Dog Days of Mystery

You have all heard of the Dog Days of August.  Well, the Mystery Book Club at the Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library will be hosting the Dog Days of Mystery.  The group will be reading mysteries about dogs, with dogs or just for the dogs for the month of August.  We will be meeting Aug 18th at 2 pm.  Our group looks forward to these exciting meetings and welcomes newcomers.  See you during the Dog Days of Mystery at the Baldwin Boettcher Library.

Animal Friends Visit the Library

Mobile Dairy ClassroomChildren of all ages enjoyed visits from Molly the Cow and a colorful array of snakes last Tuesday, July 20, in back-to-back Summer Reading Programs at Baldwin Boettcher. Robert Koonce, of Southwest Dairy Farmers’ Mobile Dairy Classroom, and Thomas Davis, also known as the Snakeman, accompanied the animals and presented these informative and fun programs.

At 10 AM, right in front of the library, Mr. Koonce talked about dairy farming and, with Molly’s help, demonstrated milking techniques. Children lined up to pet Molly and to get a closer look at one of the working animals we depend on for nutritious food.

Mad Men Count Down

Madison AvenueOnly a few more days and perhaps we will know something of the future of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce and the cast of characters linked to the fledgling ad agency formed in the last episode of Mad Men, Season Three. No question where I and many others will be this Sunday evening at 9 PM. But whether you’re waiting on your hold for Season One, Two, or Three, or you’re one of the first Maddicts from the Summer 2007 premiere of this Emmy-winning AMC drama, you might enjoy slipping into the aura of the era with these late ‘50s—early ‘60s movies with a Manhattan setting. How well do these movies tell the real story of Madison Avenue? Of New York? Or of America 50 years ago?  

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club

Strangers by Anita BrooknerTitle to be discussed:  Strangers by Anita Brookner.  Date of meeting:  Monday, August 16, 6:30 PM.  Summary:  Wishing to avoid the complications of turning down his cousin's widow's Christmas invitation, reclusive retiree Paul Sturgis sets off from the quietude of his London flat for a holiday in Venice. There he meets Mrs.

Adult Crafts

Craft projects and activities are not just for the young.  They are for the young at heart also.  On July 26, Baldwin Boettcher Library will have a lighthouse craft using clay pots and acrylic paints.  In August, watch our calendar for the date, the library will be offering a T-shirt decorating craft.

So bring your creative talents and come to the library for our adult craft times.  Remember to sign up for these events on the main library site www.hcpl.net using our events page and choosing the time and date for that craft.  You only need to put in your first and last name and a phone number so we may be able to call and remind you to attend the craft.

See you here at the Baldwin Boettcher Library.