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Now more than ever

May 2014

RPL Closings: May 24 and 26 Late Openings:


May 2 At 10:30

A BLAST FROOM THE PAST September 3, 2008 RPL staff members participate in the September Midday Caf CELEBRATING THE 50s.

RELEASE DATES FOR NEW MATERIALS RPL is going GREEN! Holds on these items may only be placed on the online catalog.

FICTION Unlucky 13 by James Patterson 05/05 Delicious! By Ruth Reichl 05/06 Field of Prey by John Sandford 05/06 The Keeper by John Lescroart 05/06 Starfire by Dale Brown 05/06 Walking on Water by Richard Paul Evans 05/06 The Skin Collector by Jeffery Deaver 05/13 The Lincoln Myth by Steve Berry 05/20 The One & Only by Emily Giffin 05/20 Family of Lies by Mary Monroe 05/27 Suspicion by Joseph Finder 05/27 NON-FICTION Think Like a Freak by Steven D. Levitt 05/12 Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee by Michael Korda 05/13 One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save Americas Future by Ben Carson 05/20 DVDs The Art of the Steal --- 05/13 Her --- 05/13 I, Frankenstein --- 05/13 The Nut Job --- 05/13 Ride Along ---- 05/13 That Awkward Moment --- 05/13 Stalingrad --- 05/13 3 Days to Kill --- 05/20 About Last Night --- 05/20 Grand Piano --- 05/20 The Monuments Men --- 05/20 Pompeii --- 05/20

BUST YOUR CLUTTER! Join us as Vali Heist, owner of professional organization group THE CLUTTER CREW of Mohnton, provides tips and insights how to clear up clutter at home and work! Free of Charge SATURDAYMAY 10, 1:00 pm READING PUBLIC LIBRARY 100 South Fifth Street Reading PA 19602 (610) 655-6355 reference@reading.lib.pa.us

BOOK DISCUSSIONS
What: The House Girl by Tara Conklin When: Brown Bag Discussion Wednesday June 11, 2014 12:15 1:00 PM Bring your lunch dessert provided Where: Reading Public Library 100 S. 5th Street Reading, PA And again When: Evening Discussion Wednesday June 11, 2014 7:00 8:00 PM Refreshments provided Where: RPL Foundation Building 113 S 4th Street Access via Wood St. Gated Library Lot Please park in the Patron Lot The discussions are free. Preregistration is requested. Call (610) 655-6355 to register.

There are no computer classes scheduled for the month of May.

NORTHEAST BRANCH
Last week of spring programming is May 12-17. We will offer summer programming , beginning with our kick-off party on June 7. Free Comic Book Giveaway Day-Saturday, May 3 from 10 to 3 . Children and teens answer a comic book question and receive a free book courtesy of Eagle Comics. At noon, we will play a movie. Snacking with Kids Workshop-Wednesdays, May 14, 21, 28, & June 4 from 4-5 p.m. Food Trust allows children (with an adult) hands-on experience making snacks. No charge but call 610-655-6361 to register. Enter for a chance to win tickets to Scooby-Doo Live and Reading Symphony Orchestra. Mondays: Story Stop @ 10:15 5/5 Hawaiian Lei Day; 5/12 May Flowers Creative Kids @ 4 5/5 Daffodil Pinwheels; 5/12 Edible DNA Wednesdays: Chess Club @ 3:30 5/7 & 5/14 *Chess Instruction is available on May 14 Family Fun Night @ 6 5/7 Mothers Day Pop-up Cards. 5/14 Library Scavenger Hunt Every Saturday at Noon: Cinema Saturday

TEEN DEPARTMENT
Book to Blockbuster Book Raffle: Sign up for your chance to win The Fault in Our Stars by John Green now a movie coming out June 6, 2014. Teen Reading Challenge May Theme: Crazy for Comics: The TRC has been created to encourage you to read all year long for pure enjoyment. For rules and a list of Mays picks, stop by the RPL Teen Department or visit our site. To help select the following months books come to our monthly meeting the first Thursday of every month @ 4:30PM. 5.3 ALL Day: Free Comic Book Day: Get your free comic book. Are you a comic character expert? Take the trivia challenge. Create a superhero bracelet. 5.5 @ 4:30PM: Cinco De Mayo: Discuss what Cinco De Mayo is about. Paint a maraca keychain. Snack on chips and salsa. 5.7, 5.14, & 5.28 @ 4:30PM: Pizza & Pages: Join us to read American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang. Snacks will be provided. 5.28 Pizza will be served as we wrap up. You must attend at least one other Pizza & Pages program to participate on our pizza day. 5.8 & 5.22 @ 4:30PM: Anime Club: 5.8 Manga Origami: Create Origami out of comic book strips. 5.22 Flower Power: Create replicas of Japanese cherry blossom art. 5.10 @ 12:30PM: Movie Saturdays: Viewers Choice: Vote on which movie we should watch. Choose from a variety of new releases. 5.17 @ 9:30AM: Memorial Day Movie Marathon. 5.19 Memorial Day Craft: Discuss what Memorial Day is about. Make bracelets. 5.21 @ 4PM: Annual Healthy Kids Fair: Visit a variety of tables with information from organizations & businesses throughout the community about health and wellness. A prize drawing will be held for participants that visit each table.

CHILDRENS DEPARTMENT
Play Dates- Mondays at 4 pm Families with children ages 0-3 can join us for play time, stories and parenting tips from community members at our play dates! Storytime- Fridays at 4 pm Spring into the library for Spring storytimes featuring fun books and crafts! Crafty Corner- Every Wednesday at 4 pm Join us each week for a new art activity! Wrestling Club- 5/3 at 11 am Learn more about lucha libre through stories and activities. Watch your favorite luchadores in a TV match. Free Comic Book Day 5/3 All day Its National Free Comic Book Day! Stop in to pick up a free kids comic courtesy of Golden Eagle Comics.

SOUTHEAST BRANCH
LEGO Club--Mondays at 3:30 Bring your imagination and build with our huge collection of LEGO and DUPLO bricks. Family NightMondays at 6:00 5/5- Reading Jugglers Club perform and teach juggling 5/12- Cinco de Mayo Salsa Fiesta! 5/19- Mad Hatter Tea Party Preschool Story timeWednesdays at 10:30 Join Miss Jess for stories, a craft, and circle time. Chess Club--Wednesdays at 3:30 For all ages and abilities. Dont know how to play? Well teach you! Krafty KidsWednesdays at 4:00 Join Miss Jess for a new craft every week! 5/7- Create a Mothers Day Card 5/14- Make a Cherry Blossom Tree picture 5/21- Make a Patriotic Windsock 5/28- Create a Sidewalk Chalk Mural Free Comic Book DaySaturday, May 3 all day Kids and teens receive a free comic book Wii Crazy!Saturday, May 3 & 10 at 12:00 Play Wii games with your library friends Movie MatineeSaturday, May 10 at 12:00 Lego Movie Pups and PagesMonday, May 19 at 4:00 Read to Clara the Therapy Dog BCAP Financial Education Class: Banking Basics Monday, May 19 at 6:00 Must register: 610-655-6362 Tie Dye a T-ShirtSaturday, May 31 at 12:00 Kids only. MUST PRE-REGISTER and provide shirt size

NORTHWEST BRANCH
Family Nights on Tuesdays at 6:00 Cinco de Mayo- May 6 at 6:00 Make a piata full of goodies! Edible Gardens- May 13 at 6:00 Make tiny edible gardens! Public Story Times on Thursdays at 2:00 Story and theme craft to story read (ends May 15th) Knit Wit Club Tuesdays at 3:30 Come learn how to knit! (Ages 9 and up) Wii Play on Thursdays at 3:30 Come play the Wii. Family Movies on Saturdays at 12:00 New family released movies shown Free Comic Book Day!!- May 3 from 10-2. Pick up some free comic books, stickers and more!

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