Programming for Adults

Tails & Tales Banner with Whale holding Book

Our annual Summer Reading Program for Adults will be taking place during the months of June, July, and August! This year, you will use Beanstack to log all reading activity. To sign up, please visit Beanstack and register for the Summer 2021: Tails and Tales for Adults challenge. Each item borrowed from Beaman Library and read or listened to during the summer months will translate into one entry for an end-of-challenge drawing for gift certificates to local restaurants.

If you are unfamiliar with Beanstack, watch this tutorial to learn how to create a Beanstack account and enroll in the different reading challenges.

Thank you to the Friends of the Beaman Library for funding our Summer Reading Program!


Upcoming Programming in June

A Tale to Craft By - Outdoors
First and Third Thursdays of June at 5:00 p.m.
Bring your current craft project and Sandie will read the first few chapters of a craft-related fiction book aloud while you work. Several copies of the book will be available to borrow if you would like to finish the book at home on your own! To register, please email skelly@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to this program. Weather permitting

blue and white china tea cup and saucerTeacups and Tales - Outdoors
Wednesday, June 9 at 5:30 p.m.
Join Sandie on the Library lawn to learn how to make a birdfeeder out of teacups. While crafting, we will listen to a quaint Irish tale. Participants will be provided with enough supplies to make one bird feeder. If you would like to incorporate items from home, please bring them with you! Please send an email to skelly@cwmars.org by June 2 to register for this program. Rain date: Wednesday, June 16

Book Discussion Group - Virtual
Thursday, June 17 at 12:30 p.m.
Join us on Zoom to discuss The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sack. Please call the Library if you would like a copy of the book. All are welcome, but please email beaman@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to the program to register and receive the Zoom meeting link.

Libby LogoLibby Training - Virtual
Wednesday, June 23 at 10:00 a.m.
Are you using Libby but want to know more? Are you interested in learning how to gain access to a large selection of ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines? Then join Libby instructors for this 1.5 hour webinar for both new and existing Libby users. Also, if you use Overdrive to check out digital materials, this training will be helpful as Overdrive will eventually be phased out. The training will be recorded but you must register in order to receive a link to the recording. To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/BeamanLibbyWebinar at least 24 hours prior to this program.

Nonfiction Book Discussion Group - Outdoors or Virtual
Friday, June 25 at 1:00 p.m.
Join us to discuss a selected nonfiction book that you have recently read. To register and to find out if the meeting is in person or on Zoom, please send an email to beaman@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to the program.

Upcoming Programming in July

Yarn and knitting needlesA Tale to Craft By - Outdoors
First and Third Thursdays of July at 5:00 p.m.
Bring your current craft project and Sandie will read the first few chapters of a craft-related fiction book aloud while you work. Several copies of the book will be available to borrow if you would like to finish the book at home on your own! To register, please email skelly@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to this program. Weather permitting

Book Discussion Group - Virtual
Thursday, July 15 at 12:30 p.m.
Join us on Zoom to discuss The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides. Please call the Library if you would like a copy of the book. All are welcome, but please email beaman@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to the program to register and receive the Zoom meeting link.

Drawing and Sketching Birds with Barry Van Dusen - Outdoors
Saturday, July 17 at 9:30 a.m.redwing black and white sketch
This is a special opportunity to join renowned artist Barry Van Dusen for a two-hour drawing and sketching tutorial! Van Dusen will discuss the value of keeping a field sketchbook, and techniques, challenges, and opportunities involved with drawing wild birds outdoors. There will be a drawing demonstration and participants are encouraged to bring their own drawing materials so they may follow along. There will be an opportunity for questions and comments. This program is intended for beginner artists and art appreciators. Please email skelly@cwmars.org by July 10 to register for this program. Rain date: Saturday, July 31

Nonfiction Book Discussion Group - Outdoors or Virtual
Friday, July 30 at 1:00 p.m.
Join us to discuss Thinking in Pictures: And Other Reports From My Life with Autism by Temple Grandin. If you would like a copy of the title, please call the Library. To register and to find out if the meeting is in person or on Zoom, please send an email to beaman@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to the program.

Upcoming Programming in August

A Tale to Craft By - Outdoors
First and Third Thursdays of August at 5:00 p.m.
Bring your current craft project and Sandie will read the first few chapters of a craft-related fiction book aloud while you work. Several copies of the book will be available to borrow if you would like to finish the book at home on your own! To register, please email skelly@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to this program. Weather permitting

Woodland Creature Craft - Outdoors
Saturday, August 14 at 9:30 a.m.
Join us on the front lawn of the Library to assemble a delightful woodland creature using primarily natural materials! During this two-hour workshop, all of the materials needed to create this craft will be provided. Email skelly@cwmars.org by August 7 to register for this program. Rain date: Saturday, August 21

The Wife Between Us book coverBook Discussion Group - Virtual
Thursday, August 19 at 12:30 p.m.
Join us on Zoom to discuss The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. Please call the Library if you would like a copy of the book. All are welcome, but please email beaman@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to the program to register and receive the Zoom meeting link.

Nonfiction Book Discussion Group - Outdoors or Virtual
Friday, August 27 at 1:00 p.m.
Join us to discuss a selected nonfiction book that you have recently read. To register and to find out if the meeting is in person or on Zoom, please send an email to beaman@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to the program.

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