Friends of the Library offers free summer programs |

Friends of the Library offers free summer programs

Following is a schedule Friends of the Library’s free summer programs at the South Lake Tahoe Library.

Fourteen musicians from Reno’s Tintabulations will play traditional folk, jazz and classic rock songs during a hand bell concert at 3 p.m. June 14.

Grammy nominee and author Linda Chorney will be featured in an evening of music, reading and storytelling for adults at 6 p.m. June 17.

Author, speaker and photographer Mark McLaughlin will give a multimedia presentation about his book “The Donner Party: Weathering the Storm” at 6 p.m. June 18. The book chronicles weather conditions and storm events in Northern California and the mountains during the winter of 1847. A book sale and signing will follow.

Roger Rosenberger will present wildflowers from around the world in “Wildflowers: Here and There” at 6 p.m. June 25.

Music on the Lawn presents Sean Cummings’ Scottish Highland bagpipe at 6 p.m. July 23. Attendees are welcome to bring a picnic.

Author Todd Borg will talk about his twelfth book in the Owen McKenna mystery series at 6:30 p.m. July 30. A book sale and signing will follow.

Crazy Club authors Christie Higman Rassuchine and Robyn Lindner will host a children’s reading session of “Larry’s Lucky Charm” at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 2. Participants are sought for the Tall Pines Talent Show; children are invited to wear participate in a costume contest and talent show. Snacks and prizes will be provided.

Author Arlene Morgan will talk about the writing process and her new novel “Roots of the Vines” at 6 p.m. Aug. 6. A questions-and-answer session and book-signing will follow. Books cost $15; 20 percent of the evening’s proceeds benefit Friends of the Library.

Author Mary Jo Sonntag will present “If You Live to Get There: Tracing Westward Expansion through 120 Years of Family Letters,” which tells the story of the Phillips family’s westward migration from Vermont to Northern California, at 6 p.m. Aug. 13.

Hundreds of new and used titles will be available at a book sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 16. Friends of the Library members will be admitted an hour early. The group accepts new members anytime, including on the morning of the sale. The Alan Miller Trio will perform in the afternoon on the lawn.

Erline Christopherson, the first woman to complete a lengthwise swim of Lake Tahoe, will talk about the record-setting day in 1962 with videos, photos and stories at 6 p.m. Aug. 20.

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