Summer 2017

Summer is just about here and we’re so excited about our Build a Better World Summer Reading Program. Sign up for the reading program starting June 12 and check out our summer events below.  We hope to see you in the YA Room!


Thursday, June 29, 7 PMbuildbetter

Put your construction hat on and join us for our summer reading kick-off event.  Work in teams and compete to build the best structure out of recycled materials.  Prizes and refreshments will be given out.  Sign up June 12.

Introduction to Coding
Mondays @ 7pm
High school students will introduce students in grades 6-10 to the Java programming language. Students should bring a flash drive to store their files. The first session will be on Monday, July 10th. Sign up June 29.

Monday, August 21
Solar Eclipse Viewing
Join us to witness the sun disappear behind the moon, turning daylight into twilight. Refreshments will be served. Time to be determined.

Search the library for our YA summer mascots, Hard Hat Harry and Super Builder Sally. They will be hidden somewhere different each week. Fill out a raffle ticket telling us where you found them and be entered into a weekly drawing.


Builders Club
Mondays @ 1pm
Drop by to play with the construction set of the week: Legos, Knex or marble run.

Virtual Reality Experience
Tuesdays @ 2pm
Try out our Virtual Reality glasses and travel to space, visit dinosaurs, or ride a rollercoaster.

Video Game Afternoons
Wednesdays @ 1pm
Drop in and play your favorite games on the Xbox 360 or Wii U.

Drop in Crafts
Thursdays @ 11am
Drop by the YA Room and make a fun craft.

Book Café
Fridays @ 2pm
Discuss your favorite books and discover some new ones.

Registration for July programs begins Monday, June 26
Registration for August programs begins Monday, July 24

Thursday, July 6 @ 7pm
Pottery Workshop
Work on an Electric Wheel and learn how to “throw” air dry clay as you create a decorative bowl. $2 materials fee

Tuesday, July 11 @ 7pm
T-Shirt Design Workshop
Turn a plain t-shirt into something unique and fun. $2 materials fee.

Thursday, July 13 @ 7pm
Weaving with Natural Elements
Using yarn, shells, reeds, stalks and other exciting finds from nature, learn weaving and knotting techniques to create a beautiful nature-inspired art piece

Tuesday, July 18 @ 7pm
Marble Run Competition
Come build a marble run track that twists, turns, and spins marbles at incredible speeds!

Thursday, July 20 @ 7pm
Beach Hut Ginger Bread House
Create your own beach hut using gingerbread, royal icing and sugar glaze, fondant and candy. $2 Materials fee.

Tuesday, July 25 @ 7pm
Taco Earbud Holders
Make a super cute taco earbud holder to keep your headphones untangled.

Thursday, July 27 @ 7pm
Catapult Club
Build a catapult and storm the castle with marshmallows as ammunition. A fun program to learn about the psychics of parabolic ballistics.

Tuesday, August 1 @ 7pm
Book Charm Necklaces
Wear your favorite book around your neck. Make a cool necklace from your favorite book cover.

Thursday, August 3 @ 7pm
Adopt-Me Portraits
Paint a portrait of an adoptable shelter animal. Each picture will be donated to the local animal shelter, which will help to promote the animal’s adoption. $2 fee to be donated to shelter.

Tuesday, August 8 @ 7pm
Hand Painted Candle holders
Paint a glass votive to make a beautiful candle holder.

Thursday, August 10 @ 7pm
World Cake
Create the world on a cake using butter cream frosting, pastry bags and tips. $2 materials fee.

Tuesday, August 15 @ 7pm
Locker Accessories
Make homemade locker accessories to decorate your school locker.

Thursday, August 17 @ 7pm
Escape Room Challenge
Team up with your friends, share clues and use your logic to see if you can ESCAPE! This escape room challenge will be great fun for all


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