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Story Time

Posted by Ardyce on 17th February 2009

February 19, 2009
5:30 pmto6:15 pm

Story time this week will feature Pets.

Children will have a chance to draw their favorite pet to be entered into our contest to win a long-arm monkey or bobcat. Adults can try to match Pember people with their pets to win a copy of the book “Dewey” by Vicki Myron.

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Pember Presents: FUNance

Posted by Ardyce on 5th February 2009

February 26, 2009
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

Fun and Finance Collide at the Pember Library

The kids yell and point as Brad Zupp attempts to keep eight plates spinning on top of poles. Running from plate to plate, he illustrates, in a way kids can easily understand, the financial concept of needs versus wants. “Kids love learning about how to be smart with money,” Zupp says. A former clown with Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus and former financial planner, he devised a 45 minute program that teaches personal finance to students in grades K-6. “But it’s not a boring lecture,” he adds. “Every concept is explained and made entertaining with comedy, magic, lots of audience participation, and circus skills like plate spinning and juggling.” Since the kids are being entertained while learning, they are more likely to both grasp and retain the lessons, he says.

Brad Zupp will bring to life financial concepts like the importance of saving, budgeting, needs versus wants, living within your means and more during his performance of “FUNance For Kids – Where Fun and Finance Collide” at 6:30 PM Thursday, February 26 in the main  room of the Pember Library.

At age 17, Zupp was one of the youngest people ever to attend Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus Clown College. After graduating, he spent two years touring with The Greatest Show On Earth. Since then, he has performed for over twenty years, on cruise ships and theme parks around the world, as well as at hundreds of schools and libraries. He also worked for three years with A.G. Edwards and Sons as a financial planner, helping people plan and prepare for their retirement years. “I found that there was a real lack of knowledge about basic personal finance,” he says, even among retirees and pre-retirees. “I realized that my skills as a performer and a financial planner were pretty unique, and could be combined to help the next generation better prepare for their financial future.” Zupp left the comfort of the office for the challenge of entertaining kids while teaching them important – and abstract – financial concepts. “Standing in front of hundreds of kids with the responsibility to make sure they learn how to be smart with money, but without boring them, is a challenge I love.”

This performance is part of the Pember Library’s Pember Presents Program, which will bring a variety of local and regional guests to the Pember and provide educational and cultural programs for the residents of Granville and the surrounding area.

The February 26 performance by Brad Zupp is intended for children in kindergarten through sixth grades and their families, and is sponsored by the Pember Library and a grant from the Leo Cox Beach Foundation. If you or your children need special accommodations to attend the performance, please contact the library at 518 642-2525.

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Pember Presents

Posted by Ardyce on 23rd January 2009

February 5, 2009
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

The Pember Library, in cooperation with the US Census Bureau, is pleased to announce that a public information presentation on the 2010 US Census will be held Thursday evening, February 5, at 6:30 PM .

In addition to a general explanation of how the US Census is organized, information will be available on when and how to apply for census jobs. Various informational brochures will be available, as well as copies of a practice test for Census jobs. If you are interested in a Census job, or just curious about the upcoming Decennial National Census, please join us at the Pember on February 5th.

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Book Club

Posted by Ardyce on 16th January 2009

February 19, 2009
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

The book club decided to read any title by Robert Louis Stevenson. We have several on hand at the library or you may request one by inter library loan. Contact us at the library if you  need help with this.

The choices available at the Pember include:

My Shadow, a children’s book, an illustrated version of Stevenson’s popular poem in which a child tells about her relationship with her shadow
Treasure Island
The Master of Ballantrae : a Winter’s Tale
The Wrong Box
A Child’s Garden of Verses
Kidnapped :being memoirs of the adventures of David Balfour in the year 1751 … /written by himself and now set forth by Robert Louis Stevenson.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Also available through electronic resources (down-loadable audio books) are:

The Black Arrow
The Bottle Imp and Other Stories
The Body-snatchers
Treasure Island
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
The Amateur Emigrant

The new meeting time in the afternoon seems to be working out well. All readers are welcome at the book club meetings.

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