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Stacy DeLano

Make history with a summer in space!

Today in space history on June 11, 1948, monkey astronaut hero, Albert I, was launched into space on a V-2 rocket. His flight from New Mexico attained an altitude of 39 miles. Many monkeys, chimps, dogs and even a mouse paved the way for human flight in space. Here is to all of the animal heroes!

You can make space history by attending programs during our “Universe of Stories” summer reading program:

On Tuesday, June 18, 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., attend the “Reach for the Stars Magic Show.” Fan favorite Kevin Wade’s mission is clear – captivate attention, mystify through incredible magic, teach amazing fun facts about outer space, promote literacy and most of make sure kids and families have a SPACE-tacular time.

On Wednesday, June 19 at 2:30 p.m., students going into 6-12 grades will enjoy “Sci-Fi/Sci-Fact” and try some hands-on science fun with DIY lava lamps, slime, and more. Teens attending will also check out some old science fiction concepts and explore the media people thought would last forever by doing mixed media art with old tapes, CDs, and other material. 

“Summer Cinema” is on Thursday, June 20, at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. We’ll be showing the PG rated film “Boss Baby” and serving delicious bags of popcorn to our moviegoers.

Friday evening, June 21, at 6:30 p.m., Summer Fribrary features the movie “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” which is rated PG-13. With this longer film, Fribrary will conclude at about 9 p.m.

Just two more Namaste and Nosh programs left, so head over to the courtyard for Yoga at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 22. Afterward, visit our Biblio Bistro at the Farmer’s Market from 10 a.m. to noon for fresh food tastings. 

For more information about summer reading, visit our website at 

Stacy DeLano is an Adult Services Librarian for the Stillwater Public Library. For information, contact sdelano@stillwater. org at 405-372-3633, extension 8124, or visit