Programs & Events

Welcome 2014! The new year brings new and exciting events and programs at our library. Join us for the fun!

Friends of the Suring Public Library Book Sale

Friends of the LibraryDuring Labor Day Weekend, 2014, the Friends of the Suring Area Public Library will conduct their annual “Twice Sold Tales” or Used Book Sale.  This sale will be held August 29, 30, 31, and September 1st, from 9 AM to 4 PM in the Library Learning Center, Suring Village Municipal Building, 604 East Main Street,  Suring, On sale will be fiction and non-fiction, romance novels, cookbooks, hard and soft covers, children’s books, DVDs/CDs, a few video cassettes, and audio books. The price per item ranges from $.25 to $1.00. These books and other media are all recent donations to the Library and those culled from the Library’s collection this year. They have not been displayed in past rummage or book sales. All proceeds from the book sale will help defray costs for Library programs, such as the summer reading program, the Friends Endowment Fund, and new purchases for the Library.

The next meeting of the Friends of the Suring Area Public Library will be held Monday, September 8, at 6 PM in the Suring Area Public Library. New members are welcome! Come join us under the “learning tree.”

Maker Mondays

Maker Monday LogoJoin us every Monday in August for Maker Mondays. These DIY crafting events will be in the Learning Center from 1:00pm to 3:00pm and are open to ALL AGES! Clicking on the photo or the dates of the event will give you even more information.

August 4th: Learn the art of Glass Etching. Please bring a piece or two of clear glass to etch. A word of wisdom, flat edges are easier to etch.

August 11th: Join us in making toothbrush rugs. Don't worry, we don't make them out of toothbrushes, we just just something similar to help create the rugs. This event requires registration by July 31st and costs $5.00 (you need a special tool). You will need a few yards of fabric to get yourself started.

August 18th: Mini Book Charms will be on our minds. Having a love of reading can now be proudly displayed. Join us to learn how to make these cute little charms perfect for necklaces and bracelets. Everything will be provided by the library.

August 25th: Let's have a t-shirt party and make Freezer Paper T-shirts! You bring the Pre-washed (light colored) t-shirt and the idea and we will help you put it on a t-shirt.

The library has a display of all the projects so stop in to see them. If you have any questions please feel free to talk to Amanda at the library.

Movies @ the Library

Come to the library to enjoy a free movie. Doors open at 6:15pm and movies begin at 6:30pm. Use the back door marked Learning Center.

Friday, August 8th, 2014: Divergent (Rated PG-13)

DivergentIn a world where the population is divided into factions by personality types, Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is classified as Divergent. When she uncovers a conspiracy to eliminate all Divergents, she teams with the mysterious Four (Theo James) to find out what makes the powers-that-be so frightened of them. Kate Winslet also stars in this action thriller adapted from the novel by Veronica Roth, and directed by Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Limitless).



Thursday, August 14th, 2014: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Rated PG)

The Sisterhood of the Traveling PantsAnn Brashares' best-selling novel for young adults comes to the big screen in this engaging comedy drama. Carmen (America Ferrera), Bridget (Blake Lively), Lena (Alexis Bledel), and Tibby (Amber Tamblyn) are four teenage girls who have been close friends since they were babies (and even before -- their mothers all knew each other from attending the same prenatal exercise class). However, fate has dictated that for the first time ever the young women will be spending their summer apart -- Carmen will be visiting her father, whom she hasn't seen in years, Lena will be visiting her grandparents in Greece, Bridget is attending a soccer camp in Mexico, while Tibby is stuck working at a discount store. A few days before Carmen, Lena, and Bridget leave, the four go shopping, and while at a thrift shop they discover an unusual pair of blue jeans that, despite the fact they're all of different height and weight, fits all four women perfectly. The girls buy the jeans and pledge to each look after them for a week at a time, hoping they'll bring one another good luck as the girls deal with a variety of new life experiences, both good and bad.

Friday, August 22nd, 2014: Akeelah and the Bee (Rated PG)

Akeelah and the BeeA young girl learns to believe in herself and value her intelligence in this critically-acclaimed, family-friendly drama. Akeelah Anderson (Keke Palmer) is an 11-year-old being raised by her mother, Tanya (Angela Bassett), who was left on her own after the death of her husband. While Akeelah is a very bright girl, she's hardly a star student and seems afraid of acting like a bookworm around her friends and classmates. However, Akeelah's teacher sees genuine potential in her student and encourages her to enter the school's spelling bee, convinced Akeelah has the brains and the talent to win. Akeelah applies herself and emerges victorious in the local competition, but discovers the going gets tougher when she goes to a statewide bee, studying for the regionals under the aegis of strict English teacher Dr. Larabee (Laurence Fishburne), who consents to act as her coach A college professor who was a spelling-bee champ as a child, Larabee is a stubborn taskmaster who questions Akeelah's ability and commitment, but in time he develops a respect for his pupil and helps her prove her talent as she climbs the ladder to the National Spelling Bee. Meanwhile, Tanya feels intimidated when she finds the contests are dominated by children from wealthy families and privileged backgrounds, and argues that the competition may not be in Akeelah's best interest, believing instead that homework should be the one and only priority in Akeelah's life. It soon becomes apparent that if Akeelah has any intention of entering the national spelling bee championships in Washington, D.C., she will not do so with Tanya's permission or blessing. This marks the first onscreen reunion of Bassett and Fishburne since their Academy Award-nommed performances as Ike Turner and Tina Turner in Brian Gibson's 1993 biopic, What's Love Got to Do with It.