Infant Looking at Open Book
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Monday, June 13 at 10:00 am

Ages 0–2: Introduce your infant or toddler to new books, experiences, and skills while you strengthen your bond with them at Tiny Tot Time! In this group setting, your child will interact with children their age, learn to listen to others as a librarian reads to them, and strengthen their hands through fingerplays, shakers, and scarves. You will also discover tips for how to build these skills at home. After storytime, you and your child can spend an additional half hour socializing with other parents and their children!

Poster: Luca
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Wednesday, June 8 at 5:30 pm

All Ages: When Luca Paguro meets Alberto Scorfano, he has a new best friend and his life is suddenly filled with gelato, pasta, and scooter rides—but the boys have a secret that threatens their blissful summer: they’re sea monsters from a world below the ocean’s surface. Rated PG.

Mother Reading to Infant
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, June 8 at 10:00 am

Ages 2-5: Start your toddler or preschooler on the path to a successful year in Kindergarten with Wiggle Worms. At Wiggle Worms, your child will build early learning skills though listening to, reading and discussing stories; practicing the alphabet; and expanding their vocabulary. They will also develop fine motor skills by performing fingerplays and body movement-based activities while learning how to cooperate with others in a group setting. Each storytime ends with a half hour session of free-play for you and your child to socialize with others.

Young girl using paper towel roll as telescope
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Shelter
Tuesday, June 7 at 11:00 am

Ages 5-11: Raise the mizzenmast and set sail with the pirates of old. Travel the high seas with Jack and Annie in Pirates Past Noon by Mary Pope Osborne before you and your child try your hands at building a pirate ship and more at each storytime. You’ll even receive your own copy of Pirates Past Noon so that your family can relive your adventure at home! Please plan to attend to all four programs.

Infant Looking at Open Book
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Monday, June 6 at 10:00 am

Ages 0–2: Introduce your infant or toddler to new books, experiences, and skills while you strengthen your bond with them at Tiny Tot Time! In this group setting, your child will interact with children their age, learn to listen to others as a librarian reads to them, and strengthen their hands through fingerplays, shakers, and scarves. You will also discover tips for how to build these skills at home. After storytime, you and your child can spend an additional half hour socializing with other parents and their children!

Poster: Waterworld
Community Locations
5056 North Lafayette Street
Thursday, June 2 at 8:30 pm

Ages 13 & Up: In Kevin Costner’s 1995 cult classic Waterworld, “Dryland” is little more than a myth from the distant past, as the globe is covered by an endless ocean and surviving humans live on floating atolls. But when the Mariner, a solitary trader, stumbles upon a girl who is supposed to have a map to Dryland etched on her back, he is drawn into the struggle to keep her safe from a group of desperate pirates. Rated PG-13.

Octopus sculpted in clay on sand
Main Library
Pickup at South Entrance
Wednesday, June 1 at (All day)

Air-dry clay is a versatile, easy-to-handle material that is excellent for learning the basics of sculpting. Sculpt your favorite sea creature using air-dry clay, wire, and paint.

Underwater Photo of Coral
Main Library
Lifelong Learning Center
Wednesday, June 1 at 6:00 pm

Ages 16 & Up: Ocean water covers 70% of the Earth’s surface and plays an important role in maintaining the global environment—from absorbing excess heat to safely storing carbon dioxide. However, ocean temperatures, currents, and sea levels are being drastically altered as the climate changes. Dr. James Brinson, Associate Professor of Ecology and the Environmental Science Program Coordinator at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, will discuss the impact of these changes on critical marine ecosystems, local communities, and global systems which effect everyone’s lives.

Foam cannon spraying foam at party-goers
Main Library
Library Lawn
Wednesday, June 1 at 5:00 pm

Ages 0–15: Slip and slide into Summer Reading with the best party ever—a foam party! Play in the blast from the Foam Homies’ foam cannon, toss around beach balls, and dance to the music. Before the party ends, sign up for the 2022 Summer Reading Program and select a free book to take home. Please wear comfortable, quick-drying clothes; foam is hypo-allergenic and dye-free.

Mother reading to daughter
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, June 1 at 10:00 am

Ages 2-5: Start your toddler or preschooler on the path to a successful year in Kindergarten with Wiggle Worms. At Wiggle Worms, your child will build early learning skills though listening to, reading and discussing stories; practicing the alphabet; and expanding their vocabulary. They will also develop fine motor skills by performing fingerplays and body movement-based activities while learning how to cooperate with others in a group setting. Each storytime ends with a half hour session of free-play for you and your child to socialize with others.

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