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Big Screen Movie Success!

Thanks for all who came out to our 1st Movie on the Lawn! It was a beautiful night to sit outside and enjoy Back to the Future!

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We clocked the library going 88mph!!!

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It was enough to blast us back to 1955.

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We’ll be showing part 2 of Movie on the Lawn on August 2 at the Sugar Creek Branch @ 8:30pm.

The world premiere of The Page Turners, a mini-movie that has been student directed, acted, and edited will be our 1st film feature. “The Page Turners” is a hilarious look at what happens when readers get sucked into a good book—literally. Our 2nd movie feature will be the movie Holes. This is a FREE event!

Hope to see you all there!

Sarah, currently reading: Guy in Real Life by Steven Brezenoff

Movie on the Lawn TONIGHT!

GREAT SCOTT – Movie on the Lawn is tonight from 8:30 – 11pm! Bring blankets, chairs, movie snacks and join us for an evening of time travel, flux capacitors, and one eccentric scientist!

*We will set up inside only if it’s raining.*

Light Painting Photography & Salt Paintings

Check out some of the amazing artwork your fellow HCPL peeps made this week at our Light & Salt Painting programs!


Here’s what you can do using a long exposure app, glow sticks, flashlights, and glowing hula hoops:


Light Painting SUCCESS!!!


And this is what a little hot glue, watercolor, and pinches of salt make:

light5    light2   light4   light10   light7   light6  light9     light3    light1  light8

Such talent! Hope you all have found nice places to hang these in your rooms! Keep checking back for more photos and updates. We have a BIG week of programs next week – See you at the library!

Sarah, currently listening to Panic by Lauren Oliver

July 4, 2014

Today’s Craft: DIY Shrinky-Dinks!


Who knew making jewelry charms was so easy? Our group today made some really amazing pieces to hang from necklaces and bracelets. If you missed our session today – No worries. You can make this craft at home.


All you need is:

* 1- code #6 plastic salad container (You can find these at any grocery salad bar *NOTE: Make sure the recycle code IS #6. This is the only plastic that will work.)

* Permanent markers

* Scissors

* Hole punch

* Aluminum foil (this will be your oven tray)

* Oven – preheated to 350°

* Embroidery floss, chain, or string to attach your charms to after

Begin by drawing your desired image with permanent marker on the #6 plastic. Cut around your drawing and punch a hole to thread string if you plan to wear it as a charm. Make a tray out of aluminum foil to place in the 350° preheated oven. Place your plastic on the aluminum foil and place on lowest rack of the oven. The shrink time for our projects only took about 45 seconds. The plastic will curl and bubble up before it lays flat. (We experimented with both and found taking the plastic out between curling and flattening made a blown-glass effect.) Carefully take out of the oven and let your drawing cool for about 1 minute. Then start creating your bracelet or necklace!

NOTE: Your drawings will shrink to about 1/3 of the size you draw, so start with an object that is about 2 inches big.


Check out a couple of our creations today:


shrinky 1



shrinky 2


Such talent! Thanks for all who came out 🙂

See you all next time!

Sarah – Currently reading V is for Villain by Peter Moore