CENTER OF ATTENTION | Upcoming June Events at the Rocky River Public Library
Join us on June 10 at 6:30 p.m. for “Lucky” as we continue our Indie International Film Fest, featuring selections from the world’s top film festivals. This 2011 drama is about a 10-year-old South African orphan who leaves his Zulu village to make his own life in the city. You are invited to stay for a brief discussion afterword. Enjoy fresh, hot popcorn while celebrating the world of cinema.These films have not been rated and should be assumed to have mature content. Sponsored by Friends of the Rocky River Public Library.
Sign up for our Summer Reading Program, beginning June 10. To be part of the “Children’s Summer Reading Program,” come in, register and pick up your free summer reading kit to start the summer reading fun. Pre-readers can join in, too, and have friends and family read to them. No reporting is required. Experienced readers may draw a picture, write a summary, or present a brief oral report for every fifth book they read (only five reports total).
All teens in grades 7 through 12 are invited to participate in the “Teen Summer Reading Program.” Sign up at the Reference Desk and receive a free gift. Then start reading (or listening to audiobooks) and fill out a slip for every title you read. Use those slips to enter drawings for awesome weekly prizes. The more you read, the better your chances of winning!
Join the Adult Summer Reading Program by stopping by the Adult Reference Desk to register and receive a free gift. Participants who return to record titles they’ve read are entered in weekly drawings for gift baskets. The more you read the more chances you’ll have to win! Go to readitorweep.org or the library’s Facebook page to check out weekly prizes.
“Teen Yoga” on June 11 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., with instructor Melissa Major, will help you start your summer vacation relaxed and focused. Learn basic yoga techniques and poses or just practice your skills in a new setting. Dress comfortably and come ready to bend, breathe, and reenergize. Grades 7 and up. Registration required.
“Adventures Into the Paranormal” will be presented on June 13 at 7:00 p.m. Christine Morris of El Dorado Paranormal Investigations shares some findings and inside knowledge about paranormal occurrences. Find out about the methods and equipment they rely on. Morris also talks about her experience of living in a haunted house for twelve years.
Drop in for “Movie Monday” for students competing grades 3-6 on June 17 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Come in and cool off with a fun summertime movie, complete with refreshing lemonade and popcorn. No registration required.
“Time Travel with Library Resources” on June 19 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Did you know that the library has resources available that will give you information about the past? Learn how to find older newspaper articles, pictures and information through resources at libraries. No registration.
Join us for “Books Inspire the Artist Within!” on June 19 at 7:00 p.m. Read “The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society” by Darien Gee, in anticipation of our next discuss and create program for adults. Craft materials will be provided for the creation of a paper collage. No previous art experience required; all are welcome to discuss the book. No registration.
Our next On Stage in River series features “Opera Per Tutti” on June 20, at 7:00 p.m. at the Rocky River Senior Center at 21014 Hilliard Blvd. Soprano Andrea Anelli and company perform songs by Georges Bizet, George Gershwin, Giacomo Puccini, Ernesto Lecuona, Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov and others in “Opera Goes Global.” Experience the languages, rhythms and melodies that represent the diverse global heritage of Northeast Ohio. Free admission. No registration. Limit seating—come
“Get in the Game!” for students in grades 3 through 6, takes place on June 26, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Stop in and enjoy playing video and board games while munching on free yummy snacks with all your friends! Drop in any time during the program. No registration required.
Drop in for “Lunch and a Movie” on June 28 at 12:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. Bring your lunch and enjoy the recent release, “Oz the Great and Powerful” starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, and Rachel Weisz. Hot popcorn and refreshments provided.
Be a part of the “Guild of the Brick” for ages 5 and older on Saturday, June 29, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Are you crazy about Legos? Then drop in for “Guild of the Brick.” We provide the Legos, you bring the imagination. No registration required.
For additional information, call Rocky River Public Library at 440-333-7610 or visit www.rrpl.org.
Kitty Sommers is director of marketing at the Rocky River Public Library.