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Branching Out Highlights of News & Events for Jun. to Aug. 2017

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Summer Reading Program June 17 - August 12, 2017

Programs for kids

Summer Reading Program June 17 - August 12, 2017 Register at your local library or online at

Earn Points to Win Prizes

• Reading (1 point per minute read) • Attending library programs (15 points per program) • Visiting a different library (5 points per library)

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Share your • Exploring a library database or media using electronic resource photos on social rWorld (5 points per database) #DCLBuildaBette • Volunteering (10 points for each hour of volunteering in the community) *Registration is required.


Northgate Mall, on the plaza (1058 W. Club Blvd., Durham, NC 27701) Saturday, Jun. 17 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Celebrate the beginning of Summer Reading! Register for Summer Reading and enjoy music, movement and activities. It’s free to participate. All are welcome. Activities & Performers: Parade, 10 a.m., in front of Suite 836 Joshua Lozoff: Magician, 11 - 11:45 a.m. School of Rock, 1 - 1:45 p.m. Cirque de Vol - DJ Pittypat - Redd’s Photo Booth Paint Savvy: Face Painters, Airbrush and Caricatures - Crafts Bounce Houses – Dunk Tank – Balloon Lady – Little World Scrap Exchange – North Carolina Zoo – Seeds in Motion Durham Art Council – Piedmont Wildlife Center Books Among Friends Book Sale

*SUMMER READING FINALE The Museum of Life & Science (433 W Murray Ave, Durham, NC 27704) Saturday, Aug. 12 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

This is an “after hours” event just for Summer Reading participants. Enjoy performances by Chris & Neal: Rockstar Magic and Melody Wilkes: A Walk in the Woods and explore the Museum of Life & Science’s exhibits and attractions. Tickets are required. Tickets are free, but limited and will be available at Durham County Library locations.


When you sign up for Summer Reading, let us know which school you attend and help your school compete to win a classroom STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Kit! An elementary, middle and high school with the most improved participation compared with last summer will win!

*MIDPOINT SERVICE PROJECT - CREATE A LITTLE FREE LIBRARY FOR DURHAM SUMMER FINE South Regional Library (outdoors) READ DOWN Saturday, Jul. 15 10 a.m. - 12 noon

Bring your talent, ideas and creativity to help decorate Little Free Libraries. Little Free Libraries let people take, share and return books, all for free. If you would like one to be donated to your community, submit 1-3 paragraphs on the Summer Reading website by Aug. 12 explaining why. Describe how you would maintain it (refilling books, promoting and caring for it) and how this would connect people in your community to one another and to Durham County Library. To participate, register online at

Bring your reading materials and sign in with a librarian before you get started and each time you want to participate. Remove $1 of fines every 10 minutes you read!

Thank you to our Summer Reading community sponsors


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For a complete list of sponsors, visit

Featured Performers Allan Wolf

is a North Carolina author and performance poet. His poetry has appeared in publications from Lady Bug Magazine to the North Carolina Literary Review. His latest verse novel, The Watch that Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic, was awarded the prestigious Claudia Lewis Poetry Award for the best poetry book of the year by Bank Street College. Check out

Monday, Jun. 26 Bragtown, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jun. 27 Stanford L. Warren (registration required), 10:30 a.m. Southwest Regional, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jun. 28 South Regional, 10:30 a.m. East Regional, 4 p.m. Thursday, Jun. 29 North Regional, 10:30 a.m.

Hello Bubbles

are bubble professionals! Experience bubbles in this performance designed just for children! Check out

Monday, Jul. 17 Tuesday, Jul. 18 Wednesday, Jul. 19

Stanford L. Warren (registration required), 10:30 a.m. Bragtown, 2:30 p.m. North Regional, 10:30 a.m. South Regional, 2:30 p.m. East Regional, 10:30 a.m. Southwest Regional, 2:30 p.m.

Lee Bryan

is a two-time grant recipient from the prestigious Jim Henson Foundation for his solo productions of Pinocchio and Suitcase Circus. He has worked with the Muppets on the feature film, The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland. More recently, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honored him with an Emmy nomination for his work with Public Broadcasting on the award winning Spanish language series, SALSA! Check out

Tuesday, Aug. 1 Wednesday, Aug. 2 Thursday, Aug. 3 Friday, Aug. 4

Stanford L. Warren (registration required), 10:30 a.m. Bragtown, 3 p.m. East Regional, 10:30 a.m. South Regional, 2:30 p.m. North Regional, 3 p.m. Southwest Regional, 10:30 a.m.

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Bragtown Library Family Literacy Center 3200 Dearborn Dr., 919-560-0210 Hours: Mon. - Fri. 2 - 6 p.m. (Mar.-Oct.) Mon.- Fri. 1 - 5 p.m. (Nov.-Feb.)

East Regional

211 Lick Creek Ln., 919-560-0203 Children’s Unit, 919-560-0214 Hours: Mon., Tue. and Thur. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Wed. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fri. and Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun. 2 - 6 p.m.

North Regional

221 Milton Rd., 919-560-0231 Children’s Unit, 919-560-0232 Hours: Mon., Tue. and Thur. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Wed. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fri. and Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun. 2 - 6 p.m.

South Regional

4505 S. Alston Ave., 919-560-7410 Children’s Unit, 919-560-7409 Hours: Mon., Tue. and Thur. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Wed. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fri. and Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun. 2 - 6 p.m.

Southwest Regional

3605 Shannon Rd., 919-560-8590 Children’s Unit, 919-560-8592 Hours: Mon., Tue. and Thur. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Wed. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fri. and Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun. 2 - 6 p.m.

Stanford L. Warren Branch

1201 Fayetteville St., 919-560-0270 Hours: Mon., Tue. and Thur. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Wed. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fri. and Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun. 2 - 6 p.m.

A menos que este marcado, todos los programas son gratuitos y en inglés. ¡Todos siempre son bienvenidos a asistir! Si un evento está marcado con una estrella *, significa que hace falta registrarse en el programa en o por teléfono. Si quiere hablar con alguien en español, comuníquese con Monica Belford, coordinadora de servicios para la comunidad hispana al 919-560-0157 o a través de nuestra página de Facebook en español @ BibliotecaCondadodeDurham.

coordinadora de servicios para la comunidad hispana Monica Belford 919-560-0157

Photography Photos taken by staff at Durham County Library's Storytelling Festival, Día and Books Among Friends' Grand Opening Book Sale.


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Bicycle Helmets and Safety Training Bring your bicycle to ride through fun safety courses. Kids and teens who need helmets will be fitted and supplied with a new, high quality cycling helmet. Questions? Call 919-560-0208.

Friday, Jun. 30 Southwest Regional, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Friday, Jul. 7 Bragtown, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Table of Contents: Children’s Programs Summer Reading Programs......................2-5 Directory/Locations.....................................4 Storytimes.............................................. 6-7 Bragtown.................................................. 8 East Regional............................................. 9

North Regional........................................ 10 South Regional......................................... 11 Southwest Regional.................................. 12 Stanford L. Warren.................................... 14

Holiday Closings

All Durham County Library locations will be closed: Summer Reading Kickoff: Saturday, Jun. 17 (Library opens at 2 p.m.) Independence Day: Tuesday, Jul. 4

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Durham County Library

Summer Reading Kickoff Northgate Mall

1058 W. Club Blvd. Durham, NC 27701

Saturday, June 17, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Parade Starts at 10 a.m.

Join us to celebrate the beginning of Summer Reading.

Joshua Lozoff l Cirque de Vol l DJ Pittypat l Redd’s Photo Booth Paint Savvy: Face Painters, Airbrush and Caricatures l Crafts Bounce Houses l Dunk Tank l Balloon Lady l School of Rock Scrap Exchange l North Carolina Zoo l Seeds in Motion Durham Arts Council l Piedmont Wildlife Center Books Among Friends Book Sale Have fun and share your summer reading photos on social media using #DCLBuildaBetterWorld. Free and open to the public.

For more information call 919-560-7410 or visit Summer 2017 Branching Out


storytime @ your library Storytimes are in order by age, then date.

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MAGICAL MONDAYS (Ages 2-5) Mondays, Jun. 5, 26; Jul. 3, 17, 24, 31; Aug. 7, 28 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Stop by for a morning of magical stories, and encourage your child to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.

BABY LAPSITTERS (6-23 Months) Wednesdays, Jun. 7 - Jul. 26 (Storytime Break in Aug.) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for finger plays, songs, rhymes and stories perfect for your baby.

WHAT’S IN YOUR GARDEN? (Ages 2-5) Mondays, Jun. 12; Jul. 10; Aug. 14 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Help tend the garden, and watch it grow. Plant flowers, pull weeds and more.

TODDLER RHYMETIME (Ages 1-3) Mondays, Jun. 5 - Jul. 31 (Storytime Break in Aug.) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for songs, rhymes, finger plays and lots of fun for toddlers.

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Tuesdays 10 - 10:20 a.m. Parents/caregivers and their babies can enjoy this lapsit storytime filled with finger plays and stories to strengthen early literacy skills. Come meet other new parents in the area while you spend time with your little one.

TODDLER TALES (Babies, Toddlers) Tuesdays 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Walkers to 3 year olds and their parents/ caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs and finger plays while spending time with other little ones. PRESCHOOL STORYTIME Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. This program features picture books, activities, songs and flannel board stories for preschool age children. Our program gives caregivers and children the opportunity to share, listen and enjoy stories together. FAMILY PLAY AND READ/ JUGAR Y LEER (Preschool) Saturdays, Jun. 10; Jul. 22; Aug. 12 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. This program, intended for ages 3 to 5, includes stories, music and crafts in both English and Spanish.

AUDIOBOOK STORYTIME (Preschool, Kindergarten) Thursday, Jun. 22 10:30 - 11 a.m. June is Audiobook Month! Let’s try an audiobook storytime.


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Nor th Reg ional BOOK BABIES (Babies, 2 Year Olds) Thursdays (except Jun. 8, 15) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Book Babies supports early literacy and language skills in infants and babies by encouraging singing, playing, talking and shared reading. Join us for fun, stories and snuggling. LISTEN & MOVE STORYTIME (Babies, 2 Year Olds, Preschool, Groups) Wednesdays (except Jun. 7, 14) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for a fun filled program with a whole lot of shaking and singing! We’ll share stories, create and learn dance moves to popular music from various cultures. We do ask that camps and daycares call in advance to let us know the number of children you will be bringing. FAMILY STORYTIME (All Ages, Babies, 2 Year Olds, Preschool) Tuesdays (except Jun. 6, 13) 10:30 - 11 a.m. There is something for everyone at Family Storytime. Babies, toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy this lively, interactive program full of music, movement, reading and more! *Registration is required.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME (Ages 3-5) Tuesdays, Jun. 6 - Jul. 25 (Closed Jul. 4; Storytime Break in Aug.) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for books, songs, activities and a craft perfect for your preschooler. FUN FOR ALL STORYTIME (Ages 0-5) Thursdays, Jun. 1- Jul. 27 (Storytime Break in Aug.) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for books, songs, finger plays and lots of music and movement. Groups, please call to register. KOREAN STORYTIME (All Ages) Saturdays, Jun. 3; Jul. 15 (Storytime Break in Aug.) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for a bilingual storytime featuring Korean and English stories, songs and games for children of all ages. FAMILY STORYTIME (All Ages) Saturdays, Jun. 10, 24; Jul. 8, 22, 29 (Storytime Break in Aug.) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for books, songs, music and fun, perfect for your young child.

NASHER MUSEUM STORYTIME (Preschool, All Ages) 2001 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27705 Thursdays, Jul. 13; Aug. 10 11 a.m. - 12 noon Join us for a new bilingual storytime at the Nasher Museum of Art, a discussion about the art on display and an arts activity! Entrance to the museum for the day will be free to everyone in the family who attends the storytime. A free parking pass will be available as well for those who would like to join us. Contact Claudia Aleman to pick up a parking pass at your most convenient library location, or ask for a parking pass at the museum’s front desk the day of the storytime. Stories will be in Spanish and English. Questions? Contact Claudia Aleman at or 919-560-0116.

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S o uthwe s t Reg ional BABY AND ME LAPSIT (Babies) Mondays, Jun. 5 - Jul. 31; Aug. 28 10:30 - 11 a.m.; 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Join Miss Margaret for songs, stories, rhymes and activities for you and your baby (up to 23 months). BABY AND ME LAPSIT (Babies) Tuesdays, Jun. 6 - Aug. 29 9:45 - 10:15 a.m.; 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join Miss Allie for songs, stories, rhymes and activities for you and your baby (up to 23 months).

SATURDAY FAMILY STORYTIMES (Ages 0-5) Saturdays, Jun. 10; Jul. 22; Aug. 5 10:30 - 11 a.m. Enjoy a Saturday family storytime. Programs include stories, finger plays and books! Best for ages 6 months to 5 years old. STORYTIME FOR TWO’S (2 Year Olds) Thursdays, Jun. 1, 8, 29; Jul. 6-27; Aug. 3, 31 10:30 - 11 a.m. Stories, songs, rhymes just for two year olds with Miss Margaret. TERRIFIC TALES (Ages 3-6) Wednesdays, Jun. 7 - Aug. 30 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join Miss Ruth for some terrific tales, silly songs and family storytime fun!


CHINESE STORYTIME (Preschool) Saturdays, Jun. 10; Jul. 15 11:15 a.m. - 12 noon Join us for songs, stories and rhymes in Chinese. SUMMER PAJAMA STORYTIME (All Ages) Tuesdays, Jun. 6, 27; Jul. 11, 18; Aug. 1, 29 6:30 - 7 p.m. Cuddle up with Ms. Olivia for bedtime stories, songs and occasional nonsense on most Tuesday nights this summer. Pajamas and stuffed animals are encouraged. BILINGUAL FUN: SPANISH/ENGLISH STORYTIME (All Ages) Alternate Wednesdays, Jun. 28; Jul. 12, 26 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Hola amigos, join Ms. Patty in the Children’s Program Room for stories and songs in Spanish and English. Hope to see you there!

TIEMPO DE HISTORIA EN ESPAÑOL/ SPANISH STORYTIME (All Ages) Alternate Thursdays, Jun. 29; Jul. 13, 27 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. Hola Amigos, vengan a cantar canciones y escuchar historias en espanol. Espero verte pronto! Hi kids, join us for songs and stories all in Spanish. I hope to see you there!

*SINGIN’-N-SWINGIN’ STORIES (Babies, Toddlers, Preschool) Wednesdays (except Jun. 7, 14) 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Join in the fun with Ms. Jo! In music and movement, we sing, dance and have a blast reading fun interactive stories. Hope to see you there!

*NEIGHBORHOOD LULLABIES: PAJAMA TIME WITH MS. LAUREL (Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, Kindergarten) Mondays (Except Jul. 10, 17) 7 - 7:30 p.m. Cuddle up with a soft blanket and your favorite stuffed animal as Ms. Laurel shares whimsical stories and soothing bedtime songs. Pajamas encouraged, but not required!

*COMMUNITY STORYTIME (Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, Kindergarten) Thursdays (except Jun. 1, 8) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. It takes a village to raise a child, and Community Storytime supports that effort. Join us as some of our favorite community heroes share with us how you can help them make our community a better place. Each visit is sprinkled with your librarian’s choice of hilarious tales and fun activities. *Registration is required. Summer 2017 Branching Out


Programs for kids Don’t forget to check out featured performers and Summer Reading events listed on pages 2 through 5!


131 Commerce Street, Durham, NC 27701 Questions? Contact Karlene Fyffe Phillips at

READING TUTORING AND CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES (Elementary) Monday - Friday, 2 - 5 p.m. Need some extra help with your reading? We can help! Join us for activities, events, homework help and programs as well! LUNCHTIME ADVENTURES (Ages 1-18) Monday - Friday, Jun. 18 - Aug. 11, 12 noon - 1 p.m. Lunch for children ages 1 to 18 available. Lunchtime stories read by community members and the Library Youth Partners.


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Monday - Friday, Jun. 19 - 23 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. The summer writing project for 2017, led by Zelda Lockhart, will explore the importance of relationships. Use art materials and the written word to create a multi-media presentation, including a diorama and a panel discussion.

*ROBOTICS SERIES (Ages 10-13) Monday - Friday, Jun. 26 - 30 1 - 2:30 p.m. Have fun designing and building LEGO robots. *Registration is required.


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*THE READ-UP CLUB (Ages 7-10) Wednesdays, Jun. 28 - Jul. 26 2 - 3 p.m. Join this summer reading group to keep your skills honed and prevent summer reading lag. Have fun with character exploration, passage excerpts and, of course, books!

*SUMMER SPELLING BEE (Ages 7-10) Thursday, Jul. 13 4 - 5:30 p.m. Keep your brain sharp during the summer by testing your spelling skills. Call 919-560-0360 for information on how to access your word lists. Prizes will be awarded to the top spellers.

*KIDS CONSTRUCTION: FRUGAL BUILDING (Ages 7-13) Thursday, Jul. 6 3 - 5 p.m.

*EDIBLE STRUCTURES (All Ages) Wednesday, Aug. 9 3 - 5 p.m. Who says you can’t use pretzel sticks, gumdrops, marshmallows and toothpicks to build 2D and 3D geometric shapes?

Use recycled materials to build your own homemade tinker toys. Create buildings and cars, castles and skyscrapers, or make one large city.

BACK 2 SCHOOL BASH (All Ages) Friday, Aug. 18 3 - 5 p.m. Join us as we celebrate the end of summer break and prepare for the start of a new school year!

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Eas t Reg ional *BUILD A BETTER WORLD: HOMESCHOOL EDITION Alternate Thursdays, Jun. 1, 15, 29; Jul. 13, 27; Aug. 10, 24 10 - 11 a.m. Celebrate the summer with other homeschoolers! Each week, we will have games, crafts and activities to complement the summer reading program!

*BUILD A BETTER WORLD! (Preschool, Elementary) Mondays, Jun. 12, 26; Jul. 10, 24 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.

Jun. 12 - Discover: Dive Deep - Explore the Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven wonders of the natural world! Jun. 26 - Live: Marvelous Modes of Transportation - How do things move? Come enjoy activities based on motion! Jul. 10 - Sense: Sense-ational Family Party Come explore each the five senses in a variety of activities for the whole family! Jul. 24 - Transform: Construction Zone Transform ordinary objects into masterpieces! Come build something awesome!

*Registration is required.

*MONDAY MORNING LEGO LAB (Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten) Mondays, Jun. 19; Jul. 17; Aug. 21 10 - 10:45 a.m.

*NATIONAL ICE CREAM MONTH (All Ages) Friday, Jul. 21 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

We provide the LEGOs, you bring the creativity. Come build things and make new friends!

July is National Ice Cream Month. Celebrate by building your own ice cream sundae. Available while supplies last!

*MARSHMALLOW TOWER (Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary) Tuesday, Jun. 20 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. Are you creative? Do you think you can create a tower made out of toothpicks and marshmallows? Come try!

*FRIDAY MORNING JAM (Preschool, Kindergarten) Fridays, Jun. 23; Jul. 21; Aug. 11 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join Ms. Wanda for some Kids Bop music, and keep the beat with musical instruments. *BUILD A BETTER WORLD: RECYCLED CRAFTS (All Ages) Fridays, Jun. 23; Jul. 28; Aug. 25 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. Come create messy crafts using only recycled products! Don’t worry, the library will handle the clean up! All supplies provided.

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*NATIONAL COLORING BOOK DAY (Preschool) Wednesday, Aug. 2 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. *FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT (All Ages) Monday, Aug. 7 6:30 - 8:15 p.m. Come out and enjoy a movie at the library! Snacks provided!

*FAMILY VIDEO GAME NIGHT (All Ages) Monday, Aug. 21 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Come enjoy game night with the family! *BUILD AN ART BOT (Elementary, Tweens) Wednesday, Aug. 23 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Caregivers, parents, children and tweens, you’re invited to work together to build your own Art Bot.


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Nor th Reg ional *KIDS ART CLUB (Ages 6-12) Mondays, Jun. 19; Jul. 3, 17, 31; Aug. 28 3 - 4 p.m.  Bring your bright ideas and share your art with friends. A variety of art activities and art supplies provided. STEAM-GINEER’S BOOK & ACTIVITY CLUB (Ages 6-12) Mondays, Jun. 19; Jul. 17; Aug. 14 6 - 7 p.m. While school is out, let us build your child’s awareness of all the exciting aspects of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). Experience read aloud STEAM themed books, a team project and an opportunity to socialize with like-minded peers.

*BUILD YOUR OWN CRAFT (Ages 6-12) Tuesdays, Jun. 20, 27; Jul. 11, 18, 25; Aug. 1, 8 6 - 8 p.m. Crafts are based on the Summer Reading theme “Build a Better World.” Enjoy a different craft each session. *LEGO RACE CAR (Ages 6-12) Friday, Jun. 30 3 - 4 p.m. The LEGO Race Car activity is easy and entertaining. If you have your own LEGOs, bring them to create your unique LEGO Race Car! We’ll also have some available.


*Registration is required.

EATING WEEDS! (Ages 6-12) Saturday, Jul. 1 4 - 5 p.m. Foraging for food in the woods is a real thing. Explore this topic with a brief presentation followed by a trip into the woods to see what we can find. KNITTING FOR KIDS Saturdays, Jul. 8, 29 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mrs. Cecilia will teach kids how to knit and strengthen existing skills! Materials provided. *KIDS CONSTRUCTION! (Ages 6-12) Friday, Jul. 14 3 - 4 p.m. Think creatively, solve problems and express your ideas. Prepare for the challenge of construction!

*LANDMARK BUILDER! (Ages 6-12) Friday, Aug. 4 3 - 4 p.m. Create replicas of famous landmarks from around the world with only paper! *BACK 2 SCHOOL! (Grades K-5) Tuesday, Aug. 29 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Ready for school? Join in this interactive, back to school fun. Small giveaways will be available for children in grades K - 5.

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S o uth Reg ional FROM BOOKS TO THE BIG SCREEN (All Ages) Mondays, Jun. 5; Jul. 10 5 - 7 p.m. Many beloved books, new and old, are being transformed into movies. Join us for your favorite classic and popular children’s books on the big screen. BALLOON BATTLE! (Ages 6-12) Saturday, Jun. 10 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Get ready, get set and go! It’s water balloon battle day. Come out and customize your own battle paddle for a soaking good time!

FREEZEPOP FRIDAYS (All Ages) Fridays, Jun. 23 - Jul. 28 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Join us for outdoor fun including sidewalk art, splish and splash, games, finger painting, corn hole toss and more. And enjoy a refreshing freeze pop to help cool off! *Registration is required.

*SUMMER READING SERIES: (Grades K-5) Wednesdays, Jun. 21 - Aug. 9 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Separate registration required for each program. Jun. 21- Creative Hands: Come and build with self-hardening clay. Jun. 28 - Building Bridges: Learn about different types of bridges and then build your own. Jul. 5 - Reduce, Reuse & Recycle with the EPA: Learn how you can help protect the planet. Jul. 19 - Reuse: Explore unlikely ways to reuse things and transform them into fun creations. Jul. 12 - Camping Indoors: Join us for a day of camping indoors! We will sit around a campfire, read a cool story and build a bird feeder for our feathered friends! Jul. 26 - Animal Homes: Read stories, play a game and create an animal home of your own. Aug. 2 - Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party: Celebrate the new movie, test your trivia skills and build a better world by donating gently used clothing for a local school. Aug. 9 - Reading with Ronald McDonald: Come and enjoy magic, juggling and other fun with Ronald McDonald. Fun for all ages!

TAPE TOWN (Preschool, Elementary) Thursday, Jul. 6 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Help build a tape town! Join us as we use masking tape and other materials to create a tape town. Bring a toy car and drive it around the new town! CRAFTASTIC FRIDAY! (Ages 6-12) Friday, Jul. 21 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Join us for a variety of fun crafts. All you need to bring is your imagination and creativity. *BOIL, BAKE & SIZZLE (Ages 9-12) Thursday, Aug. 17 6:30 - 8 p.m. Are you an aspiring young chef who loves to hang out in the kitchen? It’s breakfast for dinner as kids learn the fine art of breakfast cooking.

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Programs for kids S o uthwe s t Reg ional LIVE & SING (Baby, Preschool, Kindergarten) Fridays, Jun. 2, 9, 30; Jul. 7, 14, 21, 28 10:30 - 11 a.m. Boost your fun on Fridays by singing, dancing, clapping, bouncing and more with Ms. Olivia. LEGO LAB (All Ages) Alternate Fridays, Jun. 2, 16, 30; Jul. 14, 28; Aug. 11, 25 4 - 5 p.m. Free play with LEGOs for all ages. We provide the LEGOs, you bring your imagination! *JUST CRAFTIN’ AROUND (Grades 3-6) Tuesdays, Jun. 6; Jul. 18 4 - 4:45 p.m. Come hang out with Miss Ruth and make cool craft projects. Play with fuse beads, melt crayons, make collages, paint and more. *PRESCHOOL SCIENCE (Ages 3-5) Designated Wednesdays 2:15 - 3 p.m. Each program includes stories and hands-on activities. *ELEMENTARY DEDUCTION (Ages 7-10) Wednesdays, Jun. 7; Jul. 5; Aug. 2 4 - 4:45 p.m. It’s time to experiment! Experiment, create and unearth cool things at this monthly science discovery program!

PLAY-DOH LAB (All Ages) Alternate Fridays, Jun. 9 - Aug. 18 4 - 4:45 p.m. Are you ready to squish, moosh and create with Play-Doh? We have the Play-Doh, you bring your imagination. Gluten-free supplies available upon request.

*HOGWARTS CLUB FOR WITCHCRAFT AND WIZARDRY (Ages 6-12) Saturdays, Jun. 10; Jul. 22; Aug. 19 4 - 4:45 p.m. Join the Hogwarts Club for a magical Harry Potter activity each month. Enthusiasm for Harry Potter is required, but extensive knowledge is not!

*PARACHUTE PLAYTIME (Ages 2-4) Tuesdays, Jun. 27; Jul. 11, 25 2:30 - 3 p.m. Join Miss Patty and Miss Ruth as we walk, sit, dance and play with a parachute. *LIVE ACTION BOARD GAMES (Ages 6-12) Wednesdays, Jun. 28; Jul. 12, 26 4 - 5 p.m. Join Ms. Patty and Ms. Allie for giant games at the library! Play life-size Candy Land June 28, life-size Guess Who? July 12 and lifesize Jenga on July 26. Separate registration required for each event. *BUILDING CHALLENGE (Ages 7-12) Thursday, Jul. 6, 20; Aug. 3 2:30 - 3:15 p.m. The challenge? Build a structure with only the materials provided! Experiment to create the strongest, tallest and most impressive feats of balance. Separate registration required for each event. *THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF WAFFLES (All Ages) Thursday, Aug. 24 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon Any day is a great day to celebrate National Waffle Day. Put on your apron and join us for making this not-just-for-breakfast food. We’ll start with a basic recipe and then choose from an assortment of ingredients to add to the waffle iron and sprinkle on top. Batter up! Gluten and dairy-free ingredients available upon request.

*Registration is required.


Summer 2017 Branching Out

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St anf or d L . War r en *XBOX MANIA! (Ages 6-12) Thursdays 3 - 4 p.m. Compete for the Xbox championship! Test your gaming skills against your friends, siblings, parents or maybe your favorite librarian! Bring it on! *STANFORD L. WARREN GARDEN CLUB (All Ages) Thursdays, Jun. 1; Jul. 6; Aug. 3 5 - 6 p.m. Learn through gardening and engage your natural curiosity. Each month presents a new and exciting project. *FRIDAY MATINEE AND CRAFT HOUR (All Ages) Fridays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Join us for a weekly movie and craft session designed for children ages 3 to 5. Each movie and craft is built around a theme. A bibliography of fun, similarly themed titles is available upon request.

*MINECRAFT MADNESS! (Ages 6-12) Fridays 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Are you up for a challenge? If so, join us in the world of Minecraft. Kids lead the program! Each week a new leader invites the participants into their simulated community and sets out to build a better world. From community centers to schools, Minecraft is set up for children to design and construct their ideal community. On your mark, get set, let’s build!


Summer 2017 Branching Out

*CAMPTIME MOVIE MANIA (All Ages) Mondays (except Jul. 10, 17) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Day camps, daycares and schools, looking for a cool quiet place to take a breather this summer? Join us for some of the latest big screen adventures, many depicting stories from our very own collection. All camps must pre-register as space is limited, call ahead of time for titles and movie ratings. *SEWING WITH THE QUEEN (All Ages) Wednesdays 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Join Queen Bethea, a neighborhood seamstress and a community hero, who uses her gift of sewing to educate kids about character building, patience, perseverance, innovation and attention to detail through the art of quilting! Her goal is to have each child complete one square in a community quilt that will be displayed at Stanford L. Warren Library. This is an eight-week series with limited spaces. Sign up today! *BOB THE BUILDER’S LEGO CHALLENGE! (All Ages) Wednesdays 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Build a LEGO world of your dream neighborhood—from community pools to seated basketball courts. If you can dream it, we challenge you to build it. This is an intergenerational program—moms, dads, siblings, neighbors, everyone is welcome (all adults must be accompanied by a child).

FOOD CHAIN CONNECTION (Ages 6-12) Friday, Jun. 23 3 - 4 p.m. Help balance the circle of life! Learn and play the food chain game with a fun, interactive activity between producers and consumers. Also learn how to take care of our water by keeping our watershed clean.

*WORLD HARMONY MUSICAL INSTRUMENT CRAFTS (Ages 6-12) Tuesdays, Jun. 27; Jul. 18, 25; Aug. 1 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. It’s craft time! Learn and create musical instruments from different cultures and move to the sounds that connect us all!

*FREE TUTORING: AMERICA READS (Grades K-6) Ongoing, Saturdays 11 - 6 p.m. Looking for free homework help? In a quiet environment, tutors will assist your child with reading comprehension, letter and sound recognition and mathematics. Each 30-minute session is provided by appointment only. Hours may vary based on availability. Please call Jovanna Foreman at 919-560-7335 for more information or to schedule an appointment. *HORIZON & INTERNET TRAINING (Ages 6-12) Ongoing Learn how to use the Internet and the Library Computer Catalog effectively. Sessions provided upon request to individuals or groups of five or fewer. Call Jovanna Foreman at 919-560-7335 for more information.

*LIBRARY ETIQUETTE AND TOUR SESSION (Ages 6-12) Ongoing This program is open to schools, daycares, homeschoolers and day camps. A tour of the library is provided followed by an information session explaining the expectations for children when visiting the library. Each session is scheduled upon request. Please call Jovanna Foreman at 919-560-7335 for more information.

*Registration is required.

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Branching Out - Children: Summer 2017  

Durham County Library's Children's Programming Guide

Branching Out - Children: Summer 2017  

Durham County Library's Children's Programming Guide