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.