Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following:
Tuesday, July 24, at 6:00 p.m. — Creative Writing for Adults. This newly formed group meets monthly, and members gather to share their work and discuss writing techniques. More information about this program is available by calling the library at 724-758-6458.
Wednesday, July 25, at 6:30 p.m. — “Dream Big,” a grand finale party for everyone who participated in the Summer Reading Program in any way. The program will feature musical entertainment by Bill Pate, the awarding of prizes and refreshments. All children who participated in the Summer Reading Program are invited to attend. Call the library for more information.
Thursday, July 26, at 11:45 a.m. — “Hooked on Books,” a book discussion group for students in 6th through 8th grades. The group will discuss the book, “Olive’s Ocean,” by Kevin Henkes. More information is available by calling the library.
Thursday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m. — “Family Movie Night,” the first in a series of three feature-length films to be shown this summer. Children attending this first event are invited to construct a “car” out of cardboard at home and to “drive-in” to the library for the movie. A prize will be awarded for the “best car.” All movies shown this summer have a PG rating. For more information, and to find out the title of the movie to be shown, call the library.
Saturday, July 28, at 10 a.m. — “National Dance Day” will be celebrated at the library with a special dance program for all elementary-aged students. Teen participants will be on hand to teach the younger children how to dance on this day that is set aside to encourage everyone to “get up and dance!” No registration is necessary, and all area children are invited to participate. More information is available by calling the library.
The library is now offering e-books which can be downloaded free of charge onto various e-readers, including the Kindle, the Nook, the IPad and more. Go to our website at www.ellwoodcitylibrary.com and follow the “e-book” link. Those participating must have a card from the Ellwood City Library. Call the library for more information.
The library will be hosting its annual, week-long book sale from October 1-6 this year, and donations of books are now being accepted. Donations may be dropped off at the library during normal business hours. The library will NOT ACCEPT textbooks of any sort, encyclopedias, magazines or Readers’ Digest Condensed books. All other books — fiction and non-fiction, adult and children’s, — are welcome. Call the library for more information.