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

Summer Reading Program June 17 - August 12, 2017

Teen Programs

Your Teen Librarians Bragtown DeLois Cue 919-560-0210 East Regional Archie Burke 919-560-0213 the MakerLab Faith Burns 919-560-0122 North Regional Desirée A. Peterson 919-560-0238

*GO FOR LAUNCH! (Grades 8-12) Southwest Regional Library Wednesday - Friday, Aug. 16 - 18 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Go For Launch! returns to Durham County Library. During this three-day program, teens work with and learn from an astronaut, a former NASA flight controller and other professionals in the space and technology industries. Through hands-on activities and presentations, students learn about human spaceflight and careers in the space industry. Students work in groups to develop the idea for a space experiment, which they will present to a panel of judges. A winner will be chosen, and that winner will compete with winning experiments from other Go For Launch! events to have their experiment launched to the International Space Station! For more information and to register, visit *TEEN LOCK-IN (Teens) East Regional Library Friday, Jul. 28 6 - 10 p.m. Join us for the fourth annual Teen Lock-In at East Regional Library. There will be aerial dancers, airbrush tattoos, pizza and games! Registration is required. Please contact your teen librarian for more information. Enjoy StoryUp Aerials at 6:30 p.m. for a how-to aerial dance performance and Paint Savvy from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. for airbrush and henna tattoos.

Photography Photos by Ken A. Huth | HuthPhoto at Go for Launch, Meet the Astronaut Don Thomas at Stanford L. Warren.


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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

South Regional Jessica Lundin 919-560-7468 Southwest Regional Caroline Peterson 919-560-8598 Stanford L. Warren Ericka Hill 919-560-7336

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

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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Shar • Exploring a library database or media using photos on social electronic resource rWorld #DCLBuildaBette (5 points per database) • 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 READ DOWN South Regional Library (outdoors) 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!

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Summer Reading 2017

Durham County Library

Summer Reading Finale The Museum of Life & Science 433 W Murray Ave, Durham, NC 27704

Saturday, August 12, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. This is an “after hours” event just for library summer reading participants. The event will host performers Chris & Neal: Rockstar Magic Melody Wilkes: A Walk in the Woods. Attendees will also get to explore and enjoy the Museum’s exhibits and attractions during their visit.

Have fun and share your Summer Reading photos on social media using #DCLBuildaBetterWorld.

Tickets will be required for entry. Tickets are free but limited. Tickets will be available at Durham County Library locations.


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

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Br ag tow n Li brar y WRITING PROJECT: THE RELATIONSHIP MUSEUM (Ages 9-13) Monday - Friday, Jun. 19 - 23 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. This year’s summer writing project with Zelda Lockhart will focus on using art and writing to create a multi-media art piece to document important relationships.

ROBOTICS SERIES (Ages 10-13) Monday - Friday, Jun. 26 - 30 1 - 2:30 p.m. Have fun designing and building LEGO robots. EDIBLE STRUCTURES (All Ages) Wednesday, Jul. 19 3 - 5 p.m. Use pretzel sticks, gumdrops, marshmallows and toothpicks to build 2D and 3D geometric shapes!

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!

*Registration is required.

Eas t Reg ional MAD SCIENCE: SPACE PHENOMENA (Teens) Monday, Jun. 5 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

BUILD IT WITH KEVA PLANKS AND QUBITS (Teens) Monday, Jul. 17 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Explore the phenomenal events that take place in the night sky, create your own impact craters and observe model meteors fall through a model atmosphere. Join Mad Science and experience space!

Use our KEVA maple planks or Qubits to build whatever you can imagine.

BUILD A BETTER WORLD: TEEN BOOK CLUB & PIZZA (Teens) Mondays, Jun. 12; Jul. 10; Aug. 14 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Join our teen book club to discuss books and build connections! Refreshments provided.

BUILD A BETTER CUPCAKE: DECORATING CHALLENGE! (Teens) Monday, Jun. 19 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Who is the most creative cupcake decorator? The library will supply the ingredients, you design (and taste) the cupcake!

BUILD YOUR OWN BOOKMARK (Teens) Tuesday - Friday, Jun. 27 - 30 All Week Build Your Own Bookmarks in the Teen Room! Supplies provided. MAKE A WORD CLOUD (Teens) Thursday, Jun. 29; Friday, Jun. 30 All Day Stop by the Teen Room to create your own word cloud by answering questions. Your responses compose the cloud! CREATE YOUR LOGO! (Teens) Monday, Jul. 3 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Use our button maker to create your own logo!

APOCALYPSE MOVIE SHOWTIME! (Teens) Monday, Jul. 24 4 p.m. Look out for the apocalypse movie showing at East! Call 919-560-0213 for title. Refreshments provided. ORIGAMI CHALLENGE: BUILD YOUR OWN! (Teens) Monday - Friday, Jul. 31 - Aug. 4 All Week Visit the Teen Room for origami paper to make your creations!

BUILD IT WITH 3DOODLER PENS Monday, Aug. 7 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Use our 3Doodler printing pens to create whatever you imagine! GAME DAY @ EAST (Teens) Monday, Aug. 21 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Play Xbox or Wii U Games at East! Snacks provided. NERF BALL BATTLE, ROUND 3 Monday, Aug. 28 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Nerf Ball Battle returns for Round 3! Winner takes home a trophy!

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Teen Programs Nor th Reg ional TEEN ZINE Mondays, Jun. 5 - Aug. 21 (except Jul. 31) 5 - 6 p.m. Are you a writer, an artist or an editor? Join the Teen Zine staff to start North Regional Library’s first self-published magazine! We will meet every Monday during the summer. Let your voice be heard! GAME ON! Wednesdays, Jun. 14 - Aug. 30 (except Aug. 2) 3 - 5 p.m. Join other teens and play board games, card games, XBox or Wii! TECH HELP Tuesdays, Jun. 20, 27; Jul. 11, 18, 25; Aug. 8 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon Are you a teen who loves technology? Volunteer with our Tech Help program! Help other customers with downloading an ebook or getting that newest album on their phone. Who better to learn from than teens? Gain valuable customer service experience while playing with all sorts of technology and getting volunteer hours!   Attention grown-ups in need of tech help! Stop by Tech Help at North Regional and a teen will help answer your technology questions! PAINT A BETTER WORLD Thursdays, Jun. 22, 29; Jul. 6, 13, 20 3 - 4:30 p.m. Put your artistic talents to work as you design and paint a chair for Independent Animal Rescue’s Painted Chair Auction. Independent Animal Rescue is a local nonprofit that works to place pets into loving forever homes. All the supplies will be provided. Just bring your imagination! 

*Registration is required.


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S o uth Reg ional *THE JOINERS BOOK CLUB (Teens) Saturdays, Jun. 3; Jul. 8; Aug. 12 2 - 3 p.m. This is your chance to read and review new books that are hot off the presses. Be the first to read some great new novels. Some haven’t even been published yet! If you like talking about books, free food, book giveaways and just having a good time, then join The Joiners Book Club! For grades 8-12. *DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB (Teens) Tuesday, Jun. 13 6 - 7 p.m. Join the new Digital Photography Club! The club will meet once a month to discuss photography, share our photos and ideas, learn new techniques and have the chance to print and display your photos at the library! Participants must have access to a digital camera (or mobile device with a camera). Additional meeting dates to be announced. BUILD A LEGO FERRIS WHEEL (Teens) Saturday, Jul. 1, 29, 2 - 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jul. 18, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, 4 - 5:30 p.m. Show off your LEGO building skills by helping us build a working LEGO Ferris Wheel! This is a big project, so join us for all four events. We need all the help we can get! (This program is for teens only. Please do not bring small children. There will be many very small parts.)

TEEN MOVIE NIGHT (Teens) Tuesday, Jul. 11 6:30 - 9 p.m. Join us for popcorn and a movie! Parental discretion is advised as movies may be rated PG or PG-13. *BUILD A MINI ZEN GARDEN (Teens) Saturday, Jul. 15 1 - 2 p.m. Create your very own miniature Zen Garden. Zen Gardens are an excellent way to relax and refocus and can help ease stress. *FOOD + FINE READ DOWN (Teens) Tuesday, Aug. 8 6:30 - 8 p.m. Help us celebrate the end of Summer Reading 2017 by enjoying snacks while you relax and read down your library card fines! Don’t owe any? Come anyway and get in some reading time.

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S o uthwe s t Reg ional *CODING FOR TEENS (Tweens, Teens, Adults) Thursdays, Jun. 15 - Aug. 24 11 a.m. - 12 noon Join Larry Daniels for this teen-friendly, educational, coding program! Each week participants are introduced to the fun-filled world of coding—through video games! This program is perfect for beginners. For teens and tweens, ages 12 and up! Adults also welcome.

*STEAM CHALLENGE (Tweens, Middle School) Tuesdays, Jun. 20 - Aug. 8 (except Jul. 4) 2:30 - 3 p.m. Think outside the box and join us for a quick 30-minute STEAM-related challenge. SOCIAL JUSTICE BOOK CLUB (Teens, High School) Wednesdays, Jun. 21; Jul. 5, 19; Aug. 2 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Discuss issues ranging from the Civil Rights Movement to gender equality. Learn from other activists through stories and reading about their life experiences. This book club meets every other Wednesday during Summer Reading. Help choose a book on a different social justice topic for the group to discuss. This book club is a safe space where we will treat one another with respect and kindness. BE A TEEN ACTIVIST (Ages 12-18) Mondays, Jun. 26; Jul. 10, 24; Aug. 7 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Teen activism is all about working together for social change. You do have the power to build a better world. Join us to participate in a variety of service projects and learning sessions. This program will count towards volunteer time.

TWEEN GAME DAY (Grades 4-8) Mondays, Jun. 26 - Aug. 28 (except Aug. 14, 21) 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Tween Game Day is now happening weekly! Get your game face on—at the library! Join us for multiplayer Xbox or Wii U games or play classic board games. Snacks will be provided! HIGH SCHOOL GAME NIGHT (Grades 9-12) Tuesdays, Jun. 27; Jul. 11, 18; Aug. 1, 29 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Get your game face on—at the library! Join us for multiplayer Xbox or Wii U games or play classic board games. Snacks will be provided!

*3D CRAFT PARTY (Tweens, Teens, Middle School) Wednesday, Jul. 12 2 - 4 p.m. Libraries are for making…3D crafts! Play with duct tape, make a rainbow loom or melt some crayons to create 3D art. This program is for tweens and teens, ages 9 and up!

*DIY TIE-DYE (Teens, Tweens, Children) Thursday, Jul. 13 2 - 4 p.m. Want to fill your wardrobe with a rainbow of colors? Join us for a tie-dye workshop at the library! The library will provide the tie-dye, you bring white materials to be tie-dyed. For example, you might bring T-shirts, socks or baby clothes. This program will be messy, so dress accordingly. You must register to participate. For children and teens, ages 8 and up!

DIY FORTUNE TELLING (Ages 12-18) Thursday, Jul. 20 1:30 - 3 p.m. Is your future written in the stars or tea leaves or on the lines of your palm? Learn about the history behind fortune telling and practice some yourself! As Professor Trelawney would say, “Broaden your minds. Use your inner eye to see the future!” *HARRY POTTER READ IN (Teens, All Ages) Jul. 24, 25, 27, 31 6:30 - 8 p.m. Bring Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to life! Read aloud as a character of your choosing. You don’t have to read in a British accent unless you want to. We will read one act per evening until July 31, which happens to be Harry Potter’s 37th birthday. Please register if you intend to read as a character— otherwise just show up and enjoy the show! Open to all ages!

*SUPER SOAKED: WATER BALLOON CHALLENGE (Tweens, Teens) Thursday, Aug. 10 11 a.m. - 12 noon Face off in epic water combat and other exciting games. Balloons will be provided by the library. You will most likely get wet, so dress accordingly and bring a towel. You must register to participate. For teens and tweens ages 11 and up!

*Registration is required.

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TEEN MOVIE AT THE LIBRARY Mondays, Jun. 5; Jul. 3; Aug. 7 4 - 5:30 p.m. Come watch a movie the first Monday of the month. A good way to start the new month!

GAME TIME @ SLW Mondays, Jun. 12; Aug. 14 4 - 5:30 p.m. Play Wii, computer games and board games once a month. Get ready for some friendly competition. ART CLUB Mondays, Jun. 19; Aug. 21 4 - 5 p.m. Join in DIY crafts, and express yourself through art. SUMMER READING BOOK CLUB Mondays, Jun. 26; Jul. 24; Aug. 28 3 - 4:30 p.m. This summer we will meet the last Monday of each month to read books about building a better world.

*Registration is required.


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TEENS ON LAPTOPS Thursday, Jun. 8 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Laptops will be set up solely for teens. Come out and use laptops to do homework, play games, listen to music or just surf the web. LEGO ROBOTICS Tuesdays, Jun. 13; Jul. 25; Aug. 8 4:30 - 6 p.m. Put your engineering skills into LEGO Robotics, and learn to build and test robots using LEGO EV3 Storm. Explore various programming features to operate the robot. YA APPRECIATION PARTY (Teen Advisory Board 1st Meeting) Thursday, Jun. 15 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Hey SLW teens want your voice to be heard? Give ideas and suggestions for YA literature and future programming at the library. Come out to the YA Appreciation Party where you will have the opportunity to participate in a small party with other teens and voice your thoughts and ideas for future programming at SLW. MINI MAKER DAYS @ SLW Thursday Jun. 29; Jul. 6; Aug. 24 4 - 5 p.m. Do you like to experiment, create and learn? Come out to SLW’s mini maker days and step into a world of cardboard construction, coding with Dash & Dot, building cool structures with strawbees or even turn everyday objects into cool gadgets. Bring your creativity and entrepreneurial mindset!

SLW TEEN ADVISORY BOARD MEETING Friday, Jul. 7; Thursday, Aug. 17 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Teens, come out and tell us your thoughts, concerns and suggestions for how you envision teen programming and services at SLW. Snacks provided. MAD SCIENCE IN THE SUMMER (BRIXOLOGY) Thursday, Aug. 3 5 - 6 p.m. Discover nature’s engineering secrets as we investigate biomimicry! We can learn a lot about efficient design from observing plants and animals. Build a walking insect machine, then test different ways to help it climb up the steepest branch. *T-SHIRT DESIGNING Thursday, Aug. 10 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Come out, be creative and design your own summer reading T-shirt for the Summer Reading Finale. BUILDING A BETTER BODY: HEALTHY EATING AND LIVING WORKSHOP Thursday, Aug. 31 4:30 - 6 p.m. Discuss the importance of making the right food choices and exercising regularly. Participate in fun food trivia games, make healthy fruit smoothies and mingle with friends while eating healthy snacks.

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Go For Launch! returns to Durham County Library in August! See page 2 for more information.

Photos by Ken A. Huth | HuthPhoto taken at the Go for Launch, Meet the Astronaut Don Thomas event at Stanford L. Warren in April 2017.

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Teen Programs

the MakerLab

Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd. Suite 106

SPLIT FOCUS: PHOTOGRAPHY CLUBS** (Ages 14-19) Thursdays, Jun. 1, 29 5 - 6 p.m. Join us as we explore the world around us through camera and lens. Each month, this primarily student led program will focus on different topics and how they can be represented and expressed through film. Cameras are provided!

BUILD A BETTER WORLD: NC ZOO: ANIMAL ARCHITECTS** Tuesday, Jun. 20 1 - 2 p.m. The NC Zoo is coming to the MakerLab! Animals can be amazing architects! Through animal artifacts, lots of visuals and live animals, learn some of the creative ways animals build their homes, nests or community housing.

EXPLORING ANIMAL TRACKS AND SIGNS WITH THE NC MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCES** Saturday, Jun. 10 1 - 2 p.m. Join us as we welcome the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences to the MakerLab! Learn to use your senses to interpret different clues left behind by animals. Then, meet some of the live animals you might encounter in your own backyard.

*MAKERLAB: GO GREEN SERIES, FUEL CELL CAR Wednesday, Jun. 21 2 p.m. Have you ever wanted to build a small vehicle that’s powered by water? Join us as we build small cars powered by Hydrogen Fuel Cells.

*MAKERLAB: UAVS, LEARNING HOW TO FLY DRONES Thursday, Jun. 11 11 a.m. Come fly drones with us. Participants will learn how to program the drones to fly using flight automation software. *SPLIT FOCUS: PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS FOR BEGINNERS** (Ages 14-19) Monday - Friday, Jun. 12 - 16 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. In this week long photography program, learn the basics of photography using DSLR cameras. Learn new skills each day and practice them through a variety of activities. Cameras will be provided. Students’ work will be displayed at the end of the program. Applications are required. 15 students will be selected. Contact Faith Burns at or 919-560-0122 or your teen librarian for an application.

*MAKERLAB: CREATIVE ENGINEERING SERIES, MAGNET TRAIN Thursday, Jun. 29 11 a.m. Learn the principles of magnetic levitation to build a scale version of a Bullet Train. *DESIGN YOUR OWN T-SHIRT Friday, Jun. 30 11 a.m. Choose from some of our t-shirt designs, or use your imagination to create your own unique design. OPEN MAKER DAY Jul. 6, 18; Aug. 8, 15 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Interested in 3D printing? Robotics? Join us for an open MakerDay to see what the MakerLab is all about! Come learn, teach, tinker, collaborate, share, innovate, socialize and create. Drop in anytime from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.! *MAKERLAB SPACE TECHNOLOGY SERIES: BUILDING AN AIR POWERED ROCKET Tuesday, Jul. 11 11 a.m. Learn about the physics involved in space flight.

*MAKERLAB PVC PIPE CREATIONS: LIGHTING Thursday, Jul. 20 11 a.m. Use unconventional materials to build a lamp or light fixture. *SPLIT FOCUS: PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS ADVANCEDS** (Ages 14-19) Monday - Friday, Jul. 24 - 28 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. This week long photography program is for students who have attended Split Focus photography club sessions, or who have mastered the basic skills of photography on a DSLR camera. In this advanced class, students will hone their photography skills through a number of projects. Cameras will be provided. Students’ work will be displayed after the program. Applications are required. Contact your teen librarian for an application. DURHAM SAVES: ENTREPRENEUR FINANCIAL FAIR FOR TEENS AND ADULTS Saturday, Aug. 19 11 a.m. Explore topics including what you need to know to start a business, operational aspects, separate bank accounts for business and personal use. ** These programs are supported by grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the federal Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

*Registration is required. Register online at


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Profile for Durham County Library

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Durham County Library's Teen Programming Guide

Branching Out - Teen: Summer 2017  

Durham County Library's Teen Programming Guide