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Summer programs at the Public Library for Kids, Teens, and Adults
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Programs for Kids age 4 to 12
(Parental supervision is required)

Summer Discovery Program (In-house)
June 20 – August 19, 2017

Sign up for the Summer Discovery Program at the Information Desk and win prizes for reading and completing various activities. Separate games for Newborn- 3 yrs. & Pre-K to Grade 6.

Build a Story with Annie Banannie
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Kick off the summer with the Balloon Storyteller and help tell a story together.

The Wacko Show
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Join us for the crazy antics of Magician Abraca Wacko!

Design Your Own!
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

A make-and-take art afternoon where you can create awesome designs with whatever is on hand!

Want to Build a Story?
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The Woloski puppets need the audience’s help in designing and telling a story!

Wind Tunnel Design
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Join us along with the MakMo team to design objects that can fly in a wind tunnel!

Origami with Emmy
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Emmy Lam will be here to guide us in making fabulous origami works of art.

Wild Wonders
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Our summer finale is a show of wild animals whose design tells us how they survive in the wilderness.

Programs for Teens
For ages 12-17 in grades 7-12.

All activities listed are designed for teens ages 12 to 17 going into grades 7-12, Fall 2017.
All supplies will be provided for the make-and-take activities listed.

Teen Summer Challenge: Online
June 1 – August 12, 2017

Earn rewards for participating in the Teen Summer Challenge! Complete missions, share book reviews, earn cool badges and play fun games.

For ages 12-17 in grades 7-12.

Teen Summer Challenge: In-house
June 20 – August 19, 2017

Read five books and complete five of the library challenges to earn prizes! Complete the entire program to be entered into an end of the summer opportunity drawing for a library swag bag.

Duct-Tape Clipboards
Friday, June 23, 2017
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Make a stylish clipboard for you to use at home, at school, in the library and/or on the go!

Bottle-Cap Magnets
Friday, July 7, 2017
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Make bottle cap magnets or bottle cap bookmarks using found materials; upcycling at it’s best!

Friday, July 21, 2017
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Incorporate technology stencils into your artwork to create “techy” picture frames.

Paperfold Bookmarks
Friday, August 4, 2017
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Create one-of-a-kind page corner bookmarks to use when you absolutely, positively need to remember where you read that!

Programs for Adults
All programs are for ages 18+.

“Why should kids have all the fun?”

Did you know that just six minutes of reading can reduce stress levels by more than two-thirds?

That’s better than sipping a cup of tea, taking a long walk or listening to music!

Sign-up for the Adult Summer Reading Program in-house or online.

+ Enter book reviews online and read reviews by others, or fill out review cards and turn them in for rewards.

+ Receive up to three rewards for reading books and completing missions.

+ Enter weekly drawings for coffee mugs.

+ Enter the end of summer drawing for an iPad Mini or Kindle Fire (donated by the County of LA Library Foundation).

+ Attend fun programs at the library-­see the programs listed here 

Decoupage Frames
Saturday, June 24, 2017
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Choose decorative patterned paper or cut eye-catching images from magazines to decorate a picture frame. Take home your beautiful, handmade “objet d’art”.

Accordion Books
Saturday, July 15, 2017
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Make a beautiful and unique blank book to take home or give as a gift!

Book Speed Dating
Saturday, July 29, 2017
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Why not “Speed Date” a few books? Here is your chance to finally judge a book by its cover and take home a free book while you’re at it!

Cross Stitching
Saturday, August 5, 2017
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

We’ll provide the patterns, needles, and embroidery floss; you’ll create beautiful Counted Cross-Stitch, and be an expert before you know it!