SHEPHERDSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
"Fizz, Boom, Read!" is the theme for the Shepherdstown Library's Summer Program, and families are invited to register for these six free children's programs starting on June 9:
"Majesties of the Pond" is offered for all ages on Saturday, June 21 at 11:30 a.m. (location to be decided). Dragonflies, damsel flies, skimmers and other water bugs will be featured, and there will be a butterfly/dragonfly tee shirt craft (bring your own, or buy a tee shirt for $4.00).
"Rockets and Robots" will be held at the Shepherdstown Train Station on Tuesday, June 24. From 5 to 6 p.m., there will be a rocket-building program for children 4 and older, demonstrating propulsion using everything from air to soda bubbles. At 6 p.m. children 8 and older may stay for the robotics program. Using household materials and simple electric currents, we will create a variety of robots such as a hoverbot and robo-bug!
Wildlife Ambassadors will present "Creepy Crawlies" for all ages on Tuesday, July 1 at 11:30 a.m. (location to be decided). Discover poisonous and venomous creatures as well as those awake at night.
Meet Flower Lorenzo, the "Fossil Lady," on Tuesday, July 8 at 10:30 a.m. (location to be decided). All ages will get to look at and touch the different types of fossils in her amazing collection, and she will share about how she finds fossils, and how to tell if a rock might be a fossil.
"Turning Around America" will be set up behind the Shepherdstown Library (100 East German Street) from Wednesday, July 16 through Sunday, July 20, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Each mobile workshop will provide guidance and materials for photography, printmaking, lathe turning and more. Adults and children 7 and older are welcome.
"Fizz, Slurp, Splat!" will be a variety of gross science experiments at the Shepherdstown Train Station on Thursday, July 24 at 5 p.m. Ages 4 and older are invited to make creations such as fake snot, a belching balloon, and slimy DNA strands, while learning the chemistry behind these amazing experiments.
Registration for our free summer reading program will also begin on June 9. Children who read library books (or are read to) may return their completed reading logs starting August 4, to receive wonderful prizes from generous local businesses. For more information, call (304) 876-2783, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Library at 100 East German Street.
There will be a free French Immersion Story Time for infants though second graders on Monday, June 2 at 4:00 in the Library's Children's Department, and a Spanish Immersion Story Time on Monday, June 9, also at 4 p.m. Each session includes a story and a craft. If you have previously registered for these monthly programs, there is no need to do so again.
On June 11 the Shepherdstown Library's Board of Trustees will hold its annual meeting to elect officers at 7 p.m. The public is, as always, welcome to attend; for details call (304) 876-2783.
The Friends of the Shepherdstown Library (FOSL) Book Club will be discussing Hotel du Lac on Friday, June 27 at 4 p.m. in the Library. Anita Brookner won the Booker Prize for this novel about a romance writer in Switzerland; her book has been described as "spellbindingelegant but passionate, funny."
Adults are invited to borrow a Kindle Touch, pre-loaded with a variety of fiction, nonfiction, or mystery titles. If you prefer, the Librarian will download book titles that you select from our free database. Complete with instructions, a USB cable and a charging adapter, these Kindles may be borrowed for two weeks by permanent residents of Jefferson County. Kindle borrowers must be 18 or older, have a Shepherdstown Library card, and show a driver's license or WV photo ID.
Need to get the cat or dog spayed or neutered? Contact Spay Today -- our area's non-profit, reduced-fee spay and neuter program. Many vets to choose from covering a wide area. New vets added. At the time of surgery, initial shots and tests can also be obtained at lower rates. Contact Spay Today: www.baacs.org or 304-728-8330.
Intermediate Bridge players are invited to join an informal group meeting every Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Chapel. All are welcome and walk-ins are encouraged. For more information, contact 304-876-6244.
The Shepherdstown Museum, at the corner of German and Princess streets, is open on weekends from April through October, on July 4, and during Christmas in Shepherdstown. Public hours are: Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Visits can be arranged at other times by calling 304-876-0910 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Jala Yoga-Charles Town, located at 307 West Washington Street, will have its Grand Opening from 5-7:30 pm. The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce will conduct an official ribbon cutting ceremony, and Mellow Moods Cafe and Juice Bar, also opening at the same location, will provide refreshments. Everyone who attends will be entered into a drawing for a giveaway basket that includes items from both Jala Yoga and Mellow Moods. A special 1-hour yoga class - suitable for all levels - will be taught by Jala Yoga owner Christa Mastrangelo Joyce immediately following the Grand Opening, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.. For the class schedule and more information, visit www.jalayogaflow.com or call 401-440-0279.
"Fireball: An Introduction to Shamanic Practice" for Students in Grades 5-9 will be offered on Fridays, June 6-27, 4-5 p.m. This class will give students a method for appreciating and deepening their bond with nature. It will also strengthen the imagination, overcome fears, and develop spiritual muscles. Instructor is Bill O'Brien, M.A., M.Div., trained shamanic practitioner, spiritual development practitioner, and meditation teacher. The Shepherdstown location of class meetings will be given at the time of registration. Course fee: $40 payable at first class meeting. Cash or check to Nathaniel Center. Materials will be provided. To register phone 304-876-6071 or email email@example.com
Breast Cancer Awareness--Cumberland Valley (BCA--CV) is holding a fund raiser at the Clarion Hotel from 1-4 p.m. This event, "An Artisan's Affair," will include a luncheon and an auction of a wonderful collection of works donated by local artisans. Special guest speakers will be retired CIA agents Tony and Jonna Mendez, who are also well known artists. Tony's role in rescuing a group of American diplomats from Tehran was portrayed by Ben Affleck in the Academy Award winning film Argo. BCA--CV is an organization that serves the Cumberland Valley -- which includes Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan Counties. The mission of BCA--CV is to insure that no one has to go through breast cancer alone. Tickets for An Artisan's Affair are $60, and are available from BCA--CV (301.791.5843), and also from Betty Snyder (304.876.6208) and Susan Brown (304.876.2586).
Monthly Program of the Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum will present a panel discussion: "Who Can You Call? Difficult Human Resources Problems Solved" with area Human Resource and Workforce Experts.The meeting will be at the Purple Iris in Martinsburg with networking at 5:30 and a program at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is free to the public. For mor einformation, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 304-728-3255.
The annual banquet and business meeting of the Shepherdstown High School Alumni Association will be held at the Holiday Inn in Martinsburg starting with a social hour at 4:30 p.m. Reservations must be made by May 27. Contact Wayne Goodrich at 304-876-2797 or email email@example.com.
Crystal Yin Workshop, 1-3 p.m. Together Ann Craig & Turi Nevin-Turkel will guide participants through an incredible & unique healing practice. Turi will lead a series of Yin yoga postures- all of which are safe and supported. Space is limited. Registration $45. For more information or to register, please call either Ann, 304-876-1591 or Turi, 540-771-0435.
Enjoy Monsters University (G rated) at Morgan's Grove Park on a giant inflatable movie screen. Bring your blankets, picnic, chairs and enjoy an evening under the stars with your family. The film starts around 8 p.m. ends around 10 p.m. Admission is free. Popcorn & Other Refreshments will be available for a modest cost.
Shepherdstown Area independent Living, SAIL, will hold an Art Show at the Entler Hotel from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. This is both a fundraiser and an opportunity to further acquaint the community about SAIL and its mission. The show and will showcase the work of current and former members.Drawings for a handmade child's quilt and for a large framed oil painting of an English countryside scene will be held at the end of the show. Raffle tickets are being sold on Sunday mornings at the Farmer's Market and may be purchased through the office at 304-870-7245 or on the day of the show. Come share some refreshments and enjoy the wide array of art works.
SAIL, as part of the Shepherdstown Yard and Tag Sale, will be selling the treasures of members and friends in the St. Agnes parking lot from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Donations are being accepted (please no clothing or books, only items in good condition). Arrangements can be made for pickup earlier in the week. Donations are tax deductible with supporting documentation provided. For details or pickup call the SAIL office at 304-870-7245.
Shephersdtown Community Club hosts their annual picnic at Morgan's Grove Park from 2-5 p.m. Please bring a covered dish to share, adding to the food offered by the SCC!