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2017 Summer Reading at the JBPL
Read  below for a Schedule of Summer Reading Programs.


Summer Reading July 3rd - 8th
Tuesday, July 4th
Happy Independence Day!!!

Wednesday, July 5th
1 pm   Join Allyson Bizer Knox, Naturalist & Hoxie Center Director, for exploring our local eco-systems. Get up close to marine life with 'touch-tank', a 'make and take' activity and more.
This group is appropriate for kids 6 years and older
. Registration is required.

Thursday, July 6th
10:00 amDrop-in Family Stories & Play ~ This group is appropriate for families with children from birth to 5 years old and their parent or caregiver. No registration required.

1pm ~ Ri Computer Museum Coding with Minecraft. Learn how to summon lightning bolts with a bow and arrow or build giant rainbows in the Minecraft world with code! Spawn farm animals or monsters instantly and have fun "modding" your world! This workshop introduces coding concepts by showing students how to build or change (e.g. mod) the game using Javascript or Python programming language. This program is appropriate for kids 8-12 years old. Registration required!

7:00 pm  ~ Family Night in the Children's Garden
Bring a blanket and join us in the Children's Garden for a fun-filled night with the Toe Jam Puppet Band.

 
Summer Reading July 11th - 15th
Tuesday, July 11th
10:00 am ~ Join us in the Children's Garden to learn about the Companion Animal Program, and how they Build a Better World. Bring your favorite book to read with one of the dogs.

Wednesday, July 12th
1:00 pm ~ Lego Club ~ Come build with us! We supply the bricks, you supply the imagination. This program is appropriate for kids 5 years and older. Registration required!

Thursday, July 13th
10:00 am ~ Drop-in Family Stories & Play
This group is appropriate for families with children from birth to 5 years old and their parent or caregiver.

1:00 pm ~ Journal / Book Making ~ Using very basic materials kids will learn how to make their own journal/book. If time permits, there will be lots of art supplies available to embellish your creation. This program is for kids entering 5th grade and older.
Registration is required!

Family Night! ~ 6:30 pm
Bring a blanket and join us in the Children's Garden for a fun-filled night with Animal Adventures.

 
Summer Reading July 18th - 22nd

Tuesday, July 18th
10am
~Join members of the Recycling Committee in the Children's Garden and learn about how we can Build a Better world by recycling. No registration required.

Wednesday, July 19th
1pm
~ Freestyle Frisbee with Todd Brodeur. Learn basic tricks, catches and combinations. This active workshop is appropriate for kids 5 years and older. Registration required!

Thursday, July 20th

10:00 amDrop-in Family Stories & Play ~ This group is appropriate for families with children from birth to 5 years old and their parent or caregiver. No registration required.

1pm ~ Library Escape Room ~ Use your puzzle-solving skills and work with others to find clues in our Minecraft-themed library escape room. This program is for kids 5 years and older. Registration is required!

3pm ~ Library Escape Room ~
Use your puzzle-solving skills and work with others to find clues in our Minecraft-themed library escape room. This program is for kids 5 years and older. Registration is required!

7:00 pm  ~ Family Night in the Children's Garden ~ Bring a blanket and join us in the Children's Garden for a fun-filled night with Mad Science.

 
Summer Reading July 25th - 29th
Tuesday, July 25th
10am ~ Join us at the National Marine Life Center, 120 Main Street, Buzzards Bay, and learn about how they help to Build a Better World.

Wednesday, July 26th
1pm ~ Jungle Encounters ~ Wildcats and Conservation
~ Learn how small wild cats survive in the wild and the challenges they face.
This live animal show is appropriate for children 6 years and older. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Thursday, July 27th

10:00 am ~ Drop-in Family Stories & Play
This group is appropriate for families with children from birth to 5 years old and their parent or caregiver.

2pm ~ Tanglewood Marionettes Puppet Manipulation Workshop ~ This hands-on workshop is appropriate for kids 8 years and older.
Registration Required!

7:00 pm  ~ Family Night in the Children's Garden ~ Bring a blanket and join us in the Children's Garden for a fun-filled night with the Tanglewood Marionettes. They will perform Sleeping Beauty.

Saturday, July 29th
2pm ~ Star Wars Symposium ~
Join us for Star Wars history & trivia, show & tell, name that character, and much, much more. Please come in costume if you wish.


 
Summer Reading August 1st - 5th
Tuesday, August 1st
10am ~
Join us at the Cape Canal Visitor Center, 60 Moffitt Dr., Sandwich, to learn how the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is helping to Build a Better World.


Wednesday, August 2nd
1pm ~ Venomous Sea Creatures
~ Learn about some venomous marine animals and participate in making one of your own. This program is appropriate for kids 8 years and older. Registration Required!


Thursday, August 3rd
10:00 am ~ Drop-in Family Stories & Play

This group is appropriate for families with children from birth to 5 years old and their parent or caregiver.

1pm ~ Cupcake Wars ~ Get creative decorating cupcakes!! This program is appropriate for kids 5th grade & older. Registration Required!

7:00 pm
  ~ Family Night in the Children's Garden
Bring a blanket and join us in the Children's Garden for a fun-filled night with Mr. Vinny's Big Little Puppets.


 
Summer Reading August 8th - 12th
Tuesday, August 8th
10am ~
Join us in the Children's Garden to learn about Habitat for Humanity and how they help Build a Better World. We will 'build' bird houses too!

Wednesday, August 9th
10am - 3pm ~
Drop by the library and check out the Coastal Explorer. This unique 31 foot educational vehicle is equipped with hands-on marine science displays, activities, computer and aquariums.


Thursday, August 10th
10:00 am ~ Drop-in Family Stories & Play
This group is appropriate for families with children from birth to 5 years old and their parent or caregiver.

1pm ~ Library Escape Room ~ Use your puzzle-solving skills & work with others to find clues in our library escape room. This program is for kids 5th grade & older. Registration Required!

3pm ~ Library Escape Room
~ Use your puzzle-solving skills & work with others to find clues in our library escape room. This program is for kids 5th grade & older. Registration Required!


7:00 pm  ~ Family Night in the Children's Garden
Bring a blanket and join us in the Children's Garden for a fun-filled night with Rick Goldin.



 

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