Posters: Jaws and Moana
Main Library
Friday, July 29 at 6:00 pm

You’re going to need a bigger boat for this Summer Cinema double-feature. Kids can set sail with Moana on a daring mission to save her people when she’s chosen to find and return Te Fiti’s heart, which had been stolen by the trickster demi-god Maui thousands of years ago. Tropical snacks and fruity drinks will be available in the Meeting Rooms. Rated PG.

For a more grown-up adventure, join Martin Brody as he attempts to stop a great white shark from terrorizing a seaside resort town during the height of tourist season with the help of Quint, a professional shark fisherman, and oceanographer Matt Hooper in Steven Spielberg’s 1975 classic thriller Jaws. Rated PG, but not recommended for young audiences.

Parents and caregivers should attend the Moana screening if your child is age 9 or younger.

Poster: Free Willy
Community Locations
5056 North Lafayette Street
Thursday, July 21 at 9:30 pm

Jesse, a troubled 12-year-old, finds an unexpected friend while vandalizing the Northwest Adventure Park: a captive orca named Willy. After learning that the park’s general manager and owner are trying to get rid of Willy and claim insurance money, Jess hatches a plan to free the orca. Each car will receive free admission. The first 100 cars will receive complimentary popcorn. Rated PG. Gates open at 8:30 p.m.

Poster: The Little Mermaid
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Wednesday, July 20 at 5:30 pm

Ariel is fascinated by the surface world despite her father’s decree that contact between merpeople and humans is forbidden. During a violent storm, she rescues and falls in love with Eric, a human prince. But when her father refuses to let her pursue her dream, Ariel makes a deal with Ursula, the sea witch: her beautiful voice in exchange for the gift of human legs. Refreshments will be served. Rated PG-13.

Poster: Finding Dory
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Wednesday, July 6 at 5:00 pm

All Ages: When an unexpected flashback causes Dory, a regal blue tang with memory loss, to recall her parents, she and her friends Marlin and Nemo set off on a journey to the Marine Institute in Morro Bay, California to find them—and to remember more of her own past. Refreshments will be served. Rated PG.

Child with a painting
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
Monday, July 25 at 5:30 pm

Ages 5-15: Whether your child is a seasoned artist or a first-time painter, they can learn the basics of working with acrylic paint, develop their hand-eye coordination, explore their creativity, and take home their very own painting on canvas.

Illustration of glowing jellyfish
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Saturday, July 16 at 1:00 pm

Ages 0-11: Let your child get hands-on with ocean-inspired experiments, including making their own ocean slime, capturing a jellyfish in a bottle, sorting pirates’ treasure, or exploring a sensory tub.

Illustration of mermaid tails
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
Monday, July 11 at 6:00 pm

Ages 9 & Up: Sew your own magical mermaid rag doll and learn how to stitch by hand or with a machine at Maker Hour! All supplies will be provided.

Silhouette of a pirate
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Monday, July 11 at 10:00 am

All Ages: When an old sailor dies at his father’s inn, Jim Hawkins discovers a mysterious packet in the man’s belongings which contains a map to the hidden treasure of the infamous pirate Captain Flint in Bright Star Theatre Company’s retelling of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic Treasure Island.

Sea monster underwater
Digital Programs
Thursday, July 7 at 1:00 pm

Ages 3-15: Artist and illustrator Corinne Roberts returns to teach young artists how to draw their own fascinating sea creatures! No experience is necessary and all supplies will be provided. Register to receive a kit while supplies last and Zoom link.

Illustrated map of a fantasy sea-side kingdom
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Wednesday, July 6 at 1:00 pm

Ages 9 & Up: Explore an uncharted aquatic world and create your own guide to help explorers find hidden riches, discover spine-chilling sea monsters, and travel the largest ocean current in the world: the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. Your child will combine creative writing skills and artistic talent to create a map to a mysterious island and a hidden treasure guarded by dangerous creatures.