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  1. Summer Reading Program 2017 ~ Build a Better World

    June 1, 2017, 10:00 AM - July 31, 2017, 7:00 PM @ Minden Library and Zephyr Cove Library

    All children and teens are invited to participate in the 2017 Summer Reading Program. “Build a Better World” is this year’s theme with a children’s program for ages 0 to 11 and a teens’ program for ages 12 to 17.

    The program runs from June 1 to July 31 at the Minden and Zephyr Cove branches. Children and teens who participate will earn prizes while they maintain and build their reading skills during summer break.

    The online registration form can be filled out and printed from home through the library website, douglas.lib.nv.us, or at either branch.

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  2. Adult Summer Reading Program

    July 1, 2017, 10:00 AM - July 31, 2017, 7:00 PM @ Minden Library and Zephyr Cove Library

    Why should the kids get all the summer reading fun? The Douglas County Public Library is providing a Summer Reading Program for adults this July! Adults ages 18 and older may register at the Minden Library or the Zephyr Cove Library.

    Participants will get the opportunity to share their opinions on the books they read. There will be door prizes for every book or audio book completed, and participants will be entered in weekly drawings for more prizes and for a chance to win the grand prize, a Samsung tablet.

    Programs include a mug cake baking class and Bad Art Night.

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  3. Toddler Storytime

    July 25, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Toddler Storytime will continue at the Minden Library on Tuesdays June 6 through July 25 at 10:30 a.m. Felt board stories, songs and musical instruments are included. For children ages three and younger.

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  4. Lego Build Tuesdays

    July 25, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Put your master Lego builder skills to the test! The Minden Library will be hosting a Lego Build on Tuesdays from June 6 through July 25. Listen to a story and recreate it using Lego bricks.

    Lego bricks and building materials will be provided by the library. Lego Build Tuesdays are for children ages four and up. Exercise your creativity and build something awesome at the library! Lego Build Tuesdays are sponsored by the Friends of the Douglas County Public Library.

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  5. Storytime at Lampe Park

    July 26, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Enjoy stories at the park! The library will provide storytime at Lampe Park on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. from June 7 through July 26. Crafts will be included. Storytime will be held near the Farmer’s Market. Children of all ages are welcome.

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  6. Children's Storytime at the Zephyr Cove Library

    July 26, 2017, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    The Zephyr Cove Branch is providing Children’s Storytime every Wednesday. In addition to stories, children will enjoy fun activities, songs, and coloring.

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  7. Bad Art at the Zephyr Cove Library

    July 26, 2017, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Don’t create a masterpiece. Make a disasterpiece! The Zephyr Cove Library is hosting a Bad Art event for adults only. Each participant will create a work of bad art, and all participants will vote on the “best” bad art piece. The artist with the best of the worst will receive a Bad Art trophy and a prize. All “art” supplies will be provided.

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  8. READing Paws Summer Program ~ Read with a Therapy Dog

    July 27, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    A READing Paws therapy dog will be available at the Minden Library. Reading with animals can help children feel calm, gain confidence, and become strong readers.

    Children of all ages and reading levels are invited to read with a registered therapy dog and the dog’s handler. Each child will spend 15 minutes with a dog. Time slots are available on a first come, first serve basis.

    Parental permission is required, and permission forms are available at the library. This program is offered in partnership with READing Paws, a local affiliate of Intermountain Therapy Animals.

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  9. Bad Art at the Minden Library

    July 29, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Don’t create a masterpiece. Make a disasterpiece! The Minden Library is hosting a Bad Art event for adults only. Each participant will create a work of bad art, and all participants will vote on the “best” bad art piece. The artist with the best of the worst will receive a Bad Art trophy and a prize. All “art” supplies will be provided.

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  10. Saturday Family Movie ~ The Spongebob Movie

    July 29, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    The Minden Library is showing "The Spongebob Movie" (rated PG) in the meeting room! The movie and fresh popcorn are free.

    Saturday Family Movies are sponsored by the Friends of the Douglas County Public Library.

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  11. Jacques the Magician and the Summer Reading Finale

    July 31, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    The Douglas County Public Library celebrates the end of its Summer Reading Program with a visit from Jacques the Magician. The professional magician Jacques Simard has amused and astonished audiences around the world.

    The Summer Reading Finale is sponsored by the Friends of the Douglas County Public Library and was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records.

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