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Summer youth program starts July 10 at Mathews Library

Mathews Memorial Library is set to launch its 17th summer youth program. Begun in 2002, the program is a combination of varied activities under a central theme. It offers four weeks of learning, fun and adventure at no cost to participants.

Opening day is set for Tuesday, July 10. A folk art piece created by Sherry Hodges—an interpretation of “Through the Looking Glass”—illustrates the theme for the month, as participants take a voyage of discovery like Alice’s magic journey, a release stated.

The “looking glass” will reveal a number of interesting places and people and provide a chance for young people to hear music, see art, and share in the fun and mystery of folklore from South America to Africa, through the countries of Europe and the vast lands of Asia.

For youths ages 6-14, each week begins with a “lemonade lecture,” on Tuesday. Thursdays are set aside for creative activities, and field trips take place on Discovery Days e...

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