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Coding Unplugged session at library on Wednesday

Ada Public Library is hosting "Coding Unplugged" on Wednesday, June 26 at 6 p.m.  Chloe Noel, technology assistant, will be leading the session for sixth through eighth graders, on how to write computer code without a computer. 

This is part of the summer reading program. Participants will receive a ticket towards prizes.

What's on at the library this week?

Ada Public Library has a week full of free and fun activities, as part of their summer reading program, "A Universe of Stories." 

The program runs through June to July 13, with events for all ages.

Here's what's on this week, June 24 through June 29:

Monday, June 24
11 a.m. - Elementary Art (for K-2nd grades)
1 p.m. - Tween Art (for 3rd-5th grades)
3 p.m. - Teen Art & Waffles (for 6th-12th grades)

“We're collecting school supplies”

All donations benefit Restore’s back to school bash

Ada Public Library is collecting school supplies and giving weekly prizes, as part of their summer program.

Here's how it works: bring in a new, packaged item from the Ada schools supply list (see below) and receive a ticket for the weekly prize drawing. These prize drawings will occur once a week, each Monday, for anyone who has donated school supplies.

“Hidden Figures” showing Saturday at library

Story of three African-American women who worked for NASA in the 1960s

Ada Public Library features a free showing of the movie “Hidden Figures,” at noon on Saturday, June 22. The movie is part of the library’s summer reading program activities.

About the movie
Hidden Figures is a 2016 film, loosely based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly, about three black female mathematicians who worked at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) during the Space Race. According to 20th Century Fox, "The visionary trio crossed all gender and racial line and inspired generations."

Bees have to move very fast to stay still

And Tom Kier will tell you all about bees on Saturday at the library

If you missed Tom Kier's presentation on beekeeping in April, you're in luck.

Tom gives a repeat performance at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 15, at the Ada Public Library, durings its summer reading program.

The Icon discovered that when Tom retired in 2016, he had a few things on his bucket list. The former associate dean of ONU’s College of Pharmacy wanted to  pursue an interest in beekeeping.

“Bees are fascinating creatures, said Kier, but then I’ve always been sort of a science geek.” 

Now starting his third summer tending honey bees, he will share his knowledge with aspiring beekeepers in a presentation at the library.

Drummunity returns to Ada Wednesday

Part of the library's summer reading program

By popular demand, Drummunity returns to Ada at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 12, at First United Methodist Church.

The return visit is part of this summer's Ada Public Library's reading program. Drummunity, based in Ann Arbor performed at last year's Harvest and Herb Festival. Lori Fithian is the director.