CCPL August Newsletter


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Summer Reading Thank You!

Thank you to our community for participating in and supporting a wonderful Summer Reading Program this year. The theme this summer was “All Together Now,” and it was clear that it takes all of us in the community working together to make a great summer reading program. Thanks go out to the Golay Center for hosting many of our larger events and for allowing the children in the Super Summer Fun program to attend the events. Thanks also to the Purdue Extension Center of Connersville who presented an interesting program on water gradients. The Touch-a-Truck program was great fun, thanks to the Town of Cambridge City, the Dublin Fire Department, the Cambridge City Police Department, and IMI Concrete for bringing out their vehicles for kids to explore. The fabulous Lincoln High Marching Band presented a fascinating demonstration of their instruments and a great State Fair show this past week. As a generous treat, Marilyn Schunk provided snow cones for all of the band members and

audience—thank you Marilyn! Finally, a big thank you goes out to our Summer Reading donors, including Judy Huddleston, Jill King, Mary Ellen Luellen, Elaine Potter, Allen Renaker, and Kathi Todd. We couldn’t do it without all of you!

Richmond Jazz Orchestra


Get ready to swing and sway to the joyous tunes of the Richmond Jazz Orchestra! Join us on Sunday, August 6 at 6:00 pm at Creitz Park, Shelter #1, for an evening filled with soulful melodies and uplifting rhythms. Embrace the summer vibes as you relax on your lawn chairs or snuggle up with blankets while enjoying the captivating music. And hey, why not bring along a delightful picnic to savor the experience even more! This event promises to be a harmonious blend of music, laughter, and happiness, making it a perfect outing for families and friends alike. Come on down and let the melodies of the Richmond Jazz Orchestra fill your heart with sheer delight!

August Book Clubs

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The Evening Book Club is ready to light up your August with a captivating read! Join us on Tuesday, August 22 at 6:30 pm as we delve into the enchanting world of “The Second Life of Mirielle West” by Amanda Skenadore. Our discussions are always lively and full of diverse perspectives, making each meeting a joyful celebration of literature and friendship. Come along and share your thoughts on this mesmerizing tale; we can’t wait to see you there!


The Senior Center Book Club is bringing warmth and happiness to the heart of August with an uplifting book choice. On Wednesday, August 23 at 1:00 pm, we will gather at the Golay Senior Center to discuss “Have You Seen Luis Velez?” by Catherine Ryan Hyde. This heartfelt story promises to touch our souls and spark meaningful conversations that leave us with smiles on our faces. Our club is a circle of companionship, where every member’s perspective is cherished and appreciated. Don’t miss out on this heartwarming discussion as we share the joy of reading together!

Other August Events


Switch it Up Gaming Club meets on Wednesdays at 3:30 pm. Tweens and teens are invited to participate in multi-player games like Mario Cart, Minecraft, and Super Smash Bros Ultimate on the library’s Nintendo Switch.  Participating in multi-player video games with other players in the same room instead of virtually helps develop social skills and teamwork skills.  The library’s Nintendo Switch was a gift from the Friends of the Cambridge City Public Library.


The adventure continues! Join our Gamers’ Guild and immerse yourself in the world of Dungeons and Dragons! They will meet on the 14th and 28th at 3:30 pm to play Dungeons and Dragons. Recommended for ages 9-17.

Bring your little ones to our Mother Goose On The Loose story time every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Mrs. Kim will entertain your child with delightful stories, songs, rhymes, and music. This interactive story time is suitable for all ages and no registration is required.

Thursdays at 3:30, starting August 17, the library will be forming the new Cambridge City Coding Clubled by Forest Winslow. Forest has been coding since he was 7 years old, and has taught himself several computer languages, techniques, and tips that he hopes to share with other coders, including beginners. This is a club by kids, for kids. Recommended ages 7 -14. Call Karen at 765-259-2018 or stop by the library to register.

Cambridge City Public Library
600 W. Main Street
Cambridge City, IN 47327

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