CCPL July Newsletter

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This July, the Cambridge City Public Library’s Summer Reading Program continues with exciting events for all ages. Readers of all ages are welcome to compete for drawing prizes, with more books read increasing your chances of winning in your age category.

What does it feel like to ride the runners behind a team of dogs, steering a loaded sled through mountainous terrain, crossing the vast Alaskan tundra, hugging the shoreline of the great Bering Sea? What does it take to care for a team of Alaskan huskies? Could my dog be a sled dog, too? Karen Land, musher, will answer these questions and more when she and Noggin, the Alaskan husky, visit the Golay Center on July 3rd at 2 pm. Land is a writer, public speaker, and three-time participant in the 1000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race as well as many other sprint and endurance races in Alaska, Canada, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and Maine. 


On July 31st, the Lincoln Marching Eagles will perform at the library at 2 pm.

You can sign up for the Summer Reading Program online at, and see the full summer schedule at



The Library will be closed in early July for new carpet installation. We will close on Friday, June 28th to finish packing and will reopen on Saturday, June 29th from 10 am to 2 pm for patrons to pick up any last-minute items. The library will then be closed from Monday, July 1st to Saturday, July 6th for carpet installation in the board room, history room, and staff offices. If you have items due during this period, please hold onto them as no fines will be incurred, and any fines that do occur will be erased.


Has someone contacted you unexpectedly? Have they promised you something? Have they asked you to do something? Stay Scam Safe by joining us for a free educational program by the Purdue Extension Office on July 17th at 5:30 about common scams. Learn steps you can take to protect yourself and your information, and how to report scams and fraud.

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Join the Evening Book Club on Tuesday, July 23rd, at 6:30 pm as we explore “Homecoming” by Kate Morton. This enthralling novel weaves together the past and present, centering on journalist Jess as she returns to her family’s ancestral home in Australia. Amid her grandmother’s ailing health, Jess discovers a decades-old mystery involving a tragedy that left her family shattered. “Homecoming” is a captivating tale of secrets, family bonds, and the quest for truth that will keep you hooked until the last page.


The Senior Center Book Club will meet on Wednesday, July 24th, at 1:00 pm at the Senior Center at the Golay to discuss “Winter Garden” by Kristin Hannah. This poignant novel tells the story of two sisters, Meredith and Nina, who reconnect with their distant mother, Anya, after their father’s death. Through a captivating Russian fairy tale, Anya reveals her harrowing past, bridging the gap between them. This is a powerful narrative about love, loss, and the enduring strength of family. Join us for an engaging discussion of this deeply moving story.


Join us for the Gamers’ Guild on July 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 2:30 at the library. Whether you’re a seasoned player or new to the game, come and be part of the adventure!


Mother Goose on the Loose program continues to enchant little ones! Join us on Wednesday 10, 17, 24, and 31 at 11:00 am for a delightful mix of stories, rhymes, and songs. Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers, this program offers a fun and interactive way for children to develop early literacy skills while enjoying quality time with their caregivers.  The last Wednesday of the month is an interactive Play Day where the kids get to play with special toys together.  We are trying to encourage research based interactive play with your toddler and preschooler to enhance brain development. Don’t miss out on the fun!