The Dominy Library Summer Reading Program – “Paws to Read” – July’s Schedule
Well, for those of you who chose to exercise the brain and stop the drain the saga of the Library’s summer reading schedule continues. By now you will have started your literary assignments (hope you’re keeping up), and you will have enjoyed some of the special events that June’s schedule provided.
The “Paws to Read” Program will be entering its final weeks in July so once we get past the country’s birthday on July 4th you can refocus your attentions on the printed pages that can transport you into a different world or, elevate your understandings of various realities. The mind (the working spirit of the brain) is a great thing, and it has a huge capacity for absorbing information (data in today’s world) and, like the rest of our physical presence, it needs exercise to give you peak performance and that, dear reader, is what this program is designed to do. It keeps air in those mental tires while you progress though the deflation risks that the languidness of summer can put in your way so make it count – you’ll certainly be the better off for the effort.
This program is not all confinement to reading exercises though – there is a bit of entertainment along the way as well, as you have already seen in the June special events schedule. July has a few more opportunities to enhance your interest while you have some fun and get some first hand looks at how some things work. Here is a listing so you can mark your calendars:
July 10th – 10am – A group out of Bloomington, the Creative Dog Training Center, will have an obstacle course set up on the Library grounds and will take their dogs through it to show how versatile these animals can be when trained to do so. It will highlight canine agility and should give onlookers a very good perception of what man’s best friend is capable of in this challenging mode.
July 15th – 10am – A presentation of how police K-9 units work together, officer and dog, as demonstrated by a team from the Pontiac Police Department – Doran and Pasja. You’ll see how these teams bond together and just how valuable their service to law enforcement has become.
July 22nd – Dr. Emily Bane from the Eastside Vet Clinic will be conducting a program concerning pets and their care – the specific topic and time is still pending but should be available soon if you’d like to check with the Library personnel a bit later on – a Veterinarian Doctor is a very interesting person to listen to when it comes to pets and their care and how best to enjoy them by knowing what to expect. Come give her a listen – should be very enlightening and she will undoubtedly have answers for your questions.
July 30th – 1:30pm – Movie – “Cop Dog” – this is in line with craft activities so you can come and see the movie and then work with the theme.
So there you have it – July’s conclusion to a very sound and successful literary involvement and we wish you all well in completing your assignments and taking away a better informed mind in the process. Summer, 2014, is only going to happen once for you so use it well and be a sport, give your dog a biscuit when that four legged wonder does good.