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Beat the Heat!

Keep Your Cool During Extreme Hot Weather

Oppressive summer heat is more than uncomfortable. High temperatures and humidity can pose a health and safety threat.

Hot Weather Tips:

  • Drink lots of water and natural juices; avoid alcoholic beverages, coffee and sodas.
  • Avoid going outside in extreme heat.
  • If you don’t have air conditioning, keep shades drawn and blinds closed, but windows slightly open.Keep electric lights off or turned down.
  • Minimize use of your oven and stove.
  • Wear loose, light, cotton clothing.
  • Take cool baths and showers.
  • Don’t leave anyone (including pets) in a parked car, even for a few minutes.

Remember…

  • Check on relatives, neighbors and friends.

A Cooling Center is an air-conditioned facility where residents can go to find relief from extreme heat.

Upcoming Events
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  • Babe Didrikson Zaharias: The Greatest Female Athlete in History
    When: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 10:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Founders Room

    Golf. Basketball. Hurdles. Javelin. High Jump. Boxing. Baseball. Babe Didrikson Zaharias did them all. In this dynamic 45-minute one-woman show, Leslie Goddard portrays the legendary Babe. It is 1955, and Babe is reflecting on her life, remembering her rise form Olympic medalist to world-class golf champion. Babe was one of the only 126 women competing at the 1932 Olympic Games. IN 2016, more than 4,600 women will participate. The story of tough-minded, funny and fearless “Babe” is a great way to celebrate physical fitness, women athletes, and the 2016 Olympics.

    This event is free, registration is required. Limit of 50 participants.

  • Melikin Puppets
    When: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 2:00 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Both Meeting Rooms

    Children of All Ages:Must be registered for the Summer Reading Program and present a Ticket to Play

    The famous Melikin Puppets will perform their production of The Fabled Mr. Aesop. Through the use of life-sized hand and rod puppets, cartooned in style and presented on a Greek “arena” style stage, Mr. Aesop proves to be a very humorous host indeed. His fables, written over 2500 years ago, still echo the morals young people are taught today. Featured tales include: The Milkmaid and Her Pail, The Lion and the Mouse, The Sheppard Boy Who Cried Wolf, The Fox and the Grapes, The Country Mouse and the City Mouse, and The Tortoise and the Hare(Any child age 8 or under must have caregiver present)

    Ticket to Play: All Colors!

  • A Novel & Nachos
    When: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 7:00 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    Teens (7th-12th Grade) - Must be registered for the Summer Reading Program and present a PINK Ticket to Play

    Join us for this teen book discussion and a nacho bar! We’ll be discussing The Leveller by Julia Durango.Nixy Bauer, a sixteen-year-old self-made video-game bounty hunter, gets in over her head when she attempts to rescue a game developer's son from a virtual trap. Please stop by the Circulation Desk to checkout a copy of the book.

  • Gigantic Bowling
    When: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 11:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    3rd - 6th Grade:Must be registered for the Summer Reading Program and present a Ticket to Play

    This isn’t an ordinary game of bowling! Join us for some fun with a giant inflatable bowling set. How many three-foot-tall bowling pins can you knock over with a two-foot-ball?

    Ticket to Play: Orange

  • New Movie Wednesdays
    When: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 2:00 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Founders Room

    Come in and watch a newly released DVD movie on our projector system. Call the adult reference desk a day or two ahead to find out what we will be showing.

    Movies are free. You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Registration is not required. 

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