2013 Summer Library Program
Dig Into Reading at Your Library
Dig Into Reading at Your Library !
Fun for Everyone
Every year we have in-library contests, like "Find the Dinosaur!," Reader of the Week, Riddle of the Week, Mystery Animal of the Week and the annual guessing jar. Stop in to see if you can win a prize!
- Snakes Alive! , Tuesday, June 11, 2:00 PM Come and meet herpetologist, Tom Kessenich and his amazing animals. This program is a fun-filled, hands-on experience that you won't want to miss!. No registration required.
- Dig Into Marshmallows! Wednesday, June 19 2:00PM Build crazy creations using marshmallows and toothpicks, design marshmallow candy monsters, and make marshmallow poppers for shooting mini marshmallows. Plus don't forget to make your own yummy s'mores inspired sandwiches!
- Dig Into LEGOS! , Tuesday - Thursday, July 9-11, 2:00-4:00 PM Get ready to dig into piles and piles of LEGO blocks...three days in a row! Programs begin at 2PM. All ages are welcome. This is a drop-in program. No registration is required.
- Dig Into Ice Cream! Wednesday, July 24, 2:00PM Beat the heat of summer at this Make Your Own Sundae Bar! All ages are welcome...just make sure to bring your appetite. Register at the library or by calling 767-4905. Limited to 40 kids.
- Duke Otherwise, Friday, August 10, 2:30 PM Bring the whole family to Veteran's Park and listen to the clever and fun music of Duke Otherwise: a songwriter, guitarist, warbler, dancer, storyteller for children (and adults too!). His witty, zany songs will get your toes tapping and make you laugh out loud! No registration required.
Fun for Babies and Preschoolers
- Babytime! - Mondays, June 10, 17, 24 from 10:30 - 11AM This baby storytime is designed for children from birth to 18 months old and features songs, rhymes, lap bounces and stories. Older siblings are welcome to play in the library during Babytime.
- Preschool Story Times - Tuesdays, 10-10:30AM(toddlers) 10:30-11AM (4 and 5 yr/o) See the preschool story time schedule for themes.
- Dig Into a Movie! - Wednesdays, June 26, July 17, July 31- 7pm Join us for Wreck-It Ralph (Rated PG) and The Odd Life of Timothy Green (Rated PG) and Rise of the Guardians (Rated PG). Movies begin at 7pm. Feel free to bring your own snacks. We will provide chips and drinks. No registration required.
Fun for School-Age Kids
- Lunch Bunch - Mondays in July (July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29)12:00-1:00pm Bring a sack lunch and eat while you listen to two books from the Magic Tree House series:Dinosaurs Before Dark and Pirates Past Noon by Mary Pope Osbourne. We'll provide a yummy dessert and make fun crafts like Fossils, Sand Art, Pirate Hooks and Pirate Hats. Lunch Bunch meets five times. This program is great for kids entering 1st through 5th grades. Register for the series or individual days by June 30. Limit 15.
- Behind the Camera: the Craft of Animation, Thursdays, June 13, 20, 27, July 11: 10-12pm In four weekly workshops, learn about how to make short animated movies from your drawings, objects and clay sculptures. Your instructor, animator and illustrator, Matt Laznicka, will teach the basics of animation and you will create and edit a short animated film in small groups. There may even be a Film Festival at the end of the series of classes to show off your works to friends and families. Plan on attending all four workshops because each one builds upon the last. For ages 10 and up. Limit 20. Register by June 12.
Fun for Middle Schoolers and Teens
- Battle of the Books - Black Earth Library vs. Mazo Library- Friday, July 26, 2PM at Mazomanie PL Fifth through eighth grade readers can form teams of 2-4 members to represent Black Earth or Mazo libraries in the fifth annual Summer Battle of the Books. Register individually or as teams by July 1st to get your list of the eight books.
- Wii Fridays! - (June 14, June 21, June 28, July 5, July 12, July 19) - 1:00 PM Join us for Wii games like Wipeout and Mario Kart at the library all summer! No registration necessary.
- Beginning Creative Writing for Young Adults - Fridays June 15, July 27, August 24 - 12-3PM In this series of three workshops, teen participants will gain a greater sense of confidence as writers and even learn how to become published authors. Each workshop will focus on a different aspect of writing or publishing. The workshops will be taught by Paul Houseman who is a writer from Madison, Wisconsin. Paul says he's been published in McSweeney's Frontier Psychiatrist, the Smew, and other places you've probably never heard of. Participants should plan on attending all three classes and registration is required. A tentative author reading is in the planning stages for students at the Aldo Leopold Black Earth Campus with UW writing professors for critiques at the end of the summer.
- Crafty Tweens Wednesday, June 12, 11-12:30PM If you're between the ages of 9 and 12 and love making things, then Crafty Tweens is for you. Make tie die t-shirts, shrinky dinks, and much more! Limited to 15 kids. Sign up at the library.
Last updated April 9, 2014