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Saturday, July 7, is the last day to register for the summer reading program and to enter the drawing for a set of two tickets to see the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. Children and young adults ages 3-18 can register for the summer reading program by coming in to the library or online at The parent/caretaker of the child must have a library card. Participants must read a minimum of three hours every week to receive the weekly incentive prize, and every reader that reads 15 hours or more by the end of the day Saturday, July 7, will be entered into the drawing which will be held Sunday, Aug. 12.

Bright Star Theatre from Arden, N.C. will be performing Tuesday, July 10, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Join us as we celebrate a musical journey through American History. From tribal songs of the early Native Americans, to influential anthems of the Civil Rights movement, this show leaves few songs unsung. Audience participation will be a key part of this performance!

Dusty the Reading Dog will be here Tuesday, July 17, at 4:30 p.m. in the children's story-time room.

Get ready to pack the dance floor Tuesday, July 17, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. as the Sugar Free Allstars are coming to rock the house! This Grammy-featured, family funk super duo from Oklahoma City has been listed as one of Time magazine's top 12 family music acts in America. They blend elements of soul, rhythm & blues, disco, gospel and New Orleans street parade music to provide a high energy rock show dance party experience that has been described as a funky, foot-stompin', hand-clappin', body movin' and groovin' dance-until-you-drop party for all ages!

The Scott Amazeum from Bentonville will be here Tuesday, July 24, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Their staff will provide an interactive program as we learn about the science of music. Amazeum staff will bring musical activities that allow guests to experiment with sounds, specifically with stringed instruments. They will also provide material for guests to make their own string instrument.

In addition to the family programs on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. we have:

• Family Movie Mondays at 2 p.m.

• Baby Bookworms Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.

• Preschool Program Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

• Preschool Program Thursdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

• Elementary Program Thursdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

• Young Adult Program Thursdays at 4:30 p.m.

Summer Reading logs will be due by the end of the day on Tuesday, July 24. Participants who have turned in their reading log and have logged three hours or more of reading time are eligible for the closing celebration which will be Saturday, July 28, at the Family Aquatic Center from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be free food, free swimming, prizes and most importantly fun for all ages! We hope you can join us at this Summer Reading Finale.

Drawings for the adult reading program will be held every Friday through July 20. Be sure to enter the books you have read in the black decorated box at the front desk and possibly win a prize!

Participants of the Adult Reading Group will meet Monday, July 9, at 7 p.m. to explore "The Cellist of Sarajevo" by Steven Galloway. In a city under siege, four people whose lives have been upended are ultimately reminded of what it is to be human. This is a novel of great intensity and power and inspired by a true story. "The Cellist of Sarajevo" poignantly explores how war can change one's definition of humanity, the effect of music on our emotional endurance, and how a romance with the rituals of daily life can itself be a form of resistance.

"Marrying Mozart" by Stephanie Cowell will be discussed by the Morning Book Club Tuesday, July 17, at 11 a.m. "Amadeus" meets "Little Women" in 1777 as the four Weber sisters and daughters of a musical family use music to find themselves suitors. In walks Amadeus Mozart and all four daughters engage his passion, his music, and his heart. Stephanie brings 18-century Europe to life with unforgiving winters, yawning princes, scheming parents, and the enduring passions of young talent.

A "Social Book Tasting" event will be held Monday, July 16, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for adults. Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite book and share with others why the book is one they enjoy.

Make greeting cards with sheet music Thursday, July 19, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Meeting Room A. Valerie will lead this lively group as participants share music with others through greeting cards. Your recipients will be honored to receive these musical cards.

Please visit the Library's Facebook page at, the Library blog at, the Library's website at, or call us at 479-524-4236 for more information about what the library has to offer.

And as always, we will see you at the library!

-- Dolores Deuel is the library manager at Siloam Springs Public Library. The opinions expressed are those of the author.

Community on 07/04/2018

Print Headline: Libraries Rock -- Summer Reading 2018

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