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The Library has scheduled eight hands-on Science Classes for kids, presented at the Library by experts from OMSI, Mad Science, and “The Bug Chicks.” Space is limited, but most classes still have spots available.
To sign up, phone the Children’s Desk at 503-570-1599 or drop by the Library.
The complete list of class dates, times, and topics is at www.wilsonvillelibrary.org/srp (down at the bottom of the page) and on the flyer.
For more information, contact Youth Services at 503-570-1592 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get your bookshelves ready because we’ll be Digging Into Reading this summer at the Library!
Kids (ages birth to 6th grade) can Dig Into Reading and Science with the Summer Reading Program and with Science Adventure. Kids who read (or are read to) for 20 minutes a day for 20 days become 20/20 readers and get a certificate, a free book, and qualify for fun prize drawings. Kids who engage in 10 science explorations over the summer can qualify for a chance to win an annual pass to Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum.
Teens (grades 6th through 12th) will go Beneath the Surface with their reads in the Teen Summer Reading Program. Teens who read for 20 minutes a day for 20 days win a free book and qualify for fun prize drawings.
Adults (ages 18 and older) have a summer of Groundbreaking Reads for the Adult Summer Reading Program. What does “groundbreaking” mean? Just about anything – from banned and challenged books, to books that changed your life, to novels about zombies and vampires, and even books about digging in the dirt (gardening, geology, or archaeology, anyone?). Choose to do the book Tic-Tac-Toe or a Book Review for entry into the Grand Prize Drawing at the end of summer. Prizes include gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses, as well as movie tickets.
And that’s just the reading part. We have some amazing programs this summer as well. Take a look at our calendar to see what’s coming up.
For more information, contact the Library at 503-682-2744 or visit our website at www.wilsonvillelibrary.org.
“The Strange Case of Origami Yoda” by Tom Angleberger
I’ve been on a Star Wars kick lately, and “The Strange Case of Origami Yoda” by Tom Angleberger is my “You must read this!” recommendation to Star Wars fans, especially those young at heart.
Dwight, a loser, talks to his classmates via an origami finger puppet of Yoda. If that weren’t strange enough, the puppet is uncannily wise and prescient. Origami Yoda predicts the date of a pop quiz, guesses who stole the classroom Shakespeare bust, and saves a classmate from popularity-crushing embarrassment with some well-timed advice. Dwight’s classmate Tommy wonders how Yoda can be so smart when Dwight himself is so clueless. With contributions from his puzzled classmates, he assembles the case file that forms this novel.
It’s a clever story told through “case files” of the different kids at the middle school relating their interactions with Origami Yoda and how their problems were solved with Origami Yoda’s help. But was it really Origami Yoda or was it Dwight?
Fun book with details that will put a smile on a Star Wars fan’s face (like “McQuarrie Middle School”). Highly recommended.