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June 2022

Book of the Day: She Persisted in Science

June 25

Throughout history, women have been told that science isn't for them. They've been told that they're not smart enough, or that their brains just aren't able to handle it. This book introduces readers to women scientists who didn't listen to those who told them "no" and who used their smarts, their skills and their persistence to discover, invent, create and explain. She Persisted in Science is for everyone who's ever had questions about the world around them or the way things…

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Family Story Time

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until June 25, 2022

Join us for stories inside the library! Bring the family and come listen to stories and make a craft with us. Story time will meet on Saturday mornings at 10:00am from April 9th to June 25th. For ages 3-8.

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Book of the Day: This is the Boat that Ben Built

June 26

Young Ben sets out to explore the river equipped with a study boat, some sample collection gear, and his scientific curiosity. along the way he meets a black bear taking a swim, a moose all wobbly and slim, a goose with a gorgeous grin, and a heron all proper and prim...but things really start happening after the owl hoos loudly on a whim. This book is a compelling entry point for conversations about ecology, food webs, and species diversity.

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Book of the Day: Maizy Chen’s last Chance

June 27

Maizy has never been to Last Chance, Minnesota...until now. Her mom's plan is to stay for just a couple of weeks, while Maizy's grandfather gets better. But plans change, and as Maizy spends more time in Last chance (where she and her family are the only Asian Americans) and at the Golden Palace--the restaurant that's bee in the family for generations--she makes some discoveries. For instance: You can tell a lot about someone by the way they order food. People…

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Bilingual Yoga: Outdoors/Yoga Bilingüe: Afuera

June 27 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, repeating until October 31, 2022

With busy schedules our bodies need deep rest and replenishment. Restorative yoga helps to regulate the nervous system and promote relaxation through gentle floor movement followed by longer-held static poses. Many restorative yoga postures are supported by yoga blocks and bolsters, which can be easily substituted with common household items such as books, pillows, and blankets. This class is accessible to people of all ages, abilities and levels of yoga experience and offered in both English and Spanish. This program…

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Book of the Day: The Night Walk

June 28

Mama opened our bedroom door, interrupting the night-time darkness. "Wake up you two," she whispered. "Let's go, so we get there on time." In the middle of the night, two children are awakened by their parents to begin a special adventure. The family step outside into a beautiful summer's night. They walk from the sleeping village through the dark landscapes of the countryside, into a forest world of midnight blue. But where are they going, and will they get there…

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Book of the Day: Can You Survive the 1900 Galveston Hurricane?

June 29

On September 8, 1900, the people of Galveston, Texas, knew a hurricane was coming. But they didn't expect the storm to be so powerful or cause so much damage. Will you find a way to survive the storm and write about the experience for the local newspaper? Can you find a way to save your family's business and the customers inside? Will you rescue a young woman who floats by in the middle of the stream? With dozens of possible…

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Outdoor Qigong

June 29 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 28, 2022

Qigong is a traditional Chinese mindful exercise system for cultivating and strengthening the body’s vital energy. Also known as “Chinese Yoga,” Qigong consists of a series of slow-flowing movements, which gently stretch muscles, tendons and ligaments. Similar to Tai Chi, these low-impact exercises heighten awareness of the mind-body-breath connection. Meditation and visualization are also a part of Qigong practice. Using the mind, the practitioner gathers, guides and circulates internal energy with graceful and precise movements. Qigong can be practiced by…

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