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Holiday hours: All MCPL locations will be closed Sat.-Mon., 9/1-9/3.

Summer Library Program (SLP)

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Our 2018 Summer Program runs June 4 to August 11 and features educational and entertaining activities for children, teens and adults! Summer events for all ages are listed below, or pick up our summer brochure at any MCPL location.

Summer Reading Club registration is now open! Register now!

Please note: Groups of 10 or more planning to visit the library -- whether to attend an event or take a tour -- are asked to complete our Group Visit form at least one week in advance. This ensures we have enough staff, space and resources to serve all of our patrons.


Summer Craft: Monkey Hats

Children's Event Drop-in Families can join us to make their own monkey hats! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Family Story Time

Children's Event Bring your entire family to story time! Children of all ages and parents/guardians are welcome to this 30-minute program. Enjoy learning with all of your children through stories, songs and other literature-based activities.

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Play and Learn

Children's Event Children of all ages are invited to use their imagination and creativity! These fun-filled, 60-90 minute programs feature a different story each week, followed by songs and supplemental activities. Offered in partnership with the Family Resource Center.

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Needle Arts

Adult Event Drop-in Community members are invited to gather at the library to work on fiber arts projects, share projects with each other and try free crochet lessons. Yarn and a limited number of other supplies are provided, and new participants are always welcome!

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Book Club: "Ethan Frome" by Edith Wharton

Adult Event Join us for the monthly book club at the library! In the month of August, we'll read and discuss Edith Wharton's 1911 novel about a tragic love triangle. New people are always welcome!

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Readers of Classic Lit: "A Farewell to Arms" by Ernest Hemingway

Adult Event Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of some of the greatest literature ever written with the Readers of Classic Literature book club!

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MCPL Live!
The Life and Legacy of Crazy Horse

Adult Event Learn more about a legendary figure in American history, Crazy Horse, from members of his own family and the author who helped bring their story to the public!

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LEGO® Block Party

Children's Event Drop-in Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO blocks! All blocks will be provided. Free and no registration required.

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Scrabble Week

All-Ages Event Drop-in Stop by the library to play a friendly game of Scrabble during this week-long drop-in event!

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Anime After Dark

Adult Event Adults can watch episodes of anime series "Perfect Insider" and "Tokto ESP!" Suitable for adults ages 18+ only.

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