May Newsletter

WHAT'S NEW IN MAY?

  Hours:

Mon. - Thu. - 9 am - 8 pm

Fri. -  9 am - 6 pm

Sat. - 10 am - 2 pm

Sun. - 1 pm - 4 pm until May 19

Sun. - closed Sundays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend

CLOSED SUNDAY, MAY 26 & MONDAY, MAY 27 FOR MEMORIAL DAY.

SUMMER READING PROGRAM FOR ALL AGES BEGINS WEDNESDAY, MAY 29 AT 9 AM - 8 PM!

DAYTON ART INSTITUTE PASSES AVAILABLE

The Mary L. Cook Public Library now has free membership passes to Dayton Art Institute available for checkout for one week. Each pass is good for 2 adults and up to 8 children.

In addition to admission to DAI, the pass offers reciprocal privileges at these local area art museums as well: Cincinnati Art Museum, Columbus Museum of Art, The Contemporary Arts Center, the Wexner Center for the Arts, and many more.

STORE YOUR LIBRARY BARCODES IN THE MLC APP

The newest feature of our MLC (Mary L. Cook PL) app is called Barcode Wallet. It allows you to store your barcode as well as those of your family members in the app. You can use these stored barcodes in the same way that you use your actual card for checking out at the library. Go to your Google store or Apple store to download the MLC library app today.  You can access the catalog and your account easily from the app. Put items on hold right from the app. Access our mobile website from the app where you can check for upcoming events, read Flipster e-magazines, and see what’s new at the library.

 

BOOKS RECOMMENDED BY OUR PATRONS:

   ADULT FICTION:

Bone on Bone - J. Keller

Long Road to Mercy - D. Baldacci

The Magdalen Girls - V. Alexander

The Royal Nanny - K. Harper

Under a Dark Sky - L. Rader-Day

   ADULT NONFICTION:

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young - P. Doggett

Dementia Reimagined: Building a Life of Joy and Dignity from Beginning to End - T. Powell

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone - S. Gottlieb

Ralph Grizzle's Ultimate River Cruising Handbook - R. Grizzle

RECOMMENDED NEW RELEASES THIS MONTH:

   5/7:

The Guest Book - S. Blake

Light from Other Stars - E. Swyler

   5/14:

Dawson's Fall - R. Robinson

Disappearing Earth - J. Phillips

If She Wakes - M. Koryta

Lanny - M. Porter

   5/21:

Biloxi - M. Miller

Cari Mora - T. Harris

The Confessions of Frannie Langton - S. Collins

Deception Cove - O. Laukkanen

Necessary People - A. Pitoniak

   5/28:

Ask Again, Yes - M. Keane

Dark Site - P. Lee

The Flatshare - B. O'Leary

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Contact Miss Kathy & Miss Sheila @ 513-897-4826.

PRESCHOOLERS THROUGH 5TH GRADERS...

“Reading Rocks” at The Mary L. Cook Public Library. During the month of May, if your child checks out 5 books we will give them a chance to win a rockin' great prize!

DROP IN STORYTIMES

Aimed at 3 yrs. - 6 yrs. but all ages accepted.  Drop in Monday evenings 6:15 - 6:35 pm or Tuesday mornings 10:00 - 10:20 am.  Join us in the children’s room for a few stories, fingerplays, and laughs. 

CHAPTERS BOOK CLUB

A book club for those in grades 1 and 2.  The Chapters Book Club will meet on Tuesday, May 7 from 4:00 – 4:45 pm.  This group is presently full.

PINTEREST PARTY (For preschoolers - 5th graders with caregivers)

You are invited to a Pinterest Party Friday, May 10 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm.  Drop in anytime between 4:00 pm and 4:30 pm.   Join us as we create some of our favorite spring craft pins.  Please allow 15 minutes to complete three crafts.  Sign up is required and began April 29.  You may register by calling the library. 

TASTY FUN (Grades 3 – 6)

Monday, May 13 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Learn how to use ingredients you have in your kitchen to make easy, great tasting snacks.  We will be sampling, and you will leave with recipes so you can make these at home.  Required registration began Apr. 29.  Limited to 20.  *Please identify any food allergies when registering for this program.  ?’s regarding this program, contact Miss Kathy.

RAPID READERS & WRITERS

For grades 3 – 5, the Rapid Readers & wRiters Book Club meets Tuesday, May 14 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm.  This group is presently full.

LOOK WHO'S READING BOOK CLUB

For grade K.  This club meets Tuesday, May 14 from 6:00 – 6:30 pm.  The group engages in a variety of fun learning activities featuring phonics, the writing of letters and words, and many other skills that promote a strong literacy foundation.  This group is presently full.

1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN

This fun and exciting reading program is for children ages 0-5 years. This program was developed to increase awareness of the importance of reading to very young children as well as encouraging parents to embrace their role as their child’s first teacher.  1,000 Books Before Kindergarten encourages families to read at least 1,000 books to their preschooler, birth to age 5, before they enter school. Families can sign up today at the Mary L. Cook Public Library. Each child will receive a folder with a page to record the books they read. Each time a goal of recording 20 books is reached, children are encouraged to bring their folder to the library to receive a sticker.  Each time the goal of recording 100 books is reached, children should bring their folder to the library to receive a free book.  Reading is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your child’s success in school.

A UNIVERSE OF STORIES - Summer Reading Program is coming!  Reading and Registration will begin Wednesday, May 29 at 9 am.  Be rewarded for enjoying books and improving your reading skills during the 2019 Summer READING Program May 29 thru July 29. We have a program for all ages, birth through adult.  Stop in to register May 29 anytime from 9 am to 8 pm; it only takes a few minutes.

SPECIAL FAMILY PROGRAM – Miss Jen & Friends Puppet Show

Bring the Family for a fun filled evening at the library on Thursday, May 30 at 6:45 pm for Miss Jen & Friends Puppet Show.  Bring the kids for lots of laughs.

BOOK BUDDIES - returning this summer!

This free enrichment program has been created to help young children (entering grades 1-3) to enhance their reading skills.  The Book Buddies will meet for 30-minute sessions on Monday evenings: June 3, June 10, June 17, and June 24.  All sessions will begin at 6:45 pm and will last 30 minutes.  Email Kathy Daniels for an application. danielka@marylcook.com.

ADULT PROGRAMS

FUNDAMENTALS OF DRAWING I

This free six-week series for beginners is held Wednesdays at 6 pm through May 15. 

OPEN MUSIC NIGHTS

Open Music Night is held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month (May 1 and May 15) from 6:30 - 7:30 pm, and will continue this summer.  If you have any questions, please direct them to Mark at 897-4826.  To pay for copies, we will have a donation jar.  Under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

CARRIAGE HILL RESIDENTS

Residents of Carriage Hill are invited to make a moss ball aquarium in your community room Friday, May 3, at 2 pm.

ADULT CRAFT

Registration began Monday. Apr. 22 for adults (age 16 & up) to make a moss ball aquarium on Friday, May 3 at 6:30 pm.  The class is free and no experience is necessary.

WATERCOLOR CLASS

Watercolor class continues for those enrolled on Mondays from 9 am - noon through May 20.  

ROOTFINDERS

Rootfinders will meet Saturday, May 11 at 10 am. Denny Dalton will give a lively talk about unusual names.

ADULT BOOK CLUB

The adult book club will meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 1 pm.  The book for May 14 is Dear Mrs. Bird by A. Pearce. The book for May 28 is Us Against You by F. Backman.  Books will be available at the front desk.

LET'S TALK ABOUT IT - - **CANCELLED

We continue our six-month series meeting the third Thursday of each month at 6 pm.  These talks led by Dr. Brian Beckett will include an introduction and some helpful information followed by questions and conversation.  Brian is a board certified counselor in private practice, psychology, and a Christian minister.  The sessions are free.  May 16 - Family Life, Parenting, and Sanity, Part 2.

KNITTERS

Meet Thursdays at 5 pm. 

TEEN PROGRAMS

Sign up for Summer Reading Program beginning Wednesday, May 29.  Prizes galore!  Watch for upcoming events this summer.

TEEN CD MANDALA 
Sign up Wednesday, May 29 (ages 6th grade & up) to make a CD mandala on Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 pm.  Make a painted pattern on a CD.

TEEN INTRO TO YOGA  & PILATES
Sign up Wednesday, May 29 (ages 6th grade & up) for a fun introduction to yoga and pilates.  Registration and $5 fee required.