Summer Reading

Listen to the Wind, A Play

Location: Main Library Auditorium
Date: Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Join us for a play, Listen to the Wind, based on the book Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson.  This story details the impact one man made in the lives of a small community in Pakistan.  Those in attendance will learn the importance of reading while participating in a story.  This play is perfect for children in grades K-5.

Afternoon at the Movies: Happy Feet

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

This is the story of a little penguin named Mumble who has a terrible singing voice and later discovers he has no Heartsong. However, Mumble has an astute talent for something that none of the penguins had ever seen before: tap dancing. Though Mumble's mom, Norma Jean, thinks this little habit is cute, his dad, Memphis, says it "just ain't penguin." Besides, they both know that, without a Heartsong, Mumble may never find true love. As fate would have it, his one friend, Gloria, happens to be the best singer around.

Afternoon at the Movies: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

To Greg Heffley, middle school is the dumbest idea ever invented. It's a place rigged with hundreds of social landmines, not the least of which are morons, wedgies, swirlies, bullies, lunchtime banishment to the cafeteria floor - and a festering piece of cheese with nuclear cooties. To survive the never-ending ordeal and attain the recognition and status he feels he so richly deserves, Greg devises an endless series of can't-miss schemes, all of which, of course, go awry.

Afternoon at the Movies: Tangled

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

After receiving the healing powers from a magical flower, the baby Princess Rapunzel is kidnapped from the palace in the middle of the night by Mother Gothel. Mother Gothel knows that the flower's magical powers are now growing within the golden hair of Rapunzel, and to stay young, she must lock Rapunzel in her hidden tower. Rapunzel is now a teenager and her hair has grown to a length of 70-feet. The beautiful Rapunzel has been in the tower her entire life, and she is curious of the outside world. One day, the bandit Flynn Ryder scales the tower and is taken captive by Rapunzel.

Afternoon at the Movies: Gnomeo and Juliet

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Garden gnomes Gnomeo and Juliet  have as many obstacles to overcome as their quasi namesakes when they are caught up in a feud between neighbors. But with plastic pink flamingos and lawnmower races in the mix, can this young couple find lasting happiness?

This movie has been rated: G

Fencing at Monrovia

See Fencing Demonstrations at Monrovia on June 23 with fencing expert, Charles Bosco! Read more »

Mrs. Yin-Chi Fuller's Chinese Storytime

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Do you know Chinese?  Explore the Chinese language and culture with Mrs. Yin-Chi Fuller.

Teen Night - Belly Dancing

Location: Monrovia Public Library
Date: Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Learn basic Middle Eastern dance moves and rhythms, also known as belly dancing, from “Shahala” Liz Butler, instructor at Huntsville studio Nomadic Tapestry.

This is a teen only event!

End of Summer Party

Location: Monrovia Public Library
Date: Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

All ages are invited to join us as we wrap up summer reading with a trip around the world.

FUN & Games Explores: Australia

Location: Monrovia Public Library
Date: Monday, July 18, 2011 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Explore Australia stories, songs, and crafts with Miss Beth.

This event is for grades K-5th.

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