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June events at the Lincoln County Library in Libby
by Lincoln County Library
May 31, 2011

The Lincoln County Public Libraries will be presenting a full calendar of programs during the month of June. All events are free and open to the public.

The libraries’ annual summer reading program officially begins June 14. Reading programs are available for children, teens, and adults, with prizes awarded to participants for meeting specific reading goals. The library also will host special children’s events every Tuesday at 10 am, with each program structured around this year’s summer reading theme, "One World, Many Stories." Please contact the library for more information.

The Libby Friends of the Library hold a monthly book sale on the first Friday of each month from 10 until 5. This month, the book sale will be on Friday, June 3.

The first Friday in June is National Doughnut Day. In celebration of this propitious holiday, the Libby Library will be serving coffee and donuts from 9:30 until 11 am on June 3.

The Libby Friends of the Library will hold a meeting on Tuesday, June 7 at 6 pm at the Libby Library. All are welcome.

This summer, the 2011 David Thompson Canoe Brigade will be traveling from British Columbia to Astoria, Oregon in honor of the 200th anniversary of David Thompson’s voyage across the Pacific Northwest. On June 8, the Brigade will be landing in Libby. To celebrate their visit, the Libby Library, in conjunction with the Libby Dam, will screen George Sibley’s film Shadows of David Thompson on June 8 at 6 pm. The Libby Dam will also sponsor speakers on David Thompson-related topics at the Heritage Museum on June 4. For more information on the Brigade, visit www.2011brigade.org.

For the first week of summer reading, the library will focus on Russia. On Tuesday, June 14 at 10 am, kids and families will learn about Russia, hear Russian folktales, and paint eggs as part of the Summer Reading program.

The Libby Library will host the program, "Rasputin: Misunderstood Monk or Criminal Mastermind" on Tuesday, June 14 at 6 pm. Learn about this mysterious, controversial Russian figure who rose to power in the court of Nicholas and Alexandra at the beginning of the twentieth century.

On Tuesday, June 21 at 10 am, children can learn about Japan at the Libby Library. Attendees will hear stories from Japan, make origami samurai hats, create kimono-clad figures from paper, and play a Japanese children’s game.

The Libby Library will screen the 2004 Japanese anime film Steamboy (PG-13, 107 minutes) on Tuesday, June 21 at 5 pm. Set in the UK during the mid-1880s, a young inventor named Rei receives a mysterious metal ball that contains a new form of energy. This new energy is capable of powering an entire nation, so it attracts the attention of the Ohara Foundation, which hopes to harness the power for itself. Young Rei must use this newfound power to fight evil and save London from destruction.

The Libby Library presents Family Movies @ Your Library on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. These events begin at noon. On Saturday, June 11 the library will show the 2004 Disney film Around the World in 80 Days (90 minutes, PG), starring Jackie Chan, Jim Broadbent, and Kathy Bates. Based on the novel by Jules Verne, this version focuses on Passepartout, a Chinese thief who steals a valuable jade Buddha and then seeks refuge by joining the traveling party of Phileas Fogg as he travels the world in 80 days. On Saturday, June 25, the library will show the 2005 Japanese anime film Howl’s Moving Castle (119 minutes, PG). A young girl named Sophie is cursed by a witch and given an old woman's body. Shamed of how she looks, she flees to the woods and happens upon Wizard Hauru's strange Moving Castle. While in the castle, Sophie makes a deal with a demon named Calcifer who can return her to her 18-year-old self.

India will be the focus of Summer Reading on June 28. Kids and families can come to the Libby Library at 10 am to learn about India, hear Indian folktales, make snake sock puppets and have henna designs painted on their hands and arms.

The Libby Book Discussion Group will meet on Tuesday, June 28 at 6 pm to discuss Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this collection of short stories focuses on Indian and Indian-American characters navigating between the Indian traditions they've inherited and the baffling new world as they try to move beyond the barriers of culture and generations.
On Thursday, June 30 at 6 pm John Nores Jr., a part-time Libby resident and author of the book War in the Woods Combating the Marijuana Cartels on America’s Public Lands will visit the Libby Library for a book signing. Mr. Nores is a field lieutenant in the California Department of Fish and Game and works with the Marijuana Eradication Team (MET) in Santa Clara County. His book highlights field missions with this special operations team in battling the Mexican Cartels in California. Lt. Nores, along with the rest of the MET unit is also featured in the new National Geographic television series Wild Justice, which is now filming its second season.

The last Friday of every month is Amnesty Day at the Lincoln County Libraries. This month, Amnesty Day is Friday, June 24. Any materials less than 90 days overdue which are returned in good condition to any of the three libraries on that day will have all penalties waived. Overdue interlibrary loan materials are not included.

For more upcoming library events, please view the calendar on the Lincoln County Public Libraries website, www.lincolncountylibraries.com/calendar/Announcements.html.

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