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July-December 2014


Several of our upcoming programs are listed below. View all programs by branch, audience, or subject by clicking the links at left.


Thursday, July 24, 2014

  • Animal Tales Presents Animal Science
    Offsite
    10:00 am Willard Recreation Center for grades K-5.
    So many different animal types! Explore the topic of animal classifications as you meet and learn about a member of each of these animal types: bird, reptile, amphibian, mammal, invertebrate and maybe even a fish! The audience will be asked to interact with the animals through "hands-on" volunteering, question & answer and crowd participation activities. All are guaranteed an up-close and personal experience.
  • Meditation at Midtown
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    12:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Take a break from the work day and join meditation instructor Holly Graves for this monthly meditation session, suitable for beginners and Zen masters alike.
  • Animal Tales Presents Animal Science
    Library Center
    1:00 pm in the auditorium for grades K-5.
    So many different animal types! Explore the topic of animal classifications as you meet and learn about a member of each of these animal types: bird, reptile, amphibian, mammal, invertebrate and maybe even a fish! The audience will be asked to interact with the animals through "hands-on" volunteering, question & answer and crowd participation activities. All are guaranteed an up-close and personal experience.
  • "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry"
    Book Discussion
    Library Station
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the Santa Fe room for adults.
    Visit with others about the current read. "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" by Rachel Joyce.
  • Animal Tales Presents Animal Science
    Library Center
    2:00 pm in the auditorium for grades K-5.
    So many different animal types! Explore the topic of animal classifications as you meet and learn about a member of each of these animal types: bird, reptile, amphibian, mammal, invertebrate and maybe even a fish! The audience will be asked to interact with the animals through "hands-on" volunteering, question & answer and crowd participation activities. All are guaranteed an up-close and personal experience.
  • Discovering Dermatoglyphics
    Brentwood Branch Library
    2:00 pm for grades 4-8.
    Arch, whorl, loop. Explore the science of fingerprint analysis, or dermatoglyphics. Learn how forensic specialists analyze and study fingerprints.
  • Carbonation Station
    Republic Branch Library
    3:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Soda, cola, coke, pop and fizzy water. Whatever you call it they all have one thing in common: carbonation! Learn about the science behind the soda as we perform experiments with it.
  • The Science of Beer and Home Brewing
    Brentwood Branch Library
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the meeting room for adults age 21 and older.
    The process of brewing grain and sugar into beer has been a labor of love for more than 7,000 years. Experienced home brewer and chemistry teacher Robert Powers walks us through the fascinating process of brewing your own beer from scratch. The Home Brewery will display home brewing equipment and ingredients, and answer all of your questions about this exciting hobby.

Friday, July 25, 2014

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    Library Station
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    Library Center
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Library Station
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Library Center
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Sci-Fi Party
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    3:30 pm to 5:30 pm for grades 7-12.
    Dress up in your favorite sci-fi ensemble and bring your party face! If you don't win the prize for best-dressed, you'll definitely enjoy the Space Age drinks, snacks and games, and a showing of "The Fifth Element," rated PG-13.
  • Oh My Gods!: Exploring Mythology
    Library Center
    4:00 pm in meeting room B for grades 6-12.
    Explore the mysteries of the stars and learn how different cultures created stories of brave gods and goddesses based on the night sky. We'll make constellations and visit the Star Lab to look at the stars and constellations. Materials will be provided. Registration starts July 1; call 882-0714.
  • Science Explorers: Flight School
    Library Center
    4:00 pm in the story hour room for grades K-5.
    Practice your paper airplane making-skills and test flight your creations. We'll also compare paper and wooden airplanes to see which ones fly straighter, higher and longer. Registration starts July 21; call 882-0714.
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