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Activities for Adults: Summer Reading Program for Adults

Stuck inside? Enjoy these resources for a rainy, or not so rainy day!

Summer Reading 2021 Hangout

Welcome to the Virtual Hangout of Our 2021 Summer Reading Program for Adults: "Tales and Tales"

Here you'll find a menagerie of fun activities to do on your own, or with your family, in front of a screen, and away from one!

Stop by each week as we update our on demand programs that you can do on your own time! From book-lists to board games, movies, and models, we have enough activities here to make your summer a fun, and memorable one!

Moffat Movie Mondays

Moffat Movie Monday Week 1:

A Street Cat Named Bob (2016)

 A Street Cat Named Bob (film) - Wikipedia
Based on the best-selling memoir by James Bowen, a feel-good story of an injured street cat, and how it helped its human companion overcome addiction, and homelessness. Starring Bob himself!

Watch the introduction on the library's YouTube channel here! Then head to moffatlibrary.kanopy.com to view the film on your own!

 

Want to read the book that inspired the film? Request it from the library here!

Moffat Movie Monday Week 2:

The Pollinators (2019)

 The Pollinators Poster
A cinematic journey around the United States following migratory beekeepers and their truckloads of honey bees as they pollinate the flowers that become the fruits, nuts and vegetables we all eat.

Head to moffatlibrary.kanopy.com to view the film on your own!

Moffat Movie Monday Week 3:

Zarafa (2012)

Cover image for Zarafa
Based on the the true story of the first giraffe to be seen in Europe since the 1400's.

"After escaping the clutches of a slave trader, a bold ten-year-old Sudanese boy befriends a young giraffe and a kind Bedouin, who takes them on a splendid journey via a hot-air balloon as far as the palace of King Charles X of France."

Watch the introduction on the library's YouTube channel here! Then head to moffatlibrary.kanopy.com to view the film on your own!

 

Want to learn the truth behind this remarkable story? Request Zarafa : a giraffe's true story, from deep in Africa to the heart of Paris by Michael Allin from the library here!

Moffat Movie Monday Week 4:

The Messenger

The Messenger feature documentary about SongbirdsTheMessengerDoc.com

"The Messenger is an artful investigation into the causes of songbird mass depletion and the people working to turn the tide. This visually thrilling film reveals how the issues facing birds also pose daunting implications for our planet". Head to moffatlibrary.kanopy.com to view the film on your own!

Moffat Movie Monday Week 5:

Storm Boy (2019)

Cover image for Storm boy

A 2019 film based on the 1964 book by Colin Thiele, one of Australia's most celebrated authors. A young boy comes of age in Australia's outback while rescuing, and befriending, three orphaned pelicans.

Watch the introduction on the library's YouTube channel here! Then head to moffatlibrary.kanopy.com to view the film on your own!

 

Moffat Movie Monday Week 6:

The Woman Who Loves Giraffes (2018)

This 2018 documentary profiles the life of researcher Anne Dagg, who became one of the first people to report and observe the behavior of Giraffes in 1956

Head to moffatlibrary.kanopy.com to view the film on your own!

Moffat Movie Monday Week 7:

Le Papillon (2002)

In this 2002 French film, Elsa, a young girl, befriends elderly widower Julien, an avid butterfly collector while her mother Isabelle remains absent from Elsa's life. However it isn't until  Elsa decides to accompany Julien on an expedition to find a rare butterfly he had promised to find for his son that the three main characters discover what they were lacking in each others lives. 

Watch the introduction on the library's YouTube channel here! Then head to moffatlibrary.kanopy.com to view the film on your own!

Moffat Movie Monday Week 8:

Kedi - Cats in the Ancient City (2016)

This 2016 documentary follows the lives of the many stray cats that call the ancient city of Istanbul home!

Head to moffatlibrary.kanopy.com to view the film on your own!

Screen Free Saturdays

This Saturday, grab your favorite colored pens, pencils, and/or crayons and spend some time bringing life to some animal-themed drawings! Stop by the library to pick up EXCLUSIVE Summer Reading Program coloring sheets, or check out these online resources to print out your own!

Check out a to-go bag, or bring binoculars, field guide, and a journal with you and see how many different types of birds you can identify! 

Provide a social space for butterflies and moths to congregate, and gain nutrients by making a butterfly puddler!

For this activity you will need:

Pie tins or shallow dishes
• Sponges or flat river rocks
• Water and sugar (9:1 water to sugar ratio) or fresh fruit in water
• String or twine
• Decorative beads

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Poke four evenly spaced holes around edge of the pie tin.
  2. Thread string through the holes, and add beads to the string for decoration.
  3. Tie all four strands together at the top, and add fruit or a sugar water mixture to attract butterflies

Check out a to-go bag, or bring a magnifying glass, net, field guide, and a journal with you to see how many species of bugs you can identify!

Check out a to-go bag, or bring a sketch pad, pencils, and your artistic talent to capture nature on paper!

Transform a rock from your yard into a work of art, perfect for indoors and out! Materials available at the library while supplies last!

Create a mini-terrarium you can take with you! Materials available at the library while supplies last!

Take & Make Tuesdays

Family Game Fridays