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3040 Tim Dobbie Drive 905.634.3686 Monday to Thursday / 9am - 9pm Friday / 9am - 6pm Saturday / 9am - 5pm Sunday / Closed

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KILBRIDE BRANCH Kilbride Public School 905.335.4011

Monday, Wednesday / 6pm - 9pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday / Closed Saturday / 9am - noon Sunday / Closed

NEW APPLEBY BRANCH 676 Appleby Line 905.639.6373

Monday / Closed Monday (June 27-Sep 3) / 10am - 6pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday / 10am - 6pm Wednesday / 10am - 9pm Saturday / 9am - 5pm Saturday (June 27-Sep 3) / Closed Sunday / Closed

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Monday to Thursday / 9am - 9pm Friday / 9am - 6pm Saturday / 9am - 5pm Sunday / 1pm - 5pm Sunday (July 3-Oct 9) / Closed

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Monday to Thursday / 9am - 9pm Friday / 9am - 6pm Saturday / 9am - 5pm Sunday / Closed

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Library Information

Hours & Locations


Adult

Programs Arts & Culture

June/July/August2016

Writers’ Circle Thursdays: May 26, June 23 7-8.30pm @Brant Hills Share your writing with your peers and get feedback in a friendly and supportive group environment. No sign-up required. That’s Entertainment Thu June 2 7-9pm @Central Guest speaker Bryan Wylie explores how vaudeville, the Ziegfeld Follies, radio and “the golden age of movies” diverted the nation during the troublesome times of The Great Depression.

Games & Social Seniors Social Brant Hills Thu June 16 10am-noon Kilbride Mon June 6 6.30-8.30pm Wed June 8 6.30-8.30pm New Appleby Tue June 14 10am-noon We celebrate Seniors Month with refreshments— join us! Knit ’n’ Natter Social Saturdays: June 11 to August 27 (except July 2 & 30) 10-11.30am @Central Bring your knitting or crochet project and come for a morning of crafting and companionship. All ages and skill levels. Drop in. World-Wide Knit in Public Day Sat June 18 10am-2pm @Central Grab your yarn, needles, and hooks—and join us for Burlington’s biggest knit/crochet-in. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy crafting in the park. Drop in. Rain plan: 2nd floor Central

Most adult programs are FREE unless noted. Sign up is required; call the host location or Central Library at 905.639.3611 ext 1321.

General Interest Bike Infrastructure Around the World Wed June 1 7-9pm @Central Hear about cities from around the world with progressive and exciting cycling infrastructure projects. Which pro-cycling designs might work in Burlington? Let’s talk about it. Hosted by the Burlington Cycling Committee. Bike Safety Sat June 4 10-11am @Central A great review and refresher for all cyclists, novice to advanced. Families welcome. Hosted by the Burlington Cycling Committee. Protect Yourself from Frauds & Scams Mon June 6 1-2.30pm @Central Halton police officer Nadine Clarke shares tips on how to protect yourself from common frauds and scams. In partnership with the Burlington Age-Friendly Seniors Council. To register: call 905.632.1975 or online at bit.ly/bpl-fraudprotect The Solo Pacific Row with John Beeden Mon June 13 7-9pm @Central In December 2015, local resident John Beeden became the first person to row unassisted across the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco to Queensland—a non-stop, land-to-land 209-day adventure. Help for Seniors Seminar Mon June 13 7-8.30pm @Central Learn about community services to help you stay independent at home, the costs (and what’s free), nonprofit housing, retirement homes and Long-Term Care. The Young Families Dilemma Tue June 14 7-9pm @Alton Lance Wiebe, Desjardin Financial Security, shows you how to manage household expenses, pay the mortgage, save for RESPs, RRSPs, TFSAs, and more.

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Adult Programs

Most adult programs are FREE unless noted. Sign up is required; call the host location or Central Library at 905.639.3611 ext 1321.

Do It Yourself

Register in person for programs with fees.

June/July/August2016

Intro to Serger Workshop Tues: June 14, 21, 28 6-8.30pm @Central Do you sew and are now looking to learn how to use a serger? You’ll wonder how you ever sewed without one! 3-week class. $50/person. Laser Cutting Open Studio Wed: May 18, June 1, June 22, July 6, July 20, Aug 3, Aug 17 6-8.30pm @Central Laser Cutting I & II must be completed prior to attending Open Studio. Laser Cutting I Wed June 8 6.30-8pm @Central Learn about the equipment, materials, and the basics of cutting or engraving your work. $20/person. Laser Cutting II Wed June 15 6.30-8pm @Central Building on Laser Cutting I, learn how to import files into our software to prepare them for cutting and printing. $20/person.

Food & Health Maximize Your Health Thursdays: May 26 to June 30 9.30am-noon @Central Learn strategies to live well with chronic health conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, etc. Six-week program. Register online at bit.ly/bpl-maxhealth. In partnership with Mississauga Halton Self- Management Program. Craft Beer Talk Mon June 20 7-9pm @Central Peter Kline, Bacchus Sommelier Services, talks about craft beer-making around the province. Sample 10 Ontario beers to quaff this summer. $20/person, includes beer sampling. Register in person. Ages 19+. Introduction to Heartfulness Meditation Saturdays: July 9 and August 20 2-3pm @Brant Hills Learn to meditate with the help of yogic transmission. No sign up required.

New to Canada Settlement Worker at the Library If you are new to Canada and need help getting settled, talk to a visiting Settlement Worker. Free. Call 905.464.3222 to register. Offered by HMC Connections @Alton Wednesdays: June 1, 15, 29, July 13, 27, Aug 10, 24 1-4.30pm

Makers and guilds—

@Central, Ron Ness Training Room Fridays: June 3 to August 26 9.30am-4.30pm

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The Canadian Citizenship Test: Get Ready Fridays: June 24, July 29, Aug 26 10am-1pm @Central Learn how to apply for citizenship and practice taking the test during this one-day workshop. Call 905.464.3222 to register.

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Tech Help Senior/Teen Tech Meet-Up Sat June 4 10am–noon @Alton Seniors! Bring your own smartphone, tablet, or laptop and learn how to use it with help from a teen volunteer. Call branch to register.


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Adult Programs

Most adult programs are FREE unless noted. Sign up is required; call the host location or Central Library at 905.639.3611 ext 1321.

Movies

Movies are shown in Centennial Hall, Central. Doors open 30 minutes before show time.

June/July/August2016

Brooklyn Wed June 8 7-9pm @Central An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a new romance. When her past catches up with her she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. $8/person or $25 for a 4-film Screeners pass. This Changes Everything Thu June 9 7-9pm @Central Inspired by Naomi Klein’s bestseller and filmed over 211 days in nine countries on five continents over four years, this epic film attempts to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. $5/person. Eco Film Fest presented by BurlingtonGreen.

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Explore another side of life during our annual FREE summer documentary film series. Reel Injun Tue June 21 2-4pm & 7-9pm @Central Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond takes an entertaining and insightful look at the portrayal of North American Indigenous people throughout a century of cinema. Featuring hundreds of clips from old classics as well as recent releases, the film traces the evolution of the “Hollywood Indian.” (National Film Board) Being Canadian Tue July 5 2-4pm & 7-9pm @Central A chronicle of the real-life quest of Robert Cohen, a proud Canadian who now lives in L.A. as a TV comedy writer, as he drives across Canada from East to West, to confirm the country he’s been fighting for is still what he remembers. (Criterion) Mavis! Tue July 19 2-4pm & 7-9pm @Central Mavis! is the first feature documentary on gospel/soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples and her family group, The Staple Singers. Since the 1960s, Mavis has stayed true to her roots, kept her family close, and inspired millions along the way. (www.mavisfilm.com)

Hurt: The Steve Fonyo Story Tue August 2 2-4pm & 7-9pm @Central A profile of one-time Canadian national hero Steve Fonyo, who after completing his one-legged run across Canada in 1985, spent the next 30 years engaged in petty theft, larceny, and drug addiction. Spend a year in the world of this one-time hero and see how the run has nothing—and everything—to do with his life. (stevefonyo.com) Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles Tue August 16 2-4pm & 7-9pm @Central A look at the remarkable genius of Orson Welles: the enigma of his career as a Hollywood star, director, and a crucially important independent filmmaker. Magician features scenes from almost every existing Welles film, including rarely-seen clips from his final unfinished works. (Criterion) He Named Me Malala Tue August 30 2-4pm & 7-9pm @Central An intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and is now a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund. (Criterion)


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Teen

Programs

Take Flight & Write

Exam Cram! June/July/August2016

Teen writing contest June 1 to July 31

Study Hall June 18 to 28 @All locations Stress Busters June 18 to 28 @Central Stress-busting crafts and activities. Puppy Rooms Tue June 21 6.30-7.30pm Thu June 23 7-8pm Wed June 22 7-8pm Mon June 20 6.30-7.30pm

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Aldershot

905.333.9995 Mehndi Mania Thu July 28 3-4pm Discover the ancient art of mehndi and decorate your skin for summer.

Alton

905.634.3686 Hour of Code Wed July 27 4-5pm Learn to create a code for a game. Please bring your own headphones. Trivia Battle of the Fandoms Mon August 22 2-3pm Potterheads, Sherlockians, Whovians and Heroes—test your fandom knowledge during our trivia game.

Brant Hills

905.335.2209 Teen Yoga Wed August 3 3-3.45pm Chill with some new moves that stretch your imagination. Please bring your own yoga mat or towel.

New Appleby

Teen programs are for youth in grades 7 to 12. Registration is required unless noted. Call branch to register. All programs are FREE

905.639.6373 DIY Animal Pillow Wed August 10 10am-noon Create an adorable animal pillow for your room.

Read for the Win

Summer reading contest for Teens & Tweens July 2 to August 27

Visit www.bpl.on.ca for more contest and prize information!

Central

905.639.3611 ext 1321 Learn to Use Our Laser Cutter Sat July 9 10am-3pm Come and find out how to cut your designs into leather, acrylic, cardboard, cardstock and more. BYO lunch. Managing Yourself for Professional Life Saturdays: August 13 to 27 11am-noon Learn how to create a professional yet personal brand for yourself, how to receive and apply feedback, and develop time management strategies in this 3 week course presented by lifestyle management consultant, Shannon Fraser. Sushi Making Workshop Mon August 15 1-3pm Make your own delicious sushi in this hands-on workshop. Presented in partnership with the Burlington Mundialization Committee.

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905.336.5583 Newcomer Lounge Sun June 5 2-4pm New to Burlington? Canada? Changing schools? Drop by the branch to connect and have fun with teens from across Burlington. No sign-up required. Anime Workshop Sat July 9 1-3pm Learn techniques to draw characters through print and digital media. Presented in partnership with the Burlington Mundialization Committee Arm Candy Wed August 10 3-4pm Upcycle scraps of fabric into cool and colorful bangles.


Tweens MCYU in the City @Central

In partnership with McMaster University, Children and Youth University. Call 905.639.3611 ext 1321 to register. Ages 9+

Write On! Short story writing contest for Tweens June 1 to July 31 Details and entry form at www.bpl.on.ca/write-on

Community Games Sat June 4 11am-noon Holland Room Work as a team to design your own community.

Hour of Code Tue July 19 2-3pm @Tansley Woods Learn coding basics using Star Wars or Minecraft activities. Please bring your own headphones. Ages 8-12.

Stress Olympics Sat June 18 11am-noon Builders Room Learn how to identify, understand, and build a toolbox for managing stress.

Candy Sushi Thu July 21 11am-noon @Alton Thu July 21 10-11am @Brant Hills Be a chef! Create colourful sushi out of candy.

Contagion Sat June 18 11am-noon Holland Room Explore how viruses successfully spread disease and design the ultimate zombie virus.

Wild About Robotics Mon July 25 2-4pm @Tansley Woods Build robotic creations with our Cubelets and make your own mechanical “jitterbug” to take home.

Sew a Plush Pillow Sat June 4 1-4.30pm @Central Learn how to sew by machine and by hand to create a soft pillow. Sew a Plush Monster Sat June 11 1-4.30pm @Central Create your own monster stuffie using a sewing machine and hand stitching. Father’s Day Origami Wed June 15 6-8pm @Tansley Woods Fold, crease, create! Make an origami card for Dad. Drop in anytime. Ages 8-12. Aldershot’s Amazing Race Tue July 12 3-4pm @Aldershot Love travel and adventure? Solve the puzzles, work as a team, and race to the finish to win! Mehndi Madness Wed July 13 2-4pm @Brant Hills Body art by YOU! Design your own henna tattoo and then make a permanent copy on leather. Gryffindor Scarf Bookmark Wed July 13 2-3pm @Central Learn to weave on a cardboard loom and make your own Harry Potter bookmark.

Code Wild Wed July 27 2-3.30pm @Central Learn the basics of computer coding including robot programming. Hemp Bracelets Wed July 27 2-4 pm @Brant Hills Design and create your own organic jewelry using hemp and the power of knots. Pop-Up Puppetry: Part 1 Tue August 9 6-8 pm @Brant Hills Learn how to make a pop-up puppet. Pop-Up Puppetry: Part 2 Wed August 10 2-4pm @Brant Hills Using the pop-up puppet you created in Part 1, rehearse a short play for kids with fellow puppeteers. Pop-Up Puppetry: Part 3 Fri August 12 10-11am @Brant Hills Perform your children’s Pop-Up puppet play. You must have attended Pop-Up Puppetry Part 1 and 2 to participate. DIY Sketchbooks Mon August 15 10am-noon @Alton Create a work of art for your works of art.

For more program information and events, visit www.bpl.on.ca

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You Are What You Eat? Sat June 4 11am-noon Builders Room Discover how food is broken down into nutrients that different parts of your body need to get your through your busy day.

Tween programs are for youth ages 10 to 13, unless noted. Registration is required for most programs. Call branch to register.


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Children’s Storytime

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Ready, Set, School @Central Mondays: June 6 to 27 & July 4 to August 15 (except Aug 1) 10-11am More than just a preschool storytime! The focus is on developing social and literacy skills that will help children transition into kindergarten. Ages 3-5 Preschool Storytime @Alton Wednesdays: July 13 to August 17 Register in person day of program

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Summer Family Storytime Drop in for stories, songs, and rhymes. Children under age 3 must bring an adult caregiver. No sign up required except at Alton. Aldershot

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Brant Hills

Tue: July 5 to Aug 23

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New Appleby

Fri: July 8 to Aug 26

10.30-11am

Tansley Woods Wed: July 6 to Aug 24

10-10.30am

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Ages 6-10 years

Read one-on-one to a St. John Ambulance therapy dog and trainer to boost reading confidence and enjoyment. Each session is 20 minutes. Limited space. Call your local branch to register. Brant Hills

Saturdays: June 4, 11, 18, 25 10am, 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am

New Appleby Tuesdays: May 31, June 7, 14, 21 4.30pm & 5pm


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All programs are FREE except where noted. For Ages 6 to 12. Unless stated, call branch to register.

Programs

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Go Wild

Summer Reading Club July 2 to August 27

Follow your reading passion this summer—and go WILD! Read WHAT you want... recipes, instructions, books, magazines, comics, graphic novels, maps Read WHEN you want... in the car, under the covers, outside, inside, upside down Read HOW you want... read with your eyes, your ears, your fingers

Pick up your Summer Reading Club Tracker in early June and register at your local branch to participate. Reading and reporting starts after Canada Day and ends September 3. We welcome and encourage all children to join. Please call Heather at 905.639.3611 ext 1217 for information about alternate formats. How the program works Use the Tracker to log your daily reading. Read 5 times during the week for at least 15 minutes, and then take your tracker to the library and show it to a staff member to win a PRIZE. When you have completed at least 6 weeks of reading (450 minutes over 30 days) you have met the summer reading goal—yay! Parents are important Children that keep reading every day throughout summer vacation maintain or improve their reading skills—giving them a great start to the new school year. Our reading program gives kids a chance to read what they want online or in print, at their own level, and have fun at the same time – but – sometimes keeping up interest in reading can be a challenge for kids between visits to the library. As a Reading Club Champion, you play a vital role in keeping your child reading all summer long. Set a reading goal with your child this summer and encourage him or her to keep reading, even after the goal is reached. To keep interest high and ongoing, switch it up—read aloud to your child or read together as a family, along with encouraging independent reading. Any form of daily reading is a habit we can make together.

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Ages 6-10 years

Summer Reading Club Celebration

Fri August 19 1-3 pm @Tansley Woods Family fun for all Summer Reading Club participants at BPL! In the field outside the library enjoy games, activities, and a scavenger hunt while supplies last. Held indoors if raining. Drop in during the listed time. All ages of welcome.

For more program information and events, visit www.bpl.on.ca


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Children’s Programs

Alton

Aldershot

Library LEGO Sat: July 2 to August 20 2-3pm No sign up required. All ages welcome to drop in. Wigs Gone Wild Mon July 4 10-11am Drop in and create a wacky wig with our craft supplies. No sign up required. All ages welcome.

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Bee Wild Thu July 7 2-3pm Learn about native bees by crafting one and buzzing it around the library.

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Wild About Puppets Fri July 8 3-4pm Create a WILD animal marionette and make it dance!

Go Wild with String Art Wed July 20 3-4pm Create a one-of-a-kind piece of art using string as your pencil. Choose from our templates or create your own. Wild About Olympic Games Tue August 2 3-4pm Take part in our version of the Olympic Games. Go Wild with Science Wed August 10 3-4pm Have a blast! Join us for some hands-on experiments and learn some fun science facts.

Wild Balloon Animals Mon July 11 2-3pm Create unique balloon animals using your imagination or our instructions. Xbox Fun Tue: July 12, Aug 9 2-3pm Thu: July 14, Aug 11 6-8pm Get active together as a family—just drop in! Classic Bingo Mon: July 18, Aug 15 Tue: July 5, Aug 2

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Animal Crafternoon Tue: July 19, Aug 2 Fri: July 22, Aug 12

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Brant Hills

Go Wild with Science Mon July 25 2-3pm Have a blast! Join us for some hands-on experiments and learn some fun science facts.

Wild Balloon Animals Thu July 7 10-11am Make unique balloon animals using your imagination or our instructions.

Wild About Olympic Games Thu August 4 10.30-11.30am Take part in our version of the Olympic Games.

Go Wild with Science Wed July 13 10-11am Have a blast! Join us for some hands-on experiments and learn some fun science facts.

Cubelets Mon August 8 2-3pm Build the cubelets to make them move, light up, and make sounds. Ages 4-8

Cubelets Thu July 14 10-11am Have fun learning all about electronics. Ages 5-8

Puppet Show Thu August 11 11-11.30am Our teen puppeteers bring a favourite story to life. Register in person day of program. All ages welcome.

Go Wild with String Art Thu August 4 10-11am Create a one-of-a-kind piece of art using string as your pencil. Choose from our templates or make your own.

Go Wild with String Art Tue August 16 2-3pm Create a one-of-a-kind piece of art using string as your pencil. Choose from our templates or make your own.

Wild About Olympic Games Thu August 11 10-11am Take part in our version of the Olympic Games.

Wild About Yarn Thu August 18 2-3pm Use yarn and sticks to create beautiful art! No sign up required.

Puppet Show Fri August 12 11am-noon Our teen puppeteers bring a favourite story to life. Register in person day of program. All ages welcome.


• No sign-up required but space is limited Bee Wild Tue July 5 2-3pm Learn about the importance of bees through activities, games, and a craft. Green Screen Photo Shoot Wed July 6 11am-1pm Go wild with the Green Screen! Use our props or bring your own. Drop in. Families welcome.

Wild Constructs Fri: July 8 to 29 & August 12 to 26 10am-noon Build, create and display! We build something different each week—LEGO , Make-dos, and more. Children 4 and under must bring an adult. Drop in anytime. Wild Optical Illusions Tue July 12 2-3pm You won’t believe your eyes! Wild About Airplane Science Tue July 19 2-3pm Watch them soar! Make paper airplanes and test the principles of flight. Wild About Tangled Art Tue July 26 2-3pm Join us for a relaxing afternoon of Zentangle®-inspired drawing. Create artistic designs while feeling zen. Go Wild with String Art Tue August 2 2-3pm Create a one-of-a-kind piece of art using string as your pencil. Choose from our templates or create your own. Wild About Olympic Games Fri August 5 10am-2pm Take part in our version of the Olympic Games. Drop in. Wild About Puppets Tue August 9 2-3pm Puppet Show Thu August 11 2.30-3pm Our teen puppeteers bring a favourite story to life in a puppet show. All ages welcome. DIY Scribbling Machines Tue August 16 2-3pm Make your own scribbling machines with motors and markers and watch it create wild art. Ages 8+ DIY Papercraft Tue August 23 2-3pm Start with the basics and move up to Cubecraft figures and Pepakura level pieces. Ages 9+

Tansley Woods DIY Father’s Day Cards Tue June 14 10am-noon Make a fun card for Dad. Drop in anytime with an adult. Ages 3+ LEGO & Board Games Mon: July 4 to August 22 10am-noon Children 4 and under must bring an adult. No sign up. Go Wild with String Art Tue July 12 2-3pm Create a one-of-a-kind piece of art using string as your pencil. Wild About Space Tue July 26 2-3pm Make your own mini rocket ship to send into space. Wild Water Creatures Tue August 2 10-11am Make a jellyfish in a bottle, light it up, and watch it swim. Ages 6-10 Wild About Puppets Thu August 4 2-3pm Go Wild with Science Tue August 16 10-11am Hands-on science experiments. Wild Balloon Animals Thu August 25 2-3pm

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Game Mania Tue: July 5, 19, Aug 2, 16 11am-3pm Play a variety of board games. Drop In. All ages. Library LEGO Tue: July 12, 26, Aug 9 11am-3pm Drop in fun for all ages. Wild About Puppets Wed July 13 10.30-11.30am Create a WILD animal marionette and make it dance! Summer Camp Sampler Wed July 20 10.30am-noon Fast-paced games, campfire songs, crafts and S’mores! Call branch to register. Ages 6-10. Green Screen Photo Shoot Wed August 17 noon-3pm Go wild with the Green Screen! Use our props or bring your own. Drop in during the listed time.

June/July/August2016

Wild Mornings Thu: July 7 to 28 & August 4 to 18 10am-noon Dress for mess! Explore simple science concepts and creative techniques. Drop in. Age 1+ with an adult caregiver.

All programs are FREE except where noted. For Ages 6 to 12. Unless stated, call branch to register.

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