer reading program will conclude at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 29, with the finale Game Night event in the library large meeting room. We will play games, enjoy refreshments and hold our grand prize drawings at this event. You need not be present to win a grand prize, but don’t miss out on an evening of fun and games! The grand prizes include an Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet, overnight stay at Hotel Pattee and $50 in Perry Bucks. A special prize for the Tic-Tac-Toe participants is a flight around Perry with Walter Aviation.

​For Additional Information Contact the Library at 515-465-3569!