Bellaire Library: July activities

  • Book Talks

Dr. Peter Staffel will be reviewing the book entitled, “Cinnamon and Gunpowder” by Eli Brown on Wednesday, July 16th at 5:30 at the BPL.

This fictional story of love and food takes place in 1819 on the Flying Rose, a pirate ship. Eli Brown’s remarkable imagination and storytelling abilities make his wild and crazy characters come to life on every page. Dr. Peter Staffel has been providing book talks at the Bellaire Public Library for over 17 years. He is a Professor of English in the Humanities Dept. at West Liberty State University. He received his PhD from the pre-lapsarian Tulane University, an MA from the University of Idaho, and BAs from Chapel Hill and Edinburgh (Scotland), where he met and married his spouse, Mary-Bess Halford. Although a British Literature specialist of Renaissance and Neo-Classical Literature, Staffel enjoys reading an eclectic variety of fiction, especially historical novels, detective fiction, and westerns. This is a free event and is open to everyone. Light refreshments will also be served.

  • Basic guitar

Ever thought about taking guitar lessons but didn’t want to pay for them until you knew for sure that guitar playing was for you? Well then, Basic guitar is for you. On July 9th and on July 30th at 5:30 p.m. Laura will show you some very basic techniques: tuning, chords, timing, picking, and strumming. These sessions are free and are designed for the very beginner ages 12 to 112 years old. Don’t have a guitar? There should be at least one extra one at each session that you can use. Sign up today!

  • Red Cross Blood Drive

Want to donate for the good of your community. On July 23rd from noon until 6:00 p.m., the Red Cross Blood Drive will give you a chance. Sign up at the library today!

  • Children’s programs

Toddler time continues each Wednesday at 10:30 with the fabulous Ashley Krieger.

Summer Reading Club for 4 to 6 year old Fridays @ 11:00.

Summer Reading Club for 1st through 8th grades Fridays @ 1:00. Fizz! Boom! Read!

  • Say Yes to Chess

This event is for beginners, intermediates and advanced players of all ages.

  • Mover’cize and Walk “Live”

These two events are mainstay favorites: Walk”Live” with Susan on Mondays at 5:30 and Mover’cize with Kathleen.