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Events Calendar

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Upcoming events:

Float and Costume Building Workshop
Weds. July 18 @ 2:00 PM [All ages]
Lyndon Municipal Building gym – **please note the change in day and location**

Want to be a rock star? Come help us create the Cobleigh’s “Libraries Rock” float for the Stars and Stripes Parade. We need your ideas and talents- all hands on deck! BRING SMALL CARDBOARD BOXES IF POSSIBLE- CEREAL BOX SIZE. THANKS!

 

Tuesdays @ 2:00 PM
Tinkering Tuesday [Grades K & up]

Tinkering Tuesday is at the library this summer. Drop by the Children’s Room & try a different “rock” themed tinkering project. Make a rock star scribble bot, take apart a keyboard, or try build your own instrument! **Please note there is no Tinkering Tuesday on July 17th**

 

Family Fun Night with Modern Times Theater
Thur. July 26 @ 4:00 PM [Ages 7 & up. Younger children welcome with parents]

Join us for fun with Modern Times Theater, who will lead a Junk Music and Sound Experimentation workshop. Healthy snack provided.

Music is everywhere, if you know how to listen for it: right outside the window, coming out of our clothing, & available in the objects of everyday life. Participants are guided through a series of listening exercises, rhythm games, sound improvisations to develop the ear, & to gain experience in being part of an ensemble. Participants will learn to make a variety of functioning musical instruments & noisemakers from common household items & garbage. For both the accomplished musician as well as the novice, these explorations of the uses of non-traditional sound are accessible & fun.

The Summer Reading Program, “Libraries Rock”, is here! All programs are free! Keep track of reading and earn prizes, and come to rockin’ library programs throughout the summer. Register online, and pick up reading logs at the Cobleigh or on the Bookmobile. More information can be found here: www.cobleighlibrary.org

August 14th – Tuesday – 7:00 p.m.  Presentation from Michael J. Tougias
Above & Beyond: JFK and the U-2 Pilots During the Cuban Missile Crisis

New York Times Bestselling Author Michael J. Tougias

 In this multimedia presentation based on his soon-to-be-published book, New York Times bestselling author Michael J. Tougias first chronicles the thirteen harrowing days of the Cuban Missile Crisis and then outlines the steps President Kennedy made to reach a decision on a course of action.

Special emphasis is given to the heroes of the crisis: the U-2 pilots who flew unarmed over Cuba to secure the photographic proof that the Soviets were installing nuclear missiles on the island. These pilots helped President Kennedy achieve a difficult objective: have the nuclear missiles removed from Cuba without triggering Armageddon.

JFK secretly audio recorded every meeting conducted during the Cuban Missile Crisis.  These transcripts, as well as recently declassified CIA documents, form the basis of this fascinating analysis into JFK’s successful decision making. Tougias has interviewed the U-2 pilots who discovered the missiles eliciting special insights that have remained undisclosed in the intervening 53 years. The presentation includes three lesser-known events that put us on the brink of nuclear war:

  • The shoot-down of Major Rudolph Anderson who was killed in his U-2 by a Soviet Surface to Air Missile over Cuba.
  • The accidental incursion of a U-2 from Alaska into Soviet air space, and the chase that ensued, including fighter jets with nuclear tipped missiles.
  • The Russian submarine commander who wanted to launch his nuclear torpedo when the Americans tried to force him to the surface.

This unique presentation entertains with the dramatic chronicling of the Cuban Missile Crisis (with slides) while providing useful analysis of JFK’s process of tackling major decisions in practical ways that others can learn from and adopt.  It’s an especially timely topic today with current tensions with North Korea and Russia.

Tougias, best-known for his seven award-winning books examining extraordinary survivors and rescuers, is a sought-after speaker on leadership and crisis management. The author uses the same storytelling skills that landed him on the New York Times bestseller list to both engage and inspire his audience.

*****Contact: mtougias@comcast.net    See: www.michaeltougias.com  

 

Ongoing Events:

Children’s Storytime

Children’s Storytime for ages 0-5, Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. A fantastic time to borrow books, enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes!  With a “letter of the day” and a focus on one of the six early literacy skills, songs, crafts and the opportunity to meet new library friends!**The July 17th and 18th storytimes will meet in the park, weather permitting.If it is raining, storytime will be cancelled because the library will be closed**

 

Cobleigh Library Origami Group will resume after Labor Day.

 

Magic- the Gathering

Saturdays at 11:00 am- 1:00 pm

A group at the library has formed to play the card game, Magic, the Gathering. Players of all skill levels welcome. If you don’t have cards, cards will be provided for you. If you don’t know how to play, you can learn the basics. Commander games are available.

If you have any questions, call Wilson at 535-1101 or the library at 626-5475.

 

Need Help using your Kindles-Nooks-IPads-Smartphones-Laptops and more…?

Get FREE one on one help at the Cobleigh Library with Tech Intern Blake Kincaid on Thursdays from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 -11:00 am. Sign up for a 1-hour appointment at the front desk or call 626-5475 for more information!

 

Beginner COMPUTER CLASS

Thursday Mornings at 10:00 am to 12 Noon
Come learn to cruise the Internet, get a web based email, or have questions answered about your laptop or tablet. The Cobleigh Public Library has high speed WI-FI available. Do you have a new topic?  Please ask us! Please call 626-5475 to register!

 

GED Tutoring is available Monday afternoons

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm  A tutor is available from Northeast Kingdom Learning Services for GED.


Bridge Saturday Afternoons, 12:30 pm Join us for an afternoon of bridge.  Beginners as well as seasoned veterans are welcome to join this lively and jovial group.

 

La Leche League

Second Thursday of each month, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

A relaxed setting for new and expecting mothers to meet other mothers and find support for breastfeeding, sleep, and other parenting issues.

 

Home Delivery

Are you homebound?  Would you like materials delivered to you from the library?  Please call the library at 626-5475 for more information on this free service for those who are not able to get to the Library.

 

Reading Partnerships are available.  If you know someone who would benefit from reading with a partner, please call the library.  We will accommodate your schedule.

These programs are free, open to the public and handicapped accessible. Please visit our webpage at www.cobleighlibrary.org or like us on facebook.