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Montmorency County Public Libraries and The Pour House present…
New York Times best-selling author… 
Author of Bloom
July 26th, 7pm 
At the Pour House 
(On Kneeland St. across from the library in Lewiston) 
Event is FREE – No rsvp needed, seating is first come first serve basis

Sometimes beauty is found in unexpected places! When Kelle Hampton’s second baby arrived, and she learned moments after, that her baby girl had Down syndrome, she had no idea the joy and wonder that would be discovered through this uncharted change in life’s perfect plan. She wrote a memoir, Bloom, that would be on the New York Times best seller list. Kelle and her family live in Naples, Florida but spend a month every summer, in Lewiston, staying with her dads, Rik Cryderman and Gary Bopp. She loves our village and finds it paradise here. Through a cooperative venture with the Lewiston Library and The Pour House, Kelle has graciously offered to present a reading of select portions of the book, answer questions and sign books for any interested, at The Pour House, Thursday evening, July 26th at 7:00 p.m There are several copies of the book, Bloom, at the library and a limited number will be for sale that evening. Kelle has continued a very popular blog since Nella’s birth: Kellehampton.com. She is also on Instagram at ETST (Enjoying the Small Things). You’ll see Kelle and the kids loving Lewiston all over town!
Questions – Call the Lewiston Library at 786-2985

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SUMMER READING PROGRAM:  The Hillman Branch was rockin’ tie dye today and the Atlanta Branch was packed with children decorating caps. I must say they came out awesome! Tomorrow the Lewiston Branch will be decorating their caps. This summer Montmorency County Public Libraries definitely ROCK!




We are in our second week of Montmorency County Public Libraries Summer Reading Program called Libraries Rock. This week the drop in craft is making puppets...sock puppets, clothes pin puppets or paper bag puppets. And we have new finger puppets and a new puppet theatre for the kids to put on a show when their puppets are finished. Your child must be signed up for "Libraries Rock" to participate in the weekly drop in activities. Please sign up by the end of this week so you don't miss out on the fun. Next week will be loud and crazy as we break our own geodes to see what is inside.  



Summer Reading Program has begun. 
The program begins June 18th.  It is a 6 week program and is for all children ages 3 – 16 years old. 
Each week your library branch will have a different program themed craft, activity or science project for you to drop in and do, along with occasional special events and activities.  There will also be a weekly prize for all participants.  All you have to do is stop in and show us your progress each week on your “Libraries Rock Activity Log” and you will get the prize of the week.  Be sure to participate! 
Info Packet 
Registration Form

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Welcome to our two newest MAP partners, The Mitten Theater in Plymouth and Grand Rapids Treetop Adventure Park in Grand Rapids! Your Mitten Theater experience awaits you beginning March 18! Your adventure at GRTTAP starts in April, 2018!

Did you know that your library card can be your best travel companion?
The Pass allows library cardholders throughout the state to gain free or discounted access to 385 sites and numerous events.


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Thursday, May 10th, 6-7:30 pm at the Atlanta Eagle’s Hall.
Trophies were awarded to all winners.
All categories that have entries received awards.

Marilyn Brown - Lewiston, Jaena Morrison - Hillman, Holly Kussrow - Johannesburg Lewiston, Tom Young - Atlanta (ARTlanta), Ginny Titus - Alpena (ARTlanta), Winston Suiter - Atlanta, John Dickerson - Johannesburg Lewiston, David Antoff -  Lewiston, RaeAnn Kievit - Johannesburg Lewiston, Library Ladies, Harlie Fox - Lewiston, Allison Edwards - Atlanta, Chase Suiter - Atlanta

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This artwork has been created by the talented students of Montmorency County as part of a program offered by the library. Students receive a brief art lesson about a famous artist and style of art and then create their own masterpiece in that style.

 Keith Allen Haring (May 4, 1958 – February 16, 1990) was an American artist whose pop art and graffiti-like work grew out of the New York City street culture of the 1980s. 

Keith Haring inspired mini Kurals by Lewiston students







Amedeo Clemente Modigliani 
884-1920) was an Italian Jewish painter and sculptor who worked mainly in France. He is known for portraits and nudes in a modern style characterized by elongation of faces and figures, that were not received well during his lifetime, but later found acceptance. Modigliani spent his youth in Italy, where he studied the art of antiquity and the Renaissance until he moved to Paris in 1906. There he came into contact with prominent artists such as Pablo Picasso and Constantin Brâncuși.

Amedeo Modigliani style self portraits by Atlanta 2nd - 5th graders. Modigliani’s style is characterized by extra long necks, blank eyes and dark shadows. I think the students nailed it!



  Wilson A. Bentley (1865-1931).
Wilson Alwyn "Snowflake" Bentley is one of the first known photographers of snowflakes. He perfected a process of catching flakes on black velvet in such a way that their images could be captured before they either melted or sublimated.


  Edvard Munch (1863-1944)
Edvard Munch was a Norwegian painter and printmaker whose intensely evocative treatment of psychological themes built upon some of the main tenets of late 19th-century Symbolism and greatly influenced German Expressionism in the early 20th century.

  Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986)
Georgia Totto O'Keeffe was an American artist. She was best known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes. O'Keeffe has been recognized as the "Mother of American modernism". 


Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France.

   Mid 1800's
Gyotaku (Japanese 魚拓, from gyo "fish" + taku "rubbing") is the traditional Japanese method of printing fish, a practice which dates back to the mid-1800s. This form of nature printing may have been used by fishermen to record their catches, but has also become an art form of its own.

  van Gogh (1853-1890)
Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art.

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 Fabulous mixed media pine cones by Lewiston 3rd, 4th and 5th graders




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In Atlanta:
Come join us for Childrens Story Hour. The first Story Hour will be held on Wednesday October 11th and every 2nd Wednesday each month at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.  We will have a story, fun project and snack.  Please ask Andrea, Wendy or Lori to sign-up!   Phone 989 785-3941
In Hillman: Starting October 25th Toddler Story Hour will be held on the last Wednesday of each month from 10:30-11:30. Phone 989 742-4021
In Lewiston: 
Come join us for Childrens Story Hour. The first Story Hour will be held on Wednesday October 18th and every 3rd Wednesday each month at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.  We will have a story, fun project and snack.  Please ask Wendy or Sue to sign up!  Phone 989 786-2985

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 Thank you to Eric M. Larson who donated $1,500 in the name of Otto & Maude Larson & Eric “Rick” Larson.  Eric, who now lives in Maryland, has many found memories of visiting Lewiston and wanted to make this generous donation to the Lewiston Library to support our wonderful community. 

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