LoAnne Mayer
International Grief Council
We are thrilled to welcome back LoAnne Mayer, author of Celestial Conversations: Healing Relationships after Death. This time, LoAnne joins us to discuss her new venture, the International Grief Council, a symposium of three women — all experts in grief counseling — dedicated to promoting the gift and healing power of grief.
Refreshments will be served. Registration required, please.
All the Lovely Horses: Art Show
Opening Reception
This fall, the Library will be celebrating horses in all their glory – Harding is, after all, horse country! We kick off with the opening of a great show featuring works by artists, Lin Salerno (acrylics) and Sandra Graham (photography), whose works reflect a deep passion and respect for horses.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the artworks will be donated to the Library.
Kemmerer Kids Klub
Come in and chill out at the Library. Our Children’s Librarian, Mrs. Butler, is ready to help with homework, suggest great books, and show a fun craft to take home. For children ages 7 and up. Please register in advance so we have adequate supplies.
Story Time for Toddlers to Resume on September 10th
We look forward to welcoming story lady, Wendy Marchev, back from summer vacation. Toddlers and their caregivers or parents are invited to come for songs, exercise, games, stories, crafts, and a snack. No registration necessary.
What’s It Worth?
Are you ready to sell the jewelry that lives unloved in your safe deposit box? Or perhaps a beautiful, old set of sterling flatware that no one in the family can use? What about that Audubon print you bought decades ago? Expert appraisers from the Rago Art and Auction Center (of PBS’s Antiques Roadshow fame) are looking for a wide variety of art, antiques, jewelry and other items to place at auction. For an appointment to discuss jewelry, please contact Sarah Churgin at or 609.397.9374, ext. 162. For all other property, please contact Sebastian Clarke, at or 609.397.9374, ext. 121.
Pre-School Enrichment starting September 28th
We are pleased to offer a brand-new pilot program for 4-year olds. Participants will meet twice a week, . Professional educators will lead supervised, age-appropriate socialization activities, music and movement, early literacy, structured play. There will also be time for a brown bag lunch before the end of each session. $450 for 12 weeks. Space is limited, so please register early.
Cyber Safety for Children
Social media and technology expert, Lara Rouillard, will discuss steps children and their parents can take to ensure privacy and safety online in an environment of hackers, identity thieves, and cyber bullies. Refreshments will be served. Registration required, please.
Outdoor Game Afternoon for Families
(Rain date: October 11) As part of our new “Take Time off from the Grid” initiative for children and their parents, we are pleased to sponsor an afternoon of fun family games, including croquet, corn hole, bocce ball, and more. Leave the smart phone at home and come on over! Registration requested, please.
Go Van Gogh! with Mike Norris
The art historian and former docent with the Metropolitan Art Museum returns with a fascinating talk about the life and art of the Dutch impressionist, Vincent Van Gogh. Refreshments will be served. Registration requested, please.
Community Shredding Event
Support your library by bringing your personal, confidential papers for on-the-spot shredding and computer hard drive destruction. Modest fee per item. Library Parking Lot. Sponsored by the Friends of Kemmerer Library.