MOUNT VERNON — The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County “Libraries Rock!” Summer Reading Program includes events and prizes for adults, too. Adults can sign up or attend programs from June to mid-July at all four library location.
All programs listed below will be at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County main library, 201 N. Mulberry St., Mount Vernon, unless noted otherwise.
“Zumba” with Amber Hawkins will be held every Thursday through Aug. 30 from 1-1:30 p.m. for regular Zumba, and “Zumba Gold” from 2-2:30 p.m. for those who wish to start at a slower pace. Both programs are free and will be held at Ariel-Foundation Park.
“Sewing with Lisa” will be held Monday, June 11, at 4 p.m. for this month’s project — Lawn Chair Towel Caddy. Patrons need to bring a large bathing or beach towel. Sewing machines and other necessary items will be provided.
The Brown Bag Chat Cooking Club will host “Stone Soup and Strawberries” on Wednesday, June 13, at noon. Staff will be making stone soup and participants are asked to bring a strawberry dish with a recipe to share.
Local musicians are invited to an open music jam Monday, June 18, 6-8 p.m. Two additional music jams with local artists will be held Thursday, June 28, 6-8 p.m., and Saturday, July 7, 1:30-3 p.m. on the main floor.
Murder will be the topic in June as we take a closer look at Agatha Christie’s classic, “Murder on the Orient Express.” Tuesday, June 19, 7 p.m. at the main library, the Adult Book Discussion will take a closer look at the mysterious author and novel. Then, Sunday, June 24, 2 p.m., the Silver Screeners Free Sunday Movie Matinee will feature the fan favorite classic film from the ’70s. Finally, to wrap up “whodunit,” the 2017 “Murder on the Orient Express” (PG-13) remake will be shown at the Free Movie Night on Wednesday, June 27, 6:30 p.m. Free popcorn and refreshments will be served.
The documentary film, “Let It Be,” about the Beatles’ release of a back-to-basics album designed to bring back their old group spirit, will be featured at the Brown Bag Chat on Wednesday, June 20.
“Keep Calm and Color On,” a monthly relaxing coloring program for adults, will continue Thursday, June 21, 6:30 p.m. All materials provided or feel free to bring your own.
The final SRP Brown Bag Chat for June will be Wednesday, June 27, noon, and will feature a discussion on rock gardening and hardscaping with Sabrina Schirtzinger from OSU Extension Services.
Participants in the July 9, 4 p.m. “Sewing with Lisa” can bring 3/4 yard of fabric to make a hat during the class. White and black fabric for lining, sewing machines and necessary items will be provided.
The final Adult SRP Rock-n-Roll Brown Bag Chat Cooking Club Picnic with live music from local artists will be held Wednesday, July 11, noon to 2 p.m. in the Sugar Street parking lot.
For the “Libraries Rock!” SRP, the Fredericktown Community Library will offer free guitar lessons at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, June 12, 19, 26. Participants need to bring their own guitar. Fredericktown will also kick-off a partnership with the Fredericktown American Legion Post 500 to serve as a drop off flag retirement site for the proper disposal of old or damaged U.S. flags.
The Gambier Community Library, 115 Meadow Lane, Gambier, and the Danville Public Library, 512 S. Market St., will host “Metamorphic Menagerie,” a contest to see who can design the best rock design. Judges will determine the Most Creative and Funniest entry. Winners will receive a Subway gift card.
Sean Smith will share information on how kites fly and wind during “Build & Fly Your Own Kite!” on Monday, June 11, 6:30 p.m. at the Gambier Community Library for students age 8-14.