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2019 KIDS SUMMER READING GUIDE


Sign Up for Summer Reading! Research shows that kids who participate in library Summer Reading Programs read more regularly and maintain or improve reading skills, which means they are ready to learn in August. Reading for pleasure in the summer is a great way to explore new worlds and interests. This summer track your reading and complete fun challenges to earn digital badges and fun prizes including free tickets to the Gwinnett Stripers and the Aurora Theatre as well as a Texas Roadhouse Kid’s Meal. You can also earn chances to win either a personal storytime or a telescope.

Sign up at gwinnettpl.beanstack.org

Log Your Reading & Earn Prizes When you read and log your minutes, or complete fun activities on the Beanstack Summer Reading Program, you earn points. For every 100 points you earn, you win cool prizes! When you sign up for the program you also receive a free membership to the Hudgens Center for Art & Learning. Kids age birth-5 can earn a free book, a free ticket to the Aurora Theatre Children’s Playhouse, a beachball, a stuffed toy, and a chance to win a personal storytime. Kids from Kindergarten to 5th Grade can earn a free kids meal from Texas Roadhouse, a free book, a ticket to a Gwinnett Stripers game, a free game at Stars and Strikes, and a chance to win a telescope or a $250 Dave & Buster’s game card. Prizes are available while supplies last. Large groups, including camps or classes, cannot be accommodated at library programs and events.

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BUFORD-SUGAR HILL BRANCH Doggie Tales, ages 5-10 Saturdays at 10:30 am: June 1, July 6 STEAM Squad, ages 5-10 Mondays at 3:00 pm: June 3, 10, 17, 21 and July 1, 8, 15, 22 Tummy Time, prewalker babies Tuesdays at 10:00 am on: June 4, 11, 18, 25 July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Tuesdays at 11:00 am on: June 4, 11, 18, 25 and July 2, 9, 16

Family Storytime, ages 3-5 Saturdays; 11:00 am: June 22, July 13 Bilingual Storytime, ages 3-5 Stories in English and Hindi Saturday, June 29; 11:00 am Stories in English & Spanish Saturday, July 27; 11:00 am It’s a Puppet Show! Ages 4+ Friday, July 12; 3:30 pm Code Club; Art, ages 5-10 Monday- Thursday, July 15-18 Monday- Thursday, July 22-25 Choose 11:00 am OR 5:00 pm Registration required

“Books and Cookies” Club, ages 7-10 Special Summer Reading Event! Tuesdays at 3:00 pm on: “To the Moon and Back” ages 5+ June 4, 11, 18, 25 and July 2, 9, 16 Guest: Magician Ken Scott Friday, July 19; 11:00 am Ready To Read, ages 4 - 5 Wednesdays at 11:00 am CENTERVILLE BRANCH June 5, 12, 19; Building Words July 3, 10, 17; Sight Words Doggie Tales, ages 5-10 Saturdays at 10:30 am: June 1, July 6 Homework Help, all ages Wednesdays; 5pm-7pm on: Who Knew? Things You Don’t June 5, 12, 19, 26 and July 10, 17, 24 Know About, all ages Monday, June 3; 4:00 pm Summer Reading Kick-off! Ages 8+ Learn about Josephine Baker (singer) “My Reptile Guys; Explorer Show” Wednesday, June 12; 4:00 pm Learn about/see live reptile creatures! Learn about Anne Frank (diarist) Friday, June 7; 11:00 am Thursday, June 27; 2:00 pm Learn about Helen Keller (activist) Chess Club, ages 5 - 10 Saturdays at 3:00 pm on: Space Camp, ages 5-10 June 8, 29 and July 20 Mondays; 5 pm: June 3, 10, 17, 24 and July 8, 15, 22, 29 School-Age Summer Space Club, ages 6+ Wednesdays at 1:00 pm Summer STEAM Camp, ages 7-12 June 12; Cubettos: Adventure in Space Tuesday - Thursday, June 4 - 6 Registration required for Cubettos Hands on fun from 10 am - 12 pm June 19; Constellations June 26; Space Team Challenges Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Tuesdays at 10:30 am on: Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 June 4, 11, 18, 25 & July 9, 16, 23, 30 Fridays at 11:00 am on: June 14, 21, 28 and July 5, 12 LEGO Challenges, ages 6-12 Tuesdays; 5 pm - 6 pm: June 4, July 2 Story Night, ages 3+ Mondays at 6:30 pm on: June 17, July 15 Culture Crafternoon, ages 5 -10 Storytime & craft Wednesday, June 5; 4:00 pm Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Getting Started, ages 5-10 Thursdays at 10:30 am on: Dot & Dash Programming June 6, 13, 20, 27 & July 18, 25 Wednesday, June 19; 3:00 pm Great Outdoors Wednesday, July 10; 3:00 pm

Summer Reading Kick-Off! ages 10+ “My Reptile Guys; Explorer Plus Show” Learn about/see live reptile creatures! Thursday, June 6; 2:00 pm Math Games! Grades 3-5 Thursdays; 5pm - 6pm: June 6, 13, 20, 27 & July 11, 18, 25 Computer Building Workshop Ages 9+; learn to build a PC Saturdays; 12pm: June 8, July 20 School-Age Summer Space Club Wednesdays at 1:00 pm for ages 6+ June 12; Space Team Challenges June 19; Cubettos: Adventure in Space Registration required for Cubettos June 26; Constellations

COLLINS HILL BRANCH Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Tuesdays; 10:30 & repeats 11:30 am: June 4, 11, 18, 25 Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Wednesdays; 10:30 & repeats 11:30 am June 5, 12, 19, 26 Summer Reading Kick-Off! Ages 3+ Shadow Puppets, “Adventures in Space” Guest: Mr. Damon’s Theater Arts Wednesday, June 5; 4:00 pm Saturday, June 8; 10:30 am Baby & Me Program, pre-walker babies Thursdays; 10:30 am: June 6, 13, 20, 27 and July 11, 25

Young Makers, ages 5-10 Special Sciences in the Learning Lab Thursdays; 5:30 pm: June 13, July 11

Space Science, all ages Thursdays; 2:00 pm: June 6, 13, 20, 27 and July 11, 18

Juneteeth Celebration, all ages Wednesday, June 19; 5:00 pm

Doggie Tales ages 5 -10 Saturdays at 12:30 pm: June 8, July 13

Bilingual Storytime ages 5 & under Stories in English and Spanish Saturdays; 10:30 am: June 22, July 13

Father’s Day Sprout, all ages DIY dad’s day gift with plants Saturday, June 8; 2:00 pm

Tinker Tots: STEAM Projects, ages 3-5 School-Age Summer Space Club Wednesdays; June 26, July 31 at 10:30 am Ages 6+ Mondays at 1:00 pm; STEAM Ahead!, ages 9-12 June 10; Cubettos: Adventure in Space DIY Galaxy: Wednesday, June 26; 5 pm Registration required for Cubettos DIY Rockets: Wednesday, July 31; 5 pm June 17; Constellations June 24; Space Team Challenges It’s a Puppet Show! Ages 4+ Thursday, July 11; 10:30 am Storytime from Space, ages 3+ Astronauts @ space station read books Who Knew? Things You Don’t Monday, June 10; 6:30 pm Know About, all ages Saturday, July 6; 2:00 pm Thursday, July 11; 2:00 pm Learn about E.B. White (author) Engineering Challenge; Lunar Monday, July 15; 4:00 pm Landing! ages 8-12 Learn about Rembrandt (artist) Wednesday, June 12; 4:00 pm Wednesday, July 24; 11:00 am Learn about Amelia Earhart (pilot) Write to a Kiwi (Pen Pal Program) Wednesday, July 31; 4:00 pm Thursdays; 6:00 pm Learn about J.K. Rowling (writer) June 13, 20, 27 and July 11, 18, 25 Registration & permission required Special Summer Reading Event! “To the Moon and Back!” Ages 5+ Father’s Day Storytime, ages 2+ Guest: Magician Ken Scott Sunday, June 16; 2:00 pm Thursday, July 18; 3:00 pm

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Legendary Lives Series Wednesday, June 19; 4:00 pm Who is Carl Sagan? Wednesday, July 17; 4:00 pm Who was Neil Armstrong?

One Giant Leap, all ages 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 Saturday, July 20; 2:00 pm

Celebrate Our Country, all ages Revolutionary War Color Guard! Sunday, June 23; 2:00 pm

Voting Palooza! all ages Celebration of 19th amendment Tuesday, June 4; 2:00 pm

LEGO Challenges, ages 5 -10 Mondays; 4:00 pm: June 24, July 29

Space Spelling Bee, ages 9 - 12 Tuesdays; 6 pm: June 4, 11, 18, 25 Contest to be held June 25th

Chapter Chat Book Chat, ages 8 - 12 Wednesdays; 4 pm June 26: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’ Engle July 31: Alien Escape (Space Mice #1) by Geronimo Stilton Space Bingo, ages 5-10 Friday, June 28; 1:00 pm Written in the Stars, all ages Learn about constellations Monday, July 1; 11:00 am Our Place in Space, ages 5-10 Monday, July 1; 6:30 pm Women in STEM, ages 5-10 Wednesdays; 10:30 am: July 3, 10 Passport to the Solar System ages 3+ Explore the planets Monday, July 8; 4:00 pm It’s a Puppet Show!, ages 4+ Tuesday, July 9; 10:30 am Star Wars Coding , ages 8-12 Wednesday, July 10; 4:00 pm Registration required Kindergarten, Here We Come! For Kids entering Kindergarten Monday- Friday, July 15 - 19 School prep activities; 10:30 - 11:30 am Registration required

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Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Wednesdays; 10:30 am on: June 5, 12, 19 and July 10, 17 Painting the Stars, ages 9-12 Dress to be messy! Wednesday, June 5; 11:00 am Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Wednesdays at 11:30 am on: June 5, 12, 19 and July 10, 17 Summer Reading Kick-Off! Ages 8+ “My Reptile Guys; Explorer Show” Learn about/see live reptile creatures! Thursday, June 6; 3:00 pm

Galaxy Slime! ages 5-10 Thursday, June 13; 2:00 pm Animal Science: Bugs, ages 7-10 (Fulfills Brownie Scout requirements) Saturday, June 15; 2:00 pm Constellation Celebration, ages 9-12 Friday, June 21; 1:00 pm

Baby & Me Program, pre-walker babies Fridays; 10:30 am: Preschool Letter Camp, ages 3+ June 7, 14, 28 and July 19 Saturday, June 22; 2 pm - 3 pm Activities to learn S, T, U Doggie Tales, ages 5-10 Saturday, July 13; 2 pm - 3 pm Saturdays at 10:30 am: June 8, July 13 Activities to learn V, W, X World Oceans Day, all ages Interactive stations & crafts Saturday, June 8; 2:00 pm Escape Room: Library Edition Ages 9-12; solve clues & puzzles Sunday, June 9; 1:00 pm

School-Age Summer Space Club Mondays at 1:00 pm for ages 6+ June 10; Space Team Challenges June 17; Cubettos: Adventure in Space Special Summer Reading Event “To Registration required for Cubettos the Moon and Back”, ages 5+ June 24; Constellations Guest: Magician Ken Scott Monday, July 15; 7:00 pm Science Lab, all ages Wednesday, July 24; 11:00 am Monday, June 10; 2:00 pm Hydroponics: Tower Garden Harvest One Small Step, all ages Wednesday, June 12; 2:00 pm Celebrate Neil Armstrong Hydroponics: Planting Seedlings Tuesday, July 16; 6:30 pm

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Write to a Kiwi (Pen Pal Program) Wednesdays; 5:00 pm June 12, 19, 26 and July 10, 17, 24 Registration & permission required

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Sensory Browsing Hour, ages 3-10 Special library time for sensitive kids Water play: Sunday, June 23; 11 am Calming bottle: Sunday, July 14; 11 am Hogwarts Summer Camp, ages 9-12 Monday- Friday, June 24 - 28 Harry Potter activities from 2 pm - 3 pm Galactic Glitter Play Dough ages 3-5 Wednesday, June 26; 11:00 am It’s a Puppet Show! ages 4+ Tuesday, July 9 at 1:30 pm Space Rock Sherlock, ages 9-12 Become a detective & hunt meteorites Friday, July 12; 1 pm - 2 pm STEM Camp, tweens ages 9-12 Monday - Friday, July 15th - 19th Science activities from 2pm - 3pm

Music & Movement, ages 3+ Tuesday, July 16; 11:00 am NASA @ My Library, ages 3-5 UV Bead Crafts Thursday, July 18; 5 pm - 6 pm Interplanetary Obstacle Course Ages 9-12; Use block code to navigate Sunday, July 20; 2:00 pm Ice Cream Day Celebration! all ages Sunday, July 21; 1 pm - 3 pm Kindergarten, Here We Come! For kids entering Kindergarten Monday - Friday, July 22- 26 School prep activities; 10:30 - 11:30 am Registration required Special Summer Reading Event! “To the Moon and Back” ages 5+ Guest: Magician Ken Scott Monday, July 22; 3:00 pm DULUTH BRANCH Family Book Club (Classics), Mondays; 6:30 pm: June 3, July 8 Summer Reading Kick-off!, ages 5+ “Aliens: Escape from Earth” Guest: ScienceTellers Tuesday, June 4; 4:00 pm Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Wednesdays at 10:30 am on: June 5, 12, 19, 26 and July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Fridays at 10:30 am on: June 7, 14, 21, 28 and July 5, 12, 19, 26


Join us in July for a special Summer Reading event with magician Ken Scott Ken is a four time winner of the Greater Atlanta Magician of the year award, and has entertained over a million people with his unique, cutting edge programs. For ages 5 and up. See program guide for dates and times.


Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Wednesdays at 11:30 am on: June 5, 12, 19, 26 and July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 BeTweens: Solar System Grades 3-5 Wednesday, June 5; 2 pm - 4 pm Reading Club for Kids, ages 5-10 Thursdays; 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm: June 6, 13, 20, 27 & July 11, 18, 25 Practice reading skills with volunteer History of Father’s Day, ages 6-11 Tuesday, June 11; 1:30 - 3:30 pm School-Age Summer Space Club Wednesdays at 1:00 pm for ages 6+ June 12; Constellations June 19; Space Team Challenges June 26; Cubettos: Adventure in Space Registration required for Cubettos Music & Movement, ages 3-5 Thursdays at 11:30 am: June 13, July 11 Doggie Tales ages 5-10 Saturdays at 1:30 pm: June 15, July 20 Chess Club, all ages & all skill levels Wednesdays; 6 - 7 pm: June 19, July 24 Lunar Geology, all ages Thursday, July 11; 2 pm - 3:30 pm Guest: Tom Fuller, GA Mineral Society It’s a Puppet Show! ages 4+ Saturday, July 13 at 10:30 am Growing Food in Space, ages 7-12 Wednesday, July 17; 1 pm - 3 pm Special Summer Reading Event! “To the Moon and Back” Ages 5+ Guest: Magician Ken Scott Thursday, July 25; 11:00 amF

Elizabeth H.Williams SNELLVILLE Summer Reading Kick-off! ages 5+ “Aliens: Escape from Earth” Guest: ScienceTellers Monday, June 3; 1:00 pm To Infinity...and Beyond!, ages 5-10 Train to become the best Space Ranger Tuesday, June 4; 2:00 pm Toddler Time,ages 2 & under Wednesdays at 10:30 am on: June 5, 12, 19, 26 and July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Wednesdays at 11:30 am on: June 5, 12, 19, 26 and July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 June Playshop Series, all ages Bring the family to discover @ 2:30 pm Wednesday, June 5: Pioneers Wednesday, June 12: Art Wednesday, June 19: Campout! Wednesday, June 26: Gardens Galore STEAM Series, ages 5-10 Stories & hands-on stations @2:00 pm Thursday, June 6: Galaxy Ice Cream Friday, June 21: Space Slime Tuesday, July 23: Space Collage Pirates in Space!, ages 5-10 Dress as a pirate or astronaut Monday, June 10; 2:00 pm School-Age Summer Space Club Tuesdays at 1:00 pm for ages 6+ June 11; Space Team Challenges June 18; Cubettos: Adventure in Space Registration required for Cubettos June 25; Constellations Alien Invasion (Craft), ages 6+ Thursday, June 13 at 2:00 pm

Magic School Bus: Secrets in Space Ages 5-10 Space facts w/ Ms. Frizzle! Thursday, June 27; 2:00 pm Family Game Day, drop-in for all ages Saturdays; 12 pm - 4 pm: June 29, July 27 STEAM Tween Series, ages 9-12 Art & science for tweens @2:00 pm Tuesday, July 2; Space Chia Pet Friday, July 12; Galaxy Shirt Please bring black t-shirt July Playshop Series, all ages Bring the family to discover @ 2:30 pm Wednesday, July 3: Rocks Wednesday, July 17: Splash Science Wednesday, July 24: Mystery Games Dinos in Space! ages 5-10 Tuesday, July 9; 2:00 pm It’s a Puppet Show! Ages 4+ Wednesday, July 10 at 1:30 pm Space Camp, ages 9-12 Week-long camp of space challenges Monday-Friday (except Wednesday) July 15, 16, 18, 19 at 2:00 pm Registration required Special Summer Reading Event! “To the Moon and Back” ages 5+ Guest: Magician Ken Scott Thursday, July 18; 7:00 pm Space Escape Room, ages 9-12 Solve puzzles, find clues to escape Thursday, July 25; choose a time: 3:00 pm, 4:30 pm OR 6:00 pm Kindergarten, Here We Come! For Kids entering Kindergarten Monday - Thursday, July 29 - August 1 School prep activities @ 2:00 pm Registration required

FIVE FORKS BRANCH I’ve Got Rhythm, I’ve Got Music Ages 5 and under Mondays at 10:30 & again at 11:30 am: June 3, July 1 Summer Reading Kick-off! ages 3+ Shadow Puppets, “Adventures in Space” Guest: Mr. Damon’s Theater Arts Monday, June 3; 4:00 pm Toddler Time ages 2 & under Tuesdays at 10:30 & again at 11:30 am: June 4, 11, 18 and July 9, 16 Baby & Me Program pre-walker babies Thursdays at 11:00 am on: June 6, 20, 27 and July 11, 18 Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Fridays; 10:30 am: June 7, 14, 21 and July 12, 19, 26 Doggie Tales, ages 5-10 Saturdays at 2:30 pm: June 8, July 13 Tinker Tots (Dress for Mess),ages 3-5; To the Moon! Monday, June 10; 10:30 am Starry, Starry Night Monday, July 15; 10:30 am School-Age Summer Space Club Mondays at 3:30 pm for ages 6+ June 10; Constellations June 17; Space Team Challenges June 24; Cubettos: Adventure in Space Registration required for Cubettos Young Makers, ages 5-10 Special Sciences in the Learning Lab Tuesdays; 4:00 pm: June 18, July 16 (DIY) Alien Slime!, ages 5-10 Tuesday, June 25; 2:00 pm

Join Library Staff for a Storytime at the Park! Fridays at 10:30 am on June 7, 14, 21, 28 Alexander Park: Pavillion #1 (by the playground) 800 Old Snellville Highway Lawrenceville, GA 30044

Fridays at 10:30 am on June 7, 14, 21, 28 Jones Bridge Park: Pavillion #2 4901 E. Jones Bridge Road Norcross, GA 30092

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Robotics in Space, ages 5-10 Thursday, June 27; 2 pm - 3 pm NASA robotics with LEGO WeDo! Registration required

Summer Reading Kick-off!, ages 5+ “Aliens: Escape from Earth” Guest: ScienceTellers Thursday, June 6; 3:00 pm

Seeing Stars: Telescope Workshop Tuesday, July 9; 2:00 pm Guest: Atlanta Astronomy Club It’s a Puppet Show!, ages 4+ Wednesday, July 10; 3:30 pm

School-Age Summer Space Club Mondays at 3:30 pm for ages 6+ June 10; Space Team Challenges June 17; Cubettos: Adventure in Space Registration required for Cubettos June 24; Constellations

Alien Take Off!, ages 5-10 Thursday, July 11; 4:00 pm

Chess Clinic, all ages and skill levels Thursdays; 5:00 pm: June 13, July 18

It Came from Space!, all ages Lunar geology program for Monday, July 15; 1 pm - 2 pm Guest: Tom Fuller, GA Mineral Society

Design a Picture Frame, ages 5-10 Tuesday, June 18; 2:00 pm

Taking Care of Your New Puppy Tips & tricks in selecting the right one Tuesday, July 16; 2:00 pm Guest: FurKids Animal Rescue UFO Investigation Workshop, all ages Wednesday, July 17; 2:00 pm Guest: GA Mutual UFO Network Special Summer Reading Event! “To the Moon and Back” ages 5+ Guest: Magician Ken Scott Friday, July 19; 3:00 pm Tuesday, July 23; 11:00 am Telescope Craft, ages 5-10 Monday, July 22; 2:00 pm Kindergarten, Here We Come! For Kids entering Kindergarten Monday-Thursday, July 29 - August 2 School prep activities at 10:30 am Registration required GRAYSON BRANCH Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Tuesdays at 10:30 am on: June 4, 11, 18, 25 and July 9, 16, 23 Baby & Me Program, pre-walker babies Thursdays at 10:30 am on: June 6, 13, 20, 27 and July 11, 18, 25

Build a Solar Oven, all ages Use power of the sun to make a treat! Wednesday, June 26; 1:00 pm Permission required Music & Movement, ages 3+ Fridays at 10:30 am: June 28, July 19 It’s a Puppet Show! Ages 4+ Wednesday, July 10; 10:30 am Sphero Robotics Fun!, ages 5-10 Tuesday, July 16; 2:00 pm Special Summer Reading Event! “To the Moon and Back” ages 5+ Guest: Magician Ken Scott Monday, July 15; 3:00 pm Wednesday, July 24; 7:00 pm Water Balloon Challenge!,,all ages Tuesday, July 23; 2:00 pm Permission required HAMILTON MILL BRANCH LEGO Challenges! ages 5-12 Saturday, June 1: 10am; Tallest Saturday, July 6: 10am; Cityscape Bilingual Storytime, ages 5-12 Stories in English & Spanish Saturdays; 10:30 am: June 1, July 13 Culture Crafts: Eid-al-Fitr, ages 5+ Muslim holiday about end of Ramadan Monday, June 3; 2:00 pm

Hour of Code, ages 7-12 Limited space! Mondays; 2:00 pm: June 3: Animate a Name June 10: An Unusual Discovery June 17: Create Google Logo June 24: High Seas Adventure Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Tuesdays at 10:30 am on: June 4, 11, 18, 25 and July 2, 9, 16 Intro to 3D Printing, all ages Learn the basics of 3D design Tuesday, June 4; 6:00 pm Wednesday, July 10; 6:00 pm Bollywood Dance Lesson, ages 4-8 Wednesday, June 5; 2:00 pm Wildlife Academy ages 7-10 Endangered Species; 2:00 pm on: Wednesday & Thursday; June 5 & 6 Registration required - Must attend 2 days Ollivanders Wand Shop, ages 8+ Code a magical wand/ DIY a wand Wednesdays; 3pm: June 5, 12, 19, 26 Registration required Baby & Me Program, pre-walkers Thursdays; 10:30 am: June 6, 20 & July 11, 25

School-Age Summer Space Club Tuesdays at 1:00 pm for ages 6+ June 11; Cubettos: Adventure in Space Registration required for Cubettos June 18; Constellations Multigenerational Storytime! ages 3-5 Wednesdays; 10:30 am: June 12, July 10 Guests from Arbor Terrace Senior Home Just Dance for Kids, ages 5-10 Wednesday, June 12; 3:00 pm Tuesday, July 30; 10:30 am World Academy, ages 8-12 Thursdays; 5pm: June 13, July 25 Explore Central America & Africa Music and Movement, ages 3+ Thursdays; 10:30 am: June 13, July 18 Digging with Dad, ages 8+ A garden adventure for Father’s Day Friday, June 14; 3:00 pm Picture Walk, ages 4-7 Adventure combining stories & nature Mondays; 11am : June 17, July 15 Chess Club for all ages and skill levels Sundays; 3 pm: June 16, July 21

Summer Reading Kick-off!, ages 5+ “Aliens: Escape from Earth” Guest: ScienceTellers Thursday, June 6; 1:00 pm

Young Makers, ages 5-10 Tuesdays; 5pm: June 18, July 16

Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Fridays at 10:30 am on: June 7, 14, 21, 28 & July 5, 19

Family Tech Challenge, ages 4+ June: Liquid Painting w/ Tie Dye Lights Saturday, June 22 at 2:00 pm July: LEDs with Graphite Circuits Saturday, July 13 at 2:00 pm

Cartography Pioneers, ages 6-12 Learn about maps/ make your own Magic Treehouse (Activities) Ages 8+ Thursday, June 20; 5:00 pm Thursdays; 5:00 pm on: June 6: Mummies in the Morning Doggie Tales, ages 5-10 July 18: Midnight on the Moon Saturdays; 10:30 am: June 22

Summer Safety, ages 5-12 Staying safe basics for summertime Monday, June 10; 3:00 pm

Sensory Storytime, ages 5-12 Special storytime for sensitive kids Sunday, June 23; 2:00 pm Sunday, July 14; 2:00 pm

Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Thursdays at 11:30 am on: June 6, 13, 20, 27 and July 11, 18, 25

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STEM Academy: Space Camp! Ages 7-10 10 am - 12 pm on: Monday, June 24 - Thursday, June 27 Registration required - Must attend 4 days NASA @ My Library, ages 5+ (DIY) Star Clocks Saturday, June 29; 2:00 pm Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Saturday, July 20; 2:00 pm Maker Monday, ages 5-10 STEM projects- dress for mess! Mondays at 3:00 pm on: July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Tech Tuesdays, ages 5-10 Technology Petting Zoo of Gadgets Tuesdays at 10:30 am on: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Universe Slime, ages 8+ Space themed slime experiments Tuesday, July 2; 5:30 pm Treat Yo Self Body Mists, ages 8+ Learn to make your own body mist! Tuesday, July 9; 5:30 pm Adopt a BFF, all ages Learn how to take care of adopted pets Wednesday, July 10; 6:00 pm BlocksCAD Workshop, ages 8+ Coding & math to create 3D models Thursdays; 3pm-5pm: July 11, 18, 25 It’s a Puppet Show! ages 4+ Friday, July 12 at 10:30 am DIY Ice Cream, ages 8+ Make a sweet treat to escape the heat Tuesday, July 16; 5:30 pm Wildlife Academy, ages 7-10 Shark Week; 2:00 pm on: Wednesday & Thursday, July 17 & 18 Alien Animals; 2:00 pm on: Wednesday & Thursday, July 31 & 8/1 Registration required - Must attend 2 days

Little Engineers, ages 5-12 Wednesday, June 26; 3:00 pm

Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Mondays at 11:30 am on: June 10, 17, 24 Harry Potter Birthday Party!, ages 8+ Wednesdays at 11:30 am on: Games & crafts-costumes welcome! June 5, 12, 19, 26 Wednesday, July 31 at 5:30 pm School-Age Summer Space Club Special Summer Reading Event! Ages 6+ “To the Moon and Back” ages 5+ Mondays at 3:30 pm Guest: Magician Ken Scott June 10; Cubettos: Adventure in Space Monday, July 22; 7:00 pm Registration required for Cubettos Friday, July 26; 11:00 am June 17; Constellations June 24; Space Team Challenges LAWRENCEVILLE BRANCH Family Storytime, ages 3+ LEGO Challenges!, ages 5+ Tuesdays; 7pm on: June 11, July 9 Saturday, June 1; 10 am - 11 am Saturday, July 6; 10 am - 11 am Chess Club, ages 6-11 Wednesdays at 4:30 pm on: Summer Reading Kick-off!, ages 5+ June 12, 26 & July 10, 24 “Aliens: Escape from Earth” Guest: ScienceTellers Space Bingo, ages 5-10 Monday, June 3; 10:30 am Friday, June 14; 1:00 pm Plants in Space, ages 5-10 Learn about planting seeds in space Monday, June 3; 3:30 pm Learn about harvesting plants in space Monday, July 29; 3:30 pm Super Science!, ages 5-10 June: Solar System Wednesday, June 5; 4:30 pm July: Lunar Landers Wednesday, July 3; 4:30 pm

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Art Camp, ages 8-12 Tuesdays; 4 pm - 5 pm: July 2, 9, 16, 23 Art show finale: July 30; 4:00 pm Registration required Galaxy Golf, ages 5-10 Play extraterrestrial mini-golf! Monday, July 8; 3:30 pm It’s a Puppet Show! ages 3+ Tuesday, July 9; 3:30 pm Play Dough Challenge! Ages 3+ Wednesday, July 10; 10:30 am

Math Club, grades 3-5 Thursdays; 5 pm: June 6, 20 & July 18 Fun games enhance math skills! Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Mon. at 10:30 am on: June 10, 17, 24 Wed. at 10:30 am on: June 5, 12, 19, 26

North Georgia Kids Read 2019 For all ages

DIY with Dad, ages 8+ Learn about tools/make a craft Sunday, June 16; 2 pm - 3 pm Registration required Awesome Art! ages 5-10 June: Tissue Paper Art Wednesday, June 19; 4:30 pm July: Stencil Art Wednesday, July 17; 4:30 pm Doggie Tales, ages 5+ Saturdays; 10:30 am: June 22, July 27

Let’s Dance, all ages Thursday, June 6; 10:30 am Guest: Southern Performing Arts

Laurel Snyder, author and poet Saturday, June 22; 11:00am Christ the King Lutheran Church 5575 Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

To Infinity...and Beyond!, all ages Celebrate Toy Story 4 with activities! Tuesday, June 25; 7:00 pm Letter Camp, ages 3+ Explore the alphabet with us! Mondays; 10:30 am: July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Diverse Voices Bookfest

Reading Campout, ages 5-10 May bring a favorite stuffed toy Thursday, July 23; 10:30 am (DIY) Mini Planetarium ages 8+ Tuesday, July 23; 5:30 pm

(DIY) Roller Coasters, ages 5-10 Monday, July 1; 3:30 pm

Saturday, June 15 Norcross Cultural Arts & Community Center 10 College St. NW, Norcross 30071

Hispanic Heritage Puppet Show 10:00 am - 10:30 am

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Meet Kyle Puttkammer, Graphic Novelist 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Little Writers Club Craft Room Fun 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


It’s a Puppet Show! ages 3+ Thursday, July 11; 3:30 pm Kindergarten, Here We Come! (For kids entering Kindergarten) Monday-Friday, July 15 - 19 School prep activities @2:00 pm Registration required

Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Tuesdays; 11:30 am: June 4, 11, 18, 25

Moon Landing Celebration! All ages 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 Monday, July 15; 3:30 pm Music and Movement, ages 3+ Wednesday, July 17; 10:30 am What Landed in the Library? Ages 5-10 Use forensics to solve alien mystery Monday, July 22; 3:30 pm DIY Constellation Game, ages 4+ Tuesday, July 23; 7pm - 8pm Out of this World Crafts!, ages 3+ Wednesday, July 24; 10:30 am Constellation Jars, ages 5-10 Thursday, July 25; 2pm - 3pm Special Summer Reading Event! “To the Moon and Back” ages 5+ Guest: Magician Ken Scott Friday, July 26; 3:00 pm Keva Block Engineering, ages 5-10 Sunday, July 28; 2:00 pm Snow, Sand and Slime, all ages Use science to create all 3! Wednesday, July 31; 3:30 pm LILBURN BRANCH Summer Reading Kick-off! ages 6+ StarLab Planetarium Guest: Chattahoochee Nature Center Monday, June 3; choose from 3 shows: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm Space is limited Toddler Time, ages 1-3 Tuesdays; 10:30 am: June 4, 11, 18, 25

Special Summer Reading Event! “To the Moon and Back” ages 5+ Guest: Magician Ken Scott Tuesday, July 23; 3:00 pm

Cursive Writing Workshop, ages 9-12 Vision Boards, all ages Tuesdays; 4pm: June 4, 11, 18, 25 Wednesday, July 31; 2 pm - 4 pm Chess Club all ages and skill levels Tuesdays; 5:00 pm: June 4, 18 and July 2, 16, & 30 LEGO Challenges! ages 4-10 Wednesday, June 5; 3 pm - 4 pm Saturday, July 6; 11 am - 12 pm School-Age Summer Space Club Mondays at 1:00 pm for ages 6+ June 10; Constellations June 17; Space Team Challenges June 24; Cubettos: Adventure in Space Registration required for Cubettos Kindness Rocks!, all ages Wednesday, June 12; 2 pm - 3 pm Bilingual Storytime, ages 4-10 Wednesday, June 12; 3:00 pm Family STEM Saturday, ages 3-10 Saturdays; 10:30 am: June 15, July 27 Homeschool Book Club, ages 5+ June: When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin Friday, June 21; 10:30 am July: The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis Friday, July 19; 10:30 am The Science of Ice Cream, all ages Make a sweet treat to escape the heat Wednesday, June 26; 2:00 pm Summer STEAM Camp, ages 7-12 Tuesday - Thursday, July 9th -11th; 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (DIY) Slime Fun! For families Wednesday, July 10; 2:00 pm

MOUNTAIN PARK BRANCH Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Mondays; 10:30 am on: June 3, 10, 17, 24 & July 8, 15, 22, 29 Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Tuesdays; 11:30 am on: June 4, 11, 18, 25 & July 9, 16, 23, 30 Galaxy Slime! All ages Tuesday, June 4; 2:00 pm Toy & Tummy Time, pre-walker babies Wednesdays; 11:00 am on: June 5, 12, 19, 26 & July 10, 17, 24, 31 Summer Reading Kick-off!, ages 8+ “My Reptile Guys; Explorer Show” Learn about/see live reptile creatures! Thursday, June 6; 11:00 am

School-Age Summer Space Club, Thursdays at 3:30 pm for ages 6+ June 13; Space Team Challenges June 20; Cubettos: Adventure In Space Registration required for Cubettos June 27; Constellations Evening Storytime, ages 3-5 Thursdays; 6pm: June 13, July 25 Space Bingo, ages 5+ Friday, June 21; 1:00 pm It’s a Puppet Show! ages 3+ Thursday, July 11; 1:30 pm Constellation Crafts, ages 6-12 Make it out of marshmallows! Thursday, July 11; 3:30 pm Make it out of stained glass art! Monday, July 22; 2:00 pm Starlit Night, ages 3-5 Make your own constellation! Wednesday, July 17; 2:00 pm Special Summer Reading Event! “To the Moon and Back” Ages 5+ Guest: Magician Ken Scott Wednesday, July 24; 3:00 pm Star Wars Storytime, ages 3-5 Wednesday, July 31; 2:00 pm NORCROSS BRANCH STEM Space Camp!, ages 5-10 Train like an Astronaut; 4pm - 5:30 pm Monday-Friday, June 3rd-7th

Sensory Build & Play, for babies Make sensory items with household stuff Thursdays; 1:00 pm: June 6, 20, July 25 Wednesday; 1:00 pm: July 10

Summer Reading Kick-off!, ages 5+ “Aliens: Escape from Earth” Guest: ScienceTellers Tuesday, June 4; 1:00 pm

Out-of-this-World Creation!, ages 6-12 Science & crafts; 2:00 pm Tuesday, June 11: Moon Sand Monday, June 17: Galaxy Suncatchers Wednesday, June 26: Bubble Rockets Thursday, July 18: Moon Rocks Tuesday, July 30: Galaxy Rock Magnets

Bilingual Storytime, ages 3-5 Stories in English & Spanish Thursdays at 10:30 am on: June 6, 13, 20, 27 & July 11, 18, 25

DIY Straw & Tube Rockets ages 3-5 Wednesday, June 12; 2:00 pm

Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Thursdays at 11:30 am on: June 6, 13, 20, 27 & July 11, 18, 25

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School-Age Summer Space Club Tuesdays at 1:00 pm for ages 6+ June 11; Constellations June 18; Space Team Challenges June 25; Cubettos: Adventure in Space Registration required for Cubettos Junior Scientists, ages 5-11 June: Anti-gravity Galaxy in a Bottle Tuesday, June 11; 4:00 pm July: It Came from Outer Space Slime Tuesday, July 16; 4:00 pm Galactic Activities!, all ages Paint a galaxy on a rock! Tuesday, June 25; 5:00 pm DIY galactic ice cream! Tuesday, July 30; 5:00 pm It’s a Puppet Show!, ages 3+ Saturday, July 13; 3:30 pm Kindergarten, Here We Come! For kids entering Kindergarten Monday-Friday, July 22nd- 26th School prep activities @2:00 pm Registration required Special Summer Reading Event! “To the Moon and Back” ages 5+ Guest: Magician Ken Scott Thursday, July 25; 7:00 pm PEACHTREE CORNERS BRANCH Reading Buddy Program, ages 5-10 Mondays; 11 am - 1 pm & 2 pm - 4 pm: June 3, 10, 17, 24 & July 8, 15, 22 Wednesdays; 11 am - 12 pm & 2 pm - 4 pm: June 5, 12, 19, 26 & July 10, 17, 24 Fridays 12 pm - 2 pm: June 7, 14, 21, 28 & July 12, 19, 26 Registration required for Mons/Weds Walk-ins allowed on Fridays only Summer Reading Kick-off!, ages 5+ “Aliens: Escape from Earth” Guest: ScienceTellers Thursday, June 6; 10:30 am Chess Club all ages and skill levels Register online or see a staff member Thursdays; 6pm: June 6, 13, 20, 27 and July 11, 18, 25 Plan A Planet, all ages Design a planet to hang in branch! Friday, June 7; 1:00 pm

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LEGO Space Challenge, ages 9-12 Team build a Rocket Ship! Monday, June 10; 5:00 pm Reading Rockstars Book Club Ages 9-12 Mondays; 6:30 pm: June 10, July 8 Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Tuesdays; 11:00 am on: June 11, 18, 25 & July 9, 16, 23 Crayon Craft Camp, ages 9-12 Wednesday, June 12; 5 pm - 6 pm Registration required School-Age Summer Space Club Thursdays at 1:00 pm for ages 6+ June 13; Cubettos: Adventure in Space Registration required for Cubettos June 20; Constellations June 27; Space Team Challenges Preschool Music & Movement ages 3-5; Thursdays; 11:00 am on: June 13, 20, 27 & July 11, 18, 25

Hour of Code; An Unusual Discovery, ages 9-12 Wednesday, July 17; 2 pm - 3 pm Registration required Moon Rocks, ages 5-10 Create moon rocks with paint Monday, July 22; 2 pm - 3 pm Special Summer Reading Event! “To the Moon and Back” ages 5+ Guest: Magician Ken Scott Thursday, July 25; 3:00 pm SUWANEE BRANCH Reading Buddies! Ages 5-10 Practice reading at the library Saturdays; 2 pm - 3 pm: June 1, July 6 Summer Reading Kick-off!, ages 8+ “My Reptile Guys; Explorer Show” Learn about/see live reptile creatures! Tuesday, June 4; 3:00 pm

Family Game Night!, all ages Wednesdays; 5 pm-6 pm: June 12, 26 and July 24 School-Age Summer Space Club, Thursdays at 1:00 pm for ages 6+ June 13; Constellations June 27; Cubettos: Adventure in Space Registration required for Cubettos Preschool Storytime, ages 3-5 Fridays; 10:30 am & again at 11:30: June 14, 21, 28 and July 12, 19, 26 Preschool Letter Camp, ages 3+ Activities to learn (V, W, X) (Y & Z) Saturdays; 11am: June 15, July 6 Family Storytime & Craft, ages 3-7 Tuesdays; 6:30 pm on: June 18, July 23 Juneteenth Celebration, ages 4+ Flag crafts, folktales & African music Wednesday, June 19; 4:00 pm

Underground Gwinnett, all ages Monday, June 17; 1:00 pm Guest: Historic Preservation Division of GA Dept. Natural Resources

STEM for Kids!, ages 5-8 Building strong paper structures Wednesday, June 5; 5:00 pm Make a sorting machine for rocks Wednesday, July 10; 5:00 pm Registration required

Family Movie Matinee, all ages Sundays at 2:00 pm on: June 30th: WALL-E, Rated G; 1 hour and 38 minutes July 21: Space Jam, Rated PG; 88 minutes long

Tuesday Tales: Under the Stars! Ages 5-10; please bring a flashlight Tuesday, June 18; 6:30 pm

Baby & Me Program, for pre-walkers Thursdays; 10:30 am on: June 6, 20, 27 and July 11, 18, 25

Origami Fun ages 5+ Tuesdays; 4 pm - 5:30 pm: July 2, 16

Sun’s STEM Program, ages 5-10 Fridays; 10 am - 11:30 am: June 21, 28 and July 5, 12 Registration required

Space Bingo!, ages 5+ Friday, June 7; 1:00 pm

ABC Kindergarten Camp, ages 4-5 Interactive centers Wednesday, June 26; 11 am - 12 pm Friday, July 26; 11 am - 12 pm Registration required Rocket Into Space!, ages 5-7 Wednesday, July 10; 4:00 pm It’s a Puppet Show! ages 4+ Saturday, July 13; 1:30 pm STEM Time: Space, ages 5-10 Tuesday, July 16; 6:30 pm

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Little Hands Art, ages 3-6 Tuesdays; 10:30 am on: June 11 and July 9 Dress for mess! Registration required LEGO Challenges! Ages 4+ Tuesdays; 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm on: June 11 and July 9 Toddler Time, ages 2 & under Wednesdays: 10:30 am/repeats 11:30: June 12, 19, 26 & July 10, 17, 24

It’s a Puppet Show!, ages 3+ Friday, July 12; 1:30 pm Special Summer Reading Event! “To the Moon and Back” ages 5+ Guest: Magician Ken Scott Wednesday, July 17; 3:00 pm Monday, July 22; 11:00 am Dig in Science: Space Jam!, ages 9-12 DIY Slime & Putty Wednesday, July 17; 4 pm - 5 pm Registration required Letter Camp Party!, ages 3+ Celebrate all the letters from A to Z! Saturday, July 27; 11:00 am Kindergarten, Here We Come! For Kids entering Kindergarten Tuesday, July 30; 10:30 am


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