August at the Seaside Public Library is going to be chock full of activities and events to keep you busy and entertained with summer fun at the library.

We are planning a stargazing party for all ages at 9 p.m on Friday, Aug. 2, in the library parking lot to tie in with our summer reading theme, “A Universe of Stories.”

Bring your telescope or share one of ours. After the event, come back and check out our full size table top telescope from the library to view the night sky at home. It even comes in its own carrying bag. We have lots of other unique items to check out from the library including cultural passes, Wi-Fi hot spots, bike locks, kindles, and electricity kill-a-watt monitoring kits.

Summer reading is in full swing with over 200 kids and over 50 teens signed up and participating at the library. Kids, teens, and adults can turn in reading logs all month through Aug. 31. Turn in summer reading logs to get a prize and celebrate achieving your reading goals. For kids and teens, turning in reading logs gets your name in the countywide grand prize drawing. Grand prizes include book baskets, LEGOS, stomp rockets, wireless speakers, instant cameras, and for teens, a chance to win a $100 cash prize for reading all summer long, sponsored by TLC, a division of Fibre Federal Credit Union.

Teens will have one last summer reading event on Tuesday, Aug. 6, with giant games, music, and an ice cream summer reading wrap party.

Preschool Storytime continues all month with weekly Wednesday, 10 a.m. bilingual storytimes in English and Spanish. We will also be hosting a wind science bilingual family program. The Leap Into Science program Engineered by the Franklin Institute will be on Tuesday, Aug. 13 from 2 to 4 p.m..

For adults, Saturday on August 10 there will be a documentary film festival with Ron Walker, at 1 p,m. The monthly adult trivia tournament will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 6 p.m. We are bringing back two favorites: an evening of classical guitar with local guitarist Wes Wahrmund on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m. We will also be hosting another favorite, antique jewelry appraisal with certified gemologist Danuta Hackett on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 1 p.m.

Finally, if you want to learn more about cooking tuna, sign up for our albacore cooking class with Jennifer Burns Bright on Saturday, Aug. 31, at 1 p.m. Space is limited for cooking classes so we do require signing up either by calling or stopping by the front desk of the library. All events are held at the library during library open hours.

Our ‘Love Your Library” celebration week this year will be held on Sept. 10 through Sept. 15. This is a great week to come in to the library and join us in recognizing all the ways you use and love your public library. We will have give aways and special events all focused on the Library and the Friends of the Library this year. Please also save the dates for when The Friends of the Seaside Library are having a fall book sale. Sept. 10 through Sept. 15 the book sale will be held all week long during the library’s open hours. Look for the sale in the main area of the library.

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