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April - June 2014     VOLUME 18 ISSUE 2
 
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Events at the Marion Baysinger Memorial County Library

Library Staff

Going Mobile: iPad Classes at Helen Lehmann Memorial Library,
Minneola Schoolhouse Library, and Cagan Crossings Community Library

In 2013 the Friends of Marion Baysinger Memorial Library received a $4,500 grant from the Community Foundation of South Lake County for the creation of a Mobile Learning Center. Among our purchases with this money were seven iPads. We have had iPad classes at the Marion Baysinger Memorial County Library since November. We went mobile in January of this year to two other Lake County libraries, Helen Lehmann Memorial Library in Montverde and the Minneola Schoolhouse Library. In March classes started at Cagan Crossings Community Library.

If you are interested in iPad Classes please contact the Marion Baysinger Memorial County Library at 352-429-5840, Minneola Schoolhouse Library at 352-432-3921, or Cagan Crossings Community Library at 352-243-1840 to sign up. You can also go to www.MyLakeLibrary.org to see each library’s calendar of events. Basic iPad Classes and information about iPad Apps are being taught. The classes have been developed by Jennifer Moton, Baysinger’s Library Assistant II, in charge of Teen and Adult Programming.

What's Happening in the Children's Department

Our Annual Easter Egg Hunt, with crafts and a special surprise guest, will be on Wednesday, April 16th, at 10:30 a.m.

We are having an Earth Day Special with the planting of Zinnia seeds in small pots that you can take home on Wednesday, April 23rd, at 10:30 a.m.

There will be a Mother’s Day Craft for all after school kids on Monday, May 5th, at 5:00 p.m. Come and make something special that you can give to your mom or grandmother on Mother’s Day!

In June the Children’s Summer Reading Program 2014 begins! Readers of all ages will explore science in a BIG WAY at Marion Baysinger Memorial County Library’s Fizz, Boom, Read! summer program.

The 2014 Summer Reading Program is open to children K through 5th grade, with programs on space, experiments, and electricity, along with weekly prizes, story hours, crafts, and more. Families are invited to join the Read-to-Me portion of the program. Read, complete weekly challenges for a chance at the Golden Ticket, and read your way to an End of the Summer Party! Registration for Fizz, Boom, Read! begins on June 2nd.

Activities include special guest shows like Scott Humston, Mad Science, Zoo Mom Science, Talako Indian Dancers, Big Idea Balloons, and Magician Todd Kay. All of these programs will be on Thursdays at 2 p.m. in the Mascotte Civic Center, Mascotte. Also, come enjoy our Tuesday Family Movie Days at 2 p.m. at the library. Please visit the library for movie listings and dates.

What’s Happening for Teens and Tweens

The Teen Summer Reading Program at the Marion Baysinger Memorial County Library is starting with registration June 2nd. This year's theme is Spark a Reaction. Visit the library to pick up your registration packets which include a reading log. Document all of your summer reading and earn Book Bucks to buy prizes all summer at Marion Baysinger's Book Buck Store.

Etiquette classes for tweens, 10 and up, will be held at the Marion Baysinger Memorial County Library on Tuesdays in May at 4:30 p.m. The classes are free and you must attend all classes to complete the program. Etiquette classes will feature lessons on appearance, developing empathy and respect, as well as table manners. To register for this program please contact Jennifer Moton at 352-429-5840.

Adult Summer Reading Program

We will be having an Adult Summer Reading Program also. Participate in the Bingo game to earn prizes all summer long. For more information contact Jennifer Moton at 352-429-5840.

Other Programs at Our Library

The author R.W. Stone is doing a book talk at the Marion Bayinger Memorial County Library on April 10th at 6 p.m. The author is currently a practicing veterinarian in Central Florida where he lives with his wife and two daughters. He is an avid horseman, master ranked martial artist, and firearms enthusiast. Stone began writing westerns as an adult to recapture some of the fun and excitement of a childhood spent horseback riding and target shooting. Trail Hand was his first novel and was on Amazon's top 100 Western's list for almost two years. His second western, Back with a Vengeance, is currently available from PublishAmerica.com and on Amazon. Dr. R. Stone also has a family Christmas book from PublishAmerica.com called, A Very Shiny Nose. All of these titles are in the Lake County Library System and are available for checkout or to be placed on hold. He can be reached at Vettcenter0001@aol.com. To register for the book talk with author R.W. Stone contact Jennifer Moton at 352-429-5840.

Thinking about switching to home school or have you started and would like to connect with a local group of home school families? Join this informative assembly to gain helpful tips and resources for your family. The meeting is taking place at the Marion Baysinger Memorial County Library on April 3rd at 6 p.m. To register, contact Jennifer Moton at 352-429-5840.