PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Programs for Everyone

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June - August 2015

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


Thursday, July 30, 2015

  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    Brentwood Branch Library
    10:30 am 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.
  • Fantastic Family Film Festival
    Library Center
    1:00 pm in the auditorium for all ages.
    Watch some of your favorites on the big screen while you take part in special activities. "Frozen" Sing-a-Long. Rated PG.
  • Now Serving Raspberry Pi
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    2:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Learn programming on Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room. Spend some time experimenting with one of the fastest-growing personal computing devices in the country. Yes, it's Pi, not pie, although there will be snacks.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Brentwood Branch Library
    3:30 pm 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 Playtime: PJ Edition!
    Brentwood Branch Library
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the meeting room for infants-age 6.
    Come play with us ... in your PJs! Learning begins at birth, and playing is how young children learn. Join us for a special pre-bedtime playdate filled with unstructured, developmentally appropriate activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers; where kids and parents can visit, play and socialize. You’ll find fun activities you can recreate at home and enjoy some of our special toys.

Friday, July 31, 2015

  • 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 Storytime
    Republic 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 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.
  • Fandom Jr.
    Library Center
    11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Drop in and enjoy games, stories and activities to celebrate the characters you love! "Princesses and Pirates." Are you a fan of princes and princesses or pirates? You can love both at our royal high seas party.
  • 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.
  • Fabulous Fridays
    Library Center
    4:00 pm in the story hour room for grades 4-8.
    Greg and Nikki from "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" and "Dork Diaries" know that middle school can be hard, but friends help make it fun! Get tips for surviving middle school, make locker decorations and meet other kids who are entering middle school.
  • Teen Friday Night: Happy Birthday Harry Potter!
    Library Station
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Frisco room for grades 6-12.
    Celebrate the birthday of one of our favorite characters -- Harry Potter. We'll make magic wands, chocolate frogs and enjoy butterbeer. Come dressed in your house colors!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

  • Llama, Llama is Growing Up!
    Library Center
    11:00 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Celebrate the 10th anniversary of "Llama, Llama Red Pajama" as we read "Llama, Llama Misses Mama" and other Llama, Llama books that help young children learn about emotions and new experiences.
  • Your Inner Warrior: Discover, Accept, Deploy
    Brentwood Branch Library
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the meeting room for adults.
    Miyoko Hikiji spent her military career in both the active duty Army and the Iowa National Guard. She was mobilized twice--once after Sept. 11 and again in 2003 for a year-long deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Now she is an author and a member of the National Women Veterans Speakers Bureau. In this presentation, Miyoko shares how to find your inner warrior, including how to be an active participant-observer of your life and tap into your personal resources to give you renewed purpose and passion for every day. Copies of Miyoko’s book, "All I Could Be: My Story as a Woman Warrior in Iraq," will be available for purchase and signing. Sponsored by The Library Foundation.
  • Upcycle to Make a Difference
    Park Central Branch Library
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for age 12 and older.
    Join our crafting series as we weave sleeping mats from plastic bags. All completed mats will be donated to local charity The Kitchen, Inc. Some bags will be provided, but feel free to bring clean plastic grocery bags to use.
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