Summer Reading Sign-up
Children, teens, and adults
can still sign up for Summer Reading programs at the library.
Ask us about weekly prize drawings and more!
Teen summer reading party Thursday, July 28, 5 pm
Children's summer reading party Tuesday, July 26, 5 pm
Adult summer reading party Saturday, August 6, noon
Check out more great summer programs
and activities for all ages on our events calendar.
by Alicia Klepeis, Author of Francisco's Kites
Wednesday. June 29 |
1-2:30 pm | For ages 7-11
Join author Alicia Z. Klepeis at the library for a book
reading & discussion of her book
Francisco’s Kites. Children can enjoy a
kite-making craft and a snack.
Annual Book Sale |
Wednesday, July 13 - Saturday, July 16
Organized by the Friends of the Red Jacket Library, this
annual fundraiser helps us bring you fun programs and buy equipment
for the library. Come in and find some great bargains on used
paperbacks, hard covers, DVDs and more.
We are currently accepting donations of used books and
movies in good condition. Adult fiction, non-fiction,
paperbacks, and children’s books are needed. Drop off your
donations at the library or call us at 289-3559 and we'll
come pick them up!
Use Ancestry.com for
free at your
Ancestry® Library Edition is an important genealogical
collection with thousands of databases and billions of
indexed names. It includes census, vital, church, court, and
immigration records from the US and UK, as well as record
collections from Canada, Europe, Australia and other areas
of the world.
Ancestrylibrary.com is available
ONLY on-site at libraries. You can access it from our public
computers OR your own laptop, tablet or internet-enabled
mobile device when you're here.
Ancestry Library Edition content is
a little different than the consumer version of ancestry.com.
Click here for more information, tutorials, cheat
sheets, and other resources. Come check it out and start
Clubs and activities for adults and families
We host a variety of events including regular meetings
such as Sit 'n Knit and the Genealogy Club, special classes
such as one-on-one tech help for e-readers etc., and family
activities including Pajama Storytime for little ones and
See the events calendar for details
The Friends of the Red Jacket
Community Library raise funds for special activities and
equipment enjoyed by library patrons of all ages.
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picks: Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by
Recommended by Kathleen Honchen, Library Clerk
(Audio book version) If you like the
idea of learning something without feeling like you are back
in a boring classroom, Sarah Vowell is the author and
teacher for you. She delivers her considerable knowledge of
American history with her own unique brand of humor and
"...From the bestselling author
of Assassination Vacation and Unfamiliar
Fishes, a humorous and insightful account of the
Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette--the one
Frenchman we could all agree on--and an insightful
portrait of a nation's idealism and its reality."
- Goodreads book review
Sarah Jane Vowell is an American
author, journalist, humorist, and commentator. Often
referred to as a "social observer," Vowell has authored
several books and is a regular contributor to the radio
program This American Life on Public Radio International.
She was also the voice of Violet in
the animated film The Incredibles. Vowell reads
all of her audiobooks herself, which is a big factor in
making these audiobooks so enjoyable. This is her newest
book but I can recommend all her audiobooks.