Link to blog post called Try SOmething NewAt the library we are always trying new things so you can too! Join your neighbors to learn something new…

TECHNOLOGY

Coding with Scratch   Scratch is a programming language for creating animations and games. Learn to think in computer logic and have fun doing it! No prior experience necessary.

We have a few computers and tablets, but you can bring your own. Scratch (ages 8 and up) and Scratch Jr. (ages 5-7) were developed by MIT and are available as a free download. We’re learning together – come learn with us! First and third Tuesday each month, 5-6pm, Laura’s Library.

Arcade Night is the fourth Tuesday each month at Laura’s from 4-7. We have current games and retro games too on a variety of consoles. Challenge your kids to a game they’ve never seen or get them to teach you something new! Or just sit back and enjoy the show.

WRITING

Writing Workshop (second Monday each month, 5-7, Westbank) is led by our own Maureen Turner Carey. It explores different aspects of the writing process each month. In September we will work on dialogue. Mark your calendars for November 11, when author Leila Sales will join the group to talk about the publishing business.

Sisters in Crime (second Sunday of the month, 2-3:30, Laura’s) is a network of mystery enthusiasts who invite experts to help writers accurately portray crimes. In September Sarah Stone will bring her search and rescue dog, Merci, for a demonstration!

READING

Shakespeare Out Loud, beginning at 4:00 (second Sunday at Laura’s) is reading Midsummer Night’s Dream. If you never understood Shakespeare in high school, now’s your chance!

Book Clubs  We have many book clubs at the library, the latest of which is Women in Print (fourth Saturday, 3pm, Laura’s). The group looks at literature written from a woman’s perspective. In September, we discuss Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace: A Novel. Other book clubs you might enjoy:

Young Adult Book Club currently reading all of Harry Potter

Mysteries & More currently reading Button Man

BookTalk currently reading Crossing to Safety

Education Conversations Book Club currently reading Troublemakers

Daytime Book Group resumes in October with Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen

LIFE LEARNING

The Truth About Senior Living (third Tuesday, 10:30-12, Laura’s) tackles topics for those of us who are on the downhill half of life’s hill, when things should be simpler but sometimes just aren’t! In September we learn about building, buying and remodeling our “last home”.

Heartfulness Meditation  Every Tuesday at noon, practice meditation at Westbank to find balance and peace – and who doesn’t need more of that just now?

Westbank Travels (first Tuesday, 10:30-12, Laura’s) is looking for travel buffs to share their adventures and travel tips. In September, Julie Drouin (Drouin Cruises) will share the advantages of small ship and river cruising.

Eanes History Group (second Monday, 11:30-1, Westbank) grows every month as word gets out. Come and share what you remember about growing up in this area and listen to the stories of our local ancestors and lands.

If you have ideas for programs, let us know! What do you want to learn? What would you like to teach?