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From Fabric to 3D Fabrication: Maker Week 2015
Join us August 24 -29 for the first annual Maker Week, a community-wide celebration of traditional and new technologies! Featuring demonstrations, hands-on activities, presentations by industry insiders, a community art project, and much more, Maker Week brings the maker revolution to you.

For a full schedule of events, including a day of contests, community art, and demonstrations at Sidney Friedman Park on the 29th, read more at our website.

Save the Date: “Meet the Sportwriters”
In celebration of our building’s 10th anniversary, Schlow is teaming up with Town&Gown magazine to host a “Meet the Sportswriters” fundraiser on Friday, October 2, 7:00-9:00 pm. Nationally-recognized sportswriters and authors Harvey Araton (NY Times), Nancy Armour (USA Today), Filip Bondy (NY Daily News), David Pencek (Town&Gown), and Michael Weinreb (Rolling Stone) will be on hand to talk about sportswriting in the 21st century and sign copies of their books.

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Start an Adventure: Library Card Sign-up Month Coming Soon
“A library card is the start of a lifelong adventure.”
~ Author Lilian Jackson Braun

Do you know someone who needs a library card? Point them in our direction! September is National Library Card Sign-up Month - the perfect time to bring in family and friends who don’t yet have this very important card in their wallet.

Schlow has recently improved our library card sign-ups by adding an online option (available at our website), and by providing easy-to-use iPads in our main lobby. Any resident of Centre County is eligible for a Schlow Library card, and there is no minimum age to sign up!

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Get updates on events at Schlow. Tell us what you’re reading. Give us feedback on our programs. Become part of a conversation about books, movies, and music. You can do it all on the social media platform of your choice–and help us learn more about patron interests and desires.

Schlow staff are on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Tumblr, and we’d love to hear from you—so like us today! Also, coming soon: Schlow’s own GoodReads account, with book reviews by your favorite librarians!

Upcoming Events: Enrichment for All Ages at Schlow!
Saturday Stories Alive: August 22 & 29, 11:00 am

Gadgets for Grownups: iPad Basics: September 19, 10:30 am (Call 235-7816 to register.)

Gadgets for Grownups: Irish Genealogy: September 26, 10:30 am (Call 235-7816 to register.)

Read to Your Child and Enter to Win a Storybook Quilt

In August, Schlow Library launched its 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Recently, the program had its first finisher, 20-month-old Mae Chazal! The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program encourages caregivers to read 1,000 books to their children before they begin kindergarten. An ambitious endeavor, to be sure - but one that is of critical importance. Studies show that reading to children helps build their vocabulary and promotes reading readiness, and helps prepare them for a lifetime of reading and learning.

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