The Greenwood Lake Public Library, located at 79 Waterstone Rd. in Greenwood Lake, will present programs through the month of July that represent this summer’s “Build a Better World” theme.
Patrons are invited to Ping Pong Sundays for ping pong free play, starting on Sun., Jul. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and running through Sun., Jul. 30.
Singer/songwriter Eric Lipper will perform on Thurs., Jul. 13 from 7 to 8 p.m. His repertoire will include historic American songs that “build a better world.”
Local blogger and author of “The Hatching Cat,” Peggy Gavan, will speak on Wed., Jul. 18. Her topic will be, “The Dames and Damsels of Old New York and the Lap Dogs They Adored.” Peggy, who is also the author of the children’s book, “Seasons” and “Trees,” will tell illustrated and unusual stories of the lap dogs of the rich and famous New York ladies in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Rounding out the summer will be an introduction to gluten free summer cooking and barbecue on Thurs., Jul. 27 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nancy Kaufer will present, “Summertime and the Gluten Free Livin’ Is Easy.”
Advanced registration in person at the library or by phone is required. Patrons who sign up for any of these programs will be automatically enrolled in Adult Summer Reading, complete with a “Build A Better World” bingo board. This bingo board lists varied activities such as checking out the library’s trail maps and taking a hike, setting up an ebook Overdrive or Hoopla account, helping a person in need, or playing ping pong. The completed squares will be stamped and dated at the library. Those who fill out their first line across, down or diagonally will get to pick out a free summer paperback. The first eight people to fill in all five lines on the board will get a $10 Amazon gift card. Everyone who fills five lines will also be entered into the final drawing for a $100 gift certificate to Ye Olde Warwick Book Shoppe.
For more information call Jill Yannella at the Greenwood Lake Public Library at 477-8377, ext. 107.