Summer Reading Schedule

Our theme is Build a Better World!  

All kids 18 months to 13 are welcome to participate.  We'll learn about rockets, build birdhouses and a giant erector set, puppets, airplanes, and more!  And, of course, Read some great books!

Schedule of Events

July 1, 1- 2 p.m.  How to Write a Children's Book
--Sally Cragin will provide inspiration and ideas.  6 and up.
July 10--4 p.m.  Special Edition Maker Monday--make a pinhole projection box for the Solar Eclipse in August.  6 and up.
July 12--6:30-7:30 p.m.  Meet a Chicken!  Learn about the Youth LIbrary chicks!  All ages.
July 15--11-12.  Paper Airplane contest with Walter.  5 and up.
July 17--4-5 p.m.  Maker Space Special!  Make a puppet with a moving mouth--using fabric, clay, cardboard.  6 and up.
July 20- 5-5:50 and 6-6:50  p.m.--Museum of Science: Rockets There and Back Again!  Hands on workshop for ages 5 and up. REGISTRATION REQUIRED for either workshop.
July 24--2-4 p.m.  Big Box Day.  What can you make with a big box?  5 and up.
July 25--10:30 a.m.  Toto the Tornado Kitten.  Meet Toto and his owner Jon Hall and learn about Toto's incredible rescue.  All ages.
July 27--6-7 p.m.  Make a Nature Wind Chime with Pete Cormier.  Ages 10 and up; Registration Required.
July 31--4-5 p.m.  Maker Space Special--Printmaking!  Create a small print piece based on something you love.  8 and up.

August 1--6:30-7:30.  Creature Teachers.  Meet and learn about some exotic animals.  All Ages.
August 8, 9, & 10--6:30-7:30 p.m.  Improv Workshop with Sally Cragin of the Riverfront Children's Theater.  Performance on August 10 at 6:30.  REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
August 10--6-7 p.m.  Painting Workshop with Angelika.  Follow the steps to create a lovely starry night painting.  8 and up.  REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
August 12--11-12 p.m.  Build a Birdhouse.  8 and up.
August 14, 2-4 p.m.  Big Box Day.  What can you make from a big box?  6 and up.
August 16--1-2 p.m.  Make Miniature Polymer Clay Animals. Use colorful clay to create small animals. 8 and up.
August 17--6-7 p.m.  Minecraft Madness.  Includes a Building Block Madness Tournament, Zombie Chase and the Balloon Firework Rocket extravaganza
August 19--11-12 p.m.  Meet a NEADS dog in training.  All ages.
August 21--Solar Eclipse Party.  Time to be determined.
August 22--2-3 p.m.  Kosmic Kelly.  Learn about different sources of energy and how clean energy will save the earth.  5 and up.
August 22--6-7:30 p.m.  Rome wasn't Built in a Day.  Different activities to learn about ancient Rome.  6 and up.

August 24--4:30-6 p.m.  SUMMER WRAP UP PARTY!