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Pickerington Public Library - Beyond Books: July 2017
Saturday, July 01, 2017



Pickerington Public Library - Beyond Books
July 2017

 

Build a Better World Summer Reading Program

 

Early Closure: July 3 @ 5:00 p.m.

Library Closed: July 4

 

Summer Rhyme Time
Ages 6-12 months old
Thursdays – June 15 through July 20
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
This is a lapsit program with books, music, and interactive play with baby and caregiver.  Register online, in person or by calling the library at 614-837-4104 ext. 231.

 

Summer Rhyme Time
Ages 13-23 months old
Thursdays – June 15 through July 20
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

This is a program with books, music, and interactive play or take home craft.  Register online, in person or by calling the library at 614-837-4104 ext. 231.

 

Summer Tots
Ages 2-3 years old
Mondays – June 12 through July 20
Choose 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

This 30 minute session will include stories, songs and other activities based on our summer reading theme–Build a Better World…READ!  No registration is required.

 

Preschool Storytime
Ages 3-5 years old
Week of June 12-July 10
Choose Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. or Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.

This 30 minute session will include stories, songs, and other activities based on our summer reading theme–Build a Better World…READ!  No registration is required.

 

Video Game Fridays
2:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Drop in any Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. to try out our PS4 and Wii gaming systems. Bring your friends or drop in to meet fellow library gamers. No registration required!

 

Next Chapter Book Club

The club meets every Tuesday, except for the last Tuesday of the month
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) is a community literacy program for people with intellectual disabilities.  The NCBC is committed to promoting literacy, lifelong learning and social connection experiences for adults with intellectual disabilities within a community-based setting. All skill levels are welcome. Club members need to be at least 18 years old and/or in their last year of high school. Space is limited, please call to register, 614-837-4104 ext. 231.

 

6 July
Investigating Insects
1:30 p.m.

School age children – completed grade K-4

Insects, they creep, crawl and do many useful and amazing things. Join Daniel Mole from the Fairfield County Historical Parks as we explore the wonderful world of insects.  Weather permitting; some of this program may be outdoors.

 

6 July
What’s the buzz: Beekeeping
7:00 p.m.

Family program

Honey bees play a huge part in making this world better. Take a look into the life of a honey hive.  Learn about the life cycle and habits of the queen, workers and drone.  Prepare to fall in love with the source of all that sweetness – the gentle honey bee.

A beekeeper will suit up and show you all the joys of beekeeping.

 

10 July
Art in the Afternoon: Class 1

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Art in the Afternoon is a series of programs designed to allow children to explore different art activities.  This program is for children going into grades 3-6.  Today we will be working together to create a Quilt Square of Kindness. Registration is required. Sign up online, in person or by calling 614-837-4104 ext. 231.

 

10 July
Art in the Afternoon: Class 2

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

(See description above)


8 July
Lego Palooza Days

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

We supply the LEGOs: you bring your creative minds!  Come try our monthly LEGO challenge, or take the time to build whatever you want. Recommended for children ages 4 and up; no registration necessary.

 

11 July
Bottle Cap Art
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Tween programs are designed to allow tweens (grades 5-8), the opportunity to express their creativity, form new social relationships, give back to the community, and have fun. Today we will be creating recycled art out of bottle caps.

 

11 July
Summer Dog Tales

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

The Pickerington Public Library has partnered with The Connection to bring you this Dog Tales program.  We will now be scheduling readers to participate in one-on-one reading with a canine buddy.  You will register for a 20 minute session of reading. For children ages 5 - 10. Register by calling 614-837-4104 ext. 231.

 

12 July
Stuff: Tips for Downsizing and Managing Clutter

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

This summer, learn more about how to build a Better World – for yourself and your home.

As we get older, many of us struggle to manage all the possessions we have accumulated. In this session, Jane Acri of the Central Ohio Agency on Aging will offer some insights as to why we collect what we do and when we should be concerned about our collecting, and practical tips to assist in downsizing our homes and reducing the clutter in our lives. Registration is required. Register online, or by calling 614-837-4104, ext. 233.

 

12 July
Come draw with Jeff Nicholas

1:30 p.m.

School age children - completed grades K-4

Educational artist and veteran teacher, Jeff Nicholas, returns to the library to entertain you with original illustrations, humorous poems, and stories all while teaching how to “build” characters using simple, draw along methods.

 

15 June
Be AMAZing
7:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Family program

You are AMAZing.  Today we will work our way through many different kinds of mazes.  This program is for all ages to enjoy.

 

17 July
Art in the Afternoon: Class 1

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Art in the Afternoon is a series of programs designed to allow children to explore different art activities.  This program is for children going into grades 3-6.  Today we will be creating art using chalk. Registration is required. Sign up online in person or by calling 614-837-4104 ext. 231.

 

17 July
Art in the Afternoon: Class 2
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

(See description above)

 

19 July
Upcycle It: T-Shirt Trash to Treasure!

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Tweens, teens, and adults.

Thinking about turning your old, worn-out t-shirts into rags for cleaning or tossing them into the garbage pile? Think again: transform them into tote bags and using the library’s craft cart to decorate them! Leave with a fun, stylish tote for the grocery store – or, hint hint, a new bag for your library book haul. All supplies will be provided – you are welcome to bring your own t-shirt, but the library will have donated tees on hand as well.

Registration is required. Register online or by calling 614-837-4104, ext. 233.

 

20 July
Summer Reading Finale!
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Celebrate a summer of great reading with our finale program.  Ongoing activities will include games, a recycled craft, parachute fun, and more.  This program will go on rain or shine.

 

22 July
Escape the Library!

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Tweens and teens.

Picture this: you’re trapped in the library’s Homework Help Center with a group of strangers. The clock is ticking and the key to your survival is somewhere in the series of clues hidden around the room. There’s no escape – unless you can work together as a team, find and solve the clues, and escape the room. Registration is required. Sign up online or by calling the Adult Services Department, at 614-837-4104, ext. 233.

 

24 July
Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The Pickerington Public Library Teen Advisory Board meets once a month on Monday nights from 7-8 pm, in the Digital Classroom.

All current and potential TAB members are welcome; potential members who wish to join TAB may contact advisory Laura Hanby for details, at 614-837-4104, ext. 233, or by email at lhanby@pickeringtonlibrary.org.

 

24 July
Paint Night – Summer Scene

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Adults

Let your inner artist out and enjoy a relaxing evening painting. Supplies will be provided. Register online or call 614-837-4104 ext. 233.

 

25 July
Tween Scene
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Tween programs are designed to allow tweens (grades 5-8), the opportunity to express their creativity, form new social relationships, give back to the community, and have fun.  Today we will be creating solar powered ovens to make our own smores treat!

 

25 July
Food Preservation Workshop
6:30 p.m.

This program for adults is part of the 2017 Self Reliance Series.  

Stocking up on fresh fruit and vegetables this summer? Learn how to make them last a little longer and develop a new homesteading skill at the same time, when OSU Extension Education Shannon Carter shows you how to can and preserve your summer produce!

•           Tuesday, July 25: Water Bath Canning
•           Tuesday, August 8: Drying Fruits and Vegetables

Registration is required. Sign up online or by calling 614-837-4104, ext. 233.

 

26 July
Coaster Creators with COSI
6:00 p.m.

Tweens, teens, and adults.

Hold on tight! This open inquiry, engineering design workshop is filled with ups and downs as you explore the engineering process, communication, and collaboration. First, put the force of gravity (and teamwork) to the test in a wild marble challenge. Then, scream ahead as you build your own roller coaster around chairs, through desks, and across chalkboards. With limitless flexible track, supports, and marbles, if you can

dream it, you can design it, build it, test it, and redesign it until your coaster is ready to thrill. Registration is required. Register online or by calling 614-837-4104, ext. 233.

 

31 July
Anime/Manga Club
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

This is a free program for tweens and teens.

Are you a die-hard anime or manga fan? Want to meet and hang with fellow fans? Then join us for our anime/manga meetup: we will be discussing all your favorite series while drawing, coloring, crafting, and, of course, watching anime. Attendees are welcome to come dressed as their favorite characters.

Please be advised that anime will be screened and PG-13 content may be shown. If you have any concerns about the content, please contact Reference Librarian Laura Hanby at lhanby@pickeringtonlibrary.org or by phone at 614-837-4104 ext. 233.

 

5 August
Last day for Summer Reading Program prizes
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Today is the last day to turn in reading records for prizes you have earned through the summer.