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Library to have several July programs

The Demopolis Public Library has a number of programs going on now and some other programs coming up in the month of July.

Children’s librarian Kelley Tarpley said the library will receive a visit from illustrator Michael P. White, who has illustrated “The Library Dragon” by Carmen Agra Deedy and “Harriet’s Horrible Hair Day” by Dawn Lesley Stewart.

White will come to the library on Tuesday, June 29, at 10 a.m. for students in grades 3 through 6. Along with his visit, White will also show the students how to illustrate a story.

Story Time will be held on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in the children’s area on the second floor of the library.

“We will also have one bilingual Story Time set up,” Tarpley said. “That will be on Thursday, July 15, at 10 a.m. Roberto Carmona will help us with that.”

Tarpley said the library staff will go to some of the local daycare centers and read to the children.

For the grown-ups, the Summer Reading Program is in full swing, with library assistant Anner Gray leading that program.

On Tuesday, July 13, there will be a “Lunch at the Library” in which participants are asked to bring their own lunches, with the Friends of the Library providing a drink and dessert.

“Frye Gaillard, the author of ‘Watermelon Wine: Remembering the Golden Years of Country Music,’ will be here,” said library director Morgan Grimes. “He’ll be here to talk about this book. He’s going to bring his friend, Katherine, and they’re going to sing some of the songs related to the book, so it should be entertaining and educational.”

On Thursday, July 22, at 2 p.m. former library assistant director Carol Glass will present a gardening class.

“People will actually leave here with flowers to take home and put in their own garden,” Grimes said. “She will give tips on how to work in your garden.”

On Thursday, July 29, at 7 p.m. there will be a free showing of Disney’s “Oceans” at the Marengo Theater.

“That will be kind of a finale to the whole Summer Reading Program,” Grimes said.

For more information on activities at the Demopolis Public Library, call 289-1595.